Refugee lesson vocab 1
Vocabulary/ Useful phrases from Refugee discussion on 13th November 2013
Terms in this set (19)
To avail (oneself) of something
To take advantage, make the best use of something (formal)
"Employees should avail themselves of the opportunity to buy shares "
Relevant to a particular situation
"She asked me a lot of pertinent questions"
Law abiding (adj.)
Used to describe people who don't break the law, follow society's rules.
A room, or group of rooms, where you can stay on a trip or on holiday
To keep someone against their will
"The police detained the murder suspect"
Used to describe someone is quiet and doesn't want to communicate with other people.
False, not real.
When you have nowhere to live, no possessions and no way or providing for yourself. "Thousands of people have been left destitute as a result of the war."
Sheep meat (but not lamb)
A place giving temporary protection from the weather
To run away from a situation of danger (past fled). "He was forced to flee the country."
(U.S.) - A place to wash your clothes if you don't have a washing machine. In UK, launderette.
A place where scrap metal is stored and sold (also scrapyard).
When a group of people do the same thing in large numbers. "People are emigrating to Australia in droves."
When something is cruel or severe. "It's hard for animals to survive in such a harsh climate."
The state of having a debt to someone (or a business or organisation). "Bill owes me 10 euros."
When you are sure you are right, and won't change your mind.
If someone is lenient, then the punishment they give (for a crime or wrong act) is more tolerant than expected. "He got a lenient sentence."
When something operates without a system or reason, or when a decision is made based on random choice. "An arbitrary decision" ( a decision without a reason).
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