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  1. Jul 2020
  2. Apr 2020
    1. Just as with wine-tasting, having a bigger vocabulary for colours allows specific colours to be perceived more readily and remembered more easily, even if not done consciously.
  3. Mar 2020
  4. Nov 2019
    1. "one country, two systems"

      One country, two systems? what does this mean?

    2. extradition

      extradition: sending a person to another country because it is believed they have committed a crime.

  5. Oct 2019
    1. anarcho-communist

      is a political philosophy and anarchist school of thought which advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wage labour and private property (while retaining respect for personal property, along with collectively-owned items, goods and services) in favor of common ownership of the means of production, direct democracy, and a horizontal network of workers' councils with production and consumption based on the guiding principle: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".[

    2. naïf

      naive or ingenious

    3. concede

      Admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it

  6. Sep 2019
    1. The process is based on a Native American tracking technique called cutting for sign, used to reveal footprints and other evidence of passage.

      Nice phrase for vocabulary & modern take on indigenous concepts.

  7. Apr 2019
    1. equipage

      "A carriage and horses, with the attendant servants; in later use sometimes applied to a carriage alone" www.oed.com

    2. Timbuctoo

      As commonly used today, Timbuctoo is used to refer to "the most distant place imaginable." http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/202099?redirectedFrom=timbuctoo#eid

  8. Mar 2019
    1. She felt out of place.

      Ей было не по себе.

    2. for starters orders

      сигналов стартеров

    3. Of course, we've had our ups and downs

      Конечно, у нас бывало то лучше, то хуже

    4. processed kind


    5. Jean put the ruler down on the conveyor belt.

      Джин положила линейку на конвейер. (Прим.: В западных супермаркетах для экономии времени несколько покупателей выгружают продук­ты на конвейер одновременно. Для того, чтобы кассир видела, где граница, покупатели кладут пластиковую линейку яркого цвета между своими и чужими покупками.)

    6. Think of all the oriental foods you can get into

      Как по­думаешь, каких только ни бывает восточных продуктов

    7. her individual yoghurt seemed to say it all

      казалось, что её единственная упаковка йогурта говорит сама за себя.

    8. a gross offish fingers

      оптовая закупка рыбных па­лочек

    9. You can always tell a person by their shopping

      Всегда можно определить, что за человек перед тобой, по его покупкам

    10. when I turned up?

      когда я бы вдруг пришла?

    11. a see-through tray of tomatoes which fell casualty to the rest.

      прозрачный лоток с помидорами, придавленный другими покупками.

    12. the quick till


    13. Jean felt her patience beginning to itch.

      Джин чувствовала, что её терпение заканчивается.

    14. giving an accompaniment of nods and headshaking at the appropriate parts.

      в такт словам то кивала, то качала го­ловой.

    15. why I should have to put up with her at family occasions.

      с какой стати я должна мириться с её присутствием на се­мейных праздниках.

  9. Feb 2019
  10. Dec 2018
    1. equipage

      An equipage is an archaic term for a horse drawn carriage and its attendants. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equipage

      Here is an article about regency transportation (including video links): https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/tag/regency-transportation/

    2. literary alembic;

      alembic: alchemical still consisting of two vessels connected by a tube, used for distilling chemicals. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alembic

      A literary alembic would be someone who combines novels to produce the purest literary experience.

    3. coadjutor

      Definition of coadjutor 1 : one who works together with another https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coadjutor

  11. Nov 2018
    1. inevitably

      certain to happen.

    2. caricature

      a picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.

    3. hewing

      chop or cut (something, especially wood or coal) with an axe, pick, or other tool.

    4. protocols

      the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.

    5. reciprocity

      the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another.

    6. hydroponic

      Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.

    7. bourgeois

      belonging to or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.

    8. maneuver

      a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

    9. cohort

      a group of people with a shared characteristic.

    10. intellectual

      An intellectual is someone who makes a living out of the production and distribution of ideas.

    1. Я с удивлением смотрел, как

      I was amazed how

    2. Одно из самых сильных впечатлений

      one of the strongest impressions

    3. разбирается в причинах

      is figuring out the reasons

    4. Обидно, что людей, наделенных подобным умением, встретишь у нас не часто.

      It's too bad that there are not so many people good at that.

    5. Быть интровертом отнюдь не стыдно

      There is no shame in being an introvert

    6. ничего страшного

      it's not a problem/it's ok

    7. Открытость и приветливость заразительны.

      openness and friendliness are contagious

    8. преодолеть собственный скепсис

      resist your own skepticism

    9. разговаривать с посторонними на непринужденные темы

      to make small talk with strangers

    10. Соберись

      Man up!/Pull yourself together!

    11. признак слабости.

      a sign of weakness

    12. возможность вывернуть душу наизнанку

      an opportunity to turn their souls inside out

    13. делятся такими подробностями, что страшно слушать

      share terrifying details

    14. высказывают друг другу все накопленное в душе

      pour out their souls to each other

    15. разговор легко перерастает в дебаты, жаркий спор

      the conversation is going to turn into a debate, a heated argument

    16. Но у россиян нет маленьких тем

      Russians don't have small/insignificant topics

    17. незначительные темы

      insignificant topics

    18. есть возможность заработать хорошие деньги

      there is an opportunity to make good money

    19. Нам трудно представить

      we find it difficult to imagine

    20. чья зарплата в три раза меньше твоей

      whose salary is a third as much as yours

    21. Если не считать людей равными себе

      if you don't consider people equal to you

    22. Угостить сотрудницу почты конфетой

      give a candy to a post-office employee

    23. относятся к обслуживающему персоналу с презрением

      treat customer service staff with contempt

    24. К сожалению


    25. Вместо этого


    26. вызвать такси

      call a taxi

    27. где дешевле

      where it is cheaper

    28. Никто никому ничего не должен.

