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conversation
a talk between two or more people, usually an informal one
braggart
someone who proudly talks a lot about himself or herself and his or her achievements or possessions
brag
to talk with too much pride about what you have done or what you own
complimenter
one who compliments
compliment
to express your approval, admiration, or respect to someone for that person's character, skill, etc.
wander
to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction
wandering eye
When a certain person in a relationship sees someone he or she is mentally or physically attracted to other than his significant other.
wandering eye
When a certain person in a relationship sees someone he or she is mentally or physically attracted to other than his significant other.
bore
someone or something that is not interesting
interrupter
a person or thing that interrupts.
interrupt
to stop someone from speaking by saying or doing something, or to cause an activity or event to stop briefly
customary
normal or expected for a particular person, situation, or society (usual)
inappropriate
unsuitable, esp. for the particular time, place, or situation
address
to speak or write to someone
greet
to welcome someone with particular words or a particular action
offensive
causing someone to be upset or to have hurt feelings
small talk
social conversation about unimportant things, often between people who do not know each other well
affair
a situation or set of related events, especially bad ones
journal
a record of what you have done, or of descriptions or thoughts, written each day or frequently over a long period; a diary
break out
to begin, or to begin using or doing something
irritating
making you feel annoyed or angry
left
political groups that believe that power and money should be shared more equally among people
live out
to do something that you really wanted but did not think was possible
delight
great pleasure, satisfaction, or happiness, or something or someone that gives this
fascination
a very great interest in something
eavesdrop
to listen secretly to someone’s private conversation
lay off
to stop employing a worker, esp. for reasons that have nothing to do with the worker’s performance
overhear
to hear what other people are saying unintentionally and without their knowledge
claim
to say that something is true or is a fact, although you cannot prove it and other people might not believe it
truth
the real facts about a situation
confide in
to share your feelings and secrets with someone because you trust them not to tell other people
spouse
a person’s husband or wife
tragic
very sad because connected with death and suffering
layoff
the ending of someone's job by an employer, usually because there is no more work
afford
to have enough money or time to buy, keep, or do something
scholarship
an amount of money given by a school, college, university, or other organization to pay for the studies of a person with great ability but little money
mania
a very strong interest in something that fills a person's mind or uses up all their time
maniac
a person who has an unusually strong interest in an activity or subject
generic
relating to or shared by a whole group of similar things; not specific to any particular thing
distracted
anxious and unable to think carefully
shouter
someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
shout
to say something in a loud voice
corporate
relating to a large company
big shot
a person who has an important or powerful position in a group or organization
amplify
to increase the strength of a sound; make louder
pompous
Someone who is too serious and thinks they are more important than they really are
conduct
to organize and direct a particular activity
deal
an agreement or arrangement, esp. in business
impress
to cause someone to feel admiration or respect
exasperating
extremely annoying
trivial
having little value or importance
ridiculous
foolish or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at
trademark
something very noticeable that a person typically has or does
infuriating
causing anger and annoyance
funeral
a ceremony honoring someone who has recently died , which happens before burying or burning the body
rear
the back part of an object, vehicle, or building, or a position at the back of an object or area
hang on
used to ask or tell someone to wait [= hold on]