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Unit 26 - Preference


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addiction
(n) a strong need that someone feels to regularly take an illegal or harmful drug
adore
(v) to love someone/something very much
anticipation
(n) a feeling of excitement about something enjoyable that is going to happen soon
appeal
1. (v) to ask people to do something or to behave in a particular way, especially in a difficult situation 2. (v) if something appeals to you, you like it or want it 3. (n) a quality that something has that makes people like it or want it 4. (n)a request for people to do something or to behave in a particular way
arbitrary
(adj) not based on any particular plan or done for any particular reason
aspiration
(n) something that you want to achieve, or the wish to achieve something
bear
(v) if you cannot bear something, you cannot accept or do it because it makes you very unhappy
compulsory
(adj) something that is compulsory must be done because of a rule or law
content
(adj) happy and satisfied with your life
craving
(n) a very strong feeling of wanting something
decline
(v) 1. to say politely that you will not accept something or do something 2. to become less or worse
dedicated
(adj) spending all your time and efort on something
delight
(v) to give someone a lot of enjoyment or pleasure
desire
1. (v) to want something 2. (n) a strong feeling of wanting to have or do something
devote
(v) 1. to spend a lot of time or effort doing something 2. to use something such as money for a particular purpose
differentiate
(v) to see or show a difference between things
envy
(n) the unappy feeling you have when you want very much to do something that someone else does or have something that they have
fancy
(v) to want to have or do something
fascination
(n) the state of being very interested in something or attracted by something
favour
1. (v) to support an idea and believe that it is better than other ideas that have been suggested 2. (v) to help someone and give them an advantage in an unfair way 3. (n) something that you do for someone in order to help them
greedy
(adj) wanting more money, things or power than you need
impulse
(n) a sudden strong feeling that you must do something
inclined
(adj) feeling that you want to do something
liking
(n) a feeling of enjoying or liking something
mediocre
(adj) average or below average in quality
motive
(n) the reason you do something
mundane
(adj) ordinary and not interesting or exciting, especially because it happens too regularly
obsessed
(adj) considering someone or something as so important that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people
optional
(adj) something that is optional is available or possible if you want it, but you do not have to have it or do it
passion
(n) a strong enthusiasm or interest
praise
1. (v) to express strong approval or admiration for someone or something, especially in public 2. (n) an expression of strong approval or admiration
resolve
(v) to make a formal dicision, usually after a discussion and a vote at a meeting
sacrifice
1. (v) to give up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else 2. (n) the act of giving up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else
strive
(v) to make a lot of effort to achieve something
taste
(n) the ability to judge if something is good or bad in things like art, fashion and social behaviour
tempting
(adj) used for describing something that makes you feel you would like to have it or do it
urge
1. (v) to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take 2. (n) a strong feeling of wanting or needing to do something
welcome
(adj) if you are welcome or a welcome visitor at a place, people are pleased that you are there
worthwhile
(adj) if something is worthwhile, it is worth the time, money or effort that you spend on it
yearn
(v) to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have