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keepsake

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Something special that reminds you of something or someone.

Examples:

I am very upset I lost the necklace. It was a keepsake from my father.

This book is a keepsake of my trip to Paris.

keen

Keen

Wanting to do something a lot because you think you will like it.

Examples:

I was keen to learn to ski – until I broke my leg!

Ian is a keen golfer. He plays every weekend.

 

 

kennel

/ˈkənl/ (n)

A place that looks after dogs.

Example:

My dog will stay in a kennel when I go on vacation next week.

kickback

/ˈkɪkbæk/ (n)

Money paid to someone who helps a person or a business make money. They are usually illegal.

Example:

The government in some countries get kickbacks from businesses they help.

lacerate

/’læsə,reɪt/ (v)

Cut skin badly.

Example:

Andrew lacerated his arm in the car accident. He needed 35 stitches.

kettle

/ketl/ (n)

A pot (metal or plastic) used for boiling water.

Example:

Can you plug in the kettle? I want to make a cup of tea.

kick off

/’kɪk ɔʃ/ (phr v)

To start an event.

Example:

What time does the wedding kick off?

kennel

/ˈkenl/ (n)

A place that cares for animals when their owners go on holiday.

Example:

It costs $15 a day for my dog to stay in the kennel when I go away.

kaput

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Broken

Examples:

My ipod is kaput. I dropped it in water.

The engine in my car is kaput, so I have to buy a new one.

knee-jerk

Kneejerk

A natural reaction to something. Usually negative.

Examples:

Allen gave his normal knee-jerk reaction to my advice. He told me it was none of my business.

I was not surprised by the government’s knee-jerk answer to the poverty question. Politicians always say the same thing!

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