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bump into
meet by chance
talk down to sb
to talk to someone in a way that shows you think they are not intelligent or not important
compliment
something that you say or do to show praise or admiration for someone
boast
to talk with too much pride about something that you have or can do
mumble
to speak unclearly
small talk
polite conversation about ordinary or unimportant subjects, especially at social occasions
unconscious
without awareness
avoid
to stay away from someone or something
stumble over your words
to make a mistake, such as pausing or repeating a word, while speaking
gossip
informal talk or stories about other people's private lives, that may be unkind or not true
greet
to welcome someone or say hello to someone
partner
the person you are in a romantic relationship with
soulmate
someone, usually your romantic or sexual partner, who you have a special relationship with, and who you know and love very much
half-brother
a brother who is the son of only one of your parents
click with someone
to become friendly quickly
face to face
to meet in person, in the real world
wife
married woman
step-sister
the daughter of a person one of your parents has married
neighbour
someone who lives very near you, especially in the next house
judge a book by its cover
make a judgement about something or someone only by looking only at its/their appearance
husband
married man
sibling
brother or sister
colleague
someone you work with
make a good impression
to cause someone to notice and admire you
see eye to eye
agree with someone
keep in touch
to meet, call, or write to someone often
come across as
to seem to be a particular type of person
acquaintance
a person that you have met but do not know well
figure
number
enclosed
sent to someone in an envelope with a letter or parcel
convenient
suitable for your purposes and needs and easy
upset
unhappy or worried because something unpleasant has happened
be on the same wavelength
to think about things in the same way as someone
sense of humour
what you find funny
look out for sb
to do what you ​think is ​best for somebody
have a lot in common
like doing the same things as someone
belief
something that you believe is true or real
privacy
the state of being alone so that people cannot see or hear what you are doing
ground
to ​forbid (= ​refuse to ​allow) a ​child or ​young ​person from going out as a ​punishment
resourceful
good at finding ways to solve problems
gathering
a party or a meeting when many people get together as a group
be a revelation
to be an extremely pleasant surprise
constant
happening a lot or all the time
misinterpret
to understand something in the wrong way
stifled
stopped from happening or being expressed
outweigh
to be ​greater or more ​important than something ​else
reasonable
​based on or using good ​judgment and ​therefore ​fair and ​practical
polite
behaving in a way that is not rude and shows that you do not only think about yourself
reliable
able to be trusted or believed
disorganised
not good at planning or organizing things
urn
a round container that is used for plants or to store someone's ashes
anxious
worried and nervous
enthusiastic
showing interest in something and wanting very much to be involved in it
immature
not behaving in a way that is as wise and calm as people expect from someone your age
impatient
easily annoyed by someone's mistakes or because you have to wait
harsh
cruel, unkind, or unpleasant in a way that seems unfair
concerned
worried
responsible
showing good judgment and able to be trusted
aggressor
someone who starts a fight or war with someone else
acrobat
a person who entertains people by doing difficult and skilful physical things, such as walking along a high wire
troupe
a group of performers such as singers or dancers who work and travel together
pipeline
a series of tubes that carry liquid or gas over a long distance
mime
to act or tell a story without speaking, using movements of your hands and body, and expressions on your face
pick up on sth
to notice something that other people have not noticed
persistence
trying to do or continuing something in a determined way
put your mind to sth
to decide you are going to do something and to put a lot of effort into doing it
go from strength to strength
get better and better
master
to learn or understand sth completely
juggle several things at once
to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people
inherit
to be born with the same physical or mental characteristics as one of your parents or grandparents
take up
to start a new activity or project.
meteorologist
someone who studies weather, especially to say how it will be in the near future
anthropologist
someone who scientifically studies humans and their customs, beliefs, and relationships
great grandparents
your grandparents' parents
genealogy
(the study of) the history of the past and present members of a family
be worth it
to be of reasonable or good value for the cost
in addition
used when you want to mention another person or thing after sth else
motel
a hotel for people travelling by car, usually with spaces for cars next to each room
persistence
the fact that someone or something tries to do or continues doing something in a determined but often unreasonable way
bandage
a long, narrow piece of cloth that is tied around an injury or a part of someone's body that has been hurt
amusement park
a large permanent area for public entertainment, with entertaining activities and big machines to ride on or play games on, restaurants, etc. (e.g. Disneyland)
negotiator
someone who tries to help two groups who disagree to reach an agreement with each other, usually as a job
contrast
an obvious difference between two or more things
demands
the difficult things that you have to do
academic
connected with education, especially studying in schools and universities
pursuit
the act of trying to achieve a plan, activity, or situation, usually over a long period of time
sandwiched
in a small space between two things
rebellious
difficult to control and do not behave in the way that is expected
streak
an often unpleasant characteristic that is very different from other characteristics
downside
disadvantage
cognitive
connected with thinking or conscious mental processes
to a certain extent
partly
frustrated
feeling annoyed or less confident because you cannot achieve what you want
acquaintance
a person that you have met but do not know well
instant
happening immediately
dominate
to control or have power over someone or something
sensitive
receiving impressions readily; easily affected or influenced; easily hurt or offended
critical
saying that someone or something is bad or wrong
impolite
behaving in a way that is rude and shows that you only think about yourself
strict
makeing sure that children or people working for them behave well and does not allow them to break any rules
mature
behaving like an adult, in a way that shows you are well developed emotionally
devoted
loving or caring very much about someone or something
instructor
someone who teaches a particular sport or activity
apparently
used to say that you have read or been told something although you are not certain it is true
suspect
to think that something is probably true, or is likely to happen
do up
repair or decorate a building
pick up
collect something or someone
wear out
make someone extremely tired
clear up
tidy
get on with sth
continue doing something, especially work
extend
make bigger
amused
thinking that somebody/something is funny, so that you smile or laugh
decorate
to put paint or paper on the walls or other surfaces of a room or building
occasionally
sometimes but not often
permission
allow someone to do something
recently
not long ago
quality time
time that you spend with someone when you can give them all of your attention
chore
an unpleasant or boring task
juggle
to throw a set of three or more objects such as balls into the air and catch and throw them again quickly, one at a time
torch
a thick stick with material that burns tied to the top of it, used to give light
acrobatics
difficult acts or movements with the body
insist
to say firmly that something is true, especially when other people do not believe you
audience
the people who watch a show or performance