dysfunctional /dɪsˈfʌŋkʃ ə n ə l/ adjective formal
not behaving, working, or happening in the way that most people think is normal
a dysfunctional family/childhood
belated /bɪˈleɪtɪd/ adjective
coming late, or later than expected
a belated attempt to win votes
Supermarkets have belatedly realized the purchasing power of mothers.
Belated happy birthday / Name Day….
superb /suːˈpɜːb/ adjective
a superb performance/restaurant
Text about loo roll dispensers (check moodle platform)
flush sth away/down/out, etc
to get rid of something by pushing it somewhere with lots of water, such as down a toilet
diarrhoea UK ( US diarrhea ) /ˌdaɪəˈrɪə/ noun [ U ]
[ HEALTH ] an illness in which your solid waste is more liquid than usual, and comes out of your body more often.
exhort /ɪgˈzɔːt/ verb [ T ] formal
to strongly encourage/ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/ someone to do something
exhortation /ˌegzɔːˈteɪʃ ə n/ noun [ C , U ]
teethe /tiːð/ verb
1 be teething
If a baby is teething, it is getting its first teeth.
2 teething problems/troubles
problems that happen because something is new and has not been done before
As with all projects, there were a few teething troubles.
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raid 1 /reɪd/ noun [ C ]
Word partners for raid
carry out a raid • a raid on sth • an air raid • a dawn raid
1 SOLDIERS a sudden attack on a place by soldiers
an air raid
a dawn raid
2 POLICE a sudden visit to a place by police in order to find someone or something
a police raid to recover illegal weapons
3 STEAL when people enter a place by force in order to steal from it
a bank raid
See also: air raid
pledge 1 /pledʒ/ noun [ C ]
Word partners for pledge (noun)
break / fulfil / make a pledge • a pledge on sth
a serious promise
[ + to do sth ] a pledge to create jobs
He made a solemn pledge to the American people.
wastage /ˈweɪstɪdʒ/ noun [ U ]
when you waste something
maintenance /ˈmeɪnt ə nəns/ noun [ U ]
Word partners for maintenance
carry out maintenance • high / low maintenance • maintenance of sth
1 WORK the work that is done to keep something in good condition
I want a garden that's very low maintenance (= easy to look after) .
2 MONEY [ FINANCE ] UK regular amounts of money that someone must pay after they have left their family so that the family still has money to live