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Intermediate Deck 3

Intermediate Deck 3

Total: 20 words

buzzed

adjective

feeling intoxicated

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golden hour

noun

the period of the day just before the sun sets or after it rises, when the light is redder and softer than usual so that photographs taken in it have a pleasing quality

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trooper

noun

a person who is the ultimately stalwart good sport

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unreal

adjective

something that is unbelievably cool or brilliant

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Yaaas!

interjection

used as an all-purpose affirmation

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zen

adjective

having or showing qualities, such as meditative calmness and an attitude of acceptance, popularly associated with practitioners of Zen Buddhism

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it's all good

phrase

used for expressing optimism or a sense that all is well in the world

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salty

adjective

in relation to bitter behavior

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what's poppin'? / what's shakin'? / what's cookin'?

phrase

used as a greeting, along the lines of 'what's new?' or 'what's happening?'

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wing it

phrase

to improvise; to do something with little preparation

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off the chain

phrase

excellent

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tell it like it is

phrase

to speak directly, candidly, and with a self-righteous conviction of access to a great truth

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knock-off

noun

a product that is designed to be mistaken for an expensive, brand name product

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receipt / receipts

noun

evidence or proof, often in the form of screenshots or saved snaps

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train wreck

noun

a person who has experienced a personal failure, disaster, etc.; a disastrous situation, occurrence, or process

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welcome to my world

phrase

used for expressing limited sympathy when someone is complaining about something that happens to you regularly

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how's it hanging?

phrase

used as a greeting, usually male to male

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cool it

verb

to unwind; to calm down; to slow down; to ease off; to stop whatever activity you are engaged in (often used in the imperative)

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game face

noun

a serious expression and demeanor reflecting complete concentration on the competition or situation at hand

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homewrecker

noun

a person whose affair with a married person leads to divorce, especially when there are children involved

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