perky Cole

to waylay /weɪˈleɪ/ — stop or interrupt (someone) and detain them in conversation or trouble them in some other way: She followed the man and was about to waylay him when he suddenly stopped. || поджидать, устраивать засаду; перехватать, остановить (для разговора)
anticipation /ænˌtɪsɪ'peɪʃ(ə)n/ — the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction: her eyes sparkled with anticipation. || ожидание, предчувствие
apprehension /ˌaprəˈhenʃən/ — anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen: All these concerns, apprehensions, fears and coercions can be rationally addressed. || дурное предчувствуие
to contemplate [ˈkɒntəmpleɪt] — think about. || обдумывать, размышлять
imminient /ˈɪmɪnənt/ — about to happen: imminient danger. || неизбежный
layabout — a person who habitually does little or no work. || бездельник
teeming — full of people, animals etc that are all moving around: The teeming streets of the city. || многолюдный, переполенный

with impunity — without risk of punishment; with immunity from the negative consequences of an act; while being exempt from punishment. || безнаказанно
insubstantial — lacking strength and solidity; not solid or real; imaginary: insubstantioal evidence || непрочный, безосновательный
indictments against sb — a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime. || оф. обвинения в суде
acquittal /əˈkwid(ə)l/ — a judgment that a person is not guilty of the crime with which the person has been charged. || освобождение от обвинений

scapegoat — a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency. || козёл отпущения
whelp /(h)welp/ — puppy; a boy or young man (often as a disparaging form of address). || щенок (о юноше)
wastrel /ˈweɪstrəl/ — (literary) wasteful or good-for-nothing person. || (лит.) мот, прожигатель жизни
revenue — income. || доход, выручка

your (own) sweet time — if you take your own sweet time, or if you do something in your own sweet time, you take a long time to do it: He certainly took his own sweet time getting here.
Godspeed — an expression of good wishes to a person starting a journey.

• to view everything through a rum-soaked haze

@темы: the english we speak