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Intermediate Unit 8

Intermediate Unit 8

Total: 35 words

goody two-shoes

noun

a person of excessive virtue

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dapper

adjective

dressed in style; fashionable

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decked

adjective

dressed stylishly

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dodgy

adjective

someone or something that is not to be trusted

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grungy

adjective

filthy, dirty, unpleasant, or untidy

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swipe

verb

To steal

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swoop

verb

to fight; to assault

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hooked

adjective

addicted (drug-related and non drug-related)

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schmuck

noun

a fool; an objectionable person

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john

noun

the toilet

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oh, goody! / oh, goodie!

interjection

when something bad happens and it's anything but good; used sarcastically

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joint

noun

a prison

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face

noun

reputation or self-esteem; often 'save face' or 'lose face'

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snotty

adjective

conceited, arrogant, or aloof

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max out

verb

to reach a limit

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crash

verb

to enter a party or social event without an invitation

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crash

verb

to stay somewhere temporarily; to sleep somewhere

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melt

verb

to (figuratively) melt upon seeing or making eye contact with an attractive person, perhaps from the feeling of warmth accompanied by the attraction

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neat

adjective

(used of an alcoholic drink) served without ice or water

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footsie

noun

foot-to-foot contact, often flirtatious and usually out of sight such as under a restaurant table

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peeved

adjective

angry; irritated

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sidekick

noun

a close friend and accomplice

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slay

verb

succeeded in something amazing

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stud

noun

an attractive and charismatic man who can easily find a woman; a manly man

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tryhard

noun

somebody whose effort level and emotional investment is excessively high for the level of play in which they are competing

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whatnot

noun

anything and everything

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wonky

adjective

broken

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work

noun

cosmetic surgery

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PDA (public display of affection)

noun

a physical act of intimacy between a romantic couple done in the view of others

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sleep with someone

verb

to have sex with someone

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player

noun

a person who takes pride in the number of sexual partners they have, not in the depth of any relationship; a selfish pleasure-seeker

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catcall

noun

a whistle or a comment, sexual and often rude in nature, made by a man to a passing woman; a derisive jeer; a mocking remark

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hit on someone

phrasal verb

to flirt or start a conversation with someone because you are attracted to them

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man up

phrasal verb

to deal with a situation, usually a difficult one, in a braver and stronger way

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rebound

noun

someone's new partner immediately after a breakup, typically regarded as a mere distraction

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