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Weekly Vocab #1.1.5 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, September 29, 2006, 4:07
Last posted: April 26th, 2002

> From: Aidan Grey <grey@...> > > Brought to you by C (for coffee), the distinction between perfective and > habitual past tenses, and intensive adjectives. > > 1. coffee / bitter drink / culturally distinctive drink > I used to drink coffee. > > 2. tea / herbal tea > I drank the tea in one gulp. > > 3. steep / brew > She used to steep the tea for 10 minutes, but she steeped this cup > for only 7 minutes. > > 4. pastry / biscuits / cookies > She had pastry with her coffee once. > She had pastry with her coffee every day. > > 5. milk > She doesn't take milk in her tea. > > 6. bitter > The coffee was very bitter today. > The coffee was bitter every day. > > 7. sweet > He likes his tea too strong and too sweet for us. > > 8. wired / the feeling obtained after drinking 43 cups of coffee > That guy is wired! He drinks too much coffee. > > 9. mellow / calm / soothing (of music) > The music they play is too mellow for my taste. > > 10. street vendor / coffee house / tea bar / the culturally appropriate > place to buy a cup of tea or coffee > That street vendor always had the best tea, but then his wife left him. > > (note: in #10, it's a habitual past followed by a perfective) > > [p.s. In honor of my becoming the manager of the grad student coffee > house on campus. Yay!] > > Aidan
Bonus Vocab from WordNet: This is randomly selected automatically, so in case it offends you or you disagree, please either ignore or be inspired to make up different words and/or phrases: - externalization, n. embodying in an outward form - spring-clean, v. thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year; "she started spring-cleaning on April 1" Fiant verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process. Just write a mail as if addressing the list directly -- it will be forwarded as is.