Flashcards in Day 01 Deck (15)
adv. to or in another country
syn. overseas, internationally
I don't like living in my country. I'd rather live abroad.
Living abroad can be an educational experience.
adj. quick, without warning
There was an abrupt change in the temperature.
He ended the lecture abruptly because he felt sick.
adj. allowable or satisfactory
The plan was acceptable to the manager.
The professor accepted more applicants than he should have.
n. enthusiastic approval, applause
The film won acclaim at the film festival.
Acclaimed authors often win Pulitzer Prizes.
adv. being in existence, real or factual
He hadn't actually written the research paper, but did part of the research.
The actual value of the car was about $3,000, but it was sold for $7,000.
adj. displeasing, objectionable, or bad
Adverse weather conditions made the airline cancel the flight.
His indecision adversely affected his job performance.
n. counsel about a course of action
(Please note: "advice" can never be plural!)
n. adviser (or advisor)
The student asked her professor for some career advice.
It isn't advisable to stay up late the night before a test.
v. to cause to draw near, to draw to oneself by an appealing quality
The opening of the new cafeteria attracted many employees.
The major attraction of the show was a speech by the president
adj. by itself, with no association
The autonomous area of Palestine was created in 1995.
They have always depended on their parent company, but now they'll have to learn to function autonomously.
n. the act of disagreeing, not giving approval
Their disapproval of the plan caused the experiment to be postponed.
The students disapproved of the plan of study.
adj. causing confusion and interruption
Frequent questions during lectures can be disruptive.
The storm caused a major disruption in the transportation system.
adv. having no order or pattern
syn. arbitrarily, randomly
It was obvious that the lecture was planned haphazardly.
The student completed the assignment in a haphazard way.
adj. having no flaw or mistake, excellent
The beach is an ideal place to relax.
Candidates for the job should ideally have had five years of experience in a similar position.
adj. continuous, refusing to give up, firm in action or decision
The persistent heat in some Middle Eastern countries make the weather there unbearable for people from cooler regions.
The employees considered the persistence of the noise in their working area a type of environmental pollution, so they complained to the management.