Vocabulary lists

Gifts

Part 1

This episode’s vocabulary


  • Synonymous (adj.) - if you say that one thing is synonymous with another, you mean that the two things are so closely connected in most people's minds that one suggests the other.
  • To pay a compliment (phrase) - to say something nice about someone or to someone.
  • To overhear (verb) - to hear what other people are saying without intending to and without their knowledge.
  • Bog-standard (adj) - If you say something is 'bog standard', you mean it is perfectly ordinary. "He's got a bog standard car" means a perfectly ordinary car.
  • To shell out (phrasal verb) - to pay money for something, especially when the cost is unexpected and not wanted.
  • To reverse (verb) - to change the direction, order, position, result, etc. of something to its opposite.
  • A plethora (noun) - a very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want, or can deal with.
  • The done thing (noun) - If you say that something is the done thing, you mean it is the most socially acceptable way to behave.
  • Tailor-made (adj.) - made, adapted, or suited for a particular purpose or person.
  • Representation (noun) - the way that someone or something is shown or described.


We have also added these words to a "Quizlet" set for you to study and revise in your free time.