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scale • rewarding • breaking
random • metal heads
  1. It must feel to get a good grade on your exam after you studied for it.
  2. Some of the comments that she makes are totally .
  3. Most of the people at the concert were extreme .
  4. Using beauty as a , what's the most incredible place you have ever been?
  5. She is very good at down what she needs to do every day and getting it done.
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680 Wedding Prep
Wendi and Rachel talk about weddings.

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scale

What is our scale of best, like being most fun or being most emotional?

Here, 'scale' refers to how something is being assessed or compared. Notice the following:

  1. The scale for this next section is 'most memorable.'
  2. How funny is this movie on a a scale of one to ten?

rewarding

The best one would be the most kind of rewarding wedding you've ever attended.

Something that is 'rewarding' is a valuable experience and is worth your time. Notice the following:

  1. Did you think the class was rewarding?
  2. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience for everyone.

break it down

What are the questions going to be so I can think of how to break it down?

When you 'break something down,' you divide it into more manageable pieces. Notice the following:

  1. Right now the task seems difficult to manage, but if you break it down, it will seem much easier.
  2. The best way to complete this is to break it down and do a little bit each day.

totally random

The questions are totally random, and it's just total natural conversation.

Something that is 'totally random' has no order at all. Notice the following:

  1. Many students have problems in his class, because it seems that the information is totally random.
  2. The way we choose people to answer questions is totally random.

metal head

It was a whole bunch of metal heads on a boat eating vegetarian food.

In this case, 'metal heads' refers to people who listen to heavy metal music, which is music with a lot of screaming, guitars and drums. Notice the following:

  1. I didn't know you were a metal head. That doesn't fit your personality at all.
  2. Some of the funniest pictures of him are from when he was a metal head in college.