Word of the Day – 27/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


VENDETTA (Noun)
/vɛnˈdɛtə/

Meaning:
A blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer’s family.
A very long and violent fight between two families or groups.

Usage:
The right-wing press was waging a vendetta against the mayor.
He waged a personal vendetta against his rivals in the Senate.
Some opposition politicians have accused the government of waging a vendetta.
She said an investigator told her such information was necessary to determine whether she had a vendetta against the physician.

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


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


BITE YOUR TONGUE

Meaning:
To make a conscious effort to not say anything, usually for the sake of politeness or peace.
To stop yourself from saying something that you would really like to say(in order to avoid hurting or offending someone).

Usage:
I wanted to tell him exactly what I thought of him, but I had to bite my tongue.
I had to bite my tongue throughout the whole silly conversation.
She asked me if I liked her play. I just bit my tongue and nodded.