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1

a small room with a door where one can try on clothing in a store
before deciding whether to buy it

Francesca: Hurry up! Come out of that ...... so I can see how the dress
shirt fits.
Eddie: The first one didn’t fit at all. The sleeves were too short and it was too
form fitting. I like my shirts to be on the roomy side. I’m trying on the second
one.


* In this store, you can take only eight pieces of clothing into a fitting room at a
time.

2

a nice men’s shirt, appropriate for work in an office, with buttons
down the front that hold the two sides together

Francesca: Hurry up! Come out of that fitting room so I can see how the ...... fits.
Eddie: The first one didn’t fit at all. The sleeves were too short and it was too
form fitting. I like my shirts to be on the roomy side. I’m trying on the second
one.

* He usually wears very casual clothes, so it was nice to see him wearing a dress
shirt for a change.

3

to be the right size for one’s body; to appear appropriate on one’s body

Francesca: Hurry up! Come out of that fitting room so I can see how the dress
shirt .......
Eddie: The first one didn’t fit at all. The sleeves were too short and it was too
form fitting. I like my shirts to be on the roomy side. I’m trying on the second
one.

* These pants don’t fit me. They’re too big in the thigh and too short.

4

the part of a shirt that covers one’s arm from one’s shoulder down to
the middle of one’s arm or one’s wrist

Francesca: Hurry up! Come out of that fitting room so I can see how the dress
shirt fits.
Eddie: The first one didn’t fit at all. The ..... were too short and it was too
form fitting. I like my shirts to be on the roomy side. I’m trying on the second
one.

* He has really long arms so most shirtsleeves are too short for him.

5

tight; cut to fit closely against one’s body, showing the shape of
one’s body

Francesca: Hurry up! Come out of that fitting room so I can see how the dress
shirt fits.
Eddie: The first one didn’t fit at all. The sleeves were too short and it was too
....... I like my shirts to be on the roomy side. I’m trying on the second
one.


* She is very uncomfortable with her weight, so she never wears form fitting
clothes.

6

big; with a lot of extra space

Francesca: Hurry up! Come out of that fitting room so I can see how the dress
shirt fits.
Eddie: The first one didn’t fit at all. The sleeves were too short and it was too
form fitting. I like my shirts to be on the ..... side. I’m trying on the second
one.

* I like this jacket because it’s roomy and I can move around easily when I’m
wearing it.

7

a little bit too (something); with a tendency to be too
(something)

Francesca: Hurry up! Come out of that fitting room so I can see how the dress
shirt fits.
Eddie: The first one didn’t fit at all. The sleeves were too short and it was too
form fitting. I like my shirts to be .... the roomy ..... I’m trying on the second
one.

* The car was a little bit on the expensive side, but they decided to buy it anyway.

8

the part of a shirt that lies against one’s neck, often closed with a button
under one’s chin

Francesca: Come on, let me see. Okay, I think this one fits you pretty well. The
..... is the right size, not too loose or tight. The cuffs on this one fall at just the
right place, don’t you think?
Eddie: Yeah, it’s fine.

* He forgot to button his collar before he put on the tie.

9

the part of a shirt that lies against one’s neck, often closed with a button
under one’s chin

Francesca: Come on, let me see. Okay, I think this one fits you pretty well. The
collar is the right size, not too ..... or tight. The cuffs on this one fall at just the
right place, don’t you think?
Eddie: Yeah, it’s fine.


* This shelf is loose. Can you please get a screwdriver to fix it?

10

held in place; not able to move

Francesca: Come on, let me see. Okay, I think this one fits you pretty well. The
collar is the right size, not too loose or ...... The cuffs on this one fall at just the
right place, don’t you think?
Eddie: Yeah, it’s fine.

* Those jeans are so tight that he can’t even sit down while wearing them!

11

the piece of fabric at one’s wrist, usually with a button to close it over one’s
wrist

Francesca: Come on, let me see. Okay, I think this one fits you pretty well. The
collar is the right size, not too loose or tight. The .... on this one fall at just the
right place, don’t you think?
Eddie: Yeah, it’s fine.

* It was too hot, so she unbuttoned her cuffs and rolled up her sleeves.

12

to hang; to rest without support from below

Francesca: Come on, let me see. Okay, I think this one fits you pretty well. The
collar is the right size, not too loose or tight. The cuffs on this one ..... at just the
right place, don’t you think?
Eddie: Yeah, it’s fine.

* This necklace falls just above the top of her dress.

13

with an opening in the shape of the letter “V” for one’s neck and head
to go through

Francesca: Try on the T-shirts.
Eddie: Okay, but I’m not trying on the fancy ones with a..... I like my Tshirts
the old-fashioned way – with a crew neck.

* She forgot to put sunscreen on her chest when she wore a V-neck shirt, so she
got sunburned.

14

with a round opening that lies next to one’s neck for one’s neck and
head to go through

Francesca: Try on the T-shirts.
Eddie: Okay, but I’m not trying on the fancy ones with a V-neck. I like my Tshirts
the old-fashioned way – with a ......

* He wears a crew neck T-shirt underneath his dress shirts every day.

15

a shirt with fabric that covers one’s arm and reaches from one’s
shoulder to the point halfway between one’s shoulder and elbow

Francesca: Try on the T-shirts.
Eddie: Okay, but I’m not trying on the fancy ones with a V-neck. I like my Tshirts
the old-fashioned way – with a crew neck.
Francesca: All right, but try on the .......and the long-sleeve ones, too.
Hurry up.

* Why are you wearing a short-sleeve shirt in the winter? You must be cold!

16

a shirt with fabric that covers one’s arm and reaches from one’s
shoulder to one’s wrist

Francesca: Try on the T-shirts.
Eddie: Okay, but I’m not trying on the fancy ones with a V-neck. I like my Tshirts
the old-fashioned way – with a crew neck.
Francesca: All right, but try on the short-sleeve and the ........ ones, too.
Hurry up.

* If you’re cold, put on a long-sleeve shirt.

17

too big; bigger than necessary

Francesca: All right, but try on the short-sleeve and the long-sleeve ones, too.
Hurry up.
Eddie: Hold on, I’m changing as fast as I can. Oh, geez. I’ve heard of ......
T-shirts, but this is ridiculous.
Francesca: Let me see. You’re right. You’ve got enough room in there for two
people!

* Many fast food restaurants sell oversized portions of French fries.

18

space; an area with nothing in it

Francesca: All right, but try on the short-sleeve and the long-sleeve ones, too.
Hurry up.
Eddie: Hold on, I’m changing as fast as I can. Oh, geez. I’ve heard of oversized
T-shirts, but this is ridiculous.
Francesca: Let me see. You’re right. You’ve got enough .... in there for two
people!

* They were excited to move from their small apartment into a home with more
room for their five children.

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