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settle down

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To start the stage of life when you buy a home and start a family.

Examples:

At 19 years old, he is too young to settle down!

After many years of working in other countries, she finally settled down in London.

shabby

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Looking old and in poor condition.

Examples:

I refuse to move into that shabby apartment!

He earns a lot of money, but for some reason, he always wears shabby clothes to the office.

sickening

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Examples:

That photo is sickening! The newspaper should not show dead people.

The smell was sickening. I had to leave the room.

swan song

Swan_song

A final appearance or action.

Examples:

I watched a famous ballerina perform last night. It was her swan song.

Michael made his swan song speech at the meeting this morning.

surrender

/sərenˈdər/ (v)

To abandon or give up.

Example:

The north surrendered to the south, so the war was finally over.

spendthrift

/ˈspendˌθrɪft/ (n)

A person who does not like to use their money.

Example:

My grandfather was a spendthrift, but he was very wealthy.

slacker

/ˈslækər/ (n)A person who is lazy.

Examples:

Colin is a slacker. He never helps around the house.

sci-fi

/ˌsaɪˈfaɪ/ (n informal)

The short form of ‘science fiction’.

Example:

My brother loves sci-fi movies. His favorite is Star Trek.

stroller

/ˈstrəʊlər/ (n)

A chair with wheels in which a small child sits and is pushed.

Example:

A stroller is useful for parents shopping with a very young child.

snap

/snæp/ (v)

Make a short loud sound with your thumb and 2 fingers.

Example:

He snapped his fingers to get the waiter’s attention.

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