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making you believe that something is true or right

Courtenay played the role in an utterly convincing way.


  • able to continue without causing damage to the environment:
The government should do more to promote sustainable agriculture.
  • able to continue for a long time
  • good for the environment:environmentally friendly

noun phrase

A noun phrase or nominal phrase (abbreviated NP) is a phrase which has a noun (or indefinite pronoun) as its head word, or which performs the same grammatical function as such a phrase. They may be the most frequently occurring phrase type.

Examples: The noun phrases are underlined.

The election year politics are annoying for many people.

Almost every sentence contains at least one noun phrase.

Current economic weakness may be a result of high energy prices.

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beautiful and impressive [= magnificent]


a human - used in science fiction stories


a bustling place is very busy


if two situations, ideas etc are intertwined, they are closely related to each other

The problems of crime and unemployment are closely intertwined.


the part of a country that is near the sea

the eastern seaboard of the US


having an end or a limit [≠ infinite]:

the earth's finite resources


a piece of electronic equipment, such as alaptop computer or amobile phone, that is small and easy to carry

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