English definitions

made by Pigmalijonas
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jaunty 1. brisk
showing that one is feeling confident and pleased with oneself
2. lively
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guffaw to laugh noisily
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stampede 1. a situation in which a group of people or large animals such as horses suddenly start running in the same direction, especially because they are frightened or excited
There was a convergent stampede towards that magnetic centre of attraction.
2. a situation in which a lot of people are trying to do or achieve the same thing at the same time
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implore to ask sb to do sth in an anxious way because you want or need it very much
"Oh, stop them, stop them!" she implored.
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pasteurize to heat a liquid, especially milk, to a particular temperature and then cool it, in order to kill harmful bacteria
From eighteen hundred bottles eighteen hundred carefully labelled infants were simultaneously sucking down their pint of pasteurized external secretion.
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ingratiating trying too hard to please sb
The reporter returned his most ingratiating smile.
"John!" ventured a small ingratiating voice from the bathroom.
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indignant feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you have been treated unfairly
Bernard turned with an expression of indignant innocence.
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gallop 1. (of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once
2. to ride (a horse, etc) at a gallop
3. hurry
to move, read, talk, etc, rapidly
Faces still fresh and unwithered (for senility galloped so hard that it had no time to age the cheeks-only the heart and brain) turned as they passed.
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jostle to push roughly against sb in a crowd
The Deltas muttered, jostled one another a little, and then were still.
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distraught extremely upset and anxious so that you cannot think clearly
Pale, distraught, abject and agitated, he moved among his guests, stammering incoherent apologies, assuring them that next time the Savage would certainly be there, begging them to sit down and take a carotene sandwich, a slice of vitamin A pate, a glass of champagne-surrogate.
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menial not skilled or important, and often boring or badly paid
The menial staff of the Park Lane Hospital for the Dying consisted of one hundred and sixty-two Deltas divided into two Bokanovsky Groups of eighty-four red headed female and seventy-eight dark dolycho- cephalic male twins, respectively.
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prostrate 1. lying on the ground and facing downwards
A click; the room was darkened; and suddenly, on the screen above the Master's head, there were the Penitentes of Acoma prostrating themselves before Our Lady, and wailing as John had heard them wail, confessing their sins before Jesus on the Cross, before the eagle image of Pookong.
2. so shocked, upset, etc. that you cannot do anything
3. to make sb feel weak, shocked, and unable to do anything
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unwithered 1. fresh
2. vigorous
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falter 1. to become weaker or less effective
2. to speak in a way that shows that you are not confident
His voice faltered.
3. to walk or behave in a way that shows that you are not confident
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demur to say that you do not agree with sth or that you refuse to do sth
Dr. Shaw at first demurred; then let her have what she wanted.
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abject 1. terrible and without hope
2. without any pride or respect for oneself
A look from Mustapha Mond reduced him to an abject silence.
The young woman stood, smiling at him - an uncertain, imploring, almost abject smile.
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jibe 1. an unkind or insulting remark about sb
2. to say sth that is intended to embarrass sb or make them look silly
3. to be the same as sth or to match it
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solicitous being very concerned for sb and wanting to make sure that they are comfortable, well or happy
"I say," Helmholtz exclaimed solicitously, "you do look ill, John!"
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lecherous having too much interest in sexual pleasure
Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain.
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peal 1. a loud sound or series of sounds
Dream of being woken up by that peal of thunder and finding her gone; dream of searching and searching for her under the trees.
2. the loud ringing sound of a bell
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