1. Lend me 20 $, please, John. I’m ________ at the moment.




2. I haven’t had an accident yet but I had a number of ________ shaves.




3. I’ve heard that argument before and quite frankly it just doesn’t ________!




4. I don’t like turning down work, but I’ll have to, I’m afraid. I’ve got far too much ________ at the moment.




5. Unfortunately, somebody spoke to a reporter, and the whole thing ________.




6. He waited in the ________ for the front door to open.




7. A child will ________ half an hour of your complete attention.




8. Driving with ________ brakes endangers not only yourself but also all other road users you encounter.




9. From his palace, this subtle and abstemious man ________ an immense power.




10. The new safety regulations were agreed on after ________ with the work-force.




11. When I learned that I had passed the examination I felt ________ and relaxed.




12. The old house had low ceilings supported by thick wooden ________.




13. If you put too many potatoes in that bag, it will ________.




14. The Minister declared that a further period of pay ________ was essential during the present economic crisis.




15. There are some interesting old ________ on the tombstones in St Mary’s churchyard.




16. Everything possible was done to ________ the suffering of the wounded soldiers.




17. That unfortunate woman was ________ to insults from all her fellow workers.




18. The witness told many lies in court and so committed ________.




19. Peter tells me he is ________ the Queen’s horse in the Derby.




20. The new trainee had been very slack in his work, and was told to ________ or he would be out of a job.



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