Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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likely (a) If something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected.
Please do remind me because I'm likely to forget.
What's the likely outcome of this whole business.
I suppose that might happen but it's not very likely.
She made a rough estimate of the likely cost.
rather
I think I'd like to stay at home this evening rather than go out.
retain
The sea retains the sun's warmth longer than the sand.
athlete (n) /ˈæθ.liːt/
He became a professional athlete at the age of 16.
He is currently considered to be the best British athlete.
athletic (a) /æθˈlet.ɪk/ strong, healthy, and good at sports
She looks very athletic.
The university is very proud of its athletics facilities.
athletics (n) /æθˈlet.ɪks/
We love to watch the Olympics - especially the athletics.
She is a fine runner and a well-known figure in Scottish amateur athletics.
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