Word of the Day – 13/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


OBNOXIOUS(Adjective)
/əbˈnɒkʃəs/

Meaning:
Extremely unpleasant.
Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious.
Unpleasant in a way that makes people feel offended, annoyed, or disgusted.

Usage:
The way in which the news channel twisted and turned a real life crime into an entertaining story was obnoxious.
I assume he was not aware of the fact that he was in a church and being extremely obnoxious.
Some teenagers were being loud and obnoxious.
What I define as a beautiful perfume, you may write off as an obnoxious smell.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/obnoxious


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


CALL IN SICK

Meaning:
To call one’s place of work to say that one is ill and cannot come to work.

Usage:
Four of our office staff called in sick today.
Jenkins, if you keep calling in sick every Friday, you are going to get fired!
Ben called in sick and told his boss he would miss the meeting.