3.2 A LIFE IN SIX WORDS Words & phrases

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bet
She bet all her money on a horse that came last.
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to try to win money by saying what the result of a race, game, or competition will be

overwhelmed
Josh was overwhelmed with guilt. She was overwhelmed by emotion when she heard the news.
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if a feeling overwhelms you, you feel it so strongly that you cannot think clearly

drop out
He had dropped out of college. leave
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to stop going to university or school before you have completed your studies, or to stop doing an activity before you finish it

cable car in English
A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate.

calypso music
Calypso drew upon African and French influences, and became the voice of the people
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Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the early to mid-20th century and spread to the rest of Caribbean Antilles and Venezuela.

and I was just blown away
The amount of the check blew me away. The loud noise from the concert blew me away.
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to overwhelm a person; to excite a person very much

poingnant
a poignant scene near the end of the film
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making you have strong feelings of sadness or sympathy
comovente, pungente

someone who has red hair

switch
If you switch to a low-fat diet, your health will improve.
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to change from one thing to another thing SYN change

tough
It was a tough job. They asked some tough questions. Recently she’s had a tough time. It’s tough being married to a cop.
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difficult or involving problems

(also folks especially American English) [plural] people

thread
There’s a common thread linking the different chapters of the book. Halfway through the film I started to lose the thread (= not understand the story)
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an idea, feeling, or feature that forms the connection between the different parts of an explanation, story etc


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