Attach or fasten something to something else.
1. Make a problem worse or more serious. 2. To annoy persistently.
Dismay or horrify: Banker are appalled at the economic incompetence of some officials.
The expression of (express) approval or agreement: The governor has power to withhold his assent from a bill.
1. renounce one' throne. 2. Fail to fulfill (responsibility or duty): The secretary of the state should not abdicate from leadership on educational issues.
Find a way around (an obstacle): Terrorists found the airport security check easy to circumvent.
Having knowledge or being aware of: Statesmen must be cognizant of the boundaries within which they work.
1. Violate the prohibition or order of (a law, treaty, or code of conduct): this would contravene the rule against hearsay. 2. Conflict with a right, principle.
The action of going out of or leaving a place: They'd egress the area by heading southwest.
Cause to be loved or liked: Gulsim's spirit and character endeared her to everyone who met her.
A phrase or statement written in memory of a person who has died, esp. as an inscription on a tombstone.
Forbidden by law, rule or custom: illicit drugs/illicit sex
An electrical device allowing one-way or two-way communication.
Walk or travel through or around (a place or area) for pleasure and in a leisurely way.
Traveling from place to place, esp. working or based in various places for relatively short periods: the peripatetic nature of military life.
Reproduce (or people or animals): species that procreate by copulation.
Add (a component or accessory) to something that didn't have it when manufactured: Buses have been retrofitted with easy-access features.
Fail to resist (pressure, temptation or some other negative force): He has become the lattest to succumb to the strain.
1. Undo twisted threads. 2. Investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).
Unnecessary, especially through being more than enough: The purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information.
(Of an action, idea or goal) deserving praise and commendation: laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized.
A worker in a skilled trade, esp. one that involves making things by hand.
The ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other liquid. 2. (figurative) an optimistic and cheerful disposition. 3. (figurative) - a high level of activity in an economy or stock market: There is renewed buoyancy in the demand for steel.
A thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another.
Inclined to agree with others or obey rules, esp. to an excessive degree, acquiescent (ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants).
(of punishment or a person in authority): permissive, merciful or tolerant: The judges were far too lanient with petty criminals.
The action or state of strangling or being strangled: Death due to strangulation.
Portray as wicked and threatening: Seeking of demonize one side in the conflict.
Solemnly renounce (a belief, cause or claim) or retract
Renounce or reject (something desired or valuable): The king will abnegate power to his son, the prince.
1. Assent or agree to demand, request, or treaty: The authorities did not accede to the strikers' demands. 2. Assume an office or position: He acceded to the post of director in September.
1. An award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgement of merit: My father won an accolade for bravery in wartime. 2. A touch on a person's shoulder with a sword at the bestowing of a knighthood.
(typically of a speech or debate) angry and bitter: An acrimonious dispute about wages. Their divorce was acrimonious; only the lawyers won.
Skillfully: Our waiter adroitly balances several trays at once.
Sponsorship, protection. The protection, backing or support of a particular person or organization: Negotiations were conducted under the aegis of the UN.
Charitable, generous: Giving away her coat was an altruistic act.
The character and atmosphere of a place: The relaxing ambience of the cocktail lounge is popular with guests.
Not likely to provoke dissent or offense, uncontentious or inoffensive, often deliberately so: The music had an anodyne effect.
A person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle: Having left the church, he was called an apostate.
Harshness of tone or manner: He pointed this out with some asperity. She spoke with asperity, but her eyes were twinkling.
Showing great care and perseverance: She was assiduous in pointing out every feature. Diligent, attentive.
A divine or prophetic token. In phrase under the auspices of means with the help, support or protection: The club functions under the auspices of the college.
Extreme greed for wealth or material gain. He lost his only daughter to his avarice for gold.
A drunken party: Chaperones kept the prom from being a bacchanal.
A fortress or defender (figurative).
Perfect happiness, great joy.
A huge or monstrous creature. Something enormous, esp. a big and powerful organization: Shoppers are now more loyal to their local stores than to faceless behemoths. The elephant is the behemoth of the Indian forest.
Demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight: A group of bellicose patriots. Separating the twins kept them from being bellicose.
