Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 15, 2011

GETTING YOUR OWN BACK vocabulary pages 28 – 29 NEW ENGLISH FILE ADVANCED

GETTING YOUR OWN BACK

 

 

To get one’s own back: to do something unpleasant to someone because they have done something unpleasant to you.

To scorn: to show scorn for someone or something. Scorn: a very great lack of respect for someone or something that you think is stupid or worthless

To run its course: to develop and finish naturally.

Infamous: /ˈɪnfəməs/ famous for something considered bad. Morally bad; shocking.

Finnish: from, belonging to or relating to Finland.

Cowardly: adj. lacking courage.

Approach: an act of communicating with another person or group in order to ask for something.

Devastated: very shocked and upset.

To turn out: to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one.

With hindsight: the ability to understand an event or situation only after it has happened.

To dump: INFORMAL to suddenly end a romantic relationship you have been having with someone.

Heartbroken: extremely sad.

Conceptual art: art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns.

Twisted: strange and slightly unpleasant or cruel.

To take over: to get control.

To get over: to get better after an illness, or feel better after something or someone has made you unhappy.

To embark On or UPON sthg: to start something new or important.

Stunning: extremely attractive or impressive.

Revenge: harm done to someone as a punishment for harm that they have done to someone else.

To lean: to (cause to) slope in one direction, or to move the top part of the body in a particular direction.

Baronet: a man who has the lowest title of honour that can be given in Britain, below a baron but above a knight, and given from father to son.

Driveway: a short private road which leads from a public road to a house.

Promptly: at the time stated and no later.

To pour: to make a substance flow from a container, especially into another container, by raising just one side of the container that the substance is in.

Can: a closed metal container, especially a cylindrical one, in which some types of drink and food are sold.

To alter: to change the size of clothes so that they fit better.

Account: a written or spoken description of an event.

Overcoat: a long thick coat worn in cold weather.

For good measure: in addition.

To flatten: to become level or cause something to become level.

Still: despite that.

Bizarre: very strange and unusual.

Round: a set of regular visits that you make to a number of places or people, especially in order to deliver products as part of your job.

Vintage: the wine made in a particular year, or a particular year in which wine has been made.

Port: a strong sweet wine made in Portugal.

Doorstep: a step in front of an outside door.

Buzz: a feeling of excitement, energy and pleasure.

Unwilling: not willing. Willing: to be happy to do something if it is needed; describes someone who does their work energetically and enthusiastically.

To set off: to cause.

To set about: to start to do or deal with something.

To set up: to establish.

To chop up: to cut something into pieces with an axe, knife or other sharp instrument.

To stamp: to put a foot down on the ground hard and quickly, making a loud noise, often to show anger.

To smash: to cause something to break noisily into a lot of small pieces.


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