Flashcards in Vocabulary Deck (94):
something which is based on another source
the state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed.
fame or acknowledged superiority
occurring at a favourable time
not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse, dependent on chance
yearn to possess
cause (something) to change direction; turn aside from a straight course
unceasingly intense, harsh or inflexible
the quality of being clever, original, and inventive
spendthrift; extravagant person
"a prodigal squandering his wealth"
a person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage
clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others
"tricked by her skillful artifice"
a large, imposing building; a complex system of belief
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected
cause or give rise to
lose or be deprived of
voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up
excessive talkativeness, especially on trivial matters
withdrawal from attention
longer than the most direct way
showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals; longer and less direct than the most straightforward way
having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense
meddlesome (fond of interfering); intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice;
showing great care and perseverance
showing or expressing gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
"an effusive welcome"
effusive or exaggeratedly enthusiastic
easily persuaded to believe something; credulous (having or showing too great a readiness to believe things)
(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something
showing deference; respectful (obsequious = overly deferential)
acting obsequiously (overly deferential, respectful, obedient) towards someone important in order to gain advantage
use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself
"politicians hedging and equivocating"
(hedge = limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions, avoid making a definite statement or commitment)
produce, provide, generate; surrender; give way
show that one feels superior; be patronizing
bind or commit oneself solemnly
publicly declare to be wrong or evil
great wealth or luxuriousness
the state or fact of lasting only for a short time
"the transience of life and happiness"
perfectly clean, neat, or tidy.
"an immaculate white suit"
"he showed commendable restraint"
not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
"separating authentic and spurious claims"
effort to match or surpass a person or achievement, typically by imitation.
"their success is inspiring emulation from others"
totally at a loss
abashed; disconcerted; to exhibit embarrassment (by something)
angry or dissatisfied.
stare at in a lecherous (having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire) manner or an attention-getting manner)
"he was ogling her breasts"
a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting
recognize or find out
"she could faintly discern the shape of a skull"
to display or show off something in provocatively (in an attention-getting manner)
"newly rich consumers eager to flaunt their prosperity"
have an angry or sullen look on one's face; scowl.
"she glowered at him suspiciously"
essentially different in kind; not able to be compared.
"they inhabit disparate worlds of thought"
increase the power, status, or wealth of.
"an action intended to aggrandize the Frankish dynasty"
enhance the reputation of (someone) beyond what is justified by the facts.
be characteristic or a representative example of;
treat characters as representatives of a type
describe or portray (something) precisely.
"the law should delineate and prohibit behaviour which is socially abhorrent"
(abhorring: inspiring disgust and loathing)
necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
"the government realized that it was incumbent on them to act"
abstain from vs refrain from
abstain = refrain oneself from
(of a time) especially convenient or appropriate for a particular action or event.
"he couldn't have arrived at a less opportune moment"
a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
"your predilection for pretty girls"
Concision (alternatively brevity, laconicism, terseness, or conciseness) is the art and practice of minimizing words used to convey an idea.
tenseness, not slack
contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
"my stories were greeted with derision and disbelief"
prejudice in favour of a particular cause
(partisan: advocate of)
strong disapproval, typically on moral grounds.
"she braved her mother's disapprobation and slipped out to enjoy herself"
(brave = endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behaviour) without showing fear.)
"honing a razor"
cause to combine and form a harmonious or effective whole.
"cross-curricular themes would weld the curriculum together"
"phlegmatic an uncaring"
"an ardent supporter of the conservative cause"
lacking any obvious principle of organization.
"the music business works in a haphazard fashion"
confident in one's own abilities or character.
(of speech or writing) expressing praise and commendation (= formal or official praise).
"enthusiastic and laudatory articles"
enjoyment and enthusiasm in doing something.
"Hawkins tucked into his breakfast with gusto"
dishonest, unscrupulous behaviour
a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
"Kate was in a quandary"
the use of deception or subterfuge (=deceit used in order to achieve one's goal) to achieve one's purpose.
"storylines packed with political chicanery"
a person who cheats or deceives people.
make (a person or animal) immune to infection, typically by inoculation.
"the vaccine is used to immunize children against measles"
make (something) continue indefinitely.
"the confusion was perpetuated through inadvertence"
(= inattention, oversight)
1 rogn, 2 legge egg/bli lagt som egg, 3 produce a large number of
(of a person) fond of company; sociable.
"he was a popular and gregarious man"
excessively proud of oneself; vain.
excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements.
"an erudite scholar"
Bold, rude, disrespectful behavior
avoidance of activity; laziness.
"my failure is probably due to my own indolence"
tentativeness; timidity (=lack of courage or confidence.)
an irregular rising and falling in number or amount; a variation.
"fluctuations in the yearly values could be caused by a variety of factors"
a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands; the right to use land or other property etc.
regard with great respect; revere (=feel deep respect or admiration for (something).)
"Philip of Beverley was venerated as a saint"
tending to cause harm.
"recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people"
waste something in a reckless or foolish manner
the fact of appearing everywhere or of being very common.