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1 time small
long dark
spend
short 7 day
waste all (N long)
take present
spare spent
give final
present full
working working
whole
2 year start
past (have a) nice
coming
full 8 days
start early
take past (few/number N)
spent old
spent
3 people working
ordinary take
working
elderly 9 thing
disabled whole
(do the) right
4 way real
long (do the) wrong
go
find 10 child
get only
make (someone's N) expecting
come
easy 11 government
coalition
5 ways interim
separate elected
find
alternative 12 part
explore take (N)
develop play (the/a)
subtle integral
large
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vital made
form put
significant take
full clear
strong
13 parts extreme
spare
component 17 cases
constituent severe
played court
separate extreme
serious
14 life criminal
real injury
family
everyday 18 woman
whole beautiful
private attractive
normal pretty
live tall
saved (good) looking
personal
public 19 work
early hard
spent do
daily started
lead voluntary
charity
15 lives carried (out)
save find
past paid
live major
lost community
private
claimed (a number of) 20 system
risk welfare
lead
cost 21 group
daily small
spend ethnic (minority N)
everyday largest
separate formed
ordinary minority
normal leading
single
16 case research
court
present 22 number
particular large
(a N) adjourned small
prosecution increasing

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growing overcome
limited common
total faced
increased arises
significant cause
greater resolve
reduce sort (out)
considerable address
substantial
high 28 service
free
23 world telephone
real provide
whole memorial
modern intelligence
developing advisory
delivery
24 area full
particular postal
play security
surrounding regular
residential
wide 29 hand
central held
major took
shook
25 course wash
(in) due raised
training waved
main lifted
designed helping
first stretched out (his/her…+N)
take extended
completed strong
ordinary
followed 30 hands
full shook
start holding
clasped
26 company wash
owned raised
rubbed
27 problem folded
solve
real 31 party
major ruling
serious opposition
big led
particular
lies
tackle

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32 school 39 end
left west
medical east
went came
whole put
far
33 place brought (to an N)
take reached
wrong bottom
(final) resting N
safe 40 ends
right loose
put achieve
secure opposite

34 point 41 word
made use
reached say
whole spread
prove key
raised final

35 house 42 example
detached set
family give
moved +N classic
perfect
36 country take (the)
whole typical
leave prime
foreign follow
provides
37 week simple
past obvious
spent recent
previous extreme
whole striking
coming outstanding
notable
38 member specific
family
former 43 family
senior whole
leading extended
active close
elected entire
union large
full nuclear
big

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44 families 51 sides
(lone/one/ single) parent opposite
one-parent N + agreed
lone take
single-parent
low-income 52 night
spent
45 fact stay
actual opening
simple dark
N + remains early
mere
face 53 nights
sleepless
46 facts spent
relevant
stated 54 eye
known keep
hard public
basic watchful
true naked
face cast
full look (in the N)
twinkle
47 state critical
mental
declared 55 eyes
announced wide
fixed
48 home bright
come rolled
family turned
stay filled (with)
return pale
left narrowed
ideal raised
get held
made
feel 56 head
matrimonial shook
turned
49 month bowed
past raised
spent bent
lifted
50 side held (N high)
(left-right) hand jerked
wrong lowered
dark nodded
clear
pulled (N back)

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threw (back) exercise
tilted increase
vested
57 information full
further held
provide
detailed 61 money
additional spend
relevant save
obtained get
confidential make
exchange raise
collected waste
supplied earn
contain give
background (pay) good
valuable
gathering 62 change
significant
58 question radical
answer major
ask global
simple make
raised dramatic
N + remains fundamental
whole rapid
posed sudden
real real
address subject to
begs N + occurred
crucial
central 63 changes
relevant make
fundamental major
proposed
59 business dramatic
small occur
doing radical
whole significant
family sweeping
running necessary
serious introduced
private minor
conduct rapid
successful
64 interest
60 power public
use special
labour lower
real high
seized mortgage

