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Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
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pimple noun [ˈpɪmpəl]
  • a small, red, swollen spot on the skin
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sue verb [ˈsuː]
  • to use a legal process by which you try to get a court of law to force a person, company, or organization that has treated you unfairly or hurt you in some way to give you something or to do something : to bring a lawsuit against someone or something —often + for —often + for
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postcard noun [ˈpoʊstˌkɑɚd]
  • a card on which a message may be sent by mail without an envelope and that often has a picture on one side
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paste noun [ˈpeɪst]
  • a soft, wet mixture of usually a powder and a liquid
  • a type of glue that is used to make things stick together
  • a soft, smooth food that is made by grinding something (such as tomatoes or nuts) into very small pieces
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koala noun [kəˈwɑːlə]
  • an Australian animal that has thick gray fur, large hairy ears, sharp claws for climbing, and no tail —called also koala bear
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ketchup noun [ˈkɛtʃəp]
  • a thick sauce made with tomatoes —called also tomato ketchup
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invent verb [ɪnˈvɛnt]
  • to create or produce (something useful) for the first time
  • to create or make up (something, such as a story) in order to trick people
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invasion noun [ɪnˈveɪʒən]
  • the act of invading something: such as
  • the act of entering a place in an attempt to take control of it
  • the act of entering a place in large numbers especially in a way that is harmful or unwanted
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intern noun [ˈɪnˌtɚn]
  • a student or recent graduate who works for a period of time at a job in order to get experience
  • a person who works in a hospital in order to complete training as a doctor
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Indian noun [ˈɪndijən]
  • a person born, raised, or living in India
  • native american
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hunter noun [ˈhʌntɚ]
  • a person who hunts wild animals
  • a person who searches for something
  • a strong horse that people use when they hunt foxes
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harvest noun [ˈhɑɚvəst]
  • the season when crops are gathered from the fields or the activity of gathering crops
  • the amount of crops that are gathered; also : the amount of a natural product gathered in a single season —sometimes used figuratively
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client noun [ˈklajənt]
  • a person who pays a professional person or organization for services
  • a customer in a shop or hotel
  • a computer in a network that uses the services provided by a server
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accumulate verb [əˈkjuːmjəˌleɪt]
  • to gather or acquire (something) gradually as time passes
  • to increase gradually in amount as time passes
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disguise verb [dəˈskaɪz]
  • to change the usual appearance, sound, taste, etc., of (someone or something) so that people will not recognize that person or thing —often + as
  • to hide (something) so that it will not be seen or noticed
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shackle noun [ˈʃækəl]
  • one of two rings or bands that are placed around a person's wrists or ankles and that are connected by a chain—usually plural
  • something that prevents people from acting freely—+ of
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infect verb [ɪnˈfɛkt]
  • to cause (someone or something) to become sick or affected by disease —often used as (be) infected
  • to cause (someone) to feel an emotion—usually + with
  • to spread to (other people)
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scar noun [ˈskɑɚ]
  • a mark that is left on your skin after a wound heals
  • a mark on something showing where it has been damaged
  • a feeling of great emotional pain or sadness that is caused by a bad experience and that lasts for a long time