Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Speakout Advanced p 9. Vocabulary

5B
Tentative: /ˈtentətɪv/ 
1. (of an arrangement, agreement, etc.) not definite or certain because you may want to change it later. E.g. We made a tentative arrangement to meet on Friday. Tentative conclusions. A tentative agreement. A tentative deal.
2. not behaving or done with confidence. Hesitant.E.g. a tentative greeting. Her English is correct but tentative. I'm taking the first tentative steps towards fitness. Tentative ideas (to avoid being too direct with a request. For example: I was wondering if I could borrow some money).

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Drag: to pull somebody/something along with effort and difficulty. E.g. I dragged the chair over to the
window.

Tricky: difficult to do or deal with. E.g. a tricky situation. A tricky problem. That's a tricky question because there are many things to consider.

Look through something: to examine or read something quickly. E.g. She looked through her notes before the exam.

Devastated: /ˈdevəsteɪtɪd/ extremely upset and shocked. Sp. desolado. E.g. His family is absolutely devastated.

Run out of: to use up or finish a supply of something. E.g. We ran out of fuel. Could I have a cigarette? I seem to have run out.

Tuition fees: the money that you pay to be taught, especially in a college or university.


 
 

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