Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ready for CAE p 159. Vocabulary 2: Attitude Adverbials. Vocabulary

  • Limelight: /ˈlaɪmlaɪt/ the centre of public attention. E.g. to be in the limelight. To stay out of the limelight. To steal/hog the limelight (= take attention away from other people).
  • Reassuring: making you feel less worried or uncertain about something. Sp. tranquilizador. E.g. a reassuring smile. It's reassuring (to know) that we've got the money if necessary. Reassuringly (adv) Sp. de modo tranquilizador. E.g. She smiled reassuringly.‘We'll take good care of you,’ he said reassuringly. 

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