دایره المعارف برق(اطلاعات عمومی برق)
.charisma . clever . convince . endure . forfeit . precarious . severe . sporadic . superior . wanton . weak . widespread . wisdom . witticism . woo
charisman. a special quality that endears other people adj. charismatic to the person who has this quality
Syn. appeal She has a charisma that no other candidate possesses. John F. Kennedy was known for his charismatic personality.
cleveradj. intelligent; resourceful adv. cleverly Syn. astute
Everyone appreciated their clever idea.
His cleverness enabled him to rise quickly in the organization.
convince v. to make someone see things your way adv. convincingly Syn. persuadeadj. convincing
They could not convince the girls to go to the dance with them.The video made a convincing argument for the recycling of paper and plastic materials.
endure v. to last; to suffer pain adj. endurable Syn. persevere adj. enduring
How he is able to endure living next to the airport is beyond my comprehension. The endurance displayed by the athlete gave evidence of his rigorous training.
forfeit v. to give up; to have something taken away,
n. forfeit usually by rule or regulation
Syn. relinquish Usually you must forfeit your native country's citizenship to become a citizen of another country. The forfeit occurred because not enough players showed up.
precarious adj. not safe, firm, or steady adv. precariously Syn. hazardous The diver put himself in a precarious situation among the sharks.
The cup was positioned precariously on the edge of the table.
severe adj. extreme; harmful
v. severely Syn. intense
The weather service issued a severe storm warning for most of Michigan.
The severity of his condition will not be known until the test results are studied.
sporadic adj. not consistent; irregular adv. sporadically Syn. erratic The radio communications were subject to sporadic sunspot interference. Violent storms occur sporadically in the southwest.
superior adj. excellent quality; above all the rest
n. superiority Syn. exceptional This is a superior fossil of a trilobite. The restaurant's superiority was established shortly after it opened.
wanton adj. done without thought or consideration adv. wantonly Syn. senseless Her wanton disregard of the rules was unexplainable.
The jealous man was wantonly impolite to the winner.
weak adj. not strong; incapable adv. weakly Syn. ineffective
The weak light was inadequate for reading. Most people have at least one area of weakness.
widespread adj. found everywhere
Syn. extensive There is a widespread rumor that there will be no class next Thursday. The political influence of the developed countries of the world is widespread.
wisdom n. knowledge and understanding adv. wisely Syn. insight adj. wise
It is often said that wisdom is the product of experience. It was a wise decision for you to buy a car.
witticism n. a joke; a funny story adv. wittily Syn. humor adj. witty
His witticisms captivated the audience. Mark Twain was famous for his sharp wit.
woo v. to make efforts to attain or gain something
Syn. attract The directors tried to woo the support of the union. The opponents of the proposed highway wooed nearby residents to defend their position.
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1. Politicians often woo voters by proposing sweeping reforms of governmental policy.
2. Davy Crockett was well known for his witticisms and story telling skills.
3. When widespread thunderstorms occur, the sky is commonly overcast with many intermingled layers of clouds of various types.
4. Although jellyfish move by jet propulsion, most are weak swimmers.
5. The disappearance of tropical rain forests is a direct result of wanton disregard of this valuable resource by mankind.