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shrink
to become smaller, or to make something smaller: 'The company's profits have * from £5.5 million to £1.25 million.'
aggravation
trouble or difficulty:' I've been getting a lot of * at work recently.'
tedium
the quality of being boring for a long time: 'Soldiers often say that the worst thing about fighting is not the moments of terror, but all the hours of * in between.'
mediocrity
the quality of being not very good: 'A goal just before half-time rescued the match from *.'
carefree
having no problems or not being worried about anything: ' I remember my * student days.'
downshift
to leave a job that is well paid and difficult in order to do something that gives you more time and satisfaction but less money
treadmill
any type of repeated work that is boring and makes you feel tired and seems to have no positive effect and no end:' There were days when child-rearing seemed like an endless * of feeding, washing, and nappy-changing.'
resentful
feeling angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like: 'She was * OF anybody's attempts to interfere in her work.'
yearn
to wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have: 'Sometimes I just * TO be alone.'
surge
a sudden and great increase:'There has been a * in house prices recently.'
loom
to appear as a large, often frightening or unclear shape or object: 'Dark storm clouds *ed on the horizon.'
keen
very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much: 'They were very * TO start work as soon as possible.'
receipt
the act or state of receiving money or goods: 'Goods will be delivered on * OF payment (= after the money is received).'