Daily Lesson Vocabulary Review #2

Date un’occhiata al significato di alcune parole degli articoli. Ho messo un * accanto alle parole più utili.


spread – open out (something) so as to extend its surface area, width, or length

despite – without being affected by; in spite of.

lung – each of the pair of organs situated within the ribcage, consisting of elastic sacs with branching passages into which air is drawn

paycheck – a salary or wages cheque made out to an employee.

according to – as stated by or in

injured – harmed, damaged, or impaired.

due – (of a payment) required at a certain time.

unclear – not easy to see, hear, or understand.

contracted – catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent).

coughing – expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound.

cash register – a machine used in shops that has a drawer for money and totals, displays, and records the amount of each sale.

instituted – introduce or establish (a scheme, undertaking, or policy).

several – more than two but not many.

providing – make available for use; supply.

sneeze – make a sudden involuntary expulsion of air from the nose and mouth due to irritation of one’s nostrils.

item – an individual article or unit, especially one that is part of a list, collection, or set.


spot – a particular place or point.

rave – When journalists write rave reviews, they praise something in a very enthusiastic way.

packed – cram a large number of things into.

abrupt – sudden and unexpected.

halt – bring or come to an abrupt stop.

charred – burnt and blackened.

dry-aged – something that has been hung or placed on a rack to dry for several weeks

meals – any of the regular occasions in a day when a reasonably large amount of food is eaten.

heat – make or become hot or warm.

gross – very unpleasant; repulsive.

en route – during the course of a journey; on the way.

upsell – persuade a customer to buy something additional or more expensive.

frivolity – lack of seriousness; light-heartedness.

tuxedo-clad – wearing a tuxedo

tuxedo – Black tie is a semi-formal Western dress code for evening events, originating in British and American conventions for attire in the 19th century.

bunny – a child’s term for a rabbit.

monotony – ack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine.


shaming – make (someone) feel ashamed.

fierce – having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness.

mere – used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is.

neighbor – a person living next door to or very near to the speaker or person referred to.

foursome – a group of four people.

held court – Be surrounded by and command the attention of admirers, subordinates, or hangers-on

catching up – an instance of two or more people meeting to discuss what has happened since the last time they met or spoke.

challenges – a task or situation that tests someone’s abilities.

yelling – shout in a loud, sharp way.

screams – a loud, piercing sound.

recognize – identify (someone or something) from having encountered them before; know again.

prattled – talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.

ire – anger.

laid out – sprawled or arranged, depending on context.

nearly – very close to; almost.

mind her own business – refrain from prying or interfering.

petered out – to diminish gradually and stop; dwindle to nothing.

awkward – causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience.

sparked – provide the stimulus for (an event or process).

exacerbating – make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.


achievements – a thing done successfully with effort, skill, or courage.

hard-earned – having taken a great deal of effort to earn or acquire.

degree – an academic rank conferred by a college or university after examination or after completion of a course, or conferred as an honour on a distinguished person.

under their belt – safely or satisfactorily achieved, experienced, or acquired.

postpone – cause or arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled.

afterward – at a later or future time.

bleakest – (of a situation) not hopeful or encouraging; unlikely to have a favourable outcome.

internships – the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

uphill battleuphill battle, an uphill struggle or an uphill task, it is difficult to do because of obstacles such as opposition from other people.

hiring – employ (someone) for wages.

hardest-hit – badly affected.


pulled over – (of a vehicle) move to the side of or off the road.

SUV – An SUV is a powerful vehicle with four-wheel drive that can be driven over rough ground. SUV is an abbreviation for ‘sport utility vehicle‘.

spotted – see, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for.

weaving – twist and turn from side to side while moving somewhere in order to avoid obstructions.

impaired – affected by alcohol or drugs to the extent of losing control over one’s faculties or behaviour.

brake pedal – The brake pedal is the pedal that you press with your foot in order to make a vehicle go slower or stop

up to – the responsibility or choice of (someone).

whether – expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives.

file charges – to make a formal legal complaint of wrongdoing or mistreatment against another person.

sibling – each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.

*Completamente gratuito: Al momento le lezioni giornaliere sono completamente gratuite per tutti, ma da 1 Giugno 2020 ci sarà un costo accessibile di solo 30 euro per 30 lezioni. Ogni nuovo studente ha la possibilità di provare 30 lezioni gratuitamente*

What are daily lessons?

These short lessons cannot substitute speaking on a regular basis, which is the best way to improve. These lessons are a great way to keep improving in between lessons. They are short readings and videos selected by Marcus to help you save time and energy. It is not easy to stay motivated and even when you are motivated, it is difficult to find something new and interesting every day. I will take care of that for you, making it very simple for you to improve your English skills every single day!

Queste brevi lezioni non possono sostituire il parlare regolarmente, che è il modo migliore per migliorare. Queste lezioni sono un ottimo modo per continuare a migliorare tra una lezione e l’altra. Sono brevi letture e video selezionati da Marcus per aiutarvi a risparmiare tempo ed energia. Non è facile rimanere motivati e anche quando si è motivati, è difficile trovare qualcosa di nuovo e interessante ogni giorno. Me ne occuperò io per voi, rendendo molto semplice per voi migliorare la vostra conoscenza dell’inglese ogni singolo giorno!

How to use daily lessons

No stress! My goal is to provide new and interesting material every day for those who like to learn a little bit at a time. For others who don’t have time to study everyday, I don’t wan’t you to feel discouraged or overwhelmed. When you have time, do what you can and decide when and if you have time to practice. Every person is different and each of us has our own learning method.

Niente stress! Il mio obiettivo è quello di fornire ogni giorno materiale nuovo e interessante per chi ama imparare un po’ alla volta. Per gli altri che non hanno tempo di studiare ogni giorno, non voglio che vi sentiate scoraggiati o sopraffatti. Quando avete tempo, fate quello che potete e decidete quando e se avete tempo per esercitarvi. Ogni persona è diversa e ognuno di noi ha il proprio metodo di apprendimento.


Keep a “Daily Lesson” diary to track your progress and the new things that you learn, specifically the new sentences from the reading and video. You can easily come back and find all of the vocabulary words from the article on my website at a later date.

Tieni un diario “Lezione quotidiana” per seguire i tuoi progressi e le novità che impari, in particolare le nuove frasi della lettura e del video. Potete tornare facilmente indietro e trovare tutte le parole del vocabolario dell’articolo sul mio sito web in un secondo momento.

Share with friends, family and colleagues

Feel free to share this with everyone. However, if they would like to do the exercises and contact me directly for writing and speaking training they can click the link below:

Sentitevi liberi di condividerlo con tutti. Tuttavia, se vogliono fare gli esercizi e contattarmi direttamente per l’allenamento di scrittura e conversazione, possono cliccare sul link qui sotto:

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