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  • payday /ˈpeɪdeɪ/ the day on which you get your wages
  • Payday here is always every other Friday.
  • widow /ˈwɪdəʊ $ -doʊ/ a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again
  • an elderly widow who was attacked and robbed last month
  • marvel /ˈmɑːvəl $ ˈmɑːr-/ something or someone that is extremely useful or skilful SYN miracle, wonder
  • I don’t know how he did it – he’s an absolute marvel!
  • standalone /ˈstændələʊn $ -loʊn/ a standalone company is one that is not part of a larger company
  • This program can be used as a standalone application or from within Microsoft Frontpage.
  • dispute /dɪˈspjuːt, ˈdɪspjuːt/ a serious argument or disagreement
  • The firm is involved in a legal dispute with a rival company.
  • disclose /dɪsˈkləʊz $ -ˈkloʊz/ to make something publicly known, especially after it has been kept secret SYN reveal
  • Some companies have already voluntarily disclosed similar information.
  • portrayal /pɔːˈtreɪəl $ pɔːr-/ the way someone or something is described or shown in a book, film, play etc
  • the newspapers’ portrayal of Islamic culture
  • icky /ˈɪki/ very unpleasant, especially to look at, taste, or feel SYN yucky
  • There was some icky black stuff between the tiles.
  • peer /pɪə $ pɪr/ your peers are the people who are the same age as you, or who have the same type of job, social class etc
  • American children did less well in math than their peers in Japan.
  • obnoxious /əbˈnɒkʃəs $ -ˈnɑːk-/ very offensive, unpleasant, or rude
  • She’s really obnoxious
  • hookup /ˈhʊkʌp/ an agreement between two organizations to work together for a particular purpose
  • a McDonnell Douglas hookup with Taiwan Aerospace Corp. to build the MD-12 jet
  • breakup /ˈbreɪkʌp/ the act of ending a marriage or relationship
  • the breakup of her marriage



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