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accommodation

accommodation

/əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/
noun
a temporary place for someone to live or stay in, often also including board (food and other services)
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Did you get accommodations easily or did you have to fight tooth and nail for them?

The inn offers luxury accommodations, including condos and kitty suites with plush beds and TVs.

So how have the accommodations been?

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attic

attic

/ˈætɪk/
noun
a room or space just below the roof of a house, often used for storage
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Then one evening, Sara was in her attic when she heard a noise on the roof.

Ermengarde looked round the attic. '

Becky, get back to your attic at once!' '

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balcony

balcony

/ˈbæɫkəni/
noun
a platform above the ground level and on the outside wall of a building that we can get into from the upper floor
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Anna is playing her guitar on the balcony of her new apartment.

Let’s have our coffee on the balcony.

Perhaps she’s on her balcony.

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basement

basement

/ˈbeɪsmənt/
noun
a room or area in a building, partly or completely below the ground level
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Our student disability services office is located at the bottom of a large staircase in the basement.

"People were told to take cover in basements or in concrete buildings."

Renters, according to the self-storage association, generally live in single-family homes that have garages, attics and basements.

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built-in

built-in

/ˈbɪɫˌtɪn/
adjective
included as a part of something and not separated from it

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ceiling

ceiling

/ˈsiɫɪŋ/
noun
the upper inside surface of a room that we can see when we look up
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When the current flowed, she said: "I am at the ceiling.

Suddenly in the darkness I saw a light moving on the ceiling.

The room was all mirrors - walls, floor, ceiling.

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closet

closet

/ˈkɫɑzət/
noun
a cupboard built into the wall of a room from the floor to the ceiling, used for storage
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We're gonna put... "put everything in the closet now.

I would probably still be struggling with my closet and with stores.

I have a Poshmark closet.

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to decorate

to decorate

/ˈdɛkɝˌeɪt/
verb
to put paint, patterns, etc. on the inside of a house or room in order to make it more beautiful
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You could decorate your digital campaign headquarters, pet a virtual dog, water a virtual plant.

People focused on decorating a room.

Decorated with art for pictograms and stone carvings of animals and mythical creatures.

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doorstep

doorstep

/ˈdɔɹˌstɛp/
noun
a small step in front of the main door of a building or house
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Every day, 1.7 million packages are stolen or go missing off doorsteps across the country.

And some police departments have experimented with beating thieves with packages and staking out doorsteps.

Or maybe they’re just too busy to worry about a problem until it’s on their doorstep.

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entrance

entrance

/ˈɛntɹəns/
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an opening like a door, gate, or passage that we can use to enter a building, room, etc.
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Catherine looked eagerly towards the entrance to the room.

There was one other person on the other side of the neighborhood, the entrance of it there.

It is much smaller and typically the front desk is, like, right at the entrance

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exterior

exterior

/ɪkˈstɪɹiɝ/
adjective
relating to or situated on the outside of something
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These buildings had exterior steel frames that were braced with concrete and connected to horizontal floor beams.

They have a really great exterior line of defense, your skin.

Preventing exterior explosions from launching shrapnel into the building.

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first floor

first floor

/fˈɜːst flˈoːɹ/
noun
the floor of a building which has the same level as the street level
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You're on the first floor!

So the worst floor to live on would actually be the ground level or first floor.

Jake and Brian have a 2,000-square-foot terrace that wraps around the entire first floor of their apartment.

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ground floor

ground floor

/ɡɹˈaʊnd flˈoːɹ/
noun
the floor of a building at ground level
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That take another spin on that monorail to the ground floor.

Investors poured billions of dollars into internet stocks, and they got in on the ground floor of pets.com or boo.com.

Grab a bucket to pick out your food on the ground floor.

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indoor

indoor

/ˈɪnˌdɔɹ/
adjective
run, situated, or practiced inside a building
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Wilson says he doesn't think people will feel comfortable returning to indoor dining for years to come.

The indoor dinner party is also fairly high.

Each one is like a beacon, with multiple floors, indoor trees, and incredible architecture.

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interior

interior

/ˌɪnˈtɪɹiɝ/
adjective
relating to or situated on the inside of something
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Shifting trends in interior design were problematic for the company as well.

But you could also dive into classes about productivity, growing houseplants or interior design.

Airplane interiors are a battleground among airlines.

