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  • hilarious very funny
  • cod an important food fish of northern Atlantic waters that is close to extinction
  • devour to eat up greedily
  • profound far-reaching, deep
  • prejudice an opinion formed beforehand, especially an unfavourable one
  • however on the other hand; by contrast
  • come to a head to reach a critical or crucial state
  • remorse a sense of deep regret and guilt for something one did
  • capricious characterized by or subject to whom; impulsive and unpredictable
  • pretentious making claim to distinction or importance
  • suede a leather with a fine velvet-like surface on one side
  • real estate agent a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land
  • to express polite refusal decline
  • Swizz a native or inhabitant of Switzerland
  • outskirts the outer parts or area, especially of a town
  • solicitor an attorney who advises clients on legal matters
  • i.e in other words
  • solitary alone, single
  • pediatrician a physician who specializes in the care of babies
  • a dead end a situation in which further progress is impossible
  • suburb the usually residential region around a major city
  • malicious with bad intent
  • initial first
  • bigoted blindly and obstinately attached to some creed or opinion and intolerant toward others
  • blasphemy bad language in a religious context
  • crimson a deep to vivid purplish red to vivid red
  • pint a unit of volume in the U.S customary system
  • etymology study of the origin and development of words
  • to blog to write entries in, add material to, or maintain a weblog
  • inconspicious not very noticeable
  • conundrum a paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem
  • cordury hard-wearing fabric with soft velvety stripes
  • swede the edible root of a European plant
  • Big Brother a reality show on TV
  • dilapidated old, shabby and in bad repair
  • furnace informal a very hot place
  • add insult to injury to make a bad situation worse
  • obliterated wiped out
  • proximity nearness
  • the Secretary of State the foreign minister in the US
  • congregation gathering of people in a church
  • intrusion unasked for entry
  • debris fragments of something destroyed
  • CEO the corporate executive (chief executive officer)
  • stifling hot and airless
  • illiterate not able to read or write
  • dexterity skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands
  • inadequate not good enough
  • vivid very clear and detaile
  • euphemism word used to replace one which has become too negative
  • ferocious savagely fierce or cruel
  • bilingual using or able to use two languages
  • alien a person who is a citizen of a country other than the one in which he or she lives
  • Facebook a social networking site founded in 2004 initially targeting Harvard students
  • vast unusually large in size, degree or number
  • notion idea
  • cashier a person responsible for handling cash in a bank, shop, or other buisness
  • conscience the sense of right and wrong that governs a person's thoughts and actions
  • overthrow forcibly remove from power
  • burry the hatchet make peace
  • anxious uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter
  • copulate have sex
  • global warming the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as result of the increase in greenhouse gases
  • embezzle to steal money that belongs to the company or organization that one works for
  • condominium an apartment in a building in which each apartment is individually owned

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