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1

To not want something, perhaps because it would make the situation worse, or would simply be very annoying.

I guess I'm just like everybody else. I ......Mondays. On the weekend, I can kick back and relax, but I dread going back to work when the weekend is over.

I could do without the CEO coming today of all days. I've got enough problems as it is!


Can do without is generally used for situations that can be changed, while could do without is often used in situations which cannot be changed. This is not a hard and fast rule.

2

to relax; to lean back and relax. (See also lie back.)

I guess I'm just like everybody else. I could do without Mondays. On the weekend, I can ......, but I dread going back to work when the weekend is over.


I really like to kick back and relax. It's time to kick back and enjoy life.

3

To fear greatly; To anticipate with fear

I guess I'm just like everybody else. I could do without Mondays. On the weekend, I can kick back and relax, but I ...... going back to work when the weekend is over.


I'm dreading getting the results of the test, as it could decide my whole life.

4

Very busy with activity and confusion; feverish.

This morning was particularly ...... On weeknights, I set my alarm for 7 a.m.

The city center is so hectic at 8 in the morning that I go to work an hour beforehand to avoid the crowds

5

The evening of a weekday.

This morning was particularly hectic. On ......, I set my alarm for 7 a.m.

WEEKNIGHT

6

(of electrical or mechanical appliances) Out of order; malfunctioning; broken.

This morning was particularly hectic. On weeknights, I set my alarm for 7 a.m. That's what I did last night. But, when I woke up this morning and looked at my alarm clock, it was 7:30! The alarm clock was ........ and it didn't go off. Oh no, I was going to be late again.

I'd record it, but my VCR is on the fritz again.
My washing machine has gone on the fritz, and I have a load of muddy clothes with which to deal.

7

To begin clanging or making noise.

This morning was particularly hectic. On weeknights, I set my alarm for 7 a.m. That's what I did last night. But, when I woke up this morning and looked at my alarm clock, it was 7:30! The alarm clock was on the fritz and it didn't ....... Oh no, I was going to be late again.

The alarm will go off at six a.m. Just after he spotted the first plane on the horizon, sirens started to go off around the city.

8

наносить косметику

I washed my face,......., got dressed, and ate a small bowl of cereal. I had one foot out the door when I realized I didn't have my keys.

to put on make-up

9

без успеха

I washed my face, put on my make-up, got dressed, and ate a small bowl of cereal. I had one foot out the door when I realized I didn't have my keys. I went back into my bedroom and looked on the shelf where I kept them. .....

No luck

10

to look for, to search for

I went back into my bedroom and looked on the shelf where I kept them. No luck. Maybe I left them in my purse. I ..... for them.

to hunt around

11

To discard, to throw away, to toss out.

I went back into my bedroom and looked on the shelf where I kept them. No luck. Maybe I left them in my purse. I hunted around for them. Finally, I just ...... everything from my purse onto my bed.


to dump out

12

глазные капли

I just dumped out everything from my purse onto my bed. I had my wallet, sunglasses, compact, lipstick, ....., aspirin, tissues, and my PDA. But, no keys.

eye drops

13

платочки

I just dumped out everything from my purse onto my bed. I had my wallet, sunglasses, compact, lipstick, eye drops, aspirin, ......, and my PDA. But, no keys.

tissues

14

A small, slim folding case, often featuring a mirror, powder and a powderpuff; that fits into a woman's purse or handbag, or that slips into ones pocket.

I just dumped out everything from my purse onto my bed. I had my wallet, sunglasses, ...., lipstick, eye drops, aspirin, tissues, and my PDA. But, no keys.

compact

15

подушки

I looked around the living room. Maybe they fell behind the ..... I picked up each one and looked. No keys. I went into my closet and checked the pockets of my coat. Still, no keys.

couch cushions

16

In a state of panic, worry, frenzy or rush.

I looked around the living room. Maybe they fell behind the couch cushions. I picked up each one and looked. No keys. I went into my closet and checked the pockets of my coat. Still, no keys. By this time, I was pretty ....... so I tried to calm myself down.

They returned the missing child to his frantic mother.

17

To become less excited, intense, or angry.

I looked around the living room. Maybe they fell behind the couch cushions. I picked up each one and looked. No keys. I went into my closet and checked the pockets of my coat. Still, no keys. By this time, I was pretty frantic so I tried to .......

Calm down before you hurt somebody.

18

To happen to someone who is thought to deserve it.

y this time, I was pretty frantic so I tried to calm myself down. I decided to get a drink of water. I opened the refrigerator and what did I see? My keys. They were sitting on the shelf right next to the milk. I must have left them there when I got the milk for my cereal. It......for being so absent- minded.

"And serves you right," said Jane, the pert chambermaid, "if you will take their money to get drunk on."

19

Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied; forgetful or careless due to distraction; easily distracted.

y this time, I was pretty frantic so I tried to calm myself down. I decided to get a drink of water. I opened the refrigerator and what did I see? My keys. They were sitting on the shelf right next to the milk. I must have left them there when I got the milk for my cereal. It served me right for being so ........


absent-minded

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