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Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
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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
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numb adjective [ˈnʌm]
  • unable to feel anything in a particular part of your body because of cold, injury, etc.
  • unable to think, feel, or react normally because of something that shocks or upsets you
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moose noun [ˈmuːs]
  • a large animal with very large, flat antlers that lives in forests in the northern part of America, Europe, and Asia
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marble noun [ˈmɑɚbəl]
  • a kind of stone that is often polished and used in buildings and statues —often used before another noun
  • a little glass ball used in some children's games
  • a children's game played with little glass balls
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manufacture verb [ˌmænjəˈfæktʃɚ]
  • to make (something) usually in large amounts by using machines
  • to create (something, such as a false story or explanation) by using your imagination often in order to trick or deceive someone
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limp verb [ˈlɪmp]
  • to walk in a slow and awkward way because of an injury to a leg or foot
  • to go or continue slowly or with difficulty
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juvenile adjective [ˈʤuːvəˌnajəl]
  • unpleasantly childish : immature
  • relating to or meant for young people
  • of or relating to young people who have committed crimes
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interior adjective [ɪnˈtirijɚ]
  • located on the inside of something
  • suited for use in the inside or on inside surfaces
  • occurring in the mind
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keeper noun [ˈkiːpɚ]
  • a person whose job is to guard or take care of something or someone
  • curator
  • something or someone that is worth keeping : something or someone that is good, valuable, etc.
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illustration noun [ˌɪləˈstreɪʃən]
  • a picture or drawing in a book, magazine, etc.
  • an example or story that is used to make something easier to understand
  • the act or process of illustrating something: such as
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heal verb [ˈhiːl]
  • to become healthy or well again
  • to make (someone or something) healthy or well again
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germ noun [ˈʤɚm]
  • a very small living thing that causes disease
  • the origin or basis of something
  • a very small amount of something
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film noun [ˈfɪlm]
  • a special material that is used for taking photographs
  • movie
  • the process, art, or business of making movies
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character noun [ˈkerɪktɚ]
  • the way someone thinks, feels, and behaves : someone's personality—usually singular —often used before another noun
  • a set of qualities that are shared by many people in a group, country, etc.—usually singular
  • a set of qualities that make a place or thing different from other places or things
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archive noun [ˈɑɚˌkaɪv]
  • a place in which public records or historical materials (such as documents) are kept; also : the material that is stored in an archive