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- (adjective) rude or irritable
- "They invited me to dinner and I thought it would be _________ to refuse."
- (noun) (used in) everyday speech
- "The French I learnt in school is very different from the local ___________ of the village I"m now living in."
- (noun) payment sent to a party in another place
- "He worked as a builder in Chicago and received ____________s from his bank in Chicago."
- (verb) express a negative opinion of
- "The actor's work for charity has recently been _____________d in the press as an attempt to get publicity."
- (adjective) of motives or facts that are apparent but not necessarily real or true
- "Their _________ goal was to clean up government corruption, but their real aim was to unseat the government."
- (verb) contain the essential truths in
- "It was very difficult to __________ the story of the revolution in a single one-hour documentary."
- (noun) deceptive outward appearance
- "The men who arrived in the _______ of drug dealers were actually undercover police officers."
- (adjective) practical
- "In business, the _________ approach to problems is often more successful than an idealistic one."
- (noun) expression of a general truth in a short witty saying
- "Oscar Wilde was famous for such __________s as 'Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes'."
- (noun) appearance of things that is deceptive
- "The city has now return to some _________ of normality after last night's celebrations."
- (adjective) not genuine
- "Some of the arguments in favor of shutting the factory are questionable and others downright _________."
- (adjective) wicked
- "The director of the company seems to have been involved in some _______ practices/activities."
- (noun) force that keeps something moving
- "The recent publicity surrounding homelessness has given (a) fresh ________ to the cause."
- (adjective) able to continue living or being used
- "In order to make the company ______, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels."
- (noun) future generations of people
- "Every attempt is being made to ensure that these works of art are preserved for ________."
- (adjective) vastly different
- "The two cultures were so utterly _______ that she found it hard to adapt from one to the other."
- (verb) shown to be correct or innocent
- "The decision to include Morris in the team was completely ________d when he scored three goals."
- (adjective) not easily shocked
- "She's totally _______ - you have to be when working in such a highly-pressured environment."
- (adjective) very poisonous or infectious
- "A particularly _________ strain of flu has recently claimed a number of lives in the US."
- (adjective) of events where nothing similar has happened in the past
- "This century has witnessed environmental destruction on an __________ scale."
- (verb) break up the flow of something
- "The documentary __________s graphical animations with film clips of the actual event."
- (adjective) seen to show good luck
- "They won their first match of the season 5-1 which was a(n) ____________ start/beginning."
- untenable (adjective) unable to be believed