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dopey
​wanting to ​sleep, because or as if you have taken a ​drug; silly or stupid
tangle
several things that have become twisted together in an untidy way
choke
to be unable to breathe because the passage to your lungs is blocked or you cannot get enough air; to make somebody unable to breathe
entangled
caught in something such as a net or ropes
freelance
earning money by selling your work or services to several different organizations rather than being employed by one particular organization
censored
has parts considered unsuitable removed by authorities
accurate
correct
biased
showing unfair support for or opposition to someone or something because of your personal opinions
editor
a person in charge of a newspaper or magazine and decides what should be in it
row
argument
tip
to say that someone is likely to be successful or achieve something
vow
a formal and serious promise, especially a religious one, to do something
sensational
describes news reports and articles that are intended to be shocking and exciting rather than serious
agony aunt
a person, usually a woman, who gives advice to people with personal problems, especially in a regular magazine or newspaper article
objective
based on real facts and not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings
several
some, but not a lot
cord
thick string, or a piece of wire covered in plastic, used to connect electrical equipment to a power supply
fluent
able to use a language naturally without stopping or making mistakes
foggy
with thick cloud just above the ground or sea that makes it difficult to see
lobby
a room at the main entrance of a building, often with doors and stairs that lead to other parts of the building
quiz
to ask someone questions about something
glamorous
attractive in an exciting and special way
wardrobe
all the clothes that you own
IED
Improvised Explosive Device
dozen
twelve
commentator
a person who describes a sporting event while it's happening on TV or radio
critic
a person who writes about the good or bad qualities of books, concerts, theatre, films, etc.
newsreader
a person who reads the news on TV or Radio
reporter
a person who collects and reports news for newspapers, radio or TV.
Paparazzi
the photographers who follow famous people everywhere they go in order to take photographs of them for newspapers and magazines
presenter
a person who introduces the different sections of a radio or TV programme
bid
an attempt to achieve or get something
undistinguished
not famous, admired or unique
clash
to fight or argue
agony
extreme physical or mental pain or suffering
split
to separate
commissionaire
a person wearing a uniform who stands at the entrance of a hotel, theatre, etc. and whose job is to open the door for guests and generally be helpful to them when they arrive
sideline
to stop someone taking an active and important part in something
hit
to have an unpleasant or negative effect on a person or thing
zilch
nothing
axe
to reduce services, jobs, payments, etc. a lot or completely without warning or in a single action
wed
marry
back
support
premature
happening or done too soon, especially before the natural or suitable time
abandoned
describes a place, person or thing that has been left forever
blast
an explosion
blaze
a large, strong fire
plea
an urgent and emotional request
key
essential, vital
aid
to help
quit
resign/leave a job or position
drama
an event or situation, especially an unexpected one, in which there is worry or excitement and usually a lot of action
spy
to secretly collect and report information about the activities of another country or organization
blast
an explosion