Inside Lexis

/ɪnˈsaɪd/ /ˈlek.sɪs/

Sep 26
26.09.14
eager for (adjective) = ανυπόμονος για 
e.g. Young children are always eager for the new school year. 

26.09.14

eager for (adjective) = ανυπόμονος για 

e.g. Young children are always eager for the new school year. 

(via panpathens)


Sep 15
15.09.14
off-color (prep phrase) = αδιάθετος, άκεφος
e.g. Mike has been feeling a bit off-color lately.

15.09.14

off-color (prep phrase) = αδιάθετος, άκεφος

e.g. Mike has been feeling a bit off-color lately.

(via mou-xrwstaw-mia-sygnwmh)


Sep 8
8.09.14
refrain from doing sth (verb) = αποφεύγω να κάνω κάτι
e.g. The doctor told his patient to refrain from eating fatty foods. 

8.09.14

refrain from doing sth (verb) = αποφεύγω να κάνω κάτι

e.g. The doctor told his patient to refrain from eating fatty foods. 


Jun 10
10.06.14
supremacy (noun) = κυριαρχία
e.g. Supremacy of the law is a fundamental concept in the western democratic order. 
p.s. Click the picture to read an article about current trend in Twitter regarding the #BritishValues

10.06.14

supremacy (noun) = κυριαρχία

e.g. Supremacy of the law is a fundamental concept in the western democratic order. 

p.s. Click the picture to read an article about current trend in Twitter regarding the #BritishValues


Jun 9
9.06.14
perk (noun) = προνόμιο
e.g. One of the perks of working at a hotel is that you can use the gym.

9.06.14

perk (noun) = προνόμιο

e.g. One of the perks of working at a hotel is that you can use the gym.


Jun 8
8.06.14
heave a sigh (expression) = βγάζω αναστεναγμό 
e.g. After learning that she had failed her exam, she heaved a sigh. 

8.06.14

heave a sigh (expression) = βγάζω αναστεναγμό 

e.g. After learning that she had failed her exam, she heaved a sigh. 


Jun 7
7.06.14
cast a pall on/over someone (idiom) = σκοτεινιάζω (μεταφορικά - από λύπη)
e.g. Her comments on her performance cast a pall on her for quite a long time. 

7.06.14

cast a pall on/over someone (idiom) = σκοτεινιάζω (μεταφορικά - από λύπη)

e.g. Her comments on her performance cast a pall on her for quite a long time. 


Jun 6

6.06.14

conceited (adjective) = ματαιόδοξος, υπερφίαλος

e.g. Without wishing to sound conceited, I am the best student in the class. 


Jun 5
5.06.15
give pause to somebody (idiom) = βάζω κάποιον σε σκέψεις
e.g. The recent terrorist attacks should give pause to all of us. 

5.06.15

give pause to somebody (idiom) = βάζω κάποιον σε σκέψεις

e.g. The recent terrorist attacks should give pause to all of us. 


Jun 4

4.06.14

waver (verb) = διστάζω, κλονίζομαι

e.g. The students’ concentration started to waver as summer was approaching.


Jun 3
3.06.14
chuckle (verb) = γελώ από μέσα μου, καγχάζω
e.g. What are you two chuckling about? 

3.06.14

chuckle (verb) = γελώ από μέσα μου, καγχάζω

e.g. What are you two chuckling about


Jun 2

2.06.14

froth up (phrasal verb) = αφρίζω

e.g. The best way to froth up your coffee is to use an electric mixer. 


Jun 1
1.06.14
eye blink (noun phrase) = πολύ μικρό χρονικό διάστημα (μεταφορικά)
e.g. Growing up from elementary student to adults seems like it happened just an eye blink ago. 

1.06.14

eye blink (noun phrase) = πολύ μικρό χρονικό διάστημα (μεταφορικά)

e.g. Growing up from elementary student to adults seems like it happened just an eye blink ago. 


May 31

31.05.14

elitist (adjective) = μόνο για τους εκλεκτούς

e.g. Fine champagne is still an elitist drink. 


May 30
30.05.14
be contingent on something (adjective) = εξαρτώμαι από κάτι 
e.g. Her success was contingent on the support of her her fans. 

30.05.14

be contingent on something (adjective) = εξαρτώμαι από κάτι 

e.g. Her success was contingent on the support of her her fans. 


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