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  • Many people say I am very different from my twin sister. She is reticent, while I am very friendly and outgoing.
    shy
  • Unlike my parents, who love classical music, I detest it.
    hate
  • Regina remembered when she had just two pairs of shoes. Now, her closet holds a plethora of shoes in almost every color and every style.
    large amount
  • When she was young, my grandmother was a milliner who made caps, berets, and bonnets for wealthy women.
    hat-maker
  • Liam was a good basketball player who yearned for the chance to play professionally. He practiced every day and called coaches at all the professional teams asking for a try-out.
    desired
  • Roberta could not get over how elegant the cruise ship was. The walls were paneled in beautiful wood, there were fresh flowers on every table, and the floors were made of gleaming stone.
    stylish in appearance
  • The pudgy baby panda bear looked chubby and round.
    plump
  • Margaret had ambivalent feelings about attending the concert. She knew she’d enjoy the music, but she didn’t really want to go out in the rainy weather.
    mixed
  • The sanitation department collects refuse, such as old furniture, empty boxes, and anything else that can’t be recycled.
    garbage
  • Regular exercise is beneficial to your body, but too much exercise is not good for you.
    helpful
  • When I was caught in the rain, my clothes were saturated and completely soaking wet.
    thoroughly wet
  • Mr. Johnson owned a haberdashery where he sold men’s suits, men's shirts, and ties.
    men's clothing store
  • Before the surgery, the nurse ensured that all of the instruments were sterilized and completely cleaned.
    decontaminated
  • Timothy cleaned his room so thoroughly that not a single particle of dust remained. Nothing was out of place, nor was there even the smallest bit of dirt or grime on any surface.
    small piece
  • Mary sneered at the ugly sweater. “Wow,” she said. “That is just hideous.”
    unattractive
  • The abandoned house was infested with vermin, including rats, fleas, and cockroaches.
    pests
  • I love all kinds of felines, including tigers, lions, and even my kitty, Fluffy.
    cats