Browse Category: Продвинутый уровень

opprobrium

|əˈprəʊbrɪəm|

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Слово Дня - opprobrium - позор, посрамление, оскорбление

Description

very strong disapproval or criticism of a person or thing especially by a large number of people

Examples

  • the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city
  • They’re going ahead with the plan despite public opprobrium.
  • …saw no reason why “secretary” should suddenly become a term of opprobrium among the politically correct…
  • his films and the critical opprobrium they have generated
  • If all of us punish the new usage with ridicule and opprobrium, maybe we can reverse this loss to language.
  • You get nothing back but opprobrium, abuse, and ostracism.

 

Translation

  • позор, посрамление, оскорбление

ensue

|ɪnˈsjuː|

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Слово Дня - ensue - вытекать, следовать, происходить, получаться в результате

Description

to come at a later time; to happen as a result

Examples

  • the difficulties that ensued from their commitment to Cuba
  • there were repeated clashes in the ensuing days
  • The champagne would flow and the seductive conversation would ensue.
  • It is not the same as advanced development, although such development often ensues.
  • The clash ensues, with casualties on both sides, as people fall having been speared and hit by poison arrows.
  • Another tragedy ensues, after which he gives himself up to imprisonment for some years.
  • Please visit the original post in order to read the many reactions that ensued.
  • It must ensue as a result of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself.

 

Translation

  • вытекать, следовать, происходить, получаться в результате

prevaricate

|prɪˈvarɪkeɪt|

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Слово Дня - prevaricate - кривить душой, увиливать, говорить уклончиво

Description

to avoid telling the truth by not directly answering a question

Examples

  • Government officials prevaricated about the real costs of the project.
  • …during the hearings the witness was willing to prevaricate in order to protect his friend…
  • ‘I’m not sure,’ he prevaricated.
  • he seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions
  • That is they kept quibbling and prevaricating and showing stubbornness.
  • Aside from our agent, I too was at a loss as to why we were still prevaricating over the deal.
  • You can’t just sit about prevaricating forever.

 

Translation

  • кривить душой, увиливать, говорить уклончиво

tortuous

|ˈtɔːtʃʊəs|

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Слово Дня - tortuous - извилистый, уклончивый, неискренний

Description

having many twists and turns; complicated, long, and confusing

Examples

  • a tortuous road up the mountain
  • The book begins with a long, tortuous introduction
  • a tortuous path up the mountain
  • a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths
  • a tortuous path over the mountains to Kandahar
  • …a tortuous mountain road marked by numerous hairpin turns…

 

Translation

  • извилистый, уклончивый, неискренний

eagerness

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|ˈiːɡənəs|

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Слово Дня - eagerness - рвение, пыл

Description

very excited and interested; feeling a strong and impatient desire to do something or for something

Examples

  • She was eager to get started.
  • The crowd was eager for more.
  • We appreciate his eagerness to help.
  • I do not appreciate your petulance and eagerness to argue.
  • they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
  • People were pushing each other out of the way in their eagerness to get to the front.
  • …a con man whose dupes are usually led on by their own greed and eagerness to turn an easy buck…

 

Translation

  • рвение, пыл

plausible

|ˈplɔːzɪb(ə)l|

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Слово Дня - plausible - правдоподобный, вероятный, благовидный, умеющий внушать доверие

Description

possibly true; believable or realistic

Examples

  • His story certainly sounds plausible.
  • It is plausible to assume that they will not accept our invitation.
  • …it’s a plausible explanation for the demise of that prehistoric species…
  • …the newspaper was spoofed by a supposedly plausible claim of a UFO encounter…
  • a plausible pretext
  • more plausible explanation
  • the argument was both powerful and plausible
  • likely / plausible / true story

 

Translation

  • правдоподобный, вероятный, благовидный, умеющий внушать доверие

squealer

|ˈskwiːlə|

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Слово Дня - squealer - доносчик, визгун, нытик, птенец

Description

to make or cause (something) to make a long, high-pitched cry or noise; to tell someone in authority (such as the police or a teacher) about something wrong that someone has done; to say (something) in a high and excited voice

Examples

  • She squealed to the teacher.
  • “Let me go,” she squealed.
  • The car squealed to a stop.
  • She heard the pig’s squeals.
  • He squealed the tires and drove off.

 

Translation

  • доносчик, (разг.) нытик

clobber

|ˈklɒbə|

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Слово Дня - clobber - колошматить, избить, избивать, одежда, тряпки

Description

to hit (someone) very hard; to defeat (a person or team) very easily in a competition; to have a very bad effect on (someone or something)

Examples

  • if he does that I’ll clobber him!
  • Someone clobbered me from behind — found out it was Buddy.
  • If Mac ever learns of this, he is going to clobber me.
  • The football team clobbered their opponents 7 to 3.
  • I must go there decently clobbered.
  • I’ve got far too much clobber in my handbag.
  • Motorists caught driving without insurance will be clobbered.
  • We clobbered them in our last game.
  • He is heavily clobbered by the increase in selective employment tax.

 

Translation

  • колошматить, избить, избивать, одежда, тряпки

clemency

|ˈklɛmənsi|

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Слово Дня - clemency - милосердие, снисходительность, мягкость

Description

kind or merciful treatment of someone who could be given harsh punishment

Examples

  • His bid for clemency failed despite frantic lobbying by his supporters.
  • Self-constraint and clemency is the principle path to righteousness.
  • It said Nguyen’s appeals for clemency were carefully considered.
  • They were granted an order of clemency by the king.
  • He supplicated the King for clemency
  • She was granted clemency after killing her violent husband.
  • The President has granted clemency to several people this month.
  • …the judge chose to show clemency to the truly repentant embezzler…

 

Translation

  • милосердие, снисходительность, мягкость