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misfit
אדם לא מתאים
I was a bit of a social misfit at college because I didn't like going out at night.
ignorant
בור
He is an uneducated and ignorant man.
card carrying
משוייך ל..
wannabe
מישהו ששואף למשהו ועוד לא הגיע לזה
flunk
נכשל ( בבחינה וכומה)
staycation
חופשה שנשארים בה בבית או בקרבת מקום
spite
זדון, רע לב; טינה
scholar
מלומד
David's never been much of a scholar.
swank
להתרבב, רברבן
keepsake
מזכרת
We were given books as keepsakes of the trip.
stillborn
עובר שנולד מת
memoir
זכרון, ביוגרפיה
escort
ללוות
ex con
אסיר שהשתחרר
veil
מִסווה, מעטה, רעלה, הינומה, צעיף
sample
דגימה, מדגם, לדגום
A urine sample.
desirability
רציות
"There's a strong decrease in desirability of the brand," said the manger.
redundant
מיותר, עודף
In the sentence "She is a single unmarried woman", the word "unmarried" is redundant.
fracture
סדק, שבר
juxtapose
להציב בסמיכות, להשוות על מנת להדגיש
contemplative
שקוע בהרהורים
She was staring out over the lake, looking contemplative.
relinquish
לוותר
His family were forced to flee Germany and relinquish their property.
revenue
הכנסה
The factory lost revenue because of the strike by the workers.
midst
תוך, אמצע
incompetent
חסר תפקוד
He has described the government as corrupt and incompetent.
gruff
גס, קשה, מחוספס, זועף, קודר
query
לשאול, לפקפק
vicinity
סביבה, קרבה
Anyone who happened to be in the vicinity could have been injured or killed.
impose
לכפות, להטיל
Judges are imposing increasingly heavy fines for minor driving offences.
invariably
בקביעות
embodiment
התגלמות
egregious
שַׁעֲרוּרִיָּתִי, מֵבִישׁ
It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.
divulge
גלה, חשף
Journalists do not divulge their sources.
gratuitous
שניתן חינם; ללא הצדקה
The film was criticized for its gratuitous violence.
insofar
כמה ש... , ככל ש..
Insofar as I know, there are no other complications for obtaining the building permit
enmity
טינה
There's a long history of enmity between the two stars.
accumulate
לצבור, לאגור
During a successful business career, she accumulated a great amount of wealth.
audacious
נועז, חצוף
She made an audacious decision to quit her job.
mundane
יום יומי, שגרתי, רגיל
Mundane chores, like washing dishes and cleaning.
wistful
מלא געגוע, עגום
calamity
אסון
Floods, earthquakes, and other calamities.
ominous
מבשר רעות, מאיים
inundate
להציף
If the dam breaks it will inundate large parts of the town.
postpone
לדחות
We've had to postpone going to France because the children are ill.
unbridled
בלתי ניתן לריסון, חסר מעצורים
The crowd was swept with unbridled enthusiasm.
asperse
השמצה, הכפשה
H'e aspersed the place and its inhabitants'
swoon
להתעלף, להתלהב ולהתרגש מאוד
The audience swooned with delight.
equate
להשוות, להחשיב שני דברים כאותו דבר
He complained that there was a tendency to equate right-wing politics with self-interest.
ostensibly
לכאורה
Their ostensible goal was to clean up government corruption, but their real aim was to unseat the government.
turbulent
סוער, גועש
This has been a turbulent week for the administration.
collaborate
לשתף פעולה
The two companies agreed to collaborate.
reconcile
להתפייס, לישב
They were finally reconciled with each other, after not speaking for nearly five years.
angst
חרדה
All my children went through a period of late-adolescent angst.
scapegoat
שעיר לעזאזל
The CEO was made the scapegoat for the company's failures.
cocky
שחצן, רברבן
Don't get too cocky about your recent success.
incite
להסית
She incited racial hatred by making anti-Semitic posters.
emigrate
להגר
Millions of Germans emigrated from Europe to America in the 19th century.

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