Words of the day

Words of the day

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We are regularly sharing key terms, definitions, words used in Packaging through our blog http://www.packagingconnections.com/blog/2014/08/26/lock-stock-and-barrel/

Let's now start something different, for a change something which is not related to just packaging. Let's break the ice. Now we will share "Word of the Day" with it's grammatical usage through sentences or phrases.

Hope this will add to your dictionary of words which is really required while communicating on daily basis – for professional or personal communications

 

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    radhika.rewri011

    Bury The Hatchet

    To stop an argument and become friends again.

    Can't you two just bury the hatchet?  

     

    Herculean= Difficult

    Needing great strength and determination a herculean effort

    She faces the herculean task of bringing up four children single-handedly   

     

    Repent 

    To be very sorry for something bad you have done in the past and wish that you had not done it

    He repented ( of his sins) just hours before he died.   

     

    Regret 

    A feeling of sadness about something sad or wrong or about a mistake that you have made, and a wish that it could have been different and better.

    I left school at 16, but I've had a great life and I have no regrets.

    The manager expressed deep regret at/for the number of staff reductions.  

     

    Come Rain Or Shine

    Whatever happens  

     

    Come rain or shine, I'll see you on Thursday

    Oct 29, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Jostle For sth If people jostle for something, they compete with each other in order to get what they want Since the fall of the government, the two opposition parties have been jostling for position .   Windfall  An amount of money that you win or receive from someone unexpectedly Investors each received a windfall of £3000. The government is hoping to collect a windfall tax (= extra tax on a large unexpected company profit) from British Electric.   Grumbler  a person who complains a lot   Stink  1. informal to smell very unpleasant Your feet stink!   Tiff  a slight argument Have you two had a lovers' tiff?    

    Nov 03, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Quick-witted  Able to reply in a clever or funny way without thinking for a long time. Meddle  to try to change or have an influence on things which are not your responsibility, especially by criticizing in a damaging or annoying way My sister's always meddling in other people's affairs . People shouldn't meddle with things they don't understand.   Flabbergast  To shock someone, usually by telling them something they were not expecting. He was flabbergasted when we told him how cheap it was.   Incorrigible  An incorrigible person or behaviour is bad and impossible to change or improve an incorrigible liar/rogue   Eradicate  To get rid of completely or destroy something bad The government claims to be doing all it can to eradicate corruption. The disease which once claimed millions of lives has now been eradicated.       

    Nov 03, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Scribble  To write or draw something quickly or carelessly The baby's just scribbled all over my new dictionary! I'll just scribble Dad a note/scribble a note to Dad to say we're going out. A Rolling Stone Said to mean that a person who is always travelling and changing jobs has the advantage of having no responsibilities, but also has disadvantages such as having no permanent place to live Hal was a bit of a rolling stone before he married and settled down. Shirk To avoid work, duties or responsibilities, especially if they are difficult or unpleasant If you shirk your responsibilities/duties now, the situation will just be that much harder to deal with next month. I shall not shirk from my obligations. Doze To have a short sleep, especially during the day My cat likes dozing in front of the fire. Stammer To speak or say something with unusual pauses or repeated sounds, either because of speech problems or because of fear and anxiety "Wh-when can we g-go?" she stammered. He dialled 999 and stammered (out) his name and address.

    Nov 04, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Beat around the bush  to avoid talking about what is important Don't beat around the bush - get to the point!   Alleged said or thought by some people to be the stated bad or illegal thing, although you have no proof It took 15 years for the alleged criminals (= people thought to be criminals) to prove their innocence.    Stand on Ceremony to behave in a formal way Please sit down and make yourself comfortable, we don't stand on ceremony here.   Fishy  1.  seeming dishonest or false There's something fishy going on here.   A miserable/poor, etc. excuse for sth a very bad example of something   It was a miserable excuse for a meal.

    Nov 05, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Hue And Cry A noisy expression of public anger or disapproval. There has been a great hue and cry about the council's plans to close the school.   Sluggish  Moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power. A heavy lunch makes me sluggish in the afternoon. Something is wrong with the car - the engine feels a bit sluggish. The housing market has been very sluggish these past few years.   Once in a blue moon Not very often My sister lives in Alaska, so I only see her once in a blue moon.   Rueful  Feeling sorry and wishing that something had not happened. He turned away with a rueful laugh.   Mouth-Watering  Describes food that looks as if it will taste good Look at those mouth-watering cakes.    

