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outfits • nice touch • humongous
entire life • fashion sense
  1. I have wanted to go to Paris my .
  2. That suitcase is and there's no way I can lift it.
  3. Her friends gave her many new for her baby.
  4. My changed a lot after I went away to university.
  5. Just a little color with that outfit would be a .
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249 The Outfit
Jessica describes what she is wearing and where she bought it.

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I see you're wearing a cute outfit.

An 'outfit' is a combination of clothes that you put on your body.Notice the following:

  1. This is one of my favorite outfits.
  2. I need to buy an new outfit for the party on Saturday.

nice touch

The slippers are kind of a nice touch to it.

A 'nice touch' means a good addition, or an addition that makes something better than it was before. Notice the following:

  1. Her accessories always add a nice touch.
  2. The flowers on the table are a nice romantic touch.


My feet are so humongous, I won't be able to get a pair of slippers easily.

If something is 'humongous' it is really, really big. Notice the following:

  1. Living in countries where people are really short makes me feel humongous.
  2. These sandwiches are humongous.

entire life

I've never paid $50 for pants in my entire life.

Your 'entire life' is your whole life or the whole time you have been alive. Notice the following:

  1. He spent hi entire life studying and learning.
  2. They have lived in this town for their entire lives

fashion sense

It only shows my fashion sense.

A 'fashion sense' is an idea or opinion about what looks good together. Notice the following:

  1. He developed a fashion sense when he was very young and always went shopping for his own clothes.
  2. She has an interesting fashion sense and wears a lot of things that would look terrible on other people.