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Jane Eyre - vocabulary 8

Jane Eyre - vocabulary 8

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lachrymose adjective
/læk.r.məs/
ˈ ɪ ʊ
/-mos/ adj literary
ʊ
sad or likely to cry often and easilyHe is better known for his lachrymose ballads than hard rock numbers.
vanquish verb
/væŋ.kw/
ˈ ɪʃ 
v [T]
literaryto defeat an opponent, especially in war
 
Napoleon was vanquished
at the battle of Waterloo in 1815.The vanquished army surrendered their weapons.
fender noun ( FIRE )
/fen.dər /
ˈ
/-d/ n [C]
ɚ 
a low metal frame
around an open fireplace which stops the coal or wood from falling out
drawl noun
/drl/
ɔː
/drl/ n [S]
ɑː
a slow way of speaking in which the vowel sounds are made longer and words are not separated clearlya southern/Texan/mid-Atlantic drawl
drawl verb
v [I or T][+ speech] "Hey, what's the rush? Slow down baby, " he drawled.
 
blade noun ( MAN )
/bled/
ɪ
n [C]old use an attractive and confident young man
a dashing young blade
whey noun - serwatka, złamany biały kolor
/we/ n [U]
ɪ
the watery part of milk which is separated from the solid curds during the process of making cheese
prosecute verb ( LEGAL )
/
prs
ˈ ɒ
..kjut/
ɪ ː
/pr.s-/ v
ˈ ɑː ɪ
[I or T] to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) totry to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime
 Shoplifters will be prosecuted.He was prosecuted
for
fraud.Any manufacturer who does not conform to the standards could be prosecuted under the ConsumersProtection Act, 1987.The victim has said that she will not prosecute.Compare:defend
persecute verb
/p.s.
ˈ ɜː ɪ
kjut/
ː
/p-/ v [T]
ˈ ɝː
to treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, orpolitical beliefs or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone
 Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.His latest film is about the experience of being persecuted
for
being gay.
 
Ever since the news broke about her divorce, she has been persecuted by the tabloid press.
dead weight noun
n [C usually singular]
the heaviness of a person or object that cannot or does not move by itself 
 
 
She may be small but, when I have to carry her upstairs after she's fallen asleep,
she's a deadweight
/US also she is dead weight.
lever noun ( ADVANTAGE )
/
ˈ
li
ː
.vər//lev./ n [C]
ˈ ɚ 
something you use, often unfairly, to try to persuade someone to do what you want
lever verb
v [T usually + adverb or preposition]
inkling noun - przeczucie
/
ŋ.klŋ
ˈɪ ɪ
/ n [C usually singular U]
when you think that something is true or likely to happen, although you are not certain
 [+ that] I didn't
have
the slightest inkling
that
she was unhappy.
He must have had some inkling of 
what was happening.
liaison noun ( RELATIONSHIP )
/lie.zn/
ˈ ɪ ɒ
/-zn/ n
ɑː
[C] formal a sexual relationship, especially between two people not married to each other He's had a number of liaisons.

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