Terms in this set (100)
- very modern
- belonging to a time in the future
e.g: The FUTURISTIC sports stadium is the pride of the city.
- not easily annoyed
- not easily worried
e.g: She is one of those IMPERTURBABLE people who never get angry or upset.
- a person who's from the same country
e.g: Nadal has defeated his COMPATRIOT Federer in the quarter final.
- the fact of floating, being able to float or able to keep things floating
e.g: Salt water has more BUOYANCY than fresh water.
- making somebody/something unable to live or work normally
e.g: His INCAPACITATING injury put him out of contention for the championship.
- to make a list of sth
- to list out sth
e.g: She ENUMERATES the things we need to buy - sugar, tea and sandwiches.
- talking about budget
- when it comes to budget
e.g: BUDGET-WISE, we should stay in a hostel instead of a hotel.
-WISE: relating to a particular thing: Money-wise, food-wise, weather-wise, clothes-wise.
- a person who did a job before somebody else
- thing, such as a machine, that has been followed or replaced by something else
e.g: The new BMW has a more powerful engine than its PREDECESSORS.
- to pull a tree, plant, etc. out of the ground
- to leave a place where you have lived for a long time; to make somebody do this
e.g: She UPROOTED herself, left the farm and moved to London.
e.g: Many fish INGENIOUSLY protect their eggs from predators.
- causing problems instead of solving them
- having opposite effects
e.g: Paying children too much attention when they misbehave can be SELF-DEFEATING.
- to make sth necessary
e.g: Recent financial scandals have NECESSITATED changes in parliamentary procedures.
- making your skin less dry
e.g: If you are worried about wrinkles, use a MOISTURIZING cream everyday.
- to be greater in number than sb/sth
e.g: They lost the battle, despite OUTNUMBERING the enemy by two to one.
- the fact of being frequently away from work or school, especially without good reasons
e.g: Few active steps were taken to measure, understand, or manage the occurrence of ABSENTEEISM.
e.g: The police sergeant grabbed the startled robber and UNCEREMONIOUSLY marched him back inside.
- cannot be replaced
e.g: I'm scanning my grandfather's photos on my computer because it'd be IRREPLACEABLE if anything happened to them.
- without expression or emotion
e.g: She stood there completely EXPRESSIONLESS, so I had no idea at all what she was thinking.
e.g: The news conference was UNSPEAKABLY boring.
- easily influenced and therefore a little naiive
e.g: Advertising is particularly effective on those who are highly SUGGESTIBLE.
- wanted by many people
e.g: At the age of 17 she is already one of Hollywood's most SOUGHT-AFTER actresses.
- if an actor istypecast, he or she is always given the same kind of character to play
e.g: He always gets TYPECAST as the villain.
- able to control others confidently
- showing confident
e.g: Jack strode MASTERFULLY into the room.
- the state of living with another person and having a sexual relationship with them without being married
e.g: On average, not surprisingly marriages last longer and are more stable than unmarried COHABITATION.
- an environmentalist
e.g: Kazumi is an ECO-WARRIOR on a mission to protect the environment.
- having no symptoms
e.g: The majority of infected persons are ASYMPTOMATIC and unaware of their condition.
- an occasion when all the people of a country can vote on an important issue [ON]
e.g: Despite opposition from Kiev and the West, Crimea moved forward with a REFERENDUM in which voters overwhelmingly backed seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia.
- unwilling to take risks
e.g: Australian voters are naturally RISK-AVERSE and will not run headlong into a change of government.
- to make sb feel guilty in order to do sth
e.g: He's just trying to GUILT-TRIP you INTO paying him more.
- in the air
e.g: The pilot did manage to get the plane AIRBORNE.
e.g: He was still rumbling DISCONTENTEDLY when Pile returned home bearing a folder of foolscap sheets.
- showing signs of developing into a cancer
e.g: PRECANCEROUS conditions can be diagnosed from the early stage.
- unable to leave your home, especially because you are ill
e.g: I've finally figured out why soap operas are, and logically should be, so popular with generations of HOUSEBOUND people who are too old to go out.