An indicator or predictor of something: Housing foreclosures were a bellwether of recession.
Unenlightened: The benighted peasantsa thought the Earth stood still.
A group, esp. of girls: A bevy of young girls flowed through the mall.
Having two branches: The bifurcate stream flowed east and southeast.
A flattering remark: She persuaded us both with blandishment and bribe.
(Of a person, event or behavior) energetic and noisy: The merry, boisterous crowd cheered on the team.
A member of a gang that ambushes and robs people in forests and mountains: A brigand was captured with the other pirates.
Pursuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery: He hoped to cojole her into selling the house.
An unfounded rumor or story: The suggestion that the senator is ill is just a canard.
Speed: With great celerity, the rumor raced around town.
(In a formal way, usually written) disapproval, reprimand: The committee urged censure for his misconduct.
Bad-tempered: Her choleric nature kept the whole office on edge.
Mercy, lenience: The judgement was harsh, but clemency was possible.
contumely (дерзость, оскорбление)
Insolent or insulting language or treatment: Their contumely at his mistake was unbearable.
(of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively and enjoyable; (of a person) cheerful and friendly: A convivial person makes friends wherever he goes.
Of or relating to a person's body, having physical form: Your corporeal assets may include houses or cars.
coterie (круг лиц, объединенных общими интересами)
A close group of friends: My coterie loves to celebrate birthdays as a group.
The decisive or most important point at issue: The crux of the matter is that attitudes have changed.
Deserving blame: Insurance companies were held culpable in his death.
Greed: Isn't cupidity one of the seven deathly sins?
Neatly skillful and neat in one's movements: His deft fingers on the keyboard left us in awe.
Causing harm or damage: Divorce is assumed to have deleterious effects on children.
A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument: A demagogue wins power by stirring up the people.
1. Express disapproval of: He stiffed in a deprecating way. 2. Diminish in value, to belittle: Do not deprecate my small attempts at humor.
Contemptuous (презрительный, высокомерный, пренебрежительный) laughter: Dr. Ding's peculiar theory was met with derision.
(Esp. of fabric) light, delicate and translucent: A diaphanous dress of pale gold.
A lack of self-confidence: People often mislook her diffidence for rudeness.
To scatter, to disperse: The crowd will dissipate after the concert ends.
Feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress: That dolorous music brought tears to my eyes.
The period of life in which a person is old and weak: You could live here and look after me in my dotage.
(Of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe: Trespassing laws in this country are draconian.
Sweet and soothing, melodious: We could hear the duclet tones of her flute.
Enthusiasm, high spirits: The children's ebullience was delightful to see.
A command or order: The king issued an edict demanding new taxes.
Outstandingly bad, shocking: Egregious abuses of copyright.
Enthusiasm, spirit: Her joyful elan is her most charming feature.
About to happen (неизбежный)
A thing that's invented skillfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose; The use of skill to bring something about or create something. (приспособление; выдумка, изобретательность)
Поносить, оскорблять; богохульствовать
Adopt or support (a cause, belief or way of life): She espoused communism.
A false, absurd or distorted representation of something: пародия, карикатура; травести (театр.)
расхождение во мнениях
Ready to accept control or instruction, submissive: A cheap and docile workforce.
A woman who lives with a man but has lower status than his wife or wives (in polygamous societies).
Remedy or compensation for a wrong or grievance.
The conversion of the substance of Eucharistic elements into the body and blood of Christ at consecration, only the appearances of bread and wine still remaining.
Make or declare something sacred (in church).
(In Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
Atone for (guilt of sin): Their sin must be expiated by sacrifice. (Искупать, заглаживать вину).
Cause to feel embarrassed or ashamed: He was not at all abashed by her open admiration.
(Of something perceived as hostile, threatening or negative): Become less intense or widespread: The storm suddenly abated.
abnormal or deviant: Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.
abnormality; departure from the norm.
wretched, lacking pride: On the streets of New York the homeless live in abject poverty , huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.
suspended action: The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival. (состояние неопределенности, ожидания; преостановление, временная отмена).
washing: His daily ablutions were accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled "Opera in the Bath."
