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Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
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blur noun [ˈblɚ]
  • something that you cannot see clearly—usually singular
  • something that is difficult to remember
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blame verb [ˈbleɪm]
  • to say or think that a person or thing is responsible for something bad that has happened
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blackboard noun [ˈblækˌboɚd]
  • a smooth, dark surface that is used for writing on with chalk in a classroom —called also (chiefly US) chalkboard
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appreciate verb [əˈpriːʃiˌeɪt]
  • to understand the worth or importance of (something or someone) : to admire and value (something or someone)
  • to be grateful for (something)
  • —used to make a polite request
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they pronoun [ˈðeɪ]
  • those people, animals, or things
  • —used to refer to people in a general way or to a group of people who are not specified
  • he or she—used to refer to a single person whose sex is not known or specified
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rod noun [ˈrɑːd]
  • a straight, thin stick or bar
  • a pole with a line and usually a reel that is used in fishing
  • a stick used to hit or whip someone as a form of punishment
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rescue verb [ˈrɛskju]
  • to save (someone or something) from danger or harm —often + from —sometimes used figuratively
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relief noun [rɪˈliːf]
  • a pleasant and relaxed feeling that someone has when something unpleasant stops or does not happen
  • the removal or reducing of something that is painful or unpleasant
  • things (such as food, money, or medicine) that are given to help people who are victims of a war, earthquake, flood, etc.
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procession noun [prəˈsɛʃən]
  • an organized group or line of people or vehicles that move together slowly as part of a ceremony
  • a number of people or things that come or happen one after another : series—+ of
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probably adverb [ˈprɑːbəbli]
  • very likely : almost certainly
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pleat noun [ˈpliːt]
  • a fold in cloth that is made by folding the material onto itself
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pitch noun [ˈpɪtʃ]
  • the highness or lowness of a sound
  • an act of throwing a baseball to a batter or the ball that is thrown to a batter
  • things that are said by someone (such as a salesman) in order to make someone want to buy, do, or accept something
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musty adjective [ˈmʌsti]
  • having a bad smell because of wetness, old age, or lack of fresh air
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mirage noun [məˈrɑːʒ]
  • something (such as a pool of water in the middle of a desert) that is seen and appears to be real but that is not actually there
  • something that you hope for or want but that is not possible or real
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jewelry noun []
  • decorative objects (such as rings, necklaces, and earrings) that people wear on their body
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instrument noun [ˈɪnstrəmənt]
  • a tool or device used for a particular purpose; especially : a tool or device designed to do careful and exact work
  • a device that measures something (such as temperature or distance)
  • a device that is used to make music
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shimmer verb [ˈʃɪmɚ]
  • to shine with a light that seems to move slightly