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Families of four and five cram into one-room shares without running water or reliable electricity.
CRAM
1) noun: давка, толкотня, нахватанные знания, зубрежка, обман, мистификация
desc: the act of cramming for an examination; a crammed state; a dense crowd; throng.
2) verb: впихивать, втолковывать, переполнять, набивать, откармливать, натаскивать к экзамену, вбивать в голову, наспех зазубривать, лгать
desc: completely fill (a place or container) to the point that it appears to be overflowing; study intensively over a short period of time just before an examination.
syn: 1) 38369 cram
2) 866 study; 2100 review; 5904 revise; 7501 cram; 8429 memorize; 14965 peruse; 4423 shove
Isaiah's eyes started to shift sideways towards Tara who was sitting next to him, but he caught himself and instead forced his gaze downward.
SIDEWAYS
1) adj: направленный в сторону
desc: moving, facing, or directed toward one side; indirect or evasive.
2) adv: боком, в сторону, вбок, вкось
desc: to, toward, or from the side; with a side foremost; with a deceitful, scornful, disparaging, or amorous glance.
syn: 1) 15525 oblique; 20676 sideways; 20935 slanted; 26652 sidelong
2) 7505 sideways; 25544 askance; 53792 aslant
I did not lament him, for I knew his spirit was in the embrace of the loved ones who went before him.
LAMENT
1) noun: жалобы, жалобная песнь, элегия, похоронная песнь, горестное стенание
desc: a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.
2) verb: плакать, сетовать, жаловаться, горевать, сокрушаться, стенать
desc: mourn (a person's loss or death).
syn: 1) 5499 crying; 14745 lament; 16547 weeping; 25801 lamentation; 29782 dirge; 31257 wailing
2) 6867 mourn; 7783 moan; 7508 lament; 8535 howl; 9981 grieve; 15737 bemoan; 41427 bewail
In a middle-class household it usually starts with a plate of fresh greens - scallions, radishes, fresh basil, mint, coriander, and others in season.
BASIL
noun: базилик, дубленая овчина
desc: an aromatic annual herb of the mint family, native to tropical Asia.
syn: 7513 basil
While it may not be possible to predict when fires are going to ignite , it certainly is possible to work out remedial measures such as replacing old plant machinery.
IGNITE
verb: воспламеняться, зажигать, загораться, прокаливать, раскалять до свечения
desc: catch fire or cause to catch fire.
syn: 3125 explode; 7515 ignite; 17202 kindle; 13025 detonatel; 1909 stir; 4867 provoke
The most important rituals revolve around the cycle of ancestral and royal observances.
REVOLVE
verb: вращать, вертеть, обдумывать, периодически возвращаться
desc: move in a circle on a central axis.
syn: 2660 spin; 4785 circle; 5546 rotate; 7516 revolve; 9528 orbit; 25733 gyrate
This has become a crusade by a single judge attempting to bully other people into accepting his beliefs.
BULLY
1) noun: хулиган, задира, забияка, хвастун, сутенер, мясные консервы
desc: a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker; corned beef.
2) verb: запугивать, задирать
desc: use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
3) adv: великолепный, первоклассный
desc: very good; first-rate.
syn: 1) 7520 bully; 11940 tyrant; 13844 aggressor; 18847 oppressor; 31061 persecutor; 46160 intimidator; 55793 tormenter
2) 6730 intimidate; 7249 harass; 9252 bully; 11682 terrorize; 12357 torment; 13310 persecute; 13433 oppress; 34961 browbeat
3) nifty; great
The federal government stepped in with safety requirements that essentially eliminated the daredevil antics, but didn't inhibit the growth of passenger airlines.
INHIBIT
verb: подавлять, препятствовать, тормозить, сдерживать, запрещать, мешать, лишать права отправлять службы
desc: hinder, restrain, or prevent (an action or process); make (someone) self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way; (in ecclesiastical law) forbid (a member of the clergy) to exercise clerical functions.
syn: 5164 bar; 6741 deter; 7526 inhibit; 7877 constrain; 8965 impede; 10970 obstruct; 701 reduce; 2186 slow; 6896 stall; 9233 hamper
Standing in Banda Aceh as the disaster unfolded around him, he knew he had captured the startling images of the tragedy.
STARTLING
adj: поразительный, потрясающий
desc: very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable.
syn: 2802 surprising; 6100 shocking; 6593 astonishing; 7528 startling; 9812 staggering; 21235 disquieting
I am an alumnus of the University of Waterloo and a current student in an Honours Bachelor of Social Work program.
ALUMNUS
noun: выпускник, бывший питомец
desc: a graduate or former student, especially male, of a particular school, college, or university.
syn: 7531 alumnus; 47942 ex-student
What he found shocked him but also made him more determined than ever to alert others to the plight of those living without clean water and sanitation.
PLIGHT
1) noun: положение, состояние, обязательство, помолвка
desc: a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
2) verb: связывать обещанием, помолвить
desc: pledge or promise solemnly (one's faith or loyalty).
syn: 1) 1693 difficulty; 4151 dilemma; 7532 plight; 9677 predicament; 11358 scrape; 16219 quandary
2) affiance; engage
About 30 firefighters from across the county battled for more than four hours to spray water onto the gas cloud in a bid to disperse it.
DISPERSE
1) verb: диспергировать, рассеивать, расходиться, разгонять, рассредоточивать, распространять, разбрасывать, исчезать
desc: distribute or spread over a wide area.
2) adj: разреженный
desc: denoting a phase dispersed in another phase, as in a colloid.
syn: 1) 1935 separate; 3783 scatter; 4333 dissolve; 7543 disperse; 12733 diffuse; 14351 disband
I'm going to Missouri to play a gig there for awhile, and I'm going to be playing with some other people that were on Idol.
AWHILE
adv: на некоторое время, ненадолго
desc: for a short time.
syn: 7544 awhile
As other women are pulling on their veils she walks past us in a plain black headscarf and a sober dark ensemble.
SOBER
1) adj: трезвый, здравомыслящий, спокойный, рассудительный, умеренный
desc: not affected by alcohol; not drunk.
2) verb: отрезвлять, протрезвляться
desc: make or become sober after drinking alcohol.
syn: 1) 7545 sober; 12818 temperate; 15315 restrained; 37236 clear-headed; 49589 abstemious;
5147 dull; 13233 dreary; 15618 drab
2) 17211 sober
It is also important to acknowledge the key role played by comrades representing Scottish Socialist Youth in assessing the overall impact made by the SSP at the recent ESF.
COMRADE
noun: товарищ
desc: a companion who shares one's activities or is a fellow member of an organization.
syn: 3573 companion; 4093 mate; 4141 buddy; 5071 pal; 7547 comrade; 17067 chum
If we combine these two assumptions, it can be assumed that everything performs its function only if it has the corresponding excellence and not evil.
CORRESPONDING
adj: соответствующий, подобный, ведущий переписку
desc: similar in character, form, or function; dealing with written communication; having this responsibility.
syn: 5584 equivalent; 5915 parallel; 6688 matching; 7548 corresponding; 10444 analogous
Baby emperor penguins peek out from pouches just over their fathers' feet.
PEEK
1) noun: быстрый взгляд, взгляд украдкой
desc: a quick and typically furtive look.
2) verb: заглядывать
desc: look quickly, typically in a furtive manner.
syn: 1) 3712 glance; 4597 glimpse; 12084 peek; 29312 gander; 30256 once-over
2) 3403 peer; 7553 peek; 17356 peep
Their mantra was echoed in the glowing reports of the critics and guidebooks, all of which unanimously extolled the place's virtues in worryingly breathless prose.
GLOWING
adj: пылающий, яркий, пылкий, горячий, раскаленный добела
desc: expressing great praise; warmly favorable or complimentary; showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.
syn: 7400 shining; 7559 glowing; 8326 gleaming; 9951 radiant; 20958 lustrous; 14994 flattering; 36931 fulsome; 16744 tanned; 18462 blooming
Maloney tries hard to create an interlinking narrative: a gripping tableau of IRA spectaculars and disasters, of British intelligence penetrations and of bodies by the roadsides.
ROADSIDE
1) noun: обочина, край дороги
desc: the strip of land beside a road.
2) adj: придорожный
desc: on or near the side of a road.
syn: 1) 978 edge; 6732 verge; 7561 roadside; 8166 curb; 18258 wayside
The frantic wife of a doctor who has been missing for four days told how she kissed him goodbye before he left for work and disappeared.
FRANTIC
adj: безумный, неистовый, бешеный, ужасный, возмутительный, мещанский, замечательный
desc: wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion.
syn: 7567 frantic; 9327 last-minute; 12492 hectic; 15131 feverish; 3110 desperate; 3282 worried
A black pullover with charcoal slacks is a much more user-friendly combination for your body type than a white oxford shirt and dark jeans.
CHARCOAL
1) noun: уголь, древесный уголь, рашкуль,
рисунок углем
desc: a porous black solid, consisting of an amorphous form of carbon, obtained as a residue when wood, bone, or other organic matter is heated in the absence of air.
2) verb: рисовать углем; отмечать углем
desc: cook over charcoal.
syn: 1) 7571 charcoal; coal; carbon
I have always believed in an element of good that is intrinsic to even the most cruel of people.
INTRINSIC
adj: внутренний, присущий, свойственный, существенный, действительный
desc: belonging naturally; essential.
syn: 1145 basic; 1959 essential; 7572 intrinsic; 2342 fundamental; 4972 inherent; 10419 innate; 18474 deep-seated
It sounds, through the distribution of land and the distribution of food, like the government is trying to hold on to control and starve its enemies into submission.
STARVE
verb: голодать, морить голодом, умирать от голода, жаждать, истощать
desc: (of a person or animal) suffer severely or die from hunger; be freezing cold.
syn: 7573 starve; thirst, hunger
He faded, understandably, in the second half but by then he had wrenched the game beyond Celtic's reclaim.
RECLAIM
1) noun: исправление
desc: the action or process of reclaiming or being reclaimed.
2) verb: исправлять, восстанавливать, использовать, утилизировать, отзывать, окультуривать, требовать обратно, возражать, смягчать
desc: retrieve or recover (something previously lost, given, or paid); obtain the return of; bring (waste land or land formerly under water) under cultivation.
syn: 1) 57011 reclaim
2) 3845 rescue; 5000 retrieve; 4828 regain; 7576 reclaim; 9092 salvage; 14222 recoup; 27546 repossess
An enthusiastic crafter and home sewer since childhood, Jane Schenck has a long and varied career in the home sewing industry.
SEWER
noun: коллектор, сточная труба, швея, канализационная труба
desc: an underground conduit for carrying off drainage water and waste matter; a person who sews.
syn: 5992 drain; 7577 sewer; 11158 gutter; 23710 culvert; 28980 sump; 28814 cesspool
Was that Cabinet minister under a misapprehension or do you actually wield power or influence?
WIELD
verb: владеть, иметь в руках
desc: hold and use (a weapon or tool).
syn: 1242 handle; 4284 manipulate; 7584 wield; 7736 sport; 13596 ply; 14096 brandish; 92 use; 939 apply; 1972 employ
Rev stood in a dark stone room with a large rectangular slab of metal hanging close to the ground.
SLAB
1) noun: плита, пластина, горбыль, плоская заготовка, ломоть, кус, жидкая грязь
desc: a large, thick, flat piece of stone, concrete, or wood, typically rectangular.
2) verb: мостить плитами, срезать горбыли
desc: remove slabs from (a log or tree) to prepare it for sawing into planks.
syn: 1) 1318 block; 2191 portion; 4543 chunk; 6221 lump; 6341 wedge; 7585 slab; 12838 hunk
Most concerned fees, valuations and the timely passing on of information to buyers and sellers.
TIMELY
adj: своевременный
desc: done or occurring at a favorable or useful time; opportune.
syn: 4801 suitable; 6208 sensible; 7107 apt; 7587 timely; 17667 judicious; 23889 opportune; 34375 well-timed
Mrs Britton, 32, said that starting a pub from scratch is a daunting task but well worth the hard work.
DAUNTING
adj: обескураживающий, пугающий
desc: seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating.
syn: 4010 scary; 5603 frightening; 6312 formidable; 7588 daunting; 9636 intimidating; 15331 discouraging; 27808 unnerving
But no, releasing this wasp out into the cold would doom it for sure, and I'm feeling too much cabin-fever kinship with her.
DOOM
1) noun: гибель, судьба, приговор, фатум, статут, декрет
desc: death, destruction, or some other terrible fate.
2) verb: обрекать, осуждать, предопределять
desc: condemn to certain destruction or death.
syn: 1) 417 death; 982 trouble; 2335 disaster; 2900 tragedy; 5237 ruin; 6744 catastrophe; 8978 doom
2) 7594 doom
French authorities are also worried that the Loire River may crest this weekend between Orléans and Angers.
CREST
1) noun: гребень, герб, пик, хохолок, шлем, холка, грива, перегиб свода, линейное возвышение, конек крыши, максимальное значение
desc: a comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal; the top of something, especially a mountain or hill; a distinctive device borne above the shield of a coat of arms (originally as worn on a helmet), or separately reproduced, for example on writing paper or silverware, to represent a family or corporate body.
2) verb: увенчивать, служить гребнем, достигать вершины, вздыматься
desc: reach the top of (something such as a hill or wave).
syn: 1) 7597 crest; 10247 emblem; 46048 heraldry; 2148 roof; 2379 peak; 3256 summit; 4900 ridge; 13837 apex; 9341 comb; 17888 tuft; 43551 topknot
2) 19238 crest
Many GI's showed an abysmal lack of knowledge.
GI
1) noun: солдат, военного образца, аббревиатура для гликемического индекса
desc: a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, especially an enlisted soldier; abbreviation for glycaemic ​index: a ​system for ​listing ​foods ​according to how ​quickly they ​increase the ​level of ​sugar in ​your ​blood
2) verb: армейский, казенный
desc: rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices; regimented; spit-and-polish; of a standardized style or type issued by the U.S. armed forces.
syn: 1) 2298 volunteer; 2405 veteran; 7023 recruit; 7601 GI; 15171 private; 20137 conscript; 24110 draftee
Its strategy calls for plants to essentially be carbon copies of each other: same layout , same processes, same equipment.
LAYOUT
noun: макет, расположение, планировка, схема, выкладка, оборудование, набор инструментов, показ, проект, угощение
desc: the way in which the parts of something are arranged or laid out.
syn: 835 design; 2372 arrangement; 2640 draft; 5227 outline; 7603 layout; 7703 blueprint
She heard him mumble something indistinct, and he tried to spit at her, but his aim left a lot to be desired.
MUMBLE
1) noun: бормотание
desc: a quiet and indistinct utterance.
2) verb: бормотать, заплетаться, бурчать, шамкать, с трудом жевать
desc: say something indistinctly and quietly, making it difficult for others to hear.
syn: 1) 31133 mumble
2) 6118 murmur; 7604 mumble; 14841 stammer; 14878 stutter; 15261 intone; 16095 babble; 16191 drone; 19294 slur; 39643 garble; 43024 gabble
She called the police, woke her husband and the couple then watched as Townsend tried to lever open the door.
LEVER
1) noun: рычаг, рукоятка, средство воздействия, вага, гандшпуг
desc: a rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other.
2) verb: поднимать рычагом, передвигать рычагом
desc: lift or move with a lever.
syn: 1) 1512 device; 7612 lever; 7914 pedal; 42538 treadle
2) 850 force; 8655 pry; 12693 prize; 26988 lever
Data generated by the tests was immediately sent back to the team's base in Barcelona, using hi-tech computers, in readiness for tomorrow's big race.
READINESS
noun: готовность, находчивость, живость, быстрота, охота
desc: willingness to do something; the state of being fully prepared for something; immediacy, quickness, or promptness.
syn: 4282 ease; 7614 readiness; 16350 quickness; 30470 alacrity; 4219 willingness; 8423 inclination; 13262 eagerness
That gives a total of one hundred and six countries that have abolished the death penalty in practice.
ABOLISH
verb: отменять, упразднять, уничтожать
desc: formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
syn: 533 end; 1848 eliminate; 7615 abolish; 9302 eradicate; 10642 obliterate
She listens to the sounds of the highway as she walks, and she knows she's lucky to live on the outer sides of the suburb, where the town meets the avenue, and the avenue awkwardly greets the interstate.
INTERSTATE
1) noun: автомагистраль между штатами
desc: a highway serving two or more states; one of a system of expressways covering the 48 contiguous states.
2) adj: межштатный, находящийся между штатами, относящийся к разным штатам, связывающий отдельные штаты
desc: existing or carried on between states.
syn: 1) 25210 interstate
2) 277 political; 493 federal; 1651 regional; 3534 administrative; 3960 judicial; 7628 interstate
If you don't want to attach the vinyl/plastic liner permanently to the shower curtain, use a double shower curtain rod.
LINER
noun: лайнер, вкладыш, подкладка, облицовка, футеровка, втулка, обсадная труба, рейсовый пароход, ткань для закатки, гильза цилиндра
desc: a large luxurious passenger ship of a type formerly used on a regular line; a fine paintbrush used for painting thin lines and for outlining.
syn: 7629 liner; 9642 lining; 11676 insert; 32246 facing
Does it then follow that we ought to endeavor to topple authoritarian governments, in order to secure peace?
TOPPLE
verb: опрокидывать, падать, валиться, грозить падением
desc: overbalance or become unsteady and fall slowly.
syn: 8713 overthrow; 9928 oust; 16609 depose; 18507 unseat; 3233 collapse; 3411 upset; 5535 tumble; 7631 topple
This mark indicates that the letter is superior to an inferior.
INFERIOR
1) noun: подчиненный, младший по чину, стоящий ниже
desc: a person lower than another in rank, status, or ability; an inferior letter, figure, or symbol.
2) adj: низший, подчиненный, плохой, подстрочный, расположенный ниже, нижележащий
desc: lower in rank, status, or quality; low or lower in position.
syn: 1) 12874 subordinate; 21217 minion; 22694 underling; 29737 vassal; 32747 inferior
2) 2626 minor; 3478 secondary; 7633 inferior; 19707 subsidiary; 23140 subservient; 10689 mediocre; 20719 low-grade
Ordinary galvanized barbed wire can be used between the tubes to provide reinforcement, and to make the structures resistant to earthquakes.
REINFORCEMENT
noun: подкрепление, усиление, арматура, армирование, пополнение
desc: the action or process of reinforcing or strengthening.
syn: 7634 reinforcement; 25879 corroboration; 31281 highlighting; 55261 underlining; 16174 strengthening; 5539 backup; 18336 fortification
He also has one of the funniest bits in the movie as part of the elaborate diversion the gang plans as part of the initial heist.
DIVERSION
noun: отвод, отклонение, развлечение, обход, отвлекающий маневр
desc: an instance of turning something aside from its course;an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime.
syn: 3897 departure; 6552 deviation; 11426 pastime; 7636 diversion; 9194 alteration; 22798 digression; 6253 distraction; 6829 amusement
Again, not a bad thought, but the circumstances surrounding the two bills are vastly different.
VASTLY
adv: очень, крайне, в значительной степени
desc: very much; to an exceedingly great extent or degree; very great in size, extent, or quantity.
syn: 297 much; 1766 extremely; 3459 greatly; 7534 enormously; 7637 vastly; 10270 immensely; 11248 infinitely; 11885 hugely; 17329 massively
The figures were supplied to The Sunday Business Post by Bupa, the Irish subsidiary of British health insurer Bupa.
SUBSIDIARY
1) noun: филиал
desc: a company controlled by a holding company.
2) adj: вспомогательный, дополнительный, второстепенный, субсидируемый
desc: less important than but related or supplementary to.
syn: 1) 246 business; 903 firm; 1859 division; 1817 branch; 5385 holding; 7034 affiliate; 7641 subsidiary
2) 2626 minor; 3478 secondary; 5181 lesser; 10000 subordinate; 19707 subsidiary; 1548 extra; 14487 auxiliary; 16959 supplementary; 17927 ancillary
This novel proves that he is not only a literary Goliath, but also a modern-day prophet who has his fingers on the pulse of the contemporary world, able to predict its vital beats.
PROPHET
noun: пророк, предсказатель, проповедник, жучок
desc: a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God; (in Christian use) the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the twelve minor prophets.
syn: 7642 prophet; 14041forecaster; 14815 mystic; 19402 seer; 23363 diviner; 26377 psychic; 30492 spiritualist; 39506 clairvoyant
This DVD is a great mix of live music and intelligent conversation with a great band of seemingly cool guys, albeit with a geek factor reminiscent of the math faculty.
REMINISCENT
adj: напоминающий, вызывающий воспоминания, склонный к воспоминаниям
desc: tending to remind one of something.
syn: 1680 like; 7643 reminiscent; 10978 suggestive; 13936 evocative; 14527 resonant; 22940 redolent
Even if you never spend a dime of the reserve, the tax savings on your contributions ensure you'll be no worse off than if you hadn't enrolled.
DIME
noun: монета в десять центов
desc: a cupronickel-clad coin of the U.S. and Canada, the 10th part of a dollar, equal to 10 cents.
syn: 7646 dime
The document establishes that Plame has worked undercover within the past five years.
UNDERCOVER
adj: тайный, секретный, потаенный
desc: (of a person or their activities) involved in or involving secret work within a community or organization, especially for the purposes of police investigation or espionage.
syn: 4027 hidden; 7648 undercover; 8944 covert; 12194 clandestine; 12691 concealed; 13493 buried; 19134 disguised; 43654 obscured
A teenage boy was orphaned when his parents and nine-year-old brother were killed, it emerged today.
ORPHAN
1) noun: сирота, висячая строка
desc: a child whose parents are dead; the first line of a paragraph set as the last line of a page or column, considered undesirable.
2) verb: делать сиротой, лишать родителей
desc: make (a person or animal) an orphan.
syn: 1) 363 girl; 382 boy; 7649 orphan; 16081 urchin; 26117 waif; 35367 foundling
2) 39350 orphan
I can remember my stomach churning when one of my children would take a risk while playing a game and then fall and graze their knee.
GRAZE
1) noun: царапина, касание, клевок, задевание, легкая рана, разрыв при ударе
desc: a slight injury where the skin is scraped.
2) verb: пасти, держать на подножном корму, щипать траву, использовать как пастбище, слегка касаться, задевать, обстреливать настильным огнем, содрать, натереть
desc: (of cattle, sheep, etc.) eat grass in a field; scrape the skin of (a part of the body) so as to break the surface but cause little or no bleeding.
syn: 1) 8577 lesion; 11358 scrape; 19208 abrasion; 32450 scuff; 43244 graze
2) 1321 feed; 7652 graze; 9852 browse; 11435 forage; 11164 crop; 11534 nibble; 2655 sweep
Anyone who wanted to dance could reel to the sound of the ceilidh band playing at the Butter Cross.
REEL
1) noun: катушка, барабан, шатание, рулон, часть, рулетка, ворот, колебание, вихрь
desc: a cylinder on which film, wire, thread, or other flexible materials can be wound; a lively Scottish or Irish folk dance.
2) verb: наматывать, шататься, дрогнуть, водить хоровод, отступать, спотыкаться
desc: wind a line onto a reel by turning the reel; lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently; dance a reel.
syn: 1) 6243 roller; 7185 cylinder; 8702 reel; 17035 spool; 37699 winder; 38241 bobbin
2) 6001 sway; 7656 reel; 7860 stagger; 9339 lurch; 13007 wobble; 21258 totter; 2679 wind; 8181 whirl; 11053 twirl
When the heart is forced to work extra hard for an extended period of time, it tends to enlarge.
ENLARGE
verb: увеличивать, расширять, распространяться, укрупнять, освобождать
desc: make or become bigger or more extensive.
syn: 1577 expand; 6127 detail; 7124 elaborate; 7659 enlarge; 9809 amplify; 5518 widen
Hold the image of that person in your mind, imagining that their suffering is alleviated.
ALLEVIATE
verb: облегчать, смягчать
desc: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
syn: 3250 ease; 3793 relieve; 7660 alleviate; 7784 lessen; 8741 lighten; 17454 assuage
The inspector is not always right, and is often as exasperated and confused as any noir protagonist.
PROTAGONIST
noun: главный герой, сторонник, актер, играющий главную роль, приверженец
desc: the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
syn: 1922 hero; 7663 protagonist
As a result, lieutenant colonels, colonels, and general officers must operate in a more complex task environment than during the Cold War.
COLONEL
noun: полковник
desc: an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking between lieutenant colonel and brigadier general: corresponding to a captain in the U.S. Navy; a commissioned officer of similar rank in the armed forces of some other nations.
syn: 7668 colonel
Frequently, Brown would go with her from the sprawling main house to a small house in the hills.
SPRAWLING
adj: размашистый, расползающийся, растянутый, разваливающийся
desc: existing or ​reaching over a ​large ​area; sitting or lying in an ungainly manner with one's limbs spread out.
syn: 7671 sprawling; 9394 expansive; 11061 spreading; 16091 rambling; 41517 straggling
The cash crunch, felt hardest in less metropolitan parts of the country, will surely see to that.
CRUNCH
1) noun: хруст, скрип, треск
desc: a loud muffled grinding sound made when crushing, moving over, or hitting something; a crucial point or situation, typically one at which a decision with important consequences must be made; a physical exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles; a sit-up.
2) verb: грызть, хрустеть, скрипеть, трещать
desc: crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound; process large amounts of information or perform operations of great complexity, especially by computer.
syn: 1) 1208 crisis; 7672 crunch; 15846 crux
2) 9511 crunch; 12290 munch; 19592 chomp; 39013 champ
As the cop turns to leave, the punk's screams change from mock protest to real anger.
MOCK
1) noun: насмешка, пародия, подражание
desc: an object of derision.
2) adj: ложный, фиктивный, пародийный, притворный, поддельный
desc: not authentic or real, but without the intention to deceive.
3) verb: высмеивать, издеваться, глумиться, передразнивать, сводить на нет, пародировать, делать бесполезным
desc: tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner.
syn: 2) 5151 fake; 8848 mock; 24086 ersatz; 11380 simulated; 20609 pretend; 29442 pseudo
3) 6933 mimic; 7673 mock; 8033 simulate; 19206 parody; 23142 satirize; 24642 caricature; 33297 ape; 10911 taunt
After over 60 cruises she decided to compile her expertise in an e-book to share with other cruiser, first timers or seasoned cruisers.
CRUISER
noun: крейсер
desc: a relatively fast warship larger than a destroyer and less heavily armed than a battleship; a yacht or motorboat with passenger accommodations, designed for leisure use.
syn: 7675 cruiser
Rules say bus drivers can use their discretion regarding dogs but they must have a valid reason for refusing.
DISCRETION
noun: благоразумие, свобода действий, осторожность, осмотрительность
desc: the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information; the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.
syn: 1910 judgment; 3187 discrimination; 5344 caution; 5706 diplomacy; 6502 maturity; 7676 discretion; 14913 foresight; 18348 tact
Images of barren trees, dry scrub and leaf-scattered ground present the rural Virginia landscape in December.
SCRUB
1) noun: скраб, кустарник, поросль, ничтожный человек, жесткая щетка, карликовое растение, малорослое животное, младшая или слабая команда
desc: an act of scrubbing something or someone; a semiabrasive cosmetic lotion applied to the face or body in order to cleanse the skin; vegetation consisting mainly of brushwood or stunted forest growth; denoting a shrubby or small form of a plant; an insignificant or contemptible person.
2) verb: скрести, тереть, отменять, чистить щеткой, промывать газ
desc: rub (someone or something) hard so as to clean them, typically with a brush and water.
syn: 1) 9695 polish; 10193 scrub; 14620 rub; 41764 clean; 58134 scour; 4294 bush; 20452 undergrowth
2) 4688 scratch; 5848 erase; 6639 postpone; 7678 scrub; 8197 delete; 3244 brush; 10799 cleanse
Having rejoined the world, the Russians are making good use of former friends and foes.
FOE
noun: враг, противник, недоброжелатель
desc: an enemy or opponent.
syn: 2194 opponent; 4384 rival; 7679 foe; 7362 adversary; 16635 antagonist
And then there is that stubborn streak in him that always fired him up.
STUBBORN
adj: упрямый, упорный, неподатливый
desc: having or showing dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so.
syn: 14227 intractable; 14523 willful; 17908 inflexible; 23370 obstinate; 24077 immovable; 7680 stubborn; 15181 tenacious; 18330 stalwart
Now, they were not so much hampered by rubble and debris as by several inches of sticky yellow mud.
RUBBLE
noun: бут, валун, рваный камень, штыб, утильсырье
desc: waste or rough fragments of stone, brick, concrete, etc., especially as the debris from the demolition of buildings.
syn: 5375 remains; 7681 rubble; 9000 wreckage
For most of them, a room of their own, where they can bathe, wash their clothes and sleep in their own bed every night, with a fridge and a hot plate and a door they can lock, would be Eden.
BATHE
verb: купать, мыть, заливать, омывать, окунать
desc: wash by immersing one's body in water; spend time in the ocean or a lake, river, or swimming pool for pleasure; suffuse or envelop in something.
syn: 4881 soak; 7682 bathe; 8134 shower; 4568 flood; 7132 rinse; 8244 immerse; 11428 submerge
Inflation fighting and the need to cut government spending will end - to be replaced by trying to avert recession and deflation.
AVERT
verb: предотвращать, отводить, отвращать, отвлекать
desc: turn away (one's eyes or thoughts); prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence).
syn: 909 avoid; 1084 prevent; 6741 deter; 7687 avert; 16858 forestall; 21805 obviate; 8884 veer
The walls are a feat of engineering, with short flights of stairs within the hollow cavity reaching higher galleries.
CAVITY
noun: полость, впадина, каверна, трещина в породе
desc: an empty space within a solid object, in particular the human body.
syn: 1215 hole; 1950 opening; 3027 crack; 6988 crater; 6915 void; 7688 cavity; 8401 hollow
Singh says he was detained for three hours until his friends could bail him out.
DETAIN
verb: задерживать, содержать под стражей, арестовывать, мешать, заставлять ждать, замедлять
desc: keep (someone) in official custody, typically for questioning about a crime or in politically sensitive situations.
syn: 936 control; 1723 capture; 2153 arrest; 5397 confine; 6925 restrain; 7690 detain; 3462 delay
We crave originality, we demand credibility and we hope for something that sets the heart racing and the mind working overtime.
CRAVE
verb: жаждать, страстно желать, требовать, просить, умолять
desc: feel a powerful desire for (something).
"a program to give the infants the human touch "
syn: 2415 pray; 3156 sue; 3136 request; 3475 beg; 7694 crave; 14191 implore; 22421 beseech
It was hoped the plan could become a blueprint for the rest of the country, but the new early opening hours were dropped because of 'operational problems'.
BLUEPRINT
1) noun: план, проект, светокопия, программа, калька, синька, наметка
desc: a design plan or other technical drawing.
2) verb: планировать, делать светокопию, намечать
desc: draw up (a plan or model).
syn: 1) 835 design; 1630 proposal; 2537 drawing; 3026 scheme; 5227 outline; 7703 blueprint
2) draft
Taking progressions and transits together, we can say with some confidence what areas of your life will be highlighted when, and how you may react to this.
PROGRESSION
noun: прогресс, последовательность, продвижение
desc: a movement or development toward a destination or a more advanced state, especially gradually or in stages.
syn: 707 movement; 1513 progress; 2310 advance; 2964 evolution; 7704 progression; 16155 headway; 2234 cycle; 2687 string; 9073 sequel
The steam separators improved the residue problem with the endoscopes and also decreased the amount of residue on all instruments.
RESIDUE
noun: остаток, осадок, отстой, наследство
desc: a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
syn: 4736 deposit; 5375 remains; 6136 excess; 7709 residue; 15869 scum; 24876 dregs
On Nov. 2, the Independent Election Commission canceled the runoff and declared Karzai the winner.
RUNOFF
noun: сток, расход, выпуск, слив, выкатывание за пределы ВПП, дополнительная игра после ничейного результата, решающая исход борьбы
desc: a further competition, election, race, etc., after a tie or inconclusive result; the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc..
syn: 7713 runoff
I can see no good reason why the principle of necessity should not be applicable in his case as it is in the case of the victim of a stroke.
APPLICABLE
adj: применимый, подходящий, пригодный
desc: applying or capable of being applied; suitable; appropriate.
syn: 2831 relevant; 3414 related; 4747 valid; 7715 applicable; 10122 pertinent; 21424 germane
People here have a warm way of showing empathy but at the same time respecting your private grief.
EMPATHY
noun: сочувствие, сопереживание
desc: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
syn: 3310 identification; 4307 sympathy; 5037 compassion; 7718 empathy; 14433 responsiveness
Indeed, as far as the railways are concerned, they are far worse and set to deteriorate further in the short term.
DETERIORATE
verb: ухудшать, портиться, разрушаться, вырождаться, дегенерировать
desc: become progressively worse.
syn: 2010 decline; 2899 fade; 4527 weaken; 7720 deteriorate; 8632 worsen; 10242 wane; 25669 depreciate
Having split apart, the continents eventually started to collide with each other, and their different groups of mammals started to mix.
COLLIDE
verb: сталкиваться, вступать в противоречие, сшибаться
desc: hit with force when moving.
syn: 1146 strike; 3313 crash; 5685 bump; 7721 collide; 12402 ram
It is better to bring the polluters into the light than to allow them to reap profits at the expense of our air, land, and water.
REAP
verb: жать, пожинать плоды, снимать урожай
desc: cut or gather (a crop or harvest); (transitive) to gain or get (something) as a reward for or result of some action or enterprise.
syn: 616 realize; 1257 gain; 1309 earn; 1600 obtain; 2074 acquire; 2505 secure; 3070 derive; 7722 reap; 13751 procure
However, this time consuming procedure is hardly feasible in general practice and therefore is seldom done.
FEASIBLE
adj: осуществимый, возможный, выполнимый, вероятный, правдоподобный
desc: possible to do easily or conveniently.
syn: 624 likely; 2295 practical; 2526 reasonable; 4024 realistic; 5101 viable; 7724 feasible; 17435 achievable
To the country, it would suggest that an arrogant elite was simply arranging the transfer of power.
ARROGANT
adj: высокомерный, надменный, заносчивый, самонадеянный, кичливый
desc: having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
syn: 3433 superior; 7730 arrogant; 20516 haughty; 27740 self-important; 30295 overconfident; 36233 supercilious; 56938 egotistic
You are asking us to be careful about adopting assumptions which are founded on rather dubious ground and would subvert our intentions, good as they may be.
DUBIOUS
adj: сомнительный, подозрительный, неясный, колеблющийся, мнительный
desc: hesitating or doubting; not to be relied upon; suspect.
syn: 4933 vague; 6325 questionable; 7732 dubious; 17771 debatable; 20479 imprecise; 8146 unsure; 9610 shady; 19132 fishy; 24406 untrustworthy
Seven main Melbourne hospitals went on emergency bypass early this week, straining paramedics and risking patient lives, Victoria's ambulance union said.
BYPASS
1) noun: обход, шунт, обводный канал, обходный путь
desc: a road passing around a town or its center to provide an alternative route for through traffic.
2) verb: обходить, обтекать, окаймлять, окружать, не принимать во внимание, пренебрегать
desc: go past or around.
syn: 1) 10340 bypass
2) 7734 bypass; 9759 evade; 12004 skirt; 12258 circumvent; 13497 sidestep; 30309 detour
There are poets, playwrights, essayists and those who can write articles on various topics among them.
PLAYWRIGHT
noun: драматург
desc: a person who writes plays.
syn: 7738 playwright; 57258 dramaturge; 33782 scriptwriter; 50716 tragedian; 981 writer
He took photographs using a telephoto lens and used binoculars to inspect the general state of the roofing and tiling.
BINOCULARS
noun: бинокль
desc: an optical instrument with a lens for each eye, used for viewing distant objects.
syn: 7740 binoculars
The sump tube contains three lumens - one to vent air, one for infusion of irrigating solution, and one for drainage of debris.
VENT
1) noun: выход, вентиляционное отверстие, отдушина, клапан, жерло вулкана, разрез, выражение, запал, выпор
desc: an opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a confined space; the expression or release of a strong emotion, energy, etc.; a slit in a garment, especially in the lower edge of the back of a coat through the seam.
2) verb: выпускать, выражать, изливать, высказывать, давать выход, делать отверстие
desc: give free expression to (a strong emotion); provide with an outlet for air, gas, or liquid.
syn: 1) 1950 opening; 2133 gap; 4668 outlet; 7741 vent; 8475 chimney; 8714 exhaust; 24560 flue
2) 1745 declare; 2045 escape; 5096 voice; 6357 emit; 6975 utter; 7081 expel; 11265 vent
It seems a pretty harmless form of entertainment that may even encourage a healthy scepticism in its audience.
HARMLESS
adj: безвредный, безобидный, невинный
desc: not able or likely to cause harm.
syn: 3849 mild; 7749 harmless; 8141 meaningless; 10250 bland; 14586 innocuous; 31881 inoffensive
Her mind is set on taking it down, yet she will not peril her husband.
PERIL
1) noun: опасность, риск
desc: serious and immediate danger.
2) verb: подвергать опасности
desc: expose to danger; threaten.
syn: 1) 1067 threat; 1551 danger; 2243 exposure; 4154 liability; 4924 hazard; 7751 peril
2) endanger; jeopardize
Fix your focus at a range that will fill the lens with shark, then remember to bracket your exposures in all the excitement!
