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Flashcards in Germany's election : the candidates debate and Germany's election campaign plumbs new lows Deck (86):
1

to plumb

to work out

2

foam

bubbles

3

although

despite

4

to tie

to equal score of a competitor

5

poll

vote, consensus

6

edge

border

7

ahead

forward, in advance

8

to rank

to be important, to rate

9

ditto

in the same way

10

meanwhile

in the mean time, at the same time

11

rejoice

enjoy, exult

12

to pledge

to guarantee, to promise

13

daft

foolish, asinine

14

wedge

something that tends to cause division

15

to weaken

to become or cause to become weak or weaker

16

exegesis

analysis, interpretation

17

to hold out

to hold on, hang on, stick it out

18

to outnumber

to exceed in number

19

to bicker

to argue over pretty matters

20

trail

trace way, path

21

canned

prepared or recorded in advance

22

despondent

discouraged, downhearted

23

chiefly

particularly, overall

24

merely

only, nothing more than

25

fillip

something that adds stimulation or enjoyment

26

odds

expressed as a ratio, the amount, chances, probability

27

nor

and not, not either, neither

28

reliable

able to be trusted, trustworthy

29

aired

exposed, revealed

30

to buffet

to hit, to slap

31

precedence

a right to preferential treatment

32

platitude

a trite, dull, obvious remark or statement, a commonplace

33

to boast

to speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms, to brag

34

perennial

everlasting, perpetual

35

be on the brink of something

the edge of a steep (difficult) place

36

widening

extended, spread out

37

a gap

a break, a hole

38

signaling

sign, communicate an information

39

to inch

to move or be moved very slowly or in very small steps

40

wage

fee, salary, earnings

41

pollster

a person who conduct opinion polls

42

untrammeled

unlimited, limitless

43

outcome

result, consequence, issue, aftermath, output

44

to work out

to plumb

45

bubbles

foam

46

despite

although

47

to equal score of a competitor

to tie

48

vote, consensus

poll

49

border

edge

50

forward, in advance

ahead

51

to be important, to rate

to rank

52

in the same way

ditto

53

in the mean time, at the same time

meanwhile

54

enjoy, exult

rejoice

55

to guarantee, to promise

to pledge

56

foolish, asinine

daft

57

something that tends to cause division

wedge

58

to become or cause to become weak or weaker

to weaken

59

analysis, interpretation

exegesis

60

to hold on, hang on, stick it out

to hold out

61

to exceed in number

to outnumber

62

to argue over pretty matters

to bicker

63

trace way, path

trail

64

prepared or recorded in advance

canned

65

discouraged, downhearted

despondent

66

particularly, overall

chiefly

67

only, nothing more than

merely

68

something that adds stimulation or enjoyment

fillip

69

expressed as a ratio, the amount, chances, probability

odds

70

and not, not either, neither

nor

71

able to be trusted, trustworthy

reliable

72

exposed, revealed

aired

73

to hit, to slap

to buffet

74

a right to preferential treatment

precedence

75

a trite, dull, obvious remark or statement, a commonplace

platitude

76

to speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms, to brag

to boast

77

everlasting, perpetual

perennial

78

the edge of a steep (difficult) place

be on the brink of something

79

extended, spread out

widening

80

a break, a hole

a gap

81

sign, communicate an information

signaling

82

to move or be moved very slowly or in very small steps

to inch

83

fee, salary, earnings

wage

84

a person who conduct opinion polls

pollster

85

unlimited, limitless

untrammeled

86

result, consequence, issue, aftermath, output

outcome