Word of the Day – 28/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


CONTEMPLATE (Verb)
/ˈkɒntɛmpleɪt,-təm-/

Meaning:
To think deeply or carefully about (something).
Look thoughtfully for a long time at.
To have in mind as an intention or possibility.

Usage:
She sat on the beach and contemplated the incredible beauty of nature.
He contemplated the meaning of the poem for a long time.
He is not known for his ability to think through important issues and contemplate the consequences.

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


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


IN A NUTSHELL

Meaning:
In brief; in summary.
Describe something as briefly as possible.

Usage:
It’s a very complex situation, but the problem is, in a nutshell, a lack of sales.
The president is in trouble and the reason, in a nutshell, is that people no longer trust him.
I’ll give you the story in a nutshell because we don’t have much time.