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Ways of life

life

noun

your particular way of living and the experiences that you have

lifestyle

noun

the type of life that you have, for example the type of job or house you have or the type of activity you like doing

existence

noun

the way that someone lives their life, especially when their life is difficult

way of life

noun

a typical way in which a person or group lives

the simple life

a way of living without all the possessions and worries of modern life

the high life

noun

a style of living that includes spending a lot of money on expensive things, going to exciting parties, and travelling

counterculture

noun

a way of life and set of attitudes that is deliberately different from the main culture in society

Nineteen Eighty Four

a society in which the government controls everything, even people’s behaviour

living standards

noun

the way in which people live, for example how comfortable their houses are or how much money they have to spend on food and clothes

modus vivendi

noun

an arrangement that helps people who have very different opinions to live or work together

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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grungy

dirty and sometimes untidy or smelling bad

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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