Vocabulary

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GOWN

A long dress that a woman wears on formal occasions wedding/evening/ball gown A white silk wedding gown

WONDER

to think about something that you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen etc. What are they going to do now, I wonder?

QUITE

especially American English very, but not extremely . The food in the cafeteria is usually quite good.

GRATEFUL

feeling that you want to thank someone because of something kind that they have done, or showing this feeling [≠ ungrateful] grateful for : I'm so grateful for all your help.

humble

not considering yourself or your ideas to be as important as other people's . a modest and humble man. Adverb HUMBLY

heresy

a belief that disagrees with the official principles of a particular religion. (noun) He was executed for heresy.

against

preposition used to say that someone opposes or disagrees with something. Every council member voted against the proposal.

dying

(adjective) ceasing to live; approaching death; expiring: a dying man.

canopy

a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object.

undercover

"SECRET. working or done out of public sight; secret: an ______investigation.

debt

a sum of money that a person or organization owes. [noun countable]. He had enough money to pay off his outstanding debts.

armor

"(noun) metal or leather clothing that protects your body, worn by soldiers in battles in past times

hunt

to chase animals and birds in order to kill or catch them.

secular

not connected with or controlled by a church or other religious authority:

owe

money: to need to pay someone for something that they have done for you or sold to you, or to need to give someone back money that they have lent you... I owe my brother $50.

settle

to end an argument or solve a disagreement... We hope the factions will be able to settle their differences (=agree to stop arguing) by peaceful means.

strike

written: to hit or fall against the surface of something: A snowball struck him on the back of the head.... She fell heavily, striking her head against the side of the boat.

awkward

making you feel embarrassed so that you are not sure what to do or say.

Childhood

The time or state of being a child.

Masterpiece

An outstanding work of art or craft.

barely

only with great difficulty or effort [= only just]

Easter

a Christian holy day in March or April when Christians remember the death of Christ and his return to life. Good Friday the Friday before the Christian holiday of Easter, that Christians remember as the day Jesus Christ was crucified.

within

before a certain period of time has passed or during a certain period of time.

wise

desicion: wise decisions and actions are sensible and based on good judgment [= sensible] . person someone who is wise makes good decisions, gives good advice etc, especially because they have a lot of experience of life:

procrastinate

to delay doing something that you ought to do, usually because you do not want to do it

nor

neither ... nor ...used when mentioning two things that are not true or do not happen. formal used after a negative statement in order to introduce another negative statement containing a similar kind of information

hasty

done in a hurry, especially with bad results [= hurried]. be hastyto do something too soon, without careful enough thought:

soul-mate

someone you have a very close relationship with because you share or understand the same emotions and interests

besides

used when adding another reason, in addition to someone or something else that you are mentioning:

witness

someone who sees a crime or an accident and can describe what happened

Deserving

worthy

uninteerrupted

cpntinous

pleasure

enjoyment

disgrace

sham

madness

insanity

sassy

imprudent

slack

loose

marvelous

wonderful

chuckle

laugh softly

squishy

sponge like

involve

incriminate , implicate

accurcy

the quality of being faithful

convene

assemble

inquire

ask about

inconsiderate

thoughless

discortesy

rudeness

regretably

unfortunately

courier

messenger

amicable

friendly

eternal

ceaseless

capable

having the ability to do something

isolate

separate from others

misunderstand

misconstrue

despise

hate

missive

letter

paradox

a statement that seems to contradict itself but contains some truth

thankless

unapreciate

shallow

not deep

odds

probability

phony

fake

invaluable

priceless

conceal

to hide

reveal

to show

endure

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

distraught

deeply agitated especially from emotion

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

iliterates

people who can not write or read

collateral

a security pledged for the repayment of a loan

exposure

the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience

cut corners

do something the cheapest or easiest way

mantel

shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

influential

having or exercising influence or power

trendy

in accord with the latest fad

unsuitable

not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

handful

the quantity that can be held in the hand

respond

answer

degradation

changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

advocacy

active support

harassment

the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

mausoleum

a large burial chamber, usually above ground

draftsman

an artist skilled at drawing

notable

a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

harmonious

existing together in harmony

slipped

fall

stamble

quick descending

swallowed

taken into the stomach through the mouth

stare

a fixed look with eyes open wide

trudge

a long difficult walk

disclose

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

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