Flashcards in Actual Test Voca (dec2014~) Deck (39):
fail to resist
deny, renounce, repudiate
feeling, guess based on intuition
how did you know i would be here?
it was just a hunch.
my hunch is that the stock is going to go up in value.
clever trick, stratagem
got a knack for improvisation
tried every knack to get what she wanted
when you're depressed, you can lose the KNACK for enjoying life.
break them in
break in a new pair of shoes to make them fit comfortably to one's feet
move slowly, deliberately with the rationale delaying the start of any task that you're less than enthused about
favourable, auspicious, promising
a propitious time to start a business
a propitious start for the summer blockbusters
the timing seemed propitious
involving or used in combination
design, organise sth so that it's suitable for a particular purpose
sudden brief movement, hint
the light kept flickering off and on.
thoughts flickered through his mind.
a smile flickered across her face.
dress sth up
add something to make it more attractive
highly original and influencing the development of future events
SEMINAL ideas, artists
made up of many different people or things
variegated in colour
composed of diverse often incongruous elements
a motley coat
a motley crowd
large in amount, number
profuse, exuberant in words, style
heavy, bulky, powerful, substantial
a hefty dose of irony
a hefty kick, raise
poor. impoverished, impecunious
unreasonably high price
use beguiling or artful persuasion
WHEEDLED him into going with me
praise to attract great publicity
his feat was EMBLAZONED on the front page
influenced by trickery, flattery, misled, deluded
reserved in speech, silent in expression
drive me up the wall
drive me crazy
take property as a penalty with authority
settle the inheritance to keep it within the family (=make over)
praise formally, officially
mention as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness
force to do sth
create a quandary
difficult situation, practical dilemma
split, crack, serious break in friendship
excess, unnecessary surplus
not certain, temporary, provisional
small degree hard to discern
a holiday bonus was a paltry amount that I don't see any difference to the previous payroll.
surprised, confused, perplexed, discombobulated
get angry, annoyed
analysts who predicted an economic downturn during this quarter were confounded at the rise of investment in immobile and mortgage loans issued.
provoke, challenge with insulting remarks
make a vigorous attack
=\ eulogise, commend, praise
make someone more confident
encourage, hearten, inspire
=/ daunt, dispirit, dishearten
bite or chew rapidly
i was gnawing my fingers waiting for the final result.
change completely to improve it
fabricate, invent, develop a plan or story to trick or deceive someone
quarrel over petty matters
minor fault in someone's character