    Nov 06, 2014
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    sandeep

    Only one who has insight, who sees what others do not, can be a true leader; - Sadhguru

    Nov 07, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Be Stuck on sb/sth  To like a person or an idea very much Nick's really stuck on Maria - he doesn't talk about anything else.   Hostage  Someone who is taken as a prisoner by an enemy in order to force the other people involved to do what the enemy wants She was taken/held hostage by the gunmen. The terrorists have seized 20 hostages and are threatening to kill one a day unless their demands are met.   Bizarre  Very strange and unusual a bizarre situation bizarre behaviour    Prank  A trick that is intended to be funny but not to cause harm or damage When I was at school we were always playing pranks on our teachers. I've had enough of your childish pranks.   Auspicious  suggesting a positive and successful future They won their first match of the season 5-1 which was an auspicious start/beginning . Our first meeting was not auspicious - we had a huge argument.      

    Nov 09, 2014
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    sandeep

    Only one who has insight, who sees what others do not, can be a true leader” - Sadhguru

    Nov 10, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Abate  To become less strong The storm/wind/rain has started to abate. The fighting in the area shows no sign of abating.   Greengrocer  1. A person who owns or works in a shop that sells fresh vegetables and fruit 2. A shop in which fresh vegetables and fruit are sold   Acquit  To decide officially in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a particular crime She was acquitted of all the charges against her. Five months ago he was acquitted on a shoplifting charge.   Acquit Yourself To do better than expected in a difficult situation I thought that he acquitted himself admirably in today's meeting.   Set-Aside  When farmers are paid in order not to grow crops on areas of land, or land of this type    

    Nov 10, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Traitor  A person who is not loyal or stops being loyal to their own country, social class, beliefs, etc. The leaders of the rebellion were hanged as traitors. The Chinese Communist Party branded (= called) Mr Gorbachev 'a traitor to socialism'.    Pipe dream  An idea or plan that is impossible or very unlikely to happen Her plans are not realistic - they'll never be more than a pipe dream.    Agnostic  someone who does not know, or believes that it is impossible to know, whether a god exists Although he was raised a Catholic, he was an agnostic for most of his adult life.   Atheist  someone who believes that God or gods do not exist   Fool's Paradise  Live In A Fool's Paradise   to be happy because you do not know or will not accept how bad a situation really is 

    Nov 11, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Pitch  Extremely dark A moonless pitch-black night    Scorching = scorching hot very hot a scorching summer day It was scorching hot inside the greenhouse.    Beaut  Something which, or someone who, is very good or noticeable Let me have a look at that bruise. Oh, that's a beaut!    Darn  To repair a hole or a piece of clothing with long stitches across the hole and other stitches woven across them She still darns the holes in her socks.   Muster  To produce or encourage especially an emotion or support She managed to muster the courage to ask him to the cinema. The team will need all the strength they can muster to win this game. Opponents are unlikely to be able to muster enough votes to override the veto.    

    Nov 12, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Imitate  To behave in a similar way to someone or something else, or to copy the speech or behaviour, etc. of someone or something Some of the younger pop bands try to imitate their musical heroes from the past. They produce artificial chemicals which exactly imitate particular natural ones.   Palatable  Describes food or drink that has a pleasant taste a very palatable wine The meal was barely palatable.   Incorrigible  An incorrigible person or behaviour is bad and impossible to change or improve an incorrigible liar/rogue   Smell A Rat To recognize that something is not as it appears to be or that something dishonest is happening He's been working late with her every night this week - I smell a rat!   Fishy  Seeming dishonest or false There's something fishy going on here.     

    Nov 14, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Nostalgia  A feeling of pleasure and sometimes slight sadness at the same time as you think about things that happened in the past Some people feel nostalgia for their schooldays. Hearing that tune again filled him with nostalgia.   Enigma  Something that is mysterious and seems impossible to understand completely She is a bit of an enigma. The newspapers were full of stories about the enigma of Lord Lucan's disappearance.   Have a heart! Used to ask someone to be kinder to you Don't make me write it again! Have a heart!   Exile ek.saɪl/ , eg.zaɪl/ noun= banishment  1 The condition of someone being sent or kept away from their own country, village, etc., especially for political reasons The king went into exile because of the political situation in his country. The deposed leaders are currently in exile in the neighbouring country.  2. A person who is sent or kept away from their own country, etc.   Derogatory  Showing strong disapproval and not showing respect   He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance. 

