urgent a.very important and needing attention immediately
If he comes in my direction I find something urgent to do out the back.
rush n.a situation in which you have to hurry or move somewhere quickly
He was in a rush to get home.
terrible a.very unpleasant or serious or of low quality
We have just received some terrible news.
loss n.the action or state of not having or keeping something any more
The company’s losses over the last few years have been staggering.
immediately adv.now or without waiting or thinking
We really ought to leave immediately.
guilty a.If you feel guilty, you feel that you have done something wrong
I feel so guilty about forgetting your birthday.
deadline n.a time or day by which something must be done
Now that the deadline is approaching we all feel under pressure.
put something off v.to decide or arrange to delay an event or activity until a later time or date
The meeting has been put off for a week.
efficiency n.the good use of time and energy in a way that does not waste any
What is so impressive about their society is the efficiency of the public services.
prioritize v.to arrange in order of importance so that you can deal with the most important things before the others
You have to prioritize in this job because you can’t do everything.
time limit n.a limit of time within which something must be done
With this pass, you can use the rail system as much as you like within a certain time limit.
arrange v.to plan, prepare for, or organize something
I'm trying to arrange my work so that I can have a couple of days off next week.
purpose n.why you do something or why something exists
The purpose of the research is to try to find out more about the causes of the disease.
overestimate v.to think that something is or will be greater, more extreme, or more important than it really is
I’m afraid Theresa is forever overestimating her strength.
unconsciously adv.without realizing or being aware of one's actions
Ben smiled unconsciously when he heard her voice.
unforgettable a.impossible to forget; very memorable
A visit to the Museum is an unforgettable experience.
rectify v.put (something) right; correct
I am determined to take whatever action is necessary to rectify the situation.
trifling a.small or not important
This is not some trifling matter.
stick v.to cause something to become fixed, for example with glue or another similar substance
My car's stuck in the mud.
catch v.to discover, see, or realize something, especially someone doing something wrong
If the virus is caught in time, most patients can be successfully treated.
miss v.to fail to do or experience something, often something planned or expected
I missed the start of the class because my bus was late.
take time v.to need a long time
Broken bones always take time to heal.
preparations n.plans or arrangements that you make to prepare for something
Preparations for the opening ceremony are well underway.
careful a.giving attention to something in order to avoid esp. an accident or problem
Be careful to look both ways when you cross the street.
considerate a.caring about and respectful of others
He is always a kind and considerate host.
logical a.using reason
Students need the ability to construct a logical argument.
preoccupied a.thinking a lot about something or someone, and so you hardly notice other things
She looked very preoccupied.
stressed a.worried and nervous
I feel less stressed since I've been working just part-time.
acceptable a.satisfactory and able to be agreed to or approved of
This kind of attitude is simply not acceptable.
perspective n.a particular way of considering something
Her attitude lends a fresh perspective to the subject.
insure v.to make something certain, or to be certain about something
Because of the importance of the game, we wanted to insure that it would be televised.
previously adv.before the present time or the time referred to
She was previously employed as a tour guide.
well-organized a.having good organization; orderly and efficient
He was smart and well-organized.
orderly a.well arranged or organized
The passengers were asked to leave the plane in an orderly fashion.
deny v.to not allow someone to have or do something
Her request for time off work was denied.
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.