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  1. a dump
    a place where large amounts of waste are taken, usually outside a town, свалка
  2. to dump
    • 1. (inf) to put something somewhere in a careless way, especially something that is heavy  EX: dumped his clothes on the bed;
    • 2. to get rid of someone or something that you no longer want or need EX: got  dumped by his girlfriend
  3. anvil
  4. a pad
    набивка, мягкая прокладка (мебель)
  5. to pad
    to furnish with a pad or padding
  6. to render (fat)
    to transmit to another; to extract by melting
  7. by DINT of
    force, power; used EXCLUSIVELY in the phrase “by dint of” to mean “because of”
  8. pretentious
    behaving in a way that is intended to impress other people but seems false or too deliberate
  9. diction
    choice of words especially with regard to correctness, clearness, or effectiveness (Latin diction-, dictio speaking, style,  from dicere to say)
  10. impartial
    not partial or biased; treating or affecting all  equally -  беспристрастный, справедливый
  11. sordid 
    EX: I’ll spare you the sordid details of my unpleasant past.
    marked by baseness or grossness : vile, dirty, filthy (Latin sordidus, from sordus dirt)
  12. haunted
    • lived in or visited by the spirit of a dead  person; someone who has a haunted look  looks frightened or worried
  13. to haunt
    to stay around or persist :  linger – засиживаться, часто посещать; ходить по  пятам; мучить, не давать покоя
  14. a/ to swindle
    to obtain money or property by fraud or deceit (ld English swindan to vanish) –  мошенничество, надувать
  15. to debase
    to lower in status, esteem, quality, or character
  16. to indulge
    to yield to the desire of (Latin indulgēre to be complaisant)
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2014-10-04 06:24:14

Orwell on language purity
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