    Nov 16, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Scuffle  A short and sudden fight, especially one involving a small number of people Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.   Cut and Dried  Already decided and unlikely to be changed We need a cut-and-dried decision by the end of the week.    Hansom A two-wheeled carriage pulled by a horse, used like a taxi in the past   Rebuke  To speak angrily to someone because you disapprove of what they have said or done I was rebuked by my manager for be ing late.   by/in leaps and bounds If someone or something gets better by/in leaps and bounds, they improve very quickly Her Spanish has come on (= improved) in leaps and bounds this year.        

    Nov 17, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Tom, Dick and/or Harry  An ordinary person/all ordinary people You'd better get a qualified electrician to sort this out - you don't want any Tom, Dick or Harry messing around with your electrics.   Tantrum  A sudden period of uncontrolled anger like a young child's Johnny had/threw a tantrum in the shop because I wouldn't buy him any sweets. If she doesn't get her own way she has temper tantrums.    Quench  1.To satisfy your thirst by having a drink When it's hot, it's best to quench your thirst with water. 2.To cause a fire to stop burning with water The flames were quenched by heavy rain. 3.To satisfy a need or wish   Her thirst for knowledge will never be quenched. 

    Nov 18, 2014
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    radhika.rewri011

    Palindrome  A word or group of words that is the same whether you read it forwards from the beginning or backwards from the end "Refer" and "level" are palindromes.    Kith And Kin  People you are connected with, especially by family relationships   Barefoot  To wearing any shoes or socks We took off our shoes and socks and walked barefoot along the beach.   Giggle  To laugh repeatedly in a quiet but uncontrolled way, often at something silly or rude or when you are nervous   Reluctant  Not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it I was having such a good time I was reluctant to leave. Many parents feel reluctant to talk openly with their children.   She persuaded her reluctant husband to take a trip to Florida with her.

    Nov 19, 2014
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    Sunstroke  An illness caused by spending too much time in strong heat and light from the sun Someone who is suffering from sunstroke feels dizzy and has a high temperature, but does not sweat.   Exorcize  1.To force an evil spirit to leave a person or place by using prayers or magic After the priest exorcized the spirit/house/child, apparently, the strange noises stopped. 2. To remove the bad effects of a frightening or upsetting event It will take a long time to exorcise the memory of the accident.    Wrath  Extreme anger The people feared the wrath of God.   Candid  Honest and telling the truth, especially about something difficult or painful. The two presidents have had candid talks about the current crisis. To be candid with you, I think you're making a dreadful mistake.   Candour  The quality of being honest and telling the truth, especially about a difficult or embarrassing subject. "We really don't know what to do about it," she said with surprising candour.  

    Nov 20, 2014
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    radhika.rewri011

    Rigging  1. When someone arranges dishonestly for the result of something, for example an election, to be changed ballot rigging Opposition parties have protested over alleged vote rigging in the election.   Ruined  Destroyed or Spoilt An ancient ruined castle    Reluctant  Not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it I was having such a good time I was reluctant to leave. Many parents feel reluctant to talk openly with their children.   Extort  To get something by force or threat, or with difficulty He had been extorting money from the old lady for years. Police have not so far been able to extort a confession from the people accused of the bombing.    Flippant  Not serious about a serious subject, in an attempt to be funny or to appear clever a flippant remark/attitude It's easy to be flippant, but we have a serious problem to deal with here. I think she just thought I was being flippant.   “You can complain because a rose has thorns, or rejoice because thorns have a rose.” ~ Abraham Lincoln      

    Nov 23, 2014
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    radhika.rewri011

    Extremist  someone who has beliefs which most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable. A group of extremists.   Krone  the standard unit of money used in Denmark and Norwaye opinions).   Krona  the standard unit of money used in Sweden and Iceland    Vacillate  To be uncertain what to do, or to change often between two opinions. Her mood vacillated between hope and despair.   Gad About/Around (Somewhere)  to visit or travel to a lot of different places, enjoying yourself and not worrying about other things you should be doing.   We spent the weekend gadding about London and generally enjoying ourselves.

