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ALL VOCAB Unit 3 ADVIII
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Bang your head against a brick wall
fail to persuade others after trying repeatedly
Off the wall
strange or eccentric
Drive someone up the wall
to make someone mad or very irritated
The hole in the wall
the ATM or cash point
Go to the wall
go bankrupt or closed down
The writing is on the wall
there are clear signs that the end (or failure) is near
Be a fly on the wall
To be watching without anyone noticing
Hit a wall
be bloked or unable to make further progress
Not interesting or exceptional; commonplace.
Covered with wooden panels.
Not genuine; imitation or counterfeit.
A small rectangular block typically made of fired or sun-dried clay.
Has not unusual qualities
furniture or buildings are in the style of a period when a country was a colony.
A very hard building material made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water.
A small house, usually in the countryside.
Graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.
Having or involving very modern technology or design.
A hard, transparent material, used to make windows, bottles, and other objects.
Having an appearance that looks important or causes admiration.
Designed and made using the most recent ideas and methods.
A large multistorey building containing the offices of one or more companies.
Not decorated or elaborate; simple or basic in character.
A roughly built hut or cabin.
A strong metal that is a mixture of iron and carbon, used for making things that need a strong structure, especially vehicles and buildings.
Attracting attention by reason of being unusual, extreme, or prominent.
A tall, narrow structure, often square or circular, that either forms part of a building or stands alone.
Existing in or as part of a tradition; long-established.
A large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to shops.
Made of wood.
Large, attractive and impressive.
Very tall with many floors or levels.
Has only a few levels.
Faces a beach or is very close to a beach.
Old and in bad condition.
A house, apartment, etc. is one that you rent with furniture already in it.
Relating to ecology or the environment.
Pleasant and makes you feel happy and comfortable.
Well known for some bad quality or deed.
Featuring new methods; advanced and original.
Related to the Middle Ages.
Not modern; belonging to or typical of a time in the past.
Covered with a finish for external walls consisting of small stones embedded in plaster.
a synonym of completely
absolutely serious; not joking.
having or offering no hope
entertained to a moderate degree
something that is evident
totally understandable and justified
with no excuse to be done under any circunstances
recalled in a vague way
being optimistic in an extreme or greatly exaggerated degree
a glass extension in a house
an open area surrounded by buildings
a room for games like table tennis
a place to keep a car / or do DIY
a room with equipment for exercising
a room for watching films on a large screen
a garden planted on a flat roof
a small, hot, wooden room that people sit in to sweat
an open, roofed area on one side of a house
a small room for clothes
historic city /town
famous for its old buildings
attracts shoppers from the countryside around it
a concentration of affordable residential homes
vibrant city / metropolis
a large lively city
lots of commuters live here
sleepy village or neighbourhood
nothing much happen here
a rich green residential area outside the centre
sprawling suburb or estate
an urban area that keeps growing outwards
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