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cajole
(door vleierij) ompraten, overhalen, slijmen, iemand iets aftroggelen
He is good in cajoling people into giving him what he needs.
evict
uitzetten, verdrijven
He was evicted from Holland because he lost his status as a refugee.
purge
1. zuivering, laxeermiddel
2. zuiveren, louteren, verlossen
I am planning to go walk the "Pieterpad", just to purge myself, not for religious reasons.
truncate
beknotten, aftoppen, inkorten
Please, truncate your story. We don't have much time.
weary
1. moe, lusteloos, vermoeid
2. moe worden, vermoeien
We were weary just because we didn't do a single thing all day.
heretic
ketter
A heretic is simply a person with a high intelligence.
whine
gejammer, gejengel, janken, zeuren
Stop whining, woman. I heard what you said.
ambiguous
dubbelzinnig, onduidelijk
She's got a strange ambiguous style of speech. Nobody really understands her.
wind
kronkelen, slingeren, draaien, wikkelen
There's no wind on the long and winding road that leads me to your door.
enigma
mysterie, raadsel
It was the enigma of the century.
eerie
angstaanjagend, griezelig
Halloween is an eerie period, people try to scare each other constantly.
slant
1. helling. schuinte
2. gezichtspunt, optiek
3. hellen, schuin aflopen
4. niet objectief weergeven
Fox makes slanted news.
On a strat one of the coils is slanted.
conception
1. ontstaan, vinding
2. opvatting, begrip
3. bevruchting
I have no conception of what he meant
feud
vete, ruzie
They had a feud with words over their game of wordfeud.
ornament
sieraad, versiering, versieren
An ornament is a more religious way to describe something shiny.
procure
1. verkrijgen, verwerven
2. koppelen, tot ontucht overhalen
To procure is something different than to attain or to obtain, but the difference is very subtle.
sever
1. (ver/af)breken, begeven, losgaan, scheiden, doorsnijden.
To sever a relation feels similar to sever a rope.
usher
portier, MC, voorgaan, binnenleiden.
The usher ushers us into and out of the cinema.
avert
1. afwenden, afkeren
2. voorkomen, vermijden
They averted their heads because they can not withstand the sight of blood.
compile
samenstellen, bijeenbrengen, verzamelen
The author compiled his masterpeace in a amazing two months.
delude
misleiden, bedriegen
The spy deluded his opponents in a cunning way.
gash
1. jaap, gapende wond
2. kloof, breuk
Knives can leave a gash when you are not careful enough.
opaque
1. ondoorschijnend, dekkend
2. onduidelijk, onbegrijpelijk
3. stompzinnig, dom, traag
Opaque is a beautiful word for someone that stupid.
The paint left a nice opaque finish.
scythe
zeis, maaien
The reaper scythes his scythe skillfully.
whim
gril, opwelling, bevlieging
In a whim he asked her to marry him. Loser!
vale
vallei, dal
The vale of darkness is part of hell.
reap
maaien, oogsten, opstrijken (winst)
They could reap a big bonus after introducing the new product.
quell
onderdrukken, onderwerpen
Master Kwel quelled the children of the private school, especially Billy.
meek
gedwee, bescheiden, zachtmoedig
She looks like an meek person, but she's a monster for sure.
lore
traditionele kennis, overlevering
The lore of this region has been lost.
den
hol, schuilplaats, hok
The thief fled into his den, but was arrested pretty quick.
crave
hunkeren/smachten naar
Constant craving is a terrible song from P.J. Harvey.
bowel
darm, binnenste
My bowels are a constant care.
engage
koppelen, contracteren, inschakelen, verplichten, bezetten
"Engage" said the captain and the starship started to move quickly towards the universe.
ominous
1. veelbetekenend
2. onheilspellend, dreigend
What a ominous sight!
merit
verdienste, waarde, verdienen, waard zijn
Judge everything on its own merit.
revoke
1. verzaken
2. herroepen, intrekken
The republicans revoked their proposal decreasing tax on smoking pot.
scrawny
broodmager
A silly thing to loose weight when you are as scrawny as you are.
uncanny
geheimzinnig, griezelig
Spies don't have to be uncanny all the time.
vain
ijdel, vergeefs, triviaal
You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you, don't you?
outright
totaal, volledig, onvoorwaardelijk, voor eens en voor altijd
Killing someone is a very outright thing to do.
maul
verscheuren, ruw behandelen
She was mauled by him and that was not a nice experience.
lurch
ruk, plotselinge beweging, slingeren, strompelen.
He left him in the lurch (in de steek laten).
imminent
dreigend, op handen zijnd
A hurricane is always imminent in the late summer in the eastern part of the USA.
hover
hangen (boven), zweven, rondhangen, blijven hangen
He hovers between life and death.
gesture
gebaar, geste, gebaren
That was definitely not a gesture of good faith.
ajar
op een kier
She held the door ajar for her son to return home.
bewail
betreuren
Don't bewail him, he was an asshole.
compel
(af)dwingen, verplichten, noodzaken
Trying to compel a favorable decision is what most pressure-groups want.
paramount
opperst, voornaamst, groot belang
Letting the pressure go was paramount for his mental health.