Word of the Day – 12/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY OSTENSIBLE(Adjective) /ɒˈstɛnsɪb(ə)l/ Meaning: Seeming or said to be true or real but very possibly not true or real. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Usage: Their ostensible goal was to clean up government corruption, but their real aim was to unseat the government. His ostensible purpose was […]

Word of the Day – 11/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY SCRUTINY(Noun) /ˈskruːtɪnɪ/ Meaning: Critical observation or examination. Usage: Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny. In order to deter counterfeiters from passing fake money, cashiers apply scrutiny to the bills they receive. In order to control the medical negligence issues, the health care process has been brought under scrutiny […]

Word of the Day – 10/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY PRECEDENT \ˈpre-sə-dənt\ Meaning: (Adjective) Prior in time, order, arrangement, or significance. (Noun) A similar action or event that happened at an earlier time. Something done or said that can be used as an example or rule to be followed in the future. The usual or traditional way of doing something. Usage: […]

Word of the Day – 5/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY PERPLEX(Verb) /pəˈplɛks/ Meaning: To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt. To make confusedly intricate; complicate. Usage: Questions about the meaning of life have always perplexed humankind. Her strange response perplexed me. Their goal is not to perplex, but to amuse and excite. Pronunciation – http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/perplex IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY BE […]

Word Of The Day – 3/11/14

WORD OF THE DAY INTIMIDATE(Verb) /ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪt/ Meaning: Frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants. To make timid or frightened; scare Usage: He tries to intimidate his opponents. If the purpose of the harsh sentence was to intimidate others, it has not worked well. For some small business owners, […]

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