Deck 1 Flashcards Preview

My English > Deck 1 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Deck 1 Deck (100):
1

bland

lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting

1

to be strapped [for]

not having enough money

- 'I'd love to come to Hawaii with you, but I'm a little strapped (for cash).'

2

trite

expressed too often to be interesting or seem sincere
= oklepany

4

ruthless

having or showing no pity or compassion for others

5

to whack

to strike forcefully with a sharp blow

6

to peek

to look, especially for a short time or while trying to avoid being seen

7

an acclaim

public approval and praise

8

feeble

weak and without energy, strength, or power

9

to pander [to sb/sth]

to please other people by doing or saying what you think they want you to do or say

- 'She accused the other candidate of pandering to radical environmental groups.'

10

blatant

very obvious and intentional, when this is a bad thing

- 'a blatant lie'

11

a splinter

a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece

12

horrendous

extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible

13

to dwell

to live in a place or in a particular way

14

a doofus

a stupid person

15

to get miffed

to become angry, agitated, or irritated

16

to cringe

to feel very embarrassed

- 'I cringed at the sight of my dad dancing.'

16

virtually

almost

- 'Their twins are virtually identical.'

17

to neglect

to not give enough care or attention to people or things that are your responsibility

19

a funnel

a tube or pipe that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening

20

a scab

a crust that forms over a healing wound

21

a pervert

a person whose sexual behaviour is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable

22

to reiterate

to say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity

23

a suburb

an outlying district of a city, especially a residential one

24

to pester

to behave in an annoying manner towards someone by doing or asking for something repeatedly

- 'At the frontier, there were people pestering tourists for cigarettes, food, or alcohol.'
- 'John has been pestering her to go out with him all month.'

25

to bug (slang)

to annoy or worry someone

26

penile

relating to the penis

27

fatigue

extreme tiredness

28

to fatigue

to make someone extremely tired

29

an obstipation

severe or complete constipation

30

a bummer

a disappointing or unpleasant situation or experience

31

a blunder

a stupid or careless mistake

32

to validate

to prove that something is correct

33

to blunder

to make a stupid or careless mistake; act or speak clumsily

34

dire

very serious or extreme

- 'These people are in dire need of help.'
- 'This decision will have dire consequences for local people.'

35

to wipe out

1. to completely deplete or use up
2. to rub off, erase
3. to make someone extremely tired

- 'The early-morning meetings really wipe me out.'

* If you wipe out your grandmother's entire batch of brownies, it means that you eat every single last one of them.

36

to permeate

spread throughout something

37

uplifting

morally or spiritually elevating; inspiring happiness or hope

38

dissolve

to become or cause to become incorporated into a liquid so as to form a solution

38

a brunch

a meal eaten in the late morning that is a combination of breakfast and lunch

39

to itch to do something

to want to do something very much and as soon as possible

- 'He was itching to hear the results.'

40

to pry [into]

to try to find out private facts about a person

42

a valve

a device that opens and closes to control the flow of liquids or gases

43

a vow

a serious promise or decision

- 'She took/made a vow never to lend money to anyone again.'

44

to vow

to make a determined decision or promise to do something

44

a vowel

a speech sound in which the air is not blocked, so there is no friction

45

a consonant

a speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked

46

marital

relating to marriage

47

a contraction

a short form of a word or combination of words that is often used instead of the full form in spoken English

- '"Won't" is a contraction of "will not".'

48

a bum

someone who has no home or job and lives by asking other people for money

49

to mumble

to speak quietly and in a way that is not clear so that the words are difficult to understand

50

stuck-up

too proud and considering yourself to be very important

51

a wannabe

a person who wants to be like someone else, esp. someone famous, or who wants to be thought of as famous

52

to get axed

1. to get fired
2. to get taken off from TV

53

to slit
(slit - slit)

to make a long, straight, narrow cut in something

54

to stab

to injure someone with a sharp pointed object such as a knife

55

forevermore

forever

- 'A hero will be praised forevermore for his great deeds.'

56

an upheaval

a great change, especially causing or involving much difficulty, activity, or trouble

- 'I'm not sure it's worth the upheaval of moving to gain just a little more space.'

57

a plain

a large area of flat land

58

fierce

ferocious and forceful, like a lion

60

a daffodil

a yellow, bell-shaped flower with a long stem that is commonly seen in the spring

61

compulsory

required by law or a rule; obligatory

62

tremendous

very great in amount, scale, or intensity

63

cat got your tongue?

used to compel someone to speak, say something, or give a response when they are (unusually) quiet
= why are you not saying anything?

64

laid-back

relaxed and easy-going

65

to dot your i's
to cross your t's

to do something very carefully and in a lot of detail

66

quaint [kweynt]

attractive because of being unusual and especially old-fashioned

67

gauche

unsophisticated and socially awkward

68

a cue

a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance

68

to embody

to represent a quality or an idea exactly

- 'She embodied good sportsmanship on the playing field.'

69

tawdry

looking bright and attractive but in fact cheap and of low quality

- 'tawdry jewellery'

70

to outdo

to be, or do something, better than someone else

71

a self-starter

a person who is able to work effectively without regularly needing to be told what to do

72

a blueprint

an early plan or design that explains how something might be achieved

- 'their blueprint for economic reform'

73

disdainful

showing contempt or lack of respect

74

warts and all

including features or qualities that are not appealing or attractive
= truthful

75

exempt

free from an obligation or liability imposed on others

76

to whitewash

to make something bad seem acceptable by hiding the truth

77

a disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; a contempt

78

a rite

a ritual, ceremony

79

a eulogy

a formal speech that praises a person who has died

80

nigh

1. near

- 'The time is nigh (= it is nearly time) for us to make a decision.'

2. almost

- 'She must have written nigh on (= nearly but not quite) 50 books.'

81

limbo

1. an uncertain situation that you cannot control and in which there is no progress or improvement
2. an imaginary place for lost or forgotten things

82

to writhe [around/about]

to make large twisting movements with the body (like in agony)

83

depravity

Depravity goes beyond mere bad behavior — it is a total lack of morals, values, and even regard for other living things, like the depravity of a serial killer.

= moral corruption, wickedness

84

to suffice

starczyć

85

a disinterment

the act of digging something out of the ground where it has been buried

86

to wail

to make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness

87

to suffice

to be enough

88

a hatchet

a small axe

89

to fleet

to move or pass quickly and rapidly (time)

- 'To most, life is fleeting; to me, it is quagmire.'

90

to cling

to stick onto or hold something or someone tightly, or to refuse to stop holding it, him, or her

- 'I cling to life by the thinnest thread.'

91

orderly

well arranged or organized

- 'She put the letters in three orderly piles.'

92

a portent

a sign of something about to happen

93

to salvage

to save goods from damage or destruction, especially from a ship that has sunk or been damaged or a building that has been damaged by fire or a flood

94

wondrous

inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight; marvellous.

- 'this wondrous city'

95

to squirm

to wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort

96

an outlier

a person, thing, or fact that is very different from other people, things, or facts, so that it cannot be used to draw general conclusions

- 'People who live past 100 are genetic outliers, whose longevity is unreachable for most of us.'

97

to dish on someone

to gossip about someone

98

to spew

To spew is to forcefully expel something, the way a volcano spews hot lava when it erupts, or the way you might spew soda from your mouth if your friend makes you laugh right after you take a big gulp.

- 'Ah yes, I remember spewing idle words.'

99

an eatery

a restaurant