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hectic • enclosed • massive
hung over • head in
  1. We have to keep the dog in an area of the house, because if we leave her alone, she causes destruction.
  2. She always makes such dinners that I can't finish everything on my plate.
  3. You can go out with your friends tonight, but I don't want you to be tomorrow.
  4. Why don't we all so I can start making dinner.
  5. Today is kind of for me. Do you have time to get together tomorrow?
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610 The Cruise
Shuan talks about taking a cruise in the Caribbean with his family.

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hectic

We went on a cruise, and it was really a hectic cruise.

When something is 'hectic,' there is a lot of activity and not much time to relax. Notice the following:

  1. Having 10 7-year-olds at the house will make it a very hectic party.
  2. Life is always so hectic around the holidays.

enclosed area

They set out an enclosed area for learners to use jet skis.

When an area is 'enclosed,' it has either walls or fences around it. Notice the following:

  1. There is an enclosed part of the ice for people who have skating lessons.
  2. The park has an enclosed area where you can let your dog run around.

massive

The cruise ship was absolutely massive and was about 8 stories high.

Something 'massive' is very, very big. Notice the following:

  1. There is a massive lake close to my house where we can go swimming.
  2. These shoes are massive. Whose are they?

hung over

We usually woke up hung over at around noon.

When you drink too much alcohol one night and you wake up feeling sick or have a headache the next day, you can say that you are 'hung over' or that you have a 'hangover.' Notice the following:

  1. Make sure to drink a lot of water before you go to bed, or you will certainly be hung over tomorrow.
  2. I only had one glass of wine last night. I can't believe I'm hung over.

head in

After sunbathing at the top deck, you head in and have drinks or lunch.

'Head in' is an informal way to say 'go inside.' Notice the following:

  1. The sun will set soon, so we should probably start heading in.
  2. It's too cold out here for me. I'm going to head in.