Ready for CAE p 122. Word Formation: Anger. Vocabulary
- Faint: débil;‹noise› (apenas perceptible);
that cannot be clearly seen, heard or smelt:
a faint smell of perfume
2 very small; possible but unlikely. ‹hope/smile› (ligero)
There is still a faint hope that she may be cured. They don’t have the faintest chance of winning.
- rage: a feeling of violent anger that is difficult to control. (furia, rabia, colera)
- outburst: (arrebato) a sudden strong expression of an emotion:
an outburst of anger. She was alarmed by his violent outburst
- to give free rein to, dar rienda suelta a
- residential: ‹course› (con alojamiento para los asistentes): (of a job, a course, etc.) requiring a person to live at a particular place; offering living accommodation:
a residential language course. a residential home for the elderly. residential care for children.
- composure: (compostura): the state of being calm and in control of your feelings or behaviour:
to keep / lose / recover / regain your composure
- assertive: expressing opinions or desires strongly and with confidence, so that people take notice. (firme y enérgico):
You should try and be more assertive.
- pushy: trying hard to get what you want, especially in a way that seems rude (prepotente, agresivo):
a pushy salesman
- demanding: (exigente) (of a person) expecting a lot of work or attention from others; not easily satisfied:
a demanding boss / child
- prone to: (propenso a) likely to suffer from sth or to do sth bad
prone to injury. Working without a break makes you more prone to error. Tired drivers were found to be particularly prone to ignore warning signs.
- background: the details of a person’s family, education, experience etc.:
a person’s family / social / cultural / educational / class background. The job would suit someone with a business background.
- quick-tempered: likely to become angry very quickly (irascible):
a quick-tempered woman
- disruptive: causing problems, noise, etc. so that sth cannot continue normally (perjudicial):
She had a disruptive influence on the rest of the class