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corny showing no new ideas, banal Ex. I couldn't watch the whole movie - it was just too corny.
prominent very noticeable, important, or famous Ex. She plays a prominent role in the organization.
moderate neither great nor little Ex. The rent has gone up over the years but in moderate amounts.
destined intended for a particular purpose / controlled by fate Ex. These cars are destined for the European market.
peculiar unusual and strange Ex. t's peculiar that they didn't tell us they were going away.
sloppiness a lack of care or effort Ex. There was a general sloppiness in the way the business was run.
aptitude a natural ability or skill Ex. We will take your personal aptitudes into account.
workmanlike showing an acceptable level of skill but no great ability or style Ex. his was a workmanlike performance and I know we can do better.
stunned very shocked or surprised Ex. I am stunned and saddened by this news.
opt out choose not to do or be part of an activity Ex. Employees can choose to opt out of the pension scheme.
wane becoming weaker in strength or influence Ex. After the full moon comes the waning moon.
do without (sth) manage without having something Ex. He's an integral part of the team and we can't do without him.
think ahead consider further steps carefully Ex. You got to think ahead to the future.
cram into try and get into a place that is already full Ex. 36,000 spectators crammed into the stadium to see the game.
tarnishing becoming less bright or a different colour Ex. Silver tarnishes easily.
appalling shocking and very bad Ex. We heard the appalling news about the earthquake.
lamentable deserving severe criticism, very bad Ex. It is lamentable that the officer failed to deal with the situation.
reluctant not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it Ex. I was having such a good time I was reluctant to leave.
beholden feeling you have a duty to someone who has done something for you Ex. She wanted to be independent and beholden to no one.
mediocre ordinary and not very good Ex. The film's plot is predictable and the acting is mediocre.
entail make something necessary, or to involve something Ex. Any investment entails risk.
mould try to change or influence someone Ex. e kept trying to mould me into something he wanted me to be.
repercussion effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect Ex. The nation's political crisis is having economic repercussions.
have a bearing on sth have an influence on something or a relationship to something Ex. What you decide now could have a considerable bearing on your future.
have half a mind to do incline or intend to do sth Ex. My flight home was so terrible, I have half a mind to write a letter to the airline company and complain.
toy with sth consider doing sth, but not in a very serious way Ex. We're toying with the idea of going to Peru next year.
harbour If you harbor doubts, hopes, thoughts, etc, you feel or think about them for a long time. Ex. He harboured dreams of one day becoming a professional footballer.
dudgeon anger usuallycause by the way you have been treated After waiting an hour, he drove off in high dudgeon.
steady happening in a smooth, gradual, and regular way Ex. Progress has been slow but steady.
cease to stop something Ex. Whether the protests will cease remains to be seen.
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