    Nov 26, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Barrage: 1. A concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area. His forces launched an artillery barrage on the city. 2. an artificial barrier across a river or estuary to prevent flooding, aid irrigation or navigation, or to generate electricity by tidal power. They are considering a tidal barrage built across the Severn estuary.   Pat someone on the back  To praise someone for something.  The teacher patted all the students on the back for their good work.    Go back on one's word To break a promise that one has made.  I hate to go back on my word, but I won't pay you $100 afterall.    Quibble Argue or raise objections about a trivial matter.   They are always quibbling about the amount they are prepared to pay.

    Nov 27, 2014
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    radhika.rewri011

    Ruminate To think carefully and for a long period about something She ruminated for weeks about whether to tell him or not.   Abscond To go away suddenly and secretly in order to escape from somewhere Two prisoners absconded last night. She absconded from boarding school with her boyfriend.   Propitious Likely to result in or showing signs of success. With the economy in the worst recession for thirty years, it was scarcely the most propitious time to start up a company.   Vet To examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable During the war, the government vetted all news reports before they were published. The bank carefully vets everyone who applies for an account.   Diffident Shy and not confident of your abilities A diffident manner   You shouldn't be so diffident about your achievements - you've done really well! 

    Nov 30, 2014
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    radhika.rewri011

    Alacrity  Speed and eagerness तत्परता She accepted the money with alacrity.   Engender To make people have a particular feeling or make a situation start to exist पैदा करना Her latest book has engendered a lot of controversy. The minister's speech did not engender confidence in his judgment.   Plaintive Describes something which sounds slightly sad शोकपूर्ण The plaintive sound of the bagpipes "What about me?" came a plaintive voice.   Acumen Skill in making correct decisions and judgments in a particular subject, such as business or politics. सूझबूझ She has considerable business/financial acumen.   Accolade Praise and approval सराहना This is his centennial year and he's been granted the ultimate accolade - his face on a set of three postage stamps. Her approval was the highest accolade he could have received.    

    Dec 01, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Epitome

    The Epitome Of Sth

    The typical or highest example of a stated quality, as shown by a particular person or thing.

    Even now in her sixties, she is the epitome of French elegance.

     

    Zeal

    Great enthusiasm or eagerness.

    Reforming/missionary/religious zeal.

    A zeal for money-making.

     

    Wail

    Mainly disapproving to make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness

    The women gathered around the coffin and began to wail, as was the custom in the region.

    "My finger hurts, " wailed the child.

     

    Arcane

    Mysterious and known only by a few people

    He was the only person who understood all the arcane details of the agreement.

    This argument may seem arcane to those not closely involved in the world of finance.

     

    Vociferous

    Vociferous people express their opinions and complaints loudly and repeatedly in speech, and vociferous demands, etc. are made repeatedly and loudly.

    Local activist groups have become increasingly vociferous as the volume of traffic passing through the village has grown.

     

    A vociferous opponent of gay rights, he is well-known for his right-wing views.

    Dec 02, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Revoke 

    To say officially that an agreement, permission, a law, etc. is no longer in effect

    The authorities have revoked their original decision to allow development of this rural area.

     

    Stagnate 

    To stay the same and not grow or develop

    The electronics industry is showing signs of stagnating after 15 years of tremendous growth.

     

    Pertinent 

    Relating directly to the subject being considered

    Apertinent question/remark

    Chapter One is pertinent to the post-war period. 

     

    Abstention 

    When someone chooses not to vote in favour of or against someone or something

    There were high levels of abstention (from voting) in the last elections.

    There were ten votes in favour, six against, and three abstentions. 

     

    Coalition 

    The joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time

    Government by coalition has its own peculiar set of problems.

    By forming a coalition, the rebels and the opposition parties defeated the government.

    A coalition government

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec 04, 2014
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    radhika.rewri011

    Marvel 

    A thing or person that is very surprising or causes a lot of admiration

    This miniature TV is the latest technological marvel from Japan.

    It 's a marvel (to me) how they've managed to build the tunnels.

     

    Pretence 

    A way of behaving that is intended to deceive people

    She made absolutely no pretence of being interested.

    They kept up (= continued) a pretence of normality as long as they could.

    The army has given up any pretence of neutrality in the war.

     

    Stomp 

    To walk with intentionally heavy steps, especially as a way of showing that you are annoyed

    She stomped up the stairs and slammed her bedroom door.

    He woke up in a bad mood and stomped off to the bathroom.

