avid a.extremely eager or interested
He took an avid interest in the project.
recommend v.suggest (a choice, course of action, etc.) as appropriate, beneficial
I have just spent a holiday there and would recommend it to anyone.
awkward a.embarrassing and difficult to deal with
I was the first to ask him awkward questions but there'll be harder ones to come.
seldom adv.rarely, infrequently, almost never
They seldom speak.
innumerable a.too many to be counted
The project has been delayed by innumerable problems.
I don’t have the means to buy books.
make ends meet v.to have just enough money to pay for the things that you need
They've got to watch every penny to make ends meet.
wear and tear n.the damage or change that is caused to something when it is being used normally
The furniture suffers a lot of wear and tear when the children are at home.
on time adv.on schedule, not late
Their planes usually arrive on time.
fragile a.easily damaged, broken, or harmed
Please don't handle the vases - they're very fragile.
persist v.continue to do something, even though it is difficult or other people are against it
When I set my mind to something, I persist.
compromise v.settle a dispute by mutual concession
Well, you want $400 and I say $300, so let's compromise at/on $350.
write sth off v.to decide that a particular person or thing will not be useful, important, or successful
A lot of companies seem to write people off if they’re over 50.
assume v.suppose to be the case, without proof
I assume it's supposed to prove some point, although I don't exactly know what.
reasonable a.sensible, acceptable
We have a strong team and a reasonable chance of winning the game.
tiny a.extremely small, less important
Though she was tiny, she had a very loud voice.
let go v.to stop holding something, to give up
Hold on tight and don't let go!
give in v.submit, yield
I pressed my parents until they finally gave in and registered me for skating classes.
frustrating a.making you feel annoyed or less confident because you cannot achieve what you want
He doesn't listen to what I say and it's so frustrating.
upset a.unhappy, disappointed, worried
They are terribly upset by the break-up of their parents' marriage.
repay v.pay back
He had to sell his car to repay the bank loan.
give back v.to return
I gave the textbook back to him.