Words :!: :smiley: Lesson #2
advent - пришествие,приход
n. the coming or appearance of something
With the advent of computers, mant tasks have been made easier.
The newspapers announced the advent of the concert season.
circumvent - обойти,перехитрить
v. to go around; avoid - избегать,избежать
syn. evade - уклоняться,избегать,обходить
The hacker attempted to circument the computer`s security system.
Circumvention of tje freshman math requirement is possible
encoourage - поощрять,поддерживать
v. to promote, help, or support
syn. stimulate - побуждать,поощрять
The government cut taxes in order to encourage spending
The professor gave each student the encouragement that was needed to learn the material.
advantage - преимущество
n. something that may help one to be
successful or to gain something
syn. benefit - выгода,польза,преимущество
Is there any advantage in arriving early?
He was advantageously born into a rich family
adj. able to move in a quick and easy way
syn. nimble - проворный,ловкий,шустрый
Deer are very agile animals
She moved agilely across the stage
appealing - привлекательный,умоляющий,трогательный
adj. attractive or interesting
syn. alluring - заманчивый,соблазнительный,очаравательный
Working abroad is appealing to many people
Through hus speeches, the candidate appealed to the votes
contemporary - современный,одновременный
adj. modern, up-to-date. or(n.) a person living at the same time as another person
syn. current - текущий,современный
Contemporary architecture makes very good use of space.
Certantes was a contemporary os Shakespeare.
frail - хрупкий,слабый
adj. weak in health or in body
The frail wings of the newborn bird could not lift it off the ground.
One of the frailities of human beings is laziness(лень)
heyday - расцвет,зенит,лучшая пора
Many settlers became rich during the heyday of the California gold rush of the 1800s.
We are living in the heyday of digital communications
n. a high point of success or abundance
syn. pinnacle - вершина,кульминационный пункт
celebrated - знаменитый,прославленный
adj. acclaimed; well-known and popular
syn. renowed - известность,слава
The celebrated pianist will be giving a concert this weekend.
San Francisco is celebrated for its multicultural makeup
collide - сталкиваться
v. to hit one object against another with violent force; to be in opposition
The collision caused major damage to both cars
Moon craters were caused when large asteroids collided with the moon.
albeit - хотя, тем не менее
conj. in spite of the facts,regardless of the fact
His trip was successful.albeit tiring
Albeit difficult at times, speaking another language is rewarding
distribute - распространять,распределять
v. to divite among people or to give out
syn. dispense - распределять,раздавать
Many publishers distribute their newspapers directly to homes in their area.
The distribution of seeds is very quick with this new machine.
energetic - энергичный
adj. full of life, action, or power
Sam hasnt been as energetic as he usually is.
There`s a lot of energy in these batteries.
n. an inveted story or idea
Throughout history myths were created in an attempt to explain many common natural occurrences(случай,вхождение).
Mythology is the study of legends and fables(басня,сказка)
wortwhile - стоящий,путный
adj. value in doing something
It was wortwhile waiting ten hours in line for the tickets.
It`s wortwhile to prepare for the TOEFL.
refine - усовершенствовать
v. to make pure; to improve
syn. perfect (verb)
Factories must refine oil before it can be used as fuel.
A squirt of lime juice is the perfect refinement to cola