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prefix up- pronunciation in American English /ʌp/
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  1. 2
    more modern or fashionable: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs
    an upscale vacation rental (=expensive and of high quality)
    a computer upgrade
  2. 3
    happier, or more exciting: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs
    She seems much more upbeat (=much happier).
    I was uplifted by the experience.
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    moved or changed completely: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs
    He uprooted his family and moved to Canada.
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nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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