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German Vocabulary (C1 & C2)

Continuously adding new German words I am learning or the previously known words that I find important to mark. Sources: German words come from reading German books & magazines, definitions come mostly from Linguee, Leo.
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das Tiefland
lowland, lowlands
mitunter
sometimes, every now and then
prunkvoll
splendid, magnificent
höfisch
courtly
die Geschichtsschreibung
historiography, writing of history
das Hoheitsgebiet
territory, sovereign territory
unvermindert
unabated, undiminished, unrelieved
die Frühverrentung
early retirement
die Inwertsetzung
valorisation
das Fernmeldewesen
telecommunications
aufweisen (etw. Akk.)
have, show (sth.), exhibit, boast (sth.), present, feature
das Organisationsrecht
organisational right, law of organisation, right to organise
Abs. [der Absatz]
para. [paragraph]
GG [das Grundgesetz]
Basic Law, German Federal Constitution, constitution
die Richtschnur
guide, guideline, guiding principle
die Unzulänglichkeiten​ (Pl.)
shortcomings, inadequacies, deficiencies
das Pendel
pendulum
fungieren
function, serve (as)
die Tragweite
scope, implications, consequences, magnitude
dennoch
nevertheless, yet, still, however, nonetheless
die Einräumung
concession, grant (of rights)
der Handlungsspielraum
scope, room for manoeuvre, leeway
das Dienstrecht
service law
das Entgelt
pay, remuneration, compensation, fee
die Geltendmachung
assertion, enforcement, exercise
die Gebietskörperschaft
local authority, regional authority
herbeiführen (etw. Akk.)
bring about, effect, cause, trigger (sth.)
veräußern (etw. Akk.)
sell (sth.), dispose of, divest
konkludent
implied
die Verve
verve, enthusiasm, spirit
durchfechten
fight to get something through
die Fesseln (Pl.)
fetters, bonds, chains, shackles
die Neugliederung
restructuring, reorganisation, reclassification
einstig
sometime, erstwhile, former, past
andernfalls
otherwise, or else, failing which
unaufhörlich
incessant, constant, unceasing
auftürmen; sich etwas auftürmen
pile up; tower, loom, bank up
nachahmen (jdn./etw. Akk.)
imitate (sb./sth.), mimic, emulate
der Bestand
stock, inventory, portfolio, holdings
abzüglich
less, minus, ex
das Gefälle
slope, gap, gradient, disparity
austarieren
tare, balance, balance out
das Tafelsilber
silverware, family silver, silver plate
die Einkünfte (Pl.)
income, gains, earnings, revenue
die Auszehrung
emaciation, depletion, wasting
preisgeben (etw. Akk.)
disclose, reveal, give away, relinquish, divulge (sth.)
die Niederlassungsfreiheit
freedom of establishment
billigen (etw. Akk.)
approve, endorse, okay, accept, approve of (sth.)
sog. [sogenannt]
so-called, purported
die Schlüsselstelle
key point, key section, key position, key location, key role
infolgedessen
as a result, consequently, therefore, hence
einwenden (etw. Akk.)
object (to sth.)
die Errungenschaft
achievement, accomplishment, attainment
das Bekenntnis
commitment, confession, denomination, avowal
die Auskunft
information, disclosure, intelligence, advice
(jmdm. über etw. Akk.) Auskunft geben
inform (sb. about sth.), provide information
der Begründungszusammenhang
rationale, context of justification, correlation
der Wettlauf
race, footrace; race to the bottom
unerlässlich
essential, indispensable, imperative, vital
die Verachtung
contempt, scorn, disdain
die Marktgängigkeit
merchantability, marketability, market mobility
verleiten
induce, tempt, entice, seduce, mislead
der Steuersatz
tax rate, rate of taxation
die Keimzelle
nucleus, hotbed, wellspring
flächendeckend
comprehensive, area-wide, nationwide, exhaustive, with blanket coverage
monieren (etw. Akk.)
question, complain (about), criticise, query (sth.)
erschwinglich
affordable, accessible
zulasten
at the expense of
wenngleich
although, even though, though, albeit
der Widerhall
echo, resonance, reverberation, repercussion
flankieren
flank, accompany, support
das Geflecht
network, netting, mesh, meshwork, plexus, web
hinken
limp, hobble
die Daseinsvorsorge
public services, services of general interest, provident care for the wellbeing of people
ehern
iron, cast-iron, brazen
einst
once, at one time, formerly
sich (Akk.) vollziehen
take place
das Gesichtspunkt
point of view, aspect, perspective, factor, angle
verflochten
intertwined, interwoven, interlinked, entangled
die arme Socke [Redewendung]
poor soul
versetzen (jmdn./etw. Akk.)
transfer, move, stand up, offset,
in die Lage versetzen
enable, ensure
das Lippenbekenntnis
lip service
lenken (etw. Akk.)
steer, direct, guide, channel
vermeintlich
supposed, alleged, presumed; supposedly, allegedly
der Trugschluss
fallacy, false conclusion, misconception
übereinstimmen
correspond, match, concur, tally
die Auffassung
conception, view, opinion, notion
deckungsgleich
congruent
nahezu
almost, virtually, nearly, practically
sich (Akk.) auflehnen
rebel, revolt, rise up
sein Dasein fristen
vegetate, languish
die Auslegung
interpretation; design, layout
der Schluffi
slacker
verhängnisvoll
disastrous, catastrophic, ominous, ill-fated
die Widerlegung
refutation, rebuttal, disproof
gedeihlich
beneficial, prosperous, thriving
gedeihen
thrive, flourish, prosper, burgeon
auf Gedeih und Verderb [Redewendung]
for better or worse; at the mercy of
der Sachzwang
(practical/factual) constraint
überbordend
exuberant, excessive, burgeoning, overt
der Müßiggang
idleness
die Obhut
care, custody
entarten
degenerate
lähmen (etw. Akk.)
paralyse, cripple, lame
ausufern
get out of hand, escalate, proliferate
entrichten
pay
spreizen (etw. Akk.)
spread
der Lohnabstand
wage gap
dreist
bold, brash, brazen, audacious, cheeky, daring
bezichtigen (jdn.)
accuse, charge
lindern (etw. Akk.)
alleviate, mitigate, ease
pauken
cram, read up, bone up, swot
büffeln
cram, read up, bone up, swot
ochsen
cram, read up, bone up, swot
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