Deck 9 Flashcards Preview

Pack 12 (April 2016) > Deck 9 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Deck 9 Deck (16):
1

excavate (v)
/ˈɛkskəveɪt/

1. Make (a hole or channel) by digging
Dig out material from (the ground)
Extract (material) from the ground by digging
2. Remove earth carefully from (an area) in order to find buried remains
Reveal or extract (buried remains) while excavating an area

2

inapt (adj)
/ɪnˈapt/

Not suitable or appropriate in the circumstances

3

fulsome (adj)
/ˈfʊls(ə)m/

1. Complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
2. Of large size or quantity; generous or abundant:

4

smattering / smatter (n)
/ˈsmatərɪŋ/

A slight superficial knowledge of a language or subject
A small amount of something

5

squeamish (Adj)
/ˈskwiːmɪʃ/

Easily made to feel sick or disgusted
Having fastidious moral views; scrupulous

6

insatiable (adj)
/ɪnˈseɪʃəb(ə)l/

(Of an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy
(Of a person) having an insatiable appetite or desire for something, especially sex

7

derelict
/ˈdɛrəlɪkt/

1. (adj) In a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect
2. (adj) Shamefully negligent of one’s duties or obligations
3. (n) A person without a home, job, or property
4. (n) A ship or other piece of property abandoned by the owner and in poor condition

8

canard (n)
/kəˈnɑːd/

1. An unfounded rumour or story
2. A small wing-like projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stability or control, sometimes replacing the tail.

9

unfounded (adj)
/ʌnˈfaʊndɪd/

Having no foundation or basis in fact

10

disenchantment (n)
/ˌdɪs(ɪ)nˈtʃɑːntm(ə)nt/

A feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired; disillusionment

11

disillusionment (n)
/dɪsɪˈluːʒ(ə)nm(ə)nt/

A feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be

12

enmity (n)
/ˈɛnmɪti/

A state or feeling of active opposition or hostility

13

rehash

1. (v) /riːˈhaʃ/ Reuse (old ideas or material) without significant change or improvement
Consider or discuss (something) at length after it has happened
2. (n) /ˈriːhaʃ/ A reuse of old ideas or material without significant change or improvement

14

precis
/ˈpreɪsi/

1. (n) (plural precis /ˈpreɪsiz/) A summary or abstract of a text or speech.
2. (v) Make a precis of (a text or speech).

15

dystopian
/dɪsˈtəʊpɪən/

1. (adj) Relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one
2. (n) A person who advocates or describes an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad

16

conjure (v)
/ˈkʌndʒə/

1. (often conjure something up) Cause (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual
Make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere
Call (an image) to the mind
(Of a word, sound, smell, etc.) cause someone to think of (something)
2. Implore (someone) to do something