[VERB] If you offend someone, you say or do something rude which upsets or embarrasses them. He apologizes for his comments and says he had no intention of offending the community
[NOUN] A delegation is a group of people who have been sent somewhere to have talks with other people on behalf of a larger group of people.
He was sent to New York as part of the Dutch delegation to the United Nations
[ADJ] A person who is embarrassed feels shy, ashamed, or guilty about something. He looked a bit embarrassed
[VERB] [FORMAL] To retain something means to continue to have that thing. The interior of the shop still retains a nineteenth-century atmosphere
[NOUN] A married woman's maiden name is her parents' surname, which she used before she got married and started using her husband's surname. "Moon"was Buzz Aldines mother’s maiden name.
[NOUN] The pupils of a school are the children who go to it.
Over a third of those now at secondary school in Wales attend schools with over 1,000 pupils