Learn English with Movies: Titanic

Learn this Titanic Vocabulary before watching the movie.

Bet (v)

to risk money on the result of a race or an event:
I can't believe you bet our tickets.

Be about to (id)

to be close to do something:
The moment of truth boys. Somebody's life's about to change.

Queue (n)

a line of people waiting for something:
Have you been through the inspection queue?

Amount (v)

to be the same as or equal to something else:
He'll never amount to a thing, trust me.

brand new (adj)

completely new:
It smells so brand new. Like they built it all just for us.

Strike (v)

to discover gold or oil by digging or drilling:
Her husband had struck gold someplace out west.

Steam (v)

1. to go somewhere very quickly:
2. to travel in a boat or train that uses power produced by steam:
We were steaming west from the coast of Ireland, with nothing out ahead of us but ocean...

Envision (v)

to form a picture in the mind:
He envisioned a steamer so grand in scale

Stern (n)

the back part of a ship or boat:
Tonnage (n)
the size of a ship or the amount of goods it is able to carry, expressed in tones:
Is it because men think half the women around have big sterns and should be weighed in tonnage?

Precipice (n)

a very steep side of a cliff or a mountain:
I felt like I was standing at a great precipice, with no one to pull me back.

Distract (v)

to take somebody's attention away from something:
You're distracting me. Go away.

Look forward to (phrasal verb)

to feel excited and pleased about something that is going to happen:
Which is why I'm not looking forward to jumping in after you.

Regale with

to amuse or entertain somebody with jokes or stories:
Perhaps you could join us for dinner tomorrow, to regale our group with your heroic tale?

Bum (v)

to ask someone to give you something:
Can I bum a cigarette?

melancholy (adj)

very sad:
I know you've been melancholy, and I don't pretend to know why.

Dough (n)

(old-fashioned, slang) money:
I've got all my dough tied up in this thing.

Moniker (n)

name or nickname:
That's quite a moniker. I may hafta get you to write that down.

Amber (n)

a hard clear yellowish-brown substance, used in jewellery:
And I was trapped in it, like an insect in amber.

Fella (n)

an informal way of referring to a man or someone's boyfriend:
So you feel like you're stuck on a train you can't get off 'cause you're marryin' this fella.

Dismiss (v)

to decide that someone or something is not necessary or important:
chuckle (n)
an act of laughing quietly:
And I'm tired of people dismissing my dreams with a chuckle and a pot on the head.

Gracious (adj)

behaving in a pleasant, polite, and calm way, especially to people of a lower rank:
The others were gracious and curious about the man who'd saved my life.

Steerage (n)

in the past, the part of a ship in which people with the cheapest tickets used to travel
Tell us of the accommodations in steerage, Mr Dawson.

Ma'am (n)

used as a polite way of talking to a woman:
The best I've seen, ma'am. Hardly any rats.

Preoccupy (v)

to think or worry about something a lot:
You build the biggest ship in the world and this preoccupies you?

Exertion (n)

great physical or mental effort:
Your exertions below decks were no doubt exhausting.


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