VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[R]
cold-hearted showing no understanding for or not feeling sorry about another person’s suffering|ç¼ºä¹åæ
E.g. : a cold-hearted killer
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coolheaded-having the ability to stay calm and think clearly in difficult situations
postpone (v): 1-to delay an event and plan or decide that it should happen at a later date or timeæ¨è¿ï¼å»¶ç¼ï¼ä½¿å»¶æ
E.g. : They decided to postpone their holiday until next year.
E.g. : We’ve had to postpone going to France because the children are ill.
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E.g. : Postpone the meeting/deadline….
procrastinate (v):to keep delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring
E.g. : I know I’ve got to deal with the problem at some point – I’m just procrastinating.
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E.g. : He always leaves his homework until the last minute.
E.g. : At the last minute, we found our tickets.
E.g. : Why do you always leave everything until the last minute?
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capability (n): 1-the ability to do something
E.g. : These tests are beyond the capability of an average twelve-year-old.
self-awareness (n): 1-good knowledge and judgment about yourself
E.g. : He is self-aware (ADJ) enough to realize that he needs help.
be tuned in
â-to have a good understanding of what is happening in a situation or what other people are thinking:
E.g. : She just doesn’t seem to be tuned in to her students’ needs.
have a, some, etc. say in sth
â-to be involved in making a decision about something:
E.g. : When he’s 18, he’ll begin to have a/some say in the running of the family business.
E.g. : The employees had little/no say in the restructuring of the company.
alleviate (v) to make something bad such as pain or problems less severeåè½»ï¼ç¼åï¼ç¼è§£
E.g. : The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.
anxious (adj): 1-worried and nervous
E.g. : My mother always gets a bit anxious if we don’t arrive when we say we will.
E.g. : I saw my sister’s anxious face at the window.
impulsive (adj): 1-showing behavior in which you do things suddenly without any planning and without considering the effects they may have
E.g.: Don’t be so impulsive – think before you act.
E.g.: an impulsive man/decision/gesture