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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Root Word - CLAM / CLAIM

Root Word - CLAM / CLAIM
-To cry out/shout

Examples / Usage :

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CLAIM - To call one's own
EXCLAIM - Cry out as, with pain.
RECLAIM - Make effort to regain.
ACCLAIM - To give praise
CLAMOR - A shouting.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Root Word - AM / AMI / AMIC

- Related to Love / Liking.

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Examples / Usage :

AMATEUR - One who practices for art of pleasure (taking part in an activity for pleasure, not as a job)
AMIABLE / AMICABLE - Friendly (agreeable manners)
ENAMORED - Fascinated / loving a lot
AMOROUS - Showing love
AMITY - Friendship

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


- Producing a great deal or profit.

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Examples / Usage :
- The merger seemed to be LUCRATIVE for both companies.
- The hired gun's mission was to turn the failing store into a lucrative operation.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Root Word - CHRON

- Related to time

Examples / Usage :
CHRONIC    -    Continuing from long time. (CHRONIC Disease)
CHRONICLE    -    A record of events in order of time
SYNCHRONOUS    -    Happening at same time.
CHRONOGRAPH    -    A record of past time.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Paint The Town Red - Idiom

- To party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place.
- To go out and enjoy yourself in the evening, often drinking a lot of alcohol and dancing

Examples / Usage :

- Jack finished his exams today so he's gone out to paint the town red.
- Oman fans to 'paint the town red' ahead of Japan match.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


- Confused, hand-to-hand fight.
- A large noisy uncontrolled crowd.

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Examples / Usage :
- We lost sight of each other in the MELEE.
- In the melee, the woman, who tried to intervene, fell down.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Root Word - SPEC

- To see, look.

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Circumspect - careful to look around at all possibilities before acting; cautious
Inspect - to look at carefully in search of flaws
Introspection         - the act of looking into one's own thoughts and feelings
Perspective - one way of looking at things
Respect - to look up to someone; to show honor
Retrospective        - looking back at past things
Spectacle        - something displayed for the public to see
Spectacles - glasses that help someone see better
Spectator        - a person who watches something like a sporting event
Speculate        - to look at and think about something from different points of view

Monday, 5 November 2012

Smell a rat - Idiom

- To suspect that something is not what it seems.
- To recognize that something is not as it appears to be or something is wrong.

Examples / Usage :

- He's been working late with her every night this week - I smell a rat!
- Experts smell a rat in suicide claim.