Selecting a Restaurant


appeal /əˈpiːl/
(n) the ability to attract
Example: A restaurant with good food and reasonable prices has a lot of appeal

arrive /əˈraɪv/
(v) to reach a destination
Example: By the time our meal arrived, it was cold

compromise /ˈkɒmprəmaɪz/
(n, v) an agreement made between two people or groups in which each side gives up some of the things they want so that both sides are happy at the end
Example: John doesn't like sweet dishes so I compromised by adding just a small amount of sugar

daringly /ˈdeərɪŋli/
(adj) brave; willing to do dangerous
Example: We daringly ordered the raw squid

familiar /fəˈmɪliə(r)/
(adj) well known to you
Example: It's nice to see some familiar items on the menu

guide /ɡaɪd/
(n) a person who shows other people the way to a place
Example: I don't know where to go, so why don't we consult the guide

majority /məˈdʒɒrəti/
(n) the largest part of a group of people or things
Example: The majority of the group wanted to try the new Chinese restaurant

mix /mɪks/
(v, n) if two or more substances mix or you mix them, they combine, usually in a way that means they cannot easily be separated
Example: The mix of bright colors on the plate was very pleasing

rely /rɪˈlaɪ/
(v) to need or depend on someone or something
Example: I seldom rely on the restaurant reviews in the paper when choosing a restaurant

secure /sɪˈkjʊə(r)/
(v) feeling happy and confident about yourself or a particular situation
Example: The hostess secured us another chair, so we could eat together

subjective /səbˈdʒektɪv/
(adj) based on your own ideas or opinions rather than facts, and therefore sometimes unfair
Example: The reviews in this guidebook are highly subjective, but fun to read

suggestion /səˈdʒestʃən/
(n) an idea or a plan that you mention for someone else to think about
Example: Can I make a suggestion about what to order?