(Avail oneself of) use or take advantage of (oportunity): My daughter did not avail herself of my advice; Help or benefit: No amount of struggle availed Charles.
Make less severe, serious or painful.
Discourage someone from doing something, typically by instilling a fear of possible consequences.
Happening quickly and promptly.
Expressing sorrow: His reading at the funeral was lovely and elegiac.
A person who enjoys good food and drink: I am no epicure, but I do like visiting fine restaurants.
A typical example: Their ranch is the epitome of country living.
Uncertain, undecided: The evidence was equivocal and led nowhere.
To shun, to avoid: Please eschew the passive voice in your writing.
Pleasant-sounding: The chirping of the birds made a euphonious sound.
To praise, to glorify: That song was written to exalt the queen.
To urge or advise: Our professors exhort us to continue our studies.
To erase or delete: Can we expunge the record and start over again?
Effortless, superficial: His answer was too facile for so complex a problem.
Likely to make mistakes: To be human is to be fallible; we all err at times.
allegiance, loyalty: Knights pledged an oath of fealty to their rulers. (Истор. Верность вассала феодалу; присяга на верность).
Fertile, productive: Rabbits are quite fecund and produce many litters. (Плодородный, плодовитый).
To fake, to deceive: She may feign illness to avoid taking the test.
Showing great passion: It is my fervent (пламенный, страстный) hope that you will visit soon.
Foul-smelling: After three days in the heat, the garbage was fetid.
Loyalty or accuracy: This tape has great fidelity to the original recording.
To steal: Did you filch my yogurt from the refrigerator shelf?
To force upon slyly (всучить, навязать): He tried to foist his merchandise on innocent tourists.
Happening by chance: Our meeting in the park was entirely fortuitous.
To explode violently: His anger may fulminate if you continue to tease him.
Offensively flattering: Her fulsome praise only made us mistrust her more. (чрезмерный, льстивый).
A foolish error: Joe's worst gaffe came when he called Lisa "Lucy".
To rouse, to stimulate: His brave speeches always galvanize his listeners.
Enormous, gigantic. (колоссальный, огромный).
Well-mannered; refined: At one time, a genteel woman always wore gloves. (благородный; изящный).
Relevant; to the point: Your opinion is not germane to this discussion.
Smoothly superficial: Glib responses are inappropriate in serious times.
Pompous speech or writing: I prefer plain speaking to grandiloquence.
Free or without cause: Don't put up with that woman's gratuitous insults.
Having to do with taste: Sweet things appeal to my gustatory senses.
Trite (банальный, избитый); overused:
Peaceful and calm: The day was halcyon; not a cloud was in the sky.
To bully, to boss around: Please don't hector your teammates unnecessarily.
Outrageously wicked: Supergluing his gloves together was a heinous act. (гнусный, отвратительный).
Sealed tightly: If the flask is hermetic, no air will escape or enter.
Departure from tradition: Her heterodoxy upset the elders of the church.
A break or interruption: "Grey's Anatomy" is on hiatus for the summer.
Hairy: Will the boy grow to be as hirsute as his father?
Overly dramatic: With a histrionic gesture, she snet us on our way.
A short sermon: In his homily, the pastor urged us to show respect.
A hoax (ложь/лгун) or imposter (самозванец).
A short, pastoral poem. An extremely happy, peaceful or picturesque scene, typically an idealized or unsustainable one. A short discription in verse or prose of a picturesque scene.
Shame, disgrace: The captured criminals will now live in ignominy.
A type or class: People of that ilk rarely become managers.
Poor, lacking money: Back then, most mine workers were impecunious.
A curse or invocation (заклинание, просьба) of evil: The witch's imprecation doomed the princess.
Incapable of reform: The distressed counselor called the boy incorrigible.
ingratiate (втираться в доверие)
To purposely gain favor: You might ingratiate yourself by praising her work.
Matchless; unique: The inimitable style of his poetry cannot be copied.
Injustice or immorality. (беззаконие, зло).
Carefree, casual: We could hear her insouciant whistling from indoors.
Inborn, essential: Jose seemed to have an intrinsic ear for music.
