Words :!: :smiley: Lesson #4
resilient - упругий, эластичный, жизнерадостный, неунывающий
adj. strong enough to recover from difficulty or disease.
She has a resilient personality and will soon feel better.
The doctor was surprised by his patient`s resilience.
designate - обозначать, назначать
v. to specify, name, or select to do a task;
The president designated the vice president to represent him at the meeting.
The designated driver drove every one home after the party.
tempt - соблазнять, искушать
v. to make it attractive to do something, usually something not good
The idea of getting rich quickly temted him to invest hid life savings.
Desserts are more temting when one is on a diet.
instigate - подстрекать, провоцировать, вызывать
v. to cause a conflict or argument
No one knew who had instigated the demonstration.
Dissatisfaction with government policies instigated the revolution
determined - решительный, твердый, непоколебимый
adj. strong in one`s opinion , firm in conviction, to find out
They were determined to go graduate school.
The judge determined that the man was lying.
deceptively - обманчиво
adv. making something appear true or good when it is false or bad
The magician deceptively made the rabbit disappear.
Richard deceived Joe about the cost of the coat
elicit - извлекать, добиваться
v. to get the facts or draw out the truth
A lawyer will elicit all the facts necessary to prove her case.
Elicitation of the truth can be difficult at times.
embody - воплощать, заключать в себе
v. to be good example of a concept or idea
The constitution is an embodiment of American ideals.
Charlotte embodies all of the qualities of a good leader.
relinquish - оставлять, отказаться
v. to give up control
The troubled executive relinquished her control of the company.
The relinquishment of his claim to the building will allow the building to be sold.
concur - соглашаться, совпадать
v. to have the same opinion or draw the same conclusion
The director concurred with the conclusions of the committee`s report.
Do you concur with the details of the business plan?
astute - проницательный, сообразительный
adj. very intelligent. smart, clever
He was an astute worker, finishing in half the time it took the others to finish.
They astutely determined that there would be no chance to finish on time
ambiguous - неясный, двусмысленный
adj. of unclear meaning; something that can be understood in more than one way.
The men received an ambiguous message from their boss.
Her letter was full of ambiguities.
astounding - изумительное, удивительное
adj. very surprising
The scientists made an astounding discovery.
The fans were astounded by their team`s success
mundane - обычный, рутинный
adj. common or routine
The student`s mundane summer job frustrated her.
His mother asked him to do all the mundane household chores.
assert - утверждать, заявлять
v. to express or defend oneself strongly; to state positively
The government asserted its control over the banking system.
The company president is an assertive individual.
petition - петиция, мольба, прошение
v. to make a request
Canada petitioned the United Nations to consider its case.
The student`s petition was denies(отказано)
arbitrary - произвольный, случайный
adj. an action or decision made with little thought, order, or reason.
Her choice of clothing seemed arbitry.
The teacher arbitrarily decided to give the class a test.