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2nd Grade
10/08/2012

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Term
make one's mark
Definition
to do something that allows one to receive appropriate recognition. Perry made his mark by inventing a special kind of holder for a cell phone.
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do or die
Definition
said when you are in a situation in which you must take a big risk in order to avoid failure : On Tuesday , it's do or die in the match against Brazil .
Term
drab
Definition
boring in appearance
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swell
Definition
increase in size
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peer
Definition
a person who is the same age or has the same social position or the same abilities as other people in a group : Do you think it's true that teenage girls are less self-confident than their male peers?
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leer
Definition
verb [I] /lɪər/ US /lɪr/ disapproving
› ( especially of men) to look at someone in a sexually interested way: He was always leering at female members of staff .
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jeer
Definition
to laugh or shout insults at someone to show you have no respect for them: The people at the back of the hall jeered (at) the speaker .
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sneer
Definition
to talk about or look at someone or something in an unkind way that shows you do not respect or approve of them or it: You may sneer, but a lot of people like this kind of music . She'll probably sneer at my new shoes because they're not expensive . [+ speech] "Is that the best you can do?" he sneered.
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chore
Definition
/tʃɔːr/ US /tʃɔːr/
C1 a job or piece of work that is often boring or unpleasant but needs to be done regularly : I'll go shopping when I've done my chores (= done the jobs in or around the house ). I find writing reports a real chore (= very boring ).
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contemplate
Definition
to spend time considering a possible future action , or to consider one particular thing for a long time in a serious and quiet way: [+ -ing verb] I'm contemplating go ing abroad for a year . You're not contemplating a change of job , are you? It's too awful / horrific / dangerous to contemplate.
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entice
Definition
/ɪnˈtaɪs/
› to persuade someone to do something by offering them something pleasant : The adverts entice the customer into buy ing things they don't really want . People are being enticed away from the profession by higher salaries elsewhere . [+ to infinitive] A smell of coffee in the doorway enticed people to enter the shop .
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man of straw
Definition
someone who has a weak character : He was accused by his opponents of being a man of straw and lacking in decisiveness .
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bless my soul
Definition
an expression of surprise
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walk the line
Definition
1. To maintain a fragile balance between one extreme and another. i.e.: good and evil, sanity and insanity, decency and decadence, etc.
2. To behave; to abide by the the law and/or to abide by moral standards; to walk a straight path of decency by following the rules; to "walk the straight and narrow."
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shot
Definition
a small amount of an alcoholic drink : a shot of whisky
Term
rye
Definition
a type of grain , the seeds of which are used to make flour or whisky or to feed animals : rye bread › whisky made with rye: a glass of rye

rozs
Term
dumb
Definition
stupid
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loaded
Definition
drunk

rich
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jest
Definition
to say something intended to be funny : Would I jest about something so important ?
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mediocre
Definition
not very good: The film's plot is predictable and the acting is mediocre. Parents don't want their children going to mediocre schools .
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fully fledged
Definition
completely developed or trained : What started as a small business is now a fully fledged company . After years of study , Tim is now a fully fledged architect .
Term
hog
Definition
US a pig , especially one that is allowed to grow large so that it can be eaten › UK a male pig with its sexual organs removed , kept for its meat
Term
sheathe
verb [T] /ʃiːð/
Definition
to put a knife back inside its sheath › literary to cover something in a thick or protective layer of a substance: The landscape was sheathed in ice.
Term
grind
verb [T] (RUB) /ɡraɪnd/ (ground, ground)
Definition
to rub something against a hard surface, in order to make it sharper or smoother: She has a set of chef's knives that she grinds every week. He ground down the sharp metal edges to make them smooth. The car engine was making a strange grinding noise.
Term
flooring
Definition
Flooring is the general term for a permanent covering of a floor, or for the work of installing such a floor covering. Floor covering is a term to generically describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface.

the material that a floor is made of: wooden/marble/vinyl flooring

wood flooring, hard flooring,soft coverings (carpet)
Term
yield
Definition
produce
C2 [ T ] to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food or information:
an attempt to yield increased profits
The investigation yielded some unexpected results.
Term
ailment
Definition
an illness:
Treat minor ailments yourself.
Term
rejuvenation
/rɪˌdʒuːvənˈeɪʃən/
Definition
the process of making something more effective, modern, and successful by using new ideas and methods:
The rejuvenation of the company is now in safe hands.
They promote economic rejuvenation in the regions.
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suspend
Definition
C1 [ T ] to stop something from being active, either temporarily or permanently:
The ferry service has been suspended for the day because of bad weather.
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