domingo, 29 de junho de 2014

Word of the day: Flinch / Famous movie quotes

Word of the day

Flinch:  recuo, desistência, vacilação, hesitação, perplexidade, espécie de jogo de cartas, recuar, retroceder, ceder terreno, retrair-se, hesitar
Synonyms: blench, cringe, quail, recoil, shrink, wince
“He flinched when I tapped him on the shoulder.”
“She met danger without flinching.”
“The bill was much higher than expected, but he paid it without flinching.”



Famous movie quotes

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
May the Force be with you.
Go ahead, make my day.
May the Force be with you.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
I love the smell of napalm in the morning.


 À procura de Lucas  (Flávio Cruz)

sexta-feira, 27 de junho de 2014

Word of the day: Floppy / Be my guest

Word of the day
Floppy:  frouxo, mole, bambo, caído, desajeitado, desengonçado, desleixado, desmazelado

Synonyms: droopy, flaccid, limp, lank, yielding

“My basset hound is always tripping over her long, floppy ears.”   (


Be my guest 
-fique à vontade,                                                                                           
“…and you stayed in that hotel on Lake Charles. You want to run, be my guestYour checks don't lie as well as you do.”                                                                                  
(...e ficou naquele hotel em Lake Charles. Você quer fugir, fique à vontade. Seus cheques não mentem tão bem quanto você.)
(Catch Me if you Can  / “Prenda-me se for Capaz”)

(Conversação em Inglês:Frases e Expressões Úteis- Flávio Cruz)


 À procura de Lucas  (Flávio Cruz)

quinta-feira, 26 de junho de 2014

Word of the day: Surmise / BOAST BOOST BUST

Word of the day

Surmise:  conjetura, suposição, imaginação, cismo, suspeita, imaginar, supor, conjeturar, suspeitar
Synonyms: guess, shot, supposition, conjecture

“We can only surmise what happened.”
“He must have surmised that I was not interested.”

contar vantagem, gabar-se, ostentação, orgulho
estimular, estímulo
prender, grampear, quebrar com força, busto

We were offended by his boast that he would easily beat us.
Exercise can sometimes provide a boost of energy.
Police busted 12 gang members on weapons charges.
He busted his watch when he fell.

 À procura de Lucas  (Flávio Cruz)

quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2014

Word of the day (Shackle), slippery slope,

Shackle:  algema,  elo, corrente, cadeia,  impedimento, obstáculo,  algemar, agrilhoar, impedir
Synonyms: band, bind, bracelet, chain, cuff(s), fetter, handcuff(s), irons, ligature, manacle(s), bond

“…placed shackles on the legs of the prisoners…
”The shackles of illiteracy can be just as confining as leg irons.”


Slippery slope: caminho ou assunto perigoso, assunto que pode causar confusão

“ The matter of euthanasia is a slippery slope with both legal and moral considerations.”

short fuse  

(temperamento explosivo, “pavio curto”)

Don’t talk to him now. He’s upset and got a short fuse.  =  Não fale com ele agora. Está aborrecido e tem um “pavio curto”.

She doesn’t  like people who have a short fuse.  =  Ela não gosta de pessoas que têm temperamento explosivo.

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terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014

Word of the day: Hoist / Interesting Facts About English

Word of the day

Hoist: ação de levantar ou içar, elevador,macaco, moitão, guindaste, guincho, grua, içar, levantar, elevar
Synonyms: boost, heft, heave, jack (up), upheave

“The engine was hoisted out with a winch.”
“The cargo was hoisted up onto the ship.”
“He stopped at a bar after work to hoist a few beers with his friends.”

Obs.: to hoist the flag = içar a bandeira

Interesting Facts About English

The word "triskaidekaphobia" means "extreme fear of the number 13". This superstition is related to "paraskevidekatriaphobia", which means "fear of Friday the 13th".
More English words begin with the letter "s" than with any other letter.
The word "uncopyrightable" is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once.

A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a "pangram". The following sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." This sentence is often used to test typewriters or keyboards.  


Novo lançamento no Clube dos Autores: Essa vida da 

segunda-feira, 23 de junho de 2014

Word of the day: Quell / Quill

Word of the day

Quell: suprimir, subjugar, dominar,mitigar, acalmar, abrandar
Synonyms: clamp down (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, slap down, squelch, subdue, suppress

“The National Guard was called in to help quell the late-night disturbances downtown.”
“The principal held up her hand to quell the students so they could hear the urgent announcement.”

Quill =  pena de ave para escrever, espinho de ouriço, eixo oco, m casca seca, redonda (como remédio)


(the) bottom line 

(a conclusão final, no final das contas, o fundo da questão, o ponto final)

The bottom line is, you need to stand by your friends in times of trouble.  = O ponto final é que, em tempos de dificuldade, você necessita estar ao lado de seus amigos.
The bottom line is, they are spending more money than they have.  =  O fundo da questão é que  eles estão gastando mais do que eles têm.