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evergreen

Definition a tree or plant that does not lose its leaves in winter Origin and usage The first known...

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wreath

Definition a circle of flowers or leaves that you hang up for decoration Origin and usage Wreath...


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urban

Definition relating to towns and cities, or happening there Origin and usage The adjective urban...

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maverick

Definition an independent person who has ideas and behaviour that are very different from other...

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candle

Definition a stick of wax with a string in it called a wick that you burn to give light Origin and...

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baguette

Definition 1. a long thin loaf of bread made in the French style, soft inside and hard outside 2. a...

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traction

Definition 1. the action of pulling something over a surface, or the type of power used for pulling...

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festival

Definition a day or period when there is a public holiday, often to celebrate a religious event...

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top hat

Definition a man’s tall hat shaped like a tube with a narrow brim, worn on formal occasions Origin...

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ambience

Definition the character of a place or the feeling you have about it Origin and usage Ambience is a...