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1

divest
"men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle"

лишать
deprive (someone) of power, rights, or possessions

2

expunge
"I’ve kind of expunged that period from my CV"

вычеркивать, erase or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant)

3

detention
"one of the effects of police detention is isolation from friends and family"

содержание под арестом

4

bait-and-switch

"заманить и подменить"

5

fiefdom

сфера интересов, a person's sphere of operation or control

6

admonish
"she admonished me for appearing at breakfast unshaven"

предостерегать, сделать выговор
warn or reprimand someone firmly

7

cotillion

первый бал

8

rookie
"a rookie cop"

новобранец, неопытный работник
a new recruit

9

move on
The officers worked hard to move the crowd on.
Tell her to move on.

go or cause to leave somewhere, esp. because one is causing an obstruction. предложить уйти

10

knowable

понятный, узнаваемый

11

contravention to the law

an action that violates a law, treaty, or other ruling.

12

continuance
-no continuance

отсрочка
a postponement or adjournment

13

gullible
"an attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money"

easily persuaded to believe something; credulous
легковерный, наивный

14

pussyfoot
"I realized I could no longer pussyfoot around"

"темнить", действовать с оглядкой

15

noncommittal
"her tone was noncommittal"

уклончивый; ни к чему не обязывающий;

16

ripple
"the Mediterranean rippled and sparkled"

рябь, волнистость, покрываться рябью

17

reconcile
"she wanted to be reconciled with her father"

помириться, уладить

18

diligent
"many caves are located only after a diligent search"

усердный, кропотливый, старательный

19

infraction
minor infraction

нарушение

20

pushy
She`s pushy.

напористый, пробивной, назойливый.

21

smidgen
A smidgen of informality is allowed us all.

чуточку, капельку

22

sordid
"the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams"

отвратительный омерзительный

23

abhorrent
"racial discrimination was abhorrent to us all"

вызывающий отвращение; претящий

24

compel
"a sense of duty compelled Harry to answer her questions"

заставлять, принуждать

25

reckless
reckless driving

безрассудный, опрометчивый, careless

26

perjury
"she was found guilty of perjury"

вероломство; нарушение клятвы;

27

babble
"he would babble on in his gringo Spanish"

бормотание; болтовня;

28

retraction
'60 Minutes' retraction of Benghazi story adds to confusion over attack

отречение от своих слов; отказ от своего обещания

29

строптивый

obstinate

30

подбирать колосья (после жатвы)

glean

31

осадки

fall-out; precipitation;