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Vocabulary: pride and humility
Having ambition has always been "necessary", and it still is in our present society... Yet, knowing how to keep it in check, so as not to "belittle" other people around us (family members, co-workers, friends or even acquaintances) has become an absolute "must" now. Of course, people should work on their self-esteem, but without bragging... This is overall a matter of balance! ( which may be quite difficult to maintain, depending on the different personalities!...)
To be vain To boast (about)/ to brag
|Proud of/ proudly||Pride|
|Self-confidence||To be self-confident|
|Ambitious/ ambition||Vain/ vanity|
To boast of/ about stg/ that...
To brag about/ that...
|Self-satisfaction||To be self-satisfied|
|Conceit/ conceited||To show off|
|Brash/ brashy||Arrogant/ arrogance|
|Humble/ humbly||Modest/ modesty|
|Discreet/ unobstrusive||Discretion/ unobtrusiveness|
|Indiscreet/ obtrusive||Indiscretion/ obtrusiveness|
|Nosey||To be self-conscious|
|To be diffident/ diffidence|
What a nosey woman!
EXPRESSIONS and IDIOMS:
- to take (a) pride in
- to pride oneself on doing sth
- He is puffed up with pride
- To beam with pride
- To have pride of place
- To swallow one's pride
- It's a crying shame!
- To hide one's face in shame
- Shame on you!
Your ambition at that precise moment will be to pass this test with flying colours... , which is, you'll see, totally within range!
Go for it and thanks for working with me!
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