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Earning to receive money as payment for work that you do I earn $80,000 a year. How much do you earn, if you don't mind me asking?
Return to go back or come back again She left South Africa at the age of 15 and has never returned
effort physical or mental activity needed to achieve something You can't expect to have any friends if you don't make the effort with people.
conscious to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present My tooth doesn't exactly hurt, but I'm conscious of it (= I can feel it) all the time.
dulled not interesting or exciting in any way She wrote dull, respectable articles for the local newspaper.
faintness The quality of not being strong or clear The faintness of the handwriting made the manuscript difficult to read
rendered to cause someone or something to be in a particular state New technology has rendered my old computer obsolete
although Despite the fact that. He decided to go, although I begged him not to.
would used to refer to future time for the point of view of the past He said he would see his brother tomorrow.
instead in place of someone or something else There's no coffee - would you like a cup of tea instead?
approach to come near or nearer to something or someone in space, time, quality or amount If you look out of the window on the left, you'll see that we're now approaching the Eiffel Tower
gender the fisical and/or social condition of beingmale or female Does this test show the gender of the baby?
wage a particular amount of money that is paid, usually every week to an employee The job pays very high wages.
gap an empty space or opening in the middle of something or beetween two things She has a small gap between her front teeth.
well-traveled (of a person) having been to many different places, especially to many different countries: He was well traveled, spending at least a decade in the United States and in Europe, before settling in Dublin.
even used to show that something is surprising, unusual, unexpected, or extreme: Everyone I know likes the smell of bacon - even Mike does and he's a vegetarian.
into to the inside or middle of a place, container, area, etc.: Stop running around and get into bed!
often many times: frequently How often do you wash your hair?
heard to receive or become conscious of a sound using your ears: I could hear his voice in the distance.
rather instead of He saw his music as a hobby rather than a career
improve to (cause something to) get better: He did a lot to improve conditions for factory workers.
profitability the fact that something produces or is likely to produce a profit: They are reorganizing the company in order to improve profitability.
profit money that is earned in trade or business after paying the costs of producing and selling goods and services: She makes a big profit from selling waste material to textile companies.
delivering to take goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people's houses or places of work: Mail is delivered to our office twice a day.
sat down past simple of sitdown I sat down on the sofa next to Barbara.
else used after words beginning with any-, every-, no-, and some-, or after how, what, where, who, why Everybody else has (= all the other people have) agreed except for you.
skill an ability to do an activity or job well, especially because you have practised it Ruth had/possessed great writing skills.
investment the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage, or the money used to do this The account requires a minimum investment of €1,000.
terrified very frightened I'm terrified of the dark.
frightened feeling fear or worry Are you frightened of spiders?
cured to make someone with an illness healthy again. To slve a problem He made wild claims about being able to cure cancer. The president and his advisors meet this week to discuss how to cure inflation.
illness a disease of the body or mind He died at home after a long illness.
scared frightened or worried I’m scared of spiders
wits practical intelligence or understanding She’s learned to survive on her wits.
worth having a particular value, especially in money Our house is worth £200,000.
upon on Upon her head she wore a black velvet hat.
hire to pay to use something for a short time How much would it cost to hire a car for the weekend?
doubts (a feeling of) not being certain about something especially about how good or true its I'm having doubts about his ability to do the job.
fear an unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous, painful, or bad that is happening or might happen I have a fear of heights.
should used to say or ask what is the correct or best thing to do If you're annoyed with him, you should tell him.
thereafter continuing on from a particular point in time, especially after something esle has stopped happening For the first month you’ll be working here, and thereafter in Chicago.
diminishing to reduce or be reduced in size or importance These memories will not be diminished by time.
journey the act of travelling from one place to another, especially in a vehicle. It's a two-hour train journey from York to London.
sister in law the wife of your brother or sister, or the sister of your husband or wife, or the wife of the brother or sister of your husband or wife. Carolina is my sister in law
joke something such as a funny story or trick, that is said or done in order to make people laugh Did I tell you the joke about the chicken crossing the road?
tooting to make a short sound or series of short sounds, especially with the horn of a car as a warning The train toots its whistle as it passes by.
horn a hard pointed often curved part that grows from the top of the head of some animals, or the hard substance of wich a horn is made. The male deer grows large branching horns called antlers.
brag to speak too proudly about what you have done or what you own They bragged that their team had never been beaten.
embraced to accept something enthusiastically. to put your arms around someone This was an opportunity that he would embrace. They embraced and kissed each other.
strength the ability to do things that need a lot of fisical or mental effort. the quality of being strong She had the strength and stamina to take the lead and win the gold medal.
growing increasing in size or quantity A growing boy needs his food.
gruff (of a person voice´s) low and unfriendly , or (of a person behavior) unfriendly or showing no patience He's quite a sweet man beneath the gruff exterior.
mindset a person´s way of thinking and their opinions It's extraordinary how hard it is to change the mindset of the public and the press.
took past simple of take, to remove something, especially without permission I would like to know why they took place.
laid past simple or past participle of lay. To put something in especially a flat or horizontal position, usually carefully or for a particular purpose. He laid down and went to sleep.
panicky feeling suddenly very worried or frightened Is he the panicky type?
confident being certain of your abilities or having trust in people plans, or the future. They don't sound confident about the future of the industry.
realm an area of interest or activity. a country ruled by a king or queen Her interests are in the realm of practical politics. She’s well-known in the realm of sport.
despite without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by I still enjoyed the week despite the weather.
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