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Unit 10 - Communication


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allege
(v) to say that something is true or that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
ambiguous
assert
(v) to state firmly that something is true
blunt
(adj) saying what is true or what you think, even if this offends or upsets people
boast
1. (n) a statement in which you proudly tell other people what you or someone connected with you has done or can do, or about something you own, especially in order to make them admire you 2. (v) to proudly tell other people about what you or someone connected with you has done or can do, or about something you own, especially in order to make them admire you
clarification
(n) an explanation that makes something clearer and easier to understand
colloquial
(adj) used in informal conversation rather than in writing or formal language
comprehend
(v) to understand something
confide
(v) to tell someone a secret or discus you private feelings with them
confirm
1. (v) to prove that something is true 2. (v) to tell someone, sually by writing or telephoning, that something will definitely happen at the time or in the way that has been arranged
context
(n) the words surrounding a particular word that help to fie it its meaning
contradict
(v) 1. to say that the opposite of what someone has said is true 2. if one statement, piece of evidence, story, etc contradicts another, they disagree and cannot both be true
convey
(v) 1. to communicate ideas or feelings indirectly 2. to give official information or a formal message to someone
declare
(v) to announce officially that something is true or happening
denounce
(v) to criticise someone or something severely in public
disclose
(v) to give information to people, especially information that was secret
exaggerate
(v) to describe something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important, etc than it really is
flatter
(v) to praise someone in order to get something you want, especially in a way that is not sincere
giggle
1. (n) a high laugh, especially a nervous or silly one 2. (v) to laugh in a nervous, excited or silly way that is difficult to control
hint
1. (n) something that you say to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly 2. (n) a useful suggestion or piece of advice 3. (v) to say what you are thinking or feeling in an indirect way
illegible
(adj) difficult or impossible to read
inkling
(n) a slight idea or small piece of information that tells you that something might exist or be happening
insist
(v) 1. to say very firmly that something must happen or be done 2. to keep saying very firmly that something is true, even when other people will not believe you
jargon
(n) special words and phrases that are only uderstood by people who do the same kind of work. This word usually shows that you dislike this type of language
literal
(adj) the literal meaning of a word is its most basic meaning
mumble
1. (n) the saying of something in a way that is not loud or clear enough so that your words are difficult to uderstand 2. (v) to say something in a way that is not loud or clear enough so that your words are difficult to understand
murmur
1. (n) something that is said in a very quiet voice 2. (n) a quiet continuous sound 3. (v) to say something in a very quiet voice
petition
(n) a document signed by many people that asks someone in authority to do something
placard
(n) a large notice in a public place, used for advertising something or carried in order to protest against or support something
quibble
(v) to argue or complain about things that are not important
rant
1. (n) a long, loud and angry complaint about something 2. (v) to complain or talk loudly and angrily for a long time, sometimes saying unreasonable things
rave
1. (v) to talk in an angry and uncontrolled way 2. (v) to speak or write in a very enthusiastic way about something or someone
relevant
(adj) important and directly connected to what is being discussed or considered
scribble
1. (n) ntidy writing or something written in an untidy way 2. (v) to write something quickly and carelessly 3. (v) to make marks or drawings with no meaning
slang
1. (adj) slang words or expressions are very informal and are not considered suitable for more formal situations 2. (n) words or expressions that are very informal and are not considered suitable fore more formal situations
stumble
1. (n) a mistake while speaking 2. (v) to make a mistake when you are speaking
stutter
(n) to repeat the sounds of words in an uncontrolled way when you speak because you are nervous or have a speech problem
tip
(n) a useful suggestion
utter
(v) 1. to say something 2. to make a sound
vague
(adj) not clear or complete
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