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1711

The Government has no ........ as it came to power undemocratically. (LEGITIMATE)

Legitimacy

1712

You're always finding ........ with my work. Why don't you try giving me some praise once in a while?

Fault

1713

Emma started out as a clerical officer with the company and gradually ........ her way to the top and is now a senior manager.

Worked
If you 'work your way to the top' you move up through the ranks to a senior level of the organisation.

1714

We're on holiday now so can you stop ........ shop?

Talking
If you 'talk shop' you talk about the job when away from work.

1715

There's a rumour going around that the proposed reorganisation is meant to ........ out the lazy workers.

Weed
If you 'weed something out' you remove it/to get ​rid of ​unwanted things or ​people from a ​group.
The first round of ​interviews only really ​serves to ​weed out the very ​weakest of ​applicants.

1716

This TV is totally clapped ........ I can't even get a picture.

Out
Clapped out (adj): › Clapped out ​machines are ​old and no ​longer ​work well:
[before noun] She ​drives a clapped-out ​old ​Mini.
› used to ​describe ​people who are very ​tired or ​unhealthy:
I ​felt too ​clapped out to go to ​aerobics last ​night.

1717

Is everything OK? You're looking a little ......... (OCCUPY)

Preoccupied

1718

She works as an ........ therapist. (OCCUPY)

Occupational

1719

The housing association sent a letter to all the ........ of the street informing them of building work that needed to be carried out. (OCCUPY)

Occupants

1720

1. We need something to bridge the ........ between the two walls over there.
2. There was a ........ in the market and the company felt they could take advantage of it.
3. I sometimes feel the generation ........ is getting wider and wider.

Bridge

1721

The soldiers managed to ........ up any evidence of resistance from the rebel troops

Mop
To eliminate

1722

It was such a ........ that I should be doing the exam on the same day as you. (COINCIDE)

Coincidence

1723

Characters in this film are fictional. Any resemblance to an actual person is purely ........ . (COINCIDE)

Coincidental

1724

We were discussing the subject when ......., a report of the same story appeared on TV. (COINCIDE)

Coincidentally

1725

We've decided to go away in the spring this year to avoid all the crowds during the summer ........ period.

Peak

1726

He was a very strict teacher who ........ down hard on bad behaviour.

Came
Come down on sb/sth: to ​punish or ​criticize a ​person or ​activity very ​strongly:
They're coming down ​heavily on ​people for not ​paying ​their ​licence ​fees.
The ​authorities ​plan to come down hard on ​truancy in ​future.

1727

There is a very ........ moment in the film when the killer comes face to face with our hero. (DRAMA)

Dramatic

1728

She entered the room very ........ and threw herself into the chair. (DRAMA)

Dramatically

1729

She is the nation's most celebrated ........ . (DRAMA)

Dramatist

1730

It was a great photo that really ........ the moment perfectly.

Captured

1731

The charity are very pleased to have received several ........ from local businesses. (CONTRIBUTE)

Contributions

1732

She has been a regular ........ to the journal since it was first published. (CONTRIBUTE)

Contributor

1733

Increasing workload was seen as a ........ factor in his decision to resign. (CONTRIBUTE)

Contributory

1734

1. When I first met Gerry we didn't ........ it off very well and had one or two disagreements.
2. What would you do if you ........ the jackpot and won millions on the lottery?
3. You really ........ the nail on the head when you pointed out the lack of motivation amongst the players lately.

Hit

1735

I went ........ with an awful cold yesterday and still feel terrible.

Down
If you 'go down with' a cold or illness you catch it.

1736

Kelly should give up smoking. Have you seen how ........ of breath she gets when she takes the stairs rather than the lift?

Short
To be 'short of breath' means to be unable to breath easily.

1737

His father's nearly 90 years old but he's still very active and as fit as a .........

If someone is 'as fit as a fiddle' they are very healthy.
(UK also be (as) fit as a flea

1738

Outage (n)

A period when a ​service, such as ​electricity, is not ​available:
The ​radio ​news ​reported ​power outages ​affecting 50 ​homes.

1739

Daft (adj)

Silly or ​stupid:
You daft ​idiot!
It was a ​pretty daft ​idea ​anyway.
Don't be daft - ​let me ​pay - you ​paid last ​time.

1740

Spring from sth

To come from or be a ​result of something:
His need to be ​liked ​obviously ​springs from a ​deep-rooted ​insecurity.