BRACKET
1) noun: кронштейн, скобка, консоль, опора, вилка, группа, подставка, бра, гитара, рубрика
desc: each of a pair of marks [ ] used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from the context; a category of people or things that are similar or fall between specified limits; a right-angled support attached to and projecting from a wall for holding a shelf, lamp, or other object; the distance between two artillery shots fired either side of the target to establish range.
2) verb: ставить наряду, упоминать, заключать в скобки, прикреплять кницами, захватывать в вилку
desc: enclose (words or figures) in brackets; place (one or more people or things) in the same category or group; hold or attach (something) by means of a right-angled support; establish the range of (a target) by firing two preliminary shots, one short of the target and the other beyond it.
syn: 1) 250 kind; 836 sort; 865 set; 973 range; 1046 collection; 1281 band; 1465 category; 7752 bracket
2) 1081 relate; 1358 associate; 1641 connect; 1739 link; 8659 group; 19042 bracket
It was something I'd always wanted to try, and it was great fun, although the trapeze bar bruised the backs of my knees like crazy.
BRUISE
1) noun: синяк, ушиб, кровоподтек, повреждение,
контузия
desc: an injury appearing as an area of discolored skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels.
2) verb: помять, ушибать, ставить синяки, толочь, контузить, повредить
desc: inflict an injury on (someone or something) causing discoloration of the skin.
syn: 1) 7755 bruise; 19789 welt; 27310 shiner; 22735 discoloration; 31455 contusion
2) 1689 mark; 3018 damage; 3749 injure; 9845 bash; 12088 bruise
The cave is a respectable size but we didn't follow it far, since after 30m a wade degenerated into a full on swim.
WADE
1) noun: брод, переход вброд, болотные сапоги
desc: an act of wading.
2) verb: пробираться, переходить вброд, идти, преодолевать
desc: walk through water or another liquid or soft substance.
syn: 2) 6537 stride; 6793 splash; 7756 wade; 9384 paddle
This weekend, somewhere on the Mediterranean coast, a short, grey Frenchman sits hunched over a notepad, restlessly jotting memories.
MEDITERRANEAN
1) noun: Средиземное море
desc: the Mediterranean Sea or the countries bordering it; a native of a country bordering on the Mediterranean.
2) adj: удаленный от берегов моря, внутренний
desc: of or characteristic of the Mediterranean Sea, the countries bordering it, or their inhabitants.
syn: 2) 7757 mediterranean
More than one million poultry have been culled since the start of the year in a bid to stem the spread of the disease.
POULTRY
noun: домашняя птица, живность
desc: domestic fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
syn: 7759 poutry
A modern historian has said that at no period of her history has Scotland ever stood relatively so high in the scale of nations as during the reign of this excellent monarch.
REIGN
1) noun: царствование, власть
desc: the period during which a sovereign rules.
2) verb: царствовать, господствовать, воцариться
desc: hold royal office; rule as king or queen.
syn: 1) 633 rule; 4899 sovereignty; 7760 reign; 11882 supremacy; 11990 sway
2) 936 control; 2220 rule; 3739 govern; 9958 reign; 42684 administrate
The case is pending considering that the convicted person has an extraordinary legal remedy available.
CONVICTED
adj: осужденный, изобличенный
desc: proven or declared guilty.
syn: 7769 convicted
Every year, parents continue to perpetuate the myth of Santa Claus.
PERPETUATE
verb: увековечивать, сохранять навсегда
desc: make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely.
syn: 923 maintain; 1375 spread; 1449 extend; 2223 preserve; 7776 perpetuate; 9657 prolong; 10160 disseminate; 12195 propagate; 18831 immortalize
But gosh, you know, they don't seem so bad, particularly the cute white one Willard adopts and names Socrates.
GOSH
interj: черт возьми!
desc: used to express surprise or give emphasis.
syn: 7778 gosh
The sentence is dictated by statute and therefore the defendant gets next to no payoff for his guilty plea.
PAYOFF
noun: выплата, развязка, компенсация, вручение взятки
desc: a payment made to someone, especially as a bribe or reward, or on leaving a job.
syn: 7779 payoff; 8498 take; 10932 bribe; 13734 bribery; 14584 graft; 17572 inducement; 2180 settlement; 13800 payout; 14484 reckoning
When a young poet fails to find the words he can moan and wail and lament his wanton muse, gone off and left him bereft and lonesome.
MOAN
1) noun: стон, жалоба
desc: a long, low sound made by a person expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure.
2) verb: стонать, жаловаться, охать, канючить, ворчать
desc: make a long, low sound expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure.
syn: 1) 11538 sob; 12320 moan; 13739 wail; 15184 grouse; 14745 lament; 19247 gripe; 27643 grumble
2) 7783 moan; 8055 whine; 25050 carp; 4884 mutter; 7293 groan; 14497 whimper; 30085 keen
But getting cyclists to don a hard-shelled helmet, which can lessen the risks of serious injury, has been a global challenge.
LESSEN
verb: уменьшать, недооценивать, полегчать
desc: make or become less; diminish.
syn: 701 reduce; 2010 decline; 2063 lower; 3393 decrease; 3972 minimize; 3989 diminish; 7784 lessen; 22865 slacken
Green spaces will fenced off with metal railings and boulders to prevent access by motorbikes and cars.
RAILING
noun: перила, ограда
desc: a fence or barrier made of rails.
syn: 2669 fence; 3396 rail; 7787 railing; 24900 balustrade; 48802 paling
But let's temper expectancy with caution, knowing that a team is only as good, or indeed as bad, as its last outing.
EXPECTANCY
noun: ожидание, предвкушение, вероятность, надежда, упование
desc: the state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something pleasant, will happen or be the case.
syn: 1382 belief; 1900 expectation; 2337 prospect; 5158 probability; 6270 anticipation; 7789 expectancy; 12394 suspense
That is, until a bespectacled Arab man, in a business suit and carrying a briefcase , arrives one day on the bus.
BRIEFCASE
noun: портфель, кожаный чемоданчик
desc: a flat, rectangular container, typically made of leather, for carrying books and papers.
syn: 1009 bag; 3839 portfolio; 7226 folder; 7794 briefcase
I've always said that he was either going to be famous for something or infamous for something.
INFAMOUS
adj: позорный, бесчестный, постыдный, низкий, пользующийся дурной славой, пакостный
desc: well known for some bad quality or deed.
syn: 6156 outrageous; 24195 abominable; 7869 wicked; 7795 infamous; 12079 shameful; 15778 heinous; 15977 scandalous; 25339 disreputable
She stood on the brink of a waterfall, the icy cold river rushed about her waist.
BRINK
noun: край, берег
desc: an extreme edge of land before a steep or vertical slope.
syn: 1348 border; 1587 lip; 4646 rim; 7797 brink; 10298 periphery; 978 edge; 4768 threshold
After so long in opposition, Cook was delighted with such a plum position but despite his undoubted political acumen he came to be regarded as no more than an indifferent performer.
PLUM
noun: слива, лакомый кусочек, выгодный заказ, доходное место, изюм, темно-фиолетовый цвет
desc: an oval fleshy fruit that is purple, reddish, or yellow when ripe and contains a flattish pointed pit; the deciduous tree that bears the plum; a reddish-purple color; a highly desirable attainment, accomplishment, or acquisition, typically a job.
syn: 3415 reward; 3714 prize; 4205 bonus; 4266 catch; 5508 trophy; 7800 plum; 12420 windfall
First, religious texts condemn them as unclean, plus the love Westerners shower on pets made them inherently suspect.
INHERENTLY
adv: по своей сути, по существу, от природы
desc: in a natural or innate manner.
syn: 2812 naturally; 5658 fundamentally; 7804 inherently; 13563 intrinsically; 27161 innately
All of this does nothing at all to explain why the vast majority of the wines in my cellar today are from Europe.
CELLAR
1) noun: погреб, подвал, винный погреб
desc: a room below ground level in a house, typically one used for storing wine or coal.
2) verb: хранить в подвале/погребе
desc: store (wine) in a cellar.
syn: 1) 7805 cellar; 8592 vault; 19230 crypt
So I did what I often do when going through a breakup: I talked to someone.
BREAKUP
noun: разделение, разрушение, завершение, конец занятий (начало каникул в школе), разрыв отношений, таяние ледяного покрова, демонтаж
desc: disintegration; disruption; dispersal; an end to a relationship, typically a marriage; the melting and loosening of ice in rivers and harbors during the early spring.
syn: 2701 destruction; 3464 collapse; 7807 breakup; 11254 fragmentation; 24515 crumbling; 2997 divorce; 3794 finish; 5242 ending
People who were hanging on in the hope of benefiting from a cash injection of some kind have seen that possibility recede with the failure of these actions.
RECEDE
verb: отступать, удаляться, отклоняться назад, пятиться, ретироваться, быть срезанным, падать в цене, возвращать захваченное
desc: go or move back or further away from a previous position.
syn: 2899 fade; 3393 decrease; 3989 diminish; 7784 lessen; 7809 recede; 10242 wane; 13681 abate
In some situations, the declines are so gentle that arguments abound as to whether a bear market really existed at all.
ABOUND
verb: изобиловать, быть/иметь в большом количестве
desc: exist in large numbers or amounts.
syn: 9477 overflow; 12669 brim; 22633 teem; 26198 throng; 6292 flourish; 7810 abound
As a result, time allowance for writing is ensured, which contributes to reduction of software processing load by an external device.
ALLOWANCE
1) noun: допуск, скидка, разрешение, содержание, довольствие, карманные деньги, прибавка, паек, денежная помощь, норма выдачи
desc: the amount of something that is permitted, especially within a set of regulations or for a specified purpose.
2) verb: выдавать паек/содержание, назначать паек
desc: give (someone) a sum of money regularly as an allowance.
syn: 1) 2118 payment; 3272 grant; 7811 allowance; 15660 stipend
Other residents expressed fears that the village's character would be ruined and house values would plummet.
PLUMMET
1) noun: грузило, гирька, лот, свинцовый отвес, тяжесть
desc: a steep and rapid fall or drop; a plumb or plumb line.
2) verb: стремительно падать
desc: fall or drop straight down at high speed.
syn: 2) 690 drop; 3313 crash; 4654 plunge; 5175 dive; 5535 tumble; 7815 plummet; 33588 nose-dive
If this concord be rejected and the lust of war prevail, Soon within these ancient chambers will resound the sound of wail!
LUST
1) noun: похоть, вожделение, страсть
desc: very strong sexual desire.
2) verb: страстно желать, испытывать вожделение
desc: have a very strong sexual desire for someone.
syn: 1) 4628 hunger; 7818 lust; 8293 longing; 8648 envy; 12663 yearning; 14560 itch; 38185 hankering
2) 5562 long; 7853 ache; 12997 covet; 23369 lust; 23913 thirst; 34062 hanker
In the end, the Irish troops found themselves utterly confused as they became pawns in a frustrating bureaucratic maze.
MAZE
1) noun: лабиринт, путаница
desc: a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way.
2) verb: бродить по лабиринту, ставить в тупик, приводить в замешательство
desc: be dazed and confused.
syn: 1) 3404 mess; 7823 maze; 9647 tangle; 14399 jumble; 15219 intricacy; 26743 muddle; 4261 web
The Toronto meeting, attended by 48 nations, was the major political watershed.
WATERSHED
noun: водораздел, бассейн реки
desc: an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas; an event or period marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs.
syn: 7824 watershed; 7672 crunch
What seems placid on the surface in any dictatorship can hide simmering anger and humiliation.
HUMILIATION
noun: унижение
desc: the action of humiliating someone or the state of being humiliated.
syn: 5867 embarrassment; 7901 degradation; 7825 humiliation; 10603 disgrace; 31145 mortification
That direct sunlight enters the room is clear from the bright rear wall and pronounced diagonal shadow falling from the windowsill.
PRONOUNCED
adj: выраженный, явный, произнесенный, сказанный, определенный
desc: very noticeable or marked; conspicuous.
syn: 2914 prominent; 3275 distinct; 3489 evident; 6573 marked; 6879 definite; 7826 pronounced
Yesterday, he also laid out an intricate plot to implicate him in his former wife's murder, stopping short of calling it political interference.
IMPLICATE
verb: впутывать, вовлекать, подразумевать, заключать в себе, вмешивать
desc: show (someone) to be involved in a crime; convey (a meaning or intention) indirectly through what one says, rather than stating it explicitly; imply.
syn: 1358 associate; 1641 connect; 1739 link; 7831 implicate; 10804 finger; 27603 incriminate
Support from other abuse victims and the police had helped her to cope with the ordeal of the trial, she said.
ORDEAL
noun: тяжелое/суровое испытание, мытарство, суд божий
desc: a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one; an ancient test of guilt or innocence by subjection of the accused to severe pain, survival of which was taken as divine proof of innocence.
syn: 899 trial; 982 trouble; 3612 nightmare; 3964 suffering; 7836 ordeal; 14180 torment; 14148 affliction; 17922 tribulation
In worship we adore the Triune God of creation and redemption and He gives Himself in the fullness of grace to His people.
ADORE
verb: обожать, поклоняться, преклоняться
desc: love and respect (someone) deeply.
syn: 2829 respect; 3298 admire; 7324 worship; 7841 adore; 25187 esteem; 10922 revere; 14049 glorify; 18054 exalt; 19330 idolize; 22775 venerate
The weather was fine and I stayed with friends in a splendid apartment in a Georgian terrace near Haymarket.
SPLENDID
adj: великолепный, роскошный, замечательный, превосходный, отличный, первоклассный
desc: magnificent; very impressive.
syn: 1409 wonderful; 2135 excellent; 2667 super; 5829 fabulous; 7040 marvelous; 7844 splendid; 2251 grand; 3279 impressive; 5556 magnificent
And it's a real problem when people with diabetes are trying to give insulin that they're trying to mesh with the food.
MESH
1) noun: меш, зацепление, сети, отверстие, западня, ловушка
desc: material made of a network of wire or thread; an interlaced structure.
2) verb: сцепляться, поймать в сети, опутывать сетями, зацеплять
desc: (of the teeth of a gearwheel) lock together or be engaged with another gearwheel; represent (a geometric object) as a set of finite elements for computational analysis or modeling.
syn: 1) 2385 wire; 2901 net; 4261 web; 7845 mesh; 13320 weave; 15649 lattice; 17604 trellis
2) 3190 suit; 6857 complement; 8591 knit; 11446 tangle; 20508 interconnect; 23141 mesh; 26212 interlock; 29105 interlace
They began to discern shapes, touching them and discovering them again as if from new.
DISCERN
verb: различать, разглядеть, распознавать, усматривать
desc: perceive or recognize (something).
syn: 779 recognize; 1935 separate; 2780 detect; 3267 distinguish; 6475 differentiate; 7847 discern; 1045 notice; 2905 spot; 2178 perceive
It was a tough time for the French and Silvestre, having already been booked for a foul on Gillespie, just couldn't contain the winger in the 69th minute.
FOUL
1) noun: фол, столкновение, нарушение правил игры, матерная брань, что-либо дурное/грязное
desc: (in sports) an unfair or invalid stroke or piece of play, especially one involving interference with an opponent; a disease in the feet of cattle.
2) adj: грязный, подлый, гадкий, бесчестный, встречный, непотребный, гнойный, матерный, ветреный, бурный, сыгранный не по правилам
desc: offensive to the senses, especially through having a disgusting smell or taste or being unpleasantly soiled; wicked or immoral; containing or charged with noxious matter; polluted.
3) adv: нечестно
desc: unfairly; contrary to the rules.
4) verb: засорять, портить, обрастать, пачкать, дискредитировать, бросать тень, запутывать, играть нечестно
desc: make foul or dirty; pollute; (in sports) commit a foul against (an opponent); (of a ship) collide with or interfere with the passage of (another).
syn: 1) 11429 foul
2) 7848 foul; 8453 crooked; 9610 shady; 11223 treacherous; 4517 nasty; 22012 frightful; 11960 stormy; 3188 offensive; 16973 indecent; 10019 obscene
4) 11562 foul; 12649 snarl; 14781 entangle; 23739 defile; 9405 pollute; 11586 taint; 12442 soil; 18807 sully
Many birds feed comfortably on a platform, especially the sparrows, juncos, towhees and doves that are referred to as ground feeders.
DOVE
noun: голубь, сторонник политики мира, сизый цвет
desc: a stocky seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice. Doves are generally smaller and more delicate than pigeons, but many kinds have been given both names; a person who advocates peaceful or conciliatory policies, especially in foreign affairs; (in Christian art and poetry) the Holy Spirit (as represented in John 1:32).
syn: 7851 dove
The purpose of the meeting was primarily to solicit agreement from regional stakeholders on the cleaner production and eco-efficiency strategic plan and receive assistance from them in the execution of the plan.
SOLICIT
verb: ходатайствовать, просить, требовать, выпрашивать, подстрекать, умолять
desc: ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.
syn: 5597 lobby; 7852 solicit; 11664 petition; 14191 implore; 22421 beseech; 3136 request; 3475 beg; 7694 crave; 44982 importune
Traditionally the filling for manty is minced meat with onion and spices, which is then wrapped in thinly rolled out paste.
THINLY
adv: тонко, экономно, понемногу, плохо, кое-как
desc: made or done so that something is not ​thick; with only a ​small ​number of ​people or things, or without the ​people or things being ​close to each other; in a way that is not ​difficult to ​see through or to ​recognize.
syn: 6036 finely; 7856 thinly; 10843 delicately; 14909 sparsely; 18191 sparingly
Your doctor might recommend using nose drops, a nasal spray, a decongestant, or an antihistamine.
NASAL
1) adj: носовой, назальный, гнусавый
desc: of, for, or relating to the nose; (of a speech sound) pronounced by the voice resonating in the nose, e.g., m , n , ng.
2) noun: носовой звук
desc: a nasal speech sound; a nosepiece on a helmet.
syn: 1) 7857 nasal; 12364 muffled; 18833 indistinct; 33315 slurred; 48127 adenoidal
2) 51167 nasal
At this stage, however, ideas about what causes the link between early mental ability and risk for dementia are only tentative.
TENTATIVE
adj: пробный, экспериментальный, неуверенный, опытный, неопределенный, колеблющийся
desc: not certain or fixed; provisional.
syn: 4447 shy; 5289 cautious; 7858 tentative; 8146 unsure; 9662 hesitant; 11594 timid; 19980 faltering
He hasn't been impressive in the preseason, but a strong outing could endear him to his teammates and the coaching staff.
OUTING
noun: выход, пикник, загородная прогулка/экскурсия
desc: a trip taken for pleasure, especially one lasting a day or less; the act or practice of revealing the homosexuality of a person.
syn: 1470 visit; 7859 outing; 8441 excursion; 10626 getaway; 19221 jaunt; 23961 junket
These concepts may continue to stagger the imagination, but they no longer defy it.
STAGGER
1) noun: шатание, зигзагообразное расположение,
пошатывание, вертячка, вынос крыла, уступ
desc: an unsteady walk or movement; an arrangement of things in a zigzag order or so that they are not in line.
2) verb: шататься, колебаться, регулировать часы работы, расшатывать, быть в нерешительности, вызывать сомнения, потрясать
desc: walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall; astonish or deeply shock; arrange (events, payments, hours, etc.) so that they do not occur at the same time; spread over a period of time.
syn: 1) 12999 stagger
2) 2386 vary; 5546 rotate; 7860 stagger; 8755 alternate; 9050 overlap; 18440 zigzag; 3080 surprise; 4111 shock
It is like a pencil poised on its tip - it might be perfectly balanced but the slightest nudge pushes the pencil over and it never recovers this equilibrium point.
NUDGE
1) noun: легкий толчок локтем
desc: a light touch or push.
2) verb: слегка подталкивать локтем
desc: prod (someone) gently, typically with one's elbow, in order to draw their attention to something.
syn: 1) 5551 push; 11111 jolt; 21626 nudge; 23164 prod
2) 4423 shove; 5685 bump; 7863 nudge; 19600 elbow
Instead, the words conjure up unpleasant memories of mom's experimental eggplant lasagna and certain rubber-like meat substitutes.
CONJURE
verb: колдовать, вызывать в воображении, заклинать, показывать фокусы, изгонять духов
desc: make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere as if by magic; implore (someone) to do something.
syn: 8189 trick; 10119 charm; 12087 mesmerize; 5474 invoke; 5762 summon; 7864 conjure
Her husband, George, is an attorney with a wicked sense of humor and an often unique conservative slant on things.
WICKED
adj: злой, безнравственный, грешный, нехороший, озорной, испорченный, опасный, свирепый, замечательный
desc: evil or morally wrong; ​slightly ​immoral or ​bad for you, but in an ​attractive way.
syn: 2344 severe; 3297 awful; 7869 wicked; 9479 dreadful; 11117 appalling; 14425 distressing; 655 wrong
By having intercourse with a girl under the age of 16, the teenage boy has broken the law regardless of whether his partner was willing.
INTERCOURSE
noun: общение, сношения, связь, общественные связи/отношения
desc: dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.; interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.; sexual relations or a sexual coupling.
syn: 1485 contact; 2086 interaction; 2097 association; 7873 intercourse; 7883 dealings
For the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until they are fluffy and then add the remaining ingredients with a pinch of salt until combined.
PINCH
1) noun: щепотка, щипок, сжатие, выклинивание, арест, крайняя нужда, стесненное положение, кража, лом, рычаг
desc: an act of gripping the skin of someone's body between finger and thumb.
2) verb: щипать, зажимать, сдавливать, украсть, вымогать, стянуть, подгонять, арестовать, идти очень круто к ветру
desc: grip (something, typically someone's flesh) tightly and sharply between finger and thumb; live in a frugal way; arrest (someone); sail (a boat) so close to the wind that the sails begin to lose power.
syn: 1) 2042 taste; 2290 touch; 6421 dash; 8088 pinch; 24413 iota; 29459 smidgen; 45586 tittle; 22871 nip
2) 2908 squeeze; 4214 grasp; 5374 grip; 7878 pinch; 11128 tweak; 1794 steal; 27014 pilfer
Hot ​soup is very comforting on a ​cold winter's ​day.
COMFORTING
adj: утешительный
desc: serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress.
syn: 6720 kind; 7879 comforting; 8846 soothing; 11391 reassuring; 15166 uplifting; 15642 calming
Many common solids are crystalline, which means that their molecules are arranged in an orderly pattern that resembles a three-dimensional grid.
ORDERLY
1) adj: упорядоченный, дневальный, аккуратный, организованный, спокойный, регулярный, хорошего поведения, правильный
desc: neatly and methodically arranged.
2) noun: санитар, ординарец, дневальный, дежурный, связной, уборщик улиц
desc: an attendant in a hospital responsible for the nonmedical care of patients and the maintenance of order and cleanliness; a soldier who carries out orders or performs minor tasks for an officer.
syn: 1) 4727 neat; 4958 organized; 5468 systematic; 7881 orderly; 10093 tidy; 15316 methodical; 15026 obedient; 16338 amenable
2) 19867 orderly
Additionally, during physical education classes and recess , children actually spend very little time engaged in physical activity.
RECESS
1) noun: углубление, выемка, паз, перерыв в работе, глухое место, тайник, уединенное место
desc: a small space created by building part of a wall further back from the rest; a period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended.
2) verb: делать перерыв/выемку, отодвигать назад, прятать в тайник, углублять
desc: attach (a fixture) by setting it back into the wall or surface to which it is fixed; (of formal proceedings) be temporarily suspended.
syn: 1) 3553 bay; 5896 niche; 7884 recess; 13031 nook; 14212 alcove; 18234 indentation; 1074 break; 4831 leave; 38323 adjournment
2) 26977 recess
Pinch on a large piece of bread flake (which should completely cover the hook) and cast as close as you dare.
FLAKE
1) noun: чешуйка, слой, ряд, осколок, бухта, легкий комок, клочок, сушилка для рыбы, человек со странностями, люлька для работы за бортом
desc: a small, flat, thin piece of something, typically one that has broken away or been peeled off from a larger piece; a crazy or eccentric person; a rack or shelf for storing or drying food such as fish; a single turn of a coiled rope or hawser.
2) verb: расслаиваться, шелушиться, падать/ сыпать хлопьями
desc: come or fall away from a surface in thin pieces; break or divide (food) into thin pieces; fall asleep; drop from exhaustion; is flaked out on the sofa.
syn: 1) 2172 chip; 3338 patch; 4789 fragment; 7890 flake; 11444 sliver; 12769 snowflake
2) 6544 scale; 7146 crumble; 11180 chip; 17746 flake; 21708 blister
There is no evidence, appraisal or otherwise, to satisfy me that the value ascribed to the property in the transfer was other than by fair market value.
APPRAISAL
noun: оценка
desc: an act of assessing something or someone.
syn: 1557 assessment; 1910 judgment; 2369 evaluation; 2503 consideration; 7894 appraisal
Denied political asylum and protection, he's now urgently seeking a refugee visa.
ASYLUM
noun: убежище, приют, психиатрическая больница
desc: the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee; an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.
syn: 1319 protection; 2891 shelter; 4660 refuge; 6064 sanctuary; 7911 asylum; 4832 retreat; 5770 haven
The people he's working with exemplify a distinct trend in the new population.
EXEMPLIFY
verb: служить примером, приводить пример, снимать и заверять копию
desc: be a typical example of.
syn: 687 represent; 1383 demonstrate; 2363 illustrate; 2876 characterize; 5146 embody; 7913 exemplify; 12854 epitomize; 14344 typify; 14637 personify
However he was not expecting to see her eyes open in anger and a sharp hiss to come of the little thing.
HISS
1) noun: шипение, свист
desc: a sharp sibilant sound.
2) verb: шипеть, освистать
desc: make a sharp sibilant sound as of the letter s.
syn: 1) 13198 hiss; 16233 hoot; 19064 taunt; 21107 boo; 28569 jeer; 31721 catcall
2) 6544 scale; 7146 crumble; 11180 chip; 17746 flake; 21708 blister
The researchers autopsied 302 people who had died suddenly of heart attacks, auto accidents, or other misfortunes.
AUTOPSY
1) noun: вскрытие трупа, аутопсия, абдукция
desc: a postmortem examination to discover the cause of death or the extent of disease.
2) verb: производить вскрытие трупа
desc: perform a postmortem examination on (a body or organ).
syn: 1) 3088 examination; 7919 autopsy; 16363 dissection; 28149 debriefing
2) 41206 autopsy
As director he is besieged by the conflicting demands of his tours, his home repertoire and his guests.
REPERTOIRE
noun: репертуар
desc: a stock of plays, dances, or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.
syn: 718 series; 740 stock; 973 range; 1046 collection; 2146 selection; 7922 repertoire
In a similar way, Botha's use of materials coupled with a technical and formal capability allow him to probe and scrutinize issues inaccessible to those with less ability.
SCRUTINIZE
verb: тщательно исследовать, критически изучать, внимательно рассматривать
desc: examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.
syn: 1166 examine; 1729 search; 2330 analyze; 5082 inspect; 7923 scrutinize; 12174 dissect
Last Sunday, he fired long-time Finance Minster Paul Martin, in the second emergency cabinet shuffle in a week.
SHUFFLE
1) noun: шарканье, тасование, перемещение, увертка, трюк, перемена мест, уловка
desc: a shuffling movement, walk, or sound; an act of shuffling a deck of cards; a piece of equivocation or subterfuge.
2) verb: тасовать, шаркать, перемешивать, волочить ноги, вилять, изворачиваться, хитрить
desc: walk by dragging one's feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground; rearrange (a deck of cards) by sliding the cards over each other quickly; get out of or avoid a responsibility or obligation.
syn: 1) 17906 shuffle
2) 7927 shuffle; 9648 rearrange; 20305 transpose; 23238 reorder; 12024 hobble; 14934 slouch; 16709 lumber; 18645 waddle
In a rapidly changing digital world, where many are stretched and stressed, we need to come to terms with the effects of such stress and pressure on the human psyche.
PSYCHE
noun: душа, высокое зеркало на ножках
desc: the human soul, mind, or spirit.
syn: 2087 personality; 2801 awareness; 4820 ego; 3245 consciousness; 6638 mentality; 7929 psyche; 9027 intellect; 1609 soul
In that situation also the building owner should be able to write off the residual amount and claim it for tax purposes.
RESIDUAL
1) noun: остаток, разность, остаточный продукт/явление
desc: a quantity remaining after other things have been subtracted or allowed for.
2) adj: остаточный, оставшийся после вычитания/необъясненным
desc: remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone.
syn: 2) 4031 outstanding; 6303 lasting; 6828 enduring; 7930 residual; 7334 lingering
I was thus spared from being locked in a pigeon loft with a plate of mushy peas for the rest of the night.
LOFT
1) noun: чердак, лофт, верхний этаж, голубятня, хоры, сеновал, плаз, удар высоко вверх
desc: a room or space directly under the roof of a house or other building, which may be used for accommodations or storage; upward inclination given to the ball in a stroke.
2) verb: держать голубей, посылать мяч высоко вверх
desc: kick, hit, or throw (a ball or missile) high up.
syn: 1) 7932 loft; 30086 garret
2) 26661 loft
They crated the contents of the Amber Room, the chairs, tables and ornaments carved from the precious resin, but the walls proved too intricate to dismantle quickly.
CRATE
1) noun: деревянный ящик, упаковочная клеть, самолет, рама стекольщика
desc: a slatted wooden case used for transporting or storing goods; an old and dilapidated vehicle.
2) verb: упаковывать в клети/в корзины
desc: pack (something) in a crate for transportation.
syn: 1) 7317 wreck; 7934 crate; 18817 beater; 29888 banger; 38235 jalopy; 45836 rattletrap
2) 36190 crate
Would he come back to the farm if this ten day layoff were extended, or would he catch a train for Chicago?
LAYOFF
noun: приостановка/сокращение производства, увольнение работников
desc: a discharge, especially temporary, of a worker or workers; a period during which someone does not take part in a customary sport or other activity.
syn: 7939 layoff; 9115 dismissal; 17140 rationalization; 17533 redundancy; 18141 downsizing; 33336 sacking; 18250 inactivity; 25517 joblessness
This one is decorated with a lizard, whose body is in relief - the legs are roughly incised.
LIZARD
noun: ящерица
desc: a reptile that typically has a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough, scaly, or spiny skin.
syn: 7940 lizard
If we adopt a responsible approach to our use of the Internet we can only expand our horizons through the marvel of this new technology.
MARVEL
1) noun: чудо, замечательная вещь, прекрасный пример, диво
desc: a wonderful or astonishing person or thing.
2) verb: восхищаться, удивляться, изумляться
desc: be filled with wonder or astonishment.
syn: 1) 4097 genius; 9749 marvel; 12267 ace; 14769 prodigy; 17248 whiz; 30335 wunderkind; 3300 miracle
2) 3298 admire; 7943 marvel; 14809 gape
With the gemmed undergarments being worth a reputed £10,000, to not show them to anybody would be even more pointless than making them in the first place.
GEM
1) noun: драгоценный камень, жемчужина, самоцвет, гемма, пресная сдобная булочка
desc: a precious or semiprecious stone, especially when cut and polished or engraved.
2) verb: украшать драгоценными камнями
desc: decorate with or as with gems.
syn: 1) 1222 stone; 6153 jewel; 7946 gem; 26606 gemstone; 4106 treasure; 5594 peach; 7315 pearl
A compassionate and civilised society must find a way to understand and accommodate refugees.
COMPASSIONATE
adj: сострадательный, жалостливый, сочувствующий, благотворительный
desc: feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.
syn: 3416 gentle; 5264 sympathetic; 6720 kind; 7950 compassionate; 9576 caring; 11778 benevolent
Then there's the 2003 champ, Matthias, from Switzerland, who mounts fish and is starting to struggle with his conscience.
CHAMP
1) noun: чемпион, чавканье
desc: a champion.
2) verb: чавкать, хрупать, громко жевать, грызть, давить, мять, быть в нетерпении
desc: to bite upon or grind, especially impatiently; to crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily; munch.
syn: 1) 2775 champion; 7953 champ; 13052 victor
2) 39013 champ
We now have a situation where a meeting is being convened by the police to establish just how the money can be found in order to re-issue the contract.
CONVENE
verb: созывать, собирать, вызывать в суд
desc: come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble.
syn: 2230 arrange; 358 assemble; 5762 summon; 7954 convene; 49982 convoke
It stands to reason that the occasional melodic wrinkle that pops up here should be fairly well ironed out by their next effort, which I'll be looking forward to.
WRINKLE
1) noun: морщина, складка, полезный совет, намек
desc: a slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the skin of the face; a clever innovation, or useful piece of information or advice.
2) verb: морщить, сминать, мять
desc: make or cause lines or folds in (something, especially fabric or the skin).
syn: 1) 5795 fold; 7957 wrinkle; 13114 crease; 15492 furrow; 36392 crinkle
2) 4795 screw; 12148 crumple; 13594 wrinkle; 21299 rumple
How do I decode such an obtuse dialect with my mere mortal comprehension of the English language?
COMPREHENSION
noun: понимание, осмысление, постижение, охват, разумение, включение
desc: the action or capability of understanding something; inclusion.
syn: 840 knowledge; 1302 understanding; 7466 grasp; 2393 command; 4680 conception; 7964 comprehension
I ignored them, too intent on vocally harassing the person who had made my life a living, hot, fiery hell ever since they just happened to shoot me.
FIERY
adj: огненный, пламенный, пылкий, горячий, вспыльчивый, жгучий, газовый, сверкающий, огненно-красный
desc: consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly.
syn: 4073 burning; 7971 fiery; 13043 flaming; 15802 blazing; 15548 blistering; 18034 sizzling; 32471 baking
The cheese came served with water biscuits and an impressive array of preserved fruit, walnuts and grapes.
WALNUT
noun: грецкий орех, ореховое дерево, древесина орехового дерева
desc: the large wrinkled edible seed of a deciduous tree, consisting of two halves contained within a hard shell that is enclosed in a green fruit; the tall tree that produces the walnut, with compound leaves and valuable ornamental timber that is used chiefly in cabinetmaking and gunstocks.
syn: 7979 walnut
Business will get a say in regional transport projects, such as new access roads or pier extensions, through membership of the new regional transport boards.
PIER
noun: пирс, мол, причал, простенок, дамба, бык, столб, устой, волнорез
desc: a structure leading out from the shore into a body of water, in particular; a solid support designed to sustain vertical pressure, in particular.
syn: 4960 dock; 6004 slip; 7980 pier; 10147 levee; 9949 berth; 18112 wharf; 19649 jetty; 23949 quay
The stark rock, fading lower green fields, and deep blue of the ocean comes as a shock after the flat lush landscape and bluff coastline that characterises the rest of the county.
BLUFF
1) noun: блеф, обман, обрыв, утес, отвесный берег, запугивание
desc: an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something; a steep cliff, bank, or promontory; a grove or clump of trees.
2) adj: крутой, резковатый, грубоватый, обрывистый, отвесный, прямой, грубовато-добродушный
desc: direct in speech or behavior but in a good-natured way; (of a cliff or a ship's bow) having a vertical or steep broad front.
3) verb: запугивать, обманывать, брать на пушку
desc: try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions.
syn: 1) 2051 height; 4350 cliff; 5119 mound; 6853 hillside; 7981 bluff; 22554 headland; 3087 trick
3) 2922 pretend; 8629 con; 8626 fake; 8543 deceive; 16361 bluff; 22310 scam
He rode a large wild hog into battle usually with two roman candles under his arms, screaming his battle cry 'Heeey youuu guuuuuys!'
HOG
1) noun: свинья, боров, скупердяй, искривление, грубый человек, скребок, барашек, отнятый от матери
desc: a domesticated pig, especially one over 120 pounds (54 kg) and reared for slaughter; a large, heavy motorcycle, in particular a Harley Davidson; a young sheep before the first shearing.
2) verb: заграбастать, выгибать спину, выгибаться дугой, коротко подстригать, прибрать к рукам
desc: keep or use all of (something) for oneself in an unfair or selfish way; (with reference to a ship) bend or become bent convex upward along its length as a result either of the hull being supported in the middle and not at the ends (as in a heavy sea) or the vessel's being loaded more heavily at the ends.
syn: 1) 7991 hog
2) 13501 corner; 18228 monopolize; 19719 hog
If you breach the Code of Conduct, you could be up for disciplinary measures, you could even be up at the end of the day to be sacked.
BREACH
1) noun: нарушение, брешь, разрыв, пролом, отверстие, интервал, ссора, волны, разбивающиеся о корабль
desc: an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct; a gap in a wall, barrier, or defense, especially one made by an attacking army.
2) verb: нарушать, проламывать, пробивать брешь, выскочить из воды
desc: make a gap in and break through (a wall, barrier, or defense); (of a whale) rise and break through the surface of the water.
syn: 1) 1215 hole; 1950 opening; 3027 crack; 8001 breach; 14881 rupture; 15945 fissure; 10718 rift; 7404 betrayal; 9806 defiance
2) 2926 violate; 12067 breach; 15425 infringe; 16097 disobey; 20827 flout; 26650 contravene; 494 break
African elephants have two knobs and Asian elephants have one knob on the end of the trunk, enabling them to pick up food and put it into their mouths.
KNOB
noun: ручка, кнопка, головка, набалдашник, шишка, выступ, выпуклость, башка, небольшой кусок
desc: a rounded lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something.
syn: 2890 hold; 3722 grip; 3959 handle; 8002 knob; 8127 dial; 14988 doorknob; 23857 handhold; 5567 bump; 27398 protrusion
The Daily Beast has added the attribution and regrets the error.
