Cambridge Objective Advanced - Unit 3

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able to change to suit different situations or uses
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adaptable

someone who recieves advice
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advisee

someone whose job is to ive advice about a subject
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advisor

to invite someone to come with you to a place such as a restaurant, especially as a way of starting a romantic relationship
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ask sb out

a high-ranking member of a law firm
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associate

difficult or causing problems
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awkward

to say that you think someone is as stated
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brand

to connect two things or to make the difference between them smaller
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bridge the gap

to become lighter because the sun is shining
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brighten up

someone who intentionally frightens a smaller or weaker person
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bully

to be in the position of being able to make the decisions which will influence a situation
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call the shots

praising or expressing admiration for someone
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complimentary

an idea or principle
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concept

all the time or often
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constantly

relating to a large company or group
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corporate

to produce what is wanted
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deliver the goods

to cause someone the become less respected
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demean

intended for
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destined

sth that interupts what you are doing, especially sth loud or annoying
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disturbance

when a price, etc. is becoming lower, or when a situation is getting worse and is difficult to control because one bad event causes another
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downward spiral


to make a man feel less male by taking away his power and confidence
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emasculate

to accept new ideas, beliefs, methods, etc in an enthusiastic way
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embrace

to improve sth
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enhence

a long period of time in history
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epoch

expertise

very strongly or powerfully
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fiercely

successful growth or development
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flourishing

to spend a lot of time with someone
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hang out with

to get more attention than anyone or anything else in a situation
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hog the limelight

to follow someone and annoy them by asking questions or taking photographs
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hound

having a reasonable chance of winning
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in the running

to become involved in a situation which people want to be private
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intrude

if it is high time that someone did sth, it should have been done sooner or a long time ago
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it's high time

to attack or criticise someone
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lay into sb

not serious
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light-hearted

public attention and interest
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limelight

said when you are promising to keep a secret
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my lips are sealed

not good in quality
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mediocre

causing strong feelings of sadness or sympathy
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moving

to make sth less wide
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to narrow

an idea or belief
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notion

in the place where sth happens
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on the spot

too extreme and not suitable, or demanding too much attention or effort, especially in an uncontrolled way
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over the top

describes someone who is old and no longer useful or attractive
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over the hill

the speed at which someone or sth moves or does sth
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pace

photographers whose job is to follow famous people and take photographs of them for newspapers and magazines
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paparazzi

to choose a person and criticize or treat them unfairly
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pick on sb

when you are alone and people cannot see or hear what you are doing
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privacy

an offer or suggestion, usually in business
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proposition

famous and written about in newspapers and magazines and seen on television
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in the public eye

not wanting to show what you are thinking or doing
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reserved

to prepare for hard work
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roll up your sleeves

a situation which changes from one extreme to another, or in which a person's feelings change from one extreme to another
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roller coaster

sth valuable that you give up in order to achieve sth, or the act of giving it up
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sacrifice

a meeting of a group of people with a teacher or expert for training, discussion, or study of a subject
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seminar

if you see the light, you suddenly understand sth you didn't understand before
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see the light

embarrassing secrets
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skeletons in the cupboard

loving someone or sth very much
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smitten

to suddenly be unable to control a strong feeling, especially anger
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snap

to start or develop as the result of sth
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stem from

unsuccessful but trying hard to succeed
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struggling

happening after sth else
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subsequent

you say that sth or someone (really) takes the biscuit whem they have done sth that you find extremely annoying or suprising
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take the biscuit

to consider yourself to be important or dangerous and worth attention and respect
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take yourself (too) seriously

to laugh at someone or say unkind things to them, either because you are joking or because you want to upset them
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tease

to find out what people's opinions of sth are before you ask them to do sth
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test the water

immediately
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then and there

a difficult childhood
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tough upbringing

to change sth completely, usually to improve it
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transform

when sth changes from one system or method to another, often gradually
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transition

someone who intentionally causes problems for another people, especially people who are in position of power or authority
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troublemaker

if sth kind that someone says or does touches you, it makes feel pleased or a little sad
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touch

become unpleasant, dangerous or violent
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turn nasty

under the weather

relating to everyone in the world, or to everyone in a particular group
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universal

good enough
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up to the mark

effective and able to be successful
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viable

used for referring to the opposite of what you have just siad
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vice versa

a bad person in a film, book, etc.
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villain

to happen or develop in a particular way
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work out


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