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  1. Warning to someone that unless they act in a particular way, actions will be taken against them
    Ultimatum
  2. The most important part of sth, usually the part that gives its general character
    essence
  3. to burn your skin with very hot liquid or steam
    to heat milk until it's almost boiling
    if tears ----- your eyes, your eyes feel hot because you're crying
    scald
  4. permission for a prisoner to leave prison before the official time if they promise to obey particular rules
    parole
  5. putty in someone's hands (expression)
    very easily influenced or persuaded by someone
  6. to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
    polarize
  7. to be very afraid, often so afraid that your body shakes slightly
    quail
  8. sth that's not as exciting as you expected it to be so that you feel disappionted
    anticlimactic (anticlimax)
  9. to cause a feeling or attitude to exist
    Engender
  10. to give you opponents what they want
    to say or do sth in order to make someone feel less angry
    appease
  11. to get rid of sth that you no longer want or need
    discard
  12. to throw sth (informal)
    Lob
  13. the total number of ppl who have been killed or hurt
    Toll
  14. someone who is just learning to do sth and does not have much experience or skill
    Neophyte
  15. --------ideas exist as thoughts in the mind, and aren't related to physical objects or real events and actions
    Abstract
  16. Used for emphasizing how large an amount or quality is
    galore
  17. between yellow and brown in colour
    Tawny
  18. to improve sth that isn't very good by including sth that's good
    redeem
  19. to spoil sth
    Mar
  20. a lazy person who lives by getting money, food.etc. from other ppl
    a plant or animal that lives in or on another type of animal and feeds on it
    parasite
  21. a remark that is intended to insult someone or to damage their reputation
    slur
  22. Designed to look very impressive, but really looking artificial and silly
    Grandiose
  23. Able to be everywhere at the same time
    omnipresent
  24. To prevent yourself from showing a feeling
    Repress
  25. Disappointed or annoyed by sth
    Disgruntled
  26. Old and no longer in good condition
    Decrepit
  27. A large quantity and variety of sth good
    Cornucopia
  28. Unable to move or control your movements as a result of illness or shock
    Not moving or thinking because you are completely bored or very tired
    Catatonic
  29. A way of emphasizing what you're saying by describing it as far more extreme than it really is
    Hyperbole
  30. Swollen
    Distended
  31. A feeling of being very annoyed, embarrased, or disappointed
    Chagrin
  32. With a soft, smooth, and pleasant sound
    with a smooth full taste
    soft and warm in colour
    gentle, wise, and easy to talk to, especially because of age and experience
    relaxed and satisfied
    Mellow
  33. To follow someone in a determined way in order to get sth from them
    Hound
  34. To prevent sth from continuing in the way that it was planned
    Derail
  35. To gradually take sth such as power or authority from someone else
    to cover more land gradually
    to gradully reduce the amount of time that someone has available to do what they want to do
    • encroach
    • (used with on/upon)
  36. continuing only for a short time
    Fleeting
  37. a situation in which someone hasw angry feelings toward someone else and keeps trying to harm them or to cause problems for them

    a situation in which one group or family tries to kill or harm another because or harm that the other group did to them previously, especially when this continues for a long time
    Vendetta
  38. The death of a person
    The time when sth stops existing
    Demise
  39. shocking in a way that frightens or upsets you
    very bad or unpleasant
    Ghastly
  40. To stop yourself from doing sth
    refrain
  41. making you feel worried, confused, or surprised
    disconcerting
  42. a conversation, speech, or interview in written form
    Transcription
  43. sth that protects another thing by being between it and sth else that could harm it
    Buffer
  44. showing that you're sorry about sth
    rueful
  45. diffuse
    if light diffuses, or sth diffuses it, it shines over a large area but not very brightly
  46. Ire
    Anger
  47. to make sth or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
    to deliberately say or do things that make someone appear less impressive or less important
    to dig under sth, so that it becomes weaker
    undermine
  48. a mark or hole in the surface of sth
    a cut shaped like a V in the edge of sth
    Indentation
  49. An attempt to pretend that a situation is good or satisfactory, which in fact it's not
    charade
  50. in a very deliberate way
    studiously

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