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Word list Dreams 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.
3 Sleeping and dreaming

related

She’s related to the Russian czars, or so she claims.

verwant

apparently

Apparently he’s won a large sum in a lottery

blijkbaar

scientist

Easy sums for a scientist, difficult ones for me!

wetenschapper

to attach

The miner’s helmet had a light attached.

vastmaken

wavy

She’s got beautiful wavy hair.

golvend

to record

Everything you say will be recorded.

registreren

predictable

She’s so predictable, never does anything original.

voorspelbaar

rapid

His rapid movements showed he was in a hurry.

snel

infant

He was seriously ill as an infant, but has fully recovered.

jong kind

adult

Adult movies aren’t meant for teenagers.

volwassene

elderly

Many elderly people resist going to a Home.

bejaard

to occur

This is where those strange events occurred.

plaatsvinden, gebeuren

similar

A similar thing happened to me a few years ago.

soortgelijk

stage

I’m afraid I can’t tell you at this stage.

fase

average

The average pupil spends two hours a day on homework.

gemiddeld

range

Supermarkets sell a wide range of articles.

reikwijdte










4

What is your sleep IQ?




boredom (c)

You’ll die from boredom watching the clock.

verveling

to snore (e)

He snored loudly during the president’s speech.

snurken

to disturb (e)

‘Don’t disturb’ the sign on the door said.

storen

disorder (j)

He suffers from some mental disorder.

stoornis

due to (j)

The trains didn’t run due to severe frost.

het gevolg van

to adjust (k)

You should try to adjust to the new situation.

zich aanpassen










5

The biology of dreaming




vivid

Even after all those years he had a vivid memory of her.

levendig

to retrieve

Some dogs can be trained to retrieve sticks.

terugvinden, terugkrijgen

persistent

Persistent rain made us break up the tent.

aanhoudend

recurrent

A recurrent theme in soaps is love.

herhalend, telkens terugkerend

source

The journalist wouldn’t reveal his source.

bron

to predict

The future is hard to predict.

voorspellen

lucid

He still has lucid moments, but fewer end fewer.

helder

cover

Cover yourself’ the policeman told the striker.

bedekken










6

Symbols and meanings




subconscious

Our subconscious makes us do things we didn’t plan.

onderbewust

traits

He has few traits in common with his twin sister.

eigenschappen

to take the credit

I did all the work, she takes the credit!

met de eer strijken

prone to

That man is prone to accidents, always hit by misfortune.

geneigd om

binge eating

She goes in for binge eating and then throws up.

schransen

to have resolve

My grandfather was a man who had great resolve.

vastbesloten zijn

disgust

He turned away in disgust when the pig was killed.

walging

manure

The manure behind the farm smelled awfully.

mest

sow

The sow had no less than ten young.

zeug

mechanic

Better have a mechanic look at your car.

monteur

overexposure

Come sit in the shadow, you know what overexposure

does to your skin.



te lang blootgesteld

staan aan



joyous

It wasn’t exactly a joyous event, her leaving him.

vreugdevol

immaturity

The teacher accused him of immaturity, but he was

only twelve.



onvolwassenheid

to tend to

She tends to sit and worry instead of acting

de neiging hebben om

attitude

‘I don’t like your attitude, young man!’

houding

in this regard

In this regard she’s very different from her sisters.

in dit opzicht

clue

I haven’t got a clue what he’s talking about.

aanwijzing

to cope

She can’t cope with the fact her parents have divorced.

er mee omgaan

overlooked

They ‘d overlooked the fact they’d need a key.

vergeten

commonly

I don’t commonly sing along, but I will this time.

gewoonlijk

to refer to

What does ‘it’ in line 31 refer to?

verwijzen naar, gaan over

to attend

Over two hundred people attended the wedding.

bijwonen

to ignore

Just ignore him and he’ll give up soon enough.

negeren

to signify

What does this sign signify? It means nothing to me.

