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Treat
To behave towards or deal with sb
Moral values
Beliefs of what good and bad behaviour is
Rested
Feeling energetic because one has just had a rest
Submissive
Obeying sb without arguing
Impulsive
Doing things without thinking about them carefully
Quarrelsome
Often getting involved in arguments
Conciliatory
Willing to end a disagreement with sb
Compliant
Willing to do what one is asked to do, obedient
Obstinate
Determined to do what one wants, stubborn
Sweetener
Sth one can give or do to make sth else more pleasant
Factor
Sth that affects an event or process
Pose a question
To ask a question
Nannying
Working as a nanny, taking care of young children
Cherished
Loved very much and kept deep in one's heart
Unconditional
Giving to others without asking for anything to be done in exchange
Extended family
A family which includes aunts, uncles and grandparents who live all together
Squabble
An argument of little importance
Ensure
To make sure that sth happens
Sense of belonging
A feeling that one is part of a group
Benefit from sth
To receive sth that will help to improve one's life
Attitude
The way that one thinks or feels about sth
Blame sb for sth
To say that sb is responsible for sth that happened
Coo
To speak in a very soft and quiet voice
Longingly
With a feeling of desire
Pram
A small vehicle which a baby can be put in and moved around
Nest
Home
Vacuum
A place or position that needs to be filled by sb or with sth
Innumerable
Too many to be counted
Globe-trotting
Travelling around the world
Primitive
Very simple or old-fashioned
Urge
A strong wish to do or have sth
Perplexing
Difficult to deal with or understand
Conscientious
Very careful to do things properly
Fulfil
To do what was expected
Instinctive
Done without thinking
Hyper-aware
Extremely knowledgeable about sth
Life-transforming
Able to change sb's life completly
Stable
Not likely to change
To put it mildly
To say sth in such a way that it sounds less direct or critical
Workaholism
Working too much and finding it difficult to stop
Perfectionist
Sb who refuses to do or accept anything that isn'tvas good as it could possibly be
Recall
To remember sth and tell others about it
Welfare
Sb's health, comfort and happiness
Boost
An increase or improvement
Mutually
Felt or done equally by two or more people
Diminish
To reduce in size, importance or intensity
Mere
Simple, ordinary, least
Party
One of the people involved in a particular situation
Bitterness
Feeling of disappointment and anger
Resentment
Feeling of bitterness and anger
Estrangement
Being distant and not communicating with others
Bereavement
The sorrow one feels when sb close to them dies
Bond
A strong connection and feeling of love and friendship shared between people
Re-establish contact
To start communicating or having contact with sb again
Puzzling
Confusing
Hostile
Unfriendly and aggressive to others
Dreamy
Looking as if one is not paying attention to thing around them but thinking of sth pleasant
Beaming
Happy, proud, big smile
Mode
A particular style
Physique
The shape and size of one's body
Incurable
Having a particular quality or attitude which will not change
Doting
Showing a lot of love for sb else
Confirmed
Having a certain habit or belief that is unlikely to change
Bachelor
A man who has never married
Absent-minded
Forgetful, not paying enough attention
Happy-go-lucky
Enjoying life and not worrying about the future, carefree
Extrovert
Very active, likely and friendly towards others
Reckless
Acting carelessly, not thinking about the consequences
Spendthrift
One who spends too much money
Nuclear family
A family that consists of only the father, mother and children
Blood relative
Sb related to you by birth
Relative by marriage
Sb related to you by marriage
Brother-in-law
The brother of a woman's husband or a man's wife
Great uncle
Grandfather's or grandmother's brother
Niece
The daughter of your brother or sister or your husband's/wife's brother or sister
Stepmother
A woman who has married sb's father after the death or divorce of their mother
Half brother
A boy or man who has either the same mother or same father as sb else
Professional prospects
Chances of success in one's career
Financial security
A sense of welfare, no worries about money problems
Maturity
Being fully developed, both in one's personality and emotions