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deadbeat

Deadbeat

A person who has no money and is very lazy.

Jill’s brother is a deadbeat. He has no job and expects her to look after him.

How did a successful student become such a deadbeat? Rob has done nothing with his life.

delivery

/dɪˌlɪvˈəri/ (n)

A package or shipment that is moved from one place to another.

Example:

I am going to the post office to see if my delivery has arrived.”

drained

/dreɪnd/(adj)

Very tired.

Example:

People often feel drained on Friday after a week of work.

dismal

/ˈdɪzməl/ (adj)

Makes you feel unhappy and hopeless.

Example:

My grades this year were dismal. I won’t get into medical school if I don’t work harder.

deflate

/dɪˈfleɪt/ (v)

Remove the air from something (like a ball or tire).

Example:

You must deflate your tires to drive in the desert in Dubai.

denim

/ˈdɛnɪm/ (n)

The cotton used to make jeans.

Example:

Denim is usually a light blue color.

dabble

/ˈdæbəl/ (v)

Be involved in something in a ‘not too serious’ way.

Example:

I dabble in horse racing once in a while.

drown

/draʊn/ (v)

Die from being under water for too long.

Example:

A child can drown in very shallow water.

dune

/dun/ (n)

A hill made from sand in the desert or beside the ocean.

Example:

Sand-skiing on dunes has become a popular sport.

duo

/duəʊ/ (n)

Two people who do something together – usually musicians.

Example:

Simon and Garfunkel are a famous singing duo.

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