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eye witness

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someone who was present and saw what happened

Fortunately, there was an eye witness at the scene of the accident, so it was obvious who was at fault.

fact

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something that is true without a doubt

It is a universal fact that the sun rises in the east.

faux pas (French)

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something you did or said that is considered socially incorrect

I made a faux pas when I was at my friend’s house.  I didn’t take off my shoes like they do in his culture.

feedback

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information you receive from another source that helps you improve what you are working on

I really appreciate the feedback my instructor gives me to improve my writing.

figure out

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understanding how to do something after carefully studying it

I finally figured out how to get to the next level in this game.  It wasn't easy.

first and foremost

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most importantly

First and foremost, we need to decide who is going to be our guest speaker at the event.

flinch

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not moving or showing any expression of the face or body

He didn’t even flinch when I was telling him about how sad I was that we were breaking up.  He was really cold with me.

for all intents and purposes

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generally speaking and being practical

For all intents and purposes, it is best to wear sunglasses when you are driving during the day

forum

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a place to meet and to have a discussion

Around election time, there are always open forums about the issues we will be voting on.

foul play

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not playing or doing things by the rules

The outcome of the ice hockey game was positive, even though there was foul play during the game.