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fall

noun

an occasion when someone or something falls to the ground

descent

noun

the act of moving down to a lower place or position

plunge

noun

a quick fall from a high position

trip

noun

an occasion when you fall because you hit your foot on something

tumble

noun

an occasion when someone falls to the ground

slip

noun

the action of sliding or falling

landing

noun

the action of hitting the ground when you fall or jump from somewhere high

fall

noun

an occasion when something falls to the ground from the sky or from a high place

pratfall

noun

a fall backwards into a sitting position, especially when it is done deliberately to make people laugh

stumble

noun

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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dolt

a stupid person

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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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