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anoint
to put oil or water on someone’s head or body, usually as part of a religious ceremony
loud
clothes that are too bright or have too many bright patterns SYN garish, gaudy
latecomer
someone who arrives late
wage
money you earn that is paid according to the number of hours, days, or weeks that you work
moisture
the amount of wetness in something caused by presence of water
convention
a large formal meeting for people who belong to the same profession or organization
put something out
to broadcast or produce something for people to read or listen to
win somebody over
to get someone’s support or friendship by persuading them or being nice to them
shortening
fat made from vegetable oil that you mix with flour when making pastry
result in
to make something happen SYN cause
try out for
to try to be chosen as a member of a team, for a part in a play etc. SYN audition for
scheme
a clever plan, especially to do something that is bad or illegal
retail
to be sold for a particular price in a shop
slaughter
when people kill animals, especially for their meat; the savage killing of many people
strike
a period of time when a group of workers deliberately stop working because of a disagreement about pay, working conditions etc
labor
work, especially physical work
dispute
a serious argument or disagreement
grant
to give someone something or allow them to have something that they have asked for
auto
a car
withhold
to refuse to give someone something
the executive
the part of a government that makes sure decisions and laws work well
legislative
concerned with making laws
judicial
relating to the law, judges, or their decisions
quarrel
an angry argument or disagreement
appeal
an attempt to persuade people to give money in order to help people who need something
breeze
a gentle wind
do away with somebody/something
to get rid of something or stop using it
roam
to walk or travel, usually for a long time, with no clear purpose or direction
plain
a large area of flat dry land
be bound to
to be very likely to do or feel a particular thing