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free from work; referring to a period of time when one does not have to work or is not scheduled to work, especially if one normally works on that day

off of work

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to receive bad news calmly, without complaining or making a fuss

to take (something) well

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not demonstrating the emotional control and good judgment that would be expected at one’s age; less mentally or emotionally developed than would be expected

immature

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to happen in the way one wants; to occur in a way that one likes and that one finds beneficial or good

to go (someone’s) way

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to sulk; to push out one’s lower lip and have a very sad expression on one’s face, sometimes while crying, especially when talking about young children

to pout

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to make high-pitched, loud noises while complaining

to whine

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without very much experience doing something; with little or no time spent doing something

inexperienced

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acting like a little kid, not as an adult should

childish

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to make a scene; to do and say things to complain and show that one is very unhappy with a situation, purposefully bothering other people

to kick up a fuss

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to complain; to make long, low-pitched noises, sometimes while talking, to show that one is unhappy about something

to moan

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to sleep for a short period of time during the day, not at night when one would normally sleep

to nap

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to overlook; to not pay attention to something so that one can focus on something that is deeper or more hidden

to look past

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childish behavior; actions that are considered inappropriate for adults, but are common among children

juvenile antics

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an older person, usually older than 65

senior

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a person between the ages of 13 and 19

teenager

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to begin discussing a different problem or to become involved in a different project or situation, especially a troublesome, difficult, or challenging one

to open a whole different can of worms

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starting with basic ingredients, not using any prepackaged or pre-prepared foods

from scratch

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to do something in a big, elaborate way; to do something fully and take it to an extreme; to do something in the best way one can

to pull out all the stops

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a small room next to a kitchen used to store food that does not have to be refrigerated (kept cold)

pantry

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food that is already prepared and sold in sealed tin cans that preserve it for many years

canned food

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a glass bottle with a round opening and a lid that screws onto it

jar

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with the ingredients already measure and stirred together

premixed

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ready and prepared to do something; having the energy, skills, knowledge, and commitment needed to do something

up to

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a food used in combination with other foods to cook or bake something else to eat

ingredient

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recently picked or recently prepared; not stored for a long period of time

fresh

26

instructions for cooking or baking something

recipe

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with a lot of attention to detail; carefully

closely

28

small parts of plants, often dried, that have a lot of flavor in small quantities.

herbs and spices

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to do multiple things at the same time

to multitask

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a complex performance that requires handling many things at the same time, paying attention to everything at once

a juggling act

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to be able to do something that is difficult or challenging

to pull this off

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an invitation or dare to do something that will be difficult, especially when it represents an opportunity to compete against other people or to show that one is better at doing something than others are

challenge

33

a plan B; an alternative; what one will do if one’s first plan does not work

backup plan

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interest or effort to promote the eating of foods that are not cooked

raw food movement