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real main
fixed TV
particular
shown 70 water
take (an N in) fresh
expressed deep
vested running
common clean
strong salt
still
65 interests shallow
(in the) best
protect 71 form
outside application
vested order
varied booking
serve complete (verb)
pursue claim
defend fill
registration
66 order take
make (in) good
keep
maintain 72 car
standing park (verb)
restore hire
pecking drive
rigid police
working racing
good crashed
put
established 73 level
take high
low
67 book top
latest reached
illustrated intermediate
reference current
water
68 development achieved
child
sustainable 74 policy
curriculum foreign
career monetary
further common
rapid made
adopted
69 room
double
single
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75 line 80 use
direct drug
railway make
draw (verb) good (make good/full N of)
straight widespread
crossed full
fine extensive
take
dividing 81 uses
common
76 need
urgent 82 idea
feel whole
desperate give (an)
meet get
stressed rejected
N + arises original
faintest
77 needs simple
meet (verb) wrong
individual put (forward/aside the + N)
suit (verb) form
satisfy developed
strong
83 ideas
78 effect exchange
have original
cause+ N fresh
take bright
knock-on
direct 84 study
immediate present + N
dramatic N + found
desired recent
beneficial pilot
profound showed
devastating carried
opposite conducted
overall research
adverse major
detrimental reported
undertaken
79 effects designed
long-term significant
harmful
adverse 85 lot
direct awful
beneficial whole
damaging
profound

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86 job
do 91 body
good upper
get dead
part-time N + lay
lost naked
find lower
quit
full-time 92 friend
finish best
leave close
proper old
family
87 jobs made N in
create
lost 93 friends
temporary family
do close
odd old
save make
shed (number) became
secure real
permanent
unskilled 94 right
full-time vote + N

88 name 95 rights
real pension
given full
put minority
full
proper 96 authority
second given (give + N)
last exercise + N or someone's + N
legitimate
89 names
give 97 view
call (someone's N) take (the + N)
shared
90 result full
direct expressed
final support
net give
achieve clear
inevitable held
produce (give) a true (and fair)
overall accept
further
poor 98 report
significant full
desired final

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N+ released 105 law
issued breaking
passed
99 bit enforce
wee (Scottish)
106 door
100 face knock
pale slammed
slap + (someone's) + N N + swung (open)
pretty pushed
turned pulled
round flung (open) N
flushed
beautiful 107 court
smiling told (the N)
handsome heard
ruled
101 market appear (in)
free held
housing take obj to
major
108 office
102 hour took
spent held
took
late 109 war
early end
N + passed declared
finest N+ broke (out)
fought
103 hours
spent 110 reason
early (N of the morning) (for the) simple
working (there is) real
long (for no) apparent
took given a reason
permitted major
small sufficient
normal (for some) unknown
daylight
school 111 minister
put in appointed
late junior
flying elected

104 rate 112 person


fixed missing
Inflation average
low single
disabled
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authorised raised
clear
113 terms husky
practical harsh
general hoarse
agreed (to the N) cracked
broad sharp
(on) equal
(in) absolute 120 police
accept called
relative questioned

114 sorts 121 price


all high
retail
115 period average
minimum low
extended increase
trial expected
limited full
prolonged fixed
considerable reasonable
maximum fair
put
116 society reduced
modern competitive
whole
classless 122 action
high take
further
117 process call for N
whole immediate
involved strike
decision-making direct
continuous appropriate
complete urgent
gradual drastic
lengthy libel
joint
118 mother remedial
single
foster 123 issue
big
119 voice major
low raised (an N)
loud key
soft sensitive
deep central
quiet take N
high crucial
lowered fundamental