ATTRIBUTION
noun: атрибуция, приписывание, компетенция, власть
desc: something ascribed; an attribute; the ​act of saying or ​thinking that something is the ​result or ​work of a ​particular ​person or thing.
syn: 8005 attribution; 8333 designation; 10139 acknowledgment; 35849 ascription
She fell back into a squat from the kneeling position he had raised her to.
SQUAT
1) noun: корточки, сидение на корточках, нора
desc: a position in which one's knees are bent and one's heels are close to or touching one's buttocks or the back of one's thighs; a building occupied by people living in it without the legal right to do so.
2) adj: приземистый, коренастый, короткий и толстый
desc: short and thickset; disproportionately broad or wide.
3) verb: приседать, сидеть на корточках, припадать к земле, свернуться в клубок, незаконно вселяться в дом
desc: crouch or sit with one's knees bent and one's heels close to or touching one's buttocks or the back of one's thighs; unlawfully occupy an uninhabited building or settle on a piece of land.
syn: 1) 15188 squat
2) 1730 thick; 15462 stocky; 16211 stubby; 16169 squat; 18464 pudgy; 41346 thickset
3) 6835 crouch; 8010 squat
The ball bounced in front of Scott Carson, who should have saved comfortably but could only fumble the ball over the line off his upper arm.
FUMBLE
1) noun: неловкое обращение
desc: an act of using the hands clumsily while doing or handling something.
2) verb: шарить, нащупывать, неумело обращаться, вертеть в руках, не остановить мяч, мять в руках
desc: use the hands clumsily while doing or handling something.
syn: 1) 2212 error; 3404 mess; 13850 fumble; 13624 blunder; 15619 misstep; 31785 slip-up; 56001 mess-up
2) 1729 search; 2476 dig; 4200 root; 8012 fumble; 10360 grope; 11623 rummage; 22975 scrabble; 18764 botch
Holmes and Watson have become cardboard variations on a theme, rather than reinvented characters.
CARDBOARD
1) noun: картон, строительный картон
desc: pasteboard or stiff paper.
2) adj: непрочный, шаблонный, стереотипный, схематичный
desc: resembling cardboard, especially in flimsiness; not fully lifelike; shallow; two-dimensional
syn: 1) 667 board; 893 card; 7788 packaging; 10534 packing; 10931 cardboard; 14473 wrapping
2) 2585 flat; 8013 cardboard; 13638 two-dimensional; 22680 insubstantial; 25204 unconvincing; 41643 phoney
Most coarse-grained clastic sediment that is deposited in turbidite basins is either derived from alluvial basins or shallow marine shelves
SEDIMENT
1) noun: осадок, отстой, осадочная порода, отложение, гуща
desc: matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; dregs.
2) verb: осаждаться, давать осадок
desc: settle as sediment.
syn: 1) 5375 remains; 8019 sediment; 7709 residue; 24876 dregs
To the best of my recollection , Stanley played the part of a man who was persuaded by Satan to have a television, one of the first in his street, in his home.
RECOLLECTION
noun: воспоминание, память, сосредоточенность, собранность, раздумье, присутствие духа, хладнокровие
desc: the action or faculty of remembering something.
syn: 8021 recollection; 11076 remembrance; 17954 reminiscence; 7416 recall
When it comes to knocking the stuffing out of rival teams, Hearts are becoming something akin to specialists.
AKIN
adj: родственный, похожий, сродный, такой же как
desc: of similar character.
syn: 1680 like; 5915 parallel; 8025 akin; 12332 alike; 10444 analogous; 17638 affiliated
They also succumb to the pressure of having to wear many hats and not truly understanding the business.
SUCCUMB
verb: поддаваться, уступить, умереть, стать жертвой
desc: fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force).
syn: 4875 depart; 6743 expire; 8029 succumb; 9686 perish; 3205 submit; 5075 surrenderl 18864 accede; 19094 capitulate
Being short in stature , most things are the right length for me these days, so I don't have to shorten them.
STATURE
noun: рост, стан, фигура
desc: a person's natural height.
syn: 752 size; 2051 height; 8034 stature; 11580 build; 14318 physique; 57521 tallness; 1578 importance; 8574 prominence
There was a large scrape from the middle of his forearm to his elbow, bits of dirt with the blood.
FOREARM
1) noun: предплечье
desc: the part of a person's arm extending from the elbow to the wrist or the fingertips.
2) verb: заранее вооружаться
desc: prepare (someone) in advance for danger, attack, or another undesirable future event.
syn: 1) 8036 forearm
2) 1783 warn; 5378 alert; 12650 prime; 28314 forearm
The front five are ultra-competitive in their basic roles, but elsewhere there is a desperate lack of penetration, in part due to some sloppy alignment and lack of positional sense.
ALIGNMENT
noun: выравнивание, центровка, регулировка, выверка, совпадение, створ, расположение по одной линии, визирование через несколько точек
desc: arrangement in a straight line, or in correct or appropriate relative positions; a position of agreement or alliance.
syn: 2097 association; 2255 coalition; 3399 alliance; 7169 affiliation; 8040 alignment; 3217 orientation
GrenadeAccording to eyewitness, a grenade exploded in the main market causing injuries to at least 15 people, out of whom two succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.
GRENADE
noun: граната, огнетушитель
desc: a small bomb thrown by hand or launched mechanically.
syn: 8041 grenade
But I think that first-degree murder verdict should send a shudder through the defendant.
SHUDDER
1) noun: дрожь, содрогание
desc: an act of shuddering.
2) verb: содрогаться, дрожать, вздрагивать
desc: (of a person) tremble convulsively, typically as a result of fear or revulsion.
syn: 1) 8791 shake; 11947 tremor; 13182 shiver; 13723 shudder; 13316 agitation; 17725 convulsion
2) 5291 tremble; 8042 shudder; 8966 wince; 9883 vibrate; 11822 quiver; 12398 jolt; 13007 wobble; 21094 convulse; 25420 quake
He was also the editor or co-editor of substantial publications on the atmospheres of the Earth and the planets, the Solar System, and stars and stellar systems.
STELLAR
adj: звездный, звездообразный, ведущий, главный
desc: of or relating to a star or stars.
syn: 8044 stellar; 8206 glamorous; 11796 glittering; 16535 starry; 18510 big-name; 19434 glitzy; 23054 star-studded; 7048 planetary; 31921 astral
This created peer pressure and the cultivation of rough manners, coarse language and status symbols like the body tattoos.
COARSE
adj: крупный, необработанный, шероховатый, грубый, низкого сорта, вульгарный, дубоватый, невежливый, заборный, непристойный
desc: rough or loose in texture or grain; (of a person or their speech) rude, crude, or vulgar.
syn: 5066 crude; 8045 coarse; 10019 obscene; 11611 vulgar; 18611 tasteless; 18467 crass; 30799 uncouth
Thus, in mulling over a formula for my ideal PM, I found it helpful to consider separately the office, the incumbent, the candidate.
INCUMBENT
1) noun: лицо, занимающее должность, священник, имеющий приход
desc: the holder of an office or post.
2) adj: возложенный, возлежащий, налегший всей тяжестью
desc: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility; (of an official or regime) currently holding office.
syn: 1) 671 officer; 864 executive; 8046 incumbent; 8472 occupant; 10314 appointee
2) 9310 binding; 9424 incumbent; 11866 unavoidable; 13130 compulsory; 13287 inescapable; 14409 obligatory
The cooperative maintains a reputation for excellent customer service and has received several recognition awards for its community outreach efforts.
OUTREACH
1) noun: пропаганда, расширение
desc: the extent or length of reaching out.
2) verb: превышать, превосходить
desc: reach further than.
syn: 1) 8048 outreach
2) 18592 outreach
As the beneficiary charity selected by the Mayo Rose of Tralee committee, they will receive a cheque for €1377.00 from the proceeds of the event.
PROCEEDS
noun: выручка, доход, вырученная сумма
desc: money obtained from an event or activity.
syn: 2020 gate; 2935 earnings; 8053 proceeds
The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be found and punished to the fullest extent of the law.
PERPERATOR
noun: преступник, нарушитель
desc: a person who perpetrates, or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act.
syn: 3361 criminal; 4766 offender; 8054 perpetrator; 9057 culprit; 27426 perp; 28100 wrongdoer
Jake began to whine about having his gun for protection and knowing plenty enough about traveling in the forest not to get hurt.
WHINE
1) noun: хныканье, жалобный вой
desc: a long, high-pitched complaining cry.
2) verb: скулить, ныть, хныкать, плакаться, подвывать
desc: give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.
syn: 1) 3465 cry; 12320 moan; 13739 wail; 14102 whine; 20498 whimper
2) 7783 moan; 8055 whine; 8717 grumble; 18299 gripe; 6923 hum; 8535 howl; 9068 wail; 12036 squeal
The youngest fetus with Down's syndrome in our sample was 22 weeks old at the time of measuring.
FETUS
noun: плод, зародыш, эмбрион, утробный плод
desc: an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.
syn: 8056 fetus
The show features performances by four young impersonators, backed by a full show band, fabulous sets and a wardrobe of spectacular costumes.
WARDROBE
noun: гардероб, платяной шкаф, одежда
desc: a large, tall cabinet in which clothes may be hung or stored.
syn: 2623 gear; 2666 clothing; 8060 wardrobe; 9130 apparel; 11035 attire
In Tucson, where astronomy is big business, legislators enacted an ordinance that permits lights at night to shine only in a part of the spectrum that is easily filtered out by equipment on telescopes.
ORDINANCE
noun: таинство, указ, обряд, закон, декрет, постановление муниципалитета
desc: a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority; an authoritative order; a decree; a prescribed religious rite.
syn: 633 rule; 684 order; 1681 regulation; 3238 sanction; 8061 ordinance; 8567 decree; 15837 edict
An avid environmentalist, she was shocked to hear that her favorite food was contaminated with the toxic heavy metal mercury, and she expressed her anger in a song.
MERCURY
noun: ртуть, ртутный препарат, пролеска, вестник, посол
desc: the chemical element of atomic number 80, a heavy silvery-white metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures; a plant of the spurge family; a messenger, especially a carrier of news.
syn: 8068 mercury
I would like to know what pathetic excuses these so-called fans have for staying at home.
PATHETIC
adj: жалкий, патетический, трогательный, жалостный
desc: arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness; relating to the emotions.
syn: 5727 useless; 5977 absurd; 8070 pathetic; 11290 ludicrous; 12422 feeble; 13211 pitiful; 17314 laughable
Ian stopped, completely unaware of where this was coming from and knowing this was rather a private thing to confide so casually.
CONFIDE
verb: доверять, поверять, полагаться, признаваться, поручать, сообщать по секрету
desc: tell someone about a secret or private matter while trusting them not to repeat it to others.
syn: 928 reveal; 3981 confess; 4460 disclose; 8071 confide; 14189 divulge; 31260 unburdenludicrous; 12422 feeble; 13211 pitiful; 17314 laughable
In adults, the cock has a crimson crown while the hen 's cap is dull white; the young of both sexes usually show touches of red on the crown.
HEN
noun: курица, куропатка, женщина, домашняя птица, тетерка
desc: a female bird, especially of a domestic fowl.
syn: 8078 hen
Although it's fairly obvious that he's innocent and that the evidence against him's shaky at best, the victim IDs him and he's sent to a holding cell to await trial.
SHAKY
adj: шаткий, дрожащий, сомнительный, нетвердый, вибрирующий, ненадежный, растрескавшийся
desc: shaking or trembling.
syn: 16706 trembling; 19459 quivering; 30994 shivering; 7732 dubious; 8092 shaky; 9203 doubtful; 10336 precarious; 10792 insecure
Ripley is the ambiguous, charming villain in Patricia Highsmith's iconic series of novels who has fascinated readers since he first appeared in 1955.
VILLAIN
noun: злодей, негодяй, хитрец, крепостной
desc: (in a film, novel, or play) a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot.
syn: 8766 rogue; 19410 scoundrel; 34981 desperado; 36927 heavy; 46807 nasty; 54515 baddie; 8093 villain
At that instant, sand began to sift out of the cracks between the stones in the wall behind Regis and accumulate on the floor.
SIFT
verb: отсеивать, тщательно анализировать, сыпать, подробно допрашивать, внимательно исследовать
desc: put (a fine, loose, or powdery substance) through a sieve so as to remove lumps or large particles; examine (something) thoroughly so as to isolate that which is most important or useful.
syn: 5951 filter; 8100 sift; 38610 sieve; 1742 select; 7923 scrutinize
With a slow deliberation she folded it and held it out to him with a playful innocence that made him want to rush over to her and kiss her.
DELIBERATION
noun: обсуждение, обдумывание, неторопливость, дискуссия, осторожность, осмотрительность, взвешивание, медлительность
desc: long and careful consideration or discussion; slow and careful movement or thought.
syn: 1042 discussion; 1083 debate; 2182 planning; 8102 deliberation; 2503 consideration; 2774 reflection
One drill involves players running around a giant hoop to work on their footwork and simulate the angle it usually takes to get into the backfield.
HOOP
1) noun: обруч, кольцо, обойма, ворота, крик, возглас, кашель
desc: a circular band of metal, wood, or similar material, especially one used for binding the staves of barrels or forming part of a framework.
2) verb: скреплять обручем, окружать, сжимать, связывать, кричать, кашлять
desc: bind or encircle with or as with hoops.
syn: 1) 1511 circle; 1684 ring; 2387 round; 4286 loop; 8107 hoop; 22302 girdle
2) 30491 hoop
Overwhelmingly negative from the outset, the campaign has been all about being right.
OUTSET
noun: боковик, начало, отправление
desc: the start or beginning of something.
syn: 1536 start; 7206 onset; 8109 outset; 12586 kickoff; 10574 inception
He has done a great service in bringing more attention to the western martial tradition and history.
MARTIAL
adj: военный, воинственный
desc: of or appropriate to war; warlike.
syn: 8110 martial; 12292 paramilitary; 24102 warlike; 35627 battle-hardened; 41353 soldierly; 4523 fierce
It is all focussed so finely, and it is so delicately coloured and outlined that it can only be compared to a pastel.
PASTEL
1) noun: пастель, вайда, синяя краска из вайды
desc: a crayon made of powdered pigments bound with gum or resin; a soft and delicate shade of a color.
2) adj: пастельный
desc: of a soft and delicate shade or color.
syn: 1) 8111 pastel; 9287 chalk; 12657 crayon
2) 1378 soft; 2952 pale; 3416 gentle; 4256 neutral; 9562 muted; 10840 pastel; 31739 wishy-washy
So, will the morally dubious Sinbad high-tail it off to the safety of Bali, or will he keep his word, risk life and limb to find the book, and repay the loyalty his good friend has shown him?
REPAY
verb: возвращать, возмещать, отплачивать, отдавать долг, вознаграждать
desc: pay back (a loan, debt, or sum of money).
syn: 8116 repay; 8308 square; 12227 reimburse; 21892 refund; 44682 recompense
The 1973 oil crisis and political changes within member states threatened to jeopardize agreement on regional policy.
JEOPARDIZE
verb: подвергать опасности, рисковать
desc: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
syn: 2015 expose; 3182 risk; 7255 endanger; 8121 jeopardize
The point is to wait until the soil is so chilled that seed cannot sprout , but stays dormant until warming soil and moisture trigger germination in spring.
SPROUT
1) noun: росток, побег, брюссельская капуста
desc: a shoot of a plant.
2) verb: прорастать, пускать ростки, отращивать, быстро развиваться
desc: (of a plant) put forth shoots.
syn: 1) 7067 bud; 8006 shoot; 11483 sprout
2) 484 develop; 732 shoot; 4079 spring; 8126 sprout; 18300 germinate; 30402 bud; 31058 burgeon
It thus seems appropriate to be celebrating his birthday on the eve of a new millennium.
EVE
noun: канун, вечер
desc: the day or period of time immediately before an event or occasion.
syn: 8133 eve
The major disadvantage is that the packing gland is beneath the engine and transmission, making service and alignment more difficult.
GLAND
noun: железа, сальник
desc: an organ in the human or animal body that secretes particular chemical substances for use in the body or for discharge into the surroundings; a sleeve used to produce a seal around a piston rod or other shaft.
syn: 8137 gland
Its goal is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location.
LATITUDE
noun: широта, свобода, широтная характеристика, терпимость, районы, местности
desc: the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes; scope for freedom of action or thought.
syn: 521 space; 625 opportunity; 1149 freedom; 3126 scope; 3865 liberty; 8138 latitude; 512 position
During the war we had a gig with a cart horse and used to bowl along around the north-west end of town - great transport when petrol was rationed.
GIG
1) noun: кабриолет, двуколка, гичка, острога, подъемная машина, лебедка, концерт рок- или поп-музыки
desc: a light two-wheeled carriage pulled by one horse; a light, fast, narrow boat adapted for rowing or sailing; a harpoonlike device used for catching fish or frogs; a performance of pop or rock music.
2) verb: ловить рыбу острогой, двигаться вперёд и назад, плыть в гичке; ездить в кабриолете, двуколке
desc: travel in a gig; perform a gig or gigs; catch fish or frogs using a gig.
syn: 1) 8139 gig
We also witness huge elk grazing, and for a brief intoxicating moment, a massive moose plodding across a stream.
MOOSE
noun: американский лось
desc: a large deer with palmate antlers, a sloping back, and a growth of skin hanging from the neck. It is native to northern Eurasia and northern North America.
syn: 8142 moose
Another way of cutting back your spending is to equate the cost with the amount of time you'll have to work to pay for it.
EQUATE
verb: приравнивать, соответствовать, быть эквивалентным, записывать в виде уравнения
desc: consider (one thing) to be the same as or equivalent to another.
syn: 1358 associate; 1641 connect; 1739 link; 8143 equate; 9547 parallel; 9335 liken
We may yearn for them but they are unreachable now, left in a past that seems almost to belong to a distant planet.
YEARN
verb: тосковать, жаждать, стремиться, томиться
desc: have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from.
syn: 3812 desire; 5562 long; 7853 ache; 7694 crave; 8145 yearn; 12997 covet; 23913 thirst; 24752 hunger
Both parties are bound by mutual confidentiality restrictions, and I really can't comment.
BOUND
1) noun: граница, предел, ограничение, прыжок, скачок, отскок, сильный удар сердца
desc: a leaping movement upward; a territorial limit; a boundary.
2) adj: связанный, направляющийся, обязанный, переплетенный, ограниченный, непременный, готовый, уверенный
desc: heading toward somewhere; restricted or confined to a specified place; certain to do or have something; (of a book) having a specified binding; (of a morpheme) unable to occur alone, e.g., dis- in dismount.
3) verb: связывать, ограничивать, прыгать, быстро бежать, затвердевать, обшивать, переплетать, скреплять, служить границей
desc: walk or run with leaping strides; form the boundary of; enclose; (of a quantifier) be applied to (a given variable) so that the variable falls within its scope; fix together and enclose (the pages of a book) in a cover; cohere or cause to cohere in a single mass.
syn: 1) 4312 jump; 5416 leap; 6706 hurdle; 8150 bound; 8592 vault; 8552 hop; 11981 bounce
2) 577 certain; 3587 inevitable; 9266 guaranteed; 11866 unavoidable; 12541 assured; 18766 bound
3) 8129 border; 8825 bound; 12004 skirt; 18419 adjoin; 19180 abut; 29110 fringe
Black furnishings, and tens of temple-candle shaped wall lamps adorn the dining area.
ADORN
verb: украшать, служить украшением
desc: make more beautiful or attractive.
syn: 4365 decorate; 8153 adorn; 9679 garnish; 12974 embellish; 24826 ornament; 25314 gild; 26192 beautify
After a look at his turnout, she decided to take him on, provided he would commit to six hours a day in the studio.
TURNOUT
noun: забастовка, выпуск, выезд, собрание, публика, стрелочный перевод, поворот, одежда, экипировка, подъем с постели
desc: the number of people attending or taking part in an event, especially the number of people voting in an election; a turn in a road; a carriage or other horse-drawn vehicle with its horse or horses; the way in which a person or thing is equipped or dressed; the ability to rotate the legs outward at the hips.
syn: 1274 crowd; 4030 gathering; 4473 attendance; 8157 turnout
With my rabbi teaching me Torah and how to ask the big questions, it became harder and harder to travel and feel good about it.
RABBI
noun: раввин, рабби
desc: a Jewish scholar or teacher, especially one who studies or teaches Jewish law.
syn: 463 leader; 526 official; 2113 scholar; 2307 priest; 8158 rabbi
As a citizen, she had a perfect right to sing the national anthem of her own country during the inaugural of the president of her own country.
INAUGURAL
1) noun: речь на торжественном открытии, инаугурационная речь
desc: an inaugural speech, especially one made by an incoming US president.
2) adj: вступительный, инаугурационный
desc: marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office.
syn: 2) 1509 primary; 1953 initial; 8161 inaugural; 9095 introductory; 14872 maiden; 17048 foundational
Whenever one person is lawfully in the custody of another, the custodian owes a duty of care to the detainee.
DETAINEE
noun: задержанный, арестованный
desc: a person held in custody, especially for political reasons.
syn: 4003 hostage; 8162 detainee; 9423 captive; 12076 convict; 37682 internee
Behind her late middle-age rejuvenation was the spell of a Hindu practitioner of ancient Ayurvedic arts.
HINDU
1) noun: индус
desc: a follower of Hinduism.
2) adj: индусский
desc: of or relating to Hindus or Hinduism.
syn: 1) 14355 hindu
2) 8165 hindu
Any Shiites who were not living in Baghdad or the south were long ago pushed out by the Islamic State.
SHIITE
1) noun: шиит
desc: an adherent of the Shia branch of Islam.
2) adj: шиитский
desc: of or relating to Shia.
syn: 1) 10912 shiite
2) 8168 shiite
This hypothesis is also consistent with evidence that suggests that individuals use their knowledge to guide the selection of events to be used in the computation of contingency.
CONTINGENCY
noun: случайность, случай, непредвиденное обстоятельство
desc: a future event or circumstance that is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.
syn: 1734 emergency; 1990 incident; 4640 likelihood; 8173 contingency; 21795 exigency; 23655 eventuality
I remember quite distinctly the moment that the radical intelligentsia fell out of love with nationalism.
DISTINCTLY
noun: отчетливо, внятно, ясно, заметно, определенно, членораздельно
desc: in a way that is readily distinguishable by the senses; clearly.
syn: 847 clearly; 1968 specifically; 2001 definitely; 8177 distinctly; 9799 plainly; 11678 noticeably
She enjoyed the novelty of the catwalks and fashion shoots and loved the social whirl that went with it, using parties and functions to network.
WHIRL
1) noun: вихрь, вихревое движение, кружение, суматоха, смятение, спешка, попытка
desc: a rapid movement around and around.
2) verb: кружить, вертеть, вихриться, проноситься, быть в смятении
desc: move or cause to move rapidly around and around.
syn: 1) 11970 commotion; 16446 hustle; 18309 whirl; 18759 tumult; 21869 bustle; 5208 spin
2) 2660 spin; 5546 rotate; 7656 reel; 8181 whirl; 11053 twirl; 11457 swivel
The father of one of the Bali bombing victims spoke yesterday of his anger at the amount of publicity being given to those arrested for the atrocity.
ATROCITY
noun: злодеяние, зверство, жестокость, ужас, грубый промах, бестактность, что-либо отвратительное
desc: an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
syn: 1385 murder; 3304 killing; 3470 evil; 5755 outrage; 6548 massacre; 8186 atrocity; 8787 brutality; 21836 barbarism; 8491 cruelty
Almost instantaneously her heart began to flutter as she saw him kneel down beside a poor, hungry little boy and hand him a hot muffin.
FLUTTER
1) noun: флаттер, трепет, порхание, дрожание, вибрация, волнение, махание, риск
desc: an act of fluttering; a small bet.
2) verb: трепетать, развеваться, вибрировать, дрожать, биться неровно, махать, волновать, беспокоиться
desc: (of a bird or other winged creature) fly unsteadily or hover by flapping the wings quickly and lightly.
syn: 1) 4458 bet; 18241 flutter; 19177 wager; 3357 confusion; 3530 excitement; 8378 flap; 21145 perturbation
2) 2634 wave; 5291 tremble; 8190 flicker; 8187 flutter; 9613 waverж 11822 quiver; 21019 pulsate
We did not have to pay fees or incur debts: indeed we received a maintenance grant to help us settle our bills.
INCUR
verb: подвергаться, навлечь на себя
desc: become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one's own behavior or actions.
syn: 1182 experience; 1257 gain; 1309 earn; 1606 invite; 2074 acquire; 2238 deserve; 8188 incur
Near the mistline a flicker of movement in the uppermost section of waterfall caught our attention.
FLICKER
1) noun: мерцание, вспышка, дрожание, трепетание, дятел, кинофильм
desc: an unsteady movement of a flame or light that causes rapid variations in brightness; a tiny movement; an American woodpecker that often feeds on ants on the ground.
2) verb: мерцать, мигать, дрожать, вспыхивать, колыхаться, бить крыльями
desc: (of light or a source of light) shine unsteadily; vary rapidly in brightness; make small, quick movements; flutter rapidly.
syn: 1) 2553 impression; 3287 ghost; 4138 flash; 4226 trace; 12513 flicker; 12872 glimmer; 5775 spark; 13625 glint
2) 4651 blink; 8190 flicker; 9613 waver; 11463 sputter; 11804 sparkle; 13169 twinkle
These pups should make excellent prospects for trialing or be true brag dogs in the future.
BRAG
1) noun: хвастовство, хвастун
desc: a gambling card game that is a simplified form of poker; a boastful statement; an act of talking boastfully.
2) adj: великолепный
desc: excellent; first-rate.
3) verb: хвастаться, бахвалиться, кичиться
desc: say in a boastful manner.
syn: 1) 32400
2) great; gorgeous; magnificent
3) 8194 brag; 18347 crow; 26489 swank; 28123 swagger
By December, the proposal for the next phase should be ready, with a mission to Mars leaving in 2011 expected to be a central plank of the programme.
PLANK
1) noun: планка, доска, пункт программы
desc: a long, thin, flat piece of timber, used especially in building and flooring; a fundamental point of a political or other program.
2) verb: настилать, обшивать досками, платить, выкладывать деньги, подавлять силой
desc: make, provide, or cover with planks.
syn: 1) 3769 beam; 4944 timber; 8199 plank; 14706 floorboard; 15865 slat; 35746 lath; 1240 wood
But - and here's the surprising bit - it failed to provoke me into a blaze of mouth-frothing, righteous anger.
BLAZE
1) noun: планка, доска, пункт программы
desc: a long, thin, flat piece of timber, used especially in building and flooring; a fundamental point of a political or other program.
2) verb: настилать, обшивать досками, платить, выкладывать деньги, подавлять силой
desc: burn fiercely or brightly; (of a gun or a person firing a gun) fire repeatedly or indiscriminately; achieve something in an impressive manner; set an example by being the first to do something; pioneer; mark out a path or route; (of a newspaper) present or proclaim (news) in a prominent, typically sensational, manner.
syn: 1) 9316 blaze; 10023 combustion; 19996 inferno; 20606 conflagration; 5145 glow
2) 8202 blaze; 9281 pioneer; 16279 instigate; 3408 shine; 3524 flash; 5353 glow; 5448 illuminate; 7015 rage; 8653 radiate
Tom Searles worked as a carpenter repairing the inside of the wooden mills and stayed for seventeen years.
CARPENTER
1) noun: плотник, столяр
desc: a person who makes and repairs wooden objects and structures.
2) verb: плотничать
desc: make by shaping wood.
syn: 1) 8205 carpenter
The premiere was slated for January.
SLATE
1) noun: шифер, список кандидатов, грифельная доска, аспидный сланец, синевато-серый цвет
desc: a fine-grained gray, green, or bluish metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat pieces; a flat piece of slate used for writing on, typically framed in wood, formerly used in schools; a bluish-gray color; a list of candidates for election to a post or office, typically a group sharing a set of political views.
2) verb: намечать, крыть шифером, заносить в список кандидатов, выдвигать на должность, назначать, планировать, раскритиковать, делать выговор
desc: cover (something, especially a roof) with slates; criticize severely; schedule; plan; identify (a movie take) using a slate.
syn: 1) 8207 slate
2) 10681 slate
A collapse of a society anywhere is a global issue, and conversely, anybody anywhere in the world now has ways of reaching us.
CONVERSELY
adv: наоборот, обратно, вспять
desc: introducing a statement or idea that reverses one that has just been made or referred to.
syn: 8212 conversely; 57144 contrariwise
Some students were frightened away, but a circle of disciples remained, many of whom became world-renowned leaders in the field.
DISCIPLE
noun: ученик, апостол, последователь, адепт, сторонник
desc: a personal follower of Jesus during his life, especially one of the twelve Apostles.
syn: 2113 scholar; 2453 supporter; 5130 learner; 5109 pupil; 5084 follower; 5422 believer; 8213 disciple; 11455 partisan; 12424 devotee
I felt lousy this morning, and then I felt high on cold medication when I finally took something for it after trying everything else.
LOUSY
adj: паршивый, мерзкий, отвратительный, вшивый, грязный, низкий
desc: very poor or bad; disgusting; infested with lice.
syn: 3297 awful; 4517 nasty; 5841 miserable; 8218 lousy; 8540 rotten; 9479 dreadful; 2720 stupid
The anti-immigrant backlash of the last decade also has deep roots in the crisis of the post-war social contract.
BACKLASH
1) noun: зазор, люфт, отрицательная реакция, мертвый ход, ответный удар, скольжение винта
desc: a strong and adverse reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development; recoil arising between parts of a mechanism.
2) verb: отвечать ударом на удар
desc: to make or undergo a backlash.
syn: 1) 2105 criticism; 8222 backlash; 11078 repercussion; 17566 counterattack
2) 34595 backlash
Now City of York Council says it recognises it was 'not ideal' to advertise free parking, and it will vet such adverts more carefully in future.
VET
1) noun: ветеринар, ветеран, участник войны, фронтовик
desc: a veterinary surgeon; a veteran.
2) verb: проверять, исследовать, лечить, просматривать, быть ветеринаром
desc: make a careful and critical examination of (something).
syn: 1) 8224 vet
2) 1166 examine; 1812 investigate; 2053 assess; 2354 evaluate; 5082 inspect; 7923 scrutinize; 14231 vet
It was the closest work in the program to classical exposition, danced in front of the curtain on the apron, where bends are not really contortions and twists owe something to Yoga.
APRON
noun: фартук, передник, козырек, авансцена, порог, полость, водобой, передняя доска
desc: a protective or decorative garment worn over the front of one's clothes and tied at the back; a small area adjacent to another larger area or structure; an object resembling an apron in shape or function, in particular.
syn: 8231 apron; 18814 smock; 21721 bib; 33376 pinafore
Ethel Merman was said to have given one of the all-time classic performances when she played Mama Rose in Gypsy, but that didn't preclude Angela Lansbury from doing a version that many preferred.
PRECLUDE
verb: предотвращать, мешать, устранять
desc: prevent from happening; make impossible.
syn: 1084 prevent; 3493 exclude; 4021 prohibit; 5164 bar; 8239 preclude; 8965 impede; 12329 disqualify
Using brightly coloured, almost grotesque distortion of an individual's salient features, he targeted the royal family, politicians, society figures, exquisites , and charlatans.
EXQUISITE
1) noun: щеголь, фат, денди
desc: a man who is affectedly concerned with his clothes and appearance; a dandy.
2) adj: изысканный, утонченный, совершенный, прелестный, сильный, острый, законченный
desc: extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.
syn: 2) 993 beautiful; 1409 wonderful; 2478 pretty; 2828 attractive; 3817 delicate; 8243 exquisite; 11980 flawless
To 'flow' in this context means that you are able to immerse yourself in some activity so deeply that you forget about anything else.
IMMERSE
verb: погружать, окунать, поглощать, занимать, вовлекать, запутывать
desc: dip or submerge in a liquid; involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest.
syn: 2726 occupy; 8244 immerse; 16752 engross; 4654 plunge; 6862 duck; 11428 submerge; 14919 dunk
Three schoolboys on a day out at Salford Quays were stabbed by a gang of thugs near the Lowry arts centre.
THUG
noun: бандит, головорез, убийца, разбойник-душитель
desc: a violent person, especially a criminal; a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travelers, in a ritually prescribed manner. They were suppressed by the British in the 1830s.
syn: 5236 hood; 8248 thug; 9553 gangster; 12239 brute; 19475 goon; 20868 mugger; 24722 hooligan
When the quinces are cool, preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4.
PREHEAT
verb: предварительно нагревать/подогревать
desc: heat (something, especially an oven or grill) beforehand.
syn: 4134 heat; 8250 preheat
One was a controversial land swap where the city got some worthless acres and Occidental got some land which turned out to be quite rich in oil.
SWAP
1) noun: обмен, сделка, перекачка, мена
desc: an act of exchanging one thing for another.
2) adj: менять, подкачивать, загружать, махнуться
desc: take part in an exchange of.
syn: 1) 1518 exchange; 4012 switch; 11013 substitution; 14644 swap; 14126 interchange; 25598 changeover
2) 2356 trade; 2557 negotiate; 8254 swap; 16105 barter; 28316 transact; 41163 dicker
"Bare [ sic ] with me on vlogmas," she told her fans in a Tweet.
SIC
adv: так
desc: used in brackets after a copied or quoted word that appears odd or erroneous to show that the word is quoted exactly as it stands in the original, as in a story must hold a child's interest and "enrich his [ sic ] life.".
syn: 8257 sic
He could feel the wind blowing his bangs backwards and could hear the soft flap of his headband.
FLAP
1) noun: клапан, заслонка, щиток, закрылок, удар, откидной борт, хлопок, беспокойство, паника, длинное висячее ухо
desc: a piece of something thin, such as cloth, paper, or metal, hinged or attached only on one side, that covers an opening or hangs down from something; a movement of a wing or an arm from side to side or up and down; a state of agitation; a panic.
2) verb: махать, хлопать, развеваться, впадать в панику, колыхаться, шлепать, бить, свисать, суетиться, ударять
desc: (of a bird) move (its wings) up and down when flying or preparing to fly.
syn: 1) 8378 flap; 3664 skirt; 6728 tab; 8231 apron; 59485 tailpiece; 5795 fold; 25750 wag; 34819 flail
2) 6956 panic; 8261 flap; 10159 fret; 21981 fluster; 27455 dither
It will mean an immediate end to all inherited privilege and a drastic reduction in income inequality.
DRASTIC
adj: решительный, радикальный, крутой, коренной,
сильнодействующий
desc: likely to have a strong or far-reaching effect; radical and extreme.
syn: 2344 severe; 2535 extreme; 2946 radical; 3110 desperate; 3494 harsh; 5824 sweeping; 7187 dire; 8267 drastic; 11272 far-reaching
But after struggling to recruit new members, they have decided to disband, and performed for the last time at a farewell party on Tuesday.
FAREWELL
1) noun: прощание, прощальный приём гостей (перед отъездом и т. п.)
desc: an expression of good wishes at parting; an act of parting or of marking someone's departure.
2) adj: прощальный, напутственный
desc: parting; valedictory; final.
3) interj: прощай!, до свидания!, добрый путь!
desc: used to express good wishes on parting.
syn: 1) 3897 departure; 8270 farewell; 14122 parting; 16848 leaving; 52984 valediction
3) 22999 farewell
If Gaddafi retains power in Libya, then woe betide those who have fought his rule.
WOE
noun: горе, скорбь, несчастье, проблемы, головная боль
desc: great sorrow or distress; an affliction.
syn: 982 trouble; 2335 disaster; 8271 woe; 6169 misery; 10571 misfortune; 12878 calamity; 14148 affliction
Chop and simply sauté with olive oil or butter.
SAUTE
1) noun: соте (блюдо, приготовленное таким способом)
desc: a dish consisting of ingredients that have been sautéed.
2) adj: соте
desc: cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat; a jump off both feet, landing in the same position.
3) verb: жарить в небольшом количестве жира, жарить на сковороде под крышкой.
desc: fry quickly in a little hot fat.
syn: 1) 20984 saute
3) 8272 saute; 8265 fry; 9157 brown
Ryan Robertson piped in as he shrugged his jersey over his shoulders, his comment causing a ripple of laughter throughout the locker room.
RIPPLE
1) noun: рябь, пульсация, волнистость, зыбь, журчание, чесалка
desc: a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by an object dropping into it or a slight breeze; a type of ice cream with wavy lines of colored flavored syrup running through it.
2) verb: рябить, струиться, покрывать рябью, журчать, чесать
desc: (of water) form or flow with small waves on the surface.
syn: 1) 5697 current; 7957 wrinkle; 8273 ripple; 10710 swell; 31084 undulation
2) 2787 flow; 4914 swell; 9364 heave; 12592 ripple; 27958 undulate
The advent of relatively cheap satellite television and the internet may one day put an end to these lunatics.
ADVENT
noun: пришествие, наступление, прибытие, рождественский пост
desc: the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.
syn: 1536 start; 2921 introduction; 3215 arrival; 4035 dawn; 8249 initiation; 8279 advent
There was a coal seam on his property, a V-shaped trench behind the old homesite where the farm family had dug out chunks for home use.
SEAM
1) noun: шов, пласт, соединение, рубец, шрам, спай, морщина, прослоек
desc: a line along which two pieces of fabric are sewn together in a garment or other article; an underground layer, as of ore or coal.
