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no-frills

(adj) use only before a noun

Only giving the basics.

Examples:

No-frills airlines do not serve free food and drinks, but the tickets are much cheaper.

Costco is a no-frills American supermarket. They sell brand name food at lower prices.

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.

gladly

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Wanting to do something.

Examples:

A: "Will you help me move into my new house?"
B: "Gladly. What day are you moving?"

My parents gladly paid for my education.  They thought it was very important.

agony

Agony

Very strong pain or heartache.

Examples:

Brian was in agony when his wife died.

Breaking my leg was agony!

trendy

Trendy

Popular or fashionable.

Examples:

Berlin is a trendy city to visit.

Lisa always buys trendy clothes that go out of fashion quickly. What a waste of money!

vise versa

Visa_versa

When the opposite of something you say is also true.

Example::

When it is summer in Canada,  it is winter in Australia, and vise versa.

Andrew doesn’t like the sports Greg likes, and vise versa.

rosy

Rosy

Showing hope for the future.

Examples:

If he keeps working this hard, Mark will have a rosy career.

Life is not rosy for people living in countries at war.

appetite

Apetite

Wanting food.

Examples:

Michael has a big appetite for sweet food.

When I exercise my appetite increases.

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.”

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