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deliberately

done in a way that is intended or planned [= on purpose, intentionally]:

He deliberately upset her.

withhold

past tense and past participle withheld [transitive]

to refuse to give someone something:

exclude

to not allow someone to take part in something or not allow them to enter a place, especially in a way that seems wrong or unfair [≠ include]:

a mainstream exhibition that excluded women artists

unjustified

done without an acceptable reason:

unjustified price increases

humiliate

to make someone feel ashamed or stupid, especially when other people are present [= embarrass]:

Her boss humiliated her in front of all her colleagues.

gossip

[uncountable noun]

information that is passed from one person to another about other people's behaviour and private lives, often including unkind or untrue remarks

COLLOCATIONS
piece of gossip the latest gossip juicy/hot gossip (=interesting gossip) idle gossip (=gossip not based on facts) common gossip (=something that everyone knows and is talking about) office gossip village gossipBritish English exchange gossip (=talk about other people's private lives with someone)

unsolicited

not asked for and often not wanted:

lift

[transitive verb] to move something or someone upwards into the air:

Sophie lifted the phone before the second ring.
He lifted the lid on the pot of soup.

stuck

the past tense and past participle of stick

something sticks, it becomes fixed in one position and is difficult to move:

This door keeps sticking.
 
If you get stuck, you don't know how to continue

squiggle

[countable noun]

a line with irregular curves:

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