2) verb: соединять швами, бороздить, покрывать рубцами/морщинами
desc: join with a seam; make a long narrow indentation in.
syn: 1) 5845 closure; 8285 seam; 25667 lode; 28886 join; 5074 vein; 5136 joint; 12236 stratum
2) 38170 seam
The danger, of course, is that this unfamiliar discourse can alienate the candidate from other members of the search committee.
ALIENATE
verb: отчуждать, отдалять, отвращать, заставлять отвернуться
desc: cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged; transfer ownership of (property rights) to another person or group.
syn: 3994 isolate; 8286 alienate; 11010 distance; 44407 estrange
It would be easy to castigate York for ineptness but their only shortcomings were lack of size and speed.
SHORTCOMING
noun: недостаток, дефект, несовершенство, проступок
desc: a fault or failure to meet a certain standard, typically in a person's character, a plan, or a system.
syn: 3038 limitation; 3510 weakness; 5459 flaw; 6024 defect; 6446 deficiency; 8290 shortcoming; 12039 inadequacy; 14947 failing
With each passing line waxing on love and longing, he seemed on the brink of tears.
LONGING
1) noun: страстное желание, сильное стремление
desc: a yearning desire.
2) adj: страстно/сильно желающий
desc: having or showing yearning desire.
syn: 1) 3603 wish; 4628 hunger; 7818 lust; 8293 longing; 9250 ache; 12711 craving; 12663 yearning
Some airports, like in San Francisco and Seoul, even have attractions like museums and cultural centers to idle away the time.
IDLE
1) adj: холостой, простой, праздный, пустой, неработающий, ленивый, бездействующий, реактивный, бесполезный, неосновательный
desc: (especially of a machine or factory) not active or in use; without purpose or effect; pointless.
2) verb: бездельничать, лениться, работать вхолостую, лодырничать
desc: (of a person) spend time doing nothing; be idle.
syn: 1) 7535 hollow; 8141 meaningless; 8296 idle; 16153 impotent; 18200 ineffectual; 9577 futile; 13054 vain; 10359 sluggish; 11079 frivolous
2) 2819 dismiss; 12779 idle; 31283 laze
I take supplements to try and offset or negate the effects of the ubiquitous poisons in our food and environment.
UBIQUITOUS
adj: вездесущий, повсеместный, встречающийся повсюду
desc: present, appearing, or found everywhere.
syn: 2658 universal; 6306 abundant; 6878 pervasive; 8298 ubiquitous; 19704 omnipresent
As the woman made to get off the boulder she was perched upon, a tiny pinpoint of yellow light flashed upon the horizon, something which was almost invisible.
PINPOINT
1) noun: острие булавки, что-либо очень маленькое/незначительное
desc: a tiny dot or point.
2) adj: точный, прицельный
desc: absolutely precise; to the finest degree.
3) verb: бомбардировать точечную цель, засекать цель
desc: find or locate exactly.
syn: 1) 34558 pinpoint
2) 23697 pinpoint
3) 770 identify; 773 determine; 1688 locate; 3994 isolate; 8300 pinpoint
At the south-west end of the studio floor is the concrete scene dock for storing scenery and properties.
SCENERY
noun: пейзаж, декорации
desc: the natural features of a landscape considered in terms of their appearance, especially when picturesque.
syn: 1837 landscape; 1406 background; 5380 countryside; 5938 outlook; 8302 scenery; 10099 vista; 13456 panorama; 10107 decor
Truman Capote may have been the only man who could mince while slouching; that takes exceptional skill.
MINCE
1) noun: фарш
desc: something minced, especially mincemeat.
2) verb: рубить, пропускать через мясорубку, крошить, резать на мелкие куски, смягчать, успокаивать, семенить ногами
desc: cut up or grind (food, especially meat) into very small pieces, typically in a machine with revolving blades; walk with an affected delicacy or fastidiousness, typically with short quick steps.
syn: 1) 30487 mince; 36486 mincemeat
2) 5432 grind; 7146 crumble; 8303 mince; 8882 shred; 20007 hash
Highlighted information helps to emphasise important issues or pivotal points in a developing argument.
PIVOTAL
adj: основной, центральный, кардинальный, осевой
desc: of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.
syn: 743 central; 1094 key; 1127 critical; 1959 essential; 2342 fundamental; 2413 crucial; 2933 vital; 6401 decisive; 7413 focal; 8304 pivotal
Two of our roughs began to haze him.
HAZE
1) noun: дымка, туман, мгла, отсутствие ясности в мыслях
desc: a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles; a state of mental obscurity or confusion.
2) verb: заволакивать, затуманивать, изнурять работой, зло подшучивать над новичком
desc: force (a new or potential recruit to the military, a college fraternity, etc.) to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks; drive (cattle) in a specified direction while on horseback.
syn: 1) 2430 smoke; 4961 fog; 6046 mist; 8307 haze; 8364 vapor; 13362 smog; 29434 miasma
2) 23525 haze
In that respect I do not dissent from the spirit of the resolutions.
DISSENT
1) noun: раскол, разногласие, расхождение во взглядах, сектантство
desc: the expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held.
2) verb: принадлежать к секте, расходиться во мнениях/взглядах/убеждениях
desc: hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
syn: 1) 1180 conflict; 1886 opposition; 8312 dissent; 5171 disagreement; 6416 rebellion
2) 1952 divide; 2386 vary; 2695 disagree; 3009 differ; 7993 dispute; 9698 rebel; 12759 dissent
As someone whose self reposes on a great slab of solitude, such a situation would drive me nuts.
SOLITUDE
noun: одиночество, уединение, безлюдные места
desc: the state or situation of being alone.
syn: 4313 isolation; 7159 loneliness; 8314 solitude; 17324 seclusion; 25046 separateness; 31952 aloneness
Slice the carrots, leeks and celery and add to the pot with the parsley stalks and bay leaves, salt and pepper.
CELERY
noun: сельдерей
desc: a cultivated plant of the parsley family, with closely packed succulent leafstalks that are eaten raw or cooked.
syn: 8318 celery
I am glad for the way the sun turns tear soaked eyelashes into rainbows, and the smell of lavender crushed between my fingers.
LAVENDER
1) noun: лаванда, высушенные цветы/листья лаванды, бледно-лиловый цвет
desc: a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. Lavender has been widely used in perfumery and medicine since ancient times; a pale blue color with a trace of mauve.
2) adj: лавандовый, бледно-лиловый
desc: of the color lavender;
syn: 1) 8322 lavender
It added a pleasant, subtle fragrance to the dessert and left just a trace of its flavour in the banana/caramel mix.
FRAGRANCE
noun: аромат, благоухание
desc: a pleasant, sweet smell.
syn: 6687 perfume; 8324 fragrance; 15987 cologne; 49338 attar; 4500 scent; 5371 odor; 8477 aroma; 9280 bouquet
Around the beginning of the 20th century, a neighbor planted a grove of American chestnuts.
GROVE
noun: роща, лесок, штольня
desc: a small wood, orchard, or group of trees.
syn: 1896 stand; 5807 plantation; 7377 orchard; 8327 grove; 31333 copse
Since these series converge very rapidly, they can be used to calculate the digits of [pi] and other numbers.
CONVERGE
verb: сходиться, приближаться, сводить в одну точку
desc: (of several people or things) come together from different directions so as eventually to meet.
syn: 505 join; 1167 touch; 4179 unite; 8330 converge; 12914 congregate
August assembled unrivalled collections of porcelain , and patronized Johann Friederich Boettger, who founded the Meissen factory in 1710.
PORCELAIN
noun: фарфор, фарфоровые изделия
desc: a strong, vitreous, translucent ceramic material, biscuit-fired at a low temperature, the glaze then fired at a very high temperature; china.
syn: 8332 porcelain
Hence, what sets the movie apart from other tales of adultery is the way in which it concentrates on the reactions to the deceptions , rather than the discovery of the deceit itself.
DECEPTION
noun: обман, ложь, хитрость, жульничество
desc: the action of deceiving someone.
syn: 16424 deceit; 18369 dishonesty; 20080 cheating; 22404 duplicity; 22585 trickery; 3577 fraud; 8337 deception; 12758 sham
The shaft or neck or socket of a putter may be fixed at any point in the head.
SOCKET
noun: гнездо, розетка, муфта, патрон, раструб, впадина, углубление
desc: a natural or artificial hollow into which something fits or in which something revolves; an electrical device receiving a plug or light bulb to make a connection.
syn: 1950 opening; 8346 socket; 8401 hollow; 7301 plug
Bacterial clump formation on the surface of the medium was observed with all the strains.
CLUMP
1) noun: глыба, группа деревьев, звук тяжелых шагов, двойная подошва
desc: a compacted mass or lump of something; a thick extra sole on a boot or shoe; the sound of heavy footsteps.
2) verb: тяжело ступать, сажать группами, ставить двойную подошву
desc: form into a clump or mass; walk with a heavy tread.
syn: 1) 2674 bunch; 3221 cluster; 6084 bundle; 6735 batch; 8348 clump; 11326 thicket; 17888 tuft
2) 8812 stomp; 14101 clatter; 16653 plod; 19796 tramp; 22812 clump; 29572 clomp; 31318 clunk
The sun was setting and it cast an eerie red glow upon the tan walls of my small room.
EERIE
adj: жуткий, мрачный, сверхъестественный, суеверно боязливый
desc: strange and frightening.
syn: 3659 weird; 4010 scary; 5568 peculiar; 8350 eerie; 8761 supernatural; 9790 sinister; 11620 creepy; 14159 spooky
Evolutionists believe that the solar system condensed out of a cloud of gas and dust called a nebula, hence the nebular hypothesis.
NEBULA
noun: туманность, бельмо, помутнение роговой оболочки
desc: a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter; a clouded spot on the cornea causing defective vision.
syn: 8353 nebula
For the GOP, his lost backing demonstrates a failed presidency, with a truly disastrous combination of arrogance and incompetence.
ARROGANCE
noun: высокомерие, заносчивость, надменность, самонадеянность, гонор, кичливость, спесивость
desc: the quality of being arrogant.
syn: 8354 arrogance; 20515 condescension; 18637 conceit; 29945 egotism; 42617 haughtiness
A spokesman for Essex Health Authority said it had been in close liaison with the school and was helping it to pass on advice to parents on how to spot meningitis.
LIAISON
noun: связь взаимодействия, любовная связь, заправка для соуса или супа
desc: communication or cooperation that facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations; the binding or thickening agent of a sauce, often based on egg yolks; (in French and other languages) the sounding of a consonant that is normally silent at the end of a word because the next word begins with a vowel.
syn: 1425 connection; 1485 contact; 8360 liaison; 2196 link; 2097 association; 2684 cooperation
Programming languages often consist of a seemingly random usage of parenthesis, brackets, asterisks, slashes, colons and semi-colons.
COLON
noun: двоеточие, толстая кишка, колон
desc: a punctuation mark (:) indicating; the main part of the large intestine, which passes from the cecum to the rectum and absorbs water and electrolytes from food that has remained undigested. Its parts are called the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon; the basic monetary unit of Costa Rica and El Salvador, equal to 100 centimos in Costa Rica and 100 centavos in El Salvador.
syn: 8361 colon
As the warm air rises the water vapor in it condenses into clouds that can produce rain, snow, sleet or freezing rain, often all four.
VAPOR
1) noun: пар, испарения, химера, фантазия, нечто нереальное, меланхолия, депрессия
desc: a substance diffused or suspended in the air, especially one normally liquid or solid.
2) verb: испаряться, болтать попусту, бахвалиться
desc: talk in a vacuous, boasting, or pompous way.
syn: 1) 6046 mist; 8364 vapor; 16003 aerosol; 1024 gas; 17600 ether; 2430 smoke; 4172 steam; 4961 fog; 5085 suspension
Topical oils or hair products containing eucalyptus and sage will help heal a head that's been damaged by overprocessing.
SAGE
1) noun: мудрец, шалфей
desc: an aromatic plant with grayish-green leaves that are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean; either of two bushy North American plants with silvery-gray leaves; a profoundly wise man, especially one who features in ancient history or legend.
2) adj: мудрый, глубокомысленный, рассудительный
desc: having, showing, or indicating profound wisdom.
syn: 1) 4088 elder; 4603 mentor; 8366 sage; 10308 statesman; 22912 savant; 54291 solon
2) 29969 sage
Mismatched mirrors on opposite walls reflected one another, and a coffee maker burned coffee on its burner.
BURNER
noun: горелка, конфорка, форсунка, топка, обжигательная печь
desc: a thing that burns something or is burned, in particular.
syn: 1684 ring; 3220 flame; 3163 jet; 8369 burner
Every trooper, every transport, every ship is brought together in a massive armada for the invasion.
TROOPER
noun: кавалерист, танкист, конный полицейский, солдат бронетанковых войск, кавалерийская лошадь, транспорт для перевозки войск, полицейский на автомашине
desc: a state police officer; a private soldier in a cavalry, armored, or airborne unit.
syn: 8371 trooper
At first the mirrors were just clamped onto aluminum blocks, but the linkage was a major source of vibration.
CLAMP
1) noun: зажим, хомут, скоба, струбцина, тиски, штабель, клетка, куча, тяжелая поступь
desc: a brace, band, or clasp used for strengthening or holding things together.
2) verb: зажимать, скреплять, смыкать, складывать в кучу, тяжело ступать
desc: fasten (something) in place with a clamp.
syn: 1) 14304 clamp
2) 649 close; 1860 fix; 6686 brace; 8073 fasten; 8380 clamp; 9721 compress; 12673 clinch
He never had black circles under his eyes, nary a spot, and the white coat was always pristine and uncrumpled.
PRISTINE
adj: древний, нетронутый, первоначальный, чистый, неиспорченный
desc: in its original condition; unspoiled.
syn: 2432 pure; 8384 pristine; 13048 immaculate; 17006 spotless; 34718 unsullied; 34787 faultless
I'm toying with setting a requirement for third year students to read this paperback over the summer.
PAPERBACK
noun: книга в мягкой обложке/в бумажной обложке
desc: a book bound in stiff paper or flexible cardboard.
syn: 1653 novel; 8387 paperback; 42484 softcover
The four acre garden provides a decorative home for many interesting and unusual plants including a large rock garden with rare alpines , colourful herbaceous borders, rhododendrons and a choice collection of tress and shrubs.
ALPINE
1) noun: альпиец, представитель подрасы альпийцев, Альпин
desc: a plant native to mountain districts, often suitable for growing in rock gardens; a North American butterfly that typically has brownish-black wings with orange-red markings.
2) adj: альпийский, произрастающий, обитающий в горной местности, высокогорный, относящийся к горнолыжному двоеборью (скоростной спуск и гигантский слалом)
desc: of or relating to high mountains.
syn: 1) 59631 alpine
2) 8391 alpine; 12706 mountainous; 16235 hilly; 20849 high-altitude
I don't know, maybe I should use a theme of redemption from evil, or overbooking airline reservations, or something like that.
REDEMPTION
noun: искупление, выкуп, спасение, освобождение
desc: the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil; the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.
syn: 1518 exchange; 4708 conversion; 14644 swap; 8396 redemption; 33628 trade-in; 2459 recovery; 3917 rescue; 5582 salvation; 6313 liberation
Horizontal wind movements are resisted at each floor level by holding the cables with stainless brackets.
STAINLESS
adj: нержавеющий, безупречный, незапятнанный, честный, устойчивый против коррозии
desc: unmarked by or resistant to stains or discoloration.
syn: 8414 stainless
Hither came Conan to tread the jeweled thrones of earth under his sandaled feet.
TREAD
1) noun: протектор, поступь, поверхность катания, походка, колея, ступень, беговая дорожка. спаривание, ширина хода, звено гусеницы, обод колеса
desc: a manner or the sound of someone walking; the top surface of a step or stair.
2) verb: наступать, шагать, давить, топтать, идти,
спариваться
desc: walk in a specified way.
syn: 1) 5193 stamp; 6096 footstep; 16833 tramp; 18374 tread; 23390 footfall
2) 4349 crush; 7558 flatten; 8415 tread; 8812 stomp; 14761 squash; 5786 pace; 6537 stride
Missive after missive describes the burden of the existing system, and how 20 more years of control will stifle creative work.
STIFLE
1) noun: коленный(ая) сустав/чашка
desc: a joint in the legs of horses, dogs, and other animals, equivalent to the knee in humans.
2) verb: душить, подавлять, сдерживать, замять, задыхаться, гасить
desc: make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate; restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion).
syn: 2) 8418 stifle; 9453 strangle; 11199 smother; 12903 suffocate; 18993 throttle; 31796 asphyxiate
The existence of hunger and food insecurity in a wealthy country like Canada is a result of political decisions.
INSECURITY
noun: ненадежность, небезопасность, опасное положение
desc: uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence; the state of being open to danger or threat; lack of protection.
syn: 3756 uncertainty; 8420 insecurity; 19786 self-doubt; 24142 timidity; 34282 diffidence
The fifth Pillar is the Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in present-day Saudi Arabia, which every Muslim must make at some time in his or her life.
PILGRIMAGE
1) noun: паломничество, странствие, богомолье, длительное путешествие, человеческая жизнь
desc: a pilgrim's journey.
2) verb: паломничать, совершить паломничество, отправиться в паломничество
desc: go on a pilgrimage.
syn: 1) 1478 tour; 1470 visit; 2425 journey; 8426 pilgrimage; 8441 excursion; 44101 hajj
A security guard accused of torching several homes at an upscale development is due in federal court in about an hour.
UPSCALE
adj: выше среднего уровня (по образованию, доходу и т. п.), высококачественный
desc: toward or relating to the more expensive or affluent sector of the market; located at, moving toward, or of or for the upper end of a social or economic scale.
syn: 1866 smart; 3782 exclusive; 6542 prestigious; 8430 upscale; 8206 glamorous; 9461 chic; 13170 classy; 13627 posh; 26542 swanky
Squeeze out the excess liquid with your hands and add the beaten egg, salt, flour, parsley and thyme leaves, mixing well.
THYME
noun: тимьян, чабрец
desc: a low-growing aromatic plant of the mint family. The small leaves are used as a culinary herb, and the plant yields a medicinal oil.
syn: 8431 thyme
All you can hear is the swishing of the sled runners across the snow, the pitter-patter of the dogs' feet, and my own breathing as I puff through a scarf that's matted with ice crystals.
PUFF
1) noun: слойка, пуховка, порыв, дуновение, буф, дымок, стеганое покрывало, струя воздуха, незаслуженная похвала, дутая реклама, жизнь
desc: a short, explosive burst of breath or wind; a light pastry case, typically one made of puff pastry, containing a sweet or savory filling; a review of a work of art, book, or theatrical production, especially an excessively complimentary one.
2) verb: пыхтеть, пудрить, курить, кичиться, дуть порывами, дымить, выпускать, важничать
desc: breathe in repeated short gasps; cause to swell or become swollen; advertise with exaggerated or false praise.
syn: 1) 8436 puff; 13637 wisp; 34671 waft; 38941 billow; 2640 draft; 5697 current; 9663 flurry; 6035 advertisement; 26922 blurb
2) 2278 breathe; 9595 puff; 12125 exhale; 9974 pant; 14959 wheeze
He was hopelessly addicted to coffee, cigarettes, and other drugs: he would snort heroin and then pray for the courage to resist its temptation.
SNORT
1) noun: фырканье, храпение, глоток спиртного, доза вдыхаемого наркотика
desc: an explosive sound made by the sudden forcing of breath through one's nose, used to express indignation, derision, or incredulity.
2) verb: фыркать, пыхтеть, вдыхать, всхрапывать
desc: make a sudden sound through one's nose, especially to express indignation or derision.
syn: 1) 2706 pant; 17187 snort; 18100 inhalation; 18953 sniff; 24052 exhalation; 50431 snuffle
2) 6743 expire; 6843 inhale; 8437 snort; 9901 grunt; 12125 exhale
The rig is a simple deck-stepped mast-head sloop with single upper shrouds and spreaders, double lower shrouds and split backstay.
RIG
1) noun: снаряжение, устройство, оборудование, приспособление, экипаж, одежда, рангоут и такелаж, манера одеваться, борозда, уловка
desc: the particular way in which a sailboat's masts, sails, and rigging are arranged; an apparatus, device, or piece of equipment designed for a particular purpose; a person's costume, outfit, or style of dress; a tractor-trailer; a trick or way of swindling someone.
2) verb: оснащать, мошенничать, вооружать, действовать нечестно
desc: make (a sailing ship or boat) ready for sailing by providing it with sails and rigging; manage or conduct (something) fraudulently so as to produce a result or situation that is advantageous to a particular person.
syn: 1) 1753 dress; 2623 gear; 2666 clothing; 4440 outfit; 8438 rig; 11035 attire; 27681 derrick
2) 1353 fit; 1860 fix; 2230 arrange; 3583 assemble; 4178 equip; 7455 furnish; 8367 engineer; 8988 rig
The most common foods people are allergic to include: peanuts; walnuts; pecans or almonds; and wheat and gluten.
PECAN
noun: орех-пекан
desc: a smooth brown nut with an edible kernel similar to a walnut.
syn: 8439 pecan
Psychologically, heavy daily use can induce toxic psychosis, a psychotic episode hallmarked by panic, fear and hallucination.
HALLMARK
1) noun: отличительный признак, проба, критерий, пробирное клеймо
desc: a mark stamped on articles of gold, silver, or platinum in Britain, certifying their standard of purity.
2) verb: ставить пробу, устанавливать критерий
desc: stamp with a hallmark.
syn: 1) 994 property; 1192 feature; 2043 characteristic; 3765 trait; 8445 hallmark; 9107 token; 2137 mark; 4826 guarantee; 5193 stamp
Participation in special vocational or academic projects and community service will also add points.
VOCATIONAL
adj: профессиональный
desc: of or relating to an occupation or employment.
syn: 6581 occupational; 8446 vocational; 23196 job-related
The backing of other articulatory sounds responded well to speech therapy and/or normal development with increasing age.
BACKING
noun: поддержка, подкладка, задний ход, сторонники, засыпка, вращение против часовой стрелки
desc: support or help; the movement of the place of formation of a sound toward the back of the mouth.
syn: 582 support; 1645 aid; 2092 assistance; 2154 funding; 8448 backing; 9470 sponsorship
Natalie feels this was key to her successful transition and her amazing turnaround.
TURNAROUND
noun: оборот, изменение, оборачиваемость
desc: an abrupt or unexpected change, especially one that results in a more favorable situation; the process of completing or the time needed to complete a task, especially one involving receiving something, processing it, and sending it out again; a space for vehicles to turn around in, especially one at the end of a driveway or dead-end street.
syn: 5070 completion; 8452 turnaround; 2286 shift; 10513 dispatch; 1946 improvement; 7345 reversal
From the start he exploited the over-work, underfunding and inefficiency then endemic in many hospital accounts departments for his own crooked ends.
CROOKED
adj: кривой, изогнутый, корявый, нечестный, непрямой, извращенный, добытый нечестным путем
desc: bent or twisted out of shape or out of place; dishonest or illegal.
syn: 8159 twisted; 8453 crooked; 8483 curved; 10341 winding; 12491 bent; 15711 warped; 21587 serpentine
After you are pleased with the results, you can mortar the stones into place on top of the liner as you would to install edging.
MORTAR
1) noun: миномет, строительный раствор, ступка, мортира
desc: a cup-shaped receptacle made of hard material, in which ingredients are crushed or ground, used especially in cooking or pharmacy; a short, smoothbore gun for firing shells (technically called bombs) at high angles; a mixture of lime with cement, sand, and water, used in building to bond bricks or stones.
2) verb: обстреливать минометным огнем, толочь в ступе
desc: attack or bombard with shells fired from a mortar; fix or join using mortar.
syn: 1) 7372 filling; 8392 plaster; 8456 mortar; 20334 putty; 25043 grout; 26513 sealant; 7372 filling
2) 21450 mortar
The holiday season is also a time for me to savor foods I might not have the chance to any other time of the year, so, of course, I must make sure my taste buds remember them long after the holidays are over!
SAVOR
1) noun: вкус, аромат, душок, оттенок, интерес, примесь, репутация, отличительное свойство
desc: a characteristic taste, flavor, or smell, especially a pleasant one.
2) verb: смаковать, наслаждаться, отдавать, приправлять, иметь особый привкус или запах
desc: taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely; have a suggestion or trace of (something, especially something bad).
syn: 1) 2844 smell; 3137 flavor; 8477 aroma; 9280 bouquet; 20732 tang; 35744 savor
2) 1747 appreciate; 3990 value; 8459 savor; 8827 relish; 8828 cherish; 13008 treasure
Now that they are divorcing, here are a few things that have been reported about the impending split of Hollywood's star couple.
IMPENDING
adj: предстоящий, грозящий
desc: about to happen; imminently threatening or menacing.
syn: 4764 coming; 6809 imminent; 6845 forthcoming; 8461 impending; 12224 looming; 13347 approaching
The thrusting spear tended to have a stronger, fairly broad leaf or lozenge shaped head with a central ridge for strength.
SPEAR
1) noun: копье, гарпун, дротик, копейщик, острога, побег, стрелка, отпрыск
desc: a weapon with a long shaft and a pointed tip, typically of metal, used for thrusting or throwing.
2) verb: выбрасывать стрелку, пронзать, бить острогой
desc: pierce or strike with a spear or other pointed object.
syn: 1) 8463 spear; 18277 lance; 22443 javelin; 23468 harpoon; 28994 spar; 31403 gaff
2) 5910 stab; 6939 pierce; 9484 spike; 13772 gouge; 16796 spear; 20672 impale
Yet because they maintain a crucial majority if voting as a bloc they can help dictate the eventual appointee.
BLOC
noun: блок, объединение
desc: a combination of countries, parties, or groups sharing a common purpose.
syn: 1961 league; 2255 coalition; 2929 partnership; 3399 alliance; 8466 bloc; 10557 federation; 16488 syndicate; 32179 confederacy
Near Australia, catsharks have been observed inhabiting ledges and caves, seagrass or kelp beds, coastal reefs, and both sandy and rocky bottoms.
LEDGE
noun: выступ, планка, край, рейка, борт, рудное тело, риф, бар, залежь
desc: a narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surface; an underwater ridge, especially of rocks beneath the sea near the shore; a stratum of metal- or ore-bearing rock; a vein of quartz or other mineral.
syn: 3211 extension; 4800 projection; 4900 ridge; 8469 ledge; 11838 bulge; 12464 sill; 14611 foothold; 4184 rack; 11458 bookshelf
The only real clue to its after-hours possibilities is a large graphic on top that contains a house symbol with familiar gabled roof and chimney.
CHIMNEY
noun: дымоход, камин, расщелина, кратер, ламповое стекло, крутопадающий рудный столб
desc: a vertical channel or pipe that conducts smoke and combustion gases up from a fire or furnace and typically through the roof of a building.
syn: 8475 chimney; 11065 funnel; 12392 conduit; 18945 smokestack; 24560 flue
At this stage, primary roots were approximately 3-4 cm in length and lateral roots had not yet developed.
LATERAL
1) noun: боковая часть, ответвление, латеральный сонант
desc: a side part of something, especially a shoot or branch growing out from the side of a stem; a lateral consonant; a pass thrown either sideways or backward from the position of the passer.
2) adj: боковой, латеральный, горизонтальный, продольный, побочный, вторичный
desc: of, at, toward, or from the side or sides.
syn: 1) 46650 lateral
2) 6745 adjacent; 8476 lateral; 20676 sideways; 24895 cross
Of course, the smaller groove also required a smaller needle, and that, too, was made possible by World War II materials technology.
GROOVE
1) noun: паз, канавка, выемка, ручей, привычка, рутина, калибр
desc: a long, narrow cut or depression, especially one made to guide motion or receive a corresponding ridge; an established routine or habit; a rhythmic pattern in popular or jazz music.
2) verb: желобить, делать пазы/канавки/выемку, наслаждаться
desc: make a groove or grooves in; dance or listen to popular or jazz music, especially that with an insistent rhythm; pitch (a ball) in the center of the strike zone.
syn: 1) 6550 trench; 8401 hollow; 8479 groove; 11604 rut; 15492 furrow; 18234 indentation
2) 882 enjoy; 1974 dance; 8309 chill; 15485 harmonize; 29114 groove
His breakfast programme will be live from the city centre as last minute preparations are made for the relay and the station will have a team of commentators along the route.
RELAY
1) noun: реле, эстафета, трансляция, переключатель, смена, радиотрансляция
desc: a group of people or animals engaged in a task or activity for a fixed period of time and then replaced by a similar group; an electrical device, typically incorporating an electromagnet, that is activated by a current or signal in one circuit to open or close another circuit; a device to receive, reinforce, and retransmit a broadcast or program.
2) verb: ретранслировать, передавать, сменять, перестилать, передавать по этапам
desc: receive and pass on (information or a message); lay again or differently.
syn: 1) 8480 relay
2) 1375 spread; 2688 communicate; 3785 convey; 4883 transmit; 7484 dispatch; 9534 relay; 9890 impart
But it is said that in Cuba and Brazil this increase of slave labour, without stint or limit, is acting wholesomely, in checking the importation by creating a fear of the slaves themselves.
STINT
1) noun: ограничение, урочная работа, предел, определенная норма, граница
desc: a person's fixed or allotted period of work; limitation of supply or effort.
2) verb: скупиться, ограничивать, урезать
desc: supply an ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something).
syn: 1) 617 period; 1174 turn; 2286 shift; 3532 stretch; 6002 spell; 8485 stint
2) 6746 withhold; 7878 pinch; 23323 skimp; 28954 stint
It always had what became its ye Olde Greenwich Village look: low density, low buildings, older buildings.
YE
pronoun: вы, ты
desc: used nominatively as the plural of thou especially in rhetorical, didactic, or poetic contexts, in addressing a group of persons or things; used nominatively for the second person singular, especially in polite address; used objectively in the second person singular or plural.
syn: 8486 ye
University programs reported increased interest from potential candidates, providing an opportunity to dispense program information widely.
DISPENSE
verb: распределять, раздавать, освобождать, отправлять, приготовлять лекарство
desc: distribute or provide (a service or information) to a number of people; manage without; get rid of.
syn: 8488 dispense; 9632 bestow; 13626 allot
The proposed aerial will stick out for 1.5 metres alongside the lower walkway railings below the lighthouse lantern, and has two antennae of nearly a metre each.
LANTERN
noun: фонарь, цевочное колесо, световая камера маяка
desc: a lamp with a transparent case protecting the flame or electric bulb, and typically having a handle by which it can be carried or hung; a square, curved, or polygonal structure on the top of a dome or a room, with the sides glazed or open, so as to admit light.
syn: 8492 lantern
Children in particular should not have to witness wholesale slaughter of animals to which they may have become very attached.
SLAUGHTER
1) noun: резня, избиение, кровопролитие, убой скота, массовое убийство
desc: the killing of animals for food.
2) verb: зарезать, забивать скот, совершать массовое убийство, устраивать кровопролитие, разбивать в пух и прах
desc: kill (animals) for food.
syn: 1) 3304 killing; 6548 massacre; 8494 slaughter; 11806 carnage; 32208 butchery
2) 3348 defeat; 4349 crush; 4850 overwhelm; 6474 hammer; 8866 slaughter; 11751 thrash; 3503 murder
Two plants that thrive on very little water are the impala lily and the reed stem orchid.
LILY
noun: лилия
desc: a heraldic fleur-de-lis.
syn: 8496 lily
After it finally opened up, the rider allowed the chestnut colored horse to move in a slow trot , the gait giving the horse time to relax, though not really needing it.
TROT
1) noun: рысь, шпаргалка, старая карга, быстрая походка, перевод, подстрочник
desc: a trotting pace; diarrhea.
2) verb: идти рысью, спешить
desc: (with reference to a horse or other quadruped) proceed or cause to proceed at a pace faster than a walk, lifting each diagonal pair of legs alternately.
syn: 1) 12187 sprint; 18575 trot; 19335 jog; 19668 gallop; 36084 canter
2) 3635 hurry; 8502 trot; 9551 scurry; 15557 scamper
It is one of the oldest pubs in the country and a favourite haunt of the rich and famous who mingle with the locals over a pint - or a royal gin and tonic.
MINGLE
verb: смешивать, смешиваться
desc: mix or cause to mix together.
syn: 1769 mix; 3944 blend; 5964 circulate; 8505 mingle; 8503 socialize; 14819 intersperse; 4179 unite
At a project in New Jersey, a One-Line System was used with a conventional, midsize, two-drum cable crane and a grapple to clean out debris from behind a dam.
GRAPPLE
1) noun: захват, борьба, крюк, дрек, кошка, шлюпочный якорь
desc: an act of grappling.
2) verb: бороться, сцепиться, схватиться, пытаться преодолеть/разрешить
desc: engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle; seize or hold with a grapnel.
syn: 1) 31841 grapple
2) 674 deal; 1242 handle; 1675 struggle; 3219 cope; 3578 contend; 4128 tackle; 6496 wrestle; 8509 grapple
She was by no means a classic beauty but was eager to enhance her allure with her power suits and slightly risqué conversation, which included the revelation that she wore stockings and suspender belt.
STOCKING
noun: чулок
desc: a close-fitting covering for the foot and part of the leg, usually knitted, of wool, cotton, nylon, silk, or similar material.
syn: 8510 stocking
She decided that once she had made her full circle, she would return to the parlor and make a lovely bouquet for a table centerpiece.
CENTERPIECE
noun: главное украшение, орнамент на середине, ваза в центре стола, основной предмет коллекции, крестовина, украшение из серебра
desc: a decorative piece or display placed in the middle of a dining or serving table.
syn: 1435 focus; 1964 core; 2270 foundation; 8513 centerpiece; 10043 cornerstone; 11672 flagship
The passive voice gives a sense of detached and objective authority that, in contrast to the imperative mode, is expressive of neutrality.
IMPERATIVE
1) noun: императив, повелительное наклонение
desc: an essential or urgent thing; a verb or phrase in the imperative mood.
2) adj: императивный, повелительный, властный, настоятельный,обязывающий, крайне необходимый
desc: of vital importance; crucial; giving an authoritative command; peremptory.
syn: 1) 633 rule; 1895 requirement; 2124 priority; 3007 obligation; 3982 necessity; 8515 imperative
2) 9346 authoritative; 10172 imperative; 21408 bossy; 20129 overbearing; 32421 domineering; 2413 crucial
Preston was an impoverished and bleak place—so much so that Charles Dickens based his novel Hard Times on the city.
IMPOVERISHED
adj: обедневший, обнищавший, истощенный, жалкий, убогий
desc: reduced to poverty; (of a country, area, etc.) having few trees, flowers, birds, wild animals, etc; deprived of strength, vitality, creativeness, etc.
syn: 8527 impoverished; 9098 disadvantaged; 8970 needy; 9059 bankrupt; 10393 broke; 16639 indigent
People will be challenged concerning where they stand in relation to Jesus Christ - and where they will spend eternity.
ETERNITY
noun: вечность, вечная жизнь/истина, очень долго, загробный мир
desc: infinite or unending time.
syn: 8531 eternity; 11514 infinity; 22681 perpetuity
The rumour then said that the failed registration was planned in order to make the leader look like a martyr and win the sympathy of the people.
MARTYR
1) noun: мученик, страдалец
desc: a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs
2) verb: мучить, замучить
desc: to make a martyr of, especially by putting to death; to torment or torture.
syn: 1) 2453 supporter; 5422 believer; 8532 martyr; 18912 idealist; 4100 sacrifice; 12241 ransom
In recent times however, the label could be associated with an even more ominous threat.
OMINOUS
adj: зловещий, угрожающий
desc: giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
syn: 8534 ominous; 10054 gloomy; 11364 threatening; 11709 menacing; 28491 portentous; 30622 unpromising
The animal howl continued, as cadets and chaperones alike began to hurry about, locked in blind panic.
HOWL
1) noun: вой, завывание, рев, стон
desc: a long, loud, doleful cry uttered by an animal such as a dog or wolf.
2) verb: выть, реветь, стонать, громко плакать
desc: make a howling sound.
syn: 1) 5300 scream; 11987 howl; 13739 wail; 14102 whine; 25267 holler
2) 7783 moan; 8535 howl; 9509 shriek; 25244 bay; 32492 yowl
We were also joined by a pod of dolphins, audible for much of the dive but visible only at the end when they swam past.
POD
1) noun: стручок, кокон, подвеска, стайка, лузга, отделяемый грузовой отсек, гондола двигателя, брюхо, марихуана
desc: an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting open on both sides when ripe; a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function; a small herd or school of marine animals, especially whales.
2) verb: покрываться стручками, лущить
desc: (of a plant) bear or form pods; remove (peas or beans) from their pods prior to cooking.
syn: 1) 2576 shell; 6779 hull; 8536 pod; 14963 husk; 43987 shuck; 59440 peapod
Indeed it is also clear that your representatives were deliberately lying when making these statements, and thus deliberately intending to deceive members of the public.
DECEIVE
verb: обманывать, вводить в заблуждение, изменять, сбивать с толку, нарушать верность
desc: (of a person) cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage.
syn: 5023 betray; 8543 deceive; 43041 cuckold; 5023 betray; 8189 trick; 8629 con; 8838 mislead; 17134 dupe
They will eat in a dark kitchen in the farmhouse, sitting by the embers of last night's fire.
