Author Topic: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!  (Read 6539 times)

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
cite / site / sight
  All are good for research papers: cite is short for citation, site is a place, and sight is what your eyeballs are for. The Web has a lot to answer for, good and bad. One item in the minus column is the increased popularity of site and people throwing these sound-alikes all over the place!
   Cite is a verb to mean to quote, to summon officially, to mention formally, or even to compliment. It's also the noun form of the same things: a formal summons, or an official mention. You have to cite your sources when you write a paper, but it's also a nod to wherever you got your idea. Check out what cite can do:
    The band, formed in Ohio 10 years ago, cite numerous influences in different genres fromhip-hop to rock and blues. ( Reuters )
    He was taken to his residence in Bellevue, cited and released. ( Seattle Times )
    A site is a specified place, such as a building site , but it's also short for Website, which is a collection of Web pages that are found within the same URL. Either way it's somewhere you can go:
     It's taken nearly nine years, but large-scale commercial redevelopment of the World Trade Center site is tantalizingly close to taking off. ( New York Post )
    The death also was reported on the singer's web site . ( Seattle Times )
    Sight , of course, is vision or something that can be seen. If something is outta sight then it's fabulous whether you can see it or not. Here's an example of sight :
    Visually impaired servers who have some sight wear blindfolds. ( New York Times )
     Though cite, site, and sight were confused before the Internet, we are more likely to use site for all of them because we use it so often for Website. If you can remember cite is short for citation and site is a location, whether it's online or off, you'll have the sight to use the words correctly.

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 09, 2012, 02:27 PM »
         NAUSEOUS
   If you’re nauseous, you feel queasy and sick to your stomach, and you might feellike vomiting.     Could be the stomach flu or too much food before that roller-coaster ride.
    Choose Your Words:
nauseated / nauseous                         
   If you’re nauseated you’re about to throw up, if you’re nauseous , you’re a toxic funk and you’re going to make someone else puke. These words are used interchangeably so often that it makes word nerds feel nauseated    Nauseous comes from the Latin word nausea, which means "seasickness." That's certainly one reason for getting nauseous, but we don't limit this word to the seafaring world anymore. Not only do we use this adjective when we're feeling queasy, but we also use itto describe whatever is making us feel queasy. A smell that turns your stomach is a nauseous smell. We also use nauseous figuratively when we're "grossed out" by someone who's overly romantic or self-involved.
DEFINITIONS OF:
nauseous
1
adj causing or able to cause nausea
“ nauseous offal”
Synonyms:
loathsome , nauseating , noisome , offensive , queasy , sickening , vile
unwholesome
detrimental to physical or moral well-being
adj feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
Synonyms:
nauseated , queasy , sick , sickish
ill , sick
affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2012, 02:32 PM »
         NAUSEATED
  When you're nauseated , you're queasy, or you feel like you might vomit. If you have the flu, you'll probably spend a day or two feeling nauseated .
   Choose Your Words:
nauseated / nauseous
  If you’re nauseated you’re about to throw up, if you’re nauseous , you’re a toxic funk and you’re going to make someone else puke. These words are used interchangeably so often that it makes word nerds feel nauseated !Queasy. Sick to your stomach. Barfy. All of these describe the uncomfortable feeling of being nauseated. Riding on a roller coaster three times in a row could make you feel nauseated, and if you sat down and ate an entire three-layer birthday cake by yourself, you'd definitely be nauseated by the time you finished. The Latin root word nausea originally described seasickness.
DEFINITIONS OF:
nauseated
1
adj feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
Synonyms:
nauseous , queasy , sick , sickish
ill , sick
affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 09, 2012, 08:39 PM »
        insidious / invidious
   Neither insidious nor invidious are happy words: insidious describes something that lies in wait to get you, and invidious is something offensive or defamatory. Cancer can be insidious , lurking in your body without your knowing it.                   Invidious doesn't hide; it's hateful right away.
   Insidious didn't fall too far from the tree – it comes directly from the Latin word insidiosus meaning "deceitful, cunning, artful," from insidiae "plot, snare, ambush."          Something insidious can even be attractive while doing harm, like an insidious plot to befriend your crush's girlfriend, so you can break them up. But often it's not attractive, just sneaky:
    Storms like Agnes and Irene are insidious, often striking slowly over time in ways that can be unpredictable and far more damaging than anticipated. ( Salon )
  An insidious new email virus infiltrated high-profile US companies Thursday. ( Toronto Star )
  Rather, it is the insidious silence and insensitivity that surrounds so many of the most excruciating diseases of the mind that so often trigger suicide. ( CNN )
   Invidious comes from the Latin for ill will or envy. Some bouncers probably love the invidious task of not letting good-looking people into their clubs. It's often paired with segregation, but other things can be invidious as well:
   Arnold is in an invidious position, and has tried to create a very different type of museum on the proverbial shoestring. ( New York Times)
  "After an old-fashioned, all-round team performance ... it might seem invidious to single out one player," admits the paper before singling out one player. ( Guardian )
   The cheap shots against the Democrats and Obama at the beginning were unnecessary and invidious . ( Washington Post )
Joining the cheerleading squad so you can poison the football team is insidious . Yelling,"Teams like yours always lose!" at the game is invidious.

