relaxing a.reducing tension or anxiety
The warm water was very relaxing.
rejuvenate v.to make someone look or feel young and energetic again
She felt rejuvenated by her fortnight in the Bahamas.
struggle v.to experience difficulty and make a very great effort to do something
I have been struggling to understand this article all afternoon.
occupied a.busy or interested
All the new toys kept the kids occupied for hours.
challenge n.a call to take part in a contest or competition, especially a duel
He accepted the challenge.
recreation n.enjoying yourself when you are not working
Emma's only form of recreation seems to be shopping.
interact v.to communicate with
It's interesting at parties to see how people interact socially.
eagerly adv.in a way that shows that you want to do something very much, especially something interesting or enjoyable
We have been eagerly following their progress as they charted every step of their climb for us.
contingency n.something that might happen in the future, usually causing problems or making further arrangements necessary
You must be able to deal with all possible contingencies.
hobby n.activity is done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure
Her hobbies are reading and gardening.
plenty pro.more than enough
I would have plenty of time to get home.
straightforward a.easy to understand or simple
In a straightforward case no fees will be charged.
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.
pamper v.to treat with too much kindness and attention
Our children are pampered by their grandparents.
chitchat n.informal conversations about unimportant matters
It was a leisurely dinner with much chitchat and laughter.
plunge v.to cause someone or something to move or fall suddenly and often a long way forward, down, or into something
We ran down to the beach and plunged into the sea.
actual a.existing in fact
We had estimated about 300 visitors, but the actual number was much higher.
plethora n.a very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want or can deal with
There are a plethora of books about the royal family.
recharge v.to rest so that you can get your energy back
I get four weeks holiday a year to recharge my batteries.
exhausting a.making you feel extremely tired
I've had an exhausting day.
grind n.difficult or unpleasant activity that is tiring or repeated too often
Karen came to the hotel for a rest from the daily grind.
crowd n.a large group of people who have come together
A crowd of about 15,000 attended the concert.
packed a.completely full
The train was so packed that I couldn't find a seat.
composed a.calm and in control of your emotions
She looked remarkably composed throughout the funeral.
day off n.a day when you do not work
It's her day off today.
hangout n.a place where someone spends a lot of time, or where someone lives
The café is a favorite hangout of artists.
refresh v.give new strength or energy to
The shower had refreshed her.
upcoming a.happening soon
Tickets are selling well for the group's upcoming concert tour.
extent n.the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen
She had not realized the extent to which the children had been affected.
focus v.to direct attention toward something or someone
Tonight’s program focuses on homelessness.
revive v.to come or bring something back to life, health, existence, or use
A hot shower and a cup of tea will revive you.