condemn sb to (do) sth to say what the punishment of someone who has committed a serious crime will be:She was condemned to death and executed two weeks later. [often passive] \ They were condemned to spend the rest of their lives in prison.
to make someone suffer in a particular way:Poor education condemns many young people to low-paid jobs.
fascinate - фAсинейт
to have someone’s complete interest and attention:Anything to do with airplanes and flying fascinates him. \ The children were fascinated by the story.
Fascinating adjective – фАсинейтингThe movie has a fascinating plot.
Fascination – фАсинейшенHer fascination with modern art began when she saw the Picasso show.
fascinatinglyJust now it is fascinatingly hard to predict who will emerge the victor.
Abide – абАйд
If you can't abide someone or something, you dislike them very much:I can't abide her. \ He couldn't abide laziness.
abide by sth formal to accept or obey an agreement, decision, or rule:Competitors must abide by the judge's decision.
Abound – абАунд
to exist in large numbers:Theories abound about how the universe began.
abound in/with sth
If something abounds in/with other things, it has a lot of them:The coast here abounds with rare plants.
abundance - абАнданс
the situation in which there is more than enough of something:There was an abundance of food at the wedding.We had wine in abundance.
abundant - абАндант
more than enough; a lot of:It is a region with abundant natural resources.
wily - вАйли
(of a person) intellgent, having a very good understanding of situations, possibilities, and people, and often willing to use tricks to achieve an aim:a wily politician \ a wily hunter
Sly - слАй
deceiving people in a clever way in order to get what you want:He's a sly old devil - I wouldn't trust him with my money.
[before noun] seeming to know secrets:"You'll find out eventually," said Mary, with a sly smile.
resolve - ризАлв (stronger then decide)
to solve or end a problem or difficulty:The couple resolved their differences.
to make a determined decision:[+ that clause] They resolved that they would never argue over money.[+ to infinitive] I resolved to run a mile a day.
Noun strong determination(решение):The experience increased her resolve to change careers.
solution - солУшен
an answer to a problem:It seemed a reasonable solution to a difficult problem.
solution noun (LIQUID)
chemistry [C/U] a liquid in which other substances have been mixed and dissolved
solve - салв
To find an answer to a problem:The arrests have not solved the mystery of what happened to the stolen cash.
Solvable adjective Hunger in this city is a solvable problem.
stricken – стрИкен
Suffering severely from the effects of something: She grew up in a poverty-stricken area of the state. The little boy got absolutely panic-stricken when his mother left the doctor’s office.
\A woman comforts(утешить) a cholera-stricken child\ love-stricken\ poverty-stricken
Gratify – грАтифай
to please someone, or to satisfy a wish or need:We were gratified by the response to our appeal.[+ to infinitive] He was gratified to see how well his students had done.
Gratifying adjective US It was a big game for us, and a very gratifying win.
gratification – pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire.( удовольствие от удовлетворенного желания либо просто удовольствие)
Today, people are focused on more immediate gratification and immediate returns.
sexual gratification\ Some people expect instant gratification (= to get what they want immediately).
Satisfy – сАтисфай
- to please someone by giving the person something that is wanted or needed, or to make someone feel pleased because a particular desired result has happened:Giving the baby her bottle seemed to satisfy her, and she stopped crying. I am not really satisfied with the job you did.
- To satisfy a standard is to show that you are qualified for it:I’d like to go to that college if I can satisfy the entrance requirements.
- To be satisfied is also to be sure, with all your doubts removed:[+ that clause] I’m satisfied that the doctors did all they could to save her.
Satisfaction - сатисфАкшен
Удовлетворение\чувство когда получил что хотел\когда делаешь или сделал что хотел
the pleasant feeling you get when you receive something you wanted, or when you have done or are doing something you wanted to do:[U] She looked at the finished painting with satisfaction.[U] He had the satisfaction of knowing he had done the right thing.[U] The job had to be done to our satisfaction (= to a standard that we approved).
havoc - хАвек
confusion and lack of order that result in damage or trouble:The storm created complete havoc in the park. \ The storm wreaked (= caused) havoc in the garden, uprootingtrees and blowing a fence down. The delay played (= caused) havoc with their travel arrangements.
mayhem - мЭйхэм
a situation in which there is little or no order or control:With 20 kids running around and only two adults to supervise, it was complete mayhem. The mayhem that ensued in Iraq after the fall of Baghdad supports that position.
solvent - сОлвент
- (especially of companies) having enough money to pay all the money that is owed to other people:Many insurance companies are under pressure to increasepremiums to stay solvent. To keep them solvent, they have been taken over by the U.S. Treasury Department.
- solvent noun [C] (LIQUID)
› chemistry a liquid in which another substance can be dissolved
Most often, the solvent is a liquid, which can be a pure substance or a mixture. Usually, the substance present in the greatest amount is considered the solvent.
lull – лАл