56 terms

CLB 7/8 Summer 2016


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obsessed (adj.)
if you are this, you can not stop doing something or thinking about someone or something
humiliating (adj.)
very embarrassing
diversity (n.)
showing a great deal of variety
come across (phrasal verb = p.v.)
to find or discover s/t by chance
conform (v.)
behave in the same way as most other people
passion (n.)
strong and barely controllable emotion
standardize (v.)
make uniform, equalize
elaborate (v. and adj.)
expand on, add detail to
human resources (n.)
the people working for a business or organization
endure (v.)
live through, experience (often something difficult)
revolution (v.)
a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized or in people's ideas about it
evolution (n.)
the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form
fundamental (adj.)
basic, important, necessary
take for granted (p.v.)
1. to fail to appreciate the value of something
2. to accept something as true without questioning or testing
deal with (p.v.)
to take action in order to achieve s/t or solve a problem
transformation (n.)
a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance
talent (n.)
natural ability or skill
commemorate (v.)
to honour
terrain (n.)
the surface of the land
noteworthy (adj.)
noticeable, worth mentioning
lineup (n.)
a list of people or groups that are going to perform
highlight (n.)
one of the best parts
persevere (v.)
to keep trying to do something and not give up even though it is difficult
to settle for something (p.v.)
to accept something even though you are not completely satisfied with it
betray (v.)
to be disloyal to
bluff (v.)
to make someone believe you will do something that you don't really plan to do
flatter (v.)
to praise in an exaggerated way; often in order to please or persuade
conceal (v.)
to hide carefully
obstacle (n.)
something that prevents you from making progress
long shot (n.)
a solution that has little chance of being successful
hiccup (idiom)
a problem which causes a delay but is not very serious
persistent (adj.)
continuing firmly in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition
ongoing (adj.)
continuing; still in progress
trivial (adj.)
of little value or importance
"right around the corner"
in the near future
"off the top of one's head"
to think of something without looking it up or trying hard to figure it out
"cut corners"
do something poorly or incompletely
"blow it"
to make a big mistake
"odds are"
it is likely
"slip one's mind"
to forget something
place a premium on
give high importance to
personality, character
worried, uneasy
courtesy, politeness in behavior or speech
clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence
claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof
to express one's disapproval or disagreement with something
to suggest an idea or theory
to give special importance or value to something
to show that something exists or is true
to think about something that is important
accept or admit the existence or truth of
make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others
to find or learn (possibly unexpectedly)
to declare solemnly and formally as true
to come to a decision about something