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Very surprising, shocking, or frightening
Severe or cruel
The soul, mind, or personality of a person or group
An official effort to collect and examine information about something ; the act of asking
A large number of people or things
Someone who does something that is illegal or wrong
In the wake of
Used to say what happens after and often as a result of something
An understanding of the true nature of something
To put new electrical wires in (a building, machine, etc.); used figuratively to mean "reprogram"
A very important event or achievement
Having a mistake, fault, or weakness
Keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, or time):
existing as part of the basic nature of something
Suppress or prevent something in an oppressive or harsh manner
To make (something) less sharp (often used figuratively)
To fall or drop suddenly in amount, value, etc.
A sudden start/increase of fighting or disease
To cause (someone) to do something; to say (something that encourages a person to talk).
Contemptuously, with contempt, derisively, witheringly, mockingly.
To say that you accept or do not deny the truth or existence of (something)
very important and necessary
A place or opening through which something can go out; something that people use to express their emotions or talents
A man who is dishonest or immoral; a man who causes trouble in a playful way.
An amount of something that a person experiences
To control or affect (something, such as a game or election) in a dishonest way in order to get a desired result.
to be better than others — usually + at or in
Join in (an activity)
Fit the mold
Be suitable to a pattern or type of something that is an example to be followed
Angry/upset about something and refusing to discuss it with others
Be fully understood or realized
To follow, watch, and bother (someone) constantly in a way that is frightening, dangerous
to move (something) so that it is no longer smooth; mess up (someone's hair, feathers...)
Fill the gap
Occupy a space/duty that was left unfilled.
A gradual accumulation or increase, typically of something negative that leads to a problem
To directly question the action or authority of (someone); to deal with (something, such as a problem or danger).
A tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others that usually results in treating some people unfairly.
open to attack, harm, or damage
To express (your ideas, thoughts, feelings, energy, etc.) through a particular behavior or action.
the ability to share someone else's feelings
A disagreement or argument
Miss out on
to lose an opportunity : to be unable to have or enjoy something
Continuing without becoming weaker, less severe, etc.
A noticeable and often unfair difference between people or things
To control or limit (something)
To cause pain or suffering to (someone or something)
Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
To walk or move slowly as you follow behind (someone or something).
To do or perform better than (someone or something)
A mixed bag
A collection of different kinds of things; something that has both good and bad qualities or parts.
A sign that tells a person to do something
The statistics and numbers of people who leave school without getting a high school diploma
Pick up on
(ph v) to become aware of (something)
To start to do well or to do better than someone else
Be suited to
Right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose or situation.
The activity of trying to do as well as a competitor or of trying to reach a level of achievement.
Hit a rough patch
To experience a lot of problems in a short period of time.
Hold one's own in something
To be as successful as other people or things in a situation.
Allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.
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