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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