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Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
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flunk verb [ˈflʌŋk]
  • to get a failing grade in (something, such as an examination or course) : fail
  • to give a failing grade to (someone) : fail
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unfamiliar adjective [ˌʌnfəˈmɪljɚ]
  • not frequently seen, heard, or experienced —often + to
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reserve verb [rɪˈzɚv]
  • to make arrangements so that you will be able to use or have (something, such as a room, table, or seat) at a later time
  • to keep (something) for a special or future use
  • to choose to do (something) at a later time : defer
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regular adjective [ˈrɛgjəlɚ]
  • happening over and over again at the same time or in the same way : occurring every day, week, month, etc.
  • happening at times that are equally separated
  • happening or done very often
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recovery noun [rɪˈkʌvəri]
  • the act or process of becoming healthy after an illness or injury : the act or process of recovering—usually singular
  • the act or process of returning to a normal state after a period of difficulty —usually singular
  • the return of something that has been lost, stolen, etc.
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publication noun [ˌpʌbləˈkeɪʃən]
  • the act or process of producing a book, magazine, etc., and making it available to the public
  • a book, magazine, etc., that has been printed and made available to the public
  • the act of printing something (such as an article or photograph) in a magazine, newspaper, etc.—often + of
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thickness noun [ˈθɪknəs]
  • the distance between the top and bottom or front and back surfaces of something : a measurement of how thick something is
  • the quality of being thick
  • a layer or sheet of some material—usually + of
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bay noun [ˈbeɪ]
  • a large area of water that is part of an ocean or lake and partly surrounded by land
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deadline noun [ˈdɛdˌlaɪn]
  • a date or time when something must be finished : the last day, hour, or minute that something will be accepted
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Boxing noun [ˈbɑːksɪŋ]
  • the sport of fighting someone with your hands while wearing very thick gloves—often used before another noun
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nip verb [ˈnɪp]
  • to bite or pinch (someone or something) lightly —+ at
  • to defeat (someone or something) by a small amount
  • to go to a place quickly or for a short period of time
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component noun [kəmˈpoʊnənt]
  • one of the parts of something (such as a system or mixture) : an important piece of something
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intricate adjective [ˈɪntrəkət]
  • having many parts
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elaborate adjective [ɪˈlæbərət]
  • made or done with great care or with much detail : having many parts that are carefully arranged or planned
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decline verb [dɪˈklaɪn]
  • to become lower in amount or less in number
  • to become worse in condition or quality
  • to say that you will not or cannot do something —usually followed by to + verb
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democracy noun [dɪˈmɑːkrəsi]
  • a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting
  • a country ruled by democracy
  • an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights