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Passkey 3 & 4

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unrepenant
not remorseful, unashamed
predominantly
having the most importance, influence or force
to boycott
to refuse to buy things from a particular company
to foil
to prevent success of something
a seafront
a strip of land at the very edge of the sea
prospect
a vision of the future, expectation
bear out
to prove to be right, confirm
complimentary
given free of charge, free
throng
a large group of people, a crowd
a clamour
a loud outcry, as from a large number of people, expression of collective feeling, outrage
gawky
clumsy, awkward
lugubrious
mournful, gloomy
enthralled
filled with wonder and delight, captivated
belated
coming or being after the expected time, delayed
scoffer
sb who eats rapidly and greedily
insolence
the trait of being rude and impertinent
luminous
full of light, bright
squabble
a noisy quarrel about sth trivial
exasperated
out of patience, annoyed
to sulk
to be silent and refuse to smile or be pleasant to people because you are angry about something that they have done to you
rumination
consideration
tearfully
with tears
liable to
likely to
marital
realting to marriage
throes
violent pain and struggle, esp accompanying birth, death
to go into free-fall
if someone's career, life, or ability goes into freefall, it gets bad and out of control very quickly
vitriol
harsh and angry words
tiff
a petty quarrel, esp between friends or lovers
slanging match
a dispute in which insults and accusations are made by each party against the other, battle of words
head-on
with the head or front first
plea
an earnest entreaty or request
to obstruct
to block with obstacles
to call a halt to
to demand sth to be stopped
vice
an immoral, wicked, evil habit
ill-disciplined
without lawful control
flowerbed
a plot of ground in which flowers are grown
to stride
to walk with long steps, esp in a vigorous way
tut
expression of disapproval
prattle
to babble, talk in a childish way
abbreviate
to make shorter
mussels
to bellow
roar
to relish
enjoy to the full
to backfire
to have an unwanted effect on its perpetrator
facet
aspect, a distinct feature
idyllic
tranquil and carefree
woodwork
the art, craft or skill of making things in wood
resort to
to adopt some less desirable course of action due to difficult circumstances; turn to sth
to cry wolf
to ask for help when you do not need it, with the result that no one believes you when help is necessary
a short fuse
a quick temper
wound up
bring to a state of great tension
scheming
calculating, planning to achieve selfish aims
give vent
give expression or utterance
sneak preview
an opportunity to see sth before it is officially shown to the public
forthcoming
going to happen
point sth out
to mention sth in order to give sb information about it
fall back on
to go to sb for support, to have sth to use when in difficulty
plummet
to fall suddenly from a high level or position
instant
immediate
testify
to make a statement that sth is true
get off to a good start
to make a very good start
superficially
no seriously or to a great degree, in a way that only affects the surface
hospitality
friendly and generous behaviour towards guests
pitfall
an unforeseen or unexpected difficulty
light-hearted
intended to be amusing
remark
sth you say or write to express an opinion or thought about sth
unfavourable
likely to cause problems
liaise
cooperate on a matter of mutual concern; act as a link to assist communication between people or groups
intimidating
frightening in a way which makes a person feel less confident
immediacy
the quality in something that makes it seem as if it is happening now, close to you, and is therefore important, urgent
grounding
teaching of the basic parts of the subject
issue
make known
act out
to reproduce, often by mime
exhilarating
very enjoyable
opt for
to choose to take or not to take a particular course of action
shortfall
if there is a shortfall in something, there is less of it than you need or expect
albeit
although
gratified
pleased or satisfied
outline
a description of the main facts involved in sth
fortnight
two weeks
markedly
in a way that is easy to notice
rack
a piece of equipment, usually made of metal or wooden bars, that is used for holding things or for hanging things on
lenghty
very long, often too long
well read
having read many books and therefore having gained a lot of knowledge
downturn
A tendency downward, especially in business or economic activity.; a time when the economy becomes weaker
undergrowth
1. The condition of being less than fully grown 2. a mass of bushes and plants that grow close together under trees in woods and forests
entitled
having a right or permission to do sth
enrich
to improve the quality of something, often by adding something to it
fall back
to move or turn back
seminar
a meeting for discussion or training
advocate
to support something publicly
convey
to take, carry or transport somebody/something from one place to another
intimidate
to frighten or threaten somebody so that they will do what you want
conduct
to lead or guide somebody
handful
the amount of something that can be held in one hand
exhilarate
to make somebody feel very happy and excited
volume
the amount of something
old hand
a person with a lot of experience and skill in a particular activity
workforce
all the people who work for a particular company, organization, etc.
concern
a feeling of worry, especially one that is shared by many people
opt
to choose to take or not to take a particular course of action
thereby
because of this; as a result of this action
hospitality
friendly and generous behaviour towards guests
sensibility
the ability to experience and understand deep feelings, especially in art and literature
unfavourable
not good and likely to cause problems or make something more difficult
keep up
make something stay at high level
business culture
Model or style of business operations within a company. It determines how different levels of staff communicate with one another as well as how employees deal with clients and customers.
scuttle along
to run quickly in short steps
perpetually
constantly
on the edge
to be very poor
put up with sb/sth
to tolerate
chubby
rounded and plump
beaming
shining
slick
flattering
to shrug off
to minimise, get rid of
discarded
rejected
to maroon
to leave alone
ice floe
a sheet of floating ice
to spear
to empale
to squirt
to squeeze out
riveted
fascinated
refound
found again
point out
to remark
expertise
experience
conveyed
taken in
there is no knowing
it's impossible to be certain
wilderness
an area of land that has not been used to grow crops or had towns and roads built on it, especially because it is difficult to live in as a result of its extremely cold or hot weather or bad earth
place name
the official name of a town or an area
run-of-the-mill
ordinary and not special or exciting in any way
squabble
an argument over something that is not important
vague
not clear in shape, or not clearly seen
succession
a number of similar events or people that happen, exist, etc. after each other
vivid
very brightly coloured
get away with
avoid punishment
make a mountain out of a molehill
to make a slight difficulty seem like a serious problem
prone
likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic
to nurse
to care for a person or an animal while they are ill
envious
jealous
passive-aggressive
showing an unwillingness to be helpful or friendly, without expressing your anger openly
inflict
to force someone to experience something very unpleasant
subsume
to include something or someone as part of a larger group
free fall
an occasion when something or someone falls quickly under the influence of gravity
bile
very angry feelings, words, or behaviour
steer
to control the direction of a vehicle

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