FARMHOUSE
noun: дом на ферме
desc: a house attached to a farm, especially the main house in which the farmer lives.
syn: 4068 ranch; 8548 farmhouse; 13058 homestead; 29536 farmstead
Indeed, there is a relic in the historical museum of the University of Lund which is said to be a piece of the tree under which the Holy Family rested on their famous journey.
RELIC
noun: реликвия, пережиток, остаток, след, сувенир
desc: an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest.
syn: 5375 remains; 6483 remnant; 8549 relic; 12246 leftover; 13546 vestige
The Super Bowl, too, is about ten minutes of significant action spread out over four hours of hype, puff, pose, and advertising.
HYPE
1) noun: обман, надувательство, наркоман, беззастенчивая реклама, обработка покупателей
desc: extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion; a hypodermic needle or injection.
2) verb: обдуривать, крикливо рекламировать/расхваливать, надувать
desc: promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its importance or benefits; stimulate or excite (someone).
syn: 1) 4581 publicity; 5913 propaganda; 7886 buildup; 8436 puff; 8550 hype; 10491 hysteria; 48714 flimflam
2) 5178 advertise; 5651 plug; 6987 tout; 9997 publicize; 19676 hype
Introduce private sector firms operating speed cameras and the integrity of the law will be in grave jeopardy.
JEOPARDY
noun: опасность, риск, подсудность
desc: danger of loss, harm, or failure.
syn: 982 trouble; 1067 threat; 1551 danger; 7751 peril; 1693 difficulty; 4924 hazard; 8553 jeopardy
They are driven by a blind process of competition in which firms vie to grab a larger share of markets and profits than their rivals.
VIE
verb: соперничать
desc: compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
syn: 1675 struggle; 1955 oppose; 2076 compete; 3578 contend; 5114 strive; 8554 vie; 8667 contest; 8731 rival
At other booths, the photographers allowed participants to reject their first photo in favor of a more flattering one, but the old crow and her minion hurried me off the set.
CROW
1) noun: ворона, радостный крик, пение петуха
desc: a large perching bird with mostly glossy black plumage, a heavy bill, and a raucous voice; the constellation Corvus; the cry of a cock; a woman, especially an old or ugly one.
2) verb: кукарекать, гукать, издавать радостные звуки, ликовать
desc: (of a cock) utter its characteristic loud cry;
syn: 1) 8557 crow
2) 1355 cry; 12252 screech; 16994 squawk; 18347 crow; 34012 caw; 8194 brag; 18758 gloat; 28123 swagger
When A-LIFE began, Page was working on an education and empowerment project with young girls in Liberia.
EMPOWERMENT
noun: доверенность, оформление полномочия, расширение прав и возможностей
desc: the giving or delegation of power or authority; authorization; the giving of an ability; enablement or permission.
syn: 4430 consent; 4831 leave; 8559 empowerment; 9971 authorization; 55556 enablement; 6313 liberation
While children on the frontier learned how to milk cows and churn butter, parents learned how wise 12-year-olds can be.
CHURN
1) noun: маслобойка, мешалка
desc: a machine or container in which butter is made by agitating milk or cream.
2) verb: сбивать, взбалтывать, размешивать, вспенивать
desc: agitate or turn (milk or cream) in a machine in order to produce butter; (of liquid) move about vigorously.
syn: 1) 18922 churn
2) 1769 mix; 1909 stir; 2412 toss; 3944 blend; 4290 whip; 8562 churn; 12479 agitate; 16640 roil
But when it takes literally years for a full inquest to be staged, families say the pain and anguish they suffer becomes that much worse.
ANGUISH
1) noun: тоска, боль, мучение, страдание, мука
desc: severe mental or physical pain or suffering.
2) verb: испытывать острую тоску
desc: be extremely distressed about something.
syn: 1) 2483 anxiety; 3964 suffering; 4124 grief; 5248 distress; 5330 torture; 6389 sorrow; 7710 agony
In March 1999, the High Court refused a decree of nullity to a man whose wife had an affair with her employer shortly after the marriage.
DECREE
1) noun: указ, постановление, декрет, приказ, решение
desc: an official order issued by a legal authority.
2) verb: декретировать, постановлять, издавать указ
decree, предписывать, отдавать распоряжение
desc: order (something) by decree.
syn: 1) 684 order; 1910 judgment; 2393 command; 3630 announcement; 4058 ruling; 4186 statute; 8567 decree
2) 1565 direct; 1745 declare; 2220 rule; 4494 proclaim; 4812 authorize; 5392 pronounce; 13056 decree
Like many other dotcoms it's been hit by the economic downturn and the global decline in advertising revenues.
DOWNTURN
noun: спад, уменьшение, загиб
desc: a decline in economic, business, or other activity.
syn: 2763 decline; 3602 recession; 8571 downturn; 8832 dip; 9643 slump
Also, Mr Clarke can butcher a beast for his shop on a wooden block behind the counter.
BUTCHER
1) noun: мясник, палач, убийца, разносчик в поезде, искусственная муха
desc: a person whose trade is cutting up and selling meat in a shop; a person selling refreshments, newspapers, and other items on a train or in a stadium or theater.
2) verb: безжалостно убивать, забивать скот, искажать, портить
desc: slaughter or cut up (an animal) for food.
syn: 1) 5483 murderer; 8576 butcher; 21518 slayer; 28750 exterminator; 52558 slaughterer
2) 6500 spoil; 17316 butcher; 18764 botch; 24202 bungle; 3503 murder; 9022 assassinate; 11775 slay
The region of the lesion is injected with a blue dye and radioisotope tracer.
LESION
noun: поражение, повреждение, убыток, нарушение, вред
desc: a region in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage through injury or disease, such as a wound, ulcer, abscess, tumor, etc.
syn: 1558 injury; 3223 wound; 6360 scratch; 8577 lesion; 16388 gash; 19208 abrasion; 23591 laceration
So I will try to muster some sympathy for the man, and hopefully get back to enjoying the talents that made him so engaging in the first place.
MUSTER
1) noun: перекличка, осмотр, освидетельствование, сбор, скопление, общее число, судовая роль, стая
desc: an assembling of troops or persons for formal inspection or other purposes;an assemblage or collection; the act of mustering.
2) verb: собираться, набираться, проверять
desc: assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle; collect or assemble (a number or amount).
syn: 1) 772 meeting; 1046 collection; 3996 assembly; 4030 gathering; 5040 congregation; 24446 muster
2) 1322 collect; 1351 gather; 3583 assemble; 5505 rally; 8581 muster; 12473 marshal; 18820 aggregate
It looked like a central metal shaft with two spherical boosters on the side, and a main cannon in the front of the central shaft.
CANNON
1) noun: пушка, орудие, карамболь, ухо колокола, берцовая кость, глубокое ущелье, каньон
desc: a large, heavy piece of artillery, typically mounted on wheels, formerly used in warfare; a carom.
2) verb: обстреливать из пушек, отскочить при столкновении, столкнуться, сделать карамболь
desc: make a cannon shot.
syn: 1) 8585 cannon
2) 45370 cannon
As if I was somehow oblivious to the fact that he had to pick and dig and drill and scrape away at my tooth as it valiantly clung to my gums.
OBLIVIOUS
adj: не обращающий внимания, забывчивый, рассеянный, непомнящий, дающий забвение
desc: not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.
syn: 6019 unaware; 7478 ignorant; 8586 oblivious; 34934 insensible; 37361 unmindful
At last I could knit a few rows, enjoy the process and then set down the needles.
KNIT
1) noun: трикотаж, вязка, трикотажное изделие
desc: a knitted fabric.
2) verb: вязать, соединять, скреплять, сращивать
desc: make (a garment, blanket, etc.) by interlocking loops of wool or other yarn with knitting needles or on a machine; unite or cause to unite; tighten (one's brow or eyebrows) in a frown of concentration, disapproval, or anxiety.
syn: 1) 20877 knit
2) 505 join; 2334 attach; 4410 heal; 6696 bond; 8591 knit; 11122 mend; 15052 meld; 1506 tie
If you are telling me we are hiding under the cloak of Parliament, you are telling me that we should have no laws.
CLOAK
1) noun: плащ, мантия, покров, маска, личина, отговорка, предлог
desc: an outdoor overgarment, typically sleeveless, that hangs loosely from the shoulders.
2) verb: маскировать, скрывать, покрывать плащом
desc: dress in a cloak.
syn: 1) 1635 cover; 7420 veil; 8596 cloak; 11762 pretense; 15412 shroud
2) 1259 hide; 2102 wrap; 5202 conceal; 8433 mask; 10917 envelop; 14388 camouflage; 16125 veil
People of these races raised themselves under a system of cumulative incentives to responsibility.
CUMULATIVE
adj: совокупный, кумулятивный, накопленный,
суммирующийся
desc: increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions.
syn: 2381 increasing; 3364 collective; 9941 swelling; 8603 cumulative; 13247 aggregate
Yet Roger's death warrant was probably signed decades ago when he served on submarines in the 1960s and 1970s, at a time when asbestos was widely used to lag pipes.
LAG
1) noun: отставание, задержка, замедление, срок каторги, каторжник, бочарная клепка, полоса войлока, планка
desc: a period of time between one event or phenomenon and another; a retardation in an electric current or movement; the non-heat-conducting cover of a boiler, pipes, etc.; lagging; a person who has been frequently convicted and sent to prison.
2) verb: отставать, запаздывать, медленно тащиться, ссылать на каторгу, арестовывать, обшивать планками, покрывать изоляцией
desc: fall behind in movement, progress, or development; not keep pace with another or others; determine the order of play by striking the cue ball from balk to rebound off the top cushion, first stroke going to the player whose ball comes to rest nearer the bottom cushion; enclose or cover (a boiler, pipes, etc.) with material that provides heat insulation; arrest or send to prison.
syn: 1) 3751 pause; 4690 interval; 6346 wait; 7109 halt; 11490 lag; 19684 intermission
2) 3976 trail; 5792 linger; 8604 lag; 21524 straggle; 21929 dawdle; 22346 loiter; 33949 dally
Enemies duck, cover, flank your positions, and generally try to kill you as intensely as you try to kill them.
FLANK
1) noun: фланг, бок, крыло, склон
desc: the side of a person's or animal's body between the ribs and the hip; the right or left side of a body of people such as an army, a naval force, or a soccer team.
2) verb: фланкировать, граничить, быть расположенным сбоку/на фланге, примыкать
desc: be situated on each side of or on one side of (someone or something).
syn: 1) 978 edge; 1899 wing; 3329 margin; 4646 rim; 6732 verge; 8608 flank
2) 8129 borde; 9076 flank; 12004 skirt; 29110 fringe
A single lash emerged from the ebony handle, but it had been wickedly inlaid with tiny adamantine barbs.
LASH
1) noun: плеть, бич, ресница, порка, резкий упрек, критика
desc: a sharp blow or stroke with a whip or rope, typically given as a form of punishment; an eyelash.
2) verb: хлестать, стегать, привязывать, ударять, высмеивать, возбуждать, доводить, мчаться, связывать
desc: strike (someone) with a whip or stick; (of an animal) move (a part of the body, especially the tail) quickly and violently; fasten (something) securely with a cord or rope.
syn: 1) 2446 belt; 3127 stroke; 3814 blow; 7707 whip; 12054 lash; 29029 whiplash
2) 1860 fix; 2334 attach; 2505 secure; 2512 bind; 8611 lash; 14033 knot; 4171 condemn; 21263 castigate
Not everyone is agreed that Green Lane on the outskirts of the town, as it is at the moment, is the ideal place for a hospital.
OUTSKIRTS
noun: окраина, предместья, опушка
desc: the outer parts of a town or city.
syn: 1679 limit; 8612 outskirts; 10298 periphery; 17251 environs
How can faith and fear abide in the face of this avalanche of enlightenment, this flash-flood of knowledge and exposure to everything that once had been only Our secrets?
ABIDE
verb: придерживаться, выполнять, терпеть, оставаться верным, ждать, быть прочным, выносить
desc: accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation); be unable to tolerate (someone or something); (of a feeling or a memory) continue without fading or being lost.
syn: 281 stand; 766 accept; 1624 bear; 4357 tolerate; 8613 abide
Landowners in Winterbourne Monkton had an Act of Parliament passed in 1813 to enable them to enclose common land in the parish.
ENCLOSE
verb: заключать, окружать, прилагать, городить, вкладывать, ограничивать проезд
desc: surround or close off on all sides; place (something) in an envelope together with a letter.
syn: 2392 ring; 4785 circle; 5702 encompass; 8615 enclose; 10809 encircle; 22425 enfold; 340 add
One way a mammal reacts to heat loss is by contracting the tiny muscles at the base of each hair, thus creating a fluffy layer of insulation in which air pockets retain body heat.
INSULATION
noun: изоляция, изоляционный материал
desc: the action of insulating something or someone.
syn: 8619 insulation; 9642 lining; 14077 padding; 29543 lagging; 3732 separation; 4313 isolation
Technology, abetted by social media, threatens to imprison everyone in a solipsistic bubble.
IMPRISON
verb: сажать/заключать в тюрьму, лишать свободы
desc: put or keep in prison or a place like a prison.
syn: 5754 jail; 7690 detain; 8622 imprison; 12826 incarcerate; 17166 intern
The top of the femoral canal may be reinforced by a mesh made of a synthetic material that does not irritate the body.
IRRITATE
verb: раздражать, нервировать, злить, сердить, бередить, вызывать воспаление, аннулировать
desc: make (someone) annoyed, impatient, or angry.
syn: 0068 annoy; 10041 aggravate; 13693 infuriate; 2892 rub; 8289 sting; 8623 irritate; 8632 worsen
Adrian's temper was beginning to flare, his facial expressions narrowing.
FLARE
1) noun: вспышка, клеш, сигнальная ракета, блеск, сияние, выпуклость, яркий свет
desc: a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light; a gradual widening, especially of a skirt or pants.
2) verb: вспыхивать, выдаваться наружу, гореть ярким пламенем, ослеплять блеском, рассердиться, расширять, раздвигать, выступать
desc: burn with a sudden intensity; gradually become wider at one end.
syn: 1) 4138 flash; 5395 burst; 9248 flare; 12513 flicker
2) 8202 blaze; 8624 flare; 11804 sparkle; 21387 flame
They were I guess in the process of going back a third time in order to get the WTO to authorise retaliation.
RETALIATION
noun: возмездие, воздаяние, репрессалия, отплата
desc: the action of returning a military attack; counterattack.
syn: 8627 retaliation; 8729 vengeance; 15503 reprisal, 11923 retribution
In fairness, I was caught up in this book and wanted to devour it as if I hadn't had anything to read but comic books for a year.
DEVOUR
verb: пожирать, поглощать, истреблять, лопать, уничтожать, есть с жадностью
desc: eat (food or prey) hungrily or quickly.
syn: 8635 devour; 9948 demolish; 11109 gobble; 11499 gulp; 11297 scoff; 22311 wolf; 2723 overcome
Now there was a fellow as tough as a maddened bear - a hefty, red-haired chap with a voice as strong as his muscles.
HEFTY
adj: здоровенный, дюжий, изрядный, тяжелый, обильный
desc: large, heavy, and powerful.
syn: 6508 robust; 6708 sturdy; 8637 hefty; 9706 bulky; 13769 stout; 15462 stocky; 17247 beefy; 22364 brawny
When you're loading to shoot immediately you can simply position the empty chamber under the firing pin and cock the gun in a normal manner.
COCK
1) noun: петух, кран, курок, самец, флюгер, бред, копна, сиденье летчика, друг, вожак, забияка
desc: a male bird, especially a rooster; nonsense; a firing lever in a gun which can be raised to be released by the trigger; a small pile of hay, straw, or other material, with vertical sides and a rounded top.
2) verb: взводить курок, поднимать, взметать, складывать сено в стога
desc: tilt (something) in a particular direction; raise the cock of (a gun) in order to make it ready for firing; shape (hay, straw, or other material) into a pile with vertical sides and a rounded top.
syn: 1) 12248 cock
2) 5122 tilt; 6101 elevate; 8641 cock; 11229 angle; 13816 slant; 22700 incline
She only managed a muffled squeak as he roughly shoved a handkerchief up to her nose.
HANDKERCHIEF
noun: носовой/шейный платок, шейная косынка
desc: a square of cotton or other finely woven material, typically carried in one's pocket and intended for blowing or wiping one's nose.
syn: 8644 handkerchief; 40309 hankie
All eyes rove for something catchy at a handicrafts exhibition - for something utilitarian that will appeal to your aesthetic sense too.
ROVE
1) noun: ровница, бесцельная прогулка, странствие, шайба
desc: a journey, especially one with no specific destination; an act of wandering; a sliver of cotton, wool, or other fiber, drawn out and slightly twisted, especially preparatory to spinning; a small metal plate or ring for a rivet to pass through and be clenched over, especially in boatbuilding.
2) verb: бродить, скитаться, странствовать, проводить, пропускать
desc: travel constantly without a fixed destination; wander; form (slivers of wool, cotton, or other fiber) into roves.
syn: 2) 1874 range; 3204 wander; 6257 roam; 8651 rove; 9456 stray; 13207 meander; 13359 journey; 17546 ramble
Through the meditation practice, it is possible to develop a situation of friendship with yourself, from which you can radiate friendship towards others.
RADIATE
1) adj: излучающий, лучистый, изображенный в ореоле лучей
desc: having rays or parts proceeding from a center; arranged in or having a radial pattern.
2) verb: излучать, сиять, исходить из центра, расходиться радиусами
desc: emit (energy, especially light or heat) in the form of rays or waves; diverge or spread from or as if from a central point.
syn: 2) 1871 issue; 6357 emit; 6718 discharge; 8653 radiate; 8849 emanate; 12506 exude
We ain't meaning to peek nor pry, but some of us couldn't help overhearing.
PRY
1) noun: рычаг, любопытство, любопытный человек
desc: an impertinently inquisitive person; an act of prying.
2) verb: подглядывать, совать нос, вырывать, любопытствовать, поднимать посредством рычага, извлекать с трудом
desc: inquire too closely into a person's private affairs; use force in order to move or open (something) or to separate (something) from something else.
syn: 1) 42681 pry
2) 4464 interfere; 6783 inquire; 8655 pry; 17396 meddle; 18281 snoop; 10629 wrench; 12693 prize
Before I could stop him, he was hurriedly picking up the clothes from the floor and shoving them in random drawers of the dresser.
DRESSER
noun: туалетный столик, костюмер, обогатитель, франт, оформитель витрин, хирургическая сестра, сортировщик, кухонный шкаф для посуды
desc: a chest of drawers; a person who dresses in a specified way; a person whose job is to look after theatrical costumes and help actors to dres; a person who prepares, treats, or finishes a material or piece of equipment.
syn: 8656 dresser
The name of the denomination was changed slightly: the Union of Evangelical Christian and Baptist Churches of Estonia.
DENOMINATION
noun: наименование, деноминация, достоинство, название, обозначение, купюра, стоимость, класс, вероисповедание
desc: a recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church; the face value of a banknote, coin, or postage stamp; a name or designation, especially one serving to classify a set of things.
syn: 8660 denomination
And we'll never forget that it was the criminalisation of customary access to the commons which first drove Karl Marx to the study of political economy.
CUSTOMARY
adj: привычный, обычный, основанный на опыте
desc: according to the customs or usual practices associated with a particular society, place, or set of circumstances.
syn: 926 traditional; 2570 conventional; 5369 established; 8662 customary; 1845 typical; 2282 ordinary; 8681 accustomed; 11071 routine
Information was not available on stress or on the stigma of single motherhood referred to in other studies.
STIGMA
noun: рыльце, позор, пятно, выжженное клеймо,
бесславие
desc: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person; (in Christian tradition) marks corresponding to those left on Jesus' body by the Crucifixion, said to have been impressed by divine favor on the bodies of St. Francis of Assisi and others; a visible sign or characteristic of a disease; (in a flower) the part of a pistil that receives the pollen during pollination.
syn: 7825 humiliation; 8664 stigma; 10603 disgrace; 22787 dishonor
Most of the seals are being killed by clubbing to death, which is claimed to be a humane method.
HUMANE
adj: гуманный, человечный, гуманитарный
desc: having or showing compassion or benevolence; (of a branch of learning) intended to have a civilizing or refining effect on people.
syn: 5328 humanitarian; 6720 kind; 8668 humane; 6871 charitable; 7950 compassionate; 9576 caring
Depending on age and skill level, many children can grate cheese, shred lettuce, mix batter, and more.
GRATE
1) noun: решетка, камин, грохот, каминная решетка
desc: the recess of a fireplace or furnace; a grating.
2) verb: тереть на терке/с резким звуком, скрипеть, скрежетать, раздражать
desc: reduce (something, especially food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater; make an unpleasant rasping sound.
syn: 1) 5455 grill; 5542 grid; 7741 vent; 13409 grate; 15649 lattice; 16314 grille; 17604 trellis
2) 8623 irritate; 10068 annoy; 10041 aggravate; 16568 chafe; 17827 exasperate; 18530 vex; 8669 grate; 20890 rasp
To drink, these graceful birds skim low over the surface scooping water with open mouths.
SKIM
1) noun: снятие пены, верхний слой
desc: a thin layer of a substance on the surface of a liquid; an act of reading something quickly or superficially.
2) verb: скользить, снимать накипь/пену, нестись, едва касаться, просматривать, перелистывать книгу, скрывать доходы
desc: remove (a substance) from the surface of a liquid; go or move quickly and lightly over or on a surface or through the air.
syn: 1) 19776 skim
2) 3159 float; 4751 soar; 7201 glide; 8672 skim; 9852 browse
We are only just ordering pudding (lemon meringue for him, fruit cup for me) when Lloyd Webber, who must have eaten very quickly, comes over to say hello.
PUDDING
noun: толстячок, вид колбасы, кранец, что-либо, напоминающее пудинг
desc: a dessert with a creamy consistency; a sweet or savory steamed dish made with flour.
syn: 8675 pudding; 10257 sweet
But alas, a snub is yet another of the many indignities Valerie Cherish shall endure.
ALAS
interj: Увы!
desc: an expression of grief, pity, or concern, or apprehension of evil.
syn: 8677 alas
The deceased came to Canada from Greece in 1965, followed by his brother Steve in 1967.
DECEASED
1) noun: покойник
desc: a person who has died.
2) adj: покойный, умерший, усопший
desc: dead; no longer living.
syn: 1) 5623 corpse; 17413 cadaver; 23776 deceased; 37549 decedent
2) 726 dead; 8679 deceased; 9557 extinct; 12551 lifeless; 16001 defunct; 19107 departed
The English department of Skidmore is pretty hospitable to the idea that those big, fat, male books are not the only important books in the canon.
CANON
noun: канон, правило, список произведений автора, критерий, католические святцы, кольцо колокола
desc: a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged; a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine; (in the Roman Catholic Church) the part of the Mass containing the words of consecration; a member of the clergy who is on the staff of a cathedral, especially one who is a member of the chapter. The position is frequently conferred as an honorary one.
syn: 8683 canon
During the encounter, one is thrown into the eccentric orbit and remains in the Solar System while the other is ejected into interstellar space where it wanders forever.
ECCENTRIC
1) noun: эксцентрик, чудак, оригинал, кулак
desc: a person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behavior; a disc or wheel mounted eccentrically on a revolving shaft in order to transform rotation into backward-and-forward motion, e.g., a cam in an internal combustion engine.
2) adj: эксцентричный, странный, нецентральный
desc: (of a person or their behavior) unconventional and slightly strange; (of a thing) not placed centrally or not having its axis or other part placed centrally.
syn: 1) 786 character; 11106 original; 14481 oddity; 26505 eccentric
2) 2048 unusual; 2755 odd; 3659 weird; 5005 bizarre; 5568 peculiar; 8688 eccentric
The researchers will also note every time they hear or overhear the words being used in conversation.
OVERHEAR
verb: подслушивать, нечаянно услышать
desc: hear (someone or something) without meaning to or without the knowledge of the speaker.
syn: 8693 overhear; 15464 eavesdrop
Won't a renewal of Palestinian insurgency, with Syria in chaos and the Egyptian economy collapsing, lead to regional violence?
INSURGENCY
verb: мятеж, волнения
desc: the state or condition of being insurgent; insurrection against an existing government, usually one's own, by a group not recognized as having the status of a belligerent; rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders.
syn: 4895 riot; 6416 rebellion; 7875 uprising; 8703 insurgency; 9140 revolt; 17056 mutiny
The problem of lack of zoning by the State for construction in the Druze villages is seething under the surface.
ZONING
noun: районирование, распределение по поясам, по зонам, зональность
desc: divide into or assign to zones, in particular; encircle as or with a band or stripe.
syn: 8705 zoning
Giant oil drum of sludge in a back closet next to the bathroom: someone bumped the lid off this with a bit of equipment and immediately vomited due to the stench that came out from the stink barrel.
STINK
1) noun: вонь, скандал, зловоние, смрад, шумиха
desc: a strong unpleasant smell; a stench; a commotion or fuss.
2) verb: вонять, смердеть, быть омерзительным, быть отталкивающим
desc: have a strong unpleasant smell; be very unpleasant, contemptible, or scandalous.
syn: 1) 9525 fuss; 11970 commotion; 13580 uproar; 14715 stink; 27095 brouhaha; 36952 rumpus
2) 6923 hum; 8709 stink; 15051 reek; 35505 whiff; 50252 pong
His demeanor suddenly changed from gentle, indulgent parent, to barking hellion.
DEMEANOR
noun: поведение, манера вести себя
desc: outward behavior or bearing.
syn: 555 image; 658 behavior; 675 performance; 1691 appearance; 1828 manner; 8712 demeanor
He has a blazing fastball and a dynamic slider, but he must overcome the tendency to overthrow and cut down on his pitch counts.
OVERTHROW
1) noun: свержение, поражение
desc: a removal from power; a defeat or downfall; (in baseball and other games) a throw that sends a ball past its intended recipient or target; a panel of decorated wrought-iron work above an arch or gateway.
2) verb: низвергнуть, свергать, опрокидывать, побеждать, уничтожать
desc: remove forcibly from power; throw (a ball) further or harder than intended.
syn: 1) 4555 coup; 6416 rebellion; 7284 takeover; 9268 upheaval; 15101 overthrow; 17208 rout
2) 6834 conquer; 7631 topple; 8713 overthrow; 9928 oust; 16609 depose; 42635 dethrone
That's my only little grumble at the moment and it's not really a grumble because I'm in a really good mood!
GRUMBLE
1) noun: ропот, ворчание, грохот, гром, дурное настроение
desc: a complaint.
2) verb: ворчать, жаловаться, греметь, грохотать
desc: complain or protest about something in a bad-tempered but typically muted way.
syn: 1) 2852 protest; 4781 objection; 12320 moan; 15184 grouse; 19247 gripe; 27643 grumble
2) 4332 object; 4884 mutter; 7783 moan; 8717 grumble
Up on the moors, Baildon Golf Club's members start playing the second hole on top of a huge rocky bank that makes novice players quake in their golf shoes.
QUAKE
1) noun: землетрясение, дрожание
desc: an earthquake.
2) verb: дрожать, трястись, колебаться, качаться
desc: (especially of the earth) shake or tremble.
syn: 1) 8719 quake; 11947 tremor
2) 10132 flinch; 10937 cringe; 15363 cower; 25420 quake; 25957 quail; 27011 quaver; 5291 tremble
Boy racers face seeing their cars behind bars as part of a Maldon police crackdown on reckless driving.
RECKLESS
adj: безрассудный, безумный, опрометчивый, отчаянный, беспечный, дерзкий
desc: (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action.
syn: 8117 irresponsible; 8720 reckless; 10158 careless; 13047 hasty; 13834 uncontrolled; 19608 rash
On the trade front, subsidies and duty drawbacks on inputs for exported goods were frequently used to promote exports.
DRAWBACK
noun: недостаток, препятствие, помеха, возвраты пошлин, отрицательная сторона, уступка
desc: a feature that renders something less acceptable; a disadvantage or problem; an amount of excise or import duty remitted on imported goods that the importer re-exports rather than sells domestically.
syn: 3510 weakness; 3595 obstacle; 6376 disadvantage; 8290 shortcoming; 8721 drawback; 8878 downside
Yes, and just to further disturb you, this notion of bundle of rights as against a holistic concept do not have importance at the foreground if we are dealing with the statute, is that right?
FOREGROUND
1) noun: передний план, авансцена, самое видное место
desc: the part of a view that is nearest to the observer, especially in a picture or photograph.
2) verb: актуализировать
desc: make (something) the most prominent or important feature.
syn: 1) 1435 focus; 1515 front; 8722 foreground; 8989 forefront; 13832 fore
2) 28465 foreground
This decision will result in a large amount of heavy freight being carried by lorries on the already overcrowded roads.
FREIGHT
1) noun: груз, фрахт, стоимость перевозки, наем судна для перевозки грузов, товарный поезд, поклажа
desc: goods transported by truck, train, ship, or aircraft; a train of freight cars.
2) verb: грузить, фрахтовать
desc: transport (goods) in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft.
syn: 1) 4953 cargo; 7153 merchandise; 8725 freight; 23747 consignment; 4874 transport; 7137 shipping
2) 31999 freight
An abiding memory of Andalucia is of bright potted geraniums brimming over dazzling white walls under a deep blue sky.
DAZZLING
adj: ослепительный
desc: extremely bright, especially so as to blind the eyes temporarily.
syn: 2309 intense; 4523 fierce; 8727 dazzling; 9807 luminous; 15802 blazing; 3045 incredible; 23471 glittery
But such cathartic vengeance would do nothing to curb the menace of transnational terrorism.
VENGEANCE
noun: месть, мщение
desc: punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.
syn: 5338 revenge; 8627 retaliation; 8729 vengeance; 11923 retribution; 15503 reprisal
And by belonging to a national organisation it meant that local businesses had clout on the big issues such as excessive bureaucracy and taxation.
CLOUT
1) noun: затрещина, лоскут, влиятельное лицо, тряпка, гвоздь с плоской шляпкой, штукатурный гвоздь
desc: a heavy blow with the hand or a hard object; influence or power, especially in politics or business; a piece of cloth or clothing, especially one used as a patch;a target used in long-distance shooting, placed flat on the ground with a flag marking its center.
2) verb: давать затрещину, грубо латать/чинить
desc: hit hard with the hand or a hard object; mend with a patch.
syn: 1) 833 authority; 955 weight; 1396 influence; 3569 effectiveness; 7541 pull; 8730 clout; 11990 sway
2) 1146 strike; 4118 slap; 7318 smack; 10227 thump; 9845 bash; 11677 whack; 30056 clout; 40394 wallop
The company has set out to prove once again that it can not only compete with Hollywood at their own game, but create glossy miniseries that feel like feature films.
GLOSSY
1) noun: журнал/фотоснимок на глянцевой бумаге, иллюстрированный массовый журнал
desc: a magazine printed on glossy paper, expensively produced with many color photographs.
2) adj: глянцевый, блестящий, лоснящийся, вылощенный
desc: shiny and smooth; superficially attractive and stylish, and suggesting wealth or expense.
syn: 1) 40385 glossy
2) 5182 shiny; 7122 sleek; 7684 polished; 7985 slick; 8732 glossy; 12046 silky; 20958 lustrous
It was towards the end of his stay, as he sat before the telephone or tapped on his cell-phone, that the first clouds appeared to mar his trip.
MAR
verb: повредить, портить, ударить
desc: impair the appearance of; disfigure.
syn: 3749 injure; 4230 ruin; 4359 harm; 7562 impair; 7488 stain; 8733 mar; 19536 disfigure; 22361 mutilate
The stream of revenue that these families produce is declining, drastically and daily.
DRASTICALLY
adv: кардинально, радикально, коренным образом
desc: in a drastic manner
syn: 1766 extremely; 4689 considerably; 4897 severely; 6614 radically; 8738 drastically; 11885 hugely
The adult insect is a moth with silvery-white forewings and brown stripes and black markings on each wing tip.
MOTH
noun: моль, мотылек, ночная бабочка
desc: any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits.
syn: 8740 moth
The Russian revolution which began in 1917 led the a large influx of Russian refugees to Harbin.
INFLUX
noun: наплыв, втекание, впадение
desc: an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things; an inflow of water into a river, lake, or the sea.
syn: 3316 invasion; 3215 arrival; 3608 flood; 8743 influx; 14480 incursion; 16342 inflow
But Michelle Obama pointed out Monday night that even that sizable number divides to a mere 36 votes per precinct.
SIZABLE
adj: значительный, немалый, порядочного размера
desc: fairly large.
syn: 1709 comfortable; 2560 substantial; 3916 generous; 6374 ample; 8821 spacious; 8748 sizable
Justice was fast, but Eagle was just a bit faster, even with my weight handicap.
HANDICAP
1) noun: гандикап, препятствие, помеха, увечье, физический недостаток, гонки по пересеченной местности
desc: a condition that markedly restricts a person's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially.
2) verb: быть помехой, уравновешивать силы, уравнивать условия, ставить в невыгодное положение
desc: act as an impediment to.
syn: 1) 8749 handicap
2) 16489 handicap
By picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has doubled down on a public-relations strategy of phony deficit reduction.
PHONY
1) noun: обман, подделка, жулик
desc: a fraudulent person or thing.
2) adj: фальшивый, липовый, дутый, ложный, поддельный
desc: not genuine; fraudulent.
syn: 1) 12758 sham; 16265 hypocrite; 17199 forgery; 19110 fake; 23244 impostor; 33858 phony
2) 9205 affected; 11788 deceptive; 16714 pretentious; 25547 insincere; 28199 mannered; 8750 phony
Britain's champion apprentice rider two years ago, he will take up a new post as a stable-jockey near Thirsk when the Flat turf season kicks into gear in March.
APPRENTICE
1) noun: ученик, подмастерье, начинающий, новичок
desc: a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages.
2) verb: отдавать в учение
desc: employ (someone) as an apprentice.
syn: 1) 5130 learner; 7697 novice; 8226 intern; 8754 apprentice; 9014 beginner; 11208 trainee
2) 24888 apprentice
The situation was saved by a mass counter-attack of French cavalry , checking the allied advance, though failing to break through the allied lines.
CAVALRY
noun: кавалерия, конница
desc: (in the past) soldiers who fought on horseback.
syn: 879 help; 1645 aid; 2092 assistance; 5539 backup; 8756 cavalry
Use the spear for nabbing medium-size freshwater fish like bass and catfish, or ocean fish such as grouper and flounder.
CATFISH
noun: сом, зубатка полосатая
desc: a freshwater or marine fish with whiskerlike barbels around the mouth, typically bottom-dwelling.
syn: 8758 catfish
There was piss all over the ​floor.
PISS
1) noun: моча
desc: urine.
2) verb: мочиться, облить мочой, писать
desc: urinate; to ​pass ​urine.
syn: 1) 18661 piss
2) 8759 piss
However, despite all outward appearances of accepting the need for change, the woman's anger is such that she has yet to abide by any of the agreements.
OUTWARD
1) adj: внешний, направленный наружу, видимый, поверхностный
desc: of, on, or from the outside; going out or away from a place.
2) adv: наружу, вне, за пределы
desc: away from the center or a particular point; toward the outside.
syn: 1) 2318 visible; 2518 apparent; 2881 external; 8645 noticeable; 11984 outward
2) 269 away; 8760 outward; 32322 outwards
Meanwhile, supernatural occurrences begin plaguing the boat, starting with a record player that turns itself on at will.
SUPERNATURAL
adj: сверхъестественный
desc: (of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
syn: 3659 weird; 5005 bizarre; 7958 psychic; 8350 eerie; 8761 supernatural; 8666 mystical; 11535 ghostly
In Puerto Santo Tomás, one born-again fisherman adorned his shack with a biblical scene evidently intended to allude to, in idealized fashion, the stalwart men of the village.
ALLUDE
verb: ссылаться, намекать, упоминать, подразумевать
desc: suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.
syn: 785 indicate; 972 mention; 1157 refer; 8762 allude; 1228 introduce
You can also let a creeping fig or other dense vine cover a block wall between you and your neighbors, or add planting sconces to walls and gates.
FIG
1) noun: фига, инжир, смоковница, кукиш, винная ягода, состояние, наряд, настроение
desc: a soft pear-shaped fruit with sweet dark flesh and many small seeds, eaten fresh or dried; the deciduous Old World tree or shrub that bears the fig; smart clothes, especially those appropriate to a particular occasion or profession.
2) verb: наряжать, украшать
desc: dress up (someone) to look smart.
syn: 1) 8764 fig
I took slate and pencil, made a calculation and found the sum for furnishings complete, would amount to seventeen dollars in all.
FURNISHINGS
noun: обстановка, меблировка, оборудование, украшения
desc: the ​furniture, ​curtains, and other ​decorations in a ​room or ​building
syn: 8765 furnishings
He began the war fighting for the Union, and it's unknown why he switched sides, perhaps because as the leader of a band of guerrilla warriors he could indulge his life as a rogue.
ROGUE
1) noun: жулик, мошенник, плут, негодяй, бродяга, проказник, инородная культура
desc: a dishonest or unprincipled man; an elephant or other large wild animal driven away or living apart from the herd and having savage or destructive tendencies.
2) adj: норовистый, блатной
desc: (of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant; no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; renegade.
syn: 1) 8766 rogue; 19410 scoundrel; 21569 rascal; 30837 cad; 34482 ne'er-do-well; 47467 reprobate
2) 27419 rogue
The birds are in the trees, and if I could coax them down to my shoulder, then my trek may be warranted.
