Seria Word Meaning

1 verb
meddle past tense: meddled; past
participle: meddled
1. interfere in something that is
not one's concern.
"I don't want him meddling in our
touch or handle (something) without
"you have no right to come in here
meddling with my things"

2 noun
vandalism 1. action involving deliberate
destruction of or damage to public or
private property.
"an act of mindless vandalism"

3 verb
censure 1. 1.
express severe disapproval of
(someone or something), especially
in a formal statement.
"the company was heavily censured
by inspectors from the Department of
1. 1.
the formal expression of severe
"two MPs were singled out for

4 verb
oversee 1. supervise (a person or their
work), especially in an official
"the Home Secretary oversees the
police service"

"male chauvinism was rife in medicine" adverb 1. Bez had managed to break his arm" LAW the report of another person's words by a witness. rumour. "everything they had told him would have been ruled out as hearsay verb extradite 1. which is usually disallowed as evidence in a court of law. "officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story" habitual truthfulness. hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed. information received from other people which cannot be substantiated. confirm or give support to (a statement. "voters should be concerned about his veracity and character" noun hearsay 1. "Brazil refused .5 Verb corroborate 1. in an unchecked or widespread manner noun veracity 1. 1. (especially of something undesirable) of common occurrence. or finding). accuracy. widespread. conformity to facts. "according to hearsay. theory. "the witness had corroborated the boy's account of the attack" 6 adjective rife 1. 1.

"one of my biggest pet peeves is poor customer service verb wince 1. which forms a principle determining which objects or concepts it applies to. o PHILOSOPHY the object or concept to which a term refers. or the set of objects of which a predicate is true noun connotation 1. o the action of indicating or referring to something by means of a word. in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. symbol. make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress. 1. . the literal or primary meaning of a word. "the word ‘discipline’ has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression" PHILOSOPHY the abstract meaning or intension of a term. to extradite him to Britain noun pet peeve 1. an idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning. "he winced at the disgust in her voice noun 1. an instance of wincing noun denotation 1. informal something that a particular person finds especially annoying. etc. 1.

"the amounts of money being lost by the company were enough to make it a metaphor for an industry that was teetering noun simile 1. "when we speak of gene maps and gene mapping. or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform. More o the whole body of items which are regularly performed. used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e. dances. repertor ms: y. we use a cartographic metaphor" a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else.g. range. "his audacious deployment of simile and metaphor" . o the use of similes as a method of comparison. "the mainstream concert repertoire" o a stock of skills or types of behaviour that a person habitually uses. "his repertoire of denigratory gestures" noun metaphor 1. as brave as a lion ). synony collection. stock. a stock of plays. a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. noun repertoire 1. plural noun: similes a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind.

(of a person or their behaviour) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or . 1. "a pompous ass who pretends he knows everything" adjective presumptuo 1. plural noun: colloquialisms a word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in m ordinary or familiar conversation. "that old cliché ‘a woman's place is in the home’" adjective pompous 1. plural noun: cliches 1. solemn. especially the 7th–6th centuries BC in Greece. affectedly grand. 1. a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. "a term with a rather archaic ring to it"  of an early period of art or culture. "the archaic temple at Corinth" noun colloquialis 1. very old or old-fashioned. or self- important. "speech allows for colloquialism and slang" noun cliché plural noun: clichés. "the colloquialisms of the streets" o the use of colloquialisms. "prisons are run on archaic methods"  (of a word or a style of language) no longer in everyday use but sometimes used to impart an old-fashioned flavour. adjective archaic 1.

"esoteric philosophical debates" noun tip-off 1. past participle: detonated 1. us "I hope I won't be considered presumptuous if I offer some advice" noun polemic 1. 1. cutting off essential supplies. "two other bombs failed to detonate" noun siege 1. "arrests came after a tip-off from a member of the public" verb detonate past tense: detonated. "his polemic against the cultural relativism of the Sixties" adjective esoteric 1. a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something. with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender. intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest. "Verdun had withstood a siege of ten weeks" verb waver gerund or present participle: wavering . a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building. informal a piece of information given in a discreet or confidential way. explode or cause to explode. 1. appropriate.

falter. "the Chancellor dismissed rising inflation as a blip" 2. "he straddled the bike and blipped the throttle" adjective forthcoming 1. 1. and typically temporary deviation from a general trend. move in a quivering way. become weaker. 1. "big boxes of esoteric electronics hummed and blipped" 2. 2. 2. 1. "financial support was not forthcoming" . an unexpected. flicker. "computer games can drive you crazy with their blips and bleeps" o verb 1. a very short high-pitched sound made by an electronic device. open (the throttle of a motor vehicle) momentarily. "the flame wavered in the draught" 2. 1. ready or made available when wanted or needed. "the forthcoming cricket season" 2. minor. (of an electronic device) make a very short high-pitched sound or succession of sounds. 1. "his love for her had never wavered" noun blip 1. about to happen or appear.

"he thrilled his audience with vocal pyrotechnics" verb belittle 1. fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer. military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features. nce "an excellent aircraft for low-level reconnaissance preliminary surveying or research. plural noun: benefactors a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause. "politicians are used to being skewered" noun benefactor 1. "a low-interest loan from a benefactor allowed them to build a floor for the exhibition hall" noun pyrotechnics 1. past participle: skewered 1. 2. "skewered meat and fish" o informal subject to sharp criticism or critical analysis. noun reconnaissa 1. "she belittled Amy's riding skills . "conducting client reconnaissance" verb skewer past tense: skewered. o 2. a brilliant performance or display of a specified skill. 1. a firework display. dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.

whenever she could" adjective servile 1. o verb 1. "the servile condition of the peasants noun pantomime 1. 1. originating in Roman mime. usually produced around Christmas. of or characteristic of a slave or slaves. express or represent by exaggerated mime. in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music. "they pantomimed picking up dropped food" noun testament 1. which involves music. "a pantomime villain" 2. event. topical jokes. something that serves as a sign or evidence of a specified fact. 3. a dramatic entertainment. "father's will and testament" 2. BRITISH 1. 2. 1. 1. having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others. especially the part relating to personal property. "bowing his head in a servile manner 2. or . a theatrical entertainment. and slapstick comedy and is based on a fairy tale or nursery story. 2. a person's will. mainly for children.

a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person. "news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion" 2. "an inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment" noun prudence 1. MEDICINEhistorical the drawing of disease or blood congestion from one part of the body to another. e. cautiousness. "we are fully committed to reinvigorating the economy of the area" adjective inadvertent 1. not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning. the quality of being prudent. give new energy or strength to. 1. by counterirritation . "growing attendance figures are a testament to the event's popularity" verb reinvigorate past tense: reinvigorated. a sense of disgust and loathing. "we need to exercise prudence in such important matters" noun protégé 1. quality.g. past participle: reinvigorated 1. "Ruskin submitted his protégé's name for election" noun revulsion 1.

"parochial attitudes verb whittle gerund or present participle: whittling 1. "he was pontificating about art and history" . 2. motives. 1. reduce something in size. amount. whittling a piece of wood with a knife 2. or extent by a gradual series of steps. "he was sitting at the tent door. 2. a set of ideas. 1. "the parochial church council" 2. "the shortlist of fifteen was whittled down to five" underpinning noun 1. 2. or devices which justify or form the basis for something. "the theoretical underpinning for free- market economics" verb pontificate gerund or present participle: pontificating pɒnˈtɪfɪkeɪt/ 1. having a limited or narrow outlook or scope. a solid foundation laid below ground level to support or strengthen a building. 1. adjective parochial 1. carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it. express one's opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way. relating to a Church parish. 1.