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frustrating

Frustrating

Making you feel annoyed or impatient because it is stopping you from doing what you want.

Examples:

My manager is so frustrating. She won’t let me change the way we order office supplies.

I find mathematics very frustrating – I never get the correct answer!

focus

/fəʊˈkəs/ (v)

Pay strong attention to something.

Example:

I can’t go out tonight. I need to focus on my studies. Final exams start in 1 week.

frown

/fraʊn/ (v)

Move your mouth down so you look sad/unhappy.

Example:

You frown all the time. Try to be happy!

frenzied

/frɛnzid/ (adj)

Activity that has no control.

Example:

The protesters started a frenzied attack on the building.

fib

/fɪb/ (n)

A small lie (non-truth) that will not hurt anyone.

Example:

When Mark asked why I was late, I told a fib and said I was stuck in traffic.

ferocious

/fəˈrəʊʃəs/ (adj)

Very violent or severe.

Example:

The 8.8 earthquake in Chile was ferocious.

fable

/ˈfeɪbəl/ (n)

A traditional story that teaches us something.

Example:

The Greek writer ‘Aesop’ is famous for his fables.

formula

/ˈʃɔryələ/ (n)

A method or mathematical process for doing something.

Example:

In math class there were so many formulas to learn. For example: e=mc2.

fib

/fɪb/ (n)

A small lie.

Example:

Children often tell fibs to their parents to keep out of trouble.

fan

/fæn/ (n)A person who really loves a sport, celebrity, type of film, etc.

Examples:

John is a real soccer fan. He watches a game whenever he can.

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