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runt, n. midget, short person, dwarf, pygmy, dandi-prat, chit, urchin; punk, SI. shrimp, SI. wart, pipsqueak, half-pint, Inf. shortie; elf, Lilliputian, pigwid-geon, manikin, cock sparrow, hop-o'-my-thumb, homunculus; fingerling, dapperling, Inf. peewee, gnome, brownie; Humpty Dumpty, Tom Thumb, Thumbelina.

rupture, n. 1. rift, fissure, scissure, fault, flaw, crack, split; fracture, break, burst; disruption, disjunction, breakage, breaking, bursting; severance, cleavage, separation, division; rent, tear, rip, cut, cleft, slit; slash, slice, rime, gap, space; Pathol, hernia.
2. breach, falling-out, schism, break; disunion, disunity, division; discord, disagreement, disfavor, disaffection, alienation, estrangement; quarrel, argument, dispute, polemic, altercation, controversy; feud, vendetta; contention, litigation, variance, opposition.
-v. 3. break, burst, crack, fissure,
SI. bust; fracture, split, disrupt, breach, check; rend, separate, disunite, disjoin; part, sunder, put asunder, cleave, divide; break up, snap, tear, cut, rip.

rural, adj. 1. country, countrified, unsophisticated, rough, inurbane, crude, farmerish; bucolic, rustic, agrestic, provincial; pastoral, Arcadian.
2. agricultural, farm, farming, agrarian; agronomical, geoponic, georgic.

ruse, n. trick, stratagem, artifice, wile, contrivance; subterfuge, device, blind, sham, dodge; deception, deceit, maneuver, manipulation, machination, move, gambit, coup; feint, sleight, ploy, decoy; chicanery, jugglery, cheat, knavery; tactic, SI. gimmick, red herring, Inf. fakement, put-on; game, SI. gig, SI. racket,

rush, v. 1. hasten, Literary, haste, hurry, move quickly, lose no time; make haste, Scot. swith, Scot. whirry, race, scurry, skip, spurt, whisk, run, sprint; press on, push on, shoot, tear, fly, fly on the wings of the wind, outstrip the wind, take wing, take to flight; scour, hustle, bustle, scamper, scuttle, trip, flit; hotfoot, hotfoot it, hightail, 'hightail it, Inf. skeddadle, Inf. move on out, Inf. move it, be on the run, beat a hasty retreat; whip off, whip away, dash off, run like mad, SI. get cracking, SI. get one's rear in gear, SI. shake a leg, SI. go like a bat out of hell, go or run wide open, Inf. go like a shot; speed up, put on more speed, step on the gas, SI. step on it, SI. burn up the road, cover ground, Inf. burn rubber, Inf. scratch off; make strides, do some tall stepping, hie one's way, Inf. make it snappy, look alive.
2. accelerate, quicken, advance, precipitate; expedite, dispatch, make short work of; finish quickly, dash off, send through fast.
3. charge, attack, blitzkrieg, blitz, rampage, assault; set upon, pounce upon, descend upon, fall on, open fire upon; light into,
Inf. lace into, Inf. rip into, Inf. tear into, SI. zap; beset, besiege, siege, beleaguer, Inf. gang up on.

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4. charge, attack, assault, offensive, onslaught, blitzkrieg, blitz; storming, Fr. coup de main, invasion, aggression, incursion, escalade; siege, be-siegement, besetment; surge, sudden appearance, ambush; onset, sudden commencement, fast start, abrupt beginning.
5. drive, dash, run, stampede; scramble, mad scramble, race, scurry, push, plunge.
6. haste, harum-scarum, hurry-scurry, pell-mell, helter-skelter; bustle, ado, hubbub; velocity, speed, rapidity, dispatch, celerity; quickness, expedition, promptitude, hastiness; flurry, flutter, turmoil, commotion; stir, whirl, pother, ferment. -
adj. 7. hasty, quick, rapid, swift, fast, brisk; prompt, expeditious, instantaneous, immediate; hurried, urgent; careless, slapdash, cursory, superficial,

russet, adj. reddish-brown, coppery, chestnut, foxy,

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This statue of Jesus Christ in Brazil is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 2nd largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8 metres (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.

Similarities


These are ways of saying that two or more things are similar, or have something the same.
Peter is similar to (= like) his brother in many ways. Peter and his brother are very similar.
Peter and his brother are quite alike.
Maria and Rebecca both passed their exams. (= Maria passed and Rebecca passed)
But neither wants to go to university. (= Maria doesn’t want to go and Rebecca doesn’t want to go either)
The two boys have a lot in common. (= they have many things e.g. hobbies, interests, beliefs, that are the same or very similar)

Differences


These are ways of saying that two or more things are different.
His early films are different from his later ones.
Paula is quite unlike (= very different from) her sister.
They have nothing in common. (= they have no interests or beliefs that are the same)

Using ‘compare’


We want to compare the prices of all the televisions before we decide which one to buy.
They made a comparison of average salaries in different parts of the country.
Our new flat is very big compared with/to our old one. (= if you compare it with the other)
If you compare this one with the others, I’m sure you’ll see a difference.

Exceptions


When we make a general statement about things or people and then say that one thing or person is not included or is different from the others, we use these words and phrases:
It snowed everywhere except on the west coast.
The two girls are very similar except that Louise has slightly longer hair.
The museum is open every day except (for) / apart from Sunday(s).
Everyone heard the fire alarm except (for) / apart from the two boys in room 7.
Note: Except can be followed by different words (nouns, prepositions, etc.), but except for and apart from are followed by nouns or noun phrases.

Conditions


Here are some words/phrases which introduce or connect conditions. Like ‘if’, they are used with certain tenses, and the rules are quite difficult. For the moment, notice the tenses underlined in the examples, and use them in this way until you meet other examples.
We will be late unless we hurry. (= we’ll be late if we don’t hurry)
Unless the weather improves (= if the weather doesn’t improve), we won’t be able to go.
I must go now otherwise (= because if I don’t) FU miss the last bus.
You can borrow it as long as (= on condition that) you bring it back by Thursday.
Note: The meaning is very similar to if here, but the use of as long as shows that the condition is very important to the speaker.
Take your umbrella with you in case it rains. (= because of the possibility it may rain later)
I brought food in case we get hungry. (= because of the possibility we may be hungry later)
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