Bridget Jones's New Year Resolutions - Vocabulary Exercise

Do you remember the words in bold from the last post about Bridget Jones's resolutions?
I hope you do.
Can you recognize which words have been defined below?
Answers next time ;)



1. ............................................. - too boring, complicated or badly written to be worth reading
I found James Joyce's 'Ulysses' totally .......................................


2. .......................................... - to happen in a strong or violent way
The storm .................................. outside.


3. ........................................... (informal) - a person who uses money, food, a room in a house, etc. given by other people, but who gives nothing to them in exchange.


4. ........................................... - a strong but temporary feeling of liking someone
She has a ...................... on one of her teachers at school.


5. ............................................ - to complain and make unkind remarks about someone or something
She's always ............................ about Tanya.
   

6. ............................................ - calm confidence in a person's way of behaving, or a quality of grace (=moving in an attractive way) and balance in the way a person holds or moves their body
He looked embarrassed for a moment, then quickly regained his ................................. .

  
7. ............................................ - the distance around a circle, or the distance around the widest part of a circular or round object; the line surrounding a circular space
the ........................................... of a circle/an orange
  

8. ............................................ - to get rid of people from an organization because you do not agree with them
Party leaders have undertaken to .......................... the party of extremists.


9. ............................................. - seeds such as beans or peas which are cooked and eaten
............................... include peas, lentils and chickpeas.

  
10. ............................................ - covering a wide area
Toys and books were .............................. about/around the room.
  

11. ............................................ - not directly connected with or related to something
These questions are ................................. to the issue being discussed.
  

12. ............................................ - to get something, especially by asking for it, buying it, working for it or producing it from something else
First editions of these books are now almost impossible to ......................................
  

13. .............................................. - to be silent and refuse to smile or be pleasant to people because you are angry about something that they have done
He's ............................... in a corner somewhere because I wouldn't let him have a second bar of chocolate.
  

14. .................................................. - ready to do a particular thing at any moment
The company is ................................ to launch its new advertising campaign.
  

15. ............................................ (very informal) - a stupid person; a person so lacking in intelligence that they cannot grasp the simplest concepts
Some ................................. walked off with my bag.
  

16. ............................................ - having a strong dislike of something
Why are so many companies ............................... about employing fat people?
   

17. ............................................ - a flat open container where letters and other documents are put when they arrive in a person's office and where they are kept until the person has time to deal with them
Just put it in my ................................. and I'll look at it later.


18. ............................................ - to suddenly have strong romantic feelings about someone
She always ............................ unsuitable men.


19. ........................................... - (of something which can absorb water) extremely wet
The football pitch was absolutely .............................


20. ........................................... - people who are like that behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally
He's very ................................ for his age.


21. ........................................... - used to emphasize that you mean exactly what you are saying and nothing more
I wasn't complaining, I ............................... said that I was tired.


22. ........................................... - Something that is ................................ has no purpose and it is a waste of time doing it
This is a ..................................... exercise.


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