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A Dictionary of latest American utilization КНИГИ ; ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ Автор:Bergen Evans, Cornelia Evans Название: A Dictionary of up to date American utilization Издательство: Random HouseГод: 1957 Формат: pdf Размер: 7 Mb Язык: английскийWhen we communicate or write we wish to be understood and revered. we wish to express our that means and we wish to do it in a manner that may command admiration. to complete those ends we needs to be aware of the meanings of phrases, their particular meanings and their connotations, implications and overtones, and we needs to know the way to mix phrases successfully into sentences.A dictionary might help us to appreciate the which means of a observe. however the purely approach to comprehend a notice absolutely is to work out it in use in as many contexts as attainable. which means an individual who desires to increase his vocabulary needs to learn greatly and needs to ensure that he is familiar with what he reads... rapidshare zero 1 2 three four five

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To lure, however, to attract as by a falconer’s lure or decoy, has a suggestion of evil. One is lured to ruin or lured away from one’s work (The proffered toleration was merely a bait to lure the Puritan party to destruction). So also entice, to excite hope or desire by presenting pleasurable motives or ideas, is almost always used in a bad sense. The twisting and squirming of live bait, says gentle, lovable old Laak Walton, much enticeth the fish to bite without suspicion. One is rarely enticed to good.

It is too often used as a mere synonym for opponent. See also protagonist. Adversary suggests an enemy who fights determinedly and continuously and relentlessly (Satan, adversary of God and man). antagonize; oppose. Though to antagonize can mean to oppose (The Democrats are resolved to antagonize this and all other bills . ), this meaning is now rare and it has come, particularly in America, to mean to cause to oppose, to arouse hostility in (The passage of the bill is certain to antagonize the labor unions).

All to the good. Originally spoken of something not good in itself but which conduced to a whole that was good, all to the good is now a hackneyed phrase that has lost all meaning except as an expression of approval at the accretion of something desirable. It has little specific meaning and should be avoided. allege; assert. To allege originally meant to state under oath (If thou canst ought allege that may be against him, come before the judge). Then it came to mean to state positively (Tertullian alleges the contrary).

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