VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[R]
Write an article-what are you nostalgic about and why
brief (adj) (SHORT IN TIME)
lasting only a short time or containing few words
E.g.: His acceptance speech was mercifully brief.
E.g.:Â I had a brief look at her report before the meeting.
dice (n): éª°å
comprehension (n): the ability to understand completely and be familiar with a situation, facts, etc.
E.g.: He has no comprehension of the size of the problem.
E.g.: How she manages to fit so much into a working day is beyond my comprehension (= I cannot understand it).
sissy (n): a boy who other boys dislike and laugh at because they think he is weak or interested in activities girls usually like, or a person who is weak and cowardly (= not brave)
E.g.: Kevin is such a sissy.
E.g.: Can’t you climb that tree, you big sissy?
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ease (n): the state of experiencing no difficulty, effort, pain, etc.
E.g.: She won the 400-meter race with ease.
rough and tumble
fighting between children that is not serious
E.g.: It was just a bit of rough and tumble.
tumble drier (n): a machine that dries wet clothes by turning them in hot air
dawn (v) (BEGIN)If a day or period of time dawns, it begins.
E.g.: He left the house just as the day was dawning.
E.g.: In the late 1970s, the personal computer era was dawning.
dawn (v) [I] (BECOME KNOWN)
to become known or obvious
E.g.: Gradually the truth about him dawned.
E.g.: It eventually dawned that he wouldn’t be coming back.
dawn on sb (v): If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.
E.g.: I was about to pay for the shopping when it suddenly dawned on me that I’d left my wallet at home.
E.g.: The game was all but over by the time we arrived.
E.g.: I’d all but given up on you.
nostalgic (adj): feeling happy and also slightly sad when you think about things that happened in the past
E.g.: Talking about our old family holidays has made me feel all nostalgic.
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E.g.: We’ll take a nostalgic look at the musical hits of the 60s.
E.g.: I feel nostalgic about my high school days.
distinctive (adj): Something that is distinctive is easy to recognize because it is different from other things.
E.g.: a distinctive smell/taste
E.g.: She’s got a very distinctive voice.
insist (v): to say firmly or demand forcefully, especially when others disagree with or oppose what you say
E.g.: Greg still insists (that) he did nothing wrong.
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E.g.: Please go first – I insist!
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E.g.: She insisted on seeing her lawyer.