Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ready for CAE p 139. Word Formation. Vocabulary

  • Seek somebody/something out: to look for and find somebody/something, especially when this means using a lot of effort.
  • Crease: to make lines on cloth or paper by folding or crushing it; to develop lines in this way. E.g. pack your suit carefully so that you don't crease it.
  • Tedious: /ˈtiːdiəs/ lasting or taking too long and not interesting. Boring. E.g. the journey soon became tedious
  • Disagreeable: not nice or enjoyable. Unpleasant. E.g. a disagreeable smell/experience/job.
  • Neatly: tidy and in order; carefully done or arranged. E.g. neatly folded clothes
  • Loathe: to dislike somebody/something very much. Detest.E.g. I loathe modern art. They loathe each other.
  • Settings: a position at which the controls on a machine can be set, to set the speed, height, temperature, etc. Sp. Configuración. Posición. E.g. the performance of the engine was tested at different settings.

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