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controversial 128 figures


serious released
complex official
N was resolved leading
public
124 position
strong 129 type
hold particular
difficult certain
marginal common
dominant media
placed (in)
maintain 130 research
privileged shows
competitive done
leading suggests
strengthen further
reached carried
conducted
125 cost future
low
effective 131 education
extra further
total public
high
cover 132 programme
estimated major
additional full
meet launched
reduced extensive
reasonable current
completed
126 matter run
simple ambitious
further
serious 133 minute
referred hang
raised take
resolved hold
full
127 figure
leading 134 moment
tall right
central long
high paused
public took
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135 girl fair


beautiful
pretty 141 health
mental
136 age poor
early medical
golden improve
retirement
maternal 142 decision
reached made
final
137 ages taken
dark court
announced
138 centre conscious
entertainment unanimous
(day) care follows
reached
139 control support
take came
lost reversed
have
complete 143 force
total use
gain military
regain driving
full peacekeeping
keep excessive
effective full
direct dominant
exercise powerful
tight strong
retain armed
strict brute
overall
maintain 144 forces
security
140 value joined
good N (for money) opposition
great
added 145 condition
total good
real serious
high medical
equal critical
increase stable
full excellent
add poor
true immaculate
estimated sufficient
critical deteriorated

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perfect came (to/into N)

146 conditions 154 team


weather dream
living national
working winning
improve N + won
appalling led
poor beat
satisfied (verb) support + N
favourable
impose 155 experience
prevailing previous
adverse practical
meet gain
fulfilled learning
relevant
147 paper working
printed extensive
past
148 section direct
previous valuable
final
separate 156 death
further sudden
accidental
149 patients caused
treated tragic

150 road 157 act


main criminal
cross passed
busy amended
major
line (the N with people) 158 sense
make
151 table strong
league real
lay the N false
true
152 church
whole 159 staff
established trained
support
153 mind extra
bear permanent
keep qualified
open (adj) experienced
had
crossed
conscious

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160 student
former 168 evidence
give
161 language N + suggests
foreign presented
use hard
speak provide
modern strong
native N + shows
official sufficient
conclusive
162 morning considerable
early supporting
late ample
spent circumstantial
bright insufficient
growing
163 plan indicates
peace
action 169 foot
radical set
approved
strategic 170 feet
drawn up bare
adopted rose (to her N)
ambitious
prepare 171 boy
bad
164 product small
final good
make big
launch+ N
competitive 172 game
created win
final
165 city
capital 173 food
ancient fresh
beautiful delicious
diet
166 ground
common 174 role
lost play
open key
gaining leading
major
167 letter active
quick central
post vital
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take complete
traditional
supporting 181 stage
prominent early
passive final
essential reached
minor retirement
further
175 practice
common 182 meeting
private (doctors) annual
medical held
classroom summit
emergency
176 bank called
collapsed arranged
adjourned
177 support
strong 183 art
public modern
provide contemporary
received great
family ancient
technical
giving 184 club
emotional join
substantial exclusive

178 event 185 arm


major put (someone's N around)
unlikely upper
sporting grabbed
big broken
held broke
annual raised
history grasped
final
186 history
179 building family
main medical
tall
house 187 parent
single
180 range elderly
wide
long 188 parents
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189 land
housing 197 account
held taken (into)
open opened
work (verb)
native 198 difference
farming make
waste big
tell
190 trade little
world see
foreign significant
retail potential
real
191 situation fundamental
current marked (adj)
present showed
improve
desperate 199 material
remedy raw
impossible
intolerable 200 materials
building
192 teacher
former 201 air
primary (school) fresh
open
193 record clean
world clear
set the record breathe
breaking thick
unbeaten heavy
criminal
keeping 202 wife
poor second
impressive left + N
held former
achieved estranged

194 relation 203 project


bear whole
close completed
complete
195 field ambitious
visual run

196 window 204 sales


front retail
back increased
smashed record
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annual private
boost home
total nursing
direct provide
potential family
expected domiciliary

