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      adj   often prenominal  
1    being, happening, or coming at the end or after all others  
the last horse in the race     
2    being or occurring just before the present; most recent  
last Thursday     
3    last but not least          coming last in order but nevertheless important  
4    last but one   next to last  
5    only remaining  
one's last cigarette     
6    most extreme; utmost  
7    least suitable, appropriate, or likely  
he was the last person I would have chosen     
8      (esp. relating to the end of a person's life or of the world)  
a    final or ultimate  
last rites     
b    (cap.)  
the Last Judgment     
9    postpositive     (Liverpool)  
dialect   inferior, unpleasant, or contemptible  
this ale is last     
      adv  
10    after all others; at or in the end  
he came last     
11   
a    most recently  
he was last seen in the mountains     
b    (in combination)  
last-mentioned     
12    sentence modifier   as the last or latest item  
      n  
13    the last  
a    a person or thing that is last  
b    the final moment; end  
14    one's last moments before death  
15    the last thing a person can do (esp. in the phrase breathe one's last)  
16    the final appearance, mention, or occurrence  
we've seen the last of him     
17    at last   in the end; finally  
18    at long last   finally, after difficulty, delay, or irritation,   (See also)        last out  
     (variant of Old English latest, lætest, superlative of late)  
Since last can mean either after all others or most recent, it is better to avoid using this word where ambiguity might arise as in her last novel. Final or latest should be used in such contexts to avoid ambiguity  
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adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
v.
am not
as in, I amn't going to the store. to replace the word ain't.
exp.
non, pas encore
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
v.
Not to include something
I want to try a diet that excludes dairy products.
exp.
not an easy task
v.
like a cocoon not an infection.
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
not right; out of order; not functioning properly
adj.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
n.
something not worthy; something of poor quality; a crap
[Slang] This book is a bag of wank, I am disappointed.
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because they own has been damaged
[US] She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
n.
the process of reaching a conclusion about something because of other things that you know to be true
[US] I often find my stuff by using deduction but sometimes it doesn't help at all.
n.
Something that you think is true because it is very likely
I had the presumption that my holiday is going to be great because I was planning to go back to Japan.
n.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .
n.
Mydriasis Unilateral : because medication, loss of Eye inervation . Bilateral profound pupillary areflexia isssen in very profound Coma , Cardiac Arrest or in Death
medical term
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
v.
meet people on a chat on Internet or via e-mail or social networks. meet virtually and not physically
INTERNET
n.
a lengthy commercial (frequently of a half-hour or hour's duration) parading as information or a documentary, though not necessarily presented by a celebrity.
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
id.
expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has

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