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(adj) something absorbing is so entertaining that you give it all your attention: The film was so absorbing that time simply flew by.
(adj) relaxed and informal: The party is quite casual, so don't dress too formally.
(adj) making you feel extremely happy, excited and full of energy: The funfair was really exhilarating.
(n) a feeling of being extremely tired, either physically or mentally: Fatigue can lead to mistakes.
(adj) not doing anything, when there are things that you should do: Don't just sit there being idle - there's housework to be done.
(adj) workers who are idle have no work: The Company is losing money all the time the workers are idle.
(v) to allow yourself to have or do something that you enjoy: I decided to indulge myself and had a holiday in the Bahamas.
(n) the type of life you have, for example the type of job or house you have or the type of activity you like doing: This product is ideal for today's busy lifestyles.
(n) a period of time away from your job or the armed forces: My brother comes out of the army on leave next week.
(n) a short journey that you take for enjoyment: Let's have an outing to the beach this weekend.
(n) something that you do regularly for fun in your free time: I need to find a pastime that doesn't demand a lot of money.
(v) to follow a course of activity: I'm thinking of pursuing a career in medicine.
(n) things that you do to enjoy yourself: Sport can be a very social form of recreation.
(n) a short period of rest from having to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation: We had a few days of respite from the hot weather, but it soon got warmer again.
(adj) involving a lot of sitting and not much exercise: I've got quite a sedentary job, so I like to go to the gym once a week.
(v) to spend time with other people socially, for example at a party: We seem to have done a lot of socialising this month.
(n) the state of being completely alone, especially when this is pleasant or relaxing: There's nothing like the peace and solitude you get when you're fishing.
(adj) boring and continuing for too long: I couldn't believe how tedious that meeting was!
(adj) not very interesting, serious or valuable: Fran always seems to think that her problems are important, while yours are quite trivial.
(v) to begin to relax after you have been working hard or feeling nervous: I like to unwind with a good book in the evenings.
(n) the place where an activity or event happens: Have they chosen a venue for the wedding yet?