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Memory and memories

memory

noun

something that you remember

recall

noun

the ability to remember something

recollection

noun

the ability to remember something that has happened

short-term memory

noun

the part of your memory that remembers recent events or things that you only need to know for a short period of time

long-term memory

noun

the part of your memory that remembers things that happened a long time ago

nostalgia

noun

thoughts about happy times in your past, often mixed with the wish to be back in the past

flood

noun

a flood of memories or feelings is a lot of strong memories or feelings that suddenly affect you

flashback

noun

a very clear memory of something unpleasant or painful that happened in the past

photographic memory

noun

the ability to remember all the details you see

déjà vu

noun

the feeling that you are having exactly the same experience as one you have had before

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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