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Vocabulary Unit 1

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anticipate
verb, to expect something or prepare for something before it happens
(Are you anticipating a big crowd at the party tonight?)
(erwarten, ahnen)
assertion
noun, a statement that you strongly believe is true
(I don't agree with his assertion that men are safer drivers than woman.)
(Behauptung)
believe wholeheartedly
to be completely sure about something
(I believe wholeheartedly that this plan will succeed.)
choose wisely
make a good decision about something
(He chose his staff wisely, and the company was a huge success.)
clueless
adj, without any knowledge about a situation or subject
come back to haunt you
idiom, it has a bad consequences at a later time.
(Her earlier lies have come back to haunt her now.)
courage in the face of an affliction
the ability to stay brave even though you are suffering
(Despite their problems, they remain positive and show courage in the face of affliction.)
critical thinking skills
the ability to analiyse or evaluate information without letting feelings or opinions influence you
(Many people believe that that critical thinking skills should be taught in schools.)
enquiring mind
noun, Someone who always wants to find out about things
(She had inherited her father's enquiring mind and was hungry for knowledge and information.)
eye-opener
noun, Something that surprises you and teaches you new facts about life, people, etc.
(Living in a new country can be a real eye-opener.)
go to incredible lengths
idiom, to try extremely hard to achieve something
(She went to incredible lengths to impress her friends.)
hoodwink sb into
verb, to deceive or trick someone
(He hoodwinked us into agreeing.)
lap up
phrasel verb, to accept or believe something with enthusiasm
(They positively lapped up everything he said.)
make a flying visit
to visit somebody for a short period of time
(We won't have time to stop long-we're just making a flying visit on our way to Boston.)
make an informed choice
to make a choice that is based on good information
(Tese leaflets will help you make an informed choice about your treatment.)
mismatch
noun, an occasion when people or things are put together that are not suitable for each other
(There is a mismatch between the capacity of the airport and the large number of people wanting to fly from it.)
out in all weathers
outside whatever the weather is like
(I wouldn't like to be a fisherman. They have to be out in all weathers to make a living.)
perform a trick
to do a magic trick in order to entertain people
(I really liked it when he performed the trick of pulling a rabbit out of a hat.)
positive outlook
you think the future is likely to be good.
(She has a positive outlook on life.)
serendipity
noun, when you are lucky and find something interesting or valuable by chance
(Our meeting was pure serendipity.)
Glücksfall
set foot in
to go to or into a certain place
(That owner of that shop is so rude! I'm not seeting foot foot in there again.)
share a viewpoint
to have the same opinions about something
(We do not agree on everything, but we share a viewpoint on what is best for the children.)
splitting headache
a very bad pain in your head
(I have got a splitting headache.)
suffer from stage fright
to be scared of performing in public
(Although he has a lot of experience as an actor, he still suffers from stage fright.)
well-intentioned
adj, wanting to have good effects, but sometimes having bad effects that were not expected
(It was well-intentioned plan, but it did more harm than good in the long run.)
gut gemeint
in the long run
langfristig, auf Dauer
(It did more harm than good in the long run.)
more harm than good
mehr schaden als nützen