To rail or complain about: Customers inveigh about the company's return policy.
To irritate: If you irk him, he will toss you out of his office.
Wandering: The itinerant laborer moved from town to town.
Dull, uninterestin: A jejune drama will not entertain this audience.
A long lament: The speech was a jeremiad about the evils of slavery.
To change course: Our sailboat will jibe as it comes close to shore.
Joking, humorous: A jocular actor is best for the job of store Santa.
Careful and wise.
An unstoppable force: The storm was a juggernaut that crushed the town.
To place side by side: Juxtapose the photos to compare them more easily.
Energetic, in motion: The kinetic sculpture turns slowly on its base.
Fate, destiny: Running into each other at the mall was kismet.
Praise: We offered kudos for her fine dance performance.
Weepy, mournful: Although her tale was lachrymose, it made us giggle.
To reprimand or thrash: I will lambaste Carl for his unacceptable behavior. (критиковать; физически наказывать, пороть).
Glowing softly: Lambent candles decorated each square window.
Generosity or a gift: Our boss's largesse extended to extra vacation days.
An alcoholic drink: He poured a libation and toasted the New Year.
Immoral, debauched (распущенный, развратный): Licentious material is banned from school computers.
Clear and bright: You could see the bottom of the limpid stream.
Supple (гибкий, пластичный), agile (живой, подвижный): The dancers' lissome movements were soothing.
A prolonged, dull recital: His litany of complaints did nothing to persuade us.
Supple, agile: With a lithe leap, the gymnast landed on the beam.
Excessively mournful: We nearly laughed at the dean's lugubrious tone. (скорбный, печальный, траурный).
A celebrity or intellectual: We were joined by a luminary from the art world. (Светило (науки, литературы), звезда (экрана, сцены)).
To break down or soak: The digestive system serves to macerate food.
A chief support: Reading instruction is the mainstay of education. (основа, главная опора).
A strict disciplinarian: My middle school principal was a stern martinet. (сторонник строгой дисциплины).
Overly sentimental: Our great aunt sends us maudlin greeting cards.
To twist or wander: Three slow streams meander through the property.
Sweet-sounding: The meadowlark has a pleasant, mellifluous song. (сладкозвучный).
Dishonesty, falsehood: The man's mendacity will lead others to mistrust him.
A beggar: A mindicant tugged at my coat and asked for help.
Changeable: Her mercurial moods confused her roommates.
A poisonous vapor: A dank miasma rose from the flooded swamp.
Manner or appearance: At an interview, your mien should be professional.
A hater of humankind: No misanthrope should ever run for public office.
A villain or criminal: Will the miscreant receive appropriate punishment?
To alter, to tone down: Please modulate your voice in the library.
Approaching death (агонирующий, умирающий): Moribund volcano.
Extremely generous: The munificent gift will build a new hospital wing.
Capable of change: Our opinions on the subject seem to be mutable.
The lowest point: The nadir of my career came when he fired me.
Cloudy or vague: His explanation was nebulous and left us baffled.
Озадаченный, сбитый с толку.
Extremely wicked: The convict's nefarious crimes led to a life sentence.
Located below or under: Colonial women wore layers of nether garments.
A link or connection: Drugs may be a nexus between terrorism and crime.
Stingy, miserly (Скупой): The broker left a niggardly tip of only fifty cents.
The rejection of beliefs.
Harmful or foul-smelling: A noisome stench arose where we were digging.
To bewilder, to perplex: Their carefree attitude might nonplus their elders. (ставить в тупик, ставить в затруднительное положение).
A remedy: The poet found love to be a nostrum for melancholy. (панацея, лекарство от всех болезней).
Harmful, toxic: Keep noxious chemicals out of the wated supply. (вредный, токсичный, ядовитый).
A slight difference: Notice the nuance in color between the two scarves.
Of little importance: His opinion was nugatory to the group's decision. (пустячный, никчемный, не имеющий ценности).
A gesture of respect (почитание): Then knight made humble obeisance before the duke.
Verbal abuse (злословие): Their obloquy seemed cruel and almost slanderous (клеветнический).
