- Infinitives vs gerunds – job qualities
- Body language and stance
- Body language reading
fidget verb [I]
clerk noun [C]
› a person who works in an office, dealing with records or performing general office duties:a filing clerka junior office clerk› US (also salesclerk) a person who serves customers in a shop:Take your purchases to the clerk, and he will wrap them for you.› US (also desk clerk) a hotel employee who deals with guestswhen they arrive:The clerk checked us in and gave us our key.› US (also law clerk) a person who works with a judge and helps the judge make decisions
conceal verb [T]
C2 to prevent something from being seen or known about:The listening device was concealed in a pen.I tried to conceal my surprise when she told me her age.It was said that the police concealed vital evidence.Is there something you’re concealing from me?
stance noun [C] (POSITION)
B2 wanting very much to do or have something, especiallysomething interesting or enjoyable:the children’s eager faces[+ to infinitive] She sounded very eager to meet you.They crowded around the spokesperson, eager for any news.
improvise verb [I or T]
› to invent or make something, such as a speech or a device, at the time when it is needed without already having planned it:I hadn’t prepared a speech so I suddenly had to improvise.We improvised a mattress from a pile of blankets.› When actors or musicians improvise, they perform without prepared speech or music, making up the play, music, etc. as they perform it:During certain scenes of the play there isn’t any script and the actors just improvise (the dialogue).