205 relationship 208 rule


close (as a) general
loving golden
special established
working
lasting 209 story
love tell
serious true
direct full
strong main
establish real
developed big
inverse
causal 210 quality
intimate high
to end good
see top
public poor
maintain improve
excellent
206 light air
bright superb
shed low
natural total
low
throw 211 tax
switch (on/off) increases
turned (on/off) gross
strong
cast 212 nature
flashing human
soft N+ calls
cold
shining 213 structure
pale family
full
fading 214 data
flickering collected
clear suggest
support
207 care present
take
medical 215 method
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payment 224 hospital


effective general
simple (to be) admitted (to N)
alternative mental
traditional go
adopted transferred
applied
preferred 225 chapter
provide discussed
previous
216 unit contains
family examines
hospital preceding
covered
217 bed
get (into/out of/off the N) 226 scheme
lying training
double launched
(four) poster successful
go designed
single devised
make
227 theory
218 union critical
join
228 property
219 movement private
rights N commercial
land
220 detail owned
greater (to) purchase
(in) fine
considerable 229 officer
sufficient chief
further army
prison
221 details
further 230 charge
full free (of)
give take
provide extra
additional
222 model initial
following (verb) minimum
developed made
top put (in/on)
fixed
223 computer
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232 director increased


general outstanding
film
appointed 237 son
theatre eldest
baby
233 approach oldest
cautious illegitimate
adopted
taken 238 operation
alternative rescue
made police
fresh major
radical successful
effective performed
underwent
234 chance military
have emergency
get
given 239 opportunity
stand a N given
take equal
great take
second provide
little unique
missed golden
offered missed
big perfect
fair offered
came rare
reasonable ideal
jumped (at the N) seize
the N presented itself
235 application excellent
complete ample
made real
arose
236 amount
certain 240 leader
small opposition
enormous
huge 241 look
fair take
tremendous have
large quick
considerable closer
minimum hard
full gave
reasonable shot
maximum (take a ) fresh N (at)
substantial

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242 production entered (into)


increase come
stage draft
theatre mutual
final
243 picture N + provided (for)
exclusive broad
complete failed (to reach N)
taken end
shows make
clear (in) full
overall voluntary
N + emerges binding
accurate common
mental complete
presented
similar 248 site
full ( a + number) acre + N
caravan
244 source archaeological
major suitable
single construction
primary
valuable 249 labour
constant female
principal temporary

245 security 250 test


top fitness
maximum passed
increased final
failed
have
246 contract put (to the N)
signed take
expires showed
won pilot
awarded standard
agreed
binding 251 loss
terminate weight
memory
247 agreement suffered
reached hair
signed caused
peace total
(free) trade made N
co-operation reported
nodded (in) N blood
concluded hearing
ceasefire great

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job pounding (adj)


lead (to N) suffered
consequential stopping
felt lies (at the N of)
considerable thumping
cover (the N) heavy
substantial thudding
serious
severe 258 election
incurred general
major won
complete held
following
252 colour lost
full fought
add forthcoming
light
dark 259 elections
bright general
pale national
give municipal
high
strong 260 purpose
serve
253 shop sole
gift general
pet specific
run primary
antique useful
video real
High (Street) special
souvenir intended
dual
254 benefit
housing 261 standard
get high
maximum poor
marginal set
claim required
receive double
invalidity reasonable
maintain
255 benefits meet
enjoy improve
low
256 animal minimum
wild acceptable

257 heart 262 standards


broken safety
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raise 267 factor


minimum major
key
263 secretary risk
former significant
private crucial
appointed determining
contributory
264 date deciding
closing limiting
blind time
set common
effective critical
due contributing
fixed decisive
target vital
early N + influencing
agreed cost
human
265 music additional
played
classical 268 pattern
live follow
popular set
traditional established
loud regular
contemporary shows
make complex
written common
composed repeated

266 hair 269 front


blonde house
blond
curly 270 evening
thick early
dyed late
facial spent
fair
cropped 271 population
dye civilian
straight large
wash entire
brushed total
soft whole
permed overall
ginger
auburn 272 plant
processing
reprocessing

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273 pressure expert


put N on N + gained
high full
increasing working
(peer) group special
intense true
enormous professional
growing intimate
low specific
applied wide
came (under N)
considerable 278 design
exerted interior
take N off garden
strong original
constant art
heavy research
severe