      No one owes anything to anyone.

    29. похвалить


    30. человек завел беседу

      a person started a conversation

    31. усиливается от ощущения долга

      grows/increases/intensifies because of the sense of obligation

    32. страх обмана

      the fear of deception

    33. почувствовал облегчение

      felt relief

    34. примеряла платье

      was trying on a dress

    35. я зашел в берлинский магазин

      popped in a Berlin store

    36. облапошат

      (you'll be) ripped off/tricked/scammed

    37. привыкаешь, что

      you're used to

    38. почему такие разговоры столь тяжело даются россиянам

      why small talk is so difficult for Russians

    39. затеряться среди стеллажей

      get lost among the shelves

  12. Oct 2018
    1. pun or verbal motif

      a joke or a certain topic that is used throughout the whole play

  13. May 2018
    1. Teachersreadbookstochildrenandreinforcedthevocabularyinthebooksbypresentingconcreteobjectsthatrepresentedthewordsandbyprovidingchildrenwithmultipleopportunitiestousethebook-relatedwords

      Save for vocabulary module

  14. Apr 2018
    1. Since September 27, 2004, the jinmeiyō kanji (人名用漢字, kanji for use in personal names) consist of 3,119 characters, containing the jōyō kanji plus an additional 983 kanji found in people's names.

      人名用漢字(じんめいよう・かんじ)literally means "person's-name-use kanji" or "kanji for use in peoples' names."

      Kanji have been added and (re)moved from the list several times throughout its history. See the page Wikipedia: Jinmeiyoo Kanji

  15. Mar 2018
  16. Jan 2018
    1. sebum

      n. "a small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter (sebum) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair." - Google

  17. Dec 2017
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  20. Apr 2017
    1. concomitant

      adj. "naturally accompanying or associated." n. "a phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something."

      This instance is an adjective.

  21. Feb 2017
    1. Polemics

      n. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation. - wordnik

    1. mental and psychological health.

      His vocabulary is severely impoverished. With constant repetition of simple meaningless words, e.g., very, very, very, great, great, great. Much of what he said at the presser with PM Abe was senseless blather. He's covering up for a serious cognitive deficit.

  22. Jan 2017
    1. hyperbolic,

      "of, relating to, or marked by language that exaggerates or overstates the truth : of, relating to, or marked by hyperbole <hyperbolic claims="">". Merriam-Webster' Dictionary: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperbolic

  23. Dec 2016
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  25. Sep 2016
    1. studies indicate that a text needs to be about 98% comprehensible in order for it to help the reader acquire new vocabulary

      Source: Hu and Nation - seems to contradict "context clue" argument for uncovering new vocab. This may work if 98% is already there. May still be dark for jargon and technical terms.

  26. Jul 2016
    1. much

      Momentous; a big deal

    2. had

      Would have

    3. Breast Work

      A makeshift fortification or defense.

    4. for Carriage

      To be carried (elsewhere)

    5. Fusees

      Light muskets or firelocks

    6. Tours


    7. Original


    8. had

      Would have

    9. Algerine

      People from Algeria

    10. Bays

      Baize, a coarse woolen cloth now commonly used on billiard tables.

    11. Spirits

      Galenic theories of medicine proposed that illness was caused by a disproportionate quantity of bad humors in the body, which could be drained by bloodletting.

    12. had

      Would have

    13. had

      Would have

    14. straiten

      Make his financial situation tight

    15. Barco-Longo

      Spanish fishing boat

    16. Yard-Arm

      Outer extremity of a yard or shipyard

    17. Round-House

      The uppermost cabin in the stern of the ship

    18. Hands


    19. upon their Behaviour

      Well behaved

    20. Brow


    21. had

      Would have

    22. set them over

      Transport them inland, closer to the voices

    23. it was all one

      It was no use

    24. hollowing

      Halloaing, calling

    25. make a Waft with her Antient

      Hoist a particular flag up the mast to signal the boat to return.

    26. stave

      Break up, dismantle

    27. Husbands

      Stewards; caretakers

    28. defaced

      Removed all traces of

    29. pretty much


    30. without

      Out of

    31. yearling

      Adolescent (~2 years)

    32. by the Way

      Of little consequence; extraneous information

    33. bad


    34. fain


    35. cock, and present

      To prepare a loaded gun for firing by raising the hammer (cocking) and aiming it (presenting)

    36. Skirt


    37. though

      Even if

    38. I fetch’d a Compass to my Right-Hand, of near a Mile

      He took a mile-long detour to the right-hand side ("compass" here refers to a circuitous route, not a navigation tool)

    39. fleet


    40. gyb’d

      Turned downwind

    41. Boom

      A long spar running from different places in the ship to the base of a mast

    42. pitch’d upon


  27. Jun 2016
    1. Hangers


    2. Laths

      Thin, narrow strips of wood used to form a groundwork upon which to fasten the slates of a roof

    3. discover


    4. discover’d


    5. Stock

      The butt of a gun

    6. clapp’d


    7. Curlieu

      A bird with a long, curved bill.

    8. Supra-Cargo

      An official on a merchant ship responsible for overseeing the cargo and its sale.


      Alluding to Adam and Eve's consumption of the forbidden fruit, termed "original sin" in the Christian tradition.

    10. Pumps

      Heeled shoes

    11. glaz’d Powder

      The process of glazing involves tumbling the gunpowder grains in revolving drums with graphite, to smooth them and make them water resistant.

    12. Till

      Drawer, especially for holding money

    13. Succades

      Candied fruit

    14. Cordial Waters

      Medicinal concoctions

    15. Boltsprit

      Bowsprit; a large spar or beam extending forth from the front of a ship

    16. next


    17. found it

      Experienced these emotions