Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Without care it may be used to vitiate our minds.
This undistinguishing complaisance will vitiate the taste of readers.
His constitution was vitiated by excess.
vitiate = to make vicious, faulty, or imperfect; to render defective; to injure the substance or qualities of; to impair; to contaminate; to spoil;
This admission vitiates your argument.
vitiate = refute; invalidate
When two worlds ceased to exist – the USSR fell, Germany united, and the former socialist camp faded into oblivion – there was no longer the need to build bridges, and the festival seemed to have lost its supporting ground.
The snow never ceased falling.
He ceased going there.
She ceased driving a car.
When will this quarrelling cease?
“Cease fire!" the captain cried, and the shooting stopped.
cease = put an end to a state or an activity
There is no cease for alarm.
She had good cease to be disappointed.
We ceased them a lot of trouble.
The incident ceased me to reflect.
oblivion = the state of being forgotten, esp. by the public: his name will fade into oblivion.
When can the people cease from their labours?
cease = leave off
Germany contemplates handout for Greece
There remain some particulars to complete the information contemplated by those resolutions.
contemplate = consider or have in view, as a possibility;
There is the beautiful statue which they were contemplating.
contemplate = to look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view with continued attention
He contemplated resigning.
contemplate = intend
Her manner of life during these years is pleasant to contemplate.
contemplate = meditate; muse
He contemplates going to London next week.
contemplate = plan
I do not contemplate any opposition from him.
contemplate = expect
Thank you for your efforts.