Word of the Day – 20/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


ABYSMAL (Adjective)
/əˈbɪzm(ə)l/

Meaning:
Extremely or hopelessly bad or severe
Very profound; limitless
Very deep(literary meaning)

Usage:
Only three weeks ago, an apartment in St Kilda Road, bought for $260000 in 1997, was sold for an abysmal $274000.
Even in this century of technical advancement, we find a good number of primitive tribes living in abysmal ignorance.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/abysmal


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


BE LIKE A DOG WITH TWO TAILS

Meaning:
Used to emphasize how delighted someone is.
To be very happy.

Usage:
Ben’s team won the match. Their manager was like a dog with two tails.
When Jessica won first prize, she was like a dog with two tails.