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Flashcards in ESLPOD [057;058;059] Deck (26):
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a complaint about something that is annoying but not very important

gripe[ɡraɪp]

2

if a person or animal is ____ in a place, they have to stay there without being able to move around much

cooped up

3

a form of air pollution that is or looks like a mixture of smoke and fog , especially in cities

smog

4

the special clothes and equipment that you use for a particular activity

gear

5

extremely surprised, excited, or nervous

psyched[saɪkt]

6

to relax

kick back

7

to feel extremely frightened or worried about something that may happen in the future

dread

8

full of busy activity

hectic

9

if a machine is or goes ____, it has stopped or stops working correctly

on the fritz

10

to start making a noise as a signal or warning

go off

11

a small bag in which a woman carries money, keys, credit cards, and personal objects

purse

12

a small flat container for face powder, with a mirror inside

compact

13

a coloured substance in the form of a small stick that women put on their lips, or a stick of this

lipstick

14

a long low comfortable seat that two or three people can sit on

couch

15

a cloth bag filled with something soft such as feathers, used for making a seat more comfortable

cushion

16

done in a very urgent way; so worried or upset that you are not able to control your feelings

frantic

17

If you say that something bad ____, you mean that that person deserves it:

serve sb right

18

likely to forget things or to think about something different from what you should be thinking about

absent-minded

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thinking about something so much or spending so much time doing something that you do not notice other things or cannot think about other things

preoccupied

20

to make someone feel silly or not important by criticizing them

put sb down

21

an ____ person behaves in a silly way, as though they are much younger than they really are; used about someone’s behavior

immature

22

able to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them

diplomatic

23

to control one's behavior

get the better of sb

24

Unable or unwilling to put up with something any longer

fed up with

25

to help someone to avoid problems and achieve something

run interference

26

to accept someone or something unpleasant in a patient way

put up with