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creative • stressful • allergic
come up with • elaborate
  1. His job is very . He has a lot of pressure to succeed.
  2. We hope to some new ideas.
  3. His plan was very as it required many stages.
  4. Her art is very , but not very elaborate.
  5. The children are to peanuts.
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Mixer 131 Cooking or Cleaning

Listen to six people share what they prefer: cooking or cleaning.

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the creative aspect

I enjoy the creative aspect of cooking.

The creative aspect is the creative part of something. Notice the following:

  1. Most artists love the creative aspect of their profession, but not the business side.
  2. I am good at coding for websites but I am poor at the creative aspect.

stressful

you have a less stressful life.

Something that is stressful causes a lot of stress, or worry. Notice the following:

  1. Taking a test can be stressful.
  2. After a stressful day, I like to head to the beach and forget about my day.

allergic

I worry I will make something that someone is allergic to.

If you are allergic to something that is usually harmless, such as pollen or peanuts, it makes you ill if you come in contact with it. Notice the following:

  1. She is allergic to anything with peanuts.
  2. Many people are allergic to flower pollen in springtime.

come up with

I like to come up with new recipes.

Here, 'come up with' means to 'think of'. Notice the following:

  1. The students came up with a brilliant idea for the school festival.
  2. I see Macky's Deli has come up with a new sandwich.

elaborate

I love preparing an elaborate meal for everyone.

Something that is elaborate is higly designed. Notice the following:

  1. The bank robbers had an elaborate plan to rob the bank using helicopter, computers, and a monkey!
  2. She placed flowers and candles on the table to make it more elaborate.