Words of Topic: Borrowing

Word group for topic: Borrowing, it helps both IELTS and TOEFL test takers prepare speaking and writing answers on this particular topic.
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 Word Group By Topic: Borrowing
avid  Speak
a.
extremely eager or interested
He took an avid interest in the project.
recommend  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
adv.
rarely, infrequently, almost never
They seldom speak.
innumerable  Speak
a.
too many to be counted
The project has been delayed by innumerable problems.
means  Speak
n.
money
I don’t have the means to buy books.
make ends meet  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
adv.
on schedule, not late
Their planes usually arrive on time.
fragile  Speak
a.
easily damaged, broken, or harmed
Please don't handle the vases - they're very fragile.
persist  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
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  Speak
a.
sensible, acceptable
We have a strong team and a reasonable chance of winning the game.
tiny  Speak
a.
extremely small, less important
Though she was tiny, she had a very loud voice.
let go  Speak
v.
to stop holding something, to give up
Hold on tight and don't let go!
give in  Speak
v.
submit, yield
I pressed my parents until they finally gave in and registered me for skating classes.
frustrating  Speak
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  Speak
a.
unhappy, disappointed, worried
They are terribly upset by the break-up of their parents' marriage.
repay  Speak
v.
pay back
He had to sell his car to repay the bank loan.
give back  Speak
v.
to return
I gave the textbook back to him.