/ kən'flɪkt /
- If two ideas, beliefs, opinions etc conflict, they cannot exist together or both be true
>>new evidence which conflicts with previous findings
conflicting opinions/demands/interests etc
>>There are conflicting views about what caused the accident.
+ Sự xung đột,
+ Đối lập, trái ngược
/ kən'sɪdərəbli /
- Much or a lot :
>>Conditions have improved considerably over the past few years.
+ Đáng kể
/ 'kʌlmɪneɪt /
culminate in/with something
- If a process culminates in or with a particular event, it ends with that event :
>>A series of events for teachers and students will culminate in a Shakespeare festival next year.
+ Lên đến cực điểm, lên đến tuột độ
/ ɪ'mɜ:dʒ /
1. To appear or come out from somewhere :
>>The flowers emerge in the spring.
>>The sun emerged from behind the clouds.
2. To begin to be known or noticed :
>>Local government has recently emerged as a major issue.
+ Nổi lên, hiện ra
/ ɪɡ'zædʒəreɪt /
- To make something seem better, larger, worse etc than it really is :
>>I couldn’t sleep for three days – I’m not exaggerating.
it’s easy/difficult/impossible to exaggerate something
>>It’s difficult to exaggerate the importance of sleep.
+ Thổi phồng, phóng đại, cường điệu
/ freɪlti /
1. The lack of strength or health SYN weakness
>>the frailty of her thin body
2. Something bad or weak in your character:
+ Sự mỏng manh, dễ vỡ
+ Yếu điểm, nhược điểm
/ 'dʒestʃə /
1. A movement of part of your body, especially your hands or head, to show what you mean or how you feel
She shook her head with a gesture of impatience.
2. Something that you say or do, often something small, to show how you feel about someone or something :
As a gesture of goodwill, we have decided to waive the charges on this occasion.
The Queen has now made a gesture towards public opinion.
— gestural adjective
+ Điệu bộ, cử chỉ
+ Hành động thiện ý
/ 'hjumərəs /
- Funny and enjoyable :
>>The film has some mildly humorous moments.
— humorously adverb
+ Khôi hài, hài ước
/ 'lɪtərəl /
1. The literal meaning of a word or expression is its basic or original meaning → figurative
literal meaning/sense/interpretation etc
>>A trade war is not a war in the literal sense.
2. A translation that translates each word exactly instead of giving the general meaning in a more natural way OPP free
— literalness noun
+ Thuộc chữ, bằng chữ, theo nghĩa đen
/ pɔ:'treɪ /
1. To describe or represent something or someone SYN depict :
>>His most famous painting portrayed the death of Nelson.
2. To act the part of a character in a play, film, or television programme SYN play:
>>She portrays a dancer in the hit film.
+ Miêu tả, đóng vai
/ 'prɒmɪnənt /
- Something that is in a prominent place is easily seen
>>The statue was in a prominent position outside the railway station.
— prominently adverb:
+ Dễ thấy, nổi bât, xuất chúng
/ prɒp /
( past tense and past participle propped )
- To prevent something from falling by putting something against it or under it :
>>The builders are trying to prop up the crumbling walls of the church.
+ Chống đỡ, dựng lên
/ remɪ'nɪsəns /
- A spoken or written story about events that you remember → memoir
>>reminiscences of the war
+ Sự nhớ lại, sự hồi tưởng
/ rɪnaʊnd /
- Known and admired by a lot of people, especially for a special skill, achievement, or quality SYN famous
>>an island renowned for its beauty
>>He’s renowned as a brilliant speaker.
renowned author/actor/photographer etc
>>a world renowned expert in the field
+ Có tiếng, nổi tiếng, lừng danh
/ 'ʃɑpən /
1. To make something have a sharper edge or point, or to become sharper :
>>Anne sharpened her pencil and got out her homework.
2. To make a feeling stronger and more urgent :
>>A series of attacks have sharpened fears of more violence.
3. To improve something so that it is up to the necessary standard, quality etc :
>>The course will help students sharpen their writing skills.
+ Mài, vót
+ Làm tăng thêm, trân trọng