I noticed that I am a guest poster here and for that I am truly thankful and honored.
I also know that I should post something here, but I am not really sure what.. Maybe to talk about the importance of that language? But what to say that is already not known.
I myself started very bad with English. I never wanted to study it though I did play many video games which were just in English language. That helped me greatly later (movies as well). Later I began studying it more and more and soon I got the main grip of it.
Little did I know of how the important that language is. Today as you all may know we live in Informational age and the main language with which information are shared is English of course. From buying, to learning new things and to make life itself easier. To crushing many bad borders of wrong thoughts, to also making new friends like from this site.
~ I am truly grateful that I learned this language and that I am still learning it.
I found something helpful for English learners, and so sorry for not updating anything since Oct. 10, 'cuz I was busy + lazy + lazy ----- xD
1) Deceased means dead
When someone is deceased, they are dead — not dying or even just about to die. They are dead.
The word deceased has been around since the 15th century, however, when people talk of someone's having died, they rarely use deceased in conversation. For example, if you ask someone how their dog is and their dog is recently deceased, they'll most likely use a less technical phrase such as "no longer with us," or "passed away." The word deceased is more formal, and most often used in the documentation of death or in legal situations, as in "we are here to read the will of the deceased."
2) She took very kindly to me and was extremely confidential, so much so that sometimes she almost made me uncomfortable.
In this sentence, confidential means : indicating intimacy
If you get a letter stamped confidential, that means you're not supposed to tell anyone else what it says. It's private and you're not supposed to blab about it.
Confidential suggests that you're being let in on a secret — as in Kitchen Confidential, the title of a book by Anthony Bourdain, a famous chef, in which he tells unappetizing stories about the restaurant industry. If you confide in someone, you are trusting him or her with confidential or secret information. Choose your confidants wisely!
3) Judge Matsumoto would function as the enforcement agent for the decree and would have the power to hold the city in ________ or impose other penalties if the decree’s provisions were violated.
Reserve the noun contempt for an extreme lack of respect: a food snob has nothing but contempt for mass-produced burgers and fries at a fast-food joint.
Contempt has nothing to do with the verb condemn, despite the similarity in sound and meaning; it is from Latin temnere "to despise," and if you despise someone, you have contempt for them. It's a harsh term and should be used with care; it's stronger than either disdain or scorn. It suggests you find someone or something utterly worthless. That food snob might say the words "Big Mac" or "Whopper" with a voice dripping in contempt.
4) The Taliban strategic plan for the summer is likely to be to avoid excessive fighting in the south and east which is being reinforced with 30,000 new American soldiers.
In this sentence, reinforced means: given added strength or support
When something is reinforced, it is stronger or more supported than before, like a reinforced attitude that is stronger because peers and family members also have it, or a reinforced floor that has extra pillars and beams holding it up from below.
Reinforced is the adjective form of reinforce, a verb that means "to strengthen." So a good synonym for reinforced is strengthened. In high-traffic areas like school floors and stairwells, builders choose reinforced concrete, which has an internal structure of metal bars, because it will last longer. Your socks might have reinforced toes, meaning thicker fabric in that part, to prevent holes from forming.
5) "I suppose," he observed casually, "that even if Clark turned up now, it would be hard to convict him, wouldn't it?"
In this sentence, convict means to:
A convict is a person who has been found guilty — convicted — of a crime and is serving a sentence in prison.
When you convict (accent on the second syllable) someone of a crime, you find them guilty. The person is then a convict (accent on the first syllable). When the person is released from jail, he's an ex-con, that is, he's not a convict any more.
1) Saboteur means wrecker
A saboteur is a person who makes a mess of a situation on purpose. You might call your little brother a saboteur for letting the air out of your bicycle tires, but you could be a saboteur in return by filling his shoes with cold spaghetti.
Saboteur is a noun that is fairly new to the English language; it was first used in the early 1900s, and it refers to a person who deliberately destroys or obstructs something. It comes from the French word, saboter, which really and truly means to kick something with an old-fashioned wooden shoe. We can only hope that one day the word Nikeur might enter the English language to mean a person who kicks something with a sneaker.
2) Reveal means to make visible
When you make something visible or make it public information, you reveal it. For example, if you want to plan a picnic, wait until forecasters reveal the weather that is predicted.
