CPE wordskills 16-24

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take an instant dislike to sb

dislike sb as soon as you meet them

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to resent sth

feel anger about sth

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hostile

unfriendly and aggressive

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to sb's face

say sth to sb directly

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complimentary

saying nice things about sb

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behind sb's back

talking about sb, without their knowledge, and usually it is bad or unkind

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inevitebly

something that is certain to happen

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put a strain on sb/sth

create pressure and anxiety for sb; create tension in a relationship

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stick up for sb/sth

to support someone or something when they are being criticized

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as time went by

over a period of time

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settle down

become calmer and more relaxed

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tough

difficult/strong

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things

used to talk about situations

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look up

start to become better

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initially

in the beginning

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reluctant

not wanting to do sth/unwilling

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bond

a connection

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respect for sb

a feeling of admiration for sb because of their qualities

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confide

tell sb personal information because you trust them

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ups and downs

good and bad times

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appreciate

recognize sth and welcome it

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make a sacrifice

give up sth important or valuable in order to do sth that seems more important

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heroine

hero for man/idol

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courage

the ability to do sth, even though it is dangerous

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dignity

a calm,controlled manner in a difficult situation

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humility

the quality of not believing you are better or more important/ humble

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inspire sb

give sb the enthusiasm and desire to do sth

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idolize sb

admire or love sb very much/ worship

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dedication

the hard work and effort that sb puts into an activity because they care about it

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have a go at sb

say unkind things or complain about sb

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look up to sb

admire and respect sb, often sb who is older or in a higher position

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follow in sb's footsteps

do the same work or be as successful as sb before you

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rebel

a person who apposes people in authority

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idealist

a person who belives the world can be perfect

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hypocrite

a person who says they have strong principles but does not act according to these principles

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snob

a person who thinks they are better than people in lower social classes

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look down on sb

think that you are better than sb

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vulgar

not polite/elegant/or having good taste

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be bullied

be hurt or frightend by sb who is bigger and stronger

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despire sb/sth

hate and have no respect for sb/sth

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malicious

showing hatred and the disire to hurt people's feelings/spiteful

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gossip

strories about other people's privat lives, which may be unkind or un true

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principles

strong belives that influence how you behave

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nature

the basic charecter of a person

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nurture

the care and attention given to help sb develop

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impact

an effect or influence on sth

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play a part

be involved and influential in developing sth

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role model

a person you admire and learn from

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peer pressure

the influence on your behaviour of people around you of the same age

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incentive

a thing that encourages you to work harder

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deterrent

a thing that makes you less likely to do sth

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broken home

a family in which the parents are divorced or separated

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deprived

without sufficient food, education, or money

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detrimental effect

a very negative effect

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messy

dirty or untidy

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pull your weight

work as hard as everyone else in a job or activity

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go on and on about sth

keep talking in a boring way

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nag

keep complaining about sb's behaviour

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unappealing

not pleasant or attractive

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life-threatening

likely to cause death

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fuss

you become angry and complain about sth which probaply isn't important

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lay down rules

say officially what the rules are

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set an example

behave in a way that others may copy

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give in

agree to do sth that you don't want to do

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nature

the basic charecter of a person

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nurture

the care and attention given to help sb develop

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impact

an effect or influence on sth

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play a part

be involved and influential in developing sth

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role model

a person you admire and learn from

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peer pressure

the influence on your behaviour of people around you of the same age

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incentive

a thing that encourages you to work harder

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deterrent

a thing that makes you less likely to do sth

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broken home

a family in which the parents are divorced or separated

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deprived

without sufficient food, education, or money

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detrimental effect

a very negative effect

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messy

dirty or untidy

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pull your weight

work as hard as everyone else in a job or activity

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go on and on about sth

keep talking in a boring way

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nag

keep complaining about sb's behaviour

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unappealing

not pleasant or attractive

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life-threatening

likely to cause death

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fuss

you become angry and complain about sth which probaply isn't important

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lay down rules

say officially what the rules are

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set an example

behave in a way that others may copy

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give in

agree to do sth that you don't want to do

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etiquette

the formal rules for polite behaviour in society

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manners

behaviour that is considered polite in a particular society or culture

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frown on/upon sth/sb

disapprove of sth/sb

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discourteous

having bad manners and not showing respect

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customary

usually done in a particular place or situantion

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respectful

showing polite behaviour towards sb/sth

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upwards

moving or pointing towards a higher position

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offensive

rude in a way that makes sb upset or annoyed

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impeccable

perfect

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exemplary

excellent , and done in a way others should copy

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cheeky

rude, often in an amusing way

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insolent

extremely rude and disrespectful

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downright

used to emphasize sth negative

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be put out

be upset or offended

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put your foot in it

say sth that offends or upsets sb

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