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abstract

based on general ideas or principles rather than specific examples or real events

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accumulate

to gradually get more and more of sth over a period of time

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Aluminium

of, pertaining to, or consuming aluminium

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amass

to collect sth, especially in large quantities

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antique

old and often valuable

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belongings

the things that you own which can be moved, for example not land or buildings

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bin

to throw away

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breathtaking

very exciting or impressive (usually in a pleasant way)

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broad

wide

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broad-minded

willing to listen to other people's opinions and accept behaviour that is different from your own

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bronze

to be a gold brown colour

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chest of drawers

a piece of furniture with drawers for keeping clothes in

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clear-out

a process of getting rid of things that you no longer want

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clutter

having too many things, so that it is untidy

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coin

a small flat piece of metal used as money

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colourful

full of bright colours or having a lot of different colours

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contemporary

belonging to the same period of time as oneself

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controversial

causing a lot of angry public discussion and disagreement

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cooker, stove

a large piece of equipment for cooking food, containing an oven and gas or electric rings on top

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copper

reddish-brown in colour

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crushed

pulverized, rendered into small, disconnected fragments

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curtains

pieces of cloth that are used to cover a window

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dated

old-fashioned; belonging to a time in the past

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decaying

Implies the deterioration from sound condition

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delicate

easily broken or damaged

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drop out of

to no longer take part or be part of sth

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dustbin, trash can

a large container with a lid, used for putting rubbish/garbage in, usually kept outside the house

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fast-paced

including a lot of things happening quickly

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flat, apartment

a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building

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garden, yard

a piece of land next to or around your house where you can grow flowers, fruit, vegetables, etc.

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german

of or pertaining to Germany, its inhabitants, or their language

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get rid of

to make yourself free of sb/sth that is annoying you or

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handmade

made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefore of superior quality

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heap of

a lot of sth

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heartbreaking

a strong feeling of sadness

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helmet

a type of hard hat that protects the head, worn, for example, by a police officer, a soldier or a person playing some sports

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help out

to help somebody, especially in a difficult situation

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highly respected

admired by many people for their achievements or good qualities

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hoard

to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place

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huge

extremely large in size or amount

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Indian

a type of cuisine, often eaten as a take away

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jewels

pieces of jewellery or decorative objects that contain precious stones

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junk

things that are considered useless or of little value

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lift/elevator

a moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level to another, as in a building

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loads of

a large number or amount of sb/sth; plenty

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mask

a covering for part or all of the face, worn to hide or protect it

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mind-blowing

very exciting, impressive or surprising

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mountains of

a very large amount or number of sth

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much-anticipated

to feel or realize beforehand

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mummy

a body of a human or an animal that has been mummified

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never-ending

seeming to last for ever

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object

a thing that you can see and touch and that is not alive

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opt out

the act of choosing not to be involved in an agreement

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paper

made of paper or paperlike material

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pick out

to choose sb/sth carefully from a group of people or things

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piles of

a quantity of things heaped together

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plastic

(made) of plastic

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posession

sth that you have or own

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pottery

pots, dishes, etc. made with clay that is baked in an oven

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product

a thing that is grown or produced, usually for sale

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reach out to

to be seen or heard by sb

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rectangular

a flat shape with four straight sides, two of which are longer than the other two, and four angles of 90°

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ripped

torn, either partly or into separate pieces

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rubbish

things that you throw away because you do not want them

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run out of

to use up or finish a supply of sth

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rusty

covered with rust

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sculpture

a work of art that is a solid figure or object made by carving or shaping wood, stone, clay, metal, etc.

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self-defeating

causing more problems and difficulties instead of solving them; not achieving what you wanted to achieve but having an opposite effect

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silk

to be made from a type of fine smooth cloth made from silk thread

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smooth

completely flat and even, without any lumps, holes or rough areas

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sort out

to organize the contents of sth, to tidy sth

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spill out

to fill a cointainer and go over the edge

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spread out

to stretch your body or arrange your things over a large area

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stacks of

a large number or amount of sth; a lot of sth

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statue

a figure usually of a person or animal that is made from stone, metal, etc.

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striking

interesting and unusual enough to attract attention

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stuff

used to refer to a substance, material, group of objects, etc. when you do not know the name

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stunning

extremely impressive or attractive

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tablet

a flat piece of stone that has writing on it

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take out

to move sth from one place to another

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tangled

twisted together in an untidy way

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tap, faucet

a device that controls the flow of water from a pipe

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thing

an object whose name you do not use because you do not need to or want to, or because you do not know it

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thought-provoking

making people think seriously about a particular subject or issue

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throw out

to get rid of something that you no longer want

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tiny

very small in size or amount

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tool

an instrument such as a hammer, screwdriver, saw, etc. that you hold in your hand and use for making things, repairing things, etc.

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torch, flashlight

a small electric lamp that uses batteries and that you can hold in your hand

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transparent

allowing you to see through it

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triangular

shaped like a triangle

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troubling

causing stress or anxiety

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vase

a container made of glass, etc., used for holding cut flowers or as a decorative object

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wardrobe, closet

a large cupboard for hanging clothes in which is either a piece of furniture or built into the wall

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weapon

an object such as a knife, gun, bomb, etc. that is used for fighting or attacking somebody

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wear out

to become or make sth become, thin or unusable, usually becouse it has been used too much

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well documented

having a lot of written evidence to prove, support or explain it

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well earned

much deserved

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well-known

known about by a lot of people

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wide-ranging

including or dealing with a large number of different subjects or areas

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winding

having a curving and twisting shape

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