Making the Grade
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Making the Grade
From article by Malcolm Gladwell "Making the Grades"
to sweep (gather pretty much everything on the floor)
EX: a sweeping view of the valley
including or involving many things - wide in range or amount; всеохватывающий
EX: She is threatening to institute legal proceedings against the hospital.
to begin or create (esp. a new law, rule, system, etc.); to cause things to exist
to provide for
EX: The budget provides for a salary increase after one year.
to meet the needs of; allow sth to happen
предусматривать (напр. санкции)
stringent (demands, restrictions, diet, measures, penalties...)
very strict or severe
EX: Joining an exercise class or a sports club can provide an incentive.
sth that encourages a person to do sth or work harder (Latin - 'stimulating)
plausible (excuse; speaker...)
EX: The latter explanation might be the more plausible of the two.
possible true, believable or realistic (Latin - 'worthy of applause')
to mitigate (effects, loss...)
to make less severe or painful, soften
EX: Today's soldier has to be aware of at least two countervailing forces: the media and the government PR machine
having an equal but opposite effect
disagreement, разногласие (А воз и ныне там)
EX: "Absolute nonsense" - harrumphed the Colonel.
to clear the throat in a pompous way; to comment disapprovingly (origin - imitative)
EX: I was dismayed to discover that he'd lied.
to cause to lose courage or resolution, upset
a complete overhaul
EX: I got the engine overhauled.
Panglossian (form 'Candid' by Voltaire)
to compel (form)
EX: (1) The new circumstances
a change in policy.
(2) Her work
(1) to force to do
(2) to produce a strong feeling or reaction (compelling (adj) reason, argument, evidence - убедительный, серьезный; неотразимый)
to lower the bar
понизить планку, снизить требования
to play hooky