To desist = To stop
If I could only desist from eating chocolate, I'd be thin again.
Halfheartedly = Without real effort, lack of zeal
Sometimes in the morning, when I'm tired I do my exercises halfheartedly.
To pacify = To make something which has become noisy, quiet
Usually, candy will pacify a crying child.
Just around the bend = To be very near
As the weather is changing and it is getting warmer, it is safe to say spring is just around the bend.
I'm all ears = I'm listening carefully
When someone speaks about the tigers, I'm all ears.
Crummy = Not good, bad
If the weather is crummy I usually stay inside.
Turmoil = Confusion or agitation
The recent political turmoil is not helping the economy.
Whisk = To move rapidly
In the morning I whisk through the station to catch my train.
To spike = To increase a great deal
The rise in oil caused the spike in gasoline prices.
Inadvertently = Unplanned, unintentional
I often step on people's feet inadvertently on crowded trains.