Anglais :

1984
Hart of Darkness
text analysis

Vocabulary lessons :

lessons 1, 2 et 3
lessons 4, 5 et 6
lessons 7, 8 et 9
lessons 10, 11 et 12

Vocabulary lessons 1, 2 & 3


constraint

noun

restriction or lack of ease

[...] they attend special classes without constraint.

delude

verb

deceive or to be wrong

I am not going to delude you into thinking that […]

disparaging

adj

derogatory, unfavorable

Jennifer is most loyal, and never makes dispaaraging comments […]

docile

adj

calm, tame, gentle

When finally captured, the wild horse […] is now quite docile.

emaciated

adj

extremely thin

equitable

adj

fare

eradicate

verb

to illiminate

incongruous

adj

out of place

incumbent

adj

imposed as a duty (upon)

intrepid

adj

fearless, courageous, bold

livid

adj

extemely pail, pallid

longevity

n

duration, long life

menial

adj

of low rank

ostentatious

adj

flashy, oppulent

oust

v

to through out of power

penury

n

lack, poverity

replete

adj

to be filled to capacity

sedition

n

rebellion against the state

tenacious

adj

to hold on, percistent

unethical

adj

immoral

 

commodious

adj

spacious or roomy

debut

n

the opening, begining

discomfiture

n

lack of ease, discomfort

distraught

adv

extremely upset

elation

n

great joy, jubilation

elegy

n

speech honoring someone of his dead

feline

adj

having to do with the cat species

flay

v

take skin of someone or critisize harshly

fraudulent

adj

dishonnest, illegal

glib

adj

clever but with no depth

infamy

n

sence of notoriousness (bad)

infinitesimal

adj

extremely small, minute in size

lax

adj

relaxed severe

obnoxious

adj

nasty smelling or offensive in behavior

profuse

adj

in great volume

sodden

adj

very wet

solicitude

n

concern, compation

stipulate

v

to state clearly

surfeit

n

excess

tepid

adj

luke warm

 

affluent

adj

rich, wealthy

callous

adj

uncaring, cold

cosmic

adj

having to do with the universe

deteriorate

v

to worsen, to diminish in quality

erosion

n

weaving away

flagrant

adj

outright

habitat

n

place of inhabitance

harangue

v

to pester, bother

indefatigable

adj

untiring

indelible

adj

that which cannot be erased

indigenous

adj

native to a place

lucrative

adj

profitable

pertinent

adj

appropriate

propensity

n

ability to do something

reticent

adj

reluctant, unwilling

spurious

adj

false, inauthentic

undulate

v

to move in a wavelike manner

valid

adj

authentic

vindicate

v

to claim, take revenge

vivacious

adv

energetic

 

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2002, Jel