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Secrets of the mind


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appropriate
suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion
a variety of factors
many different things that influence a situation
breathless
not able to breathe easily, usually after doing something that needs a lot of effort
to complement
to make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it
consistent
in agreement with other facts or with typical or previous behaviour, or having the same principles as something else
to count
to have value or importance
to devote your life to
to spend all your life doing something
dominating
describes a person who likes to be in charge of a situation and tries to control other people
give and take
willingness to accept suggestions from another person and give up some of your own
to go to extremes
to do something in the strongest way possible, in a way that most people think is unreasonable
to have little to do with
to hardly be connected with something
to have something in common
to share interests, experiences, or other characteristics with someone
immeasurably
in a way that is so great that it cannot be measured
irrational
not using reason or clear thinking
irritable
becoming annoyed very easily
now you come to mention it
used when something someone says reminds you of a fact
opening gambit
the first thing you say when you start a conversation
outgoing
(of a person) friendly and energetic and finding it easy and enjoyable to be with others
overall
considering everything or everyone
pager
a small device that you carry or wear, which moves or makes a noise to tell you that someone wants you to telephone them
to point out
to tell someone something, often because you believe they do not know it or have forgotten it
to put up with
to accept or continue to accept an unpleasant situation or experience
recurring
experienced repeatedly
row
a noisy argument
statistically
using information based on a study of the number or times that something happens or is present
to stimulate
to make someone excited and interested about something
to take for granted
not to realise or not to show that you are grateful for the things someone does for you
threatening
expressing a threat of something unpleasant or violent
time well spent
a period of time in which you have done something useful
to tremble
to shake slightly, usually because you are cold, frightened, or very emotional