VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[R]
Captivate(v): to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, pleasant, or attractive
With her beauty and charm, she captivated film audiences everywhere.
Run out (v): to finish, use, or sell all of something, so that there is none left
I’ve run out of milk/money/ideas/patience.
“Do you have any milk?” “Sorry, I’ve run out.”
Awkward (adj): difficult to use, do, or deal with
It’s an awkward corner, so take it slowly.
Some of the questions were rather awkward.
Remotely (adv): from a distance
Most of our employees work remotely (= from home, using email and the phone).
Negotiate (v): to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
The government has refused to negotiate with the strikers.
I’m negotiating for a new contract.
I’ve managed to negotiate (= get by discussion) a five percent pay increase with my boss.
Negotiation (n): the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves
The agreement was reached after a series of difficult negotiations.
The exact details of the agreement are still under negotiation.
Deadline(n): a time or day by which something must be done
There’s no way I can meet that deadline.
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We’re working to a tight deadline (= we do not have much time to finish the work).
Wiggle (v): to (cause to) move up and down and/or from side to side with small, quick movements
He tried wiggling the control stick but nothing happened.
She wiggled her toes in the water.
Her hips wiggle as she walks.
Wiggle room (n): the freedom or opportunity to do something, or to change your mind and do something differently if that is what is needed
We need to leave ourselves some wiggle room when we’re negotiating the deal.
Coax (v): to persuade someone gently to do something or go somewhere, by being kind and patient, or by appearing to be
Perhaps you could coax your father into taking you to the station.
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A mother was coaxing her reluctant child into the water.
a coaxing voice