Ap‧pe‧tiz‧er also appetiser British English [countable]
A small dish that you eat at the beginning of a meal
WORD FOCUS: meal
Meals at different times of day: breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea British English, dinner, supper
A meal outside: picnic, barbecue also barbie informal, cookout American English
When you quickly eat a little food: snack, a bite to eat
A very big meal for a lot of people: banquet, feast
Parts of a meal: starter British English, appetizer American English (the first course)
Main course/entree especially AmE, side dish (eaten with the main course)
Dessert also pudding sweet British English (sweet food eaten at the end of the meal)
Cavity = caries
I liked it better
Cu‧ra‧tor [countable] /kjʊəˈreɪtə(r)/
Someone who is in charge of a museum or zoo:
He's Curator of Prints at the Metropolitan.
1 next to the side of something:
A car drew up alongside.
Children's prices are shown alongside adult prices.
Baf‧fle [transitive] / ˈbæfəl/
If something baffles you, you cannot understand or explain it at all:
The question baffled me completely.
—bafflement noun [uncountable]
A baffling mystery
Having a natural ability to do one or more things extremely well. [↪ talented]
Sort through something
To look for something among a lot of similar things, especially when you are arranging these things into an order:
Vicky sat down and sorted through the files.
rid‧dle [countable] / ˈrɪdlʲ/
1 a question that is deliberately very confusing and has a humorous or clever answer [↪ puzzle]:
See if you can solve this riddle.
1 [intransitive and transitive] if you assemble a large number of people or things, or if they assemble, they are gathered together in one place, often for a particular purpose:
A large crowd had assembled outside the American embassy.
He looked around at the assembled company (=all the people who had come there).
She had assembled a collection of her favourite songs.
Praise for a person or their achievements:
The young singer is enjoying critical acclaim (=praise by people who are paid to give their opinion on art, music etc).
International/great/popular/public etc acclaim
Their recordings have won great acclaim.
I’m a geek
Cliff‧hang‧er / ˈklɪfˌhæŋə(r)/ [countable]
A situation in a story, film, or a competition that makes you feel very excited or nervous because you do not know what will happen or have to wait a long time to see how it will end:
Tonight's vote may be a cliffhanger.
The episode's cliffhanger ending
A page turner
purchase 1 / ˈpɜːrtʃəs / || / ˈpɜːtʃəs/
1 also ruffle something ↔ up to make a smooth surface uneven:
He ruffled her hair affectionately.
A light wind ruffled the water.
1 [usually singular]
Public address system
Electronic equipment that makes someone's voice loud enough to be heard by large groups of people
1 also fade away [intransitive] to gradually disappear:
Hopes of a peace settlement are beginning to fade.
Over the years her beauty had faded a little.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to lose colour and brightness, or to make something do this:
The fading evening light
A pair of faded jeans
The sun had faded the curtains.