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1

walk away from (ph v)

to leave a difficult or bad situation instead of trying to make it better (You can't just walk away from 15 years of marriage.)

2

afterglow

a pleasant feeling that remains after a good experience (I still feel the warm afterglow of that afternoon.)

3

entitle

to give sb the official right to have or do sth (entitle sb to sth: Membership entitles you to the monthly journal.)

4

housing

the houses or conditions that people live in (If I was entitled to housing I had no knowledge of the fact.)

5

eligible

sb who is able or allowed to do sth for example because they are the right age (Over 1 million 18-year-olds will become eligible to vote this year.)

6

dole

the money given by the government to unemployed people (be/go on the dole) (Too many young people are still on the dole.)

7

keep sth under your hat (informal)

to keep sth secret (Sometimes I would keep the fact that I was at university under my hat.)

8

house-sit

to look after sb's house when they are away (Sometime I would house-sit in properties that were to pulled down or done up and sold.)

9

pull down (ph v)

to destroy sth or make it stop existing (My old school was pulled down.)

10

done up

made up,painted,repainted,redecorated,decorated (Sometimes I'd house-sit in properties that were done up and sold.)

11

unceremoniously

in a rough or sudden way, without showing any respect or politeness (He grabbed her arms and hauled her unceremoniously to her feet.) (I came home to find my few belongings dumped unceremoniously on the pavement.)

12

hay

long grass that has been cut and dried, used as food for cattle

13

loft

(under a roof): a room or space under the roof of a building usually used for storing things in, attic),
(on a farm): a raised area in a barn used for keeping hay or other crops in (a hayloft)

14

cast iron

a type of iron, which is hard and breaks easily and is shaped in a mould

15

macadam

a road surface made of a mixture of broken stones and tar or asphalt

16

impregnate

to make a substance spread completely through something (The streets of Melbourne were macadamized, being impregnated with tar.)

17

bung

to put sth somewhere in a quick and careless way (Can you bung these clothes in washing machine?)

18

battered

old and in bad condition (I bunged in the least battered vegetables I could find after the market closed.)

19

scrag

a piece of lean or bony meat especially a neck of mutton

20

fowl

birds which are kept for their meat and eggs

21

antiseptic

helping to prevent infection (Dozens of people survived on stew out of that pot probably because of its antiseptic action of the red wine that we used to drink with demijohn.)

22

demijohn

a large bottle with a short narrow neck used for making wine

23

abode (formal)

someone's home (Whatever my abode was, it was not fixed.) (no fixed abode=no permanent home)

24

rafter

one of the large sloping pieces of wood that form the structure of a roof (There was only a single 40-watt bulb hanging from a rafter.)

25

let alone sb or sth

not to mention or think of someone or something; not even to take someone or something into account (Do I have a dollar? I don't even have a dime, let alone a dollar. I didn't invite John, let alone the rest of his family.)

26

insulate

to cover or protect sth with a material that stops electricity, sound, heat from getting in or out

27

unfit for human habitation

a building which is not safe or healthy for people to live in

28

shed

a small building often made of wood used especially for storing things (I was living in a shed but I was fine.)

29

turf sb out

to force sb leave a place or organization, to kick sb out (From the outside you would never have known that anybody lived there which is why I was not turfed out as fire risk or health hazard or a lunatic.)

30

gather up

to pick sth up

31

berserk (go berserk)

to become vary angry or violent (Dad went berserk when he found out what I've done.)

32

beat sb up (ph v)

to hurt sb badly by hitting them (Her BF got drunk and beat her up.)

33

crack

weakness or fault in an idea, system or organization (I proved I could survive in a crack in the consumer society.)

34

beatnik

a group of young people in 1950s and 1960s who did not accept the values of the society and showed this by their clothes and the way they lived

35

loony (informal)

someone who is crazy or strange

36

remorse

a strong feeling of being sorry, regret

37

self-absorbed

interested only in yourself and the things that affect you (Like all teenagers I was totally self-absorbed.)

38

bout

a short period of time during which you suffer from an illness

39

respiratory (formal and technical)

relating to breathing or your lungs