     

    Grunt 

    To make a short low sound instead of speaking, usually because of anger or pain

    He hauled himself over the wall, grunting with the effort.

    "Too tired, " he grunted and sat down.

     

    Scuffle 

    A short and sudden fight, especially one involving a small number of people

    Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec 07, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Get along = Be Friendly

    If two or more people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other.

    I don't really get along with my sister's husband.

     

    Keep a civil tongue in your head! 

    Used to tell someone to stop being rude

     

    Not have a civil word to say about sb

    To not be able to think of anything good to say about someone 

     

    Liquorice 

     

    The dried root of a Mediterranean plant which is used in medicines and to give flavour to food, especially sweets 

    Dec 10, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Epitome

    The Epitome Of Sth

    The typical or highest example of a stated quality, as shown by a particular person or thing.

    Even now in her sixties, she is the epitome of French elegance.

     

    Zeal

    Great enthusiasm or eagerness.

    Reforming/missionary/religious zeal.

    A zeal for money-making.

     

    Wail

    Mainly disapproving to make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness

    The women gathered around the coffin and began to wail, as was the custom in the region.

    "My finger hurts, " wailed the child.

     

    Arcane

    Mysterious and known only by a few people

    He was the only person who understood all the arcane details of the agreement.

    This argument may seem arcane to those not closely involved in the world of finance.

     

    Vociferous

    Vociferous people express their opinions and complaints loudly and repeatedly in speech, and vociferous demands, etc. are made repeatedly and loudly.

    Local activist groups have become increasingly vociferous as the volume of traffic passing through the village has grown.

     

    A vociferous opponent of gay rights, he is well-known for his right-wing views.

    Dec 10, 2014
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    These packaging words of the day is really awesome

    Dec 14, 2014
  • anon
    radhika.rewri011

    Hurtle Move or cause to move at high speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner. I'd run in from school and hurtle up the stairs    Bevy A large group of people or things of a particular kind. You can't win without a bevy of match winners.    Oaf A man who is rough or clumsy and unintelligent. I know many who view him as a sort of an oaf with no clear intelligence.   Fiat A formal authorization or proposition; a decree. The reforms left most prices fixed by government fiat.   Ablution An act of washing oneself.   The sick person, or his representative, after ablution, prayer and sacrifice, was made to sleep on the hide of the sacrificed animal, or at the feet of the statue of the god, while sacred rites were performed.

    Dec 15, 2014
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    Hurtle Move or cause to move at high speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner. I'd run in from school and hurtle up the stairs Bevy A large group of people or things of a particular kind. You can't win without a bevy of match winners. Oaf A man who is rough or clumsy and unintelligent. I know many who view him as a sort of an oaf with no clear intelligence. Fiat A formal authorization or proposition; a decree. The reforms left most prices fixed by government fiat. Ablution An act of washing oneself. The sick person, or his representative, after ablution, prayer and sacrifice, was made to sleep on the hide of the sacrificed animal, or at the feet of the statue of the god, while sacred rites were performed.

    Dec 15, 2014
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    Winded  Temporarily unable to breathe, either when hit in the stomach or after taking hard physical exercise Simon is so unfit - he gets winded just from walking up a flight of stairs.   Have/Know Sth Off Pat (UK) = Have/Know Sth Down Pat (US ) To know something so well that you can say or do it without having to try or think. I'd given the talk so many times I had it off pat.    Labour the Point To try too hard to express an idea, feeling or opinion, repeating it unnecessarily. Look, there's no need to labour the point - I made a mistake - I admit it!    Stag    An adult male deer

    Dec 16, 2014
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    Disdain When you dislike someone or something and think that they do not deserve your interest or respect. Although Prohibition did greatly reduce overall alcohol consumption, the result was widespread disdain for the law. He regards the political process with disdain.   Trepidation Fear or worry about what is going to happen. We view future developments with some trepidation.   Usurp To take control or a position of power, especially without having the right to. The powers of local councils are being usurped by central government.     Flout To intentionally not obey a rule, law, or custom. Many motorcyclists flout the law by not wearing helmets.   The orchestra decided to flout convention/tradition , and wear their everyday clothes for the concert. 

