The period of time in a person's life when they are developing into an adult


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Petty crime

A type of crime which is not considered serious when compared with some other crimes

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Random

Happening, done or chosen by chance rather than according to a plan

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Strict

Strongly limiting someone's freedom to behave as they wish, and likely to severely punish them if they do not obey

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Victimless

In a victimless crime no one suffers directly, sometimes because the people affected by the crime have agreed to take part in it

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Abide

If you can't abide someone or something, you dislike them very much

Eg: I can't abide her. He couldn't abide laziness



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Abolish

To end an activity or custom officially

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Respect

Admiration felt or shown for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities

Eg: She is a formidable figure who commands a great deal of respect (= who is greatly admired by others).



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Resent

To feel angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like

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Prove

To show a particular result after a period of time

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Perpetrate

To commit a crime, or a violent or harmful act

Eg: In Britain, half of all violent crime is perpetrated by people who have been drinking alcohol.



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Obey

To act according to what you have been asked or ordered to do by someone in authority or to behave according to a rule, law or instruction

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Monitor

A person who has the job of watching or noticing particular things

Eg: United Nations monitors were not allowed to enter the area.



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Enforce

To make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted

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Pass a law




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Commit a crime




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Impose a fine




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Author

  1. The writer of a book, article, play, etc

  2. A person who begins or creates something

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Bias

Often supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way by allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment

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Censorship

The practice of censoring books, films, etc.

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Entertaining

To keep a group of people interested or enjoying themselves

Eg: Most children's television programmes aim to educate and entertain at the same time.



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Distorted news




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Celebrity

  1. [C]someone who is famous, especially in the entertainment business

  2. The state of being famous

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Biased

Showing an unreasonable like or dislike for a person based on personal opinions

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Mainstream

Considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc which are accepted by most people

Eg: This is the director's first mainstream Hollywood film.



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Well-informed

Having a lot of knowledge or information about a particular subject or things in general

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Superficial

Never thinking about things that are serious or important

Eg: He's fun to be with, but he's very superficial.



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Sensationalist

Hen newspapers, television, etc. Intentionally present information in a way that is intended to be shocking or exciting

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Realistic

Accepting things as they are in fact and not making decisions based on unlikely hopes for the future

Eg: It isn't realistic to expect people to work for so little money.



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Pervasive

Present or noticeable in every part of a thing or place

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Verify

To prove that something exists or is true, or to make certain that something is correct

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Review

To consider something in order to make changes to it, give an opinion on it or study it

Eg: Let's review (= talk about) what has happened so far.



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Report

To give a description of something or information about it to someone

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Publish

To make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine or newspaper, or to produce and sell a book, magazine or newspaper

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Publicize

To make information about something generally available

Eg: The event was well publicized all over town.



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Invade

To enter a country by force with large numbers of soldiers in order to take possession of it

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Expose

A public report of the facts about a situation, especially one that is shocking or has been kept secret

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Exploit

To use something for advantage

Eg: We need to make sure that we exploit our resources as fully as possible.



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Broadcast

To send out a programme on television or radio

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Censor

A person whose job is to read books, watch films, etc. In order to remove anything offensive from them, or who reads private letters, especially sent during war or from prison, to remove parts considered unsuitable

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Control

To order, limit or rule something, or someone's actions or behavior

Eg: You're going to have to learn to control your temper.



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Affect

To have an influence on someone or something, or to cause them to change

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Orchestra

A large group of musicians who play many different instruments together and are led by a conductor

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Actor

Someone who pretends to be someone else while performing in a film, theatrical performance, or television or radio programme

Eg: "Who's your favourite actor?" "Robert de Niro."



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Opera

A musical play in which most of the words are sung, or plays and music of this type

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Musician

Someone who is skilled in playing music, usually as their job

Eg: The concert features dancers, singers and musicians of all nationalities.



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Mood

The way you feel at a particular time

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Literature

Written artistic works, especially those with a high and lasting artistic value

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Intimacy

When you have a close friendship or sexual relationship with someone

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Inspiration

Someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something

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Imagination

The ability to form pictures in the mind

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Image

A picture in your mind or an idea of how someone or something is

Eg: I have an image in my mind of how I want the garden to be.



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Gallery

A room or building which is used for showing works of art, sometimes so that they can be sold

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Festival

A special day or period, usually in memory of a religious event, with its own social activities, food or ceremonies


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Expression

When you say what you think or show how you feel using words or actions

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Exhibition

When objects such as paintings are shown to the public, or when someone shows a particular skill or quality to the public

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Emotion

A strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general

Eg: Like a lot of men, he finds it hard to express his emotions.



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Crafts

The skills of making objects, such as decorations, furniture and pottery (= objects made from clay) by hand

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Aesthetics

The formal study of art, especially in relation to the idea of beauty

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Appreciation

When you recognize or understand that something is valuable, important or as described

Eg: Children rarely show any appreciation of/for what their parents do for them.



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Artifact

An object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest

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Audience

The group of people together in one place to watch or listen to a play, film, someone speaking, etc.

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Transcend

To go further, rise above or be more important or better than something, especially a limit

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Provoke

To cause a reaction, especially a negative one

Eg: The prospect of increased prices has already provoked an outcry.



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Perform

To do an action or piece of work

Eg: Computers can perform a variety of tasks.



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Participate

To take part in or become involved in an activity

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Inspire

To make someone feel that they want to do something and can do it

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Escape

To get free from something, or to avoid something

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Depict

To represent or show something in a picture or story

Eg: Her paintings depict the lives of ordinary people in the last century.



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Choreograph

The skill of combining movements into dances to be performed

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Portrait

A painting, photograph, drawing, etc. Of a person or, less commonly, of a group of people

Eg: She's commissioned an artist to paint her portrait/paint a portrait of her.



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Venue

The place where a public event or meeting happens

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Style

A way of doing something, especially one which is typical of a person, group of people, place or period

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Taste

The flavour of something, or the ability of a person or animal to recognize different flavours

Eg: I love the taste of garlic.



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Stimulus

Something that causes growth or activity

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Reflection

The image of something in a mirror or on any reflective surface

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Burgeoning

Developing quickly

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Eclectic

Methods, beliefs, ideas, etc. That are eclectic combine whatever seem the best or most useful things from many different areas or systems, rather than following a single system

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Vivid

Vivid descriptions, memories, etc. Produce very clear, powerful and detailed images in the mind

Eg: He gave a very vivid and often shocking account/description of his time in prison.



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Visual

Relating to seeing

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Prominent


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