274 response 279 page


immediate blank
positive turn
sexual printed
public (on the) opposite
initial previous
poor
emotional 280 rest
given spend (the)
rapid have
quick get
take
275 street give
side
walking (up/down the N) 281 basis
busy regular
daily
276 performance (on a) day(-to-day)
strong form
poor weekly
improve individual
outstanding provide
live permanent
impressive annual
give temporary
voluntary
277 knowledge monthly
common firm
prior casual
acquired
required
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282 size 286 success


small huge
full achieved
large enjoyed
fits make
increase considerable
half (the N) major
standard ensure
average early
medium guarantee
reduce relative
continuing
283 environment outstanding
natural likely
protect immediate
safe
work 287 thought
home spare (a N)
damage given
improve bear
stable ( a N )struck
hostile (a N) occurred
healthy deep
careful
284 fire N came (to me/mind)
opened N on serious
set N to / obj on N conscious
caught modern
friendly
started 288 thoughts
(fire) burning on second
N + broke (out) interrupted
light (verb)
caused 289 list
make long
spread full
control make
complete
285 series drawn (up)
whole compiled
drama
comedy 290 future
documentary near
produced foreseeable
launched bright
final uncertain
successful secure (verb)
present immediate
runs (N) holds
discuss
distant

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(N+) lies monthly


long-term released
face
bleak 296 attention
pay
291 analysis draw
detailed turned
data N focused
showed attract
provide media
performed special
carried medical
suggests public
careful particular
full close
(a) developed brought
given
292 space caught
storage divert
open received
parking N is/should be directed
limited full
living careful
extra considerable
empty serious
little concentrated
use distract
free hold
constant
293 tv urgent
watching
live 297 love
colour making
fall
294 demand true
meet real
increase young
huge passionate
consumer's wonderful
strong
high 298 principle
growing general
made basic
satisfy + N fundamental
reduce established
underlying
295 statement
issued 299 principles
N+ said basic
made general
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apply unique
underlying dominant
established
guiding 304 couple
broad happy
elderly
300 set
complete 305 step
full take
whole further
standard big
single major
unusual
301 doctor positive
see necessary
hospital significant
consult essential
medical
went 306 machine
called use
local
visit 307 income
examined low
annual
302 choice high
have current
make disposable
wide family
given taxable
offer average
obvious guaranteed
personal fixed
free regular
consumer national
limited paid
possible gross
natural extra
informed additional
(to) supplement
303 feature
regular 308 training
striking job
distinctive youth
major teacher
particular vocational
prominent professional
attractive staff
significant military
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intensive 314 news


further good
college radio
do (some) national
in-service world
initial bad
given told
quality daily
received brief
business today
full latest
broke (the N to)
309 film television
making heard
directed tonight
N + reached
310 effort spread
make
put
relief
concerted 315 difficulty
required have
considerable considerable
involved overcome
conscious increasing
major
ensure 316 cell
extra prison
joint
minimum 317 energy
tremendous saving
low
311 player high
former renewable
outstanding waste
supply
312 award alternative
won reduce
presented
received 318 degree
given (to a) greater
prestigious high
(to a) certain
313 village joint
fishing considerable
pretty lesser
situated honorary
picturesque awarded
quiet remarkable
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319 means 323 task


provide impossible
effective daunting
use simple
possible tough
alternative set (himself)
private perform
necessary take (on/over)
carry out
320 growth completed (verb)
rapid faced
strong undertake
potential formidable
employment hard
personal
high 324 provision
slow made
continued adequate
major
overall 325 behaviour
unemployment bad
good
321 treatment learned
have responsible
medical disruptive
hospital
further 326 function
require perform
receiving primary
drug brain
given fulfil
emergency
effective 327 resource
preferential human
prescribed valuable
surgical natural
undergoing
following 328 resources
natural
322 sound human
heard available
poor limited
made energy
loud required
distant existing
turned (down/up/off) increase
soft
deep 329 defence
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330 garden
back 336 horse
vegetable riding
secret
front 337 answer
walled simple
herb give
flower lies
rose get
do right
rear provide
pretty correct
attractive obvious
clear
331 floor wrong
top straight
upper satisfactory
reach
338 user
332 technology allows
new
latest 339 funds
advanced raise
using
developed 340 character
central
333 style main
traditional great
classic strong
unique distinctive
adopt
341 risk
334 feeling high
get reduce
strong take
general increased
strange run
gave put
bad serious
sinking potential
deep involved
gut significant
growing minimise
experienced grave

