CAE End of year vocab list

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create an image in your head

bitter argument

publicity

pull sth off
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succeed in doing sth

urban sprawl
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the uncontrolled spread of a city

break the mould
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do something different

once in a blue moon
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rarely

it doesn't take a rocket scientist
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it's not difficult

in summary

in the long run
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over time

if something happens

it creates images in your head

you can't stop watching

detrimental
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having a negative effect

seriousness

refuse collector
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the guy who collects the rubbish

general practitioner
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family doctor

lots of people fired at the same time

someone who learns while working

beaver away
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work hard at sth

keep your mind on the job
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focus

mean business
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be serious about sth

make ends meet
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have enough money to survive

call the shot
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be the boss

keep your nose to the grindstone
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continue to work hard

on the level
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honest

on the verge of
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about to happen

intermittently

when wanted

invent

sure about sth

things at work or school you haven't had a chance to do yet


get rid of

prove sth wrong

move forward

fascinated by

cause

recognition

when you can't sleep

appendicitis
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wyrostek robaczkowy

excruciating pain
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severe pain

nagging pain
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a pain that won't go away

disease passed from person to person

lighting reflexes
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very fast reflexes

be given a clean bill of health
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declared healthy

be as fit as a fiddle
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very healthy

be of sound mind and body
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physically and mentally healthy

keep a stiff upper lip
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not show your emotions

make clear

earning you lots of money

very involved in

have a feel for sth
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have an understanding of sth

confused by

throwing away

tuition fees
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money you pay for education

correspondence course
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distance learning

formal schooling
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going to primary/middle/hig school

school leaving certificate
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what you get after the final exams at school

be the teacher's pet
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the teacher's favourite student

learn sth by heart
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know it perfectly

be as easy as 1, 2, 3
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very easy

be of the old school
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a traditionalist

pass with flying colours
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pass very well

make the grade
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be good enough

ny and large
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generally

eventually

fall by the wayside
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come to nothing

by the book
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following instructions and doing it properly

legally

voracious reader
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sb who reads a lot

very important


cut off

the fashion business

go downhill
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get worse

the opposite

clichéd

rebellious

raised eyebrows
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people disapproved

keep up appearances
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make it look like everything is ok

see eye to eye with sb
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share the same opinion

money coming out of your ears
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have lots of money

scattered untidily

manipulative
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designed to influence your opinion

millinery shop
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hat shop

chew sth hard

thick material decorated with gold and silver

hunger pang
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sharp feeling of hunger

very happy

bear the cost
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cover the cost

tell sb it'll be ok

remove a government from power

do better than sb, driver faster than sb

sb who works for himself

be made redundant
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fired

it can be done

against all odds
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despite the problems

go somewhere uninvited

look for food

keep sb on their toes
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make sure they're working hard

win-win situation
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everyone beneftis

taken from another company because of their skills

a period away from the army

is teeming with
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is full of

kind and helpful

really angry

on occasion
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sometimes

take sth apart

dabbling in
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experimenting with

without fail
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always

it's doing my head in
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it's annoying me


make fun of

don't get me wrong
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don't misunderstand me

oozing with
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full of

creating

second to none
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the best

sb you can make do the things nobody else wants to do

personal assistant

sb who breaks a strike

an office with no walls

not much space

lack of

expand your business

the list of people who work for a company

to provide sth that sb needs

very competitive (negative)

very important

very worried

introduce sth new

mention in a conversation

keep on top of sth
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manage to do everything you need to

working hard

snowed under
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have too much work to do

pessimistic
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thinking negatively about sth

keep abreast of
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keep up to date with

excitement

apply for

on the basis of
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due to

create opportunities

dicky ticker
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a weak heart

full of beans
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full of energy

extremely thin

pushing up the daisies
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dead

attractively thin

the boss

a knuckle sandwich
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punch

distribute

look at appreciatively

foot the bill
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pay for sth

accept the truth

tease sb

have butterflies in your stomach
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be nervous/stressed

over the hill
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too old

let sth slide
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to neglect sth

information overload
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too much information to take in

not as good as it used to be

content (adj)
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happy

hit sb with a heavy object

tell your secret to sb

talking in a quiet voice

broken

make fun of

choose

understand

try your hand at sth
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try to do sth

bears no relation to
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is completely different to

signs/signals

preponderance
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a lot of sth

grappling with
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having difficulty with

altercation
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argument

make fun of

things that need to be explained

clothes

achieve

very happy

splitting students by how clever they are

lively and exciteable

not serious

atmosphere/feeling

steer clear of
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avoid

really ugly

difficult to carry

improve

unwilling

implausible
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unbelievable


unfriendly/unapproachable

accomplishment

leave in an angry way

in pieces

shocked/surprised


childish argument


cotton on to sth
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realise

occasional


bring about
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cause


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