Putin and Ukraine

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Putin and Ukraine
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  1. to coerce sb into doing sth / sn to do sth
    • to make sb do sth by using force or threats
    • принуждать
  2. a wreath /i:/
    венок, placed on graves or decoration at Christmas
  3. a hawk
    • ястреб, хищная птица
    • милитарист, сторонник военных действий, жесткого курса в политике
  4. to appease
    • to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp by concessions usually at the sacrifice of principles (to pacify, to conciliate)
    • ублажать, потакать
  5. a proxy
    • полномочие действовать от имени другого лица
    • доверенность
    • доверенное лицо
  6. to deter sb from doing sth
    EX: The rain didn't deter people from coming to the game.
    to make someone decide not to do something
  7. ominous
    - an omen
    • making you think that something bad will happen
    • предвещающий, предсказывающий
    • - making you think that something bad will happen, знак, примета
  8. to take a hard line
    to have a firm policy for dealing with sb or sth
  9. to brandish
    • to wave or swing sth, such as a weapon, in a threatening or excited manner
    • размахивать
  10. to alleviate
    • to make something less painful, severe, or serious
    • облегчать, смягчать
  11. a renewable
    • renewable energy and natural materials replace themselves by natural processes, so that they are never completely used up
    • a renewable contract, agreement etc can be continued for a longer period of time
  12. to peg
    a peg
    • to fasten something or keep something in position with pegs, забывать колышек
    • колышек
  13. a predicament
    in a predicament
    EX: If everyone had followed the rules, we would not be in this predicament.
    • a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of
    • затруднительное положение
  14. grievance
    EX: For years he nursed a grievance against his former employer.
    • a complaint or a feeling about being treated in an unfair way
    • обида, недовольство, жалоба
  15. to rail against sth
    EX: His articles rail against the decline of culture in American society.
    to express strong anger about something
  16. to shed blood
    EX: Too much blood has already been shed in this conflict.
    to cause death or injury (someone's blood was shed - used for saying that someone was killed or injured)
  17. to invoke
    EX: They invoked principles of international law to claim ownership of the sunken ship.
    • to mention a law, principle, or idea in order to support an argument or to explain an action
    • упоминать, ссылаться на что-то
  18. to inflate  (a balloon)
    inflatable mattress
    • to fill something with air or gas so that it becomes the right shape and size for using   
    • Figurative:- to make sth seem more important than it really is
  19. someone’s just deserts
    EX: I have been blessed with an astonishing number of wonderful friends, far beyond
    my deserts.
    something that is deserved or merited; just reward or punishment
  20. to abstain
    • to deliberately avoid doing something that is enjoyable but that may not be healthy, safe, or morally right
    • to deliberately not vote in an election or at a meeting
    • воздержаться
  21. to impel
    - impel someone to do something EX: Even though I was angry, something impelled me to smile.
    - be/feel impelled to do something  EX: He felt impelled to point out that they were making a serious mistake.
    if a feeling or idea impels you to do something, it forces you to do it

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