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1741

Her fear of water ........ from the time she was pushed in the swimming pool as a child.

Springs

1742

He's always trying to ........ responsibility for mistakes he makes on to other people.

Shift

1743

The police had several suspects on their files, all of whom answered........ the description given by the witnesses.

To

1744

He is a very quiet and ........... man who keeps his views to himself. (ASSUME)

Unassuming


1745

The criminal went into hiding and reappeared 6 months later using an ......... name. (ASSUME)

Assumed

1746

I was under the ........ that I would be getting a pay rise. (ASSUME)

Assumption

1747

1. That cash point did not ........ my card so I couldn't get any money out.
2. It was a few months before Maria could ........ her baby brother, she was so jealous.
3. The politician said she did not ........ that unemployment figures had gone up.

Accept

1748

My mum always used to insist we had a ........ meal every day and I think we all felt healthier for it.

Square
A 'square meal' is a big meal that consists of all the items of food you need to stay healthy.

1749

My husband has a job on a building site doing heavy manual work and always has a ........ appetite.

Healthy
If you have a 'healthy appetite' you eat well.

1750

I think you worry too much. Most children have a sweet ......... and the occasional bar of chocolate won't hurt them.

Tooth
If someone has 'a sweet tooth' they enjoy eating things like sweets and cake.

1751

The gist

The most ​important ​pieces of ​information about something, or ​general ​information without ​details:
That was the gist of what he said.
I ​think I got (= ​understood) the gist of what she was saying.

1752

Uneven (adj)

Not ​level, ​equal, ​flat, or ​continuous:
Be ​careful on that ​path - the ​paving ​stones are uneven.
There is an uneven ​distribution of ​wealth ​across the ​country from the ​north to the ​south.
The ​contest was very uneven - the other ​team was much ​stronger than us.

1753

I won't be a minute. I'm just going to ........ off a letter to my bank.

Dash
Dash sth off: to write something ​quickly, putting little ​effort into it:
She ​dashed the ​letter off in five ​minutes.

1754

You haven't got any ........ whatsoever of doing your homework, have you? (INTENT)

Intention

1755

I'm sorry I forgot to pick you up at the station. Don't take it personally, it was completely ........ . (INTENT)

Unintentional

1756

I'd never do anything to upset you ........ . (INTENT)

Intentionally

1757

Two leading city bankers have ........ forces to take over the struggling company.

Joined

1758

Her fear of the dentist stems ........ an upsetting experience she had as a child.

From
Originate

1759

I found that aerobics session absolutely ......... I can't move a muscle. (EXHAUST)

Exhausting

1760

She is suffering from ........ after spending 4 hours playing in the final of the tennis tournament. (EXHAUST)

Exhaustion

1761

The witness gave the police a complete and ........ account of the accident. (EXHAUST)

Exhaustive

1762

1. He has a strange ........ of humour and nobody finds his jokes in the least bit funny.
2. I just can't make ........ of her handwriting. It's totally illegible.
3. Come on! Use your common ........ You know it's dangerous to cross the road without looking

Sense

1763

Jobs - questions

A person’s ‘occupation’ is the thing they do to make money. We also call it a job.
‘You need to find yourself an occupation that you love and have passion for, then you will truly be happy.’
A ‘profession’ is an occupation that requires special education or training.
‘He has a profession, I think he is a carpenter.’
Making a living refers to how you support yourself and your family, the way in which you make money.
‘He has made a living on the banks of the Brisbane river since the 60s.’
Ways we can ask people about their jobs:
What is your occupation?
Do you have a profession?
How do you make a living?

1764

Screen (v)

Screen verb [T] (EXAMINE)
› to ​test or ​examine someone or something to ​discover if there is anything ​wrong with him, her, or it:
Women over 50 should be screened for ​breast ​cancer.
Completely ​unsuitable ​candidates were screened out (= ​tested and ​refused) at the first ​interview.

Screen your calls
› to ​delay ​your ​decision to ​answer the ​phone until you ​know who is ​calling you:
I always screen my ​calls while I'm ​eating ​dinner.