Flashcards in P Deck (18)
the state of being successful and having a lot of money
A country's future prosperity depends, to an extent, upon the quality of education of its people.
The war was followed by a long period of peace and prosperity.
successful, usually by earning a lot of money
In a prosperous country like this, no one should go hungry.
If an area is populated by people or animals, they live in that area
The inner cities are no longer densely populated.
The river is populated mainly by smaller species of fish.
› to live in an area or place
The settlers began to move inland and populate the river valleys.
› specialized to automatically add information to a list or table on a computer
There are several ways to populate the database.
the people who will exist in the future
Every attempt is being made to ensure that these works of art are preserved for posterity.
to suggest a theory, idea, etc. as a basic principle from which a further idea is formed or developed
[+ that] It was the Greek astronomer, Ptolemy, who postulated that the Earth was at the centre of the universe.
trying to appear or sound more important or clever than you are, especially in matters of art and literature
a pretentious art critic
The novel deals with grand themes, but is never heavy or pretentious.
respect and admiration given to someone or something, usually because of a reputation for high quality, success or social influence
The company has gained international prestige.
Many people are attracted by the prestige of working for a top company.
a member of the most developed and intelligent group of mammals, including humans, monkeys and apes
extremely great in ability, amount or strength
She wrote a truly prodigious number of novels.
She was a prodigious musician.
He had a prodigious appetite for both women and drink.
someone with a very great ability which usually shows itself when that person is a young child
The 16-year-old tennis prodigy is the youngest player ever to reach the Olympic finals.
He read in the paper about a mathematical prodigy who was attending university at the age of 12.
relating directly to the subject being considered
a pertinent question/remark
Chapter One is pertinent to the post-war period.
a person who speaks publicly in support of a particular idea or plan of action
He is one of the leading proponents of capital punishment.
more important or powerful than all others:
He was the preeminent scientist of his day.
an offer or suggestion, usually in business
He wrote to me last week regarding a business proposition he thought might interest me.
I've put my proposition to the company director for his consideration.
› an idea or opinion
They were debating the proposition that 'All people are created equal'.
put sth/sb forward
to state an idea or opinion, or to suggest a plan or person, for other people to consider
The proposals that you have put forward deserve serious consideration.
I wasn't convinced by any of the arguments that he put forward.
Many suggestions have been put forward, but a decision is unlikely until after next year's general election.
The peace plan put forward last August has been revived for the latest round of negotiations.
She has decided to put her name/put herself forward as a candidate.
lucrative / lucratively / lucrativeness
(especially of a business, job or activity) producing a lot of money
The merger proved to be very lucrative for both companies.
to base a theory, argument, etc. on an idea, thought, or belief
He premised his argument on several incorrect assumptions.
an idea or theory on which a statement or action is based
[+ that] They had started with the premise that all men are created equal.
The research project is based on the premise stated earlier.