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Intermediate Deck 2

Intermediate Deck 2

Total: 20 words

sketchy

adjective

unreliable, unsafe; disputable

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queen / kween

noun

a popular girl; often reserved for describing the coolest females and gay men

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flaky / flakey

adjective

to be unreliable

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kick-ass / kickass

adjective

very good, excellent, cool, or awesome

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brownie point

noun

an imaginary award or credit for a good deed

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shit happens

phrase

used for conveying the inevitability of misfortune

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about-face

noun

a complete change of opinion or policy

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I can't even / I literally can't even / can't even

phrase

used for expressing feeling overwhelmed by an event or statement

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it's been real

phrase

used as a farewell, suggesting that the time spent together has been enjoyable

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all-nighter

noun

a period of work or study that lasts all night; most often used with the verb 'pull' (to pull an all-nighter)

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zip it

phrase

to stop talking

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give me a break / gimme a break

phrase

used as an expression of dismay at that which has just been said

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meltdown

noun

a sudden loss of control over one’s feelings or behavior

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hook up

verb

To provide

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behind bars

phrase

imprisoned, particularly inside a jail cell (usually the type with vertical metal bars that keep inmates from escaping)

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dirty laundry

noun

embarrassing information

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gym rat

noun

an exercise fanatic

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joint

noun

a place or establishment, such as as a hotel, restaurant, etc.

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bootleg

adjective

smuggled; illegally copied; unofficial; counterfeit

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FOMO

acronym

fear of missing out

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