Arquivo da categoria: English Skills

Neste espaço irei postar alguns termos e expressões em inglês, que podem ou não ter relação direta com a área jurídica. A ideia é deixar aqui registrado, visando facilitar consultas posteriores, no formato de um dicionário idiomático particular, alguns termos/palavras/frases mais utilizados no processo de aprendizagem da língua inglesa, que já luto há mais de 8 anos! Também serão postados textos, artigos e trechos de livros.

A – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – ASTROLOGER – a person who studies the movements of the planets and stars to understand people and/or predict the future and provide advice. Heather’s astrologer explained that 2014 would be a difficult year for her professionally, given the … Continue lendo

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B – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – BIOFUEL – a fuel (something that can be burned to produce energy) that is made from organic (plants and animals) substances. How much of corn grown in the United States is used for biofuel versus food? 2 – … Continue lendo

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C – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – CHESS – a game that is played on a piece of heavy cardboard or wood that is put on a table, with two or more players moving pieces in special ways to win the game. Grandpa tried to … Continue lendo

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D – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – TO DEFEND (ONE’S) TITLE – for a champion or winner to try to win again; to attempt to win a second time. Roberta is defending her title as winner of the bowling tournament. 2 – TO DIAGNOSE – … Continue lendo

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E – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – ENERGY SOURCE – a way of obtaining or getting the energy needed to power or operate machines. Someday we will run out of oil, so we need to find alternative energy sources. 2 – EFFICIENT – doing something … Continue lendo

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F – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – FUEL – something that is burned to produce energy to power machines. Do those trains run on dieses or some other kind of fuel? 2 – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION – the legally protected ability to express one’s opinions … Continue lendo

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G – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – GRANDMASTER – the highest title a chess player can be given, especially ono who has won an international tournament. Carla is very good chess player and has dreams of becoming a grandmaster one day. 2 – GEOTHERMAL – related … Continue lendo

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H – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – HEAVY METAL – a type of rock music that sounds very harsh and loud, with a strong beat. Is Metallica your favorite heavy metal band, or do you prefer Megadeath? 2 – HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT – a construction … Continue lendo

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I – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – INVENTION – something that one has created, that nobody else has made before, usually to fill some need or with some special purpose, especially with hopes that it can be sold. Somebody needs to come up with an … Continue lendo

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J – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – JOLT – a large and sudden increase in something, especially energy, enthusiasm, or activity level. Jumping out of airplanes gives Janice a jolt of adrenaline.

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K – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – KICK UPSIDE THE HEAD – an expression used when someone has done something foolish or stupid. Is Yuri really considering plastic surgery? If so, she needs a kick upside the head. She’s beautiful just the way she is! … Continue lendo

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L – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – TO LEVITATE – to float in the air; to rise and remain in the air, as though lifted by magic. The magician levitated over the head of the audience and disappeared. 2 – LEAVE OF ABSENCE – a … Continue lendo

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M – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – MATCH – game; a contest in which two or more sides compete against each other to win. What happened at today’s soccer match? Did you team win? 2 – MBA – Master Business Administration; an advanced degree that provides … Continue lendo

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N – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – NAGGING PAIN – a pain that continues to hurt and that won’t go away. I can’t sleep at night because of the nagging pain in my back. 2 – NOT AT ALL – definitely not. I asked him … Continue lendo

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O – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – OUTRAGEOUS – very shocking and surprising, not according to the standards and expectations of society. Lorenza said some outrageous things about her best friend in front of the class to get attention, and she immediately regretted it. 2 … Continue lendo

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P – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – PROCEDURE – a series of activities or steps. Does anyone know the procedure for installing this program? 2 – PASSED AWAY – died; no longer living. My grandmother passed away when I was only four years old. 3 … Continue lendo

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Q – English words, sentences and so forth…

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R – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – RIVALRY – competition in the same field; competition to be the best in a specific field, especially over a long period of time. Microsoft and Apple’s rivalry in the computer field has result in a lot of advances … Continue lendo

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S – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – SECLUSION – in isolation; being private and away from other people. Vacationing on a small island means we are sure to have quiet and seclusion. 2 – SCARCELY – probably not; hardly. There is scarcely anyone in this … Continue lendo

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T – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – TREATMENT OPTIONS – choices for medical care. After thinking about all of the treatment options, I decided to take the medication. 2 – TO TAKE THE PLUNGE – to decide to do something that is risky or scary. … Continue lendo

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U – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE – bachelor’s degree; a degree normally earned after four years of study at a university. In the past, people could get a good job with a high school diploma, but nowadays, you really need at least … Continue lendo

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V – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – VENGEANCE – the feeling of wanting to do something bad to another person because he or she did something bad to oneself or one’s family. If anyone tried to harm Jim’s children, Jim would not hesitate to get … Continue lendo

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W – English words, sentences and so forth…

1 – TO WASTE – to not use something fully; to throw away or destroy something that could have been used by others for a particular purpose. If you turn off the water while brushing your teeth, you can avoid … Continue lendo

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X – English words, sentences and so forth…

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Y – English words, sentences and so forth…

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Z – English words, sentences and so forth…

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