Monday, November 24, 2014

Fretful

Fretful - feeling or expressing distress or irritation.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Scoundrel

Scoundrel - a dishonest or unscrupulous person.

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To trounce

To trounce - defeat heavily in a contest.


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Monday, November 10, 2014

To blab

To blab - to reveal secrets especially through indiscreet or unreserved talk.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nifty

Nifty - particularly good, skillful or effective; attractive or stylish.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

To slobber

To slobber - to have saliva dripping copiously from the mouth.

Example - "Fido tended to slobber."

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sluggish

Sluggish - slow-moving or inactive.

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Moat

Moat - deep, broad ditch, either dry or filled with water, that surrounds a castle.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Impervious

Impervious - not penetrable.

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By and large

By and large - generally speaking.

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Gregarious

Gregarious - fond of company; sociable.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Unfazed

Unfazed - not disconcerted or perturbed.

Example - "The protestors were unfazed by the prospect of arrest."

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Filibuster

Filibuster - parliamentary procedure where debate is extended, allowing one or more members to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a given proposal.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heebie-jeebies

Heebie-jeebies - a feeling of minor fright, anxiety, nervousness, apprehension.

Example - "That spider crawling on my neck game me the heebie-jeebies."

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Stance

Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly.

Example - "Tell us what your stance is on capital punishment."

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spate

Spate - a large number of similar things coming in quick succession.

Example - "There has been a spate of attacks on holidaymakers."



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Friday, October 3, 2014

Mitigation

Mitigation - the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.

Example - "Social support is the most important factor in the mitigation of stress among adolescents."


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

To purge

To purge - to rid someone of an unwanted feeling, memory or condition; physically remove something completely.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Dispensary

Dispensary - a room where medicines are prepared and provided.



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To seize on

To seize on - to use, accept or take advantage of something quickly and enthusiastically.

Example - "The story was seized on by the tabloid press, who printed it under huge headlines."



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Skint

Skint - having little or no money available.


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Absenteeism - a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation.




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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Secondhand embarrassment

Secondhand embarrassment - the personal embarrassment that one feels on account of and for another who is making a fool of him/herself.

Example - "I had so much secondhand embarrassment for her today."


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lopsided

Lopsided -  not equal; asymmetrical.

Example - "He has a lopsided smile."

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Comeuppance

Comeuppance - a punishment or fate that someone deserves.

Example - "He's got his comeuppance in the end."


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On tenterhooks

On tenterhooks - in a state of uncomfortable suspense.

Example - "The supporters were all waiting on tenterhooks."

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Weighting

Weighting - allowance or adjustment made in order to take account of special circumstances or compensate for a distorting factor.

Example - "They are offering an annual salary of £32000 + £5000 London weighting"

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Pay rise vs. Increment

Pay rise - result of promotion or hard work.

vs.

Increment - automatic and based on the length of time with the company.

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Jarring

Jarring - to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves.

Example - "The final chord of that song is too jarring for me"


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Commensurate

Commensurate - intended to be suitable for the quality, status, or value of someone or something.

Example - "The pay increase will commensurate with job performance."

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Commendable

Commendable - deserving praise or admiration.

Example - "Your commitment to the cause is highly commendable."

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Self-contained


Self-contained - having its own kitchen and bathroom, and typically its own private entrance.

Example - "These are all self-contained flats."



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Flighty

Flighty - changing your opinion or behaviour often, and not serious or reliable.


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To be caught short


To be caught short - to suddenly and unexpectedly need to go to the toilet, especially when it is not convenient for you to do so.



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Friday, September 12, 2014

To belch

To belch - to burp.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cliquish

Cliquish - about a person who has tendency to set a group.

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Clique - a group of people who interact with each other more regularly and intensely than others in the same setting.

Peckish

Peckish - slightly hungry.

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To leave someone in a lurch

To leave someone in a lurch - to abandon someone in a difficult position without help.

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To dawdle

To dawdle - to go somewhere, or to do something, so slowly that people become annoyed with you.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cop-out

Cop-out - refers to taking the easy way out of a sticky situation.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Staggering

Staggering - extremely surprising.

Example - "There was a staggering 60% increase."


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To straddle

To straddle - to be on both sides of something.

Example - "CERN is in a building complex that straddles the Swiss and French border."

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Shambles

Shambles - something that is very badly organized and that does not operate effectively.

Example - "Government corruption has left economy in a shambles."

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shrewd

Shrewd - able to judge people and situations very well and to make good decisions.

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Uncanny

Uncanny - strange and mysterious.

Example - "He predicted the winners of the competition with uncanny accuracy."



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Lovelorn

Lovelorn - sad because of problems with love, especially when you love someone who does not love you.

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Beacon

Beacon - someone or something that encourages people and gives them a good example to follow.


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Trade-off

Trade-off- the fact that you can only have one of two things

Example - "The trade-off between efficiency and quality."

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To grope

To grope - to touch someone sexually in a rough way, especially someone who does not want to be touched.



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Leeway

Leeway - the amount of freedom someone has to make their own decisions or to take action.

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