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drill

Definition a tool used for making a hole in something. A drill that uses electricity is called an...

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luxury

Definition 1. something expensive that you enjoy but do not really need 2. a situation in which you...

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wainscot

Definition the bottom part of the walls in a room, especially when it is covered with wood Origin...

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clockwork

Definition a set of springs inside a toy or other object that make it work when you turn a handle...

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gobsmacked

Definition extremely surprised Origin and usage Written evidence for the adjective gobsmacked dates...

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equinox

Definition one of the two days in the year when the day and night are the same length Origin and...

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pastry

Definition 1. a food made by mixing flour, fat, and water. The mixture is rolled flat and used for...

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league

Definition 1. a group of teams or players who regularly compete against one another, put in order...

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refreshment

Definition 1. something to eat or drink during an event such as a meeting or party 2. the state of...

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tutor

Definition 1. a teacher in a college or university 2. someone who gives private lessons in a...