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vocabulary chapter 5

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consideration
1 [uncountable] formal careful thought and attention, especially before making an official or important decision:
grief
1 [uncountable] extreme sadness, especially because someone you love has died
helpless
1 unable to look after yourself or to do anything to help yourself:
He began to feel depressed and helpless.
a vicious attack on a helpless victim
Newman threw out a hand in a helpless gesture.
impulsive
someone who is impulsive does things without considering the possible dangers or problems first:
Rosa was impulsive and sometimes regretted things she'd done.
In a burst of impulsive generosity, I offered to pay.
manipulate
to make someone think and behave exactly as you want them to, by skilfully deceiving or influencing them:
He was one of those men who manipulated people.
manners
the way in which someone behaves towards or talks to other people:
She has a calm relaxed manner.
proceed
1 formal to continue to do something that has already been planned or started [↪ proceeds]
reinforce
1 to give support to an opinion, idea, or feeling, and make it stronger:
The film reinforces the idea that women should be pretty and dumb.
slam
1door etc [intransitive and transitive] if a door, gate etc slams, or if someone slams it, it shuts with a loud noise [= bang]:
We heard a car door slam.
He slammed the door shut.
wail
1 [transitive] to say something in a loud, sad, and complaining way:
'But what shall I do?' Bernard wailed.
writh
to twist your body from side to side violently, especially because you are suffering pain
writhe in pain/agony etc
He lay writhing in pain.
authoritative
2 behaving or speaking in a confident, determined way that makes people respect and obey you:
He has a commanding presence and an authoritative voice.
jerk
to move with a quick sudden movement, or to make part of your body move in this way:
Wilcox jerked his head to indicate that they should move on.
moan
to complain in an annoying way, especially in an unhappy voice and without good reason:
'I feel seasick already,' she moaned.
pleadingly
in an emotional way that shows you very much want someone to do something:
Kathleen looked at him pleadingly.
poll
1 to ask a lot of people the same questions in order to find out what they think about a subject:
18% of the women we polled said their husbands had a drinking problem.
propel
3 to move someone into a new situation or make them do something
propel somebody to/into something
The film propelled her to stardom.
Company directors were propelled into action.
remainder
the part of something that is left after everything else has gone or been dealt with [= the rest]:
The remainder must be paid by the end of June.
the remainder of
He spent the remainder of his police career behind a desk.
remedy
1 a way of dealing with a problem or making a bad situation better [= solution]:
sob
1 [intransitive] to cry noisily while breathing in short sudden bursts:
He began sobbing uncontrollably.
steady
intransitive and transitive] to hold someone or something so they become more balanced or controlled, or to become more balanced or controlled
straighten
straighten something ↔ out to deal with problems or a confused situation and make it better, especially by organizing things [= sort
with ease
if you do something with ease, it is very easy for you to do it [= easily]:
They won with ease.