Word Of The Day – 23/9/14

WORD OF THE DAY MITIGATE(Verb) \ˈmi-tə-ˌgāt\ Meaning: To make (something) less severe, harmful, or painful. To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate. Usage: Emergency funds are being provided to help mitigate the effects of the disaster. Morphine may be given hypodermically to mitigate the pain. The United Nations will try and […]

Word Of The Day – 22/9/14

WORD OF THE DAY PLACATE(Verb) \ˈplā-ˌkāt, ˈpla-\ Meaning: Make (someone) less angry or hostile. To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions. Usage: They attempted to placate the students with promises. She eventually storms off into another part of the house and he follows in an attempt to placate her. The administration placated protesters […]

Word Of The Day-19/9/14

WORD OF THE DAY ETIQUETTE(Noun) \ˈe-ti-kət, -ˌket\ Meaning: The rules indicating the proper and polite way to behave. The code of ethical behavior among the members of a profession: medical etiquette. Usage: The couple exhibited poor etiquette when they left the party without saying good-bye to the host and hostess. Her failure to respond to […]

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