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abbreviate
inkorten, verkorten, afkorten
Every organization has is own culture when it comes to abbreviate the local jargon.
bustle
drukte, bedrijvigheid, druk in de weer zijn, zich haasten
In times of crisis it bustles with new business.
conceal
verbergen, verstoppen, geheimhouden
The board of directors have got a lot to conceal.
dismal
1. ellendig, somber, troosteloos
2. zwak, armlastig
What a dismal in this village. Or is it because of the constant rain?
elaborate
1. gedetailleerd, ingewikkeld
2. uitweiden, in detail uitwerken
Please, elaborate on your plan, it has potential.
forlorn
1. verlaten, eenzaam
2. hopeloos, troosteloos
Forlorn, that word was first used by a milkman, when there was no milk on a certain day.
gorge
kloof, bergengte
The gorges near Salt Lake City are breathtaking.
infuse
1. (in)gieten, ingeven
2. bezielen, inprenten
He liked to infuse courage into people in his neighborhood.
kindle
1. ontbranden, opvlammen
2. opwekken, doen stralen
I don't know what kindled their hatred of him.
lateral
1. zij-,
2. aan, vanaf, naar de zijkant
Lateral thinking is a strange thing to do when you come to think of it.
kooky
verknipt, geschift
There are a lot of kooky people in our family.
optional
keuze-, facultatief, vrij
When something is mandatory or imperative, it is not optional.
peril
(groot) gevaar, risico
When you say yes, you will do it at your own peril, the MD said to me.
proffer
aanbieden, aanreiken
I have no idea why you should't say "offer" instead of this kooky verb.
rack
1. rek, ruif, pijnbank
2. kwelling, marteling
3. kwellen, teisteren
He racked his brains trying to remember the sound of her voice.
startle
(doen) (op)schrikken, schokken
He was startled when the earth began to startle.
tarnish
1. glansverlies, dofheid
2. smet
3. dof maken, bezoedelen
When something is tarnished there is not a whole lot of shining going on.
vowel
klinker
Playing Scrabble or Wordfeud there is always a shortage of vowels.
wistful
1. weemoedig, droefgeestig
2. smachtend
To be wistful is a very fundamental human emotion.
contention
1. standpunt, stellingname
2. geschil, conflict
Be always alert, when you pose a contention. People will react.
abduct
ontvoeren, wegvoeren
His dog was obducted, because she had bitten the postman in his hand.
assess
1. taxeren, schatten
2. beoordelen, bepalen
3. belasten, aanslaan
First thing is to assess your environment, let's your senses flow.
bestow
verlenen, schenken
I bestow a working structure to my customers.
bigotry
Onverdraagzaamheid
Step by step bigotry sneaks in via the backdoor.
austere
1. streng, onvriendelijk
2. matig, sober, eenvoudig
I'm glad that I never met really austere people.
bigwig
hoge ome, bobo
I am surrounded by bigwigs.
convey
1. vervoeren, transporteren
2. meedelen, duidelijk maken
He conveyed his plans to overhaul the conveyor belts to me.
deliberate
1. doelbewust
2. weloverwogen
3. afwegen
4. raad inwinnen
To be deliberate is mostly a preferred attitude in business.
depict
afschilderen, beschrijven
The queen never has been depicted as an alcoholic.
crib
1. bedje, krib, kerststal
2. plagiaat, spiekwerk, spiekbrief
3. jatten, spieken
He lost his crib. And his head was empty. Now he has to do some serious cribbing.
elusive
1. ontwijkend
2. ongrijpbaar
3. moeilijk te onthouden
He was called by a very elusive indian name.
extent
1. omvang, grootte
2. mate, graad
To what extent? To a certain extent.
fray
1. strijd, gevecht
2. verzwakken, uitputten
3. verslijten
Being a employé of that company left me frayed and hoping to get away.
eligible
In aanmerking komend, geschikt, bevoegd, pensioengerechtigd.
That is a useful word to remember and to use as a freelancer.
knack
vaardigheid, truc, handigheid
All I do is performing a knack.
fumble
1. struikelen, hakkelen
2. tasten, morrelen, rommelen
The crazy cay fumbles, at the lamppost and then he stumbles.
gland
klier
She had an problem with her sweat glands.
incredulous
ongelovig
Almost everybody I know is incredulous.
killjoy
spelbreker
Oh, come on! Don't be the killjoy, you deadbeat.
peevish
1. chagrijnig, slechtgehumeurd
2. weerbarstig, dwars
Nobody can say that he is an peevish guy, to the contrary.
ample
1. ruim, groot, uitgestrekt
2. rijk(elijk), overvloedig
They have ample resources, so they don't have anything to worry about.
bail out
1. (leeg)hozen
2. vrijkopen, door borgtocht vrij
3. uit de penarie helpen
Most banks in the USA were bailed out when they came in straits.
apex
top, tip, hoogste punt, top punt, hoogtepunt
The company reached the apex of their turnover last year.
bluster
1. tumult, drukte, getier
2. gebral, opschepperij
3. razen, tieren, brallen
OMG, what a bluster those young guys can make when they drink a few beers.
bliss
(geluk)zaligheid, het einde, puur genot
2011 was the year of relative and absolute bliss.
cite
aanhalen, citeren
Just cite some examples of expressions from famous old Greeks. That all you need to succeed.
capacious
ruim
Despite her old age she had a very capacious memory.
bushed
bekaf, doodop, uitgeput
After biking for 50 km in the hot sun we were both bushed.
confide (in)
1. toevertrouwen, in vertrouwen mededelen
2. (in) vertrouwen, in vertrouwen nemen
I have to confide my creditcard to her, she knows what to do with it.
burrow
1. leger, holletje, tunneltje
2. wroeten, graven
A secret servant knows how to burrow into somebody's secrets.