COAX
verb: уговаривать, задобрить, упрашивать, увещевать, добиваться с помощью лести/уговоров
desc: to ​persuade someone ​gently to do something or go ​somewhere, by being ​kind and ​patient, or by ​appearing to be.
syn: 5346 lure; 5657 tempt; 8771 coax; 9931 entice; 10119 charm; 20236 cajole; 30541 wheedle
What happens if there's another radical cleric who comes forward and mobilizes these people?
CLERIC
noun: духовное лицо, церковник
desc: a priest or religious leader, especially a Christian or Muslim one.
syn: 2307 priest; 8777 cleric; 54547 ecclesiastic
It was designed to measure both affective and evaluative components of attitudes toward one's current job.
AFFECTIVE
adj: эмоциональный
desc: relating to moods, feelings, and attitudes.
syn: 4873 disturbing; 6214 moving; 8778 affective; 8419 sentimental; 9308 touching; 31382 affecting
Can I buy you fellas a beer while Alan and I farm a little, eh ?
EH
interj: А?, Что вы сказали?, Как!, Вот как!, Не правда ли?
desc: used to represent a sound made in speech in a variety of situations, in particular to ask for something to be repeated or explained or to elicit agreement.
syn: 8779 eh
Other measures will include judges taking off their wigs and gowns to make the courts look less intimidating when children are involved in cases.
WIG
noun: парик, волосы
desc: a covering for the head made of real or artificial hair, typically worn by people for adornment or by people trying to conceal their baldness or in England by judges and barristers in courts of law.
syn: 5148 rug; 8780 wig; 28744 toupee; 33398 hairpiece
People think, why not move south, where amenities are in abundance?
AMENITIES
noun: удовольствия
desc: a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
syn: 8781 amenities
Tales like this, of sailors wandering the desert for miles searching for food and water, abound amid the brutality of the region.
BRUTALITY
noun: жестокость, зверство
desc: savage physical violence; great cruelty.
syn: 8491 cruelty; 8787 brutality; 21799 harshness; 25096 ruthlessness; 29713 callousness
As Thomas Frank so convincingly proved in 'What's The Matter With Kansas' this sense of grievance is simply what makes guys like him tick.
GRIEVANCE
noun: жалоба, обида, повод для недовольства
desc: a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment.
syn: 2339 complaint; 2852 protest; 4781 objection; 8789 grievance; 12320 moan; 19247 gripe; 1558 injury
If political leaders lack the control to rein in their more violent followers, they have no right to public protests.
REIN
1) noun: поводья, узда, контроль, сдерживающее средство, рукоять
desc: a long, narrow strap attached at one end to a horse's bit, typically used in pairs to guide or check a horse while riding or driving.
2) verb: сдерживать, управлять, держать в узде, править вожжами
desc: check or guide (a horse) by pulling on its reins.
syn: 1) 3146 restriction; 5479 restraint; 5986 strap; 8793 rein; 10084 harness; 11156 leash; 20128 bridle
2) 11372 rein
Many highly trained professionals can attest to the irrelevance of evolutionary theory.
ATTEST
verb: свидетельствовать, подтверждать, аттестовать, удостоверять, давать свидетельские показания, приводить к присяге
desc: provide or serve as clear evidence of.
syn: 867 prove; 1861 confirm; 5701 verify; 8795 attest; 11640 corroborate
The only eyewitness to that was Brad Townsend who put it at 12.30 am when he saw him at the door.
EYEWITNESS
noun: очевидец, свидетель
desc: a person who has personally seen something happen and so can give a first-hand description of it.
syn: 2472 observer; 5270 spectator; 8798 eyewitness; 9069 watcher; 12262 bystander; 13292 onlooker
What does it mean for a Chinese tiger, stuffed by the English, to be left as moth-food today?
STUFFED
adj: фаршированный, набитый
desc: a stuffed ​animal or ​bird is ​filled with ​special ​material so that it ​keeps the ​shape it had when it was ​alive; ​filled with a ​stuffing; (of a ​person) having ​eaten enough or too much.
syn: 8800 stuffed; 17632 lined; 21158 filled; 25821 jam-packed; 36805 bursting; 5154 satisfied; 13619 replete
The digestive enzymes enter the small intestine by way of a duct shared with bile coming from the gallbladder.
DUCT
noun: канал, проток, трубопровод, труба
desc: a channel or tube for conveying something, in particular; a cavity or vessel formed by elongated cells or by many cells; a single enclosed runway for conductors or cables.
syn: 2534 channel; 2957 vessel; 2999 pipe; 5454 canal; 8802 duct; 12392 conduit
Most human infections are contracted by inhaling, ingesting, or inoculating a pathogen.
PATHOGEN
noun: патогенный микроорганизм
desc: a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.
syn: 8803 pathogen
In all their growing years, from the cradle until their 18th birthday, no one will ever, in any purposeful way, have said 'No' to them.
CRADLE
1) noun: колыбель, люлька, рама, гнездо, опора, истоки, рычаг, упорная гильза, подвесная платформа
desc: an infant's bed or crib, typically one mounted on rockers; a framework resembling a cradle, in particular.
2) verb: баюкать, промывать, качать как в люльке
desc: hold gently and protectively; place (a telephone receiver) in its cradle.
syn: 1) 951 structure; 1843 frame; 2270 foundation; 2987 framework; 8805 cradle; 14843 underpinning
2) 524 support; 2489 embrace; 4197 rock; 9185 clasp; 10538 cradle; 15095 cuddle
She turned her eyes away from Gaston and towards the helm, where the steering master was being extra cautious in his navigation of the ship, one eye on the compass at all times.
HELM
1) noun: шлем, руль, кормило, власть, верхушка, управление
desc: a tiller or wheel and any associated equipment for steering a ship or boat; a helmet.
2) verb: руководить, вести, направлять, управлять
desc: steer (a boat or ship).
syn: 1) 8807 helm
2) 33847 helm
Owners of legal sawmills, plus a multitude of illegal ones, compete for raw materials with the large pulp companies.
PULP
1) noun: пульпа, древесная/бумажная масса, шлам, мякоть плода, мягкая бесформенная масса
desc: a soft, wet, shapeless mass of material; popular or sensational writing that is generally regarded as being of poor quality.
2) verb: превращать в мягкую массу, очищать от шелухи
desc: crush into a soft, shapeless mass.
syn: 1) 7753 paste; 8809 pulp; 20977 mush; 21461 mash; 3230 flesh
2) 4817 pound; 5432 grind; 12276 mash; 14761 squash; 21541 pulverize; 34189 pulp
Even they though are underplayed these days, as hockey seeks to woo that elusive grail - the family audience.
WOO
verb: ухаживать, свататься, добиваться, уговаривать, докучать просьбами
desc: try to gain the love of (someone, typically a woman), especially with a view to marriage.
syn: 1795 pursue; 3286 persuade; 8811 woo; 8500 court; 9931 entice; 10163 flatter
From the mambo to street stomp, dance can take you back in time to the big band era, or to faraway lands like Morocco and Brazil.
STOMP
1) noun: топот, стомп
desc: (in jazz or popular music) a tune or song with a fast tempo and a heavy beat.
2) verb: топать, плясать с притопами
desc: tread heavily and noisily, typically in order to show anger.
syn: 1) 29907 stomp
2) 8812 stomp; 10972 trudge; 16653 plod; 19796 tramp; 22812 clump; 29572 clomp
So if you're putting it into your right nostril you should lean towards your right ear, with your head forward.
NOSTRIL
noun: ноздря
desc: either of two external openings of the nasal cavity in vertebrates that admit air to the lungs and smells to the olfactory nerves.
syn: 8817 nostril
I found myself holding the rod awkwardly, unable to crank the reel handle smoothly.
CRANK
1) noun: кривошип, чудак, заводная рукоятка, коленчатый рычаг, мотыль, причудливый оборот, прихоть, заскок
desc: a part of an axle or shaft bent out at right angles, for converting reciprocal to circular motion and vice versa; the drug methamphetamine; a fanciful turn of speech.
2) adj: расшатанный, с причудами, неисправный, капризный, всем недовольный, эксцентричный, слабый, извилистый, полный закоулков
desc: (of a sailing ship) easily keeled over, especially by wind or sea through improper design or loading.
3) verb: сгибать, заводить рукоятью
desc: turn the crankshaft of (an internal combustion engine), typically in order to start the engine; give a bend to (a shaft, bar, etc.).
syn: 1) 11400 crank; 11106 original; 14427 maverick; 26505 eccentric
3) 207 move; 2679 wind; 6195 activate; 7656 reel; 8818 crank
This is about units in the normal market, which are regarded by many as a crook investment at the best of times.
CROOK
1) noun: крюк, посох, плут, обманщик, поворот, изгиб ручья
desc: the hooked staff of a shepherd; a person who is dishonest or a criminal.
2) adj: кривой, нечестный, несправедливый
desc: (especially of a situation) bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory.
3) verb: скрючиваться, изгибать, искривлять, украсть, горбиться, ловить крючком
desc: bend (something, especially a finger as a signal).
syn: 1) 4766 offender; 8093 villain; 8819 crook; 9771 robber; 10559 outlaw; 11609 felon; 4619 rod
3) 39207 crook
The cats are kept in a spacious room and are fed and cleaned every day.
SPACIOUS
adj: просторный, вместительный, обширный, всеобъемлющий, разносторонний
desc: (especially of a room or building) having ample space.
syn: 581 open; 8821 spacious; 9394 expansive; 10895 airy; 13488 roomy; 16168 voluminous; 25087 capacious
All that needed to be added was time: time for the past to seep into future memory and take root there.
SEEP
1) noun: просачивание
desc: a place where petroleum or water oozes slowly out of the ground.
2) verb: просачиваться, проникать, протекать, распространяться
desc: (of a liquid) flow or leak slowly through porous material or small holes.
syn: 1) 27760 seep
2) 4881 soak; 5273 bleed; 5219 leak; 8824 seep; 9043 trickle; 11340 ooze; 12040 dribble; 19491 percolate
Unsurprisingly, a lot of people don't relish the idea of two mortgages, especially if they've 'maxed out' on the new one.
RELISH
1) noun: приправа, склонность, удовольствие, пристрастие, капелька, приятный вкус/запах, закуска, гарнир, соус, привлекательность
desc: great enjoyment; a condiment eaten with plain food to add flavor; an appetizing flavor.
2) verb: наслаждаться, получать удовольствие, смаковать, служить приправой, придавать вкус, отзываться
desc: enjoy greatly; make pleasant to the taste; add relish to.
syn: 1) 4360 appreciation; 4938 delight; 12301 bliss; 7763 enjoyment; 13294 relish; 18409 elation
2) 882 enjoy; 1747 appreciate; 8459 savor; 8827 relish
I love and cherish my public holidays because I need that time to recuperate and rejuvenate my mind and body from the rat race of life.
CHERISH
verb: лелеять, хранить, нежно любить, заботливо выращивать, питать надежды
desc: protect and care for (someone) lovingly.
syn: 3990 value; 8827 relish; 8828 cherish; 10922 revere; 12693 prize; 13008 treasure; 25187 esteem
That his effort is in vain can be inferred from the strands of gold thread that unravel from the bride's veil, sewn across the paper in large deliberate stitches.
UNRAVEL
verb: распутывать, разгадывать, объяснять
desc: undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads); investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).
syn: 3233 collapse; 7146 crumble; 8829 unravel; 2256 resolve; 6727 undo; 23014 disentangle; 49108 unknot
Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
THOU
pronoun: ты
desc: the personal pronoun of the second person singular in the nominative case (used to denote the person or thing addressed).
syn: 8831 thou
Organized crime uses our ports to smuggle everything from heroin to guns to illegal immigrants.
SMUGGLE
verb: заниматься контрабандой, тайно проносить
desc: move (goods) illegally into or out of a country.
syn: 8836 smuggle; 13178 rustle; 14625 traffic
Yet measles, malnutrition and diarrhoea remain tediously commonplace causes of death in all too many parts of it in the first years of the twenty-first century.
COMMONPLACE
1) noun: банальность, общее место, что-либо обычное/привычное
desc: a usual or ordinary thing; a notable quotation copied into a commonplace book.
2) adj: банальный, обывательский, избитый
desc: not unusual; ordinary.
syn: 1) 31044 commonplace
2) 1969 tired; 5147 dull; 8837 commonplace; 10153 stale; 22157 trite; 27414 humdrum; 44333 pedestrian; 2375 usual; 11071 routine
The relentless boredom, fear and frustration hung over her head like a black storm cloud.
BOREDOM
noun: скука
desc: the state of feeling bored.
syn: 8839 boredom; 21045 monotony; 22505 tedium; 26241 ennui; 28724 dullness
She looked at me with avid interest, with those eyes so much like mine.
AVID
adj: алчный, жадный
desc: having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something.
syn: 5186 devoted; 5229 passionate; 5571 enthusiastic; 6601 keen; 8844 avid; 11112 ardent; 14627 fervent
Some of the old Turkish bath houses are still operating and are as aesthetically pleasing as they are physically soothing.
SOOTHING
adj: успокаивающий, смягчающий
desc: having a gently calming effect.
syn: 3682 peaceful; 7879 comforting; 8846 soothing; 12382 relaxing; 15642 calming; 20754 restful
Its precise pacing, composition and camera movement and the minimalist yet powerful soundtrack reverberates and emanates a mood of incredible mystery and stillness.
EMANATE
verb: исходить, излучать, происходить, испускать
desc: (of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source).
syn: 173 start; 2597 arise; 2713 proceed; 3070 derive; 4086 stem; 4079 spring; 5345 originate; 8849 emanate
Veterans of one of the landmark battles of the Second World War were reunited in York at the weekend to commemorate the campaign.
COMMEMORATE
verb: чтить память, служить напоминанием, праздновать годовщину
desc: recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony.
syn: 1298 observe; 2030 celebrate; 2735 honor; 8860 commemorate; 18053 memorialize; 22775 venerate
Brush or groom your dog at least once a week and use this time to check his body for unusual bumps, lumps or sores.
GROOM
1) noun: жених, грум, конюх, придворный
desc: a person employed to take care of horses; a bridegroom; any of various officials of the royal household.
2) verb: ухаживать, холить, ходить за лошадью, чистить лошадь
desc: look after the coat of (a horse, dog, or other animal) by brushing and cleaning it; prepare or train (someone) for a particular purpose or activity.
syn: 1) 9685 groom
2) 3244 brush; 7449 comb; 8862 groom; 17592 tidy; 17408 spruce; 1521 train; 2341 coach; 11475 mentor
An all-encompassing disgust with the whole filthy business is a way to claim your good-citizenship merit badge without earning it.
FILTHY
adj: грязный, отвратительный, непристойный, развращенный, мерзкий
desc: disgustingly dirty.
syn: 6576 muddy; 6747 messy; 8865 filthy; 16087 grimy; 19535 soiled; 6815 rude; 10019 obscene; 19033 lewd
The Club has decided to defer its annual dinner dance to the New Year due to the on-going club commitments on the field of play.
DEFER
verb: откладывать, отсрочивать, уступать, поступать по совету другого, считаться с чьим-л. мнением
desc: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone; submit humbly to (a person or a person's wishes or qualities).
syn: 3205 submit; 4225 concede; 4681 comply; 8868 defer; 18864 accede; 17153 adjourn; 17744 reschedule
Patients with such implants should not receive an abrupt and unexpected communication from their surgeon that they now form part of research into an untested implant.
ABRUPT
adj: резкий, крутой, внезапный, неожиданный, обрывистый, грубый
desc: sudden and unexpected; brief to the point of rudeness; curt; steep; precipitous.
syn: 2060 sharp; 6815 rude; 8872 abrupt; 16802 gruff; 18824 terse; 21910 curt; 23331 brusque; 3048 rapid
In his eyes, to improve the situation, effective control over the rampant exaggeration contained in advertisements for sex products was necessary.
RAMPANT
adj: безудержный, угрожающий, неистовый, грозный, сильно свирепствующий, буйно разросшийся, стоящий на задних лапах
desc: (especially of something unwelcome or unpleasant) flourishing or spreading unchecked; (of an animal) represented standing on one hind foot with its forefeet in the air (typically in profile, facing the dexter (left) side, with right hind foot and tail raised, unless otherwise specified); (of an arch) springing from a level of support at one height and resting on the other support at a higher level.
syn: 2862 extensive; 3303 widespread; 6864 lush; 8873 rampant; 14753 pandemic; 14520 rife; 11364 threatening; 37727 epidemic
Mrs Grey Dove now has small brown hopping babies that nestle under her maternal wings at night.
NESTLE
verb: прижаться, примоститься, прильнуть, ютиться, удобно устроиться, обхватить
desc: settle or lie comfortably within or against something.
syn: 751 lie; 749 protect; 4916 soften; 12465 burrow; 8395 shelter; 8879 nestle; 14152 cushion; 7305 huddle
That there is not a shred of evidence to suggest that the cyclist is taking, or has taken, drugs does not seem to count.
SHRED
1) noun: лоскуток, клочок, толика, частица, тряпка, мизерное количество
desc: a strip of some material, such as paper, cloth, or food, that has been torn, cut, or scraped from something larger.
2) verb: кромсать, шинковать, расползаться, резать на клочки, сечь, распадаться
desc: tear or cut into shreds; play a very fast, intricate style of rock lead guitar.
syn: 1) 953 bit; 2771 strip; 4789 fragment; 5659 scrap; 7336 crumb; 11236 shred; 11444 sliver; 51756 paring
2) 3995 chop; 3947 slice; 5432 grind; 8303 mince; 8669 grate; 8882 shred
What had seemed at the time like an unexpected veer off into uncharted territory ultimately proved to be an anomaly as Henson returned to much safer and more familiar ground in subsequent series.
VEER
1) noun: поворот, перемена направления
desc: a sudden change of direction.
2) verb: травить, менять курс/направление
desc: change direction suddenly; slacken or let out (a rope or cable) in a controlled way.
syn: 2) 2208 bend; 2469 swing; 8884 veer; 12298 swerve; 14272 deviate
Instead they caucus, create alliances and manoeuvre against each other - saving particular relish for attacking members of their own side.
CAUCUS
noun: предвыборное совещание, партийное собрание, политика подтасовки выборов
desc: a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy; a group of people with shared concerns within a political party or larger organization.
syn: 966 conference; 1432 committee; 3996 assembly; 8889 caucus; 1961 league; 3399 alliance; 8466 bloc
No ailment is too gruesome—and never has the expression "warts and all" been more apt.
AILMENT
noun: недуг, болезнь, недомогание, заболевание, страдание
desc: an illness, typically a minor one.
syn: 775 disease; 2383 disorder; 2317 illness; 2339 complaint; 3510 weakness; 8892 ailment; 24139 infirmity
But the residents say development will come within 70 ft of the edge of the boulder clay cliff and will be only 30 to 50 ft above the first tier of houses.
TIER
noun: ярус, ряд, детский фартук, крепление, бухта,
то, что связывает
desc: a row or level of a structure, typically one of a series of rows placed one above the other and successively receding or diminishing in size.
syn: 338 level; 587 step; 830 stage; 1853 row; 2181 layer; 2663 rank; 8895 tier
The evidence for medieval agricultural magic is very fugitive , but there is no reason to think it was not pervasive.
FUGITIVE
noun: беглец, беженец, дезертир, бродяга
desc: a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution.
syn: 8898 fugitive; 10559 outlaw; 15673 runaway; 21177 deserter; 22114 escapee
The associated magmatism resulted in intrusion of volcanic rocks into the sedimentary basins, magmatic underplating at the base of the crust, and large amounts of extrusive material.
INTRUSION
noun: вторжение, интрузия, узурпирование чужого владения/прав, появление без приглашения, навязывание себя/своих мнений
desc: the action of intruding; the action or process of forcing a body of igneous rock between or through existing formations, without reaching the surface.
syn: 3316 invasion; 6349 disturbance; 23484 meddling; 6498 interference; 8900 intrusion; 9181 interruption
The plant's flexibility in product selection makes it versatile enough for many different types of contractors.
VERSATILE
adj: разносторонний, гибкий, многогранный, подвижный, изменчивый
desc: able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities; changeable; inconstant.
syn: 8903 versatile; 15365 adaptable; 6468 handy; 15134 resourceful; 33300 multitalented; 16193 nifty
So, what has the dizzy blonde been doing, besides the usual clumsy bumping into things, talking rubbish and general silliness?
DIZZY
1) adj: головокружительный, ошеломленный
desc: having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one's balance.
2) verb: дурманить, вызывать головокружение, ошеломлять
desc: make (someone) feel unsteady, confused, or amazed.
syn: 1) 8092 shaky; 8911 dizzy; 11517 giddy; 14713 dazed; 15335 wobbly; 17287 unsteady; 25409 woozy
He told me of the gang fights he experienced as a boy, including one memorable rumble when he was chased by a knife wielding opponent.
RUMBLE
1) noun: грохот, ропот, откидное сиденье, недовольство, драка между бандами
desc: a continuous deep, resonant sound like distant thunder; a street fight between gangs or large groups.
2) verb: грохотать, урчать, сказать громко
desc: make a continuous deep, resonant sound; take part in a street fight between gangs or large groups; discover (an illicit activity or its perpetrator).
syn: 1) 2854 crash; 3191 boom; 7069 roar; 12679 growl; 8237 thunder; 12274 rumble; 21563 reverberation
2) 3313 crash; 5333 roar; 8917 growl; 8717 grumble; 8913 rumble; 9119 boom; 12896 thunder; 20158 resound
It wasn't under anyone's direct control, evident by the way it bore its sharp teeth at them, a growl rising in its throat.
GROWL
1) noun: рычание, ворчание, грохот, раскат
desc: a low guttural sound made in the throat, especially by a dog.
2) verb: рычать, ворчать, греметь, жаловаться
desc: (of an animal, especially a dog) make a low guttural sound of hostility in the throat.
syn: 1) 7069 roar; 12274 rumble; 12679 growl; 35378 yap
2) 5906 bark; 8535 howl; 8917 growl; 12649 snarl
To win you have to be able to putt well for the whole week.
PUTT
1) noun: удар
desc: a gentle stroke that hits a golf ball across the green towards the hole.
2) verb: гнать мяч в лунку
desc: try to hit a golf ball into a hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green.
syn: 1) 3127 stroke; 5551 push; 8924 putt; 18375 shove
2) 535 hit; 695 push; 2099 knock; 2860 tap; 25939 putt
Pneumonia can also be caused by inhaling substances, such as caustic chemicals, food or vomit into the lungs.
VOMIT
1) noun: рвота, блевотина, рвотное средство
desc: matter vomited from the stomach; an emetic.
2) verb: страдать рвотой, извергать
desc: eject matter from the stomach through the mouth.
syn: 1) 16624 sick; 17547 vomit; 31578 puke; 42769 barf
2) 8925 vomit; 9364 heave; 10782 spew; 13375 gag; 18946 puke; 25239 retch; 7081 expel; 11200 eject
This, it should be said, gets to a broader point that is important to reiterate whenever elections are on the horizon.
REITERATE
verb: повторять, делать снова и снова
desc: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
syn: 3447 echo; 8926 reiterate; 17462 restate; 20687 retell; 22565 recap
A common criticism of telescoping posts is that they affect seat height; make sure you readjust your seat height to compensate for the sag of the post under your riding weight.
SAG
1) noun: прогиб, перекос, провес, оседание, падение цен, уклонение от курса
desc: a downward curve or bulge in a structure caused by weakness or excessive weight or pressure; a decline, especially a temporary one.
2) verb: прогибаться, провисать, осесть, падать, ослабевать, отклоняться от курса
desc: sink, subside, or bulge downward under weight or pressure or through lack of strength; decline to a lower level, usually temporarily.
syn: 1) 2107 depression; 2572 drop; 8832 dip; 9643 slump; 25943 sag; 39912 slackness
2) 2208 bend; 8929 sag; 10232 wilt; 13525 flag; 15728 droop; 18272 loll
Nor are these the only incidents in which police have been said to be actively involved in an illicit trade.
ILLICIT
adj: незаконный, запрещенный, недозволенный, противоправный, тайный
desc: forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
syn: 2082 illegal; 8936 illicit; 12171 forbidden; 12326 illegitimate; 12683 dishonest; 17787 prohibited
According to Clark, an unrestricted market with absolute and perpetual land titles is sufficient to allocate land efficiently and distribute rent fairly.
PERPETUAL
adj: вечный, бессрочный, бесконечный, постоянный, пожизненный, беспрестанный
desc: never ending or changing; occurring repeatedly; so frequent as to seem endless and uninterrupted.
syn: 2480 permanent; 3445 continuous; 5693 eternal; 6303 lasting; 6828 enduring; 8938 perpetual; 14801 long-lasting; 26181 undying
All political parties are bound by their own ideological limits and do not want to make any makeshift of it.
MAKESHIFT
1) noun: паллиатив, временное приспособление, замена
desc: a temporary substitute or device.
2) adj: импровизированный, временный
desc: serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being.
syn: 2) 5066 crude; 8939 makeshift; 11120 provisional; 17404 do-it-yourself; 17707 improvised; 24086 ersatz
Police are joining in the season of goodwill by passing on friendly advice to motorway drivers rather than fining them.
GOODWILL
noun: доброжелательность, благоволение, престиж фирмы, расположение, хорошее отношение, рвение сделать что-л.
desc: friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude; the established reputation of a business regarded as a quantifiable asset, e.g., as represented by the excess of the price paid at a takeover for a company over its fair market value.
syn: 717 concern; 3395 favor; 4219 willingness; 7816 kindness; 8940 goodwill; 19662 benevolence
They deny wrongdoing and have been bailed while police inquiries continue.
WRONGDOING
noun: проступок, правонарушение, преступление, грех
desc: illegal or dishonest behavior.
syn: 2845 offense; 8941 wrongdoing; 9110 misconduct
It's all about covert operations and leaving as little evidence and traces as possible.
COVERT
1) noun: чаща, коверкот, оперение, убежище для дичи
desc: a thicket in which game can hide; any of the feathers covering the bases of the main flight or tail feathers of a bird.
2) adj: скрытый, тайный, завуалированный
desc: not openly acknowledged or displayed; (of a woman) married and under the authority and protection of her husband.
syn: 1) 11326 thicket; 20452 undergrowth; 31333 copse; 40461 covert
2) 4027 hidden; 5401 underground; 8944 covert; 15030 veiled; 18789 furtive; 26461 surreptitious; 32402 hush-hush
Conservation must remain an important facet of any eco-tourism business and the projects should do well economically to succeed, she feels.
FACET
noun: грань, аспект, фаска, фацет
desc: one side of something many-sided, especially of a cut gem.
syn: 248 issue; 249 side; 729 factor; 764 quality; 1192 feature; 1361 aspect; 1770 component; 8946 facet
It claimed the reason it was withdrawing its offers to disarm was because the British and Irish Governments had withdrawn their commitments and obligations.
DISARM
verb: разоружать, обезвреживать, умиротворять
desc: take a weapon or weapons away from (a person, force, or country); allay the hostility or suspicions of.
syn: 8947 disarm; 10769 neutralize; 12823 defuse; 24146 deactivate; 10119 charm; 13029 captivate
I meant to beckon him to come away from the skylight, but he did not give me time to do that.
BECKON
verb: манить, кивать, подзывать, делать знак, подманивать
desc: make a gesture with the hand, arm, or head to encourage someone to come nearer or follow.
syn: 1000 sign; 3827 signal; 8948 beckon; 7030 gesture; 5762 summon; 9925 motion
That sweet position on your road bike should be as comfortable as your favorite pair of slippers - and once you find it, you won't want to give it up.
SLIPPER
noun: тапок, комнатная туфля, танкетка, тормозной башмак
desc: a comfortable slip-on shoe that is worn indoors.
syn: 8951 slipper
The contemporary preoccupation with self is not so much a reflection of the moral decadence of our age as a pitiful search for identity.
PREOCCUPATION
noun: озабоченность, рассеянность, занятие места раньше
desc: the state or condition of being preoccupied or engrossed with something.
syn: 717 concern; 2483 anxiety; 5622 obsession; 3961 worry; 8957 preoccupation; 13194 fixation
Moving to America, one finds that the category of food known as chuck to cowboys is rich in examples of one-pot dishes.
CHUCK
1) noun: зажимной патрон, цыпленок, еда, рывок, детка, бросок, подергивание, игра в орлянку, увольнение, полено, чурбан
desc: a playful touch under the chin; a device for holding a workpiece in a lathe or a tool in a drill, typically having three or four jaws that move radially in and out; a cut of beef that extends from the neck to the ribs, typically used for stewing; food or provisions.
2) verb: ласково похлопывать, кудахтать, скликать домашнюю птицу, понукать лошадь, бросать, зажимать в патроне
desc: throw (something) carelessly or casually; touch (someone) playfully or gently under the chin.
syn: 1) 6341 wedge; 14304 clamp; 24187 chuck; 17312 grub; 54966 provender
2) 2538 quit; 3413 resign; 8960 chuck; 4580 pat; 9709 tickle; 2412 toss; 3505 pitch; 6254 fling
The north and south moles connect to the shore and the seabed ascends from 30m to nothing along the length of them.
MOLE
noun: моль, родинка, крот, занос, родимое пятно, невус, дамба, невоидная опухоль, грамм-молекула
desc: a small burrowing insectivorous mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes; a spy who achieves over a long period an important position within the security defenses of a country; a small, often slightly raised blemish on the skin made dark by a high concentration of melanin; a large solid structure on a shore serving as a pier, breakwater, or causeway; an abnormal mass of tissue in the uterus; a highly spiced Mexican sauce made chiefly from chili peppers and chocolate, served with meat.
syn: 4893 spy; 8963 mole; 33444 infiltrator
Browsers can choose from a wide assortment of goodies, home-made and otherwise.
ASSORTMENT
noun: ассортимент, сортировка, подбор
desc: a miscellaneous collection of things or people.
syn: 973 range; 1046 collection; 1172 variety; 2429 mixture; 8964 assortment; 20551 hodgepodge
While they may slow or impede the process of change, in the long run they are slower than a rational approach.
IMPEDE
verb: препятствовать, мешать, затруднять, задерживать
desc: delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
syn: 7526 inhibit; 8381 hinder; 8965 impede; 9233 hamper; 10970 obstruct; 30140 encumber; 3462 delay
Sometimes the ebullition is kept up for a quarter of an hour; the pieces all the while being turned over a wince, from one side of the copper vessel to the other.
WINCE
1) noun: вздрагивание, содрогание
desc: a slight grimace or shrinking movement caused by pain or distress; a roller for moving textile fabric through a dyeing vat.
2) verb: вздрогнуть, морщиться
desc: give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of or in anticipation of pain or distress.
syn: 1) 4312 jump; 20297 recoil; 22535 wince; 13723 shudder; 16474 grimace; 17123 scowl
2) 8966 wince; 4515 shrink; 10132 flinch; 10937 cringe; 10732 shy; 13510 recoil
"Ted just had that natural ability," said Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr.
BASEMAN
noun: низов, бейсболист, защищающий первую, вторую или третью базу
desc: a fielder designated to cover first, second, or third base.
syn: 8971 baseman
He is a controversial and outspoken defender of the operatic form, and a passionate advocate of opera in English.
OUTSPOKEN
adj: откровенный, прямой, искренний, выраженный, высказанный
desc: frank in stating one's opinions, especially if they are critical or controversial.
syn: 2546 honest; 7161 blunt; 8975 outspoken; 8377 frank; 9627 candid; 15761 forthright; 29667 opinionated
Then the stranger will pluck the rose, and will watch it unfold, petal by petal, until all the beauty of it is laid bare.
PETAL
noun: лепесток
desc: each of the segments of the corolla of a flower, which are modified leaves and are typically colored.
syn: 8977 petal
What had promised to be a cozy stop for the night proved to be a wide, barren space with a few buildings forming a ring around the well and only a few unwelcoming people to populate it.
BARREN
1) noun: пустошь, бесплодная земля
desc: a barren tract or tracts of land.
2) adj: бесплодный, скудный, тощий, бедный, стерильный, скучный
desc: (of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation; (of a place or building) bleak and lifeless.
syn: 1) 30413 barren
2) 3453 bare; 3494 harsh; 4033 lonely; 6755 stark; 7417 bleak; 8983 barren; 10224 deserted; 14194 austere
Another option is to hinge the top part so that the seat becomes a lid that you just lift up.
HINGE
1) noun: петля, шарнир, стержень, крюк, суть, кардинальный пункт
desc: a movable joint or mechanism on which a door, gate, or lid swings as it opens and closes, or that connects linked objects.
2) verb: зависеть, вращаться, прикреплять на петлях
desc: attach or join with or as if with a hinge.
syn: 1) 5136 joint; 5664 axis; 8984 hinge; 15969 pivot; 15846 crux; 26890 fulcrum
2) 12931 hinge
They look towards the great republic as if it were a celestial city, a fortress and arsenal of the cause.
CELESTIAL
adj: небесный, божественный, астрономический, великолепный
desc: positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.
syn: 6057 cosmic; 6973 lunar; 7048 planetary; 8987 celestial; 12038 galactic; 16244 extraterrestrial
It is clear from the amount of consultation with local residents that we have been in the forefront of their minds.
FOREFRONT
noun: центр деятельности, передний край, фронт, важнейшее место
desc: the leading or most important position or place.
syn: 1515 front; 8722 foreground; 8989 forefront; 13832 fore; 1573 lead; 3551 van; 15593 vanguard
You almost wanted him to clench his teeth, slam his fist, kick the lectern—anything to show that he was teed off.
CLENCH
1) noun: клинч, заклепывание, стискивание, объятия, убедительный аргумент, сжимание кулаков
desc: a contraction or tightening of part of the body.
2) verb: сжимать, стискивать, крепко держать, окончательно решать, обниматься, утверждать, прибивать гвоздем
desc: (with reference to the fingers or hand) close into a tight ball, especially when feeling extreme anger.
syn: 1) 45347 clench
2) 8380 clamp; 8991 clench; 9185 clasp; 9721 compress; 13810 grit; 18925 scrunch
Coupled with the fact that the main thrust of all the stuff I've done lately is repetitive, mundane, monotonous data entry.
MUNDANE
adj: мирской, земной, светский
desc: lacking interest or excitement; dull; of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.
syn: 3312 everyday; 4963 boring; 5147 dull; 8837 commonplace; 8995 mundane; 10758 tedious
With light streaming in from the rooflights, the hallway is transformed into the heart of the building, the deep raspberry of the boundary wall reflecting back onto the white plaster to create an unexpected pinkish radiance.
RASPBERRY
noun: малина, пренебрежительное фырканье
desc: an edible soft fruit related to the blackberry, consisting of a cluster of reddish-pink drupelets; the plant that yields the raspberry, forming tall, stiff, prickly stems (canes); a deep reddish-pink color like that of a ripe raspberry; a sound made with the tongue and lips in order to express derision or contempt.
syn: 8996 raspberry
There are a presbyterian and a Methodist church in the town, with their respective clergymen.
PRESBYTERIAN
1) noun: пресвитерианин
desc: a member of a Presbyterian Church.
2) adj: пресвитерианский
desc: of, relating to, or denoting a Christian Church or denomination governed by elders according to the principles of Presbyterianism.
syn: 1) 23636 presbyterian
2) 8997 presbyterian
With prudent money management you can beat the downward trend in rates and earn a good return on your savings.
PRUDENT
adj: расчетливый, благоразумный, осторожный, предусмотрительный, бережливый
desc: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
syn: 2295 practical; 3255 wise; 5289 cautious; 6208 sensible; 7647 pragmatic; 8998 prudent; 11449 discreet
This is why they all claim to be against water charges but are unanimous in opposing a non-payment campaign.
UNANIMOUS
adj: единодушный, единогласный
desc: (of two or more people) fully in agreement.
syn: 1464 united; 9001 unanimous; 16409 undisputed; 16895 agreed; 21763 undivided
The economy suffers, as my sisters and brothers fear going to work lest they find a bullet in their mailbox.
LEST
conj: чтобы не, как бы не, как бы ни
desc: for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution); that (used after words expressing fear, danger, etc.); with the intention of preventing (something undesirable); to avoid the risk of.
syn: 9002 lest
On this particular day he was slumped in a chair in the tavern, drinking again, when a strange figure entered.
TAVERN
noun: таверна, бар, закусочная
desc: an establishment for the sale of beer and other drinks to be consumed on the premises, sometimes also serving food.
syn: 7654 inn; 7552 pub; 9003 tavern; 27784 roadhouse
The memory came more quickly for her friend, Jan Mundt, formerly of cedar Falls and now of Florida.
CEDAR
noun: кедр
desc: any of a number of conifers that typically yield fragrant, durable timber, in particular.
syn: 9008 cedar
She uses acid to etch designs into the surface of metal plates, echoing the way that wind and water wear away at stone over time.
ETCH
verb: гравировать, травить на металле, оставлять неизгладимый след, разъедать
desc: engrave (metal, glass, or stone) by coating it with a protective layer, drawing on it with a needle, and then covering it with acid to attack the parts the needle has exposed, especially in order to produce prints from it; cut or carve (a text or design) on a surface.
syn: 1854 score; 3833 carve; 4688 scratch; 5557 scrape; 9009 etch; 12639 engrave; 27587 incise
Richard started playing music with his peers in high school and produced his first handmade flute at 17 which started him on his exploration into the wholeness of sound.
