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Laser B1+ --UNIT 1 definitions

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family ties
bonds among the members of a family
it takes all sorts
it requires/ calls for all kind of people
come
exist, be found
in all shapes and sizes
in all possible forms
roving
wandering, sb who travels around
only child
person with no brothers and sisters
frome one point of view
on the one hand
spoilt
a spoilt child is greedy and demanding and always wants everything done his/her way
lonely
when you´re sad because you feel you´re alone
keep in touch with
maintain contact with
divorced
someone is divorced when his/her marriage has legally ended
remarry
marry/ get married again
get on (well) with sb
have a good, friendly relationship with sb
stepbrother, stepsister
brothers and sisters who don´t share the same biological parents but whose parents have got married
care about
be concerned about
adopt
become a child´s legal parent
loving
caring, affectionate
treat
behave towards
half brother
a brother you share one biological parent with
complicated
difficult to understand, deal with or explain
argue
fight or disgree with sb
selfish
caring only about oneself
popular
being liked or loved by most people
sensitive
easily upset or hurt
arrogant
thinking one is better than others
pessimistic
expecting the worst to happen
amusing
making people laugh
ambitious
wanting to be very successful in life
considerate
caring about how other people feel
generous
sharing one´s possessions with others
optimistic
looking on the bright side of things
modest
not liking to talk about one´s
not mean to
have no intention to
kind
well-meaning, friendly, helpful
polite
well-mannered
attractive
very good-looking
fair
just
honest
truthful
rude
not polite, without good manners
capable of
able, having the ability to do sth
be in trouble
have difficulties because one has done sth wrong
legal
lawful, done according to the law
include
contain, to have as a part
relevant to
having a connection with sth, related
make up
invent, imagine
turn up
arrive unexpectedly, appear
come up
appear unexpectedly
bring up
mention in a conversation
cool
calm
icy
cold, unfriendly
hot-temperatured
very easily angered
cold-hearted
unkind
upset
unhappy or worried because of sth bad that has happened
comprehensive school
a school for childrend aged 1-18
eldest
the oldest of free or more
run (a shop)
to manage or be in control of (a shop)
consist of
be composed of
accuse sb of sth
say that sb has done sth wrong/ is guilty of a crime
deal with
handle sth
blame sb for sth
hold sb responsible for sth
sth is (not) one´s fault
sb is (not) responsible for sth wrong
depressed
extremely sad, miserable
get out of control
when sth gets out of control, you have no power over it anymore
trained
sb who is trained has received proper instruction
counsellor
adviser
operator
sb who operates a telephone switchboard
resemble
be like, be similar to
involve
require
move home
change the place where you live
childhood
the period whern sb is a child
grow up
become bigger and older
experience
sth that happens to sb
look after
take care of sb or sth
army
a large group of young people trained to fight for their country
jealous
wanting or liking sth that belongs to another
concerned
being worried about sth
marriage
the relationship between husband and wife
afford
be able to pay for sth easily