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Advanced Unit 1

Advanced Unit 1

Total: 50 words

pity party

noun

any self-indulgent instance of feeling sorry for yourself

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reality check

noun

a corrective confronting of reality, in order to counteract one's expectations, prejudices, or the like

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shoot your shot

expression

to gather up the confidence to do something that one would be normally too scared to do, like ask someone out on a date

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the struggle is real

phrase

a phrase used to describe a small, everyday frustrating situation or setback, similar to the complaint of first-world problems

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G.O.A.T / GOAT

acronym

stands for the 'greatest of all time' in their field; often praises exceptional athletes but also musicians and other public figures

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mad props / props

noun

effusive compliments

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zoomer

noun

refers to members of Generation Z

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mood / big mood

interjection

used next to a meme, video, photo, or real-life situation to emphasize that something is relatable

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zone out / zone off

verb

to absent yourself mentally, with or without the aid of drugs

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AF

adverb

extremely; an abbreviation of 'as fuck'

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Facebook official

adjective

a relationship that has progressed wherein the couple has identified themselves as a couple on Facebook

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fishing

verb

looking for or 'fishing' for compliments

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flash mob

noun

a large crowd that materializes in a public place to perform a scripted action for several minutes before dissolving

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that had to hurt!

phrase

used as a humorous if not particularly sympathetic observation of a painful event

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ice princess / ice queen

noun

a woman who shows no emotion or passion

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don't call us, we'll call you

phrase

generally understood to be a polite, or not-so-polite, rejection of an application for employment

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for days

adjective

to a great degree

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bye Felicia!

phrase

used for inviting someone to leave

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swag

noun

goods given to people who attend or participate in an event; valuable articles or goods; promotional goods or items

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amazeballs / amaze-balls

adjective

very good

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groupie

noun

initially was used to refer to a girl who trades her sexual availability to rock musicians in exchange for hanger-on status; today, it more commonly refers to a female fan who follows musicians or celebrities around

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homeboy / homegirl

noun

a very close male or female friend

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cahoots

noun

in cahoots with; conspiring or planning with someone

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joe / cup of joe

noun

coffee

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check, please!

phrase

used as a humorous suggestion that a conversation is at an end

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kegger

noun

a party with a generous supply of beer

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killing

noun

a great financial success

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looker

noun

an attractive person

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clusterfuck

noun

a disorganized and chaotic situation

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knuckle sandwich

noun

a punch in the mouth

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metalhead

noun

a lover of heavy metal music and the attendant lifestyle

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wanker

noun

a jerk or a stupid person

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mocktail

noun

a non-alcoholic version of a cocktail

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Daisy Dukes

noun

very short and very tight shorts; named after a character on the unforgettable television program Dukes of Hazzard

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on the rocks

phrase

used of a drink, served over ice

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play hooky

verb

to absent yourself from school or work

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motormouth

noun

someone who talks without end, or when it would be better not to talk

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nut house

noun

mental hospital

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screw around

verb

to fool around; to waste time

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tea

noun

the best kind of gossip, typically shared between friends

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to make a quick buck

verb

to make some money very quickly

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talk to the hand

phrase

used for expressing a complete lack of interest in what is being said

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throw shade

verb

a subtle way of disrespecting or ridiculing someone verbally or nonverbally

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cool beans!

phrase

used as an expression of intense approval

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off your rocker

phrase

crazy

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side eye

noun

a facial expression meant to convey doubt, shock, scorn, or criticism of the person it’s aimed at; made by looking at someone indirectly, out of the corners of the eyes

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shit just got real

phrase

used when a situation has escalated; used dramatically in serious scenarios—when someone responds aggressively or when the reality of some matter is fully felt or underway—or in a more humorous one, as ironic commentary on a minor annoyance

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warm fuzzies

noun

the feeling when praised by someone; a pleasant feeling

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no shit, Sherlock

phrase

mean-spirited response to someone stating the obvious or a well-known fact

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I digress

phrase

used as a humorous end to a wandering thought

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