Summary English vocabulary in use : advanced ; [100 units of vocabulary reference and practice self-study and classroom use]

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ISBN-10 0521653975 ISBN-13 9780521653978
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Summary - English vocabulary in use : advanced ; [100 units of vocabulary reference and practice self-study and classroom use]

  • 5 Global contact and language enrichment

  • loan words/ borrowings
    when one language takes words from another
  • lexicons
    vocabulary
  • sources
    where something comes from
  • enriched
    made richer
  • word stock
    set of words
  • of classical origin
    from acient Latin or Greek
  • linguistic consequences
    results affecting language
  • amber 
    arabic; yellowy-orange precious stone
  • roster
    dutch; list of people's turns for jobs
  • tabby
    farsi; female or stripy cat
  • gimmick
    german; firivolous way of attracting attention
  • tonic
    greek; medicine to make you feel more lively
  • cot
    hindi; child's bed with high vertical sides
  • mumps
    icelandic; a childhood illness
  • hara-kiri
    japanese; type of ceremonial suicide
  • palaver
    portuguese; unnecessary trouble
  • intelligentsia
    russian; social class of intellectuals
  • hammock
    spanish; net hung and used as a bed
  • turban
    turkish; type of men's headwear
  • 6 Similar but different: words easily confused

  • intervene
    step in: neutral meaning
  • interfere
    involve herself: negative and critical
  • continually
    very frequently: often negative
  • continuously
    without stopping
  • series
    set of related programmes
  • serial
    set of programmes where story continues over different episodes
  • in the shade of
    out of the sun: pleasant connotation
  • shadows
    dark areas or shapes
  • in the shadow of
    in a place dominated by: negative connotation
  • moist
    slightly wet
  • damp
    slightly wet in a unpleasant way
  • theme
    the main idea of everything followed
  • security
    concerned with protection of property
  • safety
    concerned with prevention of accidents
  • end up
    finish
  • upend
    move into a vertical position
  • hold up
    delay
  • uphold
    confirm, support
  • do out
    decorate
  • out do
    do better than
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