Word Of The Day – 29/9/14


WORD OF THE DAY


APPREHENSION(Noun)
\aprɪˈhɛnʃ(ə)n\

Meaning:
Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
A view, opinion, or idea on any subject.
The act of arresting; seizure.

Usage:
He felt sick with apprehension.
Experiences are grasped through either apprehension or comprehension.
A warrant of arrest issued for the accused’s apprehension.

Pronunciation: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/apprehension



IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


BREAK THE ICE

Meaning:
Breaking down a social stiffness to make things more comfortable.
To attempt to become friends with someone.

Usage:
It’s hard to break the ice at formal events.
Sally broke the ice at the auction by bidding $20,000 for the painting.
We played a couple of party games to break the ice.

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