organized a.arranged according to a particular system
The letters had been placed in organized piles, one for each letter of the alphabet.
arrange v.to plan, prepare for, or organize something
I'd deliberately arranged that they should arrive at the same time.
neat a.tidy, with everything in its place
Your house is always so neat - how do you manage it?
properly adv.correctly, or in a satisfactory way
I'm not properly dressed for this kind of weather.
obsessive a.thinking about something or someone, or doing something, too much or all the time
He's obsessive about punctuality.
compulsive a.having a very strong desire to do something repeatedly
We’re really not compulsive shoppers, you know.
disorder n.a state of untidiness or lack of organization
The whole office was in a state of disorder.
obsessive-compulsive disorder n.a mental illness that causes a person to do something repeatedly for no reason
Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects about 2.3% of people at some point in their lives while rates during any given year are about 1.2%.
irresponsible a.not thinking enough or not worrying about the possible results of what you do
It would be irresponsible to ignore these warnings.
sort v.to put a number of things in an order or to separate them into groups
I'm going to sort these old books into those to be kept and those to be thrown away.
priority n.a thing that is regarded as more important than others
The safety of the country takes priority over any other matter.
fold v.to bend something like cloth so that one part of it lies on the other path
She folded all her clothes and packed all her bags.
hang v.to fasten or support a piece of clothing at the top leaving the other parts free to move
Hang your coat and hat upon the rack over there.
personality n.the type of person you are, shown by the way you behave, feel, and think
He's not much to look at, but he has a wonderful personality.
essential a.necessary or needed
Water is essential for living things.
unrealistic a.not reasonable, or not likely to be achieved
We’re placing unrealistic demands on our schools.
reality n.the actual state of things, or the facts involved in such a state
He refuses to face reality.
necessity n.the need for something
You can come early if you want to, but there's no necessity for it.
bring up v.to care for and train (a child); rear
We had been brought up to go to church.
orderliness n.the quality of being arranged or organized
The orderliness of the room surprised him.
occupied a.busy and active
All the new toys kept the kids occupied for hours.
extreme a.very great; beyond what is usual or what might be expected
The extreme cold kept most people indoors.
absolute a.very great or to the largest degree possible
His room is an absolute dump!
completely adv.totally; utterly
Some of the things she does are completely mad.
regulation n.an official rule or the act of controlling something
New safety regulations have been brought in.
awful a.very bad or unpleasant
The place smelled awful.
set v.put lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position
He set a vase of flowers on the table.
deadline n.a time or day by which something must be done
We're working on a tight deadline.
mess n.a dirty or untidy state of things or of a place
She made a mess of the kitchen.
acceptable a.able to be tolerated or allowed
Pollution in the city had reached four times the acceptable level.
spotless a.extremely clean
Her home is spotless.
messy a.untidy or dirty
His bedroom's always messy.
vital a.absolutely necessary or important; essential
Secrecy is of vital importance.
bacteria n.very small organisms that are found everywhere and are the cause of many diseases
There are many different types of bacteria.
viruses n.a very small organism that causes disease in humans, animals, and plants
A local doctor was the first to raise the alarm about this latest virus.
chaos n.complete disorder and confusion
Our house is in complete chaos at the moment.
sweep v.to clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter
I've swept the floor.
vacuum v.to clean with a vacuum cleaner
The room needs to be vacuumed.