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Vocabulary list Black & White vwo
In this word list you will find many of the words you come across in this unit. They are put in order of assignment and in order of occurrence in the text. The 'Extra'-words are useful words related to the topic of the assignment. All these words can be asked in your vocabulary test.

3 The green-run code



Luistertekst

reliable

I don't think a murdering thief makes a very reliable witness.

betrouwbaar

resort

The Beauregards always go to the same holiday resort on Hawaii.

vakantieoord

diligent

Simon is a very diligent student. He always does his homework.

ijverig

available

I'm sorry, Mr Johnston is not available right now. Can I give him a message for you?

beschikbaar

goggles

Catherine had forgotten her goggles, so she had to borrow some from her diving instructor.

(ski)bril

slopes

Frodo and Sam painfully struggled upwards on the slopes of Mount Doom.

hellingen

comparatively

Building a bookcase is comparatively easy, much easier that building a wardrobe.

betrekkelijk

cautious

I do wish you'd be more cautious. That's the third time this week you've fallen off your bike!

voorzichtig

erratic

You could tell by its erratic course that the airplane's controls weren't working properly.

onregelmatig

daunting

Buying a house is very daunting these days, what with the ridiculously high prices.

afschrikwekkend

to enrol

It's about time you enrolled in a university. Your exams start next week, after all.

inschrijven

staple diet

All casino's need high rollers to survive. Rich people who may lose a million dollars a night are their staple diet.

(hier:) daar moeten ze het van hebben



4 Snow White and the seven dwarfs





to achieve

In Asia, a man who lost the use of his legs is trying to achieve the impossible: climbing a mountain on wheels.

bereiken

to be convinced

I don't care what the neighbours say, I am convinced my little brother didn't hurt their dog.

overtuigd zijn

compelling

All the special effects in the world aren't going to save a bad film that doesn't have a compelling story line.

boeiend

artistry

Anyone can paint a painting or sculpt a sculpture, but creating a work of art takes true artistry.

kunstgevoel

contagious

Scientists are still struggling to find out what makes yawning so contagious.

aanstekelijk

estimate

I don't know for sure, but my estimate is that there are about three hundred people in this room.

schatting

to query

Lillian queried if Andy would really be willing to help her with the baby.

in twijfel trekken

qualm

I must say I have some qualms about letting our daughter go to Lloret de Mar by herself.

twijfel

merit

Your plan is not without merit, but I think it's simply going to be far too expensive to carry out.

verdienste

disguised

Every year at Christmas, my father would disguise himself as Santa Claus and deliver the packages to our door.

vermomd

mature

So she's eight years older than you are? Don't you think she's a bit too... mature for you?

volwassen

eventually

At first Gaby was very much against our plans, but eventually she gave in.

uiteindelijk

to conjure up

My dad's a great cook. He always conjures up the most amazing meals.

oproepen

menacing

The teacher gave me a menacing look when I leaned over a little trying to read what my friend had written.

dreigend

logs

There are logs all over the forest where they have been cutting down trees.

houtblokken

ominous

The sky darkened ominously and the low growl of thunder could be heard beyond the horizon.

onheilspellend

vulture

Vultures were circling above the buffalo carcass, eager for a meal.

gier

to exhibit

I know he desperately wants to be a top photographer, but he doesn't exhibit any special talent.

tonen

commitment

Her lack of commitment became painfully clear when she went on a cruise while her husband was in the hospital with heart problems.

betrokkenheid

apt

Cleaning graffiti is very apt punishment for vandals, if you ask me.

passend

to display

Gretchen displayed her true genius while working on that science project.

tonen

traits

Jealousy, envy and greed aren't very attractive traits.

karaktereigenschappen

dwellers

City-dwellers suffer from asthma more frequently than country-dwellers.

bewoners

to sustain

My uncle found it very hard to sustain his belief in God after his daughter was killed in a car accident.

vasthouden

funding

We desperately need more funding if we're going to finish restoring this old church.

bekostiging

foolhardy

Justin always was a foolhardy boy, but going out into the desert without food or water was just suicidal.

onbezonnen

eager

Jessica is always very eager to win any competition she enters.

gretig

approved

Samira was very happy when her request for a loan was approved.

goedgekeurd

unprecedented

Having an actor try for governor in the United States is not entirely unprecedented. In fact, former president Ronald Reagan used to be an actor, too.

uniek

in advance

If you're not coming to the cinema with us, please let us know at least one day in advance.

van tevoren

to gross

So far, the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has grossed nearly one billion dollars worldwide.

opbrengen

genuinely

You could see Carl was genuinely sorry when he apologised to Martin.

echt

initially

Initially, Rashida didn't even like Ahmeed, but after a while she fell in love with him.

aanvankelijk

to prohibit

Smoking is prohibited in this building.

verbieden

recognition

After twenty years, the scientist finally received recognition for his research.

erkenning

cautious

You have to be very cautious with tigers, even if they are in a cage at the zoo.

voorzichtig






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