The verb reveal comes from the Latin word revelare meaning "unveil," like when you take off your hat to reveal your new haircut, or when you reveal information about your past that will shock or amuse your friends. You might also be familiar with the noun form of reveal, makeover show-speak for the moment viewers see the newly renovated room or someone's dramatic new look, as in saving the reveal for the end of the show so people keep watching.
3) Quarrelsome means giving and arguing
When you are quick to pick a fight or disagree, you are quarrelsome. Toddlers are often quarrelsome. So are couples, at least with each other.
If you know that quarrel means to argue or fight, then this is an easy word to figure out. People who are quarrelsome seem to constantly get in fights. Quarrelsome people are often moody or sensitive: any little thing can get them upset. Other people usually don't like to work with or be around quarrelsome folks. However, any of us can get quarrelsome at times, especially when we're under stress or have an empty stomach.
4) Slower and slower it got till, when within a few feet of the ground, it stopped its onward motion and only swung back and forth like a ________.
A pendulum is something hanging and swinging freely from a fixed point. A grandfather clock might use for timekeeping a pendulum that swings back and forth.
Pendulum comes from the Latin word pendulous, meaning "hanging down." If someone hangs a pocket watch in front of you and swings it back and forth, saying, "You're getting very sleepy," they're mimicking the movement of a pendulum. We also use the word pendulum to describe a situation moving between two poles or across a spectrum, like the balance of power in a multiparty political system.
5) It is a joy to be among the many ________ fruit trees, the guavas, papayas, avocadoes, loquats, surinam cherries, new and strange fruits and flowers of many kinds in Florida.
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes: all of these are fruits that belong to the citrus family. They share similar kinds of pulp, thick rinds, and the fact that they grow well in warm climates.
If you live in Florida, then you know about citrus. Most of the country's oranges and other citrus come from Florida, with California a close second. But oranges aren't the only citrus fruits. There are lemons, limes, grapefruits, just to name just a few. You can recognize a citrus fruit by its brightly colored, thick, and peelable rind. Citrus fruits are juicy and pulpy and make for a great breakfast. Not for me, though. All the acid in citrus makes my stomach upset.
I played the game in that website, mostly I lost lolz, so I use copy and paste for those words I could not make the right choice to here.
1) The suspect in the thwarted bombing last month flew from Ghana to Nigeria to the Netherlands, boarding the flight to Detroit at Schiphol Airport, outside Amsterdam.
In this sentence, suspect means: someone is under suspicion.
A suspect is a person who is believed to be guilty of a crime. If you leave the scene of a murder with blood on your hands and a weapon in your pocket, you’re likely to become a prime suspect.
If others believe you have committed a crime, you are a suspect. The word can also be used as a verb and an adjective. To suspect someone of something is to believe that they probably did it. Do you ever suspect your parents of taking some of your Halloween candy? If something such as someone's excuse or motive is suspect, it seems a bit off. That bad-smelling piece of fish is suspect — you'd better not eat it.
2) Recall means reminiscence.
Recall is a noun that means the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
3) Perennial means recurring again and again
Perennial typically describes things that are permanent, constant, or repeated. If you fight with your parents every year over whether they really must invite your annoying cousins for Thanksgiving, you could call that a perennial conflict.
Perennial typically describes things that are permanent, constant, or repeated: a perennial conflict. A perennial plant (also called a perennial) lasts more than two years because it produces flowers and seeds from the same root structure every year. Perennial is from Latin perennis, from the prefix per- "through" plus annus "year." Latin annus is also the source of our English word annual. An annual plant lives only one year or season.
4) Solitude is the state of being alone. You might crave solitude after spending the holidays with your big, loud family — you want nothing more than to get away from everyone for a little while.
Solitude can also refer to a place where you're completely alone. The middle of the woods, the top of a big mountain, the middle of a vast desert, even your room — these are places where you might go for solitude. Solitude comes from the Latin word solitudinem, which means "loneliness," but if you have moments of solitude that doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely. The word solitude carries the sense that you're enjoying being alone by choice.
5) Factual means real (facts, fact, some facts but will be used differently in a sentence with fact)
If something is factual, it can be proven, like your mother's story about the bear that is factual because she took a picture of it standing next to the family car.
Something factual is real. It is based in fact, meaning it can be proven, repeated or observed. In fact, fact is the root of the word factual, from the Latin word factum, meaning "event, occurrence." The factual part of a story is the part that really happened — the rests gets more outlandish and make-up every time someone tells it. Evidence makes something factual.