    Dec 17, 2014
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    Jargon  Special words and phrases which are used by particular groups of people, especially in their work military/legal/computer jargon   And all that jazz informal Used when speaking to mean 'and other similar things' They sell televisions and radios and all that jazz.   How are you keeping?  Used to ask if someone is well How's your mother keeping?   Kennel= Doghouse A small, usually wooden shelter for a dog to sleep in outside   Heyday  The most successful or popular period of someone or something. In their heyday, they sold as many records as all the other groups in the country put together.   

    Dec 18, 2014
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    Jamboree 1. A large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one. 2. A large rally of Scouts or Guides. In 1929 some of our scouts attended the jamboree held at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead.   Ennui  A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do. The whole country seems to be affected by the ennui of winter.   Slog To work hard over a long period, especially doing work that is difficult or boring. I've been slogging away for days on this essay and I'm still not finished.    Reform  To make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something Who will reform Britain's unfair electoral system? For years I was an alcoholic, but I reformed when the doctors gave me six months to live.

    Dec 21, 2014
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    Staffer  An employee, often of a political organization White House staffers briefed reporters before the president arrived.   Hasty  Describes something that is done in a hurry, sometimes without the necessary care or thought He warned against making hasty decisions. Now let's not leap to any hasty conclusions. We saw the rain and made a hasty retreat into the bar. I think perhaps we were a little hasty in judging him. Insane 1. Mentally ill For the last ten years of his life he was clinically insane. (Informal) I sometimes think I'm going insane (= I feel very confused).   2. (Informal) Extremely unreasonable In a fit of insane jealousy he tried to stab her.    Make (sb's) hackles rise = Raise (sb's) hackles To annoy someone   The prime minister's speech has raised hackles among the opposition.

    Dec 28, 2014
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    Arcane Mysterious and known only by a few people. He was the only person who understood all the arcane details of the agreement. This argument may seem arcane to those not closely involved in the world of finance.   A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.  Said to mean that you will do whatever you have to do, even if it is difficult or dangerous.   Savour  To enjoy food or an experience slowly, in order to enjoy it as much as possible It was the first chocolate he'd tasted for over a year, so he savoured every mouthful.   Fall flat If a joke, idea or suggestion falls flat, it does not have the intended effect. He made several jokes and each of them fell flat.   Qua  As a particular example of something, or the general idea of something Qua musician, he lacks skill, but his playing is lively and enthusiastic.

    Dec 29, 2014
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     Penchant A strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something. He has a penchant for adopting stray dogs.   Discreet Careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment. We made some discreet inquiries.   Discrete Individually separate and distinct.   Speech sounds are produced as a continuous sound signal rather than discrete units.

    Jan 01, 2015
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    Diligent  Approving careful and using a lot of effort A diligent student Leo is very diligent in/about his work. Their lawyer was extremely diligent in preparing their case.   Elucidate To explain or make clear I don't understand. You'll have to elucidate. The reasons for the change in weather conditions have been elucidated by several scientists.   Solace Help and comfort when you are feeling sad or worried When his wife left him, he found solace in the bottle (= drank alcohol) . Music was a great solace to me.   Indigent Very poor    Adamant Impossible to persuade, or unwilling to change an opinion or decision   I've told her she should stay at home and rest but she's adamant that she's coming.

    Jan 04, 2015
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    Disparate  Different in every way. The two cultures were so utterly disparate that she found it hard to adapt from one to the other.  Desperate  1. Very serious or bad Desperate poverty A desperate shortage of food/supplies The situation is desperate - we have no food, very little water and no medical supplies. 2. Very great or extreme The earthquake survivors are in desperate need of help. He has a desperate desire to succeed. Informal I'm in a desperate hurry.    Adverse  Having a negative or harmful effect on something The match has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. They received a lot of adverse publicity/criticism about the changes. So far the drug is thought not to have any adverse effects.  Averse  Strongly disliking or opposed to Few MPs are averse to the attention of the media. I'm not averse to (= I like) the occasional glass of champagne myself.   Canvas  Strong, rough cloth used for making tents, sails, bags, strong clothes, etc. Canvass  To try to get political support or votes, especially by visiting all the houses in an area   I've been out canvassing for the Labour Party every evening this week.

