Terms in this set (20)
convict somebody (of something) to decide and state officially in court that somebody is guilty of a crime
a convicted murderer
He was convicted of fraud.
There wasn't enough evidence to convict her.
1.conviction (for something) the act of finding somebody guilty of a crime in court; the fact of having been found guilty
2.conviction (that...) a strong opinion or belief
strong political/moral convictions
She was motivated by deep religious conviction.
3.[uncountable] the feeling or appearance of believing something strongly and of being sure about it
'Not true!' she said with conviction.
to reply quickly to a comment, in an angry, offended or humorous way
+ speech 'Don't be ridiculous!' Pat retorted angrily.
emit something (formal) to send out something such as light, heat, sound, gas, etc.
a large-scale disaster, misfortune, or failure
a decision that is made by a jury in court, stating if somebody is considered guilty of a crime or not
Has the jury reached a verdict?
to have a good/bad reputation
hat can be understood in more than one way; having different meanings
an ambiguous word/term/statement
not clearly stated or defined
His role has always been ambiguous.
not well known
The origins of the tradition have become obscure.
difficult to understand
For some obscure reason, he failed to turn up.
made of many different things or parts that are connected; difficult to understand
the complex structure of the human brain
(adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
elusive, sly, ambiguous
a feeble old man
The heartbeat was feeble and irregular.
1.(of an arrangement, agreement, etc.) not definite or certain because you may want to change it later
We made a tentative arrangement to meet on Friday.
2.not behaving or done with confidence
a tentative greeting
alternate adj. v.
(of two things) happening or following one after the other regularly
alternate layers of fruit and cream
if something happens on alternate days, nights, etc. it happens on one day, etc. but not on the next
consume somebody (with something) [usually passive] to fill somebody with a strong feeling
Carolyn was consumed with guilt.
Rage consumed him.使充满，着迷，毁灭
v. breathe noisily during one's sleep 打鼾
1.sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way
an abrupt change/halt/departure
2.speaking or acting in a way that seems unfriendly and rude; not taking time to say more than is necessary
synonym brusque, curt
an abrupt manner
1.render somebody/something + adj. (formal) to cause somebody/something to be in a particular state or condition
to render something harmless/useless/ineffective
2.to give somebody something, especially in return for something or because it is expected
They rendered assistance to the disaster victims.
to express something in a different languagerender something (as something) The Italian phrase can be rendered as 'I did my best'.