Flashcards in SNU1200 Deck (40):
change a direction/course
the path veers eastward up ahead.
the economy veered sharply downwards.
stop doing or thinking about sth for some time
the committee needs to shelve the program due to a budgetary issue.
5. defeat disastrously or decisively
He managed to rout the enemy even when outnumbered.
pull a muscle
strain a muscle
suffer the attendant pain
(attendant: concomitant, following as a result, accompanying)
have difficulty moving through
THE difficulty OF doing sth
have DIFFICULTY (IN) doing sth
behavioural DIFFICULTIES (bad behaviour)
BOTH COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE
this etching is full of fine DETAIL.
a profusion of DETAILS.
we missed several important DETAILS in the contract.
BOTH COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE
overparticular, fussy, ostentatious, detail-oriented
people from THE WORLD OVER
he was known THE WORLD OVER.
throughout the world
from all over the world
a distance travelled
fuel economy of automobiles
something economical with MILEAGE
very happy and excited
full of oneself
move the adjournment motion
The opposite party members move that the bill be discussed in no delay.
propose formally in a deliberative assembly
approve during a meeting so that discussion or votinf can begin
agree with, endorse
1 fail, begin to fail
their plans UNRAVELED when she lost her job.
2 find the correct explanation for, clean up, resolve intricacy
scientists are still UNRAVELING the secreta of DNA.
describe as unimportant
officially make holy, sacred
keep to onself
cool and distant
shun the company of others
easy to control and influence
complaisant, biddable, meek
intensely enthusiastic and passionate
leave one cold
fail to interest one
His new novel LEFT ME COLD regardless of my old readership.
leave one out in the cold: not inform about what's happening
my friend LEFT ME OUT IN THE COLD at the party last night.
release a prisoner on parole
as a reward before the end of a sentence
2 foreboding, suspicion, fear, misgiving
moving to a new city makes me filled with APPREHENSION
3 arrest of a criminal
according to popular APPREHENSION
make less harmful, tense, serious
DEFUSE the crisis
his joke DEFUSED the tension in the room.
mix altogether to an extent to be unable to distinguish separate constituents
without losing fundamental identities
pull somebody through sth
succeed in dealing with a difficult period
help somebody do this
He'd never managed on his own; but his colleagues have PULLED him THROUGH.
it was a crisis year for the company but we have PULLED THROUGH.
pull through: become well again after fatal illness
they expected his wife to PULL THROUGH.
look in great surprise with an open mouth
they stood GAPING AT the racoon in the kitchen.
shine in a pleasant and soft way
tell lies, invalidate, disaprove, misrepresent
he FALSIFIED his background to hide his humble family.
search food, raid, ravage
in BROAD daylight
in the middle of the daytime
lively to be attractive
i HAD YOU FIGURED OUT a long time ago.
i thought i had you figured out but I didn't.
i worked out how your mind works.
I wasn't HOLDING OUT MUCH HOPE
expect sth to happen
STUDY the menu before making an order
I can't MAKE OUT what it says.
1 discern, see with difficulty
i could barely MAKE OUT the traffic signs through the rain.
3 write out, fill in, draw up
MADE OUT the invoices
4 (informal) represent
he MADE OUT that he was innocent. I MADE me OUT to be a liar.
5 get along in a given way
he MADE OUT well in business
transfer the inheritance
inhabit or overrun in number or quantities large enough to harm
live as a parasite in or on
livestock that were INFESTED with tapewarms
streets were INFESTED with drugs
he house is INFESTED with rats.
morals= rules of conduct
a formal statement of religious belief
insecure, unstable, subject to chance or unknown conditions
STALWART ally, support, oak tree
(soldier, sailor) rebelling, insubordinate, insurgent, willful, disobedient, seditious , subversive
MUTINOUS scheme (coup d'état)
social visitors, companions
I have COMPANY along.