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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #125258: Vocabulary: sincerity, trust
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    Vocabulary: sincerity, trust

    Trying to review the words and expressions contributing to "positive" thought and attitudes, we should go on studying "frankness" and "sincerity", words and concepts which are necessary to live harmoniously in our collective society, however virtual it is just now! An important number of words are "transparent" to French-speaking people and to many Europeans, but some expressions are really more difficult to identify and use. Let's try to cope with all this!  






     To be frank                                     To have scruples


     Sincere/ genuine  Sincerity 
     Frank/ candid

     To be frank with sb about sg 



     trust in sb 
     Trusting/ trustful  trustworthy 
     Straightforward  innocent/ innocence 
     Naive/ naivety respectable/ respectability 
     Honest/ honesty  upright
     Honour/ honourable                             integrity/ upwardness 
     Scruples  conscientious








     loyal/ loyalty                                       faithful to someone  
     faithfulness  infidelity/ unfaithfulness              



     Earnest money... 



    - to take something on trust: to accept trustfully, with confidence.

    - to be above board: to be very honest.

    - I'm in earnest: I'm not kidding (joking).

    - in good faith/ bad faith: in accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity.

    - To bare your heart / or soul: you reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings to people.

    - call a spade a spade: speak openly and truthfully about something.

    put/lay one's cards on the table; speak honestly and openly about your feelings and intentions.

    - clear the airyou try to remove the causes of fear, worry or suspicion by talking about the problem openly.

    home truths:  you tell people some true but unpleasant facts about themselves, which is often difficult to accept.

    - lay it on the lineyou speak frankly and make something very clear.

    make no bones about somethingyou don't hesitate to say something in a frank and open way.

    - pull no punches: speak openly and honestly, holding nothing back.

    unvarnished truth present someone with plain facts, without trying to embellish or soften the reality.



    There you are!  "A few" expressions and words that may be useful to you...! I think the test shouldn't be too much of a problem...

    Go for it and thanks for working with me! 


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    1. Chris never hesitates to and sometimes shocks his listeners.

    2. 'He isn't enough to keep the secret I need to tell him. I think I'll wait and see...'

    3. Before Paul’s operation, the doctor and told him the whole truth about the procedure.

    4. In spite of his work, Matt only gets average results just now, but I’m sure he’ll finally succeed.

    5. In 'Julius Caesar', by Shakespeare, Mark Antony ironically said: 'Brutus is man.'

    6. I swore I’d always be the promise I had made to take care of her if necessary.

    7. After light showers during the day, it began to rain in the evening, and the plains were flooded during the night.

    8. An open discussion and the use of dialogue gave the teenager the possibility and reconcile with his parents.

    9. As I didn’t want to conceal anything, I and gave him time for reflexion.

    10. She spoke to him and just hoped he would believe her and forgive her.





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