Flashcards in Toefl 4 Deck (20):
To fail to take care of sb or sth.
🔺she denies neglecting her baby.
🔺don't neglect your health.
🔺the buildings had been neglected for years.
The fail to give sb adequate care.
🔺the doctor was accused of medical negligence.
🔺the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the driver.
🔺for two weeks they evaded the press journal.
🔺he managed to evade capture.
🔺her response was simply to evade the problem.
= feasible, conceivable
🔺it's only a scratch.
🔺a scratch on the paintwork.
🔺she scratched at the insect bites on her arm.
🔺the dog scratched itself behind the ear.
🔺be careful not to scratch the furniture.
🔺the terms of employment are negotiable.
🔺the price was not negotiable.
🔺i feel like a nerd in these shoes.
🔺he looked kind of nerdy.
🔺a computer geek.
🔺we must consider all possible contingencies.
🔺to make contingency plans.
🔺a contingency fund.
🔺a murder charge.
🔺they decided to drop the charges against newspaper.
🔺a charge of theft or rape.
🔺accusations of corrupt or racism or cruelty
= guarantee , promise
🔺the called for assurances that the government is committed to its education policy.
= detect , find out , perceive
🔺he discerned a certain coldness in their welcome.
🔺it is often difficult to discern how widespread public support is.
🔺i rapidly discerned that sth was wrong.
= discern, understand
🔺it is hard to fathom the pain felt at the death of a child.
= perceptible , fathomable
🔺there is often no discernible difference between rival brands.
🔺his face was barely discernible in the gloom.
# discernible , perceptible.
🔺an unfathomable mystery.
Out of the blue
🔺the decision came out of the blue.
🔺most telephone calls are traceable.
🔺a tradition that is traceable back to the 15th century.
= furtive, clandestine
🔺she sneaked a surreptitious glance at her watch.
🔺they were seen leaving the premises in a surreptitious manner.
= surreptitious, clandestine
🔺she cast a furtive glance over her shoulder
🔺he looked sly and furtive.