Disgusting, offensive: His behavior is odious, and his speech is rude.
Мусор, хлам, отходы.
A burden or duty: Her grandfather's care is an onus she gladly bears.
To turn hard and bony: The dried gourds (плод тыквы, любое растение из семейства тыквенных) seemed to ossify in the hot sun.
To banish or exclude: Do not ostracize him because he disagrees with you.
A forcible disposition: After her ouster from the club, she considered suing.
Excessive or arrogant: His overweening ambition nearly took over his life. (слишком самоуверенный).
(шик, особая манера одеваться и вести себя, которая вызывает восхищение) Elegance, style: Aunt Ida wore her purple feather boa with panache.
A dialect: Many folks along the river speak a Creole patois. (патуа, местное наречие, говор).
A minor sin or offense: It was easy to forgive him for that mild peccadillo.
A small-minded teacher: I prefer a know-it-all to a rules-obsessed pedant.
A partian shadow: We saw the moon's penumbra during the eclipse.
A pilgrimage or journey: His peregrenation took him many hundreds of miles.
A betrayal or treachery: Benedict Arnold is now famous mostly for his perfidy. (вероломство, предательство).
A close formation of troops, a crowd: The phalanx of horsemen closed in on the fortress.
Trivial or petty (пустяк, ерунда; пустяковый): Don't trouble me with those picayune details.
Spicy or stimulating: The sauce was smooth, with a piquant aftertaste.
A braid: Sarah Jane wrapped her long plait around her head.
A cliché, a dull remark. Platitude - банальность, избитость, плоскость. No platitude is likely to engage the audience.
Vulgar or common: She thought bowling was too plebeian a sport.
Matter of fact, dull: He described his vacation in flat, prosaic terms.
Origin, source: What's the provenance of this oil painting?
Power, strength: The puissance of the unions led to that new law.
Physical beauty: Are models supposed to be the height of pulchritude?
Alleged, presumed to be: The putative author was later shown to be illiterate.
To drink deeply: We merrily quaff the punch at the office party. (осушать).
A swamp or a sticky predicament (затруднительное положение): The quagmire of Vietnam sank several careers. (болото, трясина, затруднительное положение).
Uneasiness: She had some qualms about hiring the whistle-blower. (беспокойство, тревожное состояние).
A state of uncertainty: He was in a quandary about which job to take.
A wharf, a dock: Sailors docked the ships at the quay for unloading. (причал, набережная).
To suppress or alleviate: Crackers may quell our hunger for a while.
A line waiting for service. The queue at the ticket booth was long and restless.
Idealistic; unrealistic: He has a quixotic belief in the goodness of humanity. (донкихотский, идеалистический, далекий от реальности).
Everyday: My quotidian routine has become deadly dull.
Dapper (опрятный, аккуратный, щегольский), dashing: He looked confident in his raffish scarf and cap.
Predatory, greedy: The young lioness has quite a rapacious appetite.
Unpleasantly loud: Their raucous laughter kept the rest of us awake.
To entertain or provide: Our host will regale us with food and conversation.
A meal, a feast: A long walk will help us to digest that grand repast.
Filled up, stuffed: Everyone was replete following the wedding feast.
A break or relief: The long weekend was a welcome respite for all.
Attendants; entourage: Rapper D never travels without a retinue of friends.
(Неприличный, грубый) Bawdy; lewd: The comedian's jokes were ribald and shocking.
Widespread, prevalent: Disease was rife in Europe during the Middle Ages.
A crack or division: After the earthquake, a rift appeared in the field.
Клевета. An attack on the reputaiton or integrity of someone: I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on you.
Бранить, разносить, ругать: Critisize someone angrily: My son berated me for not giving him a Jewish upbringing.
Клевета, ложное обвинение: Why did you speak calumny of me to Dr. Black behind my back?
Подвергать наказанию или осуждению: Castigated by the British media who proclaim him to be a role model who should know better.
1. Осуждать 2. Недооценивать
Внимательно прочитывать, внимательно просматривать.
Expressed clearly, easy to understand; (in poetic meaning) - bright or luminous.
1. Осадок, результат. 2. Стремительный, поспешный. 3. Упасть, рухнуть; ускорять, форсировать.
1. Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense: The letter assuaged her fears of most members. 2. Satisfy (an appetite or desire): An apportunity occurred to assuage her desire for knowledge.
Having or showing great knowledge or learning.
Not transparent: The windows were opaque with steam. (figurative) Hard or impossible to understand: Technical jargon that was opaque to her.
1. Spending money or resources freely; wastefully extravagant: Prodigal habits. 2. Having or giving something on a lavish scale: The dessert was crunchy with brown sugar and prodigal with whipped cream. Неэкономный, расточительный; щедрый.
Intensely enthusiastic or passionate; esp. to an excessive degree: A letter or fervid thanks.
Умиротрворять; унимать, успокаивать.
Рвение, старание, усердность; ревность.
1. Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something: abstaining from chocolate. 2. Formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion: Forty-one voted with the opposition, and some sixty more abstained.
1. Бесстрашный. 2. Нахальный.
1. Remove the moisture from something,typically in order to preserve it. 2. Lacking interest, passion, or energy: A desiccated history of ideas.
Easily persuaded to believe something: An attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money. Доверчивый, легковерный.
Колебаться, проявлять нерешительность. Alternate between different opinions or actions, be indecisive: I had for a time vacillated between teaching and journalism.
Render something poorer in quality by adding another substance, typically an inferior one: The meat was ground fine and adulterated with potato flour. Ухудшать примесями; фальсифицировать.
Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition): The issue engendered continuous controversy. Возбуждать, порождать.
Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
1. (of substances) easilty evaporated at normal temperatures. 2. Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, esp. for the worse: The political situation was becoming more volatile.
Lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern: Widespread apathy among students.
Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory or finding): The witness had corroborated the boy's account of the attack.
Lasting for a very short time: Fashions are ephemeral.
Using very few words: His laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic.
Правомерность, пристойность, выполнение правил поведения и норм морали.
Тайный, скрытый, секретный; незаконный.
Одобрять, подтверждать, поддерживать; расписываться на обороту документа. We endorse the recommendations made by the Council of Ministers at its Twenty- third and Twenty-fourth sessions.
Исправлять, поправлять, восстанавливать.
зловредный, желающий зла другим; злословить, клеветать, порочить репутацию.
противный, отвратительный; несовместимый, противоречащий.
A comeback or retort: находчивый ответ; парировать, находчиво отвечать.
A platform or dais (помост, возвышение, кафедра): The speaker stood behind a rostrum on the stage.
To regret; to be sorry: You will rue the day that you angered my friend.
To reflect deeply on: In class, we will ruminate on the theme of madness. Ruminate - раздумывать, размышлять.
Wise; perceptive: One hopes that one's professors will be sagacious.
Beneficial: Drinking water seems to be salutary to everyone. Целительный, полезный для здоровья.
Optimistic, upbeat: He seemed oddly sanguine about the recession.
Mocking (издевательский, насмешливый); cynical: In a sardonic tone, she suggested we look elsewhere. (сардонический, язвительный, презрительный).
Sluggish or gloomy: Joe was sarutnine, but his wife was always cheerful. Saturnine - мрачный, угрюмый.
Раскол (религ.) When did the schism in the Catholic Church occur?
A job with few duties: His sinecure with the governor's office was a gift.
To quench or satisfy: The hikers can slake their thirst at the ranger station.
A nickname: The sobriquet "Lumpy" does not describe her figure.
Immature: They regretted playing such a sophomoric prank.
Disgusting; nasty: I quickly returned the sordid magazine to the shelf.
A sudden rush or flood: After a spate of emails, I heard nothing for weeks.
False, illegitimate: Your argument is spurious; it lacks sense and logic.
Hardy (мужественный, стойкий, храбрый) and loyal: Big Ben is a stalwart, obidient hunting dog.
Firm and dependable: A steadfast employee is likely to be rewarded.
Impassive; inexpressive: The young boy was stoic as he received his flue shot.
To obstruct; to hinder: One move helped the chess master stymie his rival.
Concise, to the point: Writing that is succinct is easier to understand.
