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filthy • stunning • high-tech
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  1. The pictures from your trip are .
  2. My garage is . I really need to clean it.
  3. This water is special, because it has been .
  4. We are late, because we got a in the car tire on the way here.
  5. The local have been stealing farm animals.
  6. That shelf is with books. It looks like it might fall.
  7. There are many machines that pilots have to learn how to use.
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1168 Camboida Road Trip Part 2

Julia talks about her daily routine of her bike journey across Cambodia.

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filthy

When we arrived in the evenings, we were absolutely filthy.

When a person is 'filthy,' she is really dirty. In this case, Julia was covered with dust from the road. Notice the following:

  1. How did this jacket get so filthy?
  2. Our car was filthy after the road trip.

stunning

I mean, it's stunning; the landscape there was stunning.

Something or someone that is 'stunning' is very beautiful.Notice the following:

  1. She looked stunning on her wedding day.
  2. She is stunning, even without make-up.

high-tech

We were on these quite high-tech mountain bikes.

If something is 'high-tech,' it means that is has a high level of recent technology.. Notice the following:

  1. He always has the most high-tech computers.
  2. I don't think I could ever learn how to work all this high-tech equipment.

laden

...laden with front and rear panniers.

When something is 'laden', it is carrying a lot of extra weight. Notice the following:

  1. When we moved, this whole car was completely laden with boxes.
  2. He walked into the house, laden with gifts.

bandits

You're going to get robbed. There's bandits.

A 'bandit' is another word for a 'robber' or 'thief.' Notice the following:

  1. There have been some bandits stealing things from people's cars outside this store recently.
  2. Bandits are a big problem in the jungle areas.

puncture

In the whole two months, we had one puncture in the whole time.

Here, 'puncture' refers to a hole in a tire that lets all the air go out. Notice the following:

  1. I can't believe you rode 2,000 kilometers and you never got a puncture.
  2. We hit the only pothole in the hole road and got a puncture.
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