My hairdrier's stopped working - I think the fuse has blown/UK ALSO gone (= broken).
Have you tried changing the fuse?
2.precarious (a.)in a dangerous state because not safe or firmly fixed:
The lorry was lodged in a very precarious way, with its front wheels hanging over the cliff.
3.codependency (n.)a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (as an addiction to alcohol or heroin) broadly : dependence on the needs of or control by another
4.akin (a.)similar; having some of the same qualities:
They speak a language akin to French.
5.drug dealer (n.)a person who sells illegal drugs
6.accrue (v.)to increase in number or amount over a period of time:
Interest will accrue on the account at a rate of 7%.
Little benefit will accrue to London (= London will receive little benefit) from the new road scheme.
7.treasury (n.)(the Treasury) [sing.+sing./pl. v.] (in Britain, the US and some other countries) the government department that controls public money
8.overdose (n.)too much of a drug taken or given at one time, either intentionally or by accident:
When he was 17 he took an overdose of sleeping pills and nearly died.
Jimi Hendrix died of a drug(s) overdose.
9.breakdown (n.)a failure to work or be successful:
I had a breakdown (= my car stopped working) in the middle of the road.
Both sides blamed each other for the breakdown of talks.
10.premier (a.)best or most important:
He's one of the nation's premier scientists.
11.asset (n.)something valuable belonging to a person or organization which can be used for the payment of debts:
A company's assets can consist of cash, investments, buildings, machinery, specialist knowledge or copyright material such as music or computer software.
liquid assets (= money, or things which can easily be changed into money)
12.intertwine (v.)to twist or be twisted together, or to be connected so as to be difficult to separate:
The town's prosperity is inextricably intertwined with the fortunes of the factory.
The trees' branches intertwined to form a dark roof over the path
13.flunk (v.)to fail an exam or course of study:
I flunked my second year exams and was lucky not to be thrown out of college
14.prestigious (a.)greatly respected and admired, usually because of being important:
a prestigious literary award
a prestigious university
15.dumb (a.)permanently or temporarily unable to speak:
He's been deaf and dumb since birth.
She was struck dumb by what she had seen.
16.twist (v.)to turn something, especially repeatedly, or to turn or wrap one thing around another:
The path twists and turns for over a mile.
She sat there nervously twisting the ring around on her finger.
She twisted her head (round) so she could see what was happening.
Twist the rope tightly round that post over there.
17.aggressive (a.)behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person:
Men tend to be more aggressive than women.
If I criticize him, he gets aggressive and starts shouting.
18.endowment (v.)to give a large amount of money to pay for creating a college or hospital, etc. or to provide an income for it:
The state of Michigan has endowed three institutes to do research for industry.
This hospital was endowed by the citizens of Strasbourg in the 16th century.
19.portfolio (n.)a collection of drawings, documents, etc. that represent a person's, especially an artist's, work:
She's trying to build up a portfolio of work to show during job interviews.
20.swoon (v.)to feel a lot of pleasure, love, etc. because of something or someone:
The audience swooned with delight.
21.evolve (v.)to develop gradually, or to cause something or someone to develop gradually:
Humans evolved from apes.
The company has evolved over the years into a multi-million dollar organization.
Bacteria are evolving resistance to antibiotics.
22.dismal (a.)sad and without hope:
a dismal expression
23.shaggy (a.)having or covered with long, rough and untidy hair, or (of hair) long, rough and untidy:
a shaggy dog/pony
the shaggy coat of a sheep
a shaggy rug
24.mutt (n.)a person who behaves in a silly or careless way:
Come on you mutts, play harder!
25.bloodsucker (n.)an animal or insect that sucks blood from other animals:
Leeches and mosquitoes are bloodsuckers.
26.engrossed (a.)giving all your attention to something; absorbed:
She was so engrossed by/in the book that she forgot the cakes in the oven.
They were so engrossed in/with what they were doing that they didn't hear me come in.
27.yearning (n.)A yearning for something is a very strong desire for it.
He spoke of his yearning for another child...
He always had a yearning to be a schoolteacher.
28vam|pire bat (vampire bats) (n.)A vampire bat is a bat from South America which feeds by sucking the blood of other animals.
29.conceit (n.)when you are too proud of yourself and your actions:
The conceit of that man is incredible!
31.chaste (a.)not having had sex, or only having a sexual relationship with the person whom you are married to:
In the past, a woman needed to be chaste to make a good marriage.
They exchanged a few chaste kisses (= not expressing sexual desire).
32.hormonal (n.)any of various chemicals made by living cells which influence the development, growth, sex, etc. of an animal and are carried around the body in the blood:
male and female hormones
33.gland (n.)an organ of the body or of a plant which secretes (= produces) liquid chemicals that have various purposes:
The glands in my neck are a bit swollen.
34.lovesick (a.)sad because the person you love does not love you:
He was moping around like a lovesick teenager.
35.clerical (a.)opposed to organized religion having influence in politics and public life:
an anti-clerical law/constitution