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spotty • offspring • revolutions
scalding • indignity
  1. I can't get in that shower. It's hot!
  2. All of these pictures were taken during my teenage years when I was .
  3. The exercise bicycle is moving at about 80 per minute.
  4. You have to be very careful. She is sensitive to any type of .
  5. He had some in Spain and some in Cuba.
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334 Fort Fun

Marion talks with her friend Steve about his first job.

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spotty

Spotty 16-year-olds.

When a person is 'spotty' it means that they have acne or pimples.

Notice the following:

  1. I always get spotty when I am stressed out.
  2. What if he thinks I am too spotty and he does not fancy me?

offspring

She had two offspring.

'Offspring' are the children that someone has.

Notice the following:

  1. I am not planning on having any offspring until I am older.
  2. She might find out that he has offspring that she does not know about.

revolution

If I'd stirred the tea one revolution too few.

A 'revolution' means one full circle or cycle of something.

Notice the following:

  1. You have to wait until the Ferris wheel does a complete revolution before you can get off.
  2. How many revolutions per minute does your washing machine spin at?

scalding hot

Serve ice-creams and scalding hot tea.

When something is 'scalding hot' it means that it is so hot it can burn your skin.

Notice the following:

  1. Please be careful the plate is scalding hot.
  2. I only drink my coffee if it is scalding hot.

indignity

Having to suffer that indignity, you know lack of dignity.

An 'indignity' is a humiliation, insult or disrespect to a person's dignity. Your dignity is your respectable character.

Notice the following:

  1. I would not want to suffer the indignity of having to go to the prom on my own.
  2. When women ask men to marry them, they must not care about the indignity.

 

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