Sunday, 1 November 2009

Ready for CAE p 26 Ex 2. Vocabulary

No-hoper: useless. Not successful. Inútil. E.g. I was a no-hoper at school.
Come up to: to reach as far as a particular point. E.g. I was coming up to my fiftieth birthday.
An eye-opener: an event or experience that is surprising and shows you something you did not know. E.g. Travelling around India was a real eye-opener for me.
Stick stuck stuck: Stand. To accept a difficult or unpleasant situation or person. E.g. That's why I stuck it for so long. 
Daunt: /dɔːnt/ to make somebody feel nervous and less confident about doing something. Desanimar, desmoralizar. E.g. She was a brave woman but she felt daunted by the task ahead.
Pace: speed. E.g. It is difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of change.
Moan: to make a long deep sound, usually expressing unhappiness, suffering or sexual pleasure. Quejarse, gemir. E.g. The injured man was lying on the ground, moaning. To moan in/with pain.
Mild: not severe or strong. Suave, leve. E.g. Use a soap that is mild on the skin.
Self-conscious: nervous or embarrassed about your appearance or what other people think of you. Acomplejado, tímido. E.g. He's always been self-conscious about being so short.
Tip: a small part that fits over the end of something. E.g. a walking stick with a rubber tip  

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