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Viewpoint 2. Language summary — Unit 1
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having a keen interest in or being enthusiastic for reading
a sustained fight between large organized armed forces (a lengthy and difficult conflict or struggle)
personal websites and weblogs collectively with their writers and readers
a professional cook
the ultimate agency predetermining the course of events
the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated (a likely consequence of something)
an action or system by which a result is achieved; a method / financial resources; income
an account written by a public figure of their life and experiences
a social media site to which a user makes short, frequent posts
prose writing that is informative or factual rather than fictional
the collection and study of historical information using tape recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events
a piece of writing in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by particular attention to diction (sometimes involving rhyme), rhythm, and imagery
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own
a prediction of what will happen in the future
of poor quality
a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life
writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme
existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence
of or relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land
sympathizing; merciful (The public's response to the crisis appeal was generous and compassionate)
If a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong (compelling evidence)
persisting in an activity or process
existing for a long time
drained of one's physical or mental resources; very tired
enduring or able to endure over a long period of time
(especially of a business, job, or activity) producing a lot of money
continuing to exist or develop, or happening at the present moment
(of a society) not having a written language (a preliterate tribe)
having or relating to rhythm (a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound)
to produce music, poetry, or formal writing
be composed or made up of
1. to spend time considering a possible future action, or to consider oneparticular thing for a long time in a serious and quiet way (I'm contemplating going abroad for a year)
2. look thoughtfully for a long time at
1. to control or influence something directly, or to decide what will happen (Your health is determined in part by what you eat)
2. to make a strong decision"
to change the colour of something using a special liquid
develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form
to value smth or smb
convey (a meaning or intention) indirectly through what one says, rather than stating it explicitly; imply
make (someone) feel admiration and respect
say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something
set down in writing or some other permanent form for later reference, especially officially
enter or record on an official list or directory"
to change your job and/or the way you look and behave so that you seem very different (He's one of those sportsmen who reinvent themselves as TV presenters)
"1. to keep or continue to have something (She has lost her battle to retain control of the company)
2. If a substance retains something, such as heat or water, it continues to hold or contain it (The sea retains the sun's warmth longer than the land)
3. to get the services of a lawyer by paying them before you need them"
come to grips with
to make an effort to understand and deal with a problem or situation
get something out of
"to obtain something"
get (your) head around
to understand and accept something that seems strange
I can't make heads or tails of .
to not be able to understand something
It's beyond me.
it's too astonishing, puzzling, etc. for me to understand or explain
see the point of
to understand the importance of or the reason for something
come to mind
(of a thought) occur to someone.
lose (your) train of thought
to forget what one was talking or thinking about; get sidetracked
It's on the tip of my tongue.
almost but not quite brought to mind or spoken
learn by heart
to learn something so well that it can be written or recited without thinking; to memorize something
off the top of (my) head
without careful thought or investigation
stick in (your) mind
if something sticks in your mind, you do not forget it easily
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