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cheats • afford • now and then
fancy • harden
  1. When the cookies cool they will a little.
  2. Those clothes are too for where we are going tonight.
  3. He is usually really quiet, but every he gets very excited about something.
  4. You have to watch him closely because he sometimes at cards.
  5. How can you a new car when you just finished university?
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332 Lunch

Nicoleta talks about what she is having for lunch.

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cheat

I cheated and I bought one of those pre-packaged lettuce with herbs.

When you 'cheat' it means that you achieve something through underhand means and do not do it the proper way.

Notice the following:

  1. Never cheat on exams or you will get caught.
  2. I don't like playing sports with you, you always cheat.

afford

I can't afford it right now.

To 'afford' something means that you have enough money to pay for it.

Notice the following:

  1. I can not afford to go out this weekend.
  2. That house is in our budget, we can afford to rent it.

every now and then

But I wouldn't mind going out every now and then.

To do something 'every now and then' means that you do it occasionally, but not on a regular basis.

Notice the following:

  1. Every now and then I go into the country and visit my uncle.
  2. The train is late every now and then.

fancy

One of those fancy restaurants.

When something is 'fancy' it means that is smart and of a higher class and usually expensive.

Notice the following:

  1. I am not sure if those curtains are suitable for the bedroom as they are too fancy. 
  2. I feel uncomfortable when I go to fancy hotels on holiday.

harden

It makes the sugar harden.

When something hardens it means it becomes a hard solid.

Notice the following:

  1. It takes a few hours for the concrete to harden.
  2. Leave it in the freezer and it will harden.

 

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