Noun: ɪnˈtriːg, ˈɪn-
1. (Verb) Make somebody interested in a subject.
- intrigue somebody; it intrigues somebody that
Ex: You've really intrigued me—tell me more!
2. (countable; uncountable) Secret plan often to trick somebody, activity of making a secret plan.
3 .enigma, mystery
1. Confused about feeling for somebody/something
- About/towards somebody/something
Ex: She seems to feel ambivalent about her new job
2. Ambivalence (noun) æmˈbɪvələns
Ambivalently (adverb) æmˈbɪvələntli
1. Easily be seen, attractive to people
Ex: Mary's red hair always made her conspicuous at school
2. Inconspicuous (opposite)
Influence so somebody thinks/behaves in a particular way
- Predispose somebody to something
Ex: He believes that some people are predisposed to criminal behaviors
- Predispose somebody to do something
Ex: Her good mood predisposes her to enjoy the play
Bombard somebody/ something (with something)
1. Attack a place with boom or gun
Ex: Madrid was heavily bombarded for several months.
2. Attack somebody with a lot of questions, criticisms, etc
Ex: We have been bombarded with letters of complaint.
3. Bombardment (noun)
(adjective, verb) əbˈskjʊr
- Not well-known
- Hard to understand
2. Verb: obscure something
To make it difficult to see, hear or understand something
Ex: The view was obscured by fog.
1. Done completely
2. (of a person) doing something carefully
3. = Complete
4. Thoroughness (noun)
1. = Symmetric
2. Having 2 halves, parts or sides that are same in sizes and shapes
3. Symmetrically (adverb)
(Uncountable Noun) ˈtɜːrbjələns
1. a situation in which there is a lot of sudden change, confusion, disagreement and sometimes violence
= upheaval (ʌpˈhiːvl) = disruption (dɪsˈrʌpʃn)
Ex: a period of turbulence in the country's history
1. a piece of something hard or solid, usually without a particular shape
Ex: a lump of coal/cheese/wood
- have, etc. a lump in your throat
to feel pressure in the throat because you are very angry or emotional
- take your lumps
to accept bad things that happen to you without complaining
1. Lump A and B together or lump A (in) with B to put or consider different things together in the same group
Ex: You can't lump all Asian languages together.
lump it: (informal) to accept something unpleasant because there's no other choice