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!]
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"
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