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otherwise

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Example Sentences:

You'd better wear a helmet when you go roller-blading. [Otherwise], you could hurt yourself.

I'm a little busy right now, so I can't come to the party. [Otherwise] I'd come for sure.

You'd better work on improving your pronunciation; [otherwise], you'll fail the speaking test.



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addiction

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Example Sentences:

Her brother is taking counseling to get over his [addiction] to cocaine.

He had such an [addiction] to cigarettes that he smoked 40 a day, and could never imagine stopping.

My son is a hockey [addict] who watches every game he can.



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repress

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As a child, she always had to [repress] her anger because her parents wouldn't allow her to argue with them.

If you always [repress] your feelings, you could end up with high blood pressure or something.

His long [repressed] aggression finally exploded in a fit of rage.



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cabinet

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Example Sentences:

We just bought a new [cabinet] to put our sound system and television in.

The Prime Minister announced major changes to his [Cabinet] today.

The aspirin is in the medicine [cabinet] in the bathroom.



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smooth

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Example Sentences:

The skin of a snake is not rough or slimy; in fact, it is quite dry and [smooth].

We were worried that there would be a lot of disagreement at the meeting, but everything went quite [smoothly].

There was no wind, so the surface of the sea was as [smooth] as glass.



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site

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Example Sentences:

The government is looking for a [site] on which to build a new school in this area.

The government has just announced the [site] of the new science museum.

You are not allowed onto the construction [site] unless you are wearing a hardhat.



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astonish

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Example Sentences:

We were totally [astonished] when my brother showed up at the wedding; we had understood that he wouldn't be able to make it.

The children stared in [astonishment] as the magician pulled the rabbit out of his sleeve.

There is an [astonishing] number of people in this country who believe that Elvis is still alive.



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troop

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Example Sentences:

The United States has sent [troops] into Yugoslavia in order to bring stability to the troubled region.

Nigeria has sent a force of 500 peace-keeping [troops] into the region.

There are reports of China massing its [troops] on the border with Vietnam.



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heap

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Example Sentences:

We have a compost [heap] in our backyard for kitchen and yard waste.

His dirty clothes lay in a [heap] on the floor in his bedroom.

Add one [heaping] tablespoon of sugar to the mixture once it has started to boil.



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evidence

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Example Sentences:

A knife was found at the scene of the murder, and has become the most important [evidence] the police have to link the killing to the suspect.

The police freed a suspected murderer because they didn't have enough [evidence] to charge him.

The prosecutor lost the case because he didn't have sufficient [evidence] to secure a conviction.



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