Word Of The Day-7/10/14



WORD OF THE DAY


EPHEMERAL(Adjective)
/ɪˈfemərəl/

Meaning:
Lasting for a very short time.

Usage:
Chickweed is an ephemeral weed, producing several generations in one season.
There can be no doubt that this experience is entirely abstract and ephemeral.
Adhering to a diet often proves a tough task with only ephemeral results.
The writer aims to take those fleeting, ephemeral, sensual moments and transform them into something rich, coherent and meaningful.

Pronunciation http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/ephemeral


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


GREASE SOMEONE’S PALM

Meaning:
To bribe someone.

Usage:
The company’s officers had to grease somebody’s palm to operate in that province.
The lawyer allegedly greased the palm of the witness.
The only way to get a government contract around here is to grease someone’s palm.