Learn the word “Soliloquy” and know how it is different from a “Monologue”
Loquacious [Adjective] Sentence: Being as loquacious as Trump is, it’s not surprising that he loves to brag about his wealth and his appeal to women. (Source: http://www.biography.com) Meaning: Talkative How To Remember? […]
You must have heard the adage: “A burnt child dreads fire”. So, injury can change someone’s position. The “-jure” in “abjure” should remind you of the word “injure”. And when a position injures you, you change the position. You reject your previously held notion.
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Meretricious [Adjective] Sentence: “To argue that by taking the actions that he did, the president kept America safe is meretricious,” Smith writes, adding: “The fact is, the threat of terrorism that confronts […]
Getting Insured [Part II]
In the last article, we saw how Aadeshna calculated the returns on her mother’s “Cash Value” insurance policies. (Click here to access the article.) And she was shocked to find that not […]
Placate [Verb] Sentence: The Sudanese Government has made a series of gestures that are meant to placate the West but are also emblematic of the country’s need to become more flexible and pragmatic, […]
Placebo [Noun] Sentence: For a drug to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it must prove itself better than a placebo, or fake drug. This is because of the “placebo […]
Iconoclast [Noun] Sentence: The film deals quickly with “The Americans”—in which, Jack Kerouac wrote, “Robert Frank…sucked a sad poem right out of America”—and how it established the photographer’s reputation as an outsider and […]
Suppose you go to a party. Now in that party, you are not allowed to “sip”any drink. No drinks allowed. No soda, no beer. Sorry. Just imagine how dull and lifeless that party would be! The “sip” in “Insipid” should remind you of such a party.