Word Of The Day – 1/10/14


WORD OF THE DAY


REJUVENATE(Verb)
/rɪˈdʒuːvəneɪt/

Meaning:
Make (someone or something) look or feel better, younger, or more vital.
To restore to an original or new condition.
Restore (a river or stream) to a condition characteristic of a younger landscape.

Usage:
A newly refurbished building has been praised for helping to rejuvenate the surrounding town centre.
Plans to rejuvenate the River Eden could create dozens of new jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy, according to a new report.
The spa treatment rejuvenated me.
Each candidate claims to have a plan to rejuvenate the sagging economy.

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


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


HOLD ALL THE ACES

Meaning:
To be in a favorable position/winning posiition.
To have all the advantages or power.

Usage:
In the battle between chemical manufacturers and environmentalists the activists seem to hold all the aces.
We can’t argue with Jeff; he holds all the aces.
Given the high unemployment rates today, employers hold all the aces.

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