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To clarify something means to make it easier to understand, usually by explaining it in more detail.

If a person or their behaviour is grim, they are very serious, usually, because they are worried about something.

The Aries man is quick-witted and always ready with a one-liner that will make people laugh with him.

  • quick-witted – showing or characterized by an ability to think or respond quickly and effectively

It was sleeting so hard we could barely see.

  • sleet – rain containing some ice, as when snow melts as it falls

Johnny was being so obnoxious, his own mother pretended not to know him.

  • obnoxious – extremely unpleasant

The prisoners are forced to live in abominable conditions.

  • abominable – very bad; terrible

The utilities were all privatised by Mrs Thatcher to make them more efficient. That is why we pay 10 times more than we did.

  • utilities – is an important service such as water, electricity, or gas that is provided for everyone, and that everyone pays for
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