Saturday, 12 December 2009

Ready for CAE p 57. Vocabulary

  • Slapdash: done, or doing something, too quickly and carelessly. Chapucero E.g. She has a very slapdash approach to keeping accounts. A slapdash piece of writing.
  • Stubborn: determined not to change your opinion or attitude. Terco, testarudo, tozudo. E.g. He was too stubborn to admit that he was wrong. She can be as stubborn as a mule.
  • Reluctance: hesitation before doing something because you do not want to do it or because you are not sure that it is the right thing to do. E.g. With great reluctance (a regañadientes).
  • Domineering: trying to control other people without considering their opinions or feelings. Dominante. E.g. a cold and domineering father. A domineering manner.

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