Word Of The Day-13/10/14


WORD OF THE DAY


SURFEIT
/ˈsəːfɪt/

Meaning:
Noun
An excessive amount of something.

Verb
Cause (someone) to desire no more of something as a result of having consumed or done it to excess.

Usage:
I am surfeited with shopping.
Having surfeited ourselves on raw oysters, we had to decline the rest of the restaurant’s offerings.
Ended up with a surfeit of volunteers who simply got in each other’s way.
He had tummy trouble resulting from a surfeit of apples and vegetables.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/surfeit


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


READ BETWEEN THE LINES

Meaning:
To understand or find an implicit meaning in addition to the obvious one.
To find a hidden meaning in something said or written.

Usage:
Don’t believe every thing you read literally. Learn to read between the lines.
The report doesn’t criticize the research directly, but you can read between the lines that the review committee wasn’t impressed.
Steve isn’t very good at reading between the lines. You have to tell him exactly what you want.

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