Vocabulary list Soul Mates havo



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Vocabulary list Soul Mates havo
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.


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Best of friends




quad bike

His quad bike was badly damaged in the accident.

openterreinwagen

to bounce off

She almost scored, but the ball bounced off the post.

stuiteren

appropriate

Do you think that is the appropriate tone of voice to talk to a lady, young man?

bijpassende

flailing about

The confused patient flailed his arms about.

om zich heen slaan

pay-off

At the end of his joke, he delivered a well-timed pay-off.

als klap op de vuurpijl

leery

Karin felt intimidated by Gregory’s leery smile.

sluwe

to direct

Hitchock has directed a series of fascinating films.

regisseren

tumble down

After the tumble down, they got up and apologised.

struikelpartij, val

banter

She tried to convince the jury it had only been innocent banter.

plagen

civil engineer

A daughter of a road hog and the owner of a road-house, she decided to become a civil engineer.

weg- en waterbouwkundige

bluntly

He bluntly told her to leave him alone.

botweg

monikered

The simply monikered ‘The Meaning of Life’ was a box office hit.

genaamd

spark off

They sparked off and made a successful Broadway production.

elkaar inspireren

lunatic

Stop it, Martin, I’m fed with your lunatic behaviour!

dwaas, krankzinnig

sloping

The soldier held his weapon sloping on one shoulder.

hellende, schuine

to flip over

Although the driver managed to avoid the tree, the car flipped over and came to a stand-still.

overslaan

sprawling

He found his friend sprawled out in a comfortable chair

languit

concrete

Many new buildings are solely made out of concrete these days.

beton

haemorrhage

Although his health was improving, he kept having these haemorrhages.

bloeding

to emerge

The sun emerged from behind the clouds.

eruit komen










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battered

The ship was battered to pieces by the strong wind.

aangeslagen

committed

The hero was committed to honour and discipline.

toegewijd

to cope

Some students can’t cope with exam stress.

aankunnen

to eulogise

The heroes were eulogised throughout many centuries.

loven

folly

To pretend you can surpass Shakespeare in wit, is pure folly.

dwaasheid

involvement

The defendant denied any involvement in the crime.

betrokkenheid

mutual

Churchill and Hitler were mutual enemies.

wederzijds

to rejoice

They rejoiced at the good news.

zich verheugen

terms

She agreed to see him only on her terms.

voorwaarden










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Be a buddy




to make a commitment

People who marry are willing to make a commitment.

een verbintenis aangaan

non-judgmental

Priests and doctors should not be non-judgmental, but open-minded to those in need.

niet veroordelend

to complement

Parents think that children complement their family.

aanvullen

statutory

Is there a statutory age limit for buddies?

voorgeschreven, wettelijke

negotiable

There are no fixed prices, all prices are negotiable.

over te onderhandelen

to retain

The athlete managed to retain his balance.

vasthouden

prior

His prior work experience made him the perfect man for the job.

voorafgaand

approval

He told his parents he didn’t need their approval and left the house at night.

goedkeuring

to attend

Many people attended the ceremony.

bijwonen

initially

Initially, he opposed the plan, but later he changed his mind.

aanvankelijk

interval

There was a long interval before she replied.

pauze

to ensure

That book ensured the novelist’s undying fame.

verzekeren van

regardless

She will do whatever it takes, regardless of the risks.

zonder te letten op

confidential

You are not authorised to read this confidential file.

vertrouwelijk

disclosed

He disclosed many surprises about his past.

naar buiten gebracht, onthuld

venue

The concert will take place at this local venue.

plaats van samenkomst










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Letters to the editor




to provoke

The strike provoked a national feeling of anxiety.

veroorzaken

whilst

He was reading many books whilst in hospital.

terwijl

inadequate

His skills were inadequate for the job, so they fired him.

ontoereikend

to pervade

The smell of burnt food pervaded every room of the house.

doordringen

to depict

The painter depicted her as an enchanting angel.

afbeelden

to take advantage of

Shame on you, John. You shouldn’t take advantage of the elderly.

misbruik maken van










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The last word in male-order




eligible

The President stated he would be eligible once more.

verkiesbaar, geschikt

skeleton

Don’t think you are the only family that has problem; every family has a skeleton in the cupboard.

fig. onaangenaam familiegeheim

testimonials

Testimonials can make advertisements extra convincing.

getuigenissen

endorsement

His endorsement assured me I was on the right track.

aanbeveling

at a pinch

Testimonials are made available at a pinch.

desnoods

take with a pinch of salt

Don’t worry; you should take his indignation with a pinch of salt.

met een korreltje zout nemen

skunk

Skunks are furry animals that can release a horrible stench.

stinkdier

virile

Tarzan is a virile man who enjoys swinging from tree to tree.

viriel, mannelijk

hunk

I can’t imagine why the girls think my brother is a hunk.

‘stuk’, ‘lekker ding’

to aim high

It’s better to aim high than to settle with second-best.

hier: hoog inzetten

flight attendant

The girl nervously asked the flight attendant for a bag.

steward

to purr

My new car just purrs along the road.

poeslief spreken

husky

The singer Rod Stewart is famous for his husky voice.

schorre, hese

snapped up

The best buys get snapped up first.

ingepikt

non-boozing

The lady longed for an eligible, non-boozing, virile man.

niet zuipend

redeeming feature

Not everyone considers money, a nice hairdo and cheerfulness in the early morning redeeming features.

verzachtende omstandigheid

spinster

After being single for twenty years, she was afraid of turning into an old spinster.

oude vrijster










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You can hurry love




rage, gekte

craze

bangIn those days, the latest craze from the U.S.A. was skateboarding.

apprehensive

zich ontrekken aanI was a little apprehensive at first but I soon began to relax.

ducking out

unlikely prospectHe is trying to duck out of paying his tax.

It is an unlikely prospect that it will start snowing in spring.

vrijwel zeker zonder goede vooruitzichten

to pilot

The board would like to pilot something else for a change.

uitproberen

decked out in

He was decked out in an extraordinary suit.

getooid in

secular

Don’t mind him. He thinks pop music is too secular.

wereldlijk

to get my leg over

The lonely ex-con desperately wanted to get his leg over.

met iemand naar bed gaan

sanctimonious

She is always very nice to my face but she has a reputation for being very sanctimonious.

schijnheilig

wavelength

If the radio reception is bad you should try another wavelength.

golflengte










Extra







adjustment

A few more minor adjustments and your car will be ready.

aanpassingen

bachelor

He has been a bachelor now for some time, he seems to enjoy being single.

vrijgezel

comfort

When my grandmother died he was a great comfort to me.

troost

delight

Acting brings me great delight.

vreugde

elated

I was elated when I heard that I had been chosen for the leading role in the play.

dolblij

estranged

I used to be very close with Katie but now I feel estranged from her.

vervreemd

frequent

He told me that The Lounge Bar is one of the places she frequents.

geregeld bezoeken

homely

Peter’s family is very homely, you’re always sorry to go!

gezellig

joyful

Spending your Christmas holidays with your parents and other siblings is a joyful occasion.

gelukkig

nourish

It is important to nourish oneself properly in order to prevent illness.

voeden

nursery

Before the baby comes it is important to have the nursery done up.

kinderkamer

outrage

The fraudulent manner in which their leader was elected, caused general outrage.

verontwaardiging

prospect

The prospect of becoming a professional footballer is quite appealing.

vooruitzicht

to ravish

Dorian thought her performance was quite ravishing.

in vervoering brengen


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