A beggar or petitioner: A supplicant stood palm upward beside the cathedral.
To guess or conclude: You might surmise that he is not a native speaker.
A self-serving flatterer - льстец, подхалим.
Having to do with touch: Reading Braille is tactile rather than visual.
To infect or corrupt: Don't let prejudice taint your opinions and beliefs.
A needless repetition: It's a tautology to say: "This may be true or untrue."
Cheap and gaudy: Her tawdry outfit was better suited to a saloon.
Foolish bravery: It took temerity to question his captain's orders.
Fearful; timid: A mouse is timorous by nature, but a fox is sly.
A self-serving flatterer - льстец, подхалим. The toady was always ready with an oily compliment.
A volume or large book.
Hot or passionate: They carried on a torrid correspondence for years.
To recomment highly: I always tout her books to all of my friends.
To cross over: Are you allowed to traverse the bridge on foot?
A mockery: The trial was a travesty; the judge was half asleep.
Keen or forcefool: Oscar Wild was known for his trenchant wit.
Ferociously defiant: His truculent speech won him new enemies. Truculent - резкий, вызывающий, жестокий.
Cloudy; murky: The turbid water may hide many sharp rocks.
vileness (гнусность); depravity (порочность, безнравственность, греховность). Crimes of moral turpitude may lead to deportation.
Present everywhere: Cell phones seem to be ubiquitous in high schools.
Resentment; offense: She took umbrage when I laughed at her dog. Umbrage - обида.
Oily in manner: His unctuous smile was obviously insincere.
To move in waves: The rattlesnake seems to undulate over the sand.
Disheveled; untidy: Please comb your unkempt hair before going out.
Not honored or valued: The soldier's bravery was unsung; he won no medal.
Refined; suave (учтивый, обходительный, вежливый): Clyde seemed rather urbane after his tour abroad.
To seize; to take over: They cannot usurp power without support from us.
Ростовщичество, излишек: Charging of exorbitant interest: Some credit card companies seem to practice usury.
Lacking intelligence: Her vacuous stare made her appear bored and silly.
An odd, unexpected act: A vagary in the weather dumped six inches of snow.
Boastful, self-important: She has no cause to act in such a vainglorious way.
Courage, heroism: Valor on the field of battle was crucial for a knight.
To defeat, to overcome: Our debating team will vanquish all rival team.
Easily corrupted: A venal player might throuw a game for money.
Respected or impressive: The venerable chief had ruled for nearly fifty years.
Changeablity: A vicissitude in fortune enabled him to go to college.
To defame or belittle: The columnist tried to vilify the author in print.
A quarrelsome woman: Katherina is a virago in The Taming of the Shrew.
Venomous (злобный, злой, ядовитый), deadly: Anthrax is a disease caused by a virulent bacterium.
To spoil or corrupt: Sudden wealth can vitiate a well-meaning person.
Cruel, bitter speech: I will not listen to such vitriol about my friend.
To condemn or berate: No good coach should vituperate a losing team.
Talkative: Her voluble oration kept us from adding one word.
To float or blow gently: Dead leaves waft on the cool autumn breeze.
Immoral or unjustified: Wanton cruelty to animals is always appalling.
Bad-tempered: Dinah's waspish personality irritated her sisters.
A spendthrift (Неэкономный, расточительный). The young wastrel soon squandered his inheritance. Squander - расточать, безрассудно тратить.
To sharpen or arouse: Delicious kitchen odors may whet your appetite.
Sly; cunning: My wily puppy found a way to open the pantry door.
To separate out: Wash the berries and winnow out any unripe ones.
Wrinkled; shtiveled: Her wizened face seemed both wise and kindly.
The fear of foreigners: Severe xenophobia kept him from enjoying travel.
To talk continually: Must you yammer on about you troubles?
To swing back and forth: The plane might yaw as it flies through the storm.
A circular tent.
Enthusiastic; fervent: Paul is a zealous fan of the Cleveland Browns.
The highest point: At the zenith of their climb, they saw the sea below.
A gentle, warm breeze: A constant zephyr warms their island home.
A terraced pyramid: The Mayans built a ziggurat overlooking the ocean.