Friday, May 29, 2015


Smitten - to be really taken or pleased by someone.

Example - "After a few dates with Josh, Robin was smitten as a kitten."


Humdrum - lacking excitement; boringly monotonous.

Example - "That is just some humdrum routine work."


Ludicrous - so foolish, unreasonable or out of place to be amusing.

Example - "It is ludicrous that I have been fined."

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Ersatz - made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Lukewarm - only moderately warm.

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Spurious - not being what it purports to be; false or fake.

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Bailiff - someone who is instructed by a creditor to enforce a money debt or a fine.

Example - "I need to return these books to the library before the bailiff come knocking."

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To bank on

To bank on - to expect something or depend on someone happening.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Not a happy bunny

Not a happy bunny - deeply dissatisfied and discontented.

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To curry favor

To curry favor - to seek to gain favor by flattery or attention.

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Monday, May 11, 2015


Inchoate - not completely formed or developed yet.

Example - "This is still a vague inchoate idea."

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To pigeonhole

To pigeonhole - to assign to a particular category, typically an overly restrictive one.

Example - "I was pigeonholed as a 'youth writer'."

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