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- to unnerve = upset & frighten someone so that they lose their confidence or their ability to think clearly
Ex: The interviewer was unnerved and changed the subject quickly.
- be circumspect = think carefully
Ex: The governor was usually circumspect when dealing with the media.
- be overwhelmed by/with = feel strongly
Ex: Harriet was overwhelmed by a feeling of homesickness.
- be bewildered = totally confused
- be disorientated = be disoriented = confused and not understand
Ex: I come out of the theater feeling disoriented.
- be preoccupied = think of something too much
Ex: He’s completely preoccupied with all the wedding preparations at the moment.
- aspire /əˈspaɪə(r)/ = (verb) to hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation
Ex: Pinocchio aspired to become a real boy.
Ex: The soldiers were compelled to fight in the war.
Ex: Please write a concise essay on the meaning of life.
- illuminate /ɪˈluːmɪneɪt/ = (verb) shine light on something, light up something
Ex: The new street lights were not powerful enough to illuminate the street sufficiently.
People from urban areas have very different political views from people in rural areas.
Ex: Many political and business leaders are very arrogant.
Ex: The man’s erratic behavior made everybody on the flight nervous.
Ex: The government intended to fortify the levees surrounding New Orleans.
Ex: The hospital isolated the patients with bird flu to help prevent an outbreak.
Ex: I had a very candid discussion with Max about his drinking problem.
- dialogue /ˈdaɪəlɒɡ/ = (noun) conversation between 2 or more people.
Ex: The action in the movie was very exciting, but the dialogue was incredibly bad.
Ex: The doctor had to take drastic measures to save the patient’s life
Ex: At the party Charles told some humorous anecdotes about his days in the military.
- avert /əˈvɜː(r)t/ = (verb) turn aside, or away; as, to avert the eyes from an object; to ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of
Ex: We did everything we could to avert the disaster, but it was not enough.
Ex: The coffee was too bitter for Max. He had to add a lot of sugar.
Ex: Corruption is a product of avarice and thirst for power.
Ex: The police set up a barricade to keep voters away from the polling stations.
Ex: I am absolutely bewildered by the new tax forms. I have no idea how to fill them out.
Ex: Boardshorts are not appropriate attire for the office.
- arouse /əˈraʊz/ = To excite into action; stir or put in motion or exertion; awaken: as, to arouse attention; to arouse one from sleep; to arouse dormant faculties.
Ex: They would send agents and emissaries about the kingdom to arouse, and encourage, and assemble such Saxon forces as were yet to be found. – King Alfred of England
- augment /ɔːɡˈment/= To add to; increase
Ex: I teach English in the evenings to augment my family’s income.
- accommodation /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən/ = A room to stay in or other place to stay; the act of accommodation
Ex: When I go on business trips, the accommodations my company pays for are usually quite bad.
- affluent /ˈæfluənt/ = Wealthy; having a large amount of money
Ex: Only the most affluent individuals can afford a Lamborghini.
- ajar /əˈdʒɑː/ = Slightly open or almost closed: said of a door.
Ex: found the door ajar, and I stood a moment gazing at the hateful man who claimed a right to rule me, body and soul. – Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.