Word of the Day – 5/12/14


WORD OF THE DAY


INSOUCIANT (Adjective)
/ɪnˈsuːsɪənt/

Meaning:
Free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; calm.
Showing a casual lack of concern.

Usage:
On the plane, I was unlucky enough to sit in front of an insouciant mother who did not seem to care about her child kicking the back of my seat.
The stresses of adult life made Carrie long for the insouciant days of her childhood.
Despite all of our hints about the poor service, the waiter was so unconcerned and insouciant, I really didn’t feel like leaving any tip!
He looked insouciant throughout the trial.

Pronunciation http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/insouciant


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


UNDERDOG

Meaning:
The competitor least likely to win a fight or contest.
One that is at a disadvantage.

Usage:
I always root for the underdog instead of the favorite.
As a lawyer, she consistently represented the underdog.

A : Kevin Klumsy is the British entry at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships this year. He’ll be the underdog as usual.
B : Why do you say that ? He might win !
A : Well, for a start he’s very shortsighted and has a wooden leg!