Word of the Day – 9/12/14


WORD OF THE DAY


ABET(Verb)
/əˈbɛt/
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Meaning:
To help, support or encourage, especially in crime or wrongdoing.
Encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime.

Usage:
She abetted the thief in his getaway.
His accountant had aided and abetted him in the fraud.
He was not guilty of murder, but guilty of aiding and abetting others.
Now he had betrayed the hometown people by aiding and abetting their enemies.

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


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


EAGER BEAVER

Meaning:
A person who is very enthusiastic and works very hard.
A person who is extremely zealous about performing duties and volunteering for more.

Usage:
The young assistant gets to work very early. She’s a real eager beaver.
New volunteers are always eager beavers.