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David Foster Wallace
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to deploy - deployment
to use sth effectively (развертывание, раскрытие понятия)
EX: It took emergency staff several hours to cut him from his mangled car.
EX: I do not deem him worthy of this honour
(form) to consider
- They believe they will be able to change the most egregious elements with the next leader.
- an egregious lie
(form) extremely bad
1. the president's bid to boost his popularity
1. an effort to do sth or obtain sth
2. an offer at auction
EX: Before the surgery they had to scope his injured knee.
(inf) to examine sth thoroughly
(from Greek 'skopein' look at)
EX: I have never known a time when the gulf between politicians and those they purport to represent has been so gaping.
(form) to claimto be sth or have done sth, when that may be not true (претендовать, заявлять)
EX:An egalitarian , democratic vision is the right utopia to be aiming for.
based on the belief that everybody is equal and should have the same rights and opportunities (уравнивающий)
to dislike very much, detest
EX: I find it pretentious, stilted , boring...
(disappr) (of a way of speaking r writing) not natural or relaxed; too formal (натянутый, помпезный)
to be fraught with
EX: But cloning human embryos is fraught with ethical problems
be filled with sth unpleasant (чреватый)
EX: With my knowledge and friends it was easy to pre-empt his every manoeuvre.
to prevent sth from happening by taking action to stop it
EX: the massive onslaught of enemy troops caught the country by surprise
a violent attack
salt is salty
native language (often not the one that is official)
to put a wager (old-fash; form)
EX: SCOTS have always welcomed immigrants from all over the world regardless of colour or creed.
any statement or system of beliefs or principles
to sneer at
unkind expression on your face showing you do not respect or approve of sb/sth
EX: It makes me wince even thinking about eye operations.
to show pain suddenly & for a short time in the face,often moving the head back at the same time (содрогание)
to go viral
распространяться, как вирус