Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Paltry - very small or meagre.

Example - "She would earn a paltry $33 more a month."

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Monday, September 21, 2015


Fluke - a surprising piece of luck.

Example - "Their victory was a bit of a fluke."

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To scrimp

To scrimp - to be thrifty and parsimonious; to economize.

Example - "I have scrimped and saved to give you a good education."

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

To revamp

To revamp - to give new and improved form, structure or appearance to.

Example - "That was a failed attempt to revamp the museum's image."

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Lackluster - lacking in vitality.

Example - "Keep lunch lackluster."

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Nonplussed - So surprised and confused that one is unsure how to react.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

To have somebody in stitches

To have somebody in stitches - to make someone laugh a lot.

Example - "She told us a couple of jokes that had us all in stitches."

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