ברוכים הבאים למילת היום!

בעמוד הטוויטר של וול סטריט תוכלו למצוא כל יום מילה  חדשה באנגלית עם הפירוש שלה ודוגמה לשימוש במילה במשפט. אם פספסתם את המילים שפורסמו בטוויטר, או שאתם רוצים למצוא את כל המילים שפורסמו החודש בצורה מרוכזת – אתם מוזמנים להיכנס לכאן ולהתעדכן בכל מילות החודש.

אז איזה מילים יכתבו באוגוסט? ניתן למצוא בטבלה מתחת או להרשם לטוויטר שלנו.

 להצטרפות למילת היום בטוויטר של וול סטריט לחצו כאן.

 

Date Word Part of
Speech
Meaning Example
2 – september perfunctory adj. paying little attention, with very little enthusiasm He did apologize to us. but in such a perfunctory way that he might as well not have said anything.
3 – september onerous adj. heavy and hard to bear (usually referring to a duty) He resigned his position as an ambassador; he found the endless round of parties and dinners rather onerous.
4 – september scathing adj. sharp, critical, hurtful My boss made several scathing comments on my work before firing me.
5 – september modicum n. a small but adequate amount If you had a modicum of common sense, you would see that you have no choice but to follow my advice.
6 – september verbose adj. using an unnecessary number of words, long-winded It took the verbose teacher two hours to explain something which could have taken fifteen minutes.
9 – september cherish v. to feel or show affection toward something I still cherish my old Jaguar car, even though it uses a ridiculous amount of gas.
10- september pallid adj. pale, with no color in one’s face Her pallid face is evidence of her poor health and lack of exercise.
11 – september mutable adj. able to change Because fashion is so mutable, what is trendy today will look outdated in five years.
12 – september infrastructure n. the physical structures underlying a society, such as roads, railways, water pipes, etc. Our country doesn’t invest enough in infrastructure, and the results are highly visible as one travels around.
13 – september wistful adj. thoughtfully sad, missing what one has lost Since her husband died, Alice just sits around looking wistfully out of the window.
16 – september rail(against)
v.
to protest, to complain loudly No matter how much people rail against them, the government has no intention of changing its policies.
17 – september stingy
adj.
not generous, mean, unwilling to spend or give He’s so stingy; he never gives anyone any Christmas presents.
18 – september primeval adj. original, ancient, very basic This is one of the last primeval forests in North America.
19 – september incur v. to acquire, to become liable or responsible for  The company will incur very high costs if we go ahead with your plan.
20 – september cunning adj. sly, clever, deceitful  The fox is generally regarded as a very cunning animal.
23 – september preponderance n. a dominant quantity or quality There’s a large preponderance of women among people aged over 80.
24 – september innate adj. inborn, native, not taught or learned Do you think that musical talent is innate, or can it be acquired through practice?
25 – september predilection n. a strong preference for something Judging from her boyfriends of hers that I’ve met, Marina seems to have a predilection for overweight men.
26 – september quell v. to put an end to a revolt rebellion, to control a potentially dangerous situation The government used the army to quell the protests which broke out when the price of gas doubled overnight.
27 – september poignant adj. very affecting emotionally, moving The scene in which the old man meets his childhood sweetheart again is particularly  poignant.
30 – september pervasive adj. spreading all through, found everywhere There’s a pervasive and unpleasant smell in this apartment; I think there’s a problem with the toilets.

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