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prevail (v.)

definition1: to get control, influence or superiority definition2: to be common among a group of people -The lawyer prevailed in the case that a young girl was accused of stealing a ring. -Manchester United...

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amend (v.)

definition: to change something for the better other forms: amendment (n.) -Some countries are recommended to amend (make an amendment to) their human rights law.

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Across the universe by the Beatles

Definitely one of my favorites. I absolutely love it. Words are flowing outLike endless rain into a paper cupThey slither wildly as they slip away across the universePools of sorrow waves of joyAre drifting...

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haphazard (adj.)

definition: not having a plan or order, not planned -Her haphazard note-taking in Chemistry course makes everything even more complicated. She cannot understand her own notes because they are not in order.

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nominate (v.)

definition1: to officially suggest someone for an election, job or position definition2: to declare that a work (song, movie etc.) will be included in a competition other forms: nomination (n.), nominated (adj.) -Brad Pitt...

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stupendous (adj.)

definition 1: very impressive and surprising definition 2: very great in size or number -I have some stupendous news for you! I won the lottery! -Her debts are so stupendous that she could not...

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figure out (v.)

definition1: to understand or solve something definition2: to calculate something -The police had to figure out the connection between two murders to be able to catch the murderer. -He is speaking so fast that...

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The odds are against (someone/something)

This idiom is used for situations in which a person or people are unlikely to succeed. Let’s say you have a friend who wants to be a professional basketball player. S/he is so passionate...

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endure (v.)

definition1: to suffer from or experience a difficult and painful situation definition2: to exist for a long time other forms: endurance (n.) -The baby on the plane had to endure a very long flight...