Flashcards in Week 2 Deck (29)
A series of events for teachers and students will culminate in a Shakespeare festival next year.
(Sangin, mayeye zahmat)
Doctors are complaining that the system is cumbersome and bureaucratic.
Cushion somebody from/against something
Wreak havoc on
Decimation of rain forests
Deficient in vitamin C
He attempts to deflect attention away from his private life.
Deflect one’s from reaching their goals
The depletion of the ozone layer
Even the president’s detractors admit that the decision was the right one.
He did not deviate frin his plan.
The plane had to deviate from its normal flight path.
Devoid of adj.
Bereft (bi gonaah)
His face was devoid of any warmth or humor.
The skies are devoid of birdlife.
The pollutants diffuse into the soil.
Their ideas diffused quickly across Europe.
An attempt to diffuse his anger (to make a bad feeling or situation less strong or serious)
Diluted fruit juice
Delute the paint with some oil.
An attempt to dilute the proposals (to make a quality, belief etc. weaker or less effective)
Any dilution of standards must be resisted.
An adroit negotiator/politician
Maybe you could disguise yourself as a waiter and sneak in there.
There’s no way u can disguise that southern accent.
The speech was seen by many as a thinly disguised attack on the president.
People of a nervous/sociable/sensible etc. disposition
Have/show a disposition to do something
Neither side shows the slightest disposition to compromise.
Most children have a disposition towards obedience.
Squander (esraaf, velkharji)
Waste, consume, disappear, vanish
As he thought it over, his anger gradually dissipated.
His savings were soon dissopated (wasted).
Delete, eradicate (rishe kan), erase
Nothing can efface the last picture I have of them from my mind.
With time, the words are effaced by the rain.
(Zirak, gorizaan) Difficult to catch, shifty, slippery (laghzande), tricky, fleeting (zoodgozar), intangible (naa mahsoos, boghranj)
For me, the poem has an elusive quality (difficult to describe or understand).
Arise, derive, emerge, originate, stem
Wonderful smells were emanating from the kitchen.
Intelligence and cunning(hilegari) emanate from him.
Begin: commence: launch: initiate: set out
He embarked on a new career as a teacher.
Sum up: abridge: compress: condense: summarize
The words of the song neatly encapsulate the mood of the country at that time.
Approve: advocate: champion: support: promote
I can endorse his opinion wholeheartedly.
Provide: award: bestow
She was endowed with good looks.
Immerse: envelop: inunate: submerge: overwhelm
The building was engulfed in flames.
The pain engulfed him.
Breif: fleetibg: passing: short-lived: transient
Fashion is by nature ephemeral.
Hopes of political unity in the rehion have proved ephemeral.
Incorrect: fallaciouy: faulty: flawed: invalid
His economic predictions are based on some erroneous assumptions.
The have arrived at some arroneous conclusions.
Increase: expand: extend: heighten: intensify: mount
Her fear was escalating into panic.
A rapid escalation in value