Word Of The Day – 11/9/14


WORD OF THE DAY


DIDACTIC(Adjective)

Meaning:
Designed or intended to teach people something.
Inclined to teach or lecture others too much.
Morally instructive.

Usage:
Her “novels for children” are certainly didactic, and they are certainly moral.
While the professor’s lectures were designed to be didactic, they only served to confuse the students.
Even though my parents drive me crazy, I know they think they are being helpful by giving me didactic advice.
The purpose of the didactic presentation was to teach us all about the dangers of cigarette smoking.


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


KEEP SOMEONE POSTED

Meaning:
To keep someone informed (of what is happening).
To inform (someone) regularly of the latest developments.

Usage:
I asked my friend to keep me posted about his new job and address.
Keep me posted on anything that happens while I’m away.
The doctors kept me posted about her condition.