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Pounded (opposite + swe)

Tapped lightly - Dunka, knacka

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Commenced (opposite + swe)

Ceased - Började, sluta

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A child with bad manners (-ed word)

Bad-mannered child

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A person with good intentions (-ed word)

A well-intentioned person

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A person with quick wits (-ed word)

A quick-witted person

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A person with only one purpose in mind (-ed word)

A single-minded person

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A person who steals (-ed word)

A light-fingered man

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A person with no pity (-ed word)

A hard-hearted person

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A tactless man (-ed word)

A heave-handed man

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A cowardly boy (-ed word)

A lily-livered boy

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What other English words are possible translations of the Swedish word "destroy"?

Förstöra: Ruin, break

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I feel blue (colour meaning?)

Depressed, miserable, sad, unhappy etc.

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I find blue films rather tedious (colour meaning?)

Pornographic movies

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he was so rude he made me see red (colour meaning?)

Very angry

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He's still green but he'll learn quickly enough! (colour meaning?)

Very inexperienced/naive

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Let's go out and paint the town red (colour meaning?)

Celebrate, live it up, have a good time (make a lot of noise)

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Red herrings (colour meaning?)

False trails

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You can't get anything done because of the red tape (colour meaning?)

Bureaucratic regulations/rigid formality of intricate official routine.

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This house is nothing but a white elephant (colour meaning?)

A thing that causes more trouble than it is worth.

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You want everything down in black and white (colour meaning?)

In writing

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I'm in the red again this month (colour meaning?)

Overdrawn at the bank/in dept

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Valley (swe?)

Dal

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Hillside (swe?)

Bergsida/sluttning

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Plain (swe?)

Slätt

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Plateau (swe?)

Platå

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26

How much is an imperial gallon in litres?

About 4 1/2 litres

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How many pints are there in an imperial gallon?

8

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How much is a quart?

2 pints, just over 1 litre (think one quarter of 8)

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Beer (normal quantity for purchase)?

Pints

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Petrol (normal quantity for purchase)?

Gallons

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Oil (normal quantity for purchase)?

Pints

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Milk (normal quantity for purchase)?

Pints

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Coal (normal quantity for purchase)?

Tons and hundred-weights or by the bag

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Yeast (normal quantity for purchase)?

Ounces

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Eggs (normal quantity for purchase)?

Dozens

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Cloth (normal quantity for purchase)?

Yards

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Probate (swe?)

(styrkt) testamente

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Matter of course (swe?)

Något självklart

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Rally round (swe?)

Samlas runt

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Reassure (swe?)

Lugna, försäkra

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Appreciate (swe?)

Inse klart

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Prudent (swe?)

Välbetänkt

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Provisions (swe?)

Förberedelser, åtgärder

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Branch manager (swe?)

Kontorets utredningsman

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Benefit of employment (swe?)

Arbetsförmån

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Lump sum (swe?)

Klumpsumma, engångssumma

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Life assurance (swe?)

Försäkringsskydd

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Mortgage (swe?)

Inteckning

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Paramount (swe?)

Av yttersta vikt

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Inherit the estate (swe?)

Ärver dödsboet

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Intestate (swe?)

Utan testamente

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To peg out, to snuff it, to croak, to pop one's clogs (meaning)?

To die

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54

Stone dead (meaning?)

Dead

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A dead end (meaning?)

a road that is closed at one end, and does not lead anywhere; a situation that has no hope of making progress

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Dead centre (meaning?)

the exact centre of something.

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Dead heat (meaning?)

a competition in which two or more competitors finish at exactly the same time or with exactly the same result

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Dead loss (meaning?)

an activity or process that is not at all effective or successful; a person who is not successful or useful

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Deadbeat (meaning?)

a person who is not willing to work, does not behave in a responsible way, and does not fit into ordinary society; a person or company that is not willing to pay debts or accept responsibility.

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Difference between deadly, fatal and mortal?

Deadly: able or likely to kill people, also often used together with boring or dull. Fatal: causing someone to die Mortal: subject to death; having a transitory life; a human being subject to death, as opposed to a divine being.

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Interment (meaning?)

the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites.

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Difference between lover and mistress?

Lover refers to a man, mistress to a female.

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To live in sin (meaning?)

Old fashioned for living together without being married.

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Bastard (meaning?)

Child of unmarried parents, now used almost exclusively as a swear word; Officially a child born out of woodlock.

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Lone parents (meaning?)

Single parent, divorced.

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Widow (female) ? (male)

Widower

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Wretchedness (swe?)

Elände

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Desolation (swe?)

Tröstlöshet

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To finance (swe?)

Finansiera

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To economise (swe?)

Spara, hushålla

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Opposite of abruptly?

Gradually

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Opposite of impartial?

Biased

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Opposite of alleviate?

Aggregate

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Opposite of often?

Seldom

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And the like (swe?)

Och dylikt

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Is advice countable?

No

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What does NHS stand for?

National Health Service

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To make provisions for (swe?)

Vidtaga åtgärder

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To take steps to... (swe?)

Att vidtaga åtgärder

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84

Difference between ensure and insure?

To ensure something is to make sure it happens—to guarantee it. To insure something or someone is to cover it with an insurance policy.

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Difference between inheretance and heritage?

"Inheritance", when used literally, refers to money, real estate, or other tangible property. "Heritage" refers to intangible things, like ideals, knowledge, and moral standards

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Heirloom (meaning?)

a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations.

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Difference between prosecute and persecute?

Prosecute - to bring legal action against for redress or punishment of a crime or violation of law.

Persecute - to harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict; specifically: to cause to suffer because of belief.

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Prescribe (definition?)

to lay down, in writing or otherwise, as a rule or a course of action to be followed; appoint, ordain, or enjoin.

Medicine/Medical. to designate or order the use of (a medicine, remedy, treatment, etc.).

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Persevere (definition?)

to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.

to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.

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Difference from "escape" and "escape from"?

"Escape" is the transitive form of the verb and "escape from" is the intransitive verb.

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Difference between motive and motif?

Motive comes from the Latin word motus meaning a moving motion. From the early 1400s, motive comes to signify that which moves a person to behave in a certain fashion. A motif is a theme or idea that recurs as a pattern in an artistic work. Motifs occur in architecture, music, literature, fashion, etc.

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Opposite of debtor?

Creditor

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93

Opposite of debtor?

Creditor

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Opposite of authentic?

Counterfeit, spurious

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Opposite of vague?

Definite

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Opposite of acute?

Dull

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Opposite of ornate?

Simple, plain

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Pulling your leg (meaning?)

X is teasing you

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Apple of someones eye (meaning?)

Loving someone very much

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Giving someone the slip (meaning?)

Escaping

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