FLUTE
1) noun: флейта, каннелюра, желобок, выемка, рифля
desc: a wind instrument made from a tube with holes along it that are stopped by the fingers or keys, held vertically or horizontally so that the player's breath strikes a narrow edge. The modern orchestral form, typically made of metal, is held horizontally and has an elaborate set of keys; an ornamental vertical groove in a column; a tall, narrow wine glass.
2) verb: свистеть, делать выемки, желобить
desc: speak in a melodious way reminiscent of the sound of a flute; make flutes or grooves in.
syn: 1) 2534 channel; 8479 groove; 9010 flute; 15492 furrow; 18234 indentation; 54785 corrugation
Sure enough, there on his pinkish finger was a smear of crimson blood.
SMEAR
1) noun: мазок, пятно, клевета, вязкое вещество, бесчестье
desc: a mark or streak of a greasy or sticky substance; a sample of material spread thinly on a microscope slide for examination, typically for medical diagnosis; a false accusation intended to damage someone's reputation; an insecure foothold.
2) verb: мазать, пачкать, позорить, бесчестить, громить, подавлять
desc: coat or mark (something) messily or carelessly with a greasy or sticky substance; damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander.
syn: 1) 14720 slur; 15941 libel; 16951 affront; 21853 slander; 21373 slight; 6805 stain; 11757 smear
2) 1375 spread; 2727 wipe; 2892 rub; 6160 coat; 9020 smear; 28978 daub; 9150 discredit; 14104 tarnish
Obama is preoccupied with his domestic crisis and is not fixated on which party—both of which are US-friendly—wins the next vote.
PREOCCUPIED
adj: озабоченный, поглощенный мыслями, ранее захваченный
desc: completely engrossed in thought; absorbed; previously occupied; taken; filled.
syn: 3282 worried; 3857 anxious; 5745 thoughtful; 9024 preoccupied; 19686 pensive; 24043 inattentive
These balls were rammed home after the powder charge was placed in each cylinder and a nipple on each cap.
NIPPLE
noun: соска, ниппель, патрубок, бугор, пузырь в стекле, боек ударника, соединительная гайка
desc: the small projection in which the mammary ducts of female mammals terminate and from which milk can be secreted; a small projection on a device or machine, especially one from which oil, grease, or other fluid is dispensed in small amounts.
syn: 9029 nipple
In the late 1990s, however, the Hazaras faced extreme persecution under the Taliban.
PERSECUTION
noun: преследование, гонение
desc: hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.
syn: 3903 pursuit; 4635 harassment; 5330 torture; 6936 oppression; 9030 persecution; 9546 tyranny
So far all the structural work has now been completed apart from things like the plumbing and gas supply, these should be done by next week.
PLUMBING
noun: водопровод, прокладка труб, измерение глубины, уборная
desc: the system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building.
syn: 10372 sanitation; 9033 plumbing
For example, when pushing RAM into any of the slots, the board will flex alarmingly due to not being supported on the extreme right side.
FLEX
1) noun: гибкий шнур
desc: the action or state of flexing.
2) verb: сгибать, гнуть
desc: bend (a limb or joint).
syn: 1) 12687 flex
2) 1925 stretch; 2208 bend; 6195 activate; 9035 flex; 10906 arch; 1577 expand; 4577 tighten; 5039 contract
His old friends were stunned at his success.
STUNNED
adj: ошеломленный, потрясенный
desc: affected by stunning; caused by or as if by stunning.
syn: 5748 shocked; 6152 amazed; 9036 stunned; 11362 astonished; 17119 astounded; 21701 flabbergasted
Poems of sex and relationships and parenting and the imagination and work and death infuse this volume with the variety of a delicatessen.
INFUSE
verb: настаивать, вселять, вливать, придавать, заваривать, возбуждать
desc: fill; pervade; soak (tea, herbs, etc.) in liquid to extract the flavor or healing properties.
syn: 2313 inspire; 9040 infuse; 9890 impart; 12350 instill; 13206 imbue; 13147 fortify; 7682 bathe
Now entirely awake, Asa grabbed a comb off the desk and began to rake it through her long, dripping brown hair.
RAKE
1) noun: грабли, повеса, скребок, распутник, скос, наклон, передний угол, кочерга, отклонение от перпендикуляра, очень худой человек
desc: an implement consisting of a pole with a crossbar toothed like a comb at the end, or with several tines held together by a crosspiece, used especially for drawing together cut grass or fallen leaves, or smoothing loose soil or gravel; a fashionable or wealthy man of dissolute or promiscuous habits; the angle at which a thing slopes; the angle of the edge or face of a cutting tool.
2) verb: разгребать, сметать, рыться, тщательно искать, окидывать взглядом, обстреливать продольным огнем, собирать
desc: collect, gather, or move with a rake or similar implement; set (something, especially a stage or the floor of an auditorium) at a sloping angle.
syn: 1) 14378 rake; 21031 prodigal; 25038 drunkard; 39463 libertine; 47467 reprobate; 56708 degenerate
2) 5133 spray; 9041 rake; 14785 pepper; 1351 gather; 5557 scrape; 8100 sift; 9712 scour; 11623 rummage
Ragged crenelated tops can be seen on some mortared walls that have lost their coping, and over time these will deteriorate further.
COPING
noun: перекрывающая плита, парапетная плита, перекрывающий ряд кладки стены, гребень плотины
desc: the top, typically sloping, course of a brick or stone wall.the top, typically sloping, course of a brick or stone wall.
syn: 9042 coping
The trickle of blood flowed from his nose ever so much more slowly.
TRICKLE
1) noun: струйка
desc: a small flow of liquid.
2) verb: сочиться, течь тонкой струйкой, капать
desc: (of a liquid) flow in a small stream.
syn: 1) 11280 drip; 11725 trickle; 21937 dribble
2) 5951 filter; 8824 seep; 9043 trickle; 11340 ooze
No central bank on earth, not even the Federal Reserve System, can continually inflate its currency and defy market rates of interest without harming both its currency and the economy.
INFLATE
verb: надувать, накачивать, взвинчивать, вздуть, наполнять газом/воздухом, вызывать инфляцию
desc: fill (a balloon, tire, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended; increase (something) by a large or excessive amount.
syn: 1577 expand; 4914 swell; 9045 inflate; 25740 bloat; 9809 amplify; 9782 magnify; 12974 embellish
With her long silky chestnut hair and a familiar twinkle in her eyes, Vivian had developed into quite an attractive young lady.
CHESTNUT
noun: каштан, избитый анекдот, бабка, гнедая лошадь
desc: a glossy brown nut that may be roasted and eaten; the large European tree that produces the edible chestnut, which develops within a bristly case, with serrated leaves and heavy timber; a deep reddish-brown color; a small horny patch on the inside of each of a horse's legs.
syn: 9046 chestnut; 9108 anecdote; 20497 clichй
It has been found that the density of perennial streams relates directly to the available moisture, which is defined as precipitation minus evapotranspiration.
PERENNIAL
1) noun: многолетнее растение
desc: a perennial plant.
2) adj: многолетний, вечный, круглогодичный, неувядаемый, длящийся год, не пересыхающий летом
desc: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
syn: 1) 11350 perennial
2) 2402 constant; 2480 permanent; 3674 continuing; 6303 lasting; 6828 enduring; 9049 perennial
The amount of money a country spends on health care does positively correlate with increased longevity.
LONGEVITY
noun: долговечность, долголетие, долгожительство
desc: long life.
syn: 9051 longevity; 16456 permanence; 12057 durability
To assemble taco place escabeche, fish and tartar sauce in a tortilla and garnish with cilantro and lime.
CILANTRO
noun: кинза
desc: a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etc Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) coriander
syn: 9052 cilantro
Indeed, it's fairly normal to find that many lines in opening books are dated and obsolete even before the book hits the stores!
OBSOLETE
adj: устарелый, отживший, вышедший из употребления, атрофированный, рудиментарный
desc: no longer produced or used; out of date; (of a part or characteristic of an organism) less developed than formerly or in a related species; rudimentary; vestigial.
syn: 4782 old-fashioned; 9056 obsolete; 11440 dated; 10469 outdated; 13544 archaic; 14924 antiquated
Apparently, as a manager, it was his responsibility to chase down the offending culprit and resolve the situation.
CULPRIT
noun: виновник, преступник, обвиняемый
desc: a person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed.
syn: 4766 offender; 8054 perpetrator; 9057 culprit; 11609 felon; 28100 wrongdoer; 35209 malefactor
The 9.9% stake held by the media mogul could be a stumbling block to any offer for the club as the shares were acquired at the top of the market.
MOGUL
noun: могул, важная персона
desc: an important or powerful person, especially in the motion picture or media industry; a steam locomotive with three pairs of driving wheels and one pair of smaller wheels in the front.
syn: 4316 entrepreneur; 9066 mogul; 10946 czar; 15449 industrialist; 15323 tycoon; 16949 magnate
The captain threw back his head in a wail of anguish, jostling her body in his pain and frustration.
WAIL
1) noun: вопль, стенания, завывание, причитания
desc: a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger.
2) verb: вопить, выть, причитать, стенать, оплакивать
desc: give a cry of pain, grief, or anger.
syn: 1) 2852 protest; 5300 scream; 13739 wail; 11987 howl; 12320 moan
2) 8055 whine; 9068 wail; 12678 fuss; 5780 weep; 12252 screech; 30085 keen; 32492 yowl
Nobody in retailing underestimates the power of the card: its success undoubtedly helped Tesco to overtake Sainsbury as Britain's leading grocer.
OVERTAKE
verb: догонять, настигать, наверстать, овладевать, застигать врасплох
desc: catch up with and pass while traveling in the same direction; (especially of misfortune) come suddenly or unexpectedly upon.
syn: 1146 strike; 9070 overtake; 9777 engulf; 16574 assail; 441 pass; 12016 overhaul; 16538 outdo
This, the original, was an enormous hit in its native Hong Kong and has already spawned a prequel, with a sequel on the way.
SEQUEL
noun: продолжение, результат, последствие, последующее событие
desc: a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.
syn: 427 effect; 448 development; 1631 consequence; 1756 outcome; 9073 sequel; 18197 upshot
We were passing a line of small log huts on a hillside, reproductions of the miserable quarters that Washington's army had bunked in, and Mwai pointed at them.
BUNK
1) noun: койка, трескучие фразы, болтовня, бегство
desc: a narrow shelflike bed, typically one of two or more arranged one on top of the other; nonsense.
2) verb: спать на койке, ложиться спать, удирать, убегать, исчезать
desc: sleep in a narrow berth or improvised bed, typically in shared quarters as a temporary arrangement.
syn: 1) 6048 nonsense; 9080 bunk; 15524 rubbish; 24601 gibberish; 30489 humbug; 38725 hooey
2) 27378 bunk
The level of humidity found in this part of the US at this time of year has to be a sweaty and debilitating factor.
SWEATY
adj: потный, запотевший, вызывающий пот
desc: exuding, soaked in, or inducing sweat.
syn: 1360 warm; 6588 sticky; 7808 boiling; 9081 sweaty; 10966 humid; 16311 sultry; 5626 damp
Music became a surrogate —Howlin' Wolf said it best: it feels good not to have a daddy.
SURROGATE
noun: суррогат, заменитель, заместитель
desc: a substitute, especially a person deputizing for another in a specific role or office.
syn: 3683 replacement; 5539 backup; 5965 substitute; 9084 surrogate; 9372 proxy; 26534 alternate
The American Football League and National Football League jointly announced an intent to merge on June 8, 1966.
JOINTLY
adv: совместно, сообща
desc: with another person or people; together.
syn: 375 both; 2384 equally; 8132 mutually; 9085 jointly; 19186 cooperatively; 57095 conjointly
Redhill and Old Coulsdon managed to salvage a draw on Sunday after North Kent failed to get the one run needed off their final ball to win the match.
SALVAGE
1) noun: спасение, трофеи, подъем затонувших судов, сбор и использование утильсырья, кромка
desc: the rescue of a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo from loss at sea.
2) verb: собирать трофеи, спасать имущество
desc: rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea.
syn: 1) 15723 salvage
2) 2144 recover; 3845 rescue; 5000 retrieve; 7576 reclaim; 9092 salvage; 14222 recoup
Actually talk to them, treat them like human beings, it's the bedside manner it comes down to at the end of the day.
BEDSIDE
noun: место у кровати
desc: the space beside a bed, typically that of someone who is ill.
syn: 9093 bedside
He realized that he could continue to shepherd his people by adopting St. Paul's strategy of writing pastoral letters from prison.
SHEPHERD
1) noun: овчарка, пастух, пастырь, чабан
desc: a person who tends and rears sheep.
2) verb: пасти, вести, присматривать, гнать
desc: tend (sheep) as a shepherd; guide or direct in a particular direction.
syn: 1) 9094 shepherd
2) 1565 direct; 2985 guide; 4667 steer; 6713 propel; 12473 marshal; 17559 shepherd
Hey, check out this Internet thing and see what all the fuss is about with a free introductory offer from Her Majesty's Government.
INTRODUCTORY
adj: вводный, вступительный, предварительный
desc: serving as an introduction to a subject or topic; basic or preliminary.
syn: 1145 basic; 4444 preliminary; 9095 introductory; 15402 entry-level; 1953 initial; 23955 opening
The most effective way to force a reduction of the violence on both sides is to take punitive economic measures.
PUNITIVE
adj: карательный
desc: inflicting or intended as punishment.
syn: 9099 punitive; 13651 corrective; 14245 penal; 15078 punishing; 19178 vindictive; 20553 retaliatory
Here the demand, however, is very diffuse, confused, composed of disparate elements.
DISPARATE
adj: несоизмеримый, в корне отличный, несопоставимый, несравнимый
desc: essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison.
syn: 3275 distinct; 3558 unlike; 7702 unrelated; 9101 disparate; 11017 unequal; 11853 contrasting
His friendship with an actor's son was his entrée into the theatrical world.
ENTREE
noun: основное блюдо, доступ, право входа, личный доклад, основное блюдо за обедом
desc: the main course of a meal; the right to enter or join a particular sphere or group.
syn: 9105 entree
The first field of bytes which is of fixed length is always present in every message and taken together, these bytes represent a unique message identifier called a token.
TOKEN
1) noun: знак, жетон, признак, примета, подарок на память, талон, опознавательный знак
desc: a thing serving as a visible or tangible representation of a fact, quality, feeling, etc..; a voucher that can be exchanged for goods or services, typically one given as a gift or offered as part of a promotional offer; an individual occurrence of a symbol or string, in particular; a sequence of bits passed continuously between nodes in a fixed order and enabling a node to transmit information.
2) adj: символический, кажущийся, имеющий видимость/подобие
desc: done for the sake of appearances or as a symbolic gesture.
syn: 1) 8209 souvenir; 9107 token; 13635 memento; 11076 remembrance; 24952 keepsake; 2137 mark
2) 4193 symbolic; 11054 nominal; 14109 token; 20204 perfunctory
The Scottish Charities Office has taken legal action against 19 charities over misconduct or mismanagement since it was set up in 1992.
MISCONDUCT
1) noun: проступок, должностное преступление, дурное поведение, супружеская неверность
desc: unacceptable or improper behavior, especially by an employee or professional person; mismanagement, especially culpable neglect of duties.
2) verb: дурно вести себя, нарушать супружескую верность, плохо исполнять свои обязанности
desc: behave in an improper or unprofessional manner; mismanage (duties or a project).
syn: 1) 9110 misconduct; 12466 delinquency; 12871 transgression; 17678 misbehavior
He was always treated by his parents as the baby of the family and, rather surprisingly, they considered him a sickly and frail child when it appears that this was not the case.
FRAIL
adj: хрупкий, хилый, бренный, слабый, непрочный, болезненный, утлый, нравственно неустойчивый
desc: (of a person) weak and delicate.
syn: 4777 fragile; 9114 frail; 10462 brittle; 13385 flimsy; 19025 spindly; 22680 insubstantial; 3817 delicate
The transgene contamination is certain to fuel the contentious debate over the use of genetically modified crops.
CONTENIOUS
adj: спорный, сварливый, вздорный, придирчивый,
любящий спорить
desc: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
syn: 12666 prickly; 16935 antagonistic; 16870 touchy; 16670 belligerent; 16952 combative; 9116 contentious
Yesterday, the street remained closed and plywood boards were put up on barriers on all roads leading into the street.
PLYWOOD
noun: фанера
desc: a type of strong thin wooden board consisting of two or more layers glued and pressed together with the direction of the grain alternating, and usually sold in sheets of four by eight feet.
syn: 9118 plywood
The reason that she is not doing so is she does not like good figures; she wants to trumpet old and bad figures that actually do not relate to the reality, at all.
TRUMPET
1) noun: труба, трубач, рупор, слуховая трубка, рев слона
desc: a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The modern instrument has the tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves; a North American pitcher plant.
2) verb: трубить, раззванивать, реветь, возвещать
desc: play a trumpet; proclaim widely or loudly.
syn: 1) 9120 trumpet
2) 13484 trumpet
The judge asked for some papers, studied them intently, made some notes and suddenly spoke.
INTENTLY
adv: сосредоточенно
desc: with earnest and eager attention.
syn: 2049 closely; 9133 intently; 13157 keenly; 19899 attentively; 32234 fixedly; 40031 raptly
Camp can be the perfect place to develop problem-solving skills, hone life skills, and perfect communication and interaction skills.
HONE
1) noun: точильный камень/сланец, оселок, хонинговальная головка
desc: a whetstone, especially one used to sharpen razors.
2) verb: хонинговать, затачивать, притирать, ворчать, хныкать, горевать
desc: sharpen (a blade); refine or perfect (something) over a period of time.
syn: 1) 36073 hone
2) 996 improve; 2345 enhance; 2896 practice; 6695 refine; 7867 perfect; 8016 polish; 9134 hone; 1891 file
Time will tell, in the meantime, this is an indispensable account of the most vital saga in modern music.
INDISPENSABLE
adj: незаменимый, необходимый, обязательный, нужный, не допускающий исключений
desc: absolutely necessary.
syn: 1094 key; 1959 essential; 2413 crucial; 2933 vital; 4503 required; 9137 indispensable; 10172 imperative
Road rage is not one of my vices but I do get frustrated if I am stuck in traffic either due to road works or congestion.
CONGESTION
noun: скопление, перегрузка, застой, затор, пробка, закупорка, перенаселенность, теснота, куча, груда
desc: the state of being congested.
syn: 9139 congestion; 16074 blockage; 45002 clogging; 16044 bottleneck; 26878 jamming; 31215 overcrowding
Today, the indigo used to dye the heavy cotton fibers to make denim is produced synthetically.
DYE
1) noun: красящее вещество, цвет, окраска
desc: a natural or synthetic substance used to add a color to or change the color of something.
2) verb: красить, принимать краску
desc: add a color to or change the color of (something) by soaking it in a solution impregnated with a dye.
syn: 1) 9295 pigment; 9141 dye; 13308 coloring; 42835 colorant; 15277 bleach; 19657 rinse
2) 7488 stain; 14597 dye; 17620 tint
A large coalition of Palestinian civil society groups is now calling on Oxfam to sever ties with her "immediately."
SEVER
verb: разрывать, разъединять, перерезать, отделять, отрубать, разлучать
desc: divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly.
syn: 494 break; 1935 separate; 2927 split; 4333 dissolve; 6727 undo; 9142 sever; 17768 amputate
One attack came in the form of an interview in "Olam Katan," a weekly pamphlet distributed in synagogues across the country.
PAMPHLET
noun: брошюра, памфлет, технический проспект
desc: a small booklet or leaflet containing information or arguments about a single subject.
syn: 6215 tract; 6680 brochure; 9144 pamphlet; 10882 booklet; 14067 leaflet
Officers have been trained to aim at the belt buckle of the target to avoid hitting the head, which could still cause death.
BUCKLE
1) noun: пряжка, стяжка, хомутик, скоба, изгиб
desc: a flat, typically rectangular frame with a hinged pin, used for joining the ends of a belt or strap.
2) verb: сгибаться, застегивать пряжку, приниматься энергично за дело, готовиться, жениться
desc: fasten or decorate with a buckle; bend and give way under pressure or strain.
syn: 1) 4266 catch; 11899 buckle; 17747 fastener; 21323 clasp; 33878 fastening; 48174 hasp
2) 3233 collapse; 3517 fold; 9146 buckle; 10007 bulge; 12148 crumple; 16353 warp; 2505 secure; 6383 clip
That area, which belongs to the Maori people there in terms of ancestral use, he would walk all over.
ANCESTRAL
adj: родовой, наследственный
desc: of, belonging to, inherited from, or denoting an ancestor or ancestors.
syn: 11082 familial; 13756 inherited; 9151 ancestral
My grandmother Nellie wore long skirts and aprons, and her hair in a tight bun at the back of her neck.
BUN
noun: булочка, пучок, узел, бочка, белочка
desc: a bread roll of various shapes and flavorings, typically sweetened and often containing dried fruit; a hairstyle in which the hair is drawn back into a tight coil at the back of the head; a person's buttocks.
syn: 9152 bun
However, where there are grounds for doubt or uncertainty on factual accuracy, this needs to be indicated.
FACTUAL
adj: фактический, фактографический, основанный на фактах, действительный
desc: concerned with what is actually the case rather than interpretations of or reactions to it.
syn: 1610 scientific; 2745 accurate; 3363 exact; 3776 genuine; 9158 factual; 20331 verifiable; 2546 honest
Early nests are often in a shrub or on a bracken fern, and later nests are usually on the ground under a shrub, often a blueberry.
FERN
noun: папоротник
desc: a flowerless plant that has feathery or leafy fronds and reproduces by spores released from the undersides of the fronds. Ferns have a vascular system for the transport of water and nutrients.
syn: 9162 fern
It is exactly about the stipulation that warrants inscription of the numbers and letters in black against a white backdrop.
INSCRIPTION
noun: надпись, краткое посвящение, формула рецепта
desc: words inscribed, as on a monument or in a book.
syn: 7097 dedication; 9164 inscription; 9124 autograph; 2553 impression; 2635 label; 3406 legend
The concrete walls are largely unadorned, but in places are tinted dull pink or blue and clad in horizontal slats of dark tropical hardwood.
HARDWOOD
noun: твердая древесина
desc: the wood from a broadleaved tree (such as oak, ash, or beech) as distinguished from that of conifers; (in gardening) mature growth on shrubs and other plants from which cuttings may be taken.
syn: 9165 hardwood
Lethargic and lacking self-confidence, he was a quiet dreamer, with interests in theology, art history, and oriental religions.
ORIENTAL
1) noun: житель Востока
desc: a person of East Asian descent.
2) adj: восточный, азиатский, востоковедческий
desc: of, from, or characteristic of East Asia; (of a pearl or other jewel) orient.
syn: 1) 58267 oriental
2) 9169 oriental
The beach swarms with children on summer weekends.
SWARM
1) noun: стая, толпа, туча, пчелиный рой, масса, куча
desc: a large or dense group of insects, especially flying ones.
2) verb: роиться, копошиться, лезть, толпиться, карабкаться
desc: (of insects) move in or form a swarm; move somewhere in large numbers.
syn: 1) 1299 flight; 1924 cloud; 10967 swarm; 1999 mass; 2581 pack; 5228 herd; 5778 mob; 6691 flock
2) 4568 flood; 4908 crowd; 9170 swarm; 26198 throng; 944 fly; 4785 circle; 5093 hover; 6597 migrate
She wasn't aware of missing a father figure, although her stepfather later became an important part of her life.
STEPFATHER
noun: отчим
desc: a man who is married to one's mother after the divorce of one's parents or the death of one's father.
syn: 9172 stepfather
Sometimes on an exceptionally high tide the water flows over the weir causing a tidal effect as far up as Kingston.
TIDAL
adj: приливный, приливно-отливный
desc: of, relating to, or affected by tides.
syn: 9175 tidal
The Americans at the raisin had suffered not only a defeat but a massacre.
RAISIN
noun: изюм, изюминка
desc: a partially dried grape.
syn: 9176 raisin
We should welcome an opportunity to mitigate the misery of a lingering death of a person who longs to die.
MITIGATE
verb: смягчать, уменьшать, облегчать, умерять, успокаивать боль
desc: make less severe, serious, or painful.
syn: 3793 relieve; 3989 diminish; 4916 soften; 14331 dull; 7660 alleviate; 7784 lessen; 9178 mitigate; 13681 abate; 17454 assuage
The court had been told that at the time Miss Lacy had been serving as part of a riot squad during unrest in Bradford.
UNREST
noun: беспорядки, волнения, беспокойство
desc: a state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation in a group of people, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder.
syn: 2483 anxiety; 3961 worry; 9664 apprehension; 9182 unrest; 14150 nervousness; 29775 disquiet
Hot showers, a humidifier, and gargling with warm saltwater aid drainage, shrink inflamed membranes and soothe sore-throat pain.
SOOTHE
verb: успокаивать, утешать, смягчать, облегчать, униматься
desc: gently calm (a person or their feelings).
syn: 4222 calm; 9183 soothe; 12196 quiet; 16925 lull; 12797 appease; 19944 pacify; 3250 ease; 3793 relieve
He climbed down over her, and somehow she twisted enough to clasp her arms about his middle.
CLASP
1) noun: застежка, зажим, пряжка, рукопожатие, объятие
desc: a device with interlocking parts used for fastening things together; an embrace.
2) verb: роиться, копошиться, лезть, толпиться, карабкаться
desc: grasp (something) tightly with one's hand; fasten (something) with a small device, typically a metal one.
syn: 1) 4241 clip; 4266 catch; 17747 fastener; 21323 clasp; 26979 popper
2) 2489 embrace; 3888 hug; 4214 grasp; 5199 clutch; 5374 grip; 8073 fasten; 9185 clasp
That's why it's so troubling today to see Clark join in the same self-fulfilling wave of determined pessimism and obstruction he battled four years ago.
OBSTRUCTION
noun: препятствие, обструкция, непроходимость, закупорка, помеха, заграждение, затруднение продвижения
desc: the action of obstructing or the state of being obstructed.
syn: 1693 difficulty; 2625 barrier; 3595 obstacle; 9186 obstruction; 10853 impediment; 11856 blockade
In this process, which is much faster than that using guillotine cutters, tow is dyed, finished, cut, dried, screened, and bagged in one continuous operation.
TOW
1) noun: буксир, кудель, пакля, трос, бечева
desc: an act of towing a vehicle or boat; the coarse and broken part of flax or hemp prepared for spinning.
2) verb: буксировать, тащить, тянуть на бечеве
desc: (of a motor vehicle or boat) pull (another vehicle or boat) along with a rope, chain, or tow bar.
syn: 1) 9187 tow
2) 592 draw; 2140 drag; 4224 haul; 6293 tug; 9993 tow
A lot of FBI agents like to say that the Bureau is a calling, not a career.
CALLING
noun: призвание, профессия, занятие
desc: the loud cries or shouts of an animal or person; a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation.
syn: 246 business; 1096 mission; 2903 profession; 3356 occupation; 9189 calling; 10141 vocation
He raised his head to look at her, meeting her eyes and giving her a sly smile, causing a faint blush to appear on her cheeks.
BLUSH
1) noun: румянец, краска смущения/стыда, розоватый оттенок
desc: a reddening of the face as a sign of embarrassment or shame; a wine with a slight pink tint made in the manner of white wine but from red grape varieties.
2) verb: краснеть, разрумяниться, зардеться
desc: develop a pink tinge in the face from embarrassment or shame.
syn: 1) 11907 blush; 23986 rouge; 46153 blusher
2) 6013 flush; 9190 blush; 16967 redden
I thought I'd get out and view some more of the capital from the best vantage point of all, the top deck of a London bus.
VANTAGE
noun: преимущество, выгодная/удобная позиция, пункт наблюдения
desc: a place or position affording a good view of something.
syn: 9192 vantage
But our boys showed true grit, managing to force the game into extra time with a well-taken goal from Parkin on 80 minutes.
GRIT
1) noun: песок, зернистость, гравий, мужество, выдержка, твердость характера, дробь для очистки литья, радикал, либерал
desc: small, loose particles of stone or sand; courage and resolve; strength of character.
2) verb: скрипеть, посыпать гравием/песком
desc: clench (the teeth), especially in order to keep one's resolve when faced with an unpleasant or painful duty; move with or make a grating sound.
syn: 1) 3876 determination; 9195 grit; 12665 bravery; 14040 perseverance; 15175 tenacity; 17997 fortitude; 5687 gravel; 11404 shingle
2) 8669 grate; 8991 clench; 13810 grit; 31011 gnash
From a deep gash in her forehead, blood trickled down the side of her face and along her neck, spilling to the ground to form a small puddle of the red liquid.
PUDDLE
1) noun: ванна, грязь, беспорядок, пудлинговая крица, лужа
desc: a small pool of liquid, especially of rainwater on the ground; clay and sand mixed with water and used as a watertight covering for embankments.
2) verb: барахтаться, месить глину, трамбовать, марать, мутить воду, смущать, сбивать с толку
desc: wet or cover (a surface) with water, especially rainwater; line (a hole) with puddle.
syn: 1) 9197 puddle; 10720 slick
2) 21929 dawdle; 30394 potter; 37738 puddle; 50149 mooch; 7756 wade; 15328 dabble
However, they still chirp for their mother to feed them, until they gain enough independence and fend for themselves.
FEND
verb: парировать, заботиться, отражать, не подпускать, отгонять
desc: look after and provide for oneself, without any help from others; defend oneself from a blow, attack, or attacker.
syn: 9198 fend
Zhuk doesn't want to shutter the business, but also wants to act as ethically as possible.
SHUTTER
1) noun: затвор, жалюзи, ставня, заслонка, задвижка
desc: each of a pair of hinged panels, often louvered, fixed inside or outside a window that can be closed for security or privacy or to keep out light; a device that opens and closes to expose the film in a camera.
2) verb: закрывать ставнями
desc: close the shutters of (a window or building).
syn: 1) 9199 shutter
2) 34881 shutter
She would hate and despise him for it, not to mention that it showed he was weak.
DESPISE
verb: презирать
desc: feel contempt or a deep repugnance for.
syn: 9204 despise; 12993 loathe; 14842 deride; 15839 spurn; 16685 scorn
Whitefoot listened with something very like dismay in his heart.
DISMAY
1) noun: тревога, испуг, страх, уныние
desc: consternation and distress, typically that caused by something unexpected.
2) verb: тревожить, пугать, ужасать, приводить в уныние
desc: cause (someone) to feel consternation and distress.
syn: 1) 2312 shock; 3721 alarm; 4348 panic; 4609 disappointment; 5569 sadness; 9206 dismay
2) 4244 discourage; 8356 disappoint; 11724 depress; 12752 sadden; 16496 dismay; 23412 perturb
It would be the kind of meeting that takes place between all incoming and outgoing governors, basically a standard transition briefing.
OUTGOING
1) noun: издержки
desc: a person's regular expenditure.
2) adj: исходящий, уходящий, общительный, отбывающий, дружелюбный, отзывчивый
desc: friendly and socially confident; leaving an office or position, especially after an election defeat or completed term of office.
syn: 2) 11984 outward; 24901 departing; 16058 retiring; 43449 exiting; 9208 outgoing; 9394 expansive; 16909 affable; 17962 gregarious
The choice between trapping and evicting an intruder is a recurring dilemma in cyber security.
INTRUDER
noun: незваный гость, самозванец, назойливый человек, самолет вторжения
desc: a person who intrudes, especially into a building with criminal intent.
syn: 9209 intruder; 10025 invader; 11334 burglar; 17672 stalker; 21427 interloper; 23244 impostor
In either case you belong in the 'Land of Misfit Toys' with the choo choo train with square wheels and the water pistol that squirts jelly.
JELLY
1) noun: желе, студень, гелигнит
desc: a sweet, clear, semisolid, somewhat elastic spread or preserve made from fruit juice and sugar boiled to a thick consistency.
2) adj: превращать в желе/студень, застывать
desc: set (food) as or in a jelly.
syn: 1) 9212 jelly; 16964 gelatin; 41993 aspic; 16955 lubricant; 17468 ointment
Among the many factors which have driven him, one has been his wish to emulate his grandfather.
EMULATE
verb: подражать, соперничать, следовать примеру, стремиться превзойти
desc: match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
syn: 8731 rival; 9213 emulate; 16538 outdo; 4948 copy; 6232 imitate; 6933 mimic; 33297 ape
However, methods used to harvest the timber, such as clear cutting and logging of old-growth trees, are questionable from an environmental standpoint.
LOGGING
noun: лесозаготовки
desc: the activity or business of felling trees and cutting and preparing the timber.
syn: 9215 logging
The lining of the shoe contains a bladder which houses the air chambers which inflate, making them like air bags for the feet.
BLADDER
noun: мочевой пузырь, камера, пустомеля
desc: a membranous sac in humans and other animals, in which urine is collected for excretion; anything inflated and hollow.
syn: 9216 bladder
A constant refrain from Australian political parties not only in the recent election campaign but for generations has been that Australia cannot afford more money for national defence.
REFRAIN
1) noun: рефрен, припев
desc: a repeated line or number of lines in a poem or song, typically at the end of each verse.
2) verb: воздерживаться, сдерживать, обуздывать
desc: stop oneself from doing something.
syn: 1) 13266 refrain; 18095 exhortation; 19027 buzzword
2) 9217 refrain; 10923 renounce; 14315 abstain; 23122 desist
He was a lavish philanthropist, endowing hospitals and libraries as well as the famous art gallery.
LAVISH
1) adj: щедрый, расточительный, обильный, чрезмерный
desc: sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.
2) verb: расточать, быть щедрым
desc: bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities upon.
syn: 1) 6306 abundant; 9219 lavish; 9801 plentiful; 11259 prolific; 15174 sumptuous; 36931 fulsome
2) 1908 pour; 2918 load; 8134 shower; 9632 bestow; 10819 heap; 11199 smother; 17238 lavish
Can we tighten our belts, knuckle down and use that knowledge that our forefathers and mothers gave us?
KNUCKLE
1) noun: кулак, ножка, шарнир, кастет, сустав пальца, зуб
desc: a part of a finger at a joint where the bone is near the surface, especially where the finger joins the hand.
2) verb: постучать/ударить костяшками пальцев
desc: rub or press (something, especially the eyes) with the knuckles.
syn: 1) 5131 knot; 6221 lump; 8002 knob; 22428 nub; 8574 prominence; 9221 knuckle; 11838 bulge
2) 24744 knuckle
The Mayflower pilgrims were sent back to sea from the coast of Massachusetts, because the immigration quotas were full.
PILGRIM
noun: паломник, пилигрим, странник, богомолец
desc: a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.
syn: 2410 tourist; 3825 traveler; 9225 pilgrim; 34260 wayfarer
Democrats are trying to curtail the parliamentary ploy, but there are plenty of reasons for liberals to love it.
CURTAIL
verb: сокращать, урезать, сворачивать, укорачивать
desc: reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
syn: 3393 decrease; 3565 restrict; 4968 trim; 6383 clip; 6830 curb; 6925 restrain; 7526 inhibit; 9229 curtail
Because we use knives and forks every day, we do not notice how they hamper us.
HAMPER
1) noun: корзина с крышкой/с гостинцами, пакет с лакомствами
desc: necessary but cumbersome equipment on a ship; a large basket with a lid used for laundry
2) verb: препятствовать, мешать, тормозить, затруднять, стеснять движения
desc: hinder or impede the movement or progress of.
syn: 1) 19464 hamper; 34700 pannier
2) 8965 impede; 9233 hamper; 10970 obstruct; 18366 shackle; 29050 debilitate; 30140 encumber
In only one case, that of the grant of the estate of John Brewes to Thomas Brewes on account of the idiocy of the former, can blood lineage have said to have played a significant part in determining the fate of a grant.
LINEAGE
noun: происхождение, родословная, построчная оплата, число строк в печатной странице
desc: lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree; a sequence of species each of which is considered to have evolved from its predecessor.
syn: 276 line; 740 stock; 5516 descent; 9235 lineage; 10712 extraction; 11074 ancestry; 14920 pedigree
Last week that phrase had become the defining motto and operating credo for the military and foreign policy of the Bush administration.
MOTTO
noun: девиз, лозунг, эпиграф
desc: a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution.
syn: 6155 slogan; 9237 motto; 13351 proverb; 16370 maxim; 16448 adage; 17763 axiom; 18010 dictum
Other fragrant scents to human senses are most often those produced by flowers visited by pollinators.
FRAGRANT
adj: ароматный, благоухающий, благовонный, душистый
desc: having a pleasant or sweet smell.
syn: 9245 fragrant; 14566 aromatic; 17584 scented; 23348 perfumed; 30962 sweet-smelling; 36708 odorous
We get a lot of Japanese takeaways, but I really love a traditional roast with Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
GRAVY
noun: соус, подливка, легкая нажива, взятка, сок, выделяющийся из мяса, незаконные доходы
desc: the fat and juices exuding from meat during cooking; unearned or unexpected money.
syn: 9253 gravy
On a larger societal scale, the best way to reach equilibrium between these energies is through a free and open society and free markets.
EQUILIBRIUM
noun: равновесие, уравновешенность
desc: a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.
syn: 2981 stability; 9254 equilibrium; 10415 symmetry; 26940 steadiness; 36474 evenness; 57451 equipoise
I will teach you to become the most graceful, flattering, attractive, irresistible lady at court.
