Posted by: crisdiaz24 | February 13, 2012

THE SICK SOCIETY – VOCABULARY

THE SICK SOCIETY

Retailer: a person, shop or business that sells goods to the public.
Currently: now.
Keeping up with the Joneses: to always want to own the same expensive objects and do the same things as your friends or neighbours because you are worried about seeming less important socially than they are. No ser menos que los demás or que el vecino
To spread – spread- – spread: to (cause to) cover, reach or have an effect on a wider or increasing area.
Restraint: something which limits the freedom of someone or something, or which prevents something from growing or increasing; calm and controlled behaviour. Compostura, circunspección. Moderación.
Couch: sofa.
To assert: FORMAL to say that something is certainly true.
To put one’s finger on: to discover the exact reason why a situation is the way it is, especially when something is wrong.
To cheer: to give a loud shout of approval or encouragement.
Loud and clear: very clear and easy to understand. Alto y claro.
Messed-up: unhappy and emotionally confused.
Catchy: (especially of a tune or song) pleasing and easy to remember.
Virus-like: like a virus.
To rule: to control, or to be the person in charge of a country; to be the most important and controlling influence on someone.
To show off: to behave in a way which is intended to attract attention or admiration, and which other people often find annoying.
Cogent: describes an argument or reason, etc. that is clearly expressed and persuasive. convincente, contundente.
To feed on: to increase because of something, or to use something to succeed or get advantages.
To BUILD: to increase or become larger or stronger, or to cause someone or something to do this:
To spray: to scatter a mass of small drops of liquid onto plants and crops, etc. from a special piece of equipment, or the piece of equipment itself.
Fake: an object which is made to look real or valuable in order to deceive people; not real, but made to look or seem real.
Antidote TO / FOR sthg: / ˈæntɪdəʊt/
Inward: on or towards the inside. Inside your mind and not expressed to other people.
Outward: away from the centre; going or pointing away from a particular place or towards the outside.
To embrace: to hold someone tightly with both arms to express love, liking or sympathy, or when greeting or leaving someone; to include something, often as one of a number of things.
Ageing: the process of getting older.
To comment ABOUT / ON
To keep u p with:If someone or something keeps up with someone or something else, they do whatever is necessary to stay level or equal with that person or thing.
To DO well in life


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