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sore point • miserable • gray
bump • shrubbery
  1. I have no energy on days. I need sun to be happy.
  2. It is strange to into someone I know when I am this far away from home.
  3. His shortness has always been a for him.
  4. We put along the edge of the property for more privacy.
  5. He was really for about three months after they broke up.
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305 England

Eli talks about her country.

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sore point

That's a bit of a sore point.

The phrase 'sore point' is used to describe a topic that might be uncomfortable or sensitive to discuss.

Notice the following:

  1. The lack of money was a sore point for him.
  2. I don't think I want to date him any more, but that is a sore point.

miserable

It's pretty miserable as far as weather's concerned.

'Miserable' means sad or depressing. It is not nice or comfortable.

Notice the following:

  1. When my dog died I felt very miserable.
  2. When the sun doesn't shine it makes me feel miserable.

gray

It's very gray and big and unfriendly.

'Gray' is a color that is often used to describe uninspiring and dull things. It is the combination of black and white. Rain clouds are usually gray.

Notice the following:

  1. He was a very boring man and looked a little gray most of the time.
  2. Cities are so gray. I prefer the countryside.

bump into

It's a very small city so you can always bump into your friends.

When you 'bump into' someone it means that you see somebody that you know unexpectedly.

Notice the following:

  1. I bumped into Mary last week. She was looking well.
  2. I think I will go on Friday, I might bump into you there.

shrubbery

It's not a park as in lots of trees and sort of shrubbery.

'Shrubbery' is a collection of bushes and plants in a concentrated area.

Notice the following:

  1. I am redesigning my garden, I would like more shrubbery.
  2. Prune your plants to make sure that the shrubbery does not become overgrown.

 

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