Card Set Information
2014 02 25
wall sb./sth. off (idiom)
to separate or segregate someone or something by building a wall.
She sat right across from me at her desk, listening to every phone call I made. Finally, the manager (...) so we now can carry on our business in privacy.
rave (v.) /reɪv/
to talk wildly, as in delirium.
peaky (adj.) /'piːkɪ/
wan, emaciated, or sickly
craggy (adj.) /'kræɡɪ/
(of the face) rugged; rocklike
teetotal (adj.), teetotaller (n.)
sacrosanct (adj.) /'sækrəʊˌsæŋkt/
above or beyond criticism, change, or interference:
A manuscript deemed (...).
unbridled (adj.) /ʌn'braɪdld/
not controlled or restrained:
dither (v.) /'dɪðə/
1. (chiefly Brit.) to be
snare (n.) /snɛə/
1. A device for trapping birds or small animals, esp a flexible loop that is drawn tight around the prey.
2. Anything that traps or entangles someone or something unawares.
subterfuge (n.) /'sʌbtəfjuːdʒ/
a stratagem employed to conceal something, evade an argument, etc
trumped-up (adj.) /'trʌmpt'ʌp/
spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated:
He was arrested on some (...) charge.
brunt (n.) /brʌnt/
the main force or impact, as of an attack or blow:
His arm took the (...) of the blow.