Word Of The Day-17/9/14


WORD OF THE DAY


TACITURN(Adjective)
\ˈta-sə-ˌtərn\

Meaning:
Inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
Tending to be quiet; not speaking frequently.

Usage:
My brother is taciturn and rarely speaks in public.
On the witness stand, the normally vocal suspect became taciturn and refused to answer the lawyer’s questions.
Taciturn people usually listen better than people who talk a lot.


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


KEEP A LOW PROFILE

Meaning:
Stay out of public notice, avoid attracting attention to oneself.

Usage:
He’s been keeping a low profile at work ever since his argument with Peter.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to keep a low profile because too much interest or attention can lead to problems.
After all the bad publicity over the problems in his private life, the team’s captain kept a low profile for a few months.