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Vocabulary Quiz
dead • relate to • grown to
in common • suits
  1. While living in Mexico I have love salt and lime with my beer.
  2. You would never want this style of life, but it me just fine.
  3. Now that my brother and sister are a little older is it easier to them.
  4. I completely disagree. You are wrong about that.
  5. We were very similar when we were younger, but now we have nothing .
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Mixer #60 Animals

The mixer group talks about what their favorite animal is.

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dead

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He was dead cute.

We use "dead (word) to express strong meaning. Here, the phrase dead cute means 100% cute! Notice the following:

  1. I thought the TOEIC test was dead easy.
  2. The shot on goal was dead center.

relate to

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I can relate to dogs.

We relate to someone or something because we have had similar experiences or feelings. Here are two examples:

  1. He's afraid to speak English in class. I can relate to that.
  2. I can't relate to people who don't like travel.

grow to

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I have grown to find cats more intelligent.

Here, "grow to" means to slowly change your feeling about someone or something over a period of time. Notice the samples:

  1. As an adult, I have grown to better understand my parents.
  2. Since working in Tokyo, I've grown to love Japanese food.

in common with

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They have very much in common with humans

To have something in common with someone, we usually have the similar interests, experiences or feelings. See the samples below:

  1. While studying abroad, Jean-Pierre realized he had a lot in common with his host family.
  2. My boyfriend and I broke up. We didn't have much in common.

suits me

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That suits me very well

When something or some situation suits us well, we are happy. Here are two sample sentences:

  1. Fashionable clothes suit her well.
  2. Chinese food tonight suits me just fine.
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