Flashcards in B5T3P3-The Return Of Artificial Intelligence Deck (16)
Ready/about to do Sth.
Ready to do a particular thing at any moment.
Eg. The company is poised to launch its new advertising campaign.
The military forces are poised for attack.
To avoid to do Sth
Not want to do Sth
To include different types of things.
The festival is to encompass everything from music, theatre, and ballet to literature, cinema, and the visual arts.
By a large amount
Identifying the problem
To camouflage Sth
To disguise an object so it can't be seen - hide
The way that the colour or shape of animal or plant appears to mix with its natural enviriment to prevent it from being seen by attackers.
The lizard's light brown skin acts as camouflage in the desert sand.
The troops had camouflaged themselves so effectively that the enemy didn't notice them approaching.
To show how Sth is different from Sth else
To make worse.
To make Sth that is already bad even worse.
Eg. This attack will exacerbate the already tense relations between the two communities.
To come into existence
Hard to find.
Difficult to describe, find, achieve, or remember.
Eg. The answer to these questions remain as elusive as ever.
Success, however, remained elusive for her.
Chances for the future
Being made unemployed.
A situation in which a government, company, etc. spends less or reduces costs.
Eg. The downturn in business has resulted in many retrenchments.