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block out
try not to listen/ filter out
channel your efforts
direct your energy
become second nature
become automatic
foresight
the ability to judge correctly what is going to happen in the future and plan your actions based on this knowledge:
She'd had the foresight to sell her apartment just before the housing market collapsed.
persuasion/persuasive
compelling,If a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong:
compelling evidence
It's a fairly compelling argument for going.
stamina
(endurance, resilience) the physical and/or mental strength to do something that might be difficult and will take a long time:
The triathlon is a great test of stamina.
gut feeling/instinct
a feeling that you are certain is right, although you can give no good reason why
Beverly had a gut feeling there was something seriously wrong.
Synonyms and related words
Certainty and being certain:certainty, assurance, guarantee...
let sb down
to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or were expected to do:
You will be there tomorrow - you won't let me down, will you?
When I was sent to prison, I really felt I had let my parents down.
javelin
a long stick with a pointed end that is thrown in sports competitions
the javelin

a competition in which javelins are thrown:
She was first in the javelin.(копье, метание копья)
claw sth back
to get possession of something again with difficulty:
The airline is beginning to claw back some of the business it lost after the bomb explosion.

If the government, for example, claws back money, it takes money back in one way that it has already given in another way:
We got a government grant for setting up our business, but they clawed it all back again in taxes.
hurdle
a frame or fence for jumping over in a race:
He fell at the last hurdle.
She cleared (= jumped over) all the hurdles easily and raced to the finishing line.
hurdles [ plural ]

a race in which people or horses jump over hurdles:
the 400-metre hurdles
spur
to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster:
Rising consumer sales have the effect of spurring the economy to faster growth.
Spurred (on) by her early success, she went on to write four more novels in rapid succession.
insurmountable
(especially of a problem or a difficulty) so great that it cannot be dealt with successfully:
insurmountable difficulties
This small country is faced with an insurmountable debt.
plug away
to work hard and in a determined way, especially at something that you find difficult:
Katie has been plugging away at her homework for hours.
mature
Mature people behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally:
He's very mature for his age.

A mature decision is one that is made after a lot of careful thought:
Upon mature reflection, we find the accused guilty.
get/keep sth in perspective
to think about a situation or problem in a wise and reasonable way:
You must keep things in perspective - the overall situation isn't really that bad.
put sth in(to) perspective
to compare something to other things so that it can be accurately and fairly judged:
Total investments for this year reached $53 million, and, to put this into perspective, investments this year were double those made in 2013.
sidetrack
to distract from your goal
tackle
deal with
boost
increase
on second thoughts
after re-consideration
on the off-chance
just in case
on a whim
impulsively
on a budget
with a limited amount of money
on principle
due to a belief
on target
as planned
on purpose
intentionally
on condition that
if only
wear down
reduce
carry out
execute; accomplish
carry on
keep on
wear off
if a feeling, effect.. wears off it gradually disappears
wear on
pass
wear out
destroy
wear away/out
dissolve
have the world at your feet
to be extremely successful and admired by a large number of people:
be in seventh heaven
to be extremely happy:
a feather in your cap
an achievement that you can feel pleased and satisfied about feat, accomplishment, achievement.
heave one`s head in the clouds
dream
keep up with the Joneses
to always want to own the same expensive objects and do the same things as your friends or neighbours, because you are worried about seeming less important socially than they are
rub someone the wrong way
to annoy someone:
steal the show/scene
to be the most popular or the best part of an event or situation
work your fingers to the bone
to work extremely hard, especially for a long time:
work your way up/to the top
to make progress in a process or structure:
beaming (smile)
smiling happily
incivility
rudeness
ingrates
ungreateful people
affluent
wealthy
elimination
eradication, to exclude
massively
greatly
prosaic
ordinary, conventional
disapprove of
condemn
compliment smb on
to praise or express admiration for someone
be ashamed of
embarrassed or guilty because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations
appologise for
express regret for something that one has done wrong
be involved in
to do things and be part of an activity or event
discourage smb from
to dishearten by expressing disapproval or by suggesting that a contemplated action will probably fail
be keen on
to be very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much
compensate sb for
make up for
be guilty of
having done something illegal; being responsible for something bad that has happened
be obsessed with
having a mind that is excessively preoccupied with something
consist of
be made up of
object to
to disagree with something or oppose something
protest against
protest against
benefit from
benefit from
take up
start a hobby
give up
stop trying
block out
ignore
count on
rely
make up for
compensate
run through
examine
a milestone
an important event
looming on the horizon
approaching
i can but dream
it`s impossible for me
the world is your oyster
there is no limit
wealthy
suited and booted
unusual
out of the ordinary
stomack -churning
frightening
unfazed
not surprised or worried:
She seems unfazed by her sudden success and fame.
take the world by storm
shock smb with an amazing ability
break the back of the problem
discover the cause of the problem
work woders
do great things
burn the candle at both ends
work long hours
leave no stone unturned
examine everything
through thick and thin
through good and bad times
run contrary to
contradict, go against
loaded
very wealthy
insinuation
accusation
ensuing
later, further, subsequent
be replete with
be full of
content
satisfied
purportedly
supposedly
discounted
deduct an amount from
arise
occur, come up