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account for
to form a particular amount or part of
something, moodustama
accustomed to
to be familiar with something
and accept it as normal, harjunud
analysis
a careful examination of
something in order to understand it better, analüüs
apocryphal
an apocryphal story is
well-known but probably not true, kaheldava ehtsusega, ebaehtne
capacity
the amount of space a
container, room etc has to hold things or people.
mahutavus, suutvus, võime
circulation
the exchange of information, money
etc from one person to another in a group or society, ringlus
conformity
behaviour that obeys the accepted
rules of society or a group, and is the same as that of most other people, kuulekus
contemporary
someone who lived or was in a
particular place at the same time as someone else, kaasaegne
counterpart
someone or something that has the
same job or purpose as someone or something else in a different place, teisik, koopia; (täiendav)
vastand
conversion to
when you change something from
one form, purpose, or system to a different one, pöördumine, üleminek
courtesy
polite behaviour and respect
for other people, viisakus
crescent
a curved shape that is wider
in the middle and pointed at the ends, poolkuukujuline
criteria
standards that you use to judge
something or make a decision about something, (criterion) kriteeriumid
differentiate
to recognize or express the
difference between things or people [= distinguish], eristama
doctoral thesis
a long piece of writing about a
particular subject that you do as part of an advanced
university degree (plural = theses), väitekiri
enlist
to persuade someone to help you to do
something, värbama
formulate
to develop something such as a plan
or a set of rules, and decide all the details of how it
will be done, (täpselt) sõnastama
fragile
easily broken or damaged, habras
gauche
doing or saying wrong or
impolite things, especially because you do not know the right way to behave, taktitu
gadget
a small, useful, and cleverly-designed
machine or tool, vidin
give (somebody) a hand
to help someone do something, aitama
humanitarian
concerned
with improving bad living conditions and preventing unfair treatment of people
hypothesis
an idea that is
suggested as an explanation for something, but that has not yet been proved to be true (plural =
hypotheses) hüpotees
illumination
a clear explanation or
understanding of a particular subject, valgustus
impact on
to have an important or noticeable
effect on someone or something, mõju
indispensable
someone or something that is
indispensable is so important or useful that it is
impossible to manage without them, asendamatu
influential
having a lot of influence and
therefore changing the way people think and behave
ingenious
an ingenious plan, idea,
or object works well and is the result of clever
thinking and new ideas, leidlik, nutikas
instalment
one of the parts of a story that
appears as a series of parts, especially in a
magazine, newspaper etc, trükise osa
insular
interested in your own group, country,
way of life etc and no others - used to show
disapproval, kitsarinnaline, ühekülgne
intimation
an indirect or unclear sign that
something may happen; the act of officially telling
someone about something, vihje, teadustus
lateral thinking
a way of thinking in which you
use your imagination to see relationships between
things that are not normally thought of together, loov mõtlemine
merchant
someone who buys and
sells goods in large quantities, kaupmees
multinational
a multinational company has
factories, offices, and business activities in many
different countries
multitask
to do several things at the same time
myriad
a very large number of things, lõpmatu, suur arv
phenomenon
something that happens or exists
in society, science, or nature, especially something
that is studied because it is difficult to understand
(plural = phenomena), nähtus
pilgrimage
a journey to a holy place for religious reasons, palverännak
posthumously
happening, printed etc after someone's death, surmajärgselt
pragmatic
dealing with problems in a sensible,
practical way instead of strictly following a set of
ideas, asjalik
reform
a change or changes made to a
system or organization in order to improve it
reluctantly
unwillingly, vastumeelselt
renowned
famous and admired
repression
cruel and severe control of a large
group of people
rigorous
careful, thorough, and exact, range, karm
scribe
someone in the past whose job was to make written copies of official documents, kirjutaja
simultaneous
things that are simultaneous happen at exactly the same time
sinister
making you feel that something evil,
dangerous, or illegal is happening or will happen, pahaendeline, võigas
somebody's hands are tied
if someone's
hands are tied, they cannot help in a particular
situation because of rules, laws etc
spire
a roof that rises steeply to a point on top of
a tower, especially on a church, torn
stereotypical
lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
stroke
if someone has a stroke, an artery (=tube
carrying blood) in their brain suddenly bursts or
becomes blocked, so that they may die or be unable to use some muscles, insult
submit to
to agree to obey a person, group, set
of rules, especially when you have no choice
subsequent
happening or coming after something else, järgnev
summon
to order someone to come to a place
survey
to look at or consider someone or
something carefully, especially in order to form an
opinion about them, vaatlema
tackle
to try to deal with a difficult problem
theologian
someone who has studied theology, teoloog
think outside the box
to think of new,
different, or unusual ways of doing something,
especially in business
thriving
a thriving company,
business etc is very successful, jõudsalt edenev
trace
to find someone or something that
has disappeared by searching for them carefully
turn your hand to (doing) something
to do something well, even if it is the first time you have tried
unreliable
unable to be trusted or depended on
wayfarer
old-fashioned; literary someone who travels from one place to another on foot, jalakäija, teekäija
vocation
the feeling that the purpose of your life
is to do a particular type of work, especially because it allows you to help other people, kutsumus