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  • launch /lɔːntʃ $ lɒːntʃ/ to start something, usually something big or important
  • The organization has launched a campaign to raise $150,000.
  • generation /ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃən/ all people of about the same age
  • Like most of my generation, I had never known a war.
  • essentially /ɪˈsenʃəli/ used when stating the most basic facts about something SYN basically
  • Ballet is essentially a middle-class interest.
  • kickstand /ˈkɪkstænd/ a thin piece of metal on the bottom of a bicycle or motorcycle that supports it in an upright position when it is not moving
  • recline /rɪˈklaɪn/ to lie or lean back in a relaxed way
  • I spent Sunday reclining in a deckchair.
  • typically /ˈtɪpɪkli/ in a way that a person or group is generally believed to behave
  • Typically, he didn’t even bother to tell anyone he was going.
  • course /kɔːs $ kɔːrs/ the usual or natural way that something changes, develops, or is done
  • Meeting Sally changed the whole course of his life.
  • performance /pəˈfɔːməns $ pərˈfɔːr-/ how well a car or other machine works
  • The car’s performance on mountain roads was impressive.
  • improvement /ɪmˈpruːvmənt/the act of improving something, or the state of being improved 
  • There’s been a big improvement in the children’s behaviour.
  • roughly /ˈrʌfli/ not exactly SYN about, approximately
  • There were roughly 200 people there.
  • comparable /ˈkɒmpərəbəl $ ˈkɑːm-/ similar to something else in size, number, quality etc, so that you can make a comparison → compare, comparison
  • A car of comparable size would cost far more abroad.

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