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to tell someone what to do in a rude or threatening way:"
push sb around
2 [U] US in school, a period of time between classes when children do not study"
recess
3 If you are stiff or part of your body is stiff, your muscles hurt when they are moved:"
stiff
when someone believes something that is not true:"
delusion
greatly respected and admired, usually because of being important:"
prestigious
a boy who other boys dislike and laugh at because they think he is weak or interested in activities girls usually like, or a person who is weak and cowardly:"
sissy
(especially of a tune or song) pleasing and easy to remember:"
catchy
a metal fastening that joins the edge of a door, window, lid, etc. to something else and allows it to swing open or closed:"
hindge
to examine something very carefully in order to discover information:"
scrutinise
to frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do:"
intimidate
2 the opinion that you have of the standard of your own importance and value:"
dignity
2 [I] to go to a quiet safe place in order to avoid a difficult situation:"
retreat
a word that ends in '-ing' which is made from a verb, and which is used like a noun:"
gerund
the basic form of a verb that usually follows 'to':"
infinitive
the tense which you use to refer to actions or events that are happening now or developing:"
the present progressive (tense)
2 [U] FORMAL the ability to say what is going to happen in the future"
prophecy
a small nail or piece of metal, with a large rounded top, that is hammered into or fixed to the surface of something, usually for decoration"
stud
2 [T] INFORMAL to criticize:"
slam
2 INFORMAL to give someone money so that they will not do or say something, or so that they will go away:"
pay sb off
2 describes conditions that tend to change suddenly and without warning:"
fickle
when you believe that something is true without having any proof:"
presumption
to search for gold, oil or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the earth:"
prospect
to introduce changes and new ideas:"
innovate
too slight or small in amount to be of importance:"
negligible
to fill something in an untidy or badly organized way:"
clutter
to show the best qualities or parts of something:"
showcase
to move or advance so slowly that you are behind other people or things:"
lagged
(of something such as bad behaviour) not necessary; with no cause:"
gratuitous
to keep delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring:"
procrastinate
2 If behaviour or clothing is *, it is intended to cause sexual desire:"
provocative
2 describes clothes which are large, loose and often untidy:"
sloppy
2 the process of taking in and using food, or the scientific study of this:"
nutrition
2 strong sudden movements within air or water:"
turbulence
a short often amusing story, especially about something someone has done:"
anecdote
a legal punishment of a crime by death:"
death sentence
to move around and talk to other people at a social event:"
mingle
1 the ability to bear something unpleasant or annoying, or to continue existing despite disadvantageous conditions:"
tolerance
2 describes sentences, explanations and arguments, etc. that are unreasonably long and difficult to understand:"
convoluted
very strange and unusual:"
bizarre
to spend or use money or supplies in a wasteful way, or to waste opportunities by not using them to your advantage:"
squandar
not acting to influence or change a situation; allowing other people to be in control:"
passive
to publicly support or suggest an idea, development or way of doing something:"
advocate
to examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable:"
vet
to cause to be done more quickly; to hurry:"
expedite
to include, especially a variety of things:"
encompass
2 to form a mental picture of something or someone you have never seen:"
envision
the end of the world, or a time when something very bad will happen:"
doomsday
special skills or knowledge in a particular subject, that you learn by experience or training"
expertise