335 doubt 342 dog


cast walking (a N)
reasonable pet
put (in/beyond)
serious 343 army
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convincing
344 station powerful
radio
tv 353 show
put (on a N)
345 glass live
broken quiz
open
346 glasses go (on N)
wearing held
run
347 cup annual
win
make (a N of) 354 responsibility
played take
nice N of tea accept
personal
348 husband full
estranged moral
N + left assume
former given
lost
second 355 deal
great
349 capital good
foreign peace
current struck
major signed
fair
350 note agreed
take get
made (a mental) make
left
mental 356 economy
delivery slowing
planned
351 season boost
start strong

352 argument 357 element


put (forward) key
further essential
cited strong
additional major
strong significant
made
rejected 358 duty
support heavy
accept
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359 attempt substantial


made marked
serious large
desperate real
failed (+ N) dramatic
deliberate massive
unsuccessful small
vain further
rapid
360 investment sharp
foreign considerable
capital caused
business major
made modest
increase big
major
direct 366 help
attract seek
massive professional
361 brother great
younger provide
older give
elder offers
big medical
little receive
call (for)
362 title appealed (for)
world domestic
won require
national
defend 367 summer
retain late
full spent
took early
dry
363 hotel full
luxury
stay 368 daughter
(family-) run eldest
comfortable youngest
family only
elegant
booked 369 baby
expecting
364 aspect unborn
particular lost
further
370 sea
365 increase open
huge calm
significant

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371 skill small


required
considerable 379 division
top
372 claim made
make major
rejected
compensation (claim) 380 procedure
unfair followed
standard
373 concern using
expressed normal
cause adopted
growing complaints + N
major
public 381 king
deep crowned
real late
increasing appointed
considerable
voiced 382 image
public
374 discussion improve
open clean (up)
further presented
considerable
major 383 oil
virgin
375 customer cooking
particular
384 circumstance
376 box causal
gift
(tick the) appropriate N 385 circumstances
certain
377 conference (in/under) normal
peace surrounding
party exceptional
told changing
annual personal
called suspicious
planned unusual
hold causal
major extreme
opened favourable

378 profit 386 proposal


net rejected
make made
increase accepted
gross original

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approved take
rear
387 sector driver's
voluntary driving
parliamentary
388 direction marginal
(in the) right
opposite 395 president
(in the) wrong former
future elected
reverse re-elected

389 sign 396 goal


(a) good scored
shows (the) winning N
little early
gave ultimate
(a) sure achieve
visible N + disallowed
made (a/no N)
397 affair
390 measure whole
(in) large
temporary 398 affairs
(in) small state
(in) equal current
give
provide 399 technique
(in) full using
developed
391 attitude useful
adopted applied
right simple
effective
392 disease employed
chronic
cause 400 respect
transmitted mutual
severe great
serious due
earned
393 commission
set (up) + N 401 respects
appointed + N pay
N + established
take 402 item
news
394 seat
back 403 version
front film
passenger original

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final 410 advantage


current take
launched full
great
404 ability (to the) best
develop added
limited gain
unfair
405 good give
do big
public major
common significant
distinct
406 goods special
manufactured additional
deliver
411 memory
407 campaign short-term
election stored
launched long
bombing used
run working
media short
mounted visual
fought long-term
waged recent
conducted
412 memories
408 advice childhood
give brought (back)
seek happy
expert past
free fond
offer vivid
professional old
practical long
take
provide 413 culture
sound popular
further western
followed dominant
traditional
409 pupil
former 414 blood
infected
give

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