Listening and Speaking

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Listening and Speaking
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  1. lubricant
    Schmiermittel

    substance on surface in order to help moving more easily on another one
  2. truth bias
    Wahrheitsvoreingenommenheit

    wanna believe that sth is true

    prejudice/
  3. accretion
    gradual growth by addition of new parts or layers

    Wertsteigerung

    increase/ climb layer
  4. hideous
    ugly/terrible

    grässlich
  5. malicious
    mean/ evil
  6. mimicking
    copying/imitate
  7. ossify
    become bone/ become inflexible
  8. patter
    tapsen

    taking small steps
  9. craic
    feeling: more than fun

    very enjoyable amusement
  10. small potatoes
    small matter, small pint

    not important

    Kleinigkeit
  11. watchword
    slogan, catchword

    "yes, we can!"
  12. wielded like a battleaxe
    spread everywhere
  13. jauntiness
    happyness, brightness, cheerfulness

    Fröhlichkeit, Unbeschwertheit
  14. people smugglers
    take people secretly out of/ into a country
  15. prey-drive behaviour
    animal hurting another

    jagdinstinkt folgend
  16. entrenched
    so fixed that it can't be changed

    rooted/fixed
  17. cattle restraint
    limit/ hold back cows
  18. hyper-vigilant
    extremely watchful, careful
  19. baulk
    show fear

    shrink / start back
  20. gerbil
    small mouse living in deserts, jumping
  21. chute
    way for animals in slaughterhouses

    Rutsche
  22. to assimilate
    to become similar to sth (in Einklang bringen)

    to integrate
  23. transmissibility (of law)
    permeability

    passing from one place/ person to another
  24. bequeathing of property
    give property after death

    hinterlassen

    to give inheritance
  25. barren
    • unable to give birth
    • impotent
    • childless
  26. to rear
    • to raise
    • to bring up
  27. to primp
    zurechtmachen

    • to put on make-up
    • to do hair
    • waxing
  28. rejuvenation activities
    make feel younger, healthier
  29. to long for sth.
    desire, yearn
  30. to be not long for this world
    have to die soon
  31. succumb
    to give in/ to surrender
  32. eschew
    avoid
  33. to spearhead sth
    • to be in forefront
    • to lead
    • to command
  34. to conflate
    • zusammenführen
    • to associate
    • (to combine)
  35. slander
    • defamation (Rufmord)
    • damaging reputation
  36. fringe
    marginalized, minority groups

    Randgruppe
  37. to demonize
    • make sth/sb seem evil
    • to condemn

    verteufeln
  38. off-colour
    politically incorrect
  39. to perpetrate
    to commit a crime
  40. paraphernalia
    • equipment
    • accessoires
  41. torrent
    • large amount
    • (stream)
    • load
    • mass
  42. brethren
    brotherhood
  43. Hezbollah
    Anti-Jewish Islamist group
  44. hijab
    traditional head covering of muslim women
  45. Imam
    muslim preacher
  46. to take a toll on sb
    cause suffering

    seinen Tribut fordern
  47. depletion
    • reduction
    • decrease
  48. retail therapy
    to buy things in order to feel better
  49. dump
    place to leave rubbish
  50. salient
    • most important
    • serious
  51. meritocracy
    achievement-orientated society
  52. cacophony
    • unpleasant sound
    • noise
  53. oligarchy
    government by a small group of powerful people
  54. road kill
    animals killed on roads
  55. in the wake of sth
    • consequenty
    • as the result of..
  56. philistine
    uninformed in certain areas of knowledge
  57. disparate
    • separate
    • different
  58. grant and loan
    BAföG
  59. to conduct
    • to carry (out)
    • to lead (out)

    führen
  60. to subscribe
    • to sign sth
    • to arrange offer
  61. backlash
    adverse (negative) reaction
  62. to ward/ hold/ stave off
    • to keep away
    • to prevent
    • to resist
  63. to drop out
    • to quit
    • to break off
  64. run amuck (amok)
    • spread like wildfire
    • behave uncontrollably
  65. incongruity
    • mismatching
    • contradiction
  66. rural
    country
  67. to make up a story on the fly
    • spontaneous
    • to do sth off the cuff

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