Sunday, 14 February 2010

Ready for CAE p 95. Vocabulary.

1. To understand somebody/something wrongly. Misinterpret. E.g. I'm afraid I completely misread the situation. His confidence was misread as arrogance.
2. To read something wrongly. E.g. You must have misread the address.

Outnumber: to be greater in number than somebody/something. E.g. The demonstrators were heavily outnumbered by the police.

Rehear: to hear or consider again a case in court.

Overhear: to hear, especially by accident, a conversation in which you are not involved. E.g. We talked quietly so as not to be overheard. I overheard him say he was going to France.

Mishear: To fail to hear correctly what somebody says, so that you think they said something else. E.g. You may have misheard her—I'm sure she didn't mean that.

Disused: No longer used. E.g. a disused station

Unused: not being used at the moment or never having been used. E.g. The house was left unused for most of the year.

Outlive: to live longer than somebody. E.g. He outlived his wife by three years.

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