Word of the Day – 25/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY HARBINGER (Noun) /ˈhɑːbɪn(d)ʒə/ Meaning: A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another. A forerunner of something. Usage: Warm weather is the harbinger of spring. Oil prices are seen as an indication of current inflation, and gold prices a harbinger of future inflation. Everyone knows the groundhog is […]

Word of the Day – 27/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY VENDETTA (Noun) /vɛnˈdɛtə/ Meaning: A blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer’s family. A very long and violent fight between two families or groups. Usage: The right-wing press was waging a vendetta against the mayor. He waged a personal vendetta […]

Word of the Day – 20/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY ABYSMAL (Adjective) /əˈbɪzm(ə)l/ Meaning: Extremely or hopelessly bad or severe Very profound; limitless Very deep(literary meaning) Usage: Only three weeks ago, an apartment in St Kilda Road, bought for $260000 in 1997, was sold for an abysmal $274000. Even in this century of technical advancement, we find a good number of […]

Word of the Day – 18/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY NEGOTIATE(Verb) /nɪˈɡəʊʃɪeɪt/ Meaning: Obtain or bring about by discussion; try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion. Find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route). Transfer (a cheque, bill, or other document) to the legal ownership of another person, who thus becomes entitled to any benefit. Usage: […]

Word of the Day – 13/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY OBNOXIOUS(Adjective) /əbˈnɒkʃəs/ Meaning: Extremely unpleasant. Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious. Unpleasant in a way that makes people feel offended, annoyed, or disgusted. Usage: The way in which the news channel twisted and turned a real life crime into an entertaining story was obnoxious. I assume he was not aware […]

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