socialize v.mix socially with others
I don't tend to socialize with my colleagues much.
social life n.the activities you do with other people, for pleasure, when you are not working
He had no friends, no social life, and a job he hated.
solitude n.the state or situation of being alone
After months of solitude at sea it felt strange to be in company.
solitary a.done alone
He enjoys solitary walks in the wilderness.
self-reliant a.not needing help or support from other people
Single parents have to be self-reliant and inventive.
recharge v.to rest so that you can get your energy back
It's important to have regular breaks and to take time to recharge.
reflect v.think deeply or carefully about
She reflected that this was probably the last time she would see him.
relax v.make or become less tense or anxious
After work she relaxed with a cup of tea and the newspaper.
relief n.a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended
She breathed a sigh of relief when she finished her exams.
peaceful a.quiet and calm
It’s so peaceful by the lake.
release v.to express a feeling that you have been trying not to show
I personally don't want to release my anger on anyone else.
pressure n.a difficult situation that makes you feel worried or unhappy
She's got a lot of pressure on her at work just now.
belong to somebody v.to be someone's property
You shouldn't take what doesn't belong to you.
introvert n.a shy, reticent, and typically self-centered person
At the beginning she was very shy and introverted.
attractive a.causing interest or pleasure
Spending twelve hours on a plane isn't a very attractive (= pleasant) prospect.
regulate v.to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way
He breathed deeply trying to regulate the pound of his heartbeat.
emotion n.a strong feeling such as love or anger
Overcome by emotion, she found herself unable to speak for a few minutes.
avoid v.keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something)
All through lunch he had carefully avoided the subject of the house.
scary a.frightening; causing fear
I really thought I was going to fall - it was a scary moment.
wonder v.to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something
He's starting to wonder whether he did the right thing in accepting this job.
stressful a.causing worry and anxiety
Working in the emergency room of a major hospital is highly stressful work.
triggering a.causing a strong emotional reaction of fear or worry because someone is made to remember something bad that has happened in the past
Even a problem as simple as a bad back often has an underlying triggering factor.
burnout n.the state of having no energy or enthusiasm because of working too hard
We have found there is much more burnout and sickness among those who don't get help.
quietly adv.in a quiet manner
He sat there quietly.
habit n.something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it
I always buy the same brand of toothpaste out of (= because of) habit.
bake v.to cook inside an oven, without using added liquid or fat
I made the icing while the cake was baking.
disturb v.to interrupt what someone is doing
They simply play when no one will interrupt or disturb them.
explore v.to think or talk about something in order to find out more about it
Virtual Reality aims to give us artificial worlds to explore, outside normal space and time.
bookworm n.a person who reads a lot
And the news will please music lovers and bookworms.