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Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
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rural adjective [ˈrɚrəl]
  • of or relating to the country and the people who live there instead of the city
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breed verb [ˈbriːd]
  • to keep and take care of animals or plants in order to produce more animals or plants of a particular kind
  • to produce young animals, birds, etc. : to produce offspring by sexual reproduction
  • to take care of and teach (a child who is growing up) —usually used as (be) bred
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preserve verb [prɪˈzɚv]
  • to keep (something) in its original state or in good condition
  • to keep (something) safe from harm or loss : protect
  • to prevent (food) from decaying
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fulfill verb []
  • to do what is required by (something, such as a promise or a contract)
  • to succeed in doing or providing (something)
  • to succeed in achieving (something) : to make (something, such as a dream) true or real
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alter verb [ˈɑːltɚ]
  • to change (something)
  • to make a change to (a piece of clothing) so that it will fit better
  • to remove the sex organs of (an animal) so that the animal is unable to reproduce
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colonel noun [ˈkɚnl̟]
  • an officer of high rank in the army, air force, or marines : a military officer who ranks above a major
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persuade verb [pɚˈsweɪd]
  • to cause (someone) to do something by asking, arguing, or giving reasons
  • to cause (someone) to believe something : convince
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hesitate verb [ˈhɛzəˌteɪt]
  • to stop briefly before you do something especially because you are nervous or unsure about what to do
  • to be unwilling to do something because of doubt or uncertainty
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position noun [pəˈzɪʃən]
  • the place where someone or something is in relation to other people or things
  • the place where someone or something should be—used after in, into, or out of
  • the way someone stands, sits, or lies down
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observe verb [əbˈzɚv]
  • to watch and sometimes also listen to (someone or something) carefully
  • to see and notice (someone or something)
  • to make a comment about something you notice
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flan noun [ˈflæn]
  • a type of sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered with caramel
  • an open pie containing any of various fillings
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trolley noun [ˈtrɑːli]
  • an electric vehicle that runs along the street on tracks —called also streetcar, trolley car, tram
  • a vehicle that is pulled along tracks on the ground by a moving cable or that hangs from a moving cable —called also (US) trolley car
  • a metal basket on wheels used to hold groceries while you are shopping
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toothless adjective [ˈtuːθləs]
  • having or showing no teeth
  • not effective or powerful
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ray noun [ˈreɪ]
  • one of the lines of light that you can see coming from an object
  • a thin beam of energy (such as heat or light) that moves in the form of waves
  • a very small amount of something
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publish verb [ˈpʌblɪʃ]
  • to prepare and produce (a book, magazine, etc.) for sale
  • to have something you wrote included in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
  • to include (an article, letter, photograph, etc.) in a magazine or newspaper
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prod verb [ˈprɑːd]
  • to push someone or something with your finger or a pointed object : poke —often + at
  • to persuade or try to persuade (someone) to do something
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permission noun [pɚˈmɪʃən]
  • the right or ability to do something that is given by someone who has the power to decide if it will be allowed or permitted