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Word-List: My Family and I

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abortion
termination of pregnancy
acquaintance
someone you know, but who is not a close friend
acquainted
if you are acquainted with someone, you have met them a few times but do not know them very well
arranged marriage
a marriage in which your parents choose a husband or wife for you
aunt
the sister of your father or mother, or the wife of your father's or mother's brother
bachelor
a man who has never been married
best man
the man who helps the bridegroom at a wedding ceremony
birth control
the practice of controlling the number of children you have (contraception)
birthrate
number of children born each year for every 1,000 people
blended family
A family that consists of a parent, a stepparent, and the children of one or both parents.
breadwinner
the person who earns the money for a family
bride
a woman who is getting married
bridegroom (groom)
a man who is getting married
bridesmaid
A girl or young woman who helps a bride before and during her wedding
brother-in-law
your spouse's brother
colleague
someone you work with, used especially by professional people
commuter
a person who travels between home and work; a person who travels into a city to work each day, usually from quite far away
companion
someone you spend a lot of time with, especially a friend
couple
two people who are married or having a sexual or romantic relationship
cousin
the child of your uncle or aunt
desire
a strong hope or wish
divorced from
no longer married
enemy
someone who hates you and wants to harm you or prevent you from being successful
engaged to
if two people are engaged, they have agreed to marry
ex-husband
a man who a woman was ​once ​married to
extended family
a family group that includes the father, mother, children, and close relatives
fancy
to be attracted to someone in romantic or sexual way, to love
father-in-law
the father of your husband or wife
fiance
a man who is engaged to be married
fiancee
a woman who is engaged to be married, wife-to-be
flirt
to behave towards someone in a way that shows that you are sexually attracted to them, although you do not really want a relationship with them
flirtation
a short sexual relationship which is not serious
flirtatious
behaving in a way that deliberately tries to attract sexual attention
friend
someone you know and like very much and enjoy spending time with
friendship
a relationship between friends or the feelings and behaviour that exist between friends
from the moment I set eyes on
from the first time I saw
frustration
Negative state when we are blocked from reaching our goals/needs
grandchildren
the children of your son or daughter
granddaughter
the daughter of your son or daughter
grandfather
the father of your father or mother
grandmother
the mother of your mother or father
grandparents
the parents of your mother or father
grandson
the son of your son or daughter
great-grandmother
the grandmother of your parents
great-uncle
the uncle of your parents
half-brother
a brother who is the son of only one of your parents
half-sister
a sister who is the daughter of only one of your parents
honeymoon
a holiday taken by two people who have just got married
household
all the people who live together in one house
hug
to put your arms around someone and hold them tightly to show love or friendship
jealous
feeling angry and unhappy because someone you like or love is showing interest in another person, or another person is showing interest in them
jealousy
a feeling of being jealous
kiss
to touch someone with your lips
let bygones be bygones
to forget something bad that someone has done to you and forgive them
long-distance marriage
A strong emotional commitment to a spouse who is far away and often beyond physical access most of the tim-
love at first sight
love began the first time they saw each other
lover
If two people are lovers, they have a sexual relationship but they are not married
marriage
The legal unions of a man and woman as husband and wife.
marry (to) sb
if you marry someone, you become their husband or wife
miss
a young woman
mister
a man
mistress
a woman that a man has a sexual relationship with, even though he is married to someone else
mother-in-law
the mother of your wife or husband
neighbour
someone who lives next to you or near you
nephew
the son of your brother or sister, or the son of your husband's or wife's brother or sister
niece
the daughter of your brother or sister, or the daughter of your wife's or husband's brother or sister
nuclear family
a family unit that consists only of a husband, wife and children
offspring
someone's child or children - often used humorously
old flame
someone with whom you used to have a romantic relationship
only child
a child who has no brothers or sisters
orphan
a child whose parents are both dead
partner
a person who is a member of a partnership
quarrel
an angry argument or disagreement
quarrel with
to have an argument
rape
to force someone to have sex, especially by using violence
reception
a social gathering honoring, celebrating, or welcoming someone
relative
a member of your family
respect (n)
the feeling of admiring someone, especially because of their personal qualities, knowledge, or skills; high regard
respect (v)
to admire someone because they have some merits as fairness and honesty
respectable
someone who is respectable behaves in a way that is considered socially acceptable
respectful
feeling or showing respect
row
a short angry argument, especially between people who know each other well (quarrel)
row with (sb)
to have an argument with sb
second cousin
a child of a cousin of one of your parents
sibling
a brother or sister
single
not married, or not involved in a romantic relationship with anyone
single parent
a mother or father who looks after their children on their own, without a partner (lone parent)
sister-in-law
the sister of your husband or wife; your brother's wife
spinster
an unmarried woman, usually one who is no longer young and seems unlikely to marry
spouse
a husband or wife
stepbrother
the son of your stepmother or stepfather
stepchild
a stepdaughter or stepson
stepdaughter
a daughter that your husband or wife has from a relationship before your marriage
stepfather
a man who is married to your mother but who is not your father
stepmother
a woman who is married to your father but who is not your mother
stepsister
the daughter of your stepmother or stepfather
stepson
a son that your husband or wife has from a relationship before your marriage
suicide
the act of killing yourself
surrogate mother
a woman who agrees to become pregnant in order to give the baby to someone who cannot have children.
to be close to
to be near to sth in time, to be not far from sth, almost achieve your aim
to be fond of
to like sth, especially sth you have liked for a long time
to be torn in two
to be unable to decide what to do because you have different feelings or different things that you want
to be wrong on both counts
to be incorrect in every way, in several ways etc
to break up with
to separate and not to live or work together any more
to bring up
to look after and influence a child until he or she is grown up
to chat up
to talk to someone in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them
to cope with
to succeed in dealing with a difficult problem or situation
to get along with
to have a friendly relationship
to give birth to
if a woman gives birth, she produces a baby from her body
to grow up
to develop from being a child to being an adult
to look after
to take care of someone by helping them, giving them what they need, or keeping them safe
to pick up where (you) left off
to start sth again exactly at the same point where you stopped
to propose to
to ask someone to marry you, especially in a formal way
to take care of
to look after
to tell sb apart
if you can tell two people or things apart, you can see the difference between them, so that you do not confuse them (distinguish)
two-person childless family
a family consisting of two people - husband and wife
uncle
the brother of your mother or father, or the husband of your aunt
unmarried
not married, single
wedding
a marriage ceremony, especially one with a religious service
wedding dress
a long dress, especially a white dress, worn at a traditional wedding
wedding guests
people who are invited to a wedding
wedding present
a present which is given to bride and groom on wedding
widow
a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again
widower
a man whose wife has died and who has not married again
wife
the woman that a man is married to