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Idioms challenge 3 glossary


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Idioms challenge 3 glossary

  1. 1. Inside OutIdioms challenge 3! – Glossaryadvantage noun [count/uncount] priority noun [count]something that makes one person or thing more something important that must be done first orlikely to succeed than others needs more attention than anything elsethe advantages of a good education Being fashionable was low on her list of priorities.aggressive adjective resource noun [count]behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you something that you can use to help you to achievewant to fight, attack, or argue with someone something, especially in your work or studyaggressive behaviour The Internet has become a valuable resource in schools.brick noun [uncount]bricks used as a building material ridiculous adjectivea brick wall silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed atconcise adjective a ridiculous ideaexpressed using only a few words, but in a waythat is easy to understand task noun [count]clear concise instructions something that you have to do, often something that is difficult or unpleasantcriticism noun [uncount] My first real task was to prepare for the meeting.comments that show that you think something iswrong or bad upset adjectiveHe finds criticism of his team’s performance hard very sad, worried, or angry about somethingto take. Why are you so upset?deliberately adverbwith a definite intention, not by chance or byaccidentYou did that deliberately, just to annoy me.disadvantage noun [count/uncount]something that makes someone or something lesseffective, successful, or attractiveGrants are available for projects that tackledisadvantage in deprived areas.economical adjectiveused about someone who is careful about spendingmoneyHe always was economical when it came to buyingpresents.exaggerate verbto describe something in a way that makes it seembetter, worse, larger, more important etc than itreally isDon’t exaggerate! It wasn’t that bad!molehill noun [count]a small pile of earth made by a mole ( = a smallanimal with dark fur that digs underground andcannot see well) digging undergroundThis page has been downloaded from It is photocopiable, but all copies must be complete pages. ndCopyright © Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008. Definitions from the Macmillan English Dictionary 2 Edition © 2007 and theMacmillan Essential Dictionary © 2003, A&C Black Publishers Ltd: