Sunday, July 27, 2014


Gullible - a gullible person is easy to trick because they trust and believe people too easily.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014


Poignant - evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.

Example - "A poignant reminder of the passing of time."

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Monday, July 14, 2014

To squint

To squint - to close your eyes slightly and try to see something, either because of a bright light or because your eyes don't work well.

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Nitty gritty

Nitty-gritty - the most basic aspects of a situation that must be dealt with, even if they are unpleasant.

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Mumbo-jumbo - ideas or beliefs that you think are nonsense.

Pent up

Pent up -pent up emotions are strong feelings that you do not express so that they gradually become more difficult to control.

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To eschew

To eschew - deliberately avoid using, abstain from.

Example - He appealed to the crowd to eschew violence."

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Ineffable - too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Long shot

Long shot - an attempt or guess that is not likely to be successful but that is worth trying.

Example - "It is a long shot, but I will ask her."

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Pansy - an insulting word for a man who is weak or easily afraid.

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Think on your feet

Think on your feet - to make a quick decision on give an answer quickly.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Hoopla - excitement that is not necessary about things that are not important.

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