Inside Lexis

/ɪnˈsaɪd/ /ˈlek.sɪs/

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.

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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. 


May 29

29.05.14

blatant (adjective) = αληθοφανής

e.g. The whole incident was nothing but a blatant attempt to gain publicity. 

p.s. Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.

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