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Useful Vocabulary for CAE Test V
Terms in this set (16)
(noun) a long, angry speech, usually very critical. She launched into an angry/furious tirade about how she had been unfairly treated.
(adj) very noticeable or attracting attention, often in a way that is not wanted. He tried not to look conspicuous and moved slowly along the back of the room.
(noun) the idea of something that will or might happen in the future. The prospect of spending three whole days with her fills me with horror.
(adj) depressing, discouraging, harsh, there is little hope for the future. The economic outlook is bleak.
(adj) fundamentally different; entirely unlike. The two cultures were so utterly disparate that she found it hard to adapt from one to the other.
(noun) a pause or rest from something difficult or unpleasant. We worked for hours without respite.
(adj.) difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand. The answers to these questions remain as elusive as ever.
Success, however, remained elusive for her.
(noun) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply. Human Resources managers complain that there is a dearth of talented candidates.
(adj) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased, often because something has happened or been achieved. He was elated by the news that he had won a full scholarship.
(adj) using too many words; not succinct (sisutihe). While the reply is longer and more verbose, it is no less vague.
(verb) 1. to smother, prevent from breathing;
2. to hold back; suppress; restrain
We should be encouraging new ideas, not stifling them.
(adj) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane. She gave a clear and lucid account of her plans for the company's future.
(adj) providing the right conditions for something good to happen or exist. Such a noisy environment was not conducive to a good night's sleep.
(adj) feeling sad and guilty. Wretched and remorseful, he drags himself back to his forgiving father.
(noun) an intentional act, especially a very bad or very good one. It seems to me that a lot of evil deeds are done in the name of religion
(verb) to be very sorry for something bad you have done in the past and wish that you had not done. He repented (of his sins) just hours before he died.
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