Flashcards in TPO04 Deck (50)
suggested but not communicated directly
He interpreted her comments as an implicit criticism of the government.
Implicit in the poem's closing lines are the poet's own religious doubts.
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'.
to experience something which is unpleasant or which involves a change
She underwent an operation on a tumour in her left lung last year.
Cinema in Britain is undergoing a revival of popularity.
an extremely valuable metal that is silvery in colour, used in jewellery and in industry
a platinum wedding ring
An invalid document, ticket, law, etc. is not legally or officially acceptable
I'm afraid your driving licence is invalid in Eastern Europe.
› An invalid opinion, argument, etc. is not correct, usually because it is not logical or not based on correct information
an invalid argument
when someone buys or sells something, or when money is exchanged
a business transaction
Each transaction at the foreign exchange counter seems to take forever.
We need to monitor the transaction of smaller deals.
disproportionate / disproportionately
too large or too small in comparison to something else, or not deserving its importance or influence
There are a disproportionate number of girls in the class.
The country's great influence in the world is disproportionate to its relatively small size.
to state that something is true
[+ that] It would be unwise to predicate that the disease is caused by a virus before further tests have been carried out.
be predicated on sth
› If an idea or argument is predicated on something, it depends on the existence or truth of this thing
The sales forecast is predicated on the assumption that the economy will grow by four per cent.
Henderson's idea of increasing returns to scale and experience, and Porter's idea of the value chain, encompassing heterogenous elements, that the whole edifice of business strategy was subsequently erected
to build a building, wall or other structure
The war memorial was erected in 1950.
The soldiers had erected barricades to protect themselves.
to raise something to a vertical position
They erected a marquee to accommodate 500 wedding guests.
standing with your back and neck very straight
He's very tall and erect for his 78 years.
› When a part of the body, especially soft tissue, is erect, it is harder and bigger than usual, often pointing out or up
an erect penis
being between two other related things, levels or points
There are three levels of difficulty in this game: low, intermediate and high.
This novel is too difficult for intermediate students of English.
not very good
The film's plot is predictable and the acting is mediocre.
Parents don't want their children going to mediocre schools.
[T] to give or offer something for a decision to be made by others
You must submit your application before January 1st.
The developers submitted building plans to the council for approval.
› [T + that] formal to suggest
In conclusion, I submit that the proposal will not work without some major changes.
in terms of/in ... terms
used to describe which particular area of a subject you are discussing
In financial terms, the project was not a success.
In terms of money, I was better off in my last job.
connected with human activity at sea
Amalfi and Venice were important maritime powers.
Make sure you visit the maritime museum if you're interested in anything to do with ships or seafaring.
› near the sea or coast
The temperature change in winter is less pronounced in maritime areas.
o think of someone or something in the stated way; judge
She was accounted a genius by all who knew her work.
[+ to infinitive] She shows a willingness to work on her own initiative.
impossible to refuse, oppose or avoid because too pleasant, attractive or strong
an irresistible offer
She gave me one of those irresistible smiles and I just had to agree.
area or length; amount
From the top of the Empire State Building, you can see the full extent of Manhattan (= the area it covers).
We don't yet know the extent of his injuries (= how bad his injuries are).
Rosie's teacher was impressed by the extent of her knowledge (= how much she knew).
The River Nile is over 6500 kilometres in extent (= length).
to the extent of
› so strongly that
Some people hold their beliefs very strongly, even to the extent of being prepared to go to prison for them.
to the extent that
› to a particular degree or stage, often causing particular results
Sales have fallen badly this year, to the extent that we will have to close some of our shops.
to the same extent
› to the same degree as; as much as
The rich will not benefit from the proposed changes to the tax system to the same extent as the lower paid.
to some extent
To some extent, she was responsible for the accident.
to such an extent
› so much
The car was damaged to such an extent that it couldn't be repaired.
to what extent?
› how much
To what extent will the budget have to be modified?
To what extent do you think he's aware of the problem?
the extremely large size of something
The immensity of the task is daunting.
wanted by many people and usually of high quality or rare
At the age of seventeen she is already one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.
a tall pole on a boat or ship that supports its sails
the body or frame of a ship, most of which goes under the water
shaped like a triangle
a triangular plot of land
The play is performed on a triangular stage.
the distance of a place east or west of an imaginary line from the top to the bottom of the Earth, measured in degrees
a cover fixed over a seat or bed, etc. for shelter or decoration
› the branches and leaves that spread out at the top of a group of trees forming a type of roof
› the transparent part in a military aircraft which covers the place where the pilot sits
› the large circular piece of cloth that is the main part of a parachute
[U] the hard yellowish-white substance that forms the tusks of some animals such as elephants, used especially in the past to make decorative objects
intricately carved ivory earrings
a ban on ivory trading
› [C usually plural] an object made from ivory
a collection of Japanese ivories