- in a safe condition to drive
e.g: Dozens of police motorcycles have been taken off the road in London after routine inspections found them not to be ROADWORTHY.
- (of person or skin) rough and damaged because the person spends a lot of time outside
e.g: The boat had been freshly repainted in bright colors for the occasion, and beside it stood 5 sinewy WEATHER-BEATEN sailors.
- looking clean, neat and carefully dressed
e.g: The two-year course in art and design has turned in into a WELL-GROOMED young man.
- not becoming involved
e.g: I had no choice but to cut back to HANDS-OFF style - getting involved in exceptions only.
e.g: The boats surrounded the whales, drove them into nets, where they became ENMESHED and were rendered helplessly by harpoon thrusts.
- spending a lot of money
e.g: The economy appears to have begun recovering, but businesses don't expect customers to return to SPENDTHRIFT ways anytime soon.
- the state of being ready or willing to do something
e.g: I was surprised by his PREPAREDNESS to break the law.
- being friendly as a neighbor
e.g: It was very NEIGHBORLY of them to call around and ask if we wanted help moving furniture.
- easy to understand and not needing any more explanation
e.g: The printed instructions are quote SELF-EXPLANATORY. There's no need for me to further explain anything.
- relating to discipline
e.g: The committee members promised that appropriate DISCIPLINARY measures would be taken against the offenders.
e.g: I have an INCONSIDERATE neighbor who plays loud music late at night.
- living in water that's not salty
e.g: FRESHWATER fish always live in lakes and rivers.
- a person who likes chocolate very much and eats a lot of it
e.g: James is a CHOCOHOLIC. He eats chocolate as a hobby.
- a type of society in which women have most of the authority and power, or a society in which property belongs to women and is given to children by women rather than men
e.g: In MATRIARCHY, descent and relationship are determined through the female line.
Điện tâm đồ.
e.g: Impedance CARDIOGRAPH is a plethysmography technique of using sensors to detect the properties of the blood flow in the thorax.
Ca mổ ruột thừa.
e.g: Last year I had an APPENDECTOMY.
- equally far or close
e.g: My house is EQUIDISTANT from the two pubs in the village.
FEET FIRST (adv)
- with your feet touching the ground before any other part of your body
e.g: When gorillas descend, they do so FEET FIRST, lowering themselves with their arms.
- very upset, depressed
e.g: The unresponsive audience made the lecturer somewhat DISHEARTENED.
- the fact of not appearing
e.g: They won the case because of the NON-APPEARANCE of the defendant.
- the fact of managing a business or an organization in a bad or dishonest way
e.g: He accused the local authority of MALADMINISTRATION.
- unable to move
e.g: I want to make sure all my dependants will be financially secure if I'm INCAPACITATED in any way.
Hợp pháp hóa.
- to make sth legal
- to stop sth from being illegal
e.g: I really believe that it would be a major mistake to DECRIMINALIZE any drugs that are currently illegal.
- cannot be governed
e.g: There is so much fight between rival groups that the country has become practically UNGOVERNABLE.
e.g: I was a bit DEMORALIZED by my performance in he first exam, but I decided to make extra effort in the ones left.
- an unenviable duty or necessary action is unpleasant or difficult
e.g: She was given the UNENVIABLE task of informing the losers.
- a disappointing end to an exciting or impressive series of events
e.g: Travelling in Europe was something of an ANTICLIMAX after years he had spent in Africa.
Vô căn cứ.
- unconfirmed, unsupported, unverified
e.g: The rumors are completely UNSUBSTANTIATED and I would urge everyone not to believe them.
- to divide something among people
- to give a share of something to somebody
e.g: Don't you think it is a bit early to APPORTION blame? (= đổ lỗi)
- to cause someone to experience something, usually an emotion or a pain, less strongly than before
e.g: Some analysis worry that violence on TV might DESENSITIZE children to violence in real life.
- the act of unfairly treating one person better than others because you like them better
e.g: No FAVORITISM is practiced in this company. All staff work their way up based on meritocracy.
e.g: Despite the setbacks he faced, he remained a man of remarkable BUOYANCY.
- filled with feelings of admiration or respect
e.g: AWESTRUCK fans crowd near the stage the moment the pop star appears.
