The pronunciation of the word “Gaffe” is “Gaf’”, which should rhymes in a way (not entirely though) with the word “Cough” (pronounced as “Kawf”). Imagine yourself constantly coughing while an important event is underway. It could be pretty embarrassing, can’t it? Remember thus!
“Factions” rhymes with “Fractions”. Just like a fraction is part of a number, a faction is a smaller part of a group. Remember thus!
“Facsimile” should remind you of “fake smile”. It looks like a smile but guess what: its fake!
By providing “facility” to someone, you help them achieve their goals in an easier manner. “Facilitate” should remind you of “facility” that makes achieving or doing something easier.
A facile problem is so superficial, simple and docile like a puppy that you are not afraid to face it!
Shiv Ramdas has carved a name for him in the Indian sci-fi genre. I enjoyed reading this book because this was a refreshing detour from the mythology and fantasy books dished out by Indian authors these days. I am sure that other readers would enjoy this book too!
The word “face-tious” should remind you of the phrase “making faces”. People sometimes make faces to tease someone or make fun of something, even in a serious situation!
The word gadfly contains the word “fly” – the winged insect that flies through air and often annoys us. Thus, gadfly should remind you of an annoying and irritating person who keeps buzzing around!
No philosophical treatise worth its salt is ever a light read. And “The myth of Sisyphus” is particularly dark, considering this is one of the seminal explorations of Absurdism.
Review by: Deeparnak Bhowmick, India
The word “facet” should remind you of “face”. At one time, we can only see one side or face or “facet” of something. Remember thus!