routine n.a usual or fixed way of doing things
There's no fixed routine at work - every day is different.
habit n.something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it
I used to swim twice a week, but I seem to have got out of the habit recently.
challenging a.difficult, in a way that tests your ability or determination
This has been a challenging time for us all.
afraid a.feeling fear, or feeling worry about the possible results of a particular situation
I've always been afraid of flying.
resist v.to refuse to accept or be changed by something
The party leader resisted demands for his resignation.
They frequently hold conferences at that hotel.
permanent a.lasting for a long time or forever
She is looking for a permanent place to stay.
promotion n.the act of encouraging something to happen or develop
How schools can promote a healthy lifestyle?
adapt v.to change, or to change something, to suit different conditions or uses
We had to adapt our plans to fit Jack's timetable.
develop v.to (cause something to) grow or change into a more advanced, larger, or stronger form
I'm looking for a job that will enable me to develop my skills.
decade n.a period of ten years
Her acting career spanned almost six decades.
metamorphosis n.a complete change
Under the new editor, the magazine has undergone a metamorphosis.
secure v.fix firmly so that it cannot be moved or lost
Pins secure the handle to the main body.
It is incumbent upon all of us to create a safe community.
improve v.make or become better
We have used technology to improve relations with customers.
lazy a.unwilling to work or use energy
He was too lazy to cook.
awkward a.difficult to use, do, or deal with
Some of the questions were rather awkward.
struggle v.to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something
I've been struggling to understand this article all afternoon.
boost v.to improve or increase something
We took various steps to try to boost sales.
recognize v.to know someone or something because you have seen or experienced that person or thing before
Doctors are trained to recognize the symptoms of different diseases.
catch v.to find and stop a person or animal that is trying to escape
I can see you're busy right now, so I'll catch you later.
positive a.full of hope and confidence, or giving cause for hope and confidence
The past ten years have seen some very positive developments in East-West relations.
inevitable a.certain to happen
War was inevitable.
transformation n.a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved
The internet has led to a transformation in shopping habits.
favorable a.showing that you like or approve of someone or something
We have had a favorable response to the plan so far.
frustrating a.making you feel disappointed or discouraged
It can be very frustrating to find that the size you want isn't there.
transitional a.relating to a change, or the process of change, from one form to another
A transitional government was appointed.
inquisitive a.eager to know a lot about things
Our neighbors are too inquisitive.
fascinating a.extremely interesting
I found the whole movie fascinating.
inspiring a.encouraging, or making you feel you want to do something
She was an inspiring example to her followers.
regrettable a.making you feel sad and sorry about something
The loss of this number of jobs is regrettable.