Flashcards in 01 Deck (175)
a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked.
She is on sabbatical for six months.
containing or impregnated with salt
A saline drip
The plasma the company removes is replaced with a saline solution, in which you non-plasma blood components are returned.
innuendo - irony - sarcasms - cynicism
the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
ironic - sarcastic -
believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere
Such a cynical and decadent philosophy could not go unchallenged.
to become thoroughly soaked with water or other liquid so that no more can be absorbed
a type of mollusc such as an oyster, that has its body inside two connected shells.
an edible bivalve mollusc with a ribbed fan-shaped shell.
a marine bivalve mollusc with shells of equal size.
any of a number of bivalve molluscs with rough irregular shells.
any of a number of bivalve molluscs with a brown or purplish-black shell.
barely - rarely
The future for many other lenders looks scarcely brighter.
shortage, deficiency, insignificance, insignificancy, scarcity
the state of being scarce or in short supply
not connected with religious or spiritual matters
It's not allowed in a religious space, but it is not forbidden in secular space.
each of the parts into which something is or may be divided
the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others
- discrimination - apartheid- isolation
amazing - astounding - breathtaking - dramatic - electrifying -remarkable - spectacular - thrilling -
a series of related things or events, or the order in which they follow each other
› a small building, usually made of wood, used for storing things
the surrounding of a place by an armed force in order to defeat those defending it
The soldiers laid siege to the city
The soldiers started a siege of the city.
The castle was under siege for months.
showing little thought or judgment
a long narrow hole, especially one for putting coins into or for fitting a separate piece into
I put my coin in the slot and pressed the button but nothing came out.
The holder has slots for 100 CDs.
› moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power
I was tired, sluggish and slept for hours.
[I usually + adv/prep]
to rise very quickly to a high level
the bird spread its wings and soared into the air
fly, wing, ascend, climb, rise, take off, take flight
EX:House prices had soared a further twenty per cent.
a name given to someone or something which is not their real or official name
to ask someone for money, information or help
To solicit donations for a charity.
to make someone feel calm or less worried
a student studying in the second year of a course at a US college or high school
the period of time that sometimes exists or happens
He has a short attention/concentration span.
An average life span of seventy years.
Over a span of three years, the new government has transformed the country's economic prospects.
small in numbers or amount, often scattered over a large area
a sparse population/audience