Word Of The Day – 3/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY INTIMIDATE(Verb) /ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪt/ Meaning: Frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants. To make timid or frightened; scare Usage: He tries to intimidate his opponents. If the purpose of the harsh sentence was to intimidate others, it has not worked well. For some small business owners, […]

Word of the Day – 28/10/14

WORD OF THE DAY REPUDIATE(Verb) /rɪˈpjuːdɪeɪt/ Meaning: To refuse to accept or support (something). To reject (something or someone). To say or show that (something) is not true. Usage: He has publicly repudiated the government’s policies. He published an article that repudiates the study’s claims. The minister repudiated allegations of human rights abuses. She has […]

Word of the Day – 27/10/14

WORD OF THE DAY RAMPAGE /ˈram-ˌpāj/ Meaning: Verb: Move through a place in a violent and uncontrollable manner. To rush, move, or act furiously or violently. Noun: An occurrence of wild and usually destructive behavior. A state of violent anger or agitation. Usage: The shooting rampage could have ended there if proper security measures were […]

Word Of The Day – 22/10/14

WORD OF THE DAY INTERVENE(Verb) /ˌin(t)ərˈvēn/ Meaning: Come between so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events. Occur in time between events. To interfere with force or a threat of force. Usage: The military had to intervene to restore order. We will leave on time unless some crisis intervenes. To occupy […]

Word Of The Day – 20/10/14

WORD OF THE DAY NAIVE(Adjective) /nʌɪˈiːv,nɑːˈiːv/ Meaning: (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement. (of a person) natural and unaffected; innocent. Usage: I was young and naive at that time, and I didn’t think anything bad could happen to me. If you’re naive enough to believe him, you’ll believe […]

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