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 - 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 - 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 -  not equal; asymmetrical.

Example - "He has a lopsided smile."

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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 - 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.


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

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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 - 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 - deserving praise or admiration.

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

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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