English Vocabulary

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entrepreneur a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit:
telecommunication communication over a distance by cable, telegraph, telephone, or broadcasting:
magnate a wealthy and influential businessman or businesswoman
tycoon wealthy, powerful person in business or industry
fraud wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain
metaphor a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
applicable relevant or appropriate
plausible seeming reasonable or probable
poised having a composed and self-assured manner
simile a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion).
enjambement (in verse) the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza
pseudonym a fictitious name, especially one used by an author: I wrote under the pseudonym of Evelyn Hervey
foresight the ability to predict what will happen or be needed in the future
concertize give a concert or concerts
grief intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death
industry economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories
gulf a deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth
mirage 1.an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air: the surface of the road ahead rippled in the heat mirages 2.an unrealistic hope or wish that cannot be achieved:the hope of sanctuary initially proved a mirage
murmuring 1 [mass noun] a low or indistinct continuous sound:the murmuring of the River Derwent 2 (usually murmurings) a subdued or private expression of discontent or dissatisfaction:murmurings of discontent from the fans
malignant evil in nature or effect; malevolent:in the hands of malignant fate
monarchy a form of government with a monarch at the head
anarchy 1a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems:he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy 2absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
veterinary surgeon a person qualified to treat diseased or injured animals.
succeed achieve the desired aim or result:he succeeded in winning a pardon
subordinate lower in rank or position:
essence the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, which determines its character
deceive deliberately cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, especially for personal gain.
dilapidated unmaintained
crumble falling apart
perturbed anxious
unperturbed not anxious
summon order (someone) to be present urgently demand (help)
eerie strange and frightening
dotty eccentric
amicable characterized by friendliness and absence of discord
discord disagreement between people
spacious (especially of a room or building) having ample space
ample enough or more than enough; plentiful: there is ample time for discussion an ample supply of consumer goods
overt done or shown openly; plainly apparent: an overt act of aggression people with HIV progressing to overt AIDS
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