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starvation
the state of having no food for a long period, often causing death: голодание
abhor
to hate a way of behaving or thinking, often because you think it is not moral: ненавидеть
confine
to limit an activity, person, or problem in some way:ограничивать
arouse
to cause someone to have a particular feeling: пробуждать
ease
an adjective form of "easy". The "..." of communicating by email makes it very popular. легкость
vacuous
silly, inane, unintelligent, insipid, foolish
guile
clever but sometimes dishonest behaviour that you use to deceive someone: коварство, хитрость,
circumvent
to avoid something, especially cleverly or illegally: обойти, обходить (закон)
overt
done or shown publicly and not hidden открытый, публичный
bias
a situation in which you support or oppose someone or something in an unfair way because you are influenced by your personal opinions предубеждение, пристрастие
apt
suitable or right for a particular situation. уместный
prevail
to get control or influence:господствовать
mild
not violent, severe, or extreme:мягкий
detriment
harm or damage:ущерб
witty
using words in a clever and funny way:остроумный
charming
pleasant and attractive: обаятельный, очаровательный
oppress
to govern people in an unfair and cruel way and prevent them from having opportunities and freedom:притеснять
prerequisite
something that is necessary in order for something else to happen or exist необходимое условие
fade
to (cause to) lose colour, brightness, or strength gradually:постепенно исчезать
swell
to become larger and rounder than usual; to (cause to) increase in size or amount: опухать, увеличиваться, раздуваться
differ
to be not like something or someone else, either physically or in another way: отличаться, различаться, расходиться во мнениях
differentiate
to show or find the difference between things that are compared:We do not "..." between our employees on the basis of their race. устанавливать различие, разграничивать
contrast
an obvious difference between two or more things:
merger
an occasion when two or more companies join together to make one larger company: объединение, слияние
assimilate
to become part of a group, country, society, etc., or to make someone or something become part of a group, country, society, etc.:
harangue
a lengthy and aggressive speech..., in a forceful and sometimes angry way, especially to persuade them:
ensue
to happen after something else, especially as a result of it:вытекать
chiefly
mainly: главным образом
reckon
to think that something is probably true считать, думать
opinionated
упрямый
arrogant
высокомерный
bigoted
illiberal, intolerant, impatient, фанатичный
dissuade
to persuade someone not to do something отговаривать
sever
to cut through something, especially a part of the body отрезать, отрывать, перерезать
rescind
to make a law, agreement, order, or decision no longer have any (legal) power:аннулировать
repeal
the action of revoking or annulling a law: отмена
erroneous
not correct ошибочный