Posted by: crisdiaz24 | January 24, 2010

MY CONSTANT FIGHT TO STAY AWAKE

MY CONSTANT FIGHT TO STAY AWAKE

Narcolepsy: a condition in which sby falls into a deep sleep when they are in relaxing surroundings.

To nod off: (informal) to fall asleep for a short time while you are sitting in a chair.

To service: [usually passive] to examine a vehicle or machine and repair it if necessary so that it continues to work correctly.

To snooze: (informal) to have a short light sleep, especially during the day and usually not in bed.

The sack: (BrE, informal) being told by your employer that you can no longer continue working for a company, etc., usually because of sthg that you have done wrong.

However tired: Por muy cansado…

To baffle: to confuse sby completely; to be too difficult or strange for sby to understand or explain.

Blind: a covering for a window, especially one made of a roll of cloth that is fixed at the top of the window and can be pulled up and down.

To draw a blind: to open or close curtains, etc.

Bouncer: a person employed to stand at the entrance to a club, pub, etc. to stop people who are not wanted from going in, and to throw out people who are causing trouble inside.

Inebriated: drunk.

Arousal: excitement.

To slump:  to sit or fall down heavily.

To drop: to fall or make sthg fall deliberately.

Surge: a sudden increase of a strong feeling.

To hold: to support the weight of sby/sthg.

Buckle: a piece of metal or plastic used for joining the ends of a belt or for fastening a part of a bag, shoe, etc.

To be taken aback: [usually passive] to shock or surprise sby very much

High-pitched: (of sounds) very high.

Squeal: a long high cry or sound.

To snap out of: to help sby to stop feeling unhappy.

To come round: to become conscious again.

Fresh-faced: having a young, healthy-looking face.

Overwhelming: very great or very strong; so powerful that you cannot resist it or decide how to react.

To put sthg down to: to attribute, to consider that sthg is caused by sthg.

Tablet: (especially BrE) a small round solid piece of medicine that you swallow.

Condition: the state of sby’s health or how fit they are. an illness or a medical problem that you have for a long time because it is not possible to cure it.

Mood: the way you are feeling at a particular time.

To level out: to stay at a steady level of development or progress after a period of sharp rises or falls.

Tiny: very small in size or amount.

To take sby / sthg for granted: to be so used to sby/sthg that you do not recognise their true value any more and do not show that you are grateful.

To encounter: to experience sthg, especially sthg unpleasant or difficult, while you are trying to do sthg else.

Rejection: refusal to accept sthg or sby.

To turn up: to appear.

Forlorn: appearing lonely and unhappy.

To turn down: to reject or refuse to consider an offer, a proposal, etc. or the person who makes it.

Happy-go-lucky: not caring or worrying about the future.

To crack a joke: to tell a joke.

To set off: to start a process or series of events.

To look on the bright side: to be cheerful or positive about a bad situation, for example by thinking only of the advantages and not the disadvantages.

To grin: to smile.


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