flustered — make someone nervous or agitated

affecting — able to stir the emotions

carafe — cylindrical container with wide base and narrow neck for serving coffee, water or wine

brew — to prepare coffee or tea for drinking

potential — possible, but not yet actual

insurmountable — too great to overcome

fuming — to feel great anger

joint venture — business enterprise undertaken by two or more companies, which share the initial investment, risks and profits.

sarcastic — words that mean the opposite of what they convey, intended to mock someone.

recuperating — to recover from illness or injury

incorporate — join with something that exists: to combine something with, or include it within, something already formed, or be combined or included in this way

restricted — subject to controls or limits, e.g. of time or availability

eludes — to escape from or avoid somebody or something by cunning, skill, or resourcefulness

gossip — conversation about personal matters: conversation about the personal details of other people's lives, whether rumor or fact, especially out of meanness.

generate — to create or bring into existence

incredulous — difficult to believe

speculation — opinion based on incomplete facts

impetuous — acting on the spur of the moment, without considering the consequences

veracity — truthfulness

prank — a trick or silly stunt done for amusement

"waltz in" — to enter without receiving permission

"back burner" — to temporarily set aside

"come clean" — to admit to a deed, tell the truth

"send you packing" — to cause somebody to leave
Author: Torsten Daerr