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landlord

landlord

/ˈɫændˌɫɔɹd/
noun
the owner of a house or a piece of land that rents it to someone for a regular payment
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I have just returned from a visit to my landlord, Mr Heathcliff.

The landlord's name was Mr Webber.

Your landlord, utility companies and cell phone providers started using it to.

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lease

lease

/ˈɫis/
noun
a property or piece of land that is rented for a specified time and price
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We've signed leases on 14 stores.

CEC also said it's closing an undetermined number of locations as it haggles with landlords over lease agreements.

They did take any leases.

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outdoor

outdoor

/ˈaʊtˌdɔɹ/
adjective
happening, located, or used outside
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And since May, the restaurants have also operated outdoor dining.

Apparently, that outdoor garden, or the solarium, is a rare architectural feature.

- I've always wanted some kind of outdoor space, like maybe a balcony.

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to rent

to rent

/ˈɹɛnt/
verb
(of an owner) to let someone use a property, car, etc. for a particular time
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Can we rent a boat?"

I am delighted with the house I am renting from him.

I'm renting Thrushcross Grange from you.

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tenant

tenant

/ˈtɛnənt/
noun
someone who pays rent to live in someone else's house, room, etc.
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As a result, Forever 21 became one of the largest tenants of American malls, with 480 locations nationwide.

The tenant can also sue for any damages to property.

But it hasn't stopped the label from following tenants who have been evicted.

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landmark

landmark

/ˈɫændˌmɑɹk/
noun
something such as a building, tree, etc. that is easy to recognize, which we can use to know where we are
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And thanks to Jackie Kennedy, the Henri Bendel flagship store in New York has landmark status.

A landmark study by Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond estimated that there are almost a million evictions a year in America.

Smiles are also pretty straightforward to detect based on the shape of mouth landmarks.

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upstairs

upstairs

/əpˈstɛɹz/
adverb
on or to an upper floor of a building
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I shall be alone with that mad woman upstairs.

Then a light came on in a room upstairs. '

They went upstairs in the lift and walked along to Carol's room.

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downstairs

downstairs

/ˈdaʊnˈstɛɹz/
adverb
on or to a lower floor, particularly the ground floor; down the stairs
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Aren't we taking it downstairs?'

The doctor came downstairs. '

I called out, as the housekeeper was already on her way downstairs. '

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studio

studio

/ˈstudiˌoʊ/
noun
a tiny apartment that has only one main room
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You can get them from our studio."

She got into her car and drove to the photographer's studio.

She transformed a nut-roasting cart into a studio on wheels

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staircase

staircase

/ˈstɛɹˌkeɪs/
noun
a set of stairs enclosed with the banister or walls
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Our student disability services office is located at the bottom of a large staircase in the basement.

Let me tell you, this is going to blow this staircase out of the water.

If you've ever been there, the spiral staircase when you get up there.

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dormitory

dormitory

/ˈdɔɹməˌtɔɹi/
noun
a college or university building in which students reside
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Many people assume that college freshmen pick their dormitory roommates, as upperclassmen are allowed to do.

He was illicitly up in a dormitory during the day, kissing one of the house maids.

He soon adjusted to dormitory life.

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residential

residential

/ˌɹɛzɪˈdɛnʃəɫ/
adjective
designed for people to live in; relating to houses where people live
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Do you wish you attended a residential school?

But before the building opened in 2014, this wasn't really a residential street.

We have embedded residential home values in race.

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to occupy

to occupy

/ˈɑkjəˌpaɪ/
verb
to live in a place that is either rented or owned
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The oceans of the world occupy over 70% of the earth's surface.

A ten-story building occupying the same land area could provide living space for 250 people.

But the drill instructors find ways to keep them occupied.

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housework

housework

/ˈhaʊˌswɝk/
noun
regular work done in a house, especially cleaning, washing, etc.
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She dedicated herself to all housework and even to managing the family business.

She aimed to have a life where she never had to do any housework.

At last, housework has become Olympic.

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heating

heating

/ˈhitɪŋ/
noun
equipment or devices used to make a room or building warm
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This heating process was called pasteurization.

Tall buildings also have complex systems for bringing electricity, heating, and air conditioning to the whole building.

Try to invest in a lot of IcyHot or maybe a heating pad.

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tap

tap

/ˈtæp/
noun
an object that controls the flow of liquid or gas from a container or pipe
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and we'll double tap.

Tap, tap.

We need comprehensive legislation to turn off the tap.

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