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  1. Most religions stress that people should be to each other.
  2. You need a lot of to live in New York.
  3. Brazil's biggest in football is Argentina.
  4. Living in a big city does not me very well.
  5. The opposite of is static, which means no change.
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1174 Future Plans for Alex
Alex talks with Maria about what he would like to do in the future with his life.

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suit

I am most suited to a service style industry.

When something 'suits' you, then it is appropriate to your style or personality. Notice the following:

  1. Wearing a tie to work just doesn't suit me.
  2. My new job suits me quite well. I love it.

dalliances

I've had sort of dalliances or ideas about cafes.

A 'dalliance' is a romantic feeling about a person or thing. Notice the following:

  1. I had a dalliance with poetry in college.
  2. They were married, so they kept their dalliances a secret between themselves.

rival

I think a rival Starbucks would be lovely.

A rival is a person or organization you compete against. Notice the following:

  1. Our basketball games get big crowds when we play against our rival high school.
  2. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were both good friends and fierce rivals.

dynamic

I think, you know, what you said, dynamic, you know.

When something is 'dynamic,' it is always changing or moving. It is something that is full of energy. Notice the following:

  1. His new haircut was a dynamic shift from his old look.
  2. Strong economies often have dynamic industries.

CV

My father has a CV that's four, sorry, ten pages long.

'CV' stands for curriculum vitae and it is a list of a person's education and work history. Notice the following:

  1. British people prefers CV's while Americans prefer resumes, but they're basically the same thing.
  2. It says on his CV that he speaks five languages.

altruistic

I'm torn between doing things that are altruistic and selfish.

When someone is 'altruistic,' that means they do things to help people without getting anything in return. Notice the following:

  1. Most charities try to be altruistic.
  2. At first we though he was altruistic, but later we learned he hoped to benefit from his actions.

moolah / green

Do I just want to work for me and get the money, the moolah, the cash, the green?

'Moolah' and 'green' are informal terms for money. Notice the following:

  1. I do not have a lot moolah these days.
  2. She only likes him for his green.

 

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