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paramour
1. buitenechtelijke minnaar
2. zware hobby
He had a few paramours, which he saw as soon as his spouse left.
abhor
verafschuwen, walgen van
He abhorred all things that were not logical.
arithmetic
rekenkunde, berekening
He had no talent for math, he had to do the arithmetics over and over.
barge
1. schuit, sloep
2. stommelen
3. (into/against) tegenaan botsen
4. (in) binnenvallen, bemoeien
Don't barge in without knocking. please!
barren
onvruchtbaar, nutteloos, dor, kaal.
After the storm the field was left barren.
chance
kans etc., toevallig gebeuren
I chanced to be on the same boat.
decrepit
versleten, afgeleefd, vervallen, uitgewoond
They left the house decrepit, in spite of the fact that they lived there only for a few months.
deity
god, godheid, afgod, verafgode figuur.
Cruijff was being treated as a deity, as if he was the greek god Ajax himself.
discern
1. waarnemen, onderscheiden
2. verschil zien, onderscheid zien
I could hardly discern the words on the traffic sign.
ardent
vurig, hevig, hartstochtelijk
He was an ardent guitarplayer. but he was an ardent lover too.
entice
verlokken, verleiden
He was enticed by her lovely appearance.
feeble
zwak, teer, krachteloos, flauw, slap.
He put in a feeble effort with no possible result.
fraught
vol, beladen
The journey was fraught with danger.
gradation
1. geleidelijke overgang, verloop
2. nuancering, stap, trede
The sky had many gradations of red.
hindsight
kennis, inzicht achteraf
With hindsight we would't do that again.
impregnable
onneembaar, onaantastbaar
His proposition was impregnable, iriffutable.
proposition
bewering, voorstel, plan, stelling, oneerbare voorstellen doen
The word proposition is very much aligned to commercial domains.
innocuous
onschadelijk
His attack seems rather innocuous.
puny
nietig, miezerig, onbetekenend
Puny means the same as paulatim in Latin.
quirk
spitsvondig, geestig, gril, eigenaardig
That was a quirk of fate.
rigour
gestrengheid, strikte toepassing, hardheid, accuratesse
Her upbringing was very rigorous.
repent
berouw hebben, berouwen
He repented the way he treated her.
sheer
1. dun, doorschijnend
2. erg steil, loodrecht
3. volkomen, je reinste
4. uitwijken, hem smeren
Difficult to say what Queen means with a sheer heart attack.
stern
1. streng, hard, onbuigzaam
2. achterschip, achtersteven
She had a stern harsh personality.
subside
1. bezinken, verzakken
2. slinken, inkrimpen
3. bedaren
Please subside, there is bullow enough.
subvert, subversive
ondermijnen, ontwrichten, ondermijnend
Subversive people in Argentina were abducted and killed.
supplant
verdringen, vervangen
Every scientific theory is being supplanted eventually.
trounce
afrossen, afstraffen, inmaken.
They were trounced with double digits.
venture
1. gewaagde onderneming, avontuurlijke reis
2. durven, riskeren, op het spel zetten
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
progenitor
voorvader
A progenitor is sometimes the same as a predecessor, but not the same as a precursor or a protagonist.
acclaim
toejuiching, bijval, gejuich
he received a lot of critical acclaim.H
advent
aankomst, komst, nadering
The advent of the messiah was impending and imminent.
discord
onenigheid, twist, ruzie, lawaai
That was not the first time they had a discord about the same thing.
drudge, drudgery
1. sloof, zwoeger, zwoegen
2. eentonig slaafs werk
The apple-plant in China was filled with drudged people who performed nothing but drudgery.
enthralling
betoverend, boeiend
That was a enthralling sight.
infinite, infinity
1. oneindig(heid), heelal, God
2. onbegrensd
3. oneindigheid
Infinity is the final puzzle.
mar
bederven, verstoren
He can make or mar the implementation of the plans.
ordeal
beproeving, godsoordeel, voorproef
The walk alongside the beach became an ordeal.
infatuated
gek, dol, smoorverliefd
He was infatuated with her.
frail
breekbaar, zwak, tenger
She was gaunted, a very frail person.
customary
gebruikelijk, gewoonlijk, normaal
Most things we do are customary.
dispel
verjagen, verdrijven
The couple was dispelled from paradise.
recourse
toevlucht, hulp
He will have recourse to the outskirts of the city (zijn toevlucht nemen).
surmise
gissing, vermoeden
Logic doesn't like surmises.
repose
1. rust, slaap, kalmte
2. rusten, steunen
3. stellen, vestigen (hoop)
She reposed confidence in God.