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1471

disagree with the ___ that nothing can be done about the rising levels of crime. (PRESUME)

Presumption

1472

Sharon hasn't called to cancel so ___ she's still coming. (PRESUME)

Presumably

1473

1. There is a weather ___ approaching from the west.
2. She's been in ___ for the whole race and looks like staying there.
3. How are things on the business ___ ?

Front

1474

The management have apparently been ___ on the workers to agree to work weekends by spreading rumours about possible redundancies.

Leaning
Lean on sb: to try to make someone do what you want by threatening or persuading them.

1475

I think you have an ___ . That man keeps looking at you. (ADMIRE)

Admirer

1476

I have so much ___ for people working in nursing. They work so hard and for very little money. (ADMIRE)

Admiration

1477

The way he has managed to continue with his studies despite all his personal problems is really ___ . (ADMIRE)

Admirable

1478

It wasn't until I asked the bank to check my account that the error ___ to light. Nobody had been aware of it until then.

Came

1479

The spokesman for the Government tried to ___ over the poor opinion poll figures by claiming they were not representative.

Gloss
Gloss over sth: to avoid considering something, such as an embarrassing mistake, to make it seem not important, and to quickly continue talking about something else

1480

They are planning to erect a ___ statue in the town centre in his honour. (MEMORY)

Memorial

1481

It certainly wasn't the most ___ film I have ever seen. (MEMORY)

Memorable

1482

I'm reading the ___ of a famous politician at the moment. (MEMORY)

Memoirs
Memoirs [plural] (US also memoir): a written record of a usually famous person's own life and experiences:

1483

1. The car was in superb ___ for its age and was worth a great deal of money.
2. You can have the money on ___ that I get paid back within the next few days.
3. It was a ___ in the contract that he worked one Saturday morning every month.

Condition

1484

This is the third sales call today! I don't want you phoning again. Do you get the ___?

Picture
To 'get the picture' means to understand the situation.

1485

The new job is a bit stressful at the moment but I'm sure I'll enjoy it once I learn the ___.

Ropes
If you 'learn the ropes' you learn how to do a new job or activity.

1486

Business from China initially looked promising but orders have ___ up lately.

Dried
To be in very short supply

1487

Several people who found the film ___ walked out before the end. (OFFEND)

Offensive

1488

As he was a first time ___ the police let him off with a caution. (OFFEND)

Offender

1489

He claimed his remarks were completely ___ and was surprised people had got so upset. (OFFEND)

Inoffensive

1490

Trains into town are ___ late this evening due to a damaged track.

Running

1491

It was my teacher's talent for art that ___ me on to take up a similar career.

Spurred

To encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster:
Rising consumer sales have the effect of spurring the economy to faster growth.
Spurred (on) by her early success, she went on to write four more novels in rapid succession.

1492

It was a ___ foul and the player fully deserved to be sent off. (SICK)

sickening
Foul: an act that is against the rules of a sport, often causing injury to another player:
He was sent off for a foul on the French captain.

1493

He was quite a ___ child and spent a lot of time off school. (SICK)

sickly

1494

I've always suffered from sea ___ but lately it seems to have disappeared. (SICK)

sickness

1495

1. I didn't have the ___ to tell the children the party had been postponed.
2. He's learnt all the key dates by ___ and is quite confident about the test.
3. In the ___ of the city there's a brilliant Japanese restaurant.

Heart
By heart: to learn something in such a way that you can say it from memory

1496

He went ___ on his promise to lend me the money for the business.

Back
To break a promise

1497

He's a very ........ character and quite an extrovert. (COLOUR)

Colourful

1498

The medicine was ........ and looked just like water. (COLOUR)

Colourless

1499

Some food and drink contain additives like preservatives and ......... (COLOUR)

Colouring

1500

Evenly (adv)

› If you say something evenly, you speak without showing emotion in your voice although you are angry or not satisfied in some way:
"We are not terrorists," he said evenly. "We are freedom fighters."

› In or into equal amounts:
Divide the mixture evenly between the baking pans.
Congress is still evenly divided on the issue.