Flashcards in Culture & Humanity Deck (70):
(n) understand a situation by looking back to the past
(n) continuing, not give up
a room (forming separate residence within a block of flats)
all walks of life
various levels of social position
the things that you have expected
take blood away from
willing to give your time for a relationship
a person whose age is 80-89
slings and arrows
unpleasant, negative attacks
Ex: Close relationships seem to buffer us from the sling s and arrows of getting old.
peevish argument (of small and important things)
When the going gets tough
When the situation becomes difficult
Ex: When the going gets tough, the tough get going (When situation becomes difficult, strong people take action and do not despair).
tending to sb/sth
to deal with the problems (of people or things)
fare the best
to do the best
lean in to relationship
(adj) no longer new or fresh
Ex: stale relationship
(n) anger/ dislike towards sb
Ex: to hold grudge.
so to speak
imply that the word choice is not exactly accurate
Ex: In that relationship, it is very much Loura who wears the trousers, so to speak (Loura makes on important decisions).
a fast solution, but may not last long
(adj) continue in a extreme way
Ex: relentless criticism, relentless pressure
(adj) fat in a attractive way
(v) hug, hold close in one's arm
(adj) curved, attractive
(v) make sth more positive than it really is
(adj) extremely funny
(adj) gradually and severely cause harm
Ex: high blood pressure is an insidious condition which has few symptoms.
(n) áp bức
Ex: Every human being has the right to freedom from oppression
a society in which the oldest man is the leader
establish sth so firmly
(n) dislike, no respect
(n) khinh bỉ
(adj) bright light
(adj) dealing with the whole thing
Ex: holistic approach to disease.
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(adj) opposing, not willing to accept criticism
(n,v) public approval
Ex: Despite the critical acclaim, the novel did not sell well.
admiring/ praise review
(v) to face
Ex: It is an issue that we have to confront at some point, no matter how unpleasant it is.
(n) someone who criticizes other (often unfairly)
(v) allow yourself to have sth enjoyable
Ex: We took a deliberate decision to indulge in a little nostalgia.
large number of
Ex: a myriad of choices
(adj) supporting change
Ex: radical reformer/thinker/politician; radical views.
(adj) stupid, silly (in a humorous way)
Ex: What an absurd thing to say!
(adj) sad, gloomy
Ex: His success was due to sheer willpower.
ignite the passion in others
(n,v) respect (mixed with fear)
Ex: I've always held musicians in awe.
an imitation (of a style, of write, genre) with deliberate exaggeration
Ex: The film is a parody of horror genre.
a successful or dominate person
(v) to interest (because of strange, unusual, and mysterious)
Ex: People have been intrigued whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
(v) stop develop, sluggish
(n) 1/ a break; 2/a suspended time
(v) to shake suddenly
Ex: The sight of so much blood made him shudder.
(v) to place sth in a holy place
Ex: Almost 2 and a half million war dead are enshrined at Yasukuni.
(adj) continue for ever
without charm, vô duyên
(n) sb who dislikes and avoids other people
a point after which you cannot go any further (usually for improving position at work)
Ex: The 1st female to break through the glass ceiling in Europe
(v) dishonest, but clever and successful
Ex: a devious scheme, he is as devious as a politician needs to be.
(adj) opposing (showing hostile, unfriendly)
Ex: He is antagonistic to all critics
shattering the glass ceiling
break the "glass ceiling" in to pieces
(adj) happy, excitement
Ex: Because she had no children of her own, her friend's son became a kind of surrogate child to her.
the ability to interpret things accurately
Ex: visual acuity