betekenen

threat

Terrorism is a major threat to our society.

bedreiging

major

As I said, it’s a major problem.

belangrijk

nutrition

Good nutrition is vital for children.

voeding

disturbance

A protester caused a disturbance in Parliament.

ontregeling

prophetic

His words turned out to be prophetic.

voorspellend










7

Analysing a dream




draft text

Copy your draft text out fair and hand it in.

kladversie

purpose

What’s his purpose in life?

doel

audience

The audience were mad with enthusiasm.

publiek

freshman

He’s a freshman at Utrecht University.

eerste jaars

to submit

Submit your paper before Friday next week.

inleveren

to bother

Does it bother you, him being so nasty?

dwarszitten

challenge

He went climbing Everest for the challenge.

uitdaging

vulnerable

Toes are very vulnerable pars of your body.

kwetsbaar

distraction

She does nothing but work, she needs distraction.

afleiding

extra-curricular

The school was very popular for its extra-curricular

activities.



buitenschools

to prevent

Prevent crime! Always watch your belongings!

voorkomen

to make an effort

He doesn’t make an effort. If he did he could…

zich inspannen

to itch

His back itched, but he couldn’t reach.

jeuken

blister

Four blisters on each foot he had!

blaar

hospitality

Thank you for your hospitality, Mrs. Windsor.

gastvrijheid

to involve

It involves a lot of work, you know.

met zich meebrengen

pregnant

She was first pregnant when she was fifteen.

zwanger

to refuse

He absolutely refused to let us in.

weigeren

weird

She’s weird. Look at those clothes!

vreemd

to argue

Don’t argue, just do as I say.

ruzie maken

abusive

He was sent to jail for abusive practices.

verkeerde

to persuade

The little girl couldn’t be persuaded to let go of her doll.

overreden

barn

The farming equipment was in the barn.

schuur

metaphor

There’s this metaphor of oil being ‘black gold’.

beeld(spraak)

transition

The 15th century was a transition period.

overgang










8

Catching dreams




willow

Wooden shoes were made of willow.

wilgenhout

to be trapped

When the door fell shut he was trapped.

gevangen worden

dispersed

The refugees were dispersed over a large area.

verspreid

evaporation

Evaporation is caused by heating.

verdamping

confederacy

The confederacy was comprised of fifteen states.

staat

to be comprised of

It was comprised of fifteen states, wasn’t it?

samengesteld zijn uit

to provoke

The police were provoked by rioters throwing bricks.

uitdagen

renowned

Scotland is renowned for its whisky.

beroemd










9

Nightmare experience




to put at ease

The child was put at ease by a kind nurse.

geruststellen

to collapse

The drunk man collapsed.

ineenzakken

vein

Blood flows through arteries and veins.

ader

sore

The day after the concert I had a sore throat.

pijnlijk

casualty

People who fainted were taken to Casualty.

Eerste Hulp

reassured

She felt reassured after having seen him with her own

eyes.


gerustgesteld










10

A high-flown ideal




requirement

One of the requirements is excellent eyes.

vereiste

applicant

Five applicants were invited for an interview.

sollicitant

currently

Currently we don’t have any vacancies.

op dit moment

aviation

He dreamt of going into aviation.

luchtvaart

in addition to

In addition to the right qualifications one needs courage.

naast, behalve

doyen

As doyen of the group he was often consulted.

de oudste

advanced

At such an advanced age one shouldn’t bungee-jump.

gevorderd

distinguished

One of our most distinguished scholars was Erasmus.

beroemd

determination

He showed great determination in everything

he undertook.



vastberadenheid

previous

The firm was never successful in previous years.

voorgaand

beyond

Why he doesn’t just give it a try is beyond me.

boven, voorbij

suitability

There are doubts about your suitability, I’m afraid.

geschiktheid

competence

Nothing wrong with his competence, but he’s lazy.

vakbekwaamheid

to participate

Over 30000 people participated in the New York marathon.

deelnemen aan


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