    Jan 05, 2015
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    Discreet  Careful not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention, especially by keeping something secret The family made discreet enquiries about his background. They are very good assistants, very discreet - they wouldn't go shouting to the press. Discrete Having a clear independent shape or form; separate These small companies now have their own discrete identity.   Dual With two parts, or combining two things This room has a dual purpose , serving as both a study and a dining room. The dual role of chairman and chief executive  Duel  A formal fight in the past, using guns or swords, arranged between two people as a way of deciding an argument The two men fought a duel over the lady. The composer Strauss was once challenged to a duel.   Loath  Be loath to do sth To be unwilling to do something I'm loath to spend it all at once. Loathe  To hate someone or something From an early age the brothers have loathed each other.   "Do you like fish?" "No, I loathe it."

    Jan 07, 2015
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    Insure  To protect yourself against risk by regularly paying a special company that will provide a fixed amount of money if you are killed or injured or if your home or possessions are damaged, destroyed or stolen. The house is insured for two million pounds. Ensure  To make something certain to happen The airline is taking steps to ensure safety on its aircraft.   Prescribed  Decided by a doctor as treatment The patient was taking a widely prescribed sedative. Proscribe  (Of a government or other authority) to not allow something The Broadcasting Act allows ministers to proscribe any channel that offends against good taste and decency.   Pedal  A small part of a machine or object which is pushed down with the foot to operate or move the machine or object The brake/accelerator pedal This sewing machine is operated by a foot pedal. Peddle  To sell things, especially by taking them to different places These products are generally peddled (from) door to door.   He travels around, peddling his wares.

    Jan 07, 2015
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    Appraise  To examine someone or something in order to judge their qualities, success or needs At the end of each teaching practice, trainee teachers are asked to appraise their own performance. In co-operation with other professionals, social workers will appraise the individual's needs. Apprise  To tell someone about something The President has been apprised of the situation.   Curb  To control or limit something that is not wanted The Government should act to curb tax evasion. Kerb The edge of a raised path nearest the road   Council  A group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject, to represent a particular group of people, or to run a particular organization The United Nations Security Council This play is supported by a grant from the local arts council.  Counsel  To give advice, especially on social or personal problems The police have provided experts to counsel local people affected by the tragedy.   My job involves counselling unemployed people on/about how to find work.

    Jan 08, 2015
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    Advise Verb that means to recommend, suggest, or counsel. सलाह देना I advise you to be cautious. Noun that means an opinion or recommendation about what could or should be done. I'd like to ask for your advice on this matter.   Conscious Adjective meaning awake, perceiving. Despite a head injury, the patient remained conscious. Conscience Noun meaning the sense of obligation to be good. Chris wouldn't cheat because his conscience wouldn't let him.   Aloud  An adverb meaning in a voice loud enough to be heard; not silently or quietly He read her letter aloud to the rest of the family. Allowed (allow) Verb meaning to make it possible for someone to do something, or to not prevent something from happening; give permission Do you think Dad will allow you to go to Jamie's party?   Altar  Noun meaning a type of table used in ceremonies in a Christian church or in other religious buildings Alter  To change something, usually slightly, or to cause the characteristics of something to change We've had to alter some of our plans. Although long-distance phone calls are going up, the charge for local calls will not alter. 

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Liberal  An adjective meaning respecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviour. A liberal society/attitude. Her parents were far more liberal than mine. Opposite illiberal or intolerant.   Mortgage  Noun meaning an agreement which allows you to borrow money from a bank or similar organization, especially in order to buy a house or apartment, or the amount of money itself They took out a £40 000 mortgage (= They borrowed £40 000) to buy the house. a monthly mortgage payment.    Erratic  Adjective meaning not regular, uncertain or without organization in movement or behaviour. He drove in an erratic course down the road. She can be very erratic, one day she is friendly and the next she'll hardly speak to you.   Prevailing  Adjective meaning existing in a particular place or at a particular time. The prevailing attitude   The prevailing mood is one of optimism.

    Jan 13, 2015
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    Woo ( Verb) 1. To try to persuade someone to support you or to use your business समर्थन माँगना The party has been trying to woo the voters with promises of electoral reform. The airline has been offering discounted tickets to woo passengers away from their competitors. 2. Old-fashioned If a man woos a woman, he gives her a lot of attention in an attempt to persuade her to marry him प्रेम निवेदन करना He wooed her for months with flowers and expensive presents.    Reluctant  Adjective Meaning not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it. अनिच्छुक I was having such a good time I was reluctant to leave.   Flagging  Becoming weaker   flagging energy/enthusiasm

    Jan 14, 2015

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