IRRESISTIBLE
adj: непреодолимый, неопровержимый, неотразимый
desc: too attractive and tempting to be resisted.
syn: 1160 powerful; 8716 tempting; 4927 compelling; 9257 irresistible; 3597 overwhelming; 14683 alluring
A high domed roof and Ionic-Corinthian pillars give the General Post Office in Kolkata an imposing appearance.
IMPOSING
adj: внушительный, импозантный, вальяжный, производящий сильное впечатление
desc: grand and impressive in appearance.
syn: 3279 impressive; 4638 striking; 5556 magnificent; 8575 commanding; 9262 imposing; 11738 stately
Far from being typical of the Swiss bourgeois his enemies have described, his ideas were highly innovative and far ahead of his time.
BOURGEOIS
1) noun: буржуа, горожанин, боргес
desc: a bourgeois person.
2) adj: буржуазный
desc: of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
syn: 1) 14246 traditionalist; 28745 conformist; 30055 bourgeois; 32294 reactionary
2) 4882 middle-class; 5809 predictable; 9263 bourgeois; 19816 staid; 54163 unadventurous
Hibs are coy about the cost, but the ballpark figure for such stadium developments is typically 1million per 1,000 seats.
BALLPARK
noun: стадион, примерное количество
desc: a baseball stadium or field.
syn: 522 ground; 3177 pitch; 4161 stadium; 9264 ballpark
The picture is often dark and grainy, shadow detail is quite murky and poor, and the colors seem slightly faded most of the time.
MURKY
adj: темный, мрачный, пасмурный, сомнительный
desc: dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.
syn: 5804 dim; 6576 muddy; 9265 murky; 11381 misty; 9929 shadowy; 10054 gloomy; 10472 cloudy
The guns raised in unison, the sighting of the game, the rounds of shots, the thud as a prey is felled, and then the silence.
SIGHTING
noun: обнаружение, прицеливание
desc: the power or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; vision; an act, fact, or instance of seeing.
syn: 9267 sighting
The social services field was in continual upheaval and the future seemed bleak.
UPHEAVAL
noun: переворот, сдвиг, смещение пластов
desc: a violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
syn: 3357 confusion; 6349 disturbance; 6595 turmoil; 6883 disruption; 9268 upheaval; 11970 commotion
The A380 and 787 incidents have both, inadvertently, shown how indispensable the human factor is.
INADVERTENTLY
adv: ненароком
desc: without intention; accidentally.
syn: 9269 inadvertently; 12053 unconsciously; 16054 involuntarily; 17201 carelessly; 16821 unintentionally
Cayenne, a spicy seasoning used in subtropical cuisines, represents Spanish and Afro-Caribbean influences.
SEASONING
noun: приправа, выдерживание, старение металла
desc: salt, herbs, or spices added to food to enhance the flavor; the process of adjusting the moisture content of wood to make it more suitable for use as timber.
syn: 9270 seasoning; 10313 zest; 24707 flavoring; 32897 zing
From deep crevices we could feel the heat where lava had not as yet cooled from the last flow.
LAVA
noun: лава
desc: hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this.
syn: 9277 lava
Any doctor could learn as much about anthrax through reading a newspaper as they could through reading a medical text.
ANTHRAX
noun: сибирская язва, антракс, карбункул
desc: a notifiable bacterial disease of sheep and cattle, typically affecting the skin and lungs. It can be transmitted to humans, causing severe skin ulceration or a form of pneumonia (also called wool-sorter's disease).
syn: 9282 anthrax
It is equally imperative that capitalism has already developed in its womb significant elements of communism.
WOMB
noun: матка, чрево, лоно
desc: the uterus of the human female and certain higher mammals; the belly.
syn: 9283 womb
Within a predominantly corporate enclave, it introduces an informal, occasionally light-hearted and distinctly local emphasis.
ENCLAVE
noun: анклав, замкнутая группа, узкий круг
desc: a portion of territory within or surrounded by a larger territory whose inhabitants are culturally or ethnically distinct.
syn: 296 community; 431 class; 5704 clan; 9289 enclave; 15736 clique; 793 region; 1270 district; 8744 ghetto
It has been a long trek since their humble beginnings in the early 1950's, when there were no flights to Namibia from Germany, Europe or America.
TREK
1) noun: путешествие, переход, переселение
desc: a long arduous journey, especially one made on foot.
2) verb: переселяться, пересекать, делать большой переход
desc: go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot.
syn: 1) 2217 walk; 2425 journey; 5258 hike; 9292 trek; 16833 tramp; 30196 slog; 29723 ramble
2) 1082 travel; 3204 wander; 3506 march; 3976 trail; 10972 trudge; 12622 trek
Cagaptay says leftist groups have lately been protesting the NATO deployment of Patriot antimissile batteries on Turkish soil.
LEFTIST
1) noun: левый, левак, член левой партии
desc: a person who supports the political views or policies of the left.
2) adj: сторонник левых взглядов
desc: supportive of the political views or policies of the left.
syn: 1) 9293 leftist
2) 41385 leftist
The metals are brought to a suitable temperature in a furnace , and the weld is achieved by hammering or other mechanical pressure.
FURNACE
noun: печь, топка, очаг, кузнечный горн
desc: an enclosed structure in which material can be heated to very high temperatures, e.g., for smelting metals.
syn: 8888 heater; 9294 furnace; 11135 boiler; 15501 incinerator; 17046 kiln
Carefully done, night flight in single-engine airplanes isn't a crazy stunt; it can be the most fun you'll ever have.
STUNT
1) noun: трюк, эффектное выступление, фокус, штука, остановка в росте, фигура высшего пилотажа
desc: an action displaying spectacular skill and daring.
2) verb: останавливать рост, демонстрировать смелость/ловкость, показывать фокусы
desc: prevent from growing or developing properly; perform stunts, especially aerobatics.
syn: 1) 462 show; 1137 act; 3087 trick; 5838 deed; 7292 feat; 9298 stunt; 11850 exploit
2) 2153 arrest; 3565 restrict; 6830 curb; 7526 inhibit; 8965 impede; 9229 curtail; 14210 cramp; 19876 stunt
Amanda has been working to remove processed food from school menus and to eradicate harmful E numbers.
ERADICATE
verb: искоренять, уничтожать, вырывать с корнем
desc: destroy completely; put an end to.
syn: 1422 destroy; 1848 eliminate; 9302 eradicate; 18500 exterminate
After years of struggling to find cheap, reliable labor in Oklahoma, he had found a way to undercut his competitors without closing up shop and moving overseas.
UNDERCUT
1) noun: поднутрение, вырезка, подрубка, удар/бросок снизу, передний угол
desc: a space formed by the removal or absence of material from the lower part of something, such as a cliff, a coal seam, or part of a carving in relief; the underside of a sirloin of beef.
2) verb: подрезать, сбивать цену, поднутрять, продавать по более низким ценам
desc: offer goods or services at a lower price than (a competitor); cut or wear away the part below or under (something, especially a cliff); weaken; undermine; (in sports such as tennis or golf) strike (a ball) with a chopping motion so as to give it backspin.
syn: 2) 3725 undermine; 4527 weaken; 9304 undercut; 11595 destabilize; 14897 detract; 16612 belittle
Many augment their basic training with additional practice, on their own time and at their own expense.
AUGMENT
1) noun: увеличение, приращение, прибавление, шаг
desc: a vowel prefixed to past tenses of verbs in Greek and other Indo-European languages.
2) verb: увеличивать, прибавлять
desc: make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
syn: 2) 1449 extend; 1577 expand; 3093 strengthen; 3719 boost; 5998 intensify; 7659 enlarge; 9305 augment
It's a case of the more you attempt to avoid a public or shun publicity, the more it makes you enigmatic.
SHUN
verb: избегать, остерегаться, гнушаться, держаться в стороне
desc: persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
syn: 1379 ignore; 2040 reject; 9306 shun; 15839 spurn; 12211 eschew; 23382 shirk
It was really surprising to know that Camp Abubakar was a military fortress and not an ordinary Muslim community.
FORTRESS
noun: крепость
desc: a military stronghold, especially a strongly fortified town fit for a large garrison.
syn: 8706 fort; 9307 fortress; 10885 stronghold; 14539 bastion; 18336 fortification; 21361 citadel
We cannot go back, any more than the butterfly can again become a larva.
LARVA
noun: личинка
desc: the active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa, e.g., a caterpillar or grub.
syn: 9315 larva; 13595 caterpillar; 17312 grub; 18303 maggot
She must have been, for I have discovered that a little girl in the house was the rapper.
RAPPER
noun: дверной молоток, спирит, медиум, любитель поговорить, особенно на собраниях и т. п., исполнитель рэпа
desc: a person or thing that raps or knocks; the knocker of a door; (slang) a person who chats or talks, especially freely; a person who performs rap music, especially professionally.
syn: 3993 performer; 9317 rapper; 15225 vocalist
The prosecutors must also consider the possible negative economic fallout that likely will result at a time when the economy is already struggling.
FALLOUT
noun: радиоактивные осадки, последствие (чего-л.), пропадание (напр., разряда), выброс из кратера
desc: radioactive particles that are carried into the atmosphere after a nuclear explosion or accident and gradually fall back as dust or in precipitation; the adverse side effects or results of a situation.
syn: 427 effect; 1631 consequence; 1756 outcome; 9325 fallout; 18197 upshot
He watched the men as they loitered carelessly, paying little heed to how conspicuous they now were.
HEED
1) noun: внимание, осторожность
desc: careful attention.
2) verb: обращать внимание, внимательно следить
desc: pay attention to; take notice of.
syn: 1) 591 attention; 3613 notice; 19100 heed; 22286 attentiveness; 26617 mindfulness
2) 703 note; 1298 observe; 2095 regard; 9326 heed
For convenience as an image, the theory may liken man to a spider in its web, watching for chance prey.
LIKEN
verb: уподоблять, приравнивать, находить сходство, делать похожим
desc: point out the resemblance of someone or something to.
syn: 1081 relate; 1358 associate; 8143 equate; 9335 liken
The relatively scant amount of English written law is due not to wars and problems of documentary survival, but to its distance from post-Roman legal culture.
SCANT
1) adj: скудный, ограниченный, недостаточный
desc: barely sufficient or adequate.
2) verb: скупиться, ограничивать
desc: provide grudgingly or in insufficient amounts.
syn: 1) 1992 limited; 3001 slight; 5057 inadequate; 6870 scarce; 7225 insufficient; 9336 scant; 9821 meager
2) 50035 scant
But she's too drunk to keep her balance and the momentum of the lurch is enough to send her sprawling.
LURCH
1) noun: крен, шаткая походка, пошатывание, склонность
desc: an abrupt uncontrolled movement, especially an unsteady tilt or roll; leave an associate or friend abruptly and without assistance or support in a difficult situation.
2) verb: крениться, пошатываться, идти шатаясь
desc: make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements; stagger.
syn: 1) 2541 roll; 5739 listing; 12999 stagger; 17344 heave; 18139 lurch; 22632 wobble
2) 1525 lean; 2090 list; 3505 pitch; 4197 rock; 5122 tilt; 6001 sway; 9339 lurch; 35293 yaw; 7656 reel
Its annual budget was too modest and its financial future too uncertain to gamble big sums on expensive, start-from-scratch studies.
GAMBLE
1) noun: азартная игра, авантюра, рискованное предприятие
desc: an act of gambling; an enterprise undertaken or attempted with a risk of loss and a chance of profit or success.
2) verb: рисковать, играть в азартные игры, спекулировать
desc: play games of chance for money; bet; take risky action in the hope of a desired result.
syn: 1) 650 risk; 3315 venture; 4471 speculation; 4924 hazard; 11027 gamble; 4458 bet; 18241 flutter
2) 2715 bet; 7846 stake; 9342 gamble; 14762 game; 16990 wager; 5296 venture; 22504 chance
A brisk wind blew, causing dead leaves to dance in the air and cause those on the ground to ruffle across.
BRISK
adj: оживленный, юркий, шипучий, борзый, свежий, проворный, отрывистый
desc: active, fast, and energetic.
syn: 7574 impatient; 8872 abrupt; 9343 brisk; 21910 curt; 16072 no-nonsense; 19120 hurried; 3048 rapid
Those who do good will receive a bounty of gifts and those who run afoul of Santa will suffer through another holiday with only lumps of coal to warm their heart.
BOUNTY
noun: щедрость, подарок, правительственная премия
desc: generosity; liberality; a monetary gift or reward, typically given by a government, in particular.
syn: 14889 plenty; 17458 glut; 1386 gift; 2118 payment; 3415 reward; 3714 prize; 9344 bounty
He had held himself in such an awkward position for so long that his muscles were becoming cramped.
CRAMPED
adj: ограниченный, стесненный, неразборчивый, чрезмерно сжатый, страдающий от судорог
desc: feeling or causing someone to feel uncomfortably confined or hemmed in by lack of space; suffering from a cramp.
syn: 880 close; 8993 restricted; 9345 cramped; 13570 overcrowded; 21223 confined; 41678 poky
He kicked the jack-of-all-trades route to the curb, got himself a band, and made a quick metamorphosis into a brash rocker.
ROCKER
noun: рокер, коромысло, балансир, качалка, шатун, кулиса, лоток, крюк, поклонник рок-музыки
desc: a person who performs, dances to, or enjoys rock music, especially of a particular type; a thing that rocks, in particular; a curved bar or similar support on which something such as a chair or cradle can rock; the amount of curvature in the longitudinal contour of a boat or surfboard; any of the curved stripes below the chevron of a noncommissioned officer above the rank of sergeant.
syn: 9348 rocker; 12424 devotee; 14869 aficionado
I turned to my unwanted friend and with slight irritation in my voice said, 'Would you mind not watching?'
IRRITATION
noun: раздражение, возбуждение, гнев
desc: the state of feeling annoyed, impatient, or angry.
syn: 3261 frustration; 9349 irritation; 10785 annoyance; 11642 impatience; 9121 rash; 11293 tenderness
Trierweiler, a journalist for the glossy weekly Paris Match, was hospitalized for a week, ostensibly under the strain of events.
OSTENSIBLY
adv: якобы, по видимости
desc: apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually.
syn: 3567 seemingly; 4593 supposedly; 4700 allegedly; 9350 ostensibly; 4326 presumably; 20161 superficially
We are discussing the latest lawsuit, which she describes as suing a flea and winning the bite.
FLEA
noun: блоха
desc: any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking insects of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for their ability to leap; either of two common fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides, the very small, black C. felis (cat flea) or the similar but larger C. canis (dog flea) both of which infest cats, dogs, and occasionally humans.
syn: 9353 flea
Thus far their expedition had been like the jaunt of a gala day.
GALA
1) noun: раздражение, возбуждение, гнев
desc: a social occasion with special entertainments or performances; a festive occasion; celebration.
2) adj: праздничный, торжественный, парадный
desc: festive; festal; showy.
syn: 1) 913 ball; 2365 entertainment; 2531 concert; 3015 celebration; 3723 festival; 9359 gala
Through informal activity sessions they learn how to be tolerant of other religions and races.
TOLERANT
adj: толерантный, терпимый
desc: showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with; (of a plant, animal, or machine) able to endure (specified conditions or treatment).
syn: 9361 tolerant; 16746 lenient; 18024 open-minded; 28499 understanding; 14820 easygoing; 6871 charitable
The rainfall in the lower areas had not been abnormal and they had no way of knowing of the torrential rains higher up.
RAINFALL
noun: количество осадков, ливень
desc: the fall of rain.
syn: 3225 shower; 9363 rainfall; 9994 drizzle; 12111 precipitation; 14628 rainwater
With a jerk and a heave, the train stopped, sending Rebecca tumbling, laughing, on top of her husband.
HEAVE
1) noun: вспучивание, волнение, бросок, рвотное движение, поднимание и опускание, сдвиг, запал, горизонтальное смещение
desc: an act of heaving, especially a strong pull; a case of retching or vomiting; a disease of horses, with labored breathing.
2) verb: бросать, вздыматься, тужиться, тянуть, поворачиваться, напрягаться, перемещать, испускать, с трудом издавать, идти
desc: lift or haul (a heavy thing) with great effort; produce (a sigh); rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically.
syn: 1) 2541 roll; 5739 listing; 12999 stagger; 17344 heave; 18139 lurch; 22632 wobble
2) 2140 drag; 4224 haul; 6229 yank; 6293 tug; 9364 heave; 6626 surge; 15351 throb; 44107 palpitate
We do not concur with the opinions that have just been expressed by other parties in this Committee.
CONCUR
verb: совпадать, соглашаться, действовать сообща/совместно, сходиться во мнениях
desc: be of the same opinion; agree; happen or occur at the same time; coincide.
syn: 5475 correspond; 6752 coincide; 9365 concur; 15485 harmonize; 15773 acquiesce; 16084 synchronize
There's also a pretty good chance that we could have a last minute substitution for the cranberry relish.
CRANBERRY
noun: клюква
desc: a small, red, acid berry used in cooking; the evergreen dwarf shrub of the heath family that yields this fruit.
syn: 9366 cranberry
Not that I object to the use per se, but that there is a carelessness that borders on disregard for the actual content.
DISREGARD
1) noun: игнорирование, неуважение, равнодушие, пренебрежение, невнимание
desc: the action or state of disregarding or ignoring something.
2) verb: игнорировать, пренебрегать, не обращать внимания, не уважать, не придавать значения
desc: pay no attention to; ignore.
syn: 1) 6910 neglect; 8167 indifference; 9870 disdain; 13132 disregard; 15215 disrespect
2) 1379 ignore; 8580 discount; 9368 disregard
Two light coats of egg wash or milk and oil glaze are better than one heavy coat.
GLAZE
1) noun: глазурь, полива, лессировка, глянец, слой льда, ледяной покров
desc: a vitreous substance fused on to the surface of pottery to form a hard, impervious decorative coating; a liquid such as milk or beaten egg, used to form a smooth shiny coating on food; a thin, glassy coating of ice on the ground or the surface of water.
2) verb: остеклить, глазировать, тускнеть, покрывать льдом, полировать, лессировать, покрываться поволокой, лощить
desc: fit panes of glass into (a window or doorframe or similar structure); overlay or cover (food, fabric, etc.) with a smooth, shiny coating or finish; lose brightness and animation.
syn: 1) 2261 coat; 2670 paint; 9370 glaze; 13869 veneer
2) 917 finish; 4053 seal; 12048 glaze; 27193 varnish
The Dachshund was bred as a badger hound or hunting dog and is known to have existed from the oldest breeds of German hunting dogs such as the Bibarhund.
HOUND
1) noun: гончая, охотничья собака, негодяй
desc: a dog of a breed used for hunting, especially one able to track by scent.
2) verb: натравливать, подвергать преследованиям
desc: harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.
syn: 1) 9371 hound; 25648 greyhound; 41255 wolfhound
2) 3334 chase; 7249 harass; 13185 dog; 3443 hunt; 13310 persecute; 17401 hound; 18084 pester
I sometimes ​wonder what TV show he cribbed that ​line from.
CRIB
1) noun: детская кроватка, шпаргалка, плагиат, дом, подстрочник, хижина, кормушка, стойло, магазин
desc: a young child's bed with barred or latticed sides; a translation of a text for use by students, especially in a surreptitious way; an apartment or house; a heavy timber framework used in foundations for a building or to line a mine shaft.
2) verb: совершать плагиат, запирать, заключать в тесное помещение, списать, красть
desc: copy (another person's work) illicitly or without acknowledgment; restrain.
syn: 1) 9375 crib
2) 3235 borrow; 4408 cheat; 4948 copy; 27014 pilfer; 27142 plagiarize; 27641 crib
By 1957, another dread disease was all but conquered: acute anterior poliomyelitis, which might cripple for life those it did not kill.
DREAD
1) noun: страх, боязнь, опасения, пугало, то, что порождает страх
desc: great fear or apprehension; a person with dreadlocks.
2) adj: страшный, ужасный
desc: greatly feared; dreadful.
3) verb: бояться, страшиться, опасаться
desc: anticipate with great apprehension or fear.
syn: 1) 2483 anxiety; 2749 terror; 3340 horror; 3721 alarm; 9378 dread; 9206 dismay; 12992 fright
2) 56843 dread
3) 9552 dread
Emerging from the tent I saw the campers around us were hastily packing everything up and then dragging all their soaking gear to the shelter of the kitchen area, huddling there wet and cramped.
CAMPER
noun: кемпер, домик на колесах, отдыхающий, экскурсант, турист
desc: a person who spends a vacation in a tent or camp; a large motor vehicle with facilities for sleeping and cooking while camping.
syn: 9379 camper; 18797 vacationer
I would never ask another professional to put his livelihood on the line.
LIVELIHOOD
noun: средства к существованию/к жизни
desc: a means of securing the necessities of life.
syn: 246 business; 800 trade; 2550 employment; 3356 occupation; 243 job; 9381 livelihood; 1333 living
A good deal of the money also goes to a spreading bureaucracy of administrators, who now outnumber teachers on American campuses.
OUTNUMBER
verb: превосходить численно
desc: be more numerous than.
syn: 9383 outnumber; 16936 outstrip
Here, the path runs beside the river, which often tempts children in for a paddle.
PADDLE
1) noun: весло, лопасть, затвор, валек, гребля, плавник, плавательная пластинка
desc: a short pole with a broad blade at one or both ends, used without an oarlock to move a small boat or canoe through the water; an act of walking with bare feet in shallow water.
2) verb: плескаться, ковылять, играть руками, медленно грести, шлепать по воде
desc: move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles; beat (someone) with a paddle as a punishment; walk with bare feet in shallow water.
syn: 1) 7002 sweep; 11008 paddle; 15036 oar
2) 10064 row; 25250 scull; 358 walk; 6793 splash; 7682 bathe; 9384 paddle; 15328 dabble
He was given early release with stringent conditions but broke these conditions and found himself in jail again.
STRINGENT
adj: строгий, точный, обязательный, веский, убедительный, стесненный недостатком средств
desc: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
syn: 2344 severe; 3494 harsh; 3579 strict; 5532 rigid; 6701 rigorous; 9385 stringent; 10377 stern
Unlike Italian, stress is not required for monosyllabic and bisyllabic words; and unlike Spanish, stress is always assigned on the penultimate syllable of multisyllabic words.
SYLLABLE
1) noun: слог, слово, звук
desc: a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; e.g., there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.
2) verb: произносить по слогам
desc: pronounce (a word or phrase) clearly, syllable by syllable.
syn: 1) 9389 syllable
This thankfully flat area of expansive squares and elegant, grid-patterned streets is Lisbon's main shopping precinct.
EXPANSIVE
adj: экспансивный, обширный, открытый, несдержанный, откровенный
desc: covering a wide area in terms of space or scope; extensive or wide-ranging; (of a person or their manner) open, demonstrative, and communicative; tending toward economic or political expansion.
syn: 1975 vast; 2862 extensive; 7671 sprawling; 8821 spacious; 8748 sizable; 9394 expansive; 13488 roomy
Detail shots featuring blow-ups of these reflections punctuate the transcript like posters in a man-hunt for the missing photographer.
PUNCTUATE
verb: перемежать, акцентировать, прерывать, ставить знаки препинания, подчеркивать
desc: occur at intervals throughout (a continuing event or a place); insert punctuation marks in (text).
syn: 3430 interrupt; 3783 scatter; 4707 sprinkle; 5367 disrupt; 8427 dot; 9395 punctuate; 3271 correct
I think the recent electoral disaster will energize reasonable Republicans to form a caucus with the party.
ENERGIZE
verb: возбуждать, питать энергией, пропускать ток
desc: give vitality and enthusiasm to.
syn: 3560 motivate; 3719 boost; 6290 empower; 9402 energize; 10850 revitalize; 12783 animate; 21625 invigorate
She then fell to her knees and worked for a few moments at stoking the fire, tapping the logs with the metal prod first and then using the bellows, her fingers warming as the fire flared higher.
PROD
1) noun: тычок, толчок, шило, стимул, инструмент для прокалывания
desc: a poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object; a pointed implement, typically one discharging an electric current and used as a goad.
2) verb: тыкать, колоть, подгонять, пронзать, побуждать
desc: poke (someone) with a finger, foot, or pointed object.
syn: 1) 5551 push; 7972 dig; 15442 jab; 20121 poke; 21626 nudge; 23164 prod
2) 9403 prod; 19600 elbow; 2275 urge; 3133 prompt; 4480 stimulate; 4867 provoke
When the shot broke, I tried to run the bolt quickly and prepare for a follow up, as we had practiced, but my hands were suddenly awkward and clumsy.
CLUMSY
adj: неуклюжий, неловкий, неповоротливый, топорный, грубый, безрукий, бестактный
desc: awkward in movement or in handling things.
syn: 9406 clumsy; 14448 inept; 18827 lumbering; 29041 gauche; 35022 inelegant; 50262 maladroit
Born in Flint, Michigan, Bragman says he was a "fat gay Jewish kid... who grew up to be a Martian."
MARTIAN
1) noun: марсианин
desc: a hypothetical or fictional inhabitant of Mars.
2) adj: марсианский
desc: of or relating to the planet Mars or its supposed inhabitants.
syn: 1) 10025 invader; 22108 Martian; 32448 spaceman
2) 9408 Martian
Here is a fine example of journalistic hypocrisy, and you can never know that this is a sin I am guilty of.
HYPOCRISY
noun: лицемерие, притворство
desc: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
syn: 9410 hypocrisy; 11762 pretense; 22404 duplicity; 35332 insincerity; 42332 falseness
The land he first visited in 1809-11 was a rugged outpost of the Ottoman Empire, which had ruled the Greeks since the fifteenth century.
OUTPOST
noun: аванпост, застава, сторожевое охранение, отдаленное поселение
desc: a small military camp or position at some distance from the main force, used especially as a guard against surprise attack; a remote part of a country or empire.
syn: 937 base; 2180 settlement; 2161 post; 3701 colony; 9411 outpost; 14503 garrison
At breakfast a fat python likes to coil itself around the branches of one of the trees in the canopy just in front of the restaurant.
COIL
1) noun: катушка, змеевик, виток, кольцо, суматоха, проволочная спираль, шум
desc: a length of something wound or arranged in a spiral or sequence of rings; a confusion or turmoil.
2) verb: извиваться, свертывать спиралью, наматывать, укладывать в бухту, обматывать
desc: arrange or wind (something long and flexible) in a joined sequence of concentric circles or rings.
syn: 1) 4868 twist; 6405 curl; 8174 spiral; 9414 coil; 24283 helix; 30204 twirl
2) 9973 spiral; 11674 loop; 13691 coil; 26323 twine; 26313 convolute
There should be a day of national mourning when we grieve for the waste of life.
MOURNING
noun: траур, плач, скорбь, печаль, горе, рыдание
desc: the expression of deep sorrow for someone who has died, typically involving following certain conventions such as wearing black clothes.
syn: 5569 sadness; 6389 sorrow; 9419 mourning; 21086 bereavement; 25801 lamentation; 8271 woe
The multinational firms included those with large captive business process outsourcing centres serving parent firms abroad.
CAPTIVE
1) noun: пленник
desc: a person who has been taken prisoner or an animal that has been confined.
2) adj: пленный, взятый в плен
desc: imprisoned or confined.
syn: 1) 4003 hostage; 8162 detainee; 9423 captive; 37682 internee
2) 9684 attentive; 11377 captive; 16941 trapped; 17753 rapt; 19184 fascinated; 23031 spellbound; 20931 caged
The submission of the individual to the authority of the group and its representatives is also an overt element.
OVERT
adj: открытый, явный, очевидный, нескрываемый
desc: done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden.
syn: 581 open; 1696 obvious; 2518 apparent; 3489 evident; 3575 plain; 4872 explicit; 9426 overt
It generates revenues by hosting online backgammon, gin rummy and blackjack, as well as staging golf, darts and pool games.
GIN
1) noun: джин, козлы, подъемная лебедка, ворот, шкив, западня, силок
desc: a clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavored with juniper berries; a two-handed form of the card game rummy in which players are dealt ten cards each and attempt to produce a hand in which the point value of unmatched cards adds up to ten or less; a machine for raising and moving heavy weights; a snare for catching game.
2) verb: ловить в западню, очищать хлопок
desc: treat (cotton) in a gin; trap (a person or animal) in a gin.
syn: 1) 9432 gin
But since pasteurisation kills not only germs but also useful bacteria, a culture is added to the milk in order to reintroduce all essential bacteria.
GERM
noun: зародыш, микроб, эмбрион, происхождение
desc: a microorganism, especially one that causes disease; a portion of an organism capable of developing into a new one or part of one.
syn: 3637 bacteria; 4192 bug; 9438 germ; 1929 seed; 10363 microbe; 2563 origin; 5775 spark; 7049 nucleus
She wasn't emotionally disabled or hysterical but in these day she used to cry almost all the time.
HYSTERICAL
adj: истерический, истеричный
desc: deriving from or affected by uncontrolled extreme emotion.
syn: 9441 hysterical; 10904 hilarious; 15258 comical; 12208 distraught; 15131 feverish; 32558 panic-stricken
He was born with a natural affinity for the outdoors: he loved the mountains and rivers, as well as the forests and farms, birds, insects, wolves and bears.
AFFINITY
noun: сродство, близость, аффинитет, влечение, привлекательность, взаимная склонность, свойство
desc: a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.
syn: 4307 sympathy; 7718 empathy; 9071 kinship; 9443 affinity; 6040 correspondence; 7685 resemblance
This persecution of the already-overtaxed motorist is becoming almost as hysterical as the persecution of smokers and the hunting fraternity.
FRATERNITY
noun: братство, содружество, община, студенческая мужская организация
desc: a group of people sharing a common profession or interests; the state or feeling of friendship and mutual support within a group.
syn: 9444 fraternity; 14176 brotherhood; 507 society; 2097 association; 2630 gang; 5704 clan; 883 network
His films, as a result, are often repulsive; yet they contain the occasional flash of genius that may redeem the more unpalatable aspects of his work.
REDEEM
verb: выкупать, избавлять, спасать, возвращать, освобождать, исправлять, возмещать, выполнять
desc: compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something); gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.
syn: 2329 transfer; 2912 convert; 4180 exchange; 7380 cash; 9448 redeem; 17341 redress; 1292 deliver
But to attack him now, at a time when the Middle East is already on the brink of full-scale war, would be an act of terrible folly.
FOLLY
noun: глупость, безумие, безрассудство, дурость, недомыслие, дорогостоящий каприз
desc: lack of good sense; foolishness; a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park; a theatrical revue, typically with glamorous female performers.
syn: 9452 folly; 12416 stupidity; 16208 foolishness; 18995 craziness; 21190 silliness; 21830 recklessness
In Wharton's world, other people and the rigid expectations of stratified society conspire to strangle individual happiness.
STRANGLE
verb: душить, удавить, задыхаться, подавлять, жать
desc: squeeze or constrict the neck of (a person or animal), especially so as to cause death.
syn: 5278 choke; 9453 strangle; 11199 smother; 12903 suffocate; 18993 throttle; 31796 asphyxiate; 8418 stifle
Could these be the same birds that every year turn up hundreds of miles away along the desert coast just in time for the sea lion pupping season?
PUP
1) noun: самонадеянный молодой человек, щенок, волчонок, тюлененок
desc: a young dog; the young of certain other animals, as the rat or fur seal; a small plant developing as an offshoot from a mature plant.
2) verb: щениться
desc: (of female dogs and certain other animals) give birth to young.
syn: 1) 9455 pup; 14113 brat; 16009 upstart; 28607 know-it-all; 47456 whippersnapper
2) 31052 pup
The former stray , who had been Mr Boffey's companion for the past three years, was later found unharmed in another farm vehicle.
STRAY
1) noun: помехи, беспризорный/заблудившийся ребенок, побочные сигналы
desc: a stray person or thing, especially a domestic animal; electrical phenomena interfering with radio reception.
2) adj: случайный, бездомный, заблудившийся, бессвязный
desc: not in the right place; separated from the group or target; (of a physical quantity) arising as a consequence of the laws of physics, not by deliberate design, and usually having a detrimental effect on the operation or efficiency of equipment.
3) verb: заблудиться, сбиваться с пути, отклониться от темы, бродить, плутать
desc: move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place.
syn: 1) 7649 orphan; 16081 urchin; 26117 waif; 28999 stray; 46490 ragamuffin
2) 3372 homeless; 6266 abandoned; 9457 stray; 17015 wandering; 36828 vagrant
3) 9456 stray
We were barely into the appetizer when he asked a fairly basic question—where did my family live?
APPETIZER
noun: закуска
desc: a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite.able of developing into a new one or part of one.
syn: 1315 sample; 2042 taste; 2921 introduction; 9458 appetizer; 35065 foretaste
She blew a kiss to Wolf, called him little robber, and slid a wooden platter between the bars of the cage: two steaming lumps of goat's flesh, with a hunch of bread and a flask of wine.
HUNCH
1) noun: предчувствие, подозрение, горб, ломоть, толстый кусок
desc: a feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts; a humped position or thing.
2) verb: горбиться, сутулиться, сгибать
desc: raise (one's shoulders) and bend the top of one's body forward.
syn: 1) 805 feeling; 4274 instinct; 8678 intuition; 12656 hunch; 18588 premonition
2) 7305 huddle; 9459 hunch; 10633 stoop
It is a deliberate attempt to be different, a blatant statement that the cars are for the discerning driver who loves designer chic.
CHIC
1) noun: шик, элегантность
desc: stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind.
2) adj: шикарный, элегантный, модный, нарядный
desc: elegantly and stylishly fashionable.
syn: 1) 9483 elegance; 22413 panache; 23745 chic; 53093 stylishness
2) 2828 attractive; 3973 elegant; 7785 fashionable; 8881 stylish; 9461 chic; 13170 classy; 16542 well-dressed
The new construction is either an exact replica in style and form of the old part or done in complete contrast, with the aim of highlighting the difference between the periods.
REPLICA
noun: реплика, копия, точная копия, модель, репродукция
desc: an exact copy or model of something, especially one on a smaller scale.
syn: 1937 copy; 5728 reproduction; 7496 imitation; 9464 replica; 19300 facsimile; 23835 mock-up
The most important thing to do now was to second guess their pursuers and elude capture.
ELUDE
verb: ускользать, избегать, уклоняться, не приходить на ум
desc: evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way.
syn: 9160 puzzle; 9465 elude; 10794 confound; 14052 stump; 12101 baffle;14978 foil; 2045 escape; 2959 flee
These carefully tended spaces stand in marked contrast to much of the city, whose population has rapidly expanded over the past two decades and which is experiencing unchecked sprawl.
SPRAWL
1) noun: неуклюжая поза/движение
desc: an ungainly or carelessly relaxed position in which one's arms and legs are spread out.
2) verb: растягиваться, развалиться, разлечься, раскидывать небрежно/неуклюже, расползаться во все стороны
desc: sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly or awkward way.
syn: 1) 1999 mass; 3211 extension; 3532 stretch; 4052 spread; 11982 sprawl; 31803 straggle
2) 3233 collapse; 6903 slump; 9467 sprawl; 3976 trail; 12476 lounge; 14934 slouch; 18272 loll; 17546 ramble
The day was advancing when they came in sight of the Manor House.
ADVANCING
adj: продвигающийся, прогрессирующий, наступающий
desc: moving forward or progressing.
syn: 9471 advancing
We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness.
FIRSTHAND
1) adj: непосредственный, прямой, полученный из первых рук
desc: (of information or experience) from the original source or personal experience; direct.
2) adv: из первых рук
desc: from the first or original source
syn: 2) 1639 straight; 2649 personally; 9473 firsthand
Most observers look past church women's organizations, thinking that women's fellowships are only interested in spiritual matters such as Bible reading, praying, and singing.
FELLOWSHIP
noun: товарищество, братство, участие, общество, членство, компания, корпорация
desc: friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests; the status of a fellow of a college or society.
syn: 3055 friendship; 6296 solidarity; 1261 club; 9475 fellowship; 9939 communion; 507 society
"I'll show you what I mean," said Bartley with an ugly quiet, while his mustache began to twitch.
TWITCH
1) noun: подергивание, судорога, петля, резкое дергающее усилие, нервное состояние, скоба
desc: a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement; a stick with a small noose attached to one end. The noose may be twisted around the upper lip or the ear of a horse to subdue it, especially during veterinary procedures.
2) verb: дергаться, тащить
desc: give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement; apply a sudden pull or jerk to (a horse).
syn: 1) 8854 contraction; 11111 jolt; 11947 tremor; 11986 spasm; 13723 shudder; 16240 twitch
2) 5039 contract; 5774 jerk; 6229 yank; 9480 twitch; 21094 convulse
Victory is paramount and anything that gets in the way is deemed the enemy that must be destroyed at all costs.
PARAMOUNT
adj: первостепенный, верховный, важнейший, высший
desc: more important than anything else; supreme.
syn: 1450 chief; 1623 supreme; 2933 vital; 3194 dominant; 3328 principal; 9486 paramount
Again, this does not engender confidence in the reliability of the inspector's conclusions.
ENGENDER
verb: порождать, вызывать, зародить, зарождать, возбуждать
desc: cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
syn: 6568 spawn; 9494 engender; 12195 propagate; 21189 beget; 542 produce; 601 cause; 3133 prompt
Tony Flinn is showing off a fork, the handle bent into an arch, the tines twisted and elongated, which he bought from a local artisan.
ARTISAN
noun: ремесленник, мастер, мастеровой
desc: a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
syn: 9496 artisan; 45905 craftsperson; 51106 artificer