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A matter of taste


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animation
moving images created from drawings, models, etc. that are photographed or created by a computer ;enthusiasm and energy
culture
the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time
drama
a play in a theatre or on television or radio, or plays and acting generally
echo
a sound that is heard after it has been reflected off a surface such as a wall or a cliff
engraving
a picture printed onto paper from a piece of wood or metal into which the design has been cut
fiction
the type of book or story that is written about imaginary characters and events and not based on real people and facts
imagination
the ability to form pictures in the mind
inspiration
someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something
abominable
very bad or unpleasant
abysmal
very bad
dismal
sad and without hope
fictional
imaginary
figurative
(of a painting, drawing, etc.) representing something as it really looks, rather than in an abstract way
hilarious
extremely funny and causing a lot of laughter
inspirational
making you feel full of hope or encouraged
petrified
extremely frightened
spine-chilling
very frightening
talented
with talent; able or skilful
tedious
boring
terrified
very frightened
terrifying
very frightening
thrilling
extremely exciting
a matter of taste
something that different people have different opinions about
acquire a taste for
something that you may not like at first, but begin to like after you have tried it
be in bad taste
to be unacceptable in a way that will upset or anger people
compose (a song)
to produce music, poetry, or formal writing
relentless
continuing in a severe or extreme way
blemish
a mark on something that spoils its appearance
sinful
against the rules of a religion or morally wrong
reverse
to change the direction, order, position, result, etc. of something to its opposite
brittle
delicate and easily broken:
pigment
a substance that gives something a particular colour when it is present in it or is added to it:
dynamism
the quality of being dynamic:
disdain
the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect:
embodiment
someone or something that represents a quality or an idea exactly
dirt
dust, soil, or any substance that makes a surface not clean:
propensity
the fact that someone is likely to behave in a particular way, especially a bad way:
honor
to show great respect for someone or something, especially in public:
grapple
to fight, especially in order to win something:
juncture
a particular point in time:
halt
to (cause to) stop moving or doing something or happening:
falsify
to change something, such as a document, in order to deceive people:
signal
to make a movement, sound, flash, etc. that gives information or tells people what to do:
infrared
Infrared light is a type of light that feels warm but cannot be seen:
vigor
strength, energy, or enthusiasm:
laborious
needing a lot of time and effort:
legacy
money or property that you receive from someone after they die: