Word of the Day – 2/12/14


WORD OF THE DAY


STUPENDOUS (Adjective)
/stjuːˈpɛndəs/

Meaning:
Extremely impressive.
So large or great that it amazes you.

Usage:
We climbed the mountain for stupendous views of the west coast.
In view of her fear of water, Jayla’s rescue of the drowning child was a stupendous act of courage.
David felt tiny standing among the stupendous redwood trees in Sequoia National Park.

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


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


AT THE DROP OF A HAT

Meaning:
Immediately; instantly; without any hesitation.
Do something suddenly and easily, often without any preparation.

Usage:
I’d quit my job at the drop of a hat if I didn’t have a family to support.
People will file lawsuits at the drop of a hat these days.
John was always ready to go fishing at the drop of a hat.
He’d buy her expensive clothing at the drop of a hat and worry about how he would pay for it later.