Vocabulary List

The list of words chosen to memorise from everyday English conversations, academic and business writing.

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There are currently 14 words in this directory
A
awning
(noun) a sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a shop window, doorway, or ship's deck.
B
by-the-numbers
in accordance with a rigidly followed set of rules: No one should expect anything unusual in its workman-like action choreography or by-the-numbers plot, either.
D
deets
details: To get started, open the app and add their deets. We’ll sign them up, then link you up.
E
engrossing
engaging. absorbing all one's attention or interest.
G
grey-hair
stressed: Buying this plugin will make you grey-haired well before your time!
H
Hollywood scriptwriters keyboard
made-up story: A Californian woman arrives with a bizarre backstory straight off a Hollywood scriptwriters keyboard.
hurl
(verb) throw or impel (someone or something) with great force: I watched this on my iPhone, and more than once I nearly hurled it at the wall in utter frustration at this movie, before reminding myself the device warranty had expired, and I couldn't afford a new one.
J
jump the gun
to act too soon or before the right time: We jumped the gun on our previous email
L
lion's share
the largest part: For many young renters, housing costs eat up the lion's share of their monthly salary.
N
name says
meaning of the name: Just as the name says, this place was quite fun.
P
PHP
(acronym) Hypertext Preprocessor. A server-side scripting language.
pose
position in order to be photographed: Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, centre, poses for photos with representatives of coalition parties.
S
scorecard
result: He looks to change the scorecard with no more hole to play.
W
workman-like
(adjective) showing efficient competence but not inspiration.