Vocabulary Word Flash Cards
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cough or spit out phlegm from the throat or lungs
A cough medicine that helps to loosen phlegm in your chest
the science of finding out what people's characters and abilities are by measuring the natural bumps on their skulls
Too much gas in a person's stomach or bowels
Someone who has a shop with sells cloth
Play a stringed instrument, such as a guitar, by moving your thumb or a small piece of plastic repeatedly across the strings
Calm and not showing emotion or excitement
Able to remain calm, even when exciting or distressing things happen; not easily excited or emotional
Of a person's voice, very loud and strong
you tell or give information
Musical composition that begins with a short simple tune, which is repeated by other voices or instruments and add variations
A very small amount of money
offence or annoyance over something someone has said or done
behaviours that people consider correct and polite
To change completely in a surprising or magical manner
Keeping people of different races apart by law
1. Something that makes movement, development or progress difficult. 2. A physical disability which makes something such as speaking or walking difficult
A substance such as salt, pepper, mustard or other spices added to food, typically after cooking
An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud by oneself, especially by a character in a play
An event which comes before another and acts as an introduction