How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

25 terms

ENGLISH TEACHING FORUM

terminology found in this material
STUDY
PLAY
Quandary
n. State of uncertainty.
Board
n. A group of people who control an organization.
Ad hoc
adj. Done or formed for a particular purpose only.
Prescriptive
adj. Describing what should be done, prescribing.
Comprehensive
adj. Including a deal with almost all aspects of sth.
juggle
- inf. to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people - inf. to change results or information recorded as numbers so that a situation seems to be better that it really is
reticent
adj. unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings
emeritus
adj. no longer having a position, especially in a college or university, but keeping the title of the position
copious
adj. in large amounts; more than enough
abound
v. to exist in large numbers
hone
v. -to make something perfect or completely suitable for its purpose -to sharpen an object
stopgap
n. something intended for temporary use until something better or more suitable can be found
scramble (MOVE QUICKLY)
V. -[I usually + adverb or preposition] to move or climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands to help you -to compete with other people for something there is very little of [+ to infinitive]
scramble (TAKE OFF)
v. specialized to (cause a plane to) take off very quickly
scramble (MIX)
v. to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried
scramble (QUICK MOVEMENT)
n. -a climb which is difficult so that you have to use your hands to help you - an act of hurrying [+ to infinitive] -a hurried attempt to get something
scramble (SPORT)
n. a motocross event
haphazard
v. not having an obvious order or plan
tenable
adj. (of an opinion or position) able to be defended successfully or held for a particular period of time
binder
n. a hard cover in which paper documents or magazines are stored
alternatively
adv. used to suggest another possibility
subsume
v.to include something or someone as part of a larger group
freshman
n. (inf) a first year studying at university or school - (for)someone who has recently started any particular job or activity
tailor-made
specially made for a particular purpose
be tailor-made for sth
to have all the right skills and abilities for a particular task