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reluctant • come and go • fascinated
properly • pulled from
  1. The book was the library because it was obscene.
  2. She is to sell her car. She just loves it.
  3. Please fasten the door or the dog will get out.
  4. Feel free to as you please.
  5. He is with ancient history.
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Mixer 138 Would you like to have an exotic pet?

The Mixer crew discusses if they would like to have some kind of exotic pet.

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reluctant

I would be very reluctant to keep the bird in a cage.

If you are reluctant to do something, that means you do not want to do it, even though you likely will. Notice the following:

  1. Teachers are reluctant to give students power in the classroom.
  2. He was reluctant to tell her that he loved her.

come and go as it pleased

I would just allow it to come and go as it pleased.

If you come and go and you please, that means you come and go without permission. Notice the following:

  1. While I am away, please come and go as you please.
  2. As a child, all my friends would come and go to my house as they pleased.

fascinated

I'm definitely fascinated in animals from around the world.

If you are fascinated by something, you are very interested in it. Notice the following:

  1. She is fascinated by the ocean.
  2. The audience was fascinated by the man's story of heroism.

properly

For one, I don't know how to take care of it properly.

When something is done properly, it is done correctly or according to standards. Notice the following:

  1. I am not sure how to tie a necktie properly.
  2. You need to properly insert the key before opening the door.

pull from

It's not proper to have a pet that you've pulled from the wild.

Here, 'pull from' means 'remove'. Notice the following:

  1. What book did you pull from the shelf?
  2. This TV clip was pulled from my favorite show. You should watch it.