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someone who is patient is able to wait for a long time or deal with a difficult situation without becoming angry or upset
accepting that something unpleasant must happen and that you cannot change it
patient, despite having problems or being badly treated over a long period of time
accepting things without complaining
willing to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation without complaining
tending not to criticize people or things or express negative opinions about them
someone who is biddable does what people tell them without arguing or complaining
easy to persuade or influence
used about people’s behaviour
without complaining or arguing, especially because what is going to happen is not known and therefore not frightening
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
the thick make-up that actors put on their faces
moving with rhythm, together as one
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