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Election

iˈlek.ʃən

Meanings of Election:

noun

The act or occasion of being chosen for a particular job, esp. by voting

Usage examples:

[ c ] congressional/presidential elections, [ u ] his election to the senate was all but assured., …

Litre

ˈliː.tər

Meanings of Litre:

noun

A unit for measuring liquids or gases in the metric system, equal to 1000 cubic centimetres, or about 1.75 pints

Usage examples:

The tax increase will add 4p to a litre of petrol.

Longevity

lɒnˈdʒev.ə.ti

Meanings of Longevity:

noun

The ability to last for a long time

Usage examples:

For longevity in car design, you really need to keep it simple.

Reservation

ˌrez.əˈveɪ.ʃən

Meanings of Reservation:

noun

An arrangement to have something kept for you, for example, a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant

Usage examples:

Do you have a reservation?, it is advisable to make a reservation several days in advance., they pr…

Swim

swɪm

Meanings of Swim:

noun

An act or period of swimming.

Usage examples:

We went for a swim in the river
verb

Travel through water

Vivacious

vɪˈveɪ.ʃəs

Meanings of Vivacious:

adjective

(esp. of a woman or girl) full of energy and enthusiasm

Usage examples:

Judy garland was bright and vivacious, with a vibrant singing voice.

Fix up

fɪks

Meanings of Fix up:

phrasal verb

Make arrangements for

verb

To repair something or solve a problem

Usage examples:

They have fixed the bugs in the software., a restaurant would have 48 hours to fix the problem or t…

Winkle out

ˈwɪŋ.kəl

Meanings of Winkle out:

phrasal verb

To get or find something or someone with difficulty

Usage examples:

I managed to winkle the truth out of him eventually.

Meanings of Like taking candy from a baby:

idiom

To be very easy

Usage examples:

Beating them was the easiest thing in the world - it was like taking candy from a baby.

Meanings of Steal someone’s thunder:

idiom

To do what someone else was going to do before they do it, especially if this takes success or praise away from them

Usage examples:

Sandy stole my thunder when she announced that she was pregnant two days before i'd planned to tell…
phrase

Win praise for oneself by pre-empting someone else's attempt to impress.

Usage examples:

However, in an apparent copycat career move, lindsay is also recording her own debut album, which s…

Meanings of Be-of-importance:

phrase

To think and act as if you are very important

Usage examples:

Since he got his new job, he's been very full of his own importance., he's an awful man - full of h…

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