- clever and wise but sometimes difficult to understand
e.g: Jeff is always coming up with GNOMIC utterances that do make any sense.
GNOME (n) châm ngôn.
- to enjoy oneself in a luxurious way
e.g: To pamper herself after a hard day's work. Jane decided to LUXURIATE in a hot spa.
- difficult to measure or understand
e.g: The impact of this oil spillage on the environment is IMPONDERABLE.
Lính dự bị.
e.g: Jack has been called away as a RESERVIST ever since the war started.
- without thinking carefully before doing something
e.g: The government is taking care not to rush HEADLONG into another controversy.
- without being aware of
e.g: SUBCONSCIOUSLY, she was looking for the father she had never known.
- the state of being confidential
e.g: All letters will be treated with complete CONFIDENTIALITY.
- the quality or state of being uniform
- the state of being equal
e.g: They tried to ensure UNIFORMITY across different departments.
- not habitable
e.g: The building did not fit to live in. It was totally UNINHABITABLE.
- the fact of continuing sth
e.g: This year saw a CONTINUATION in the upward trend in sales.
e.g: "Have you got any MISGIVINGS about the cooperation?" "Oh no, I'm sure it will be successful".
- based on knowledge from books
e.g: Mary has no practical experience of treating sick animals. She only has BOOKISH knowledge of the subject.
e.g: Next week, the Sunday mass will be held to COMMEMORATE the victim of the holocaust.
- a fault in somebody's character, a plan, a system, etc.
e.g: That bicycle lacks a few spokes in the wheels, but I think you can ignore such a minor SHORTCOMING and buy it at the low cost offered.
e.g: "Where's Peter?" "I suppose he is outside in the BACKYARD".
- not endurable
e.g: The pain became UNENDURABLE during the night, so I called the doctor.
- to bring animals or plants under human control in order to provide food, power, or company
e.g: Cattle and chickens are DOMESTICATED animals.
- not imaginable
e.g: The prize he has won is simply UNIMAGINABLE. I can't think what he is going to do with such a lot of money.
e.g: It's Frank's OBSTINACY that drives his parents crazy.
- very determined to do what you want without listening to others
e.g: I've tried to advise my daughter against hitch-hiking, but she's so HEADSTRONG.
Thuật ngữ kĩ thuật.
- the small details of how to do something or how something works
e.g: This book is full of TECHNICALITIES.
e.g: He must be drunk. He's making NONSENSICAL remarks.
Start ANEW = start AFRESH.
e.g: I'm going to quit my job, move abroad and start completely ANEW.
- a person who was in prison
e.g: Hundred of unemployed EXPRISONERS could be pushed back toward crime by the closure of job training programs.
Sự công nhận.
e.g: The private school feared losing its ACCREDITATION with the state's university system.
- harmful [TO]
e.g: The newspaper report before the trial may have had a PREJUDICIAL effect on the verdict.
- having a strong desire for the things that other people have
e.g: Nick gazed COVETOUSLY at his neighbor's shining motorbike.
- unwilling to stop opposing somebody/something
- cannot be changed
e.g: Our local Member of Parliament is an IMPLACABLE opponent of all plans to extend the city.
Sự nhẹ dạ.
e.g: FICKLENESS is sometimes said to be more characteristic of women than men but I think that this is a false stereotype.
- the use of natural oils that smell sweet for controlling pain or for rubbing into the body during massage
e.g: Nowadays a lot of people prefer alternative medicine systems, such as acupuncture, AROMATHERAPY.
- If something bad is symptomatic OF something else, it is caused by the other thing and is proof that it exists
e.g: This behavior is SYMPTOMATIC OF his general lack of self-confidence.
- belonging to mammals
e.g: Dolphins, MAMMALIAN species, give birth to one calf every two years.
Đạo đức giả.
- behaviour in which somebody pretends to have moral standards or opinions that they do not actually have
e.g: I think it's sheer HYPOCRISY to get married in church if you don't believe in God.
- a road built around a town or village so that traffic does not need to travel through it
e.g: The new BYPASS has certainly made things a lot easier in the town centre since it has taken away all the through traffic.
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