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badly-paid
describes a job which doesn't offer much money to the workers
to brighten up
to make something more attractive or enjoyable
climax
the most important or exciting point in a story or situation
cool
calm and not emotional
duty roster
a list of people's names and the jobs they have to do
fascinating
extremely interesting
forbidding
unfriendly
to grab
to take hold of something or someone suddenly
to improvise
to invent or make something at the time when it is needed without already having planned it
to live up to expectations
to be as good as you expected it to be
to lose your temper
to become angry very quickly
to make full use of
to use something as much as possible
manual
involving physical work rather than mental work
more than you bargained for
more than you were expecting or prepared for
over the rate
used to say that someone gets more than is usual for the job
potential
someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve or succeed
shift
a period of time when someone works
skilled
having the abilities needed to do an activity or job well
to stare
to look at someone or something for a long time and not move your eyes
to take pleasure in
to find something enjoyable
uncompromising
describes beliefs which are fixed and do not change even if someone tries to change them
to wander
to walk somewhere without any definite purpose
well-paid
describes a job that offers a good amount of money for its workers
under pressure
used to say that something is difficult because there are problems or because you have a lot to do
worthwhile
useful and enjoyable, despite needing a lot of effort