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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cocktailcock‧tail /ˈkɒkteɪl $ ˈkɑːk-/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 cocktail.jpg DFDan alcoholic drink made from a mixture of different drinks2 seafood/prawn/lobster cocktail3 fruit cocktail4 MIXa mixture of several things which is dangerous, unpleasant, confusing, or excitingcocktail of a lethal cocktail of painkillers and whisky The book contains a powerful cocktail of romance, family crises, and big business. Molotov cocktail
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cocktailYears ago, rooms would have a cocktail table that matched the end table and the sofa table.It will test whether using a cocktail of five or more drugs is an improvement on three.There's this one: a woman sitting in a bar, wearing a cocktail outfit.He died after taking a lethal cocktail of alcohol and tranquilizers.Johnnie cruised away with another tray of cocktails.I find that traditional cocktail foods are always very popular and Devils or Angels on Horseback are a guaranteed success.Roll up carefully from head to tail and secure with one or two cocktail sticks. 3.lethal cocktailIt probably illustrates it's a lethal cocktail of lorries and cars.After all, each state comprised an often lethal cocktail of peoples.In a flourish of biochemical altruism, they manufacture deadly molecules and then turn this lethal cocktail upon themselves.
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