Vocabulary (chapters 1 – 6)



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Vocabulary (chapters 1 – 6): note down the missing English definition or German equivalent. Learn the vocabulary!


Word/expression

English definition

German equivalent

1) oath (n)

serious promise to do sth.




2) sophomore year (AE)

second year of a four-year high school




3) epic (n)

long poetic narration




4) to nickname sb./sth.

to give sb./sth. a familiar or humorous name instead




5) skinny (adj) (infml)

very thin




6) blast (n)

explosion




7) harzardous (adj)




gefährlich

8) phony (AE) = phoney (BE)

fake, not genuine




9) aisle (n)

passage between rows of seats




10) faintly (adv)

slightly




11) dimwit (n) (infml)




Idiot, dämliche Person

12) to get sth. over with

to reach the end of sth. unpleasant




13) excruciating (adj)

here: intense, extreme




14) thrill (n)

feeling of excitement




15) revolting (adj)

very unpleasant




16) subliminal (adj)




unterschwellig

17) to mature

to grow up and develop




18) to repress sth.

to hold sth. back




19) to suspect

to believe to be true




20) to get away with sth.

do sth. wrong without being punished




21) to assert sth.

to claim sth. clearly and forcefully




22) poison (n)




Gift

23) to distort sth.

to give a false picture of sth.




24) freshman (AE)

student in the first year of a four-year high school




25) compassion (n)

pity for the sufferings of others




26) outrageous (adj)




schockierend

27) hostility (n)

extreme unfriendliness, strong dislike




28) cemetery (n)



Friedhof

29) beverage (n)

any sort of drink (except water)




30) severe (adj)

serious




31) embarrassed

feeling ashamed




32) to pick on sb. (infml)

to criticize sb. constantly




33) mortified (adj)

extremely ashamed

gedemütigt

34) sober (adj)

opposite of drunk




35) bore (derog.)

unteresting, boring person




36) to bellow

to shout




37) hideous (adj)




abscheulich, schreckl.

38) mean (adj)

very bad-tempered and cruel




39) to peek

to look quickly and secretively




40) fictitious (adj)




frei erfunden, fiktiv

41)glaring (adj)

angry, fierce




42) jolly (adj)

cheerful




43) to donate

to give money for a good cause




44) discomfort (n)

uneasiness of mind




45) to entitle sb. to do sth.

to give sb. a right to do sth.




46) to subsidize sb./sth.

to give financial help to sb./sth.




47) to rinse sth. out




etw. ausspülen

48) socket (n)




Steckdose

49) to vacuum



staubsaugen

50) juvenile delinquent (n)

young person who breaks the law




51) subconscious (adj.)

not knowingly

unterbewußt

52) dump (n) (infml)

a dirty place




53) sewer (n)




Abwasserkanal

54) to memorize sth.

to learn by heart




55) shaky (adj)

trembling




56) bewildered (adj)




durcheinander, verwirrt

57) outrage (n)

extreme anger




58) on behalf of sb.

as the representative of sb




59) furious (adj)

extremely angry




60) dreadful (adj)

terrible




61) faded (adj)

having lost colo(u)r




62) marble (n)

expensive stone material




63) screech (n)

a scream




64) weird (adj)

strange, frightening




65) to cash sth.




einlösen (z.B. Scheck)

66) to delay




verzögern

67) canned food

food preserved in a tin can




68) dues (n, pl.)




Beitrag

69) to jot sth. down

write sth. down quickly




70) antagonistic (adj)




feindlich

71) smirk (n)

silly smile




72) prey (n)

animal hunted for food




73) to grunt

sound produced by an animal (e.g. a pig)




74) to intrude




eindringen

75) to gag




(herunter)würgen







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