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* Fred never did anything other than going to work and watching television at home, and he soon realized that he was stuck __ _ ____.

stuck; in the habit of repeating the same thing instead of trying different things, usually used in a negative way

in a rut

* Fred never did anything other than going to work and watching television at home, and he soon realized that he was stuck in a rut.

2

* Quiana ___ ______ ____ by all the work she needed to do for other people, and she forgot about working toward her own goals.

to get stuck; to stop changing, growing, or making progress

to get bogged down

* Quiana got bogged down by all the work she needed to do for other people, and she forgot about working toward her own goals.

3

* Tyrell did not mind the usual ___ __ ____, but he really enjoyed taking a break occasionally and doing something completely different with his time.

the everyday routine; the tasks and actions one must do on a daily basis

the day to day

* Tyrell did not mind the usual day to day, but he really enjoyed taking a break occasionally and doing something completely different with his time.

4

* Even though Lulu usually took the direct route to work, she decided to ________ ______ __ today and drive there by a different road.

to break from routine; to do something different from what one normally does

to change things up

* Even though Lulu usually took the direct route to work, she decided to change things up today and drive there by a different road.

5

* Pablo ______ ____ of his ordinary routine by not working and going fishing instead.

to break from the ordinary; to do something that is not part of one’s routine (the things that one usually does on a daily basis)

to break out

* Pablo broke out of his ordinary routine by not working and going fishing instead.

6

* The band was so popular that the concert was _____ ___, and no one else was able to buy a ticket.

when all the tickets to an event have been sold; with no tickets available to buy for an event

sold out

* The band was so popular that the concert was sold out, and no one else was able to buy a ticket.

7

* The ______ for the play was damaged during a storm, and the actors needed to find a new place to perform.

the place where a special event happens; the location of an event

venue

* The venue for the play was damaged during a storm, and the actors needed to find a new place to perform.

8

* The fight Natalie had with her friend was a real __________, making her upset for the rest of the day.

something that makes one upset; an upsetting experience or situation

bummer

* The fight Natalie had with her friend was a real bummer, making her upset for the rest of the day.

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* Hans was curious about what his children were doing in the other room, so he ____ _ ____ and found them playing quietly.

to look at something quickly, without looking for many details

to take a peek

* Hans was curious about what his children were doing in the other room, so he took a peek and found them playing quietly.

10

* The music at the club was really good, so the club was almost always ________ and full of people dancing.

busy; exciting, usually because of a large crowd of people

hopping

* The music at the club was really good, so the club was almost always hopping and full of people dancing.

11

* The couple hired a __ to play music during their wedding reception.

disc jockey; someone who plays music at a dance club or special event

DJ

* The couple hired a DJ to play music during their wedding reception.

12

* Very few people were on the ______ _____, and Jolanda felt too shy to go there and dance alone.

a large space intended for people to dance; a large area in a room that is kept empty so that people can dance there

dance floor

* Very few people were on the dance floor, and Jolanda felt too shy to go there and dance alone.

13

* The club did not have a _____ ______. It made its money by selling food and drinks, making it a popular place for young people with limited money to spend.

an admission fee; money one must pay to be allowed inside a club

cover charge

* The club did not have a cover charge. It made its money by selling food and drinks, making it a popular place for young people with limited money to spend.

14

* Even though Graham usually enjoys playing golf, he is not __ ___ ____ for it today and decided not to go playing with his friends.

having the desire to do something; believing that an action would be enjoyable or appealing

in the mood

* Even though Graham usually enjoys playing golf, he is not in the mood for it today and decided not to go playing with his friends.

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* After a hard day of work, Heather was tired and did not have the energy to do anything except sit on the couch and ___.

to vegetate; to relax without doing much or thinking about anything serious

to veg

* After a hard day of work, Heather was tired and did not have the energy to do anything except sit on the couch and veg.