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2012, 08:40 PM »
          Harassment
   If someone is abusing, insulting, or otherwise harming you on a regular basis, it's called harassment . Cruel and usually really annoying, harassment is also illegal in some cases.
Harassment is a word that describes any kind of ongoing torment. At school, harassment is often known as bullying. In the workplace, employees need to be careful about intercourseual harassment.        Harassment involves persistent attacks or abuse, and can range from shouting racial slurs to crank calling your ex-boyfriend every night at 3am. Even teasing your kid sister about her braces could be considered harassment.               DEFINITIONS OF:
harassment
1
n the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
Synonyms:
molestation
Types:
show 6 types...
Type of:
mistreatment
the practice of treating (someone or something) badly
n a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
“so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors”
Synonyms:
torment
Type of:
annoyance , chafe , vexation
anger produced by some annoying irritation

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #5 on: Oct 11, 2012, 11:26 AM »
      conscious / conscience
  Both words have to do with the mind, but it's more important to be conscious , or awake, than conscience, or aware of right and wrong. Remain conscious while listening to your friend's moral dilemma so you can use your conscience to give good advice.
Conscious, pronounced "KAHN-shuhs," means being aware of yourself or the world around you.     It also means being sensitive to something or being awake, not asleep or insensible:
   Witnesses say he was bleeding profusely but conscious and talking. ( Washington Post )
   He was even horribly conscious of a slow pallor creeping over his face. ( Bertram Mitford )
  Conscience, pronounced "KAHN-shuhns," is a moral understanding, an inner feeling, of right and wrong. If you were a cartoon, your conscience would be that little angel on your shoulder, telling you the right thing to do (and to ignore the little devil on the other side). See the word in action:
   They went out guiltily, as men whose consciences troubled them. ( Richard Marsh )
    Passports are not required, but a social conscience probably is. ( New York Times )
    To help keep conscious and conscience straight, try emphasizing the second n in conscience, remembering that the conscience deals with your inner thoughts.

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #6 on: Oct 11, 2012, 11:38 AM »
         conscious
    Conscious is an adjective that simply means alert and awake. If you fall from a tree and smack your head on the side of the wheelbarrow, there's a good chance you won't be conscious afterward.                                           Conscious is a Latin word whose original meaning was “knowing" or "aware.” So a conscious person has an awareness of her environment and her own existence and thoughts. If you're "self-conscious," you're overly aware and even embarrassed by how you think you look or act. But that sounds better than being unconscious, or totally unaware and out of it.
PRIMARY MEANINGS OF:
conscious
1 adj
knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
2 adj
intentionally conceived
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: conscious
1
adj knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
“remained conscious during the operation”
“ conscious of his faults”
“became conscious that he was being followed”
Synonyms
awake
not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
aware , cognisant , cognizant
(sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
self-aware , self-conscious
aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
semiconscious
partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations
sentient
consciously perceiving
sensible , sensitive
able to feel or perceive
voluntary
of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled
Antonyms:
unconscious
not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
show more antonyms...
adj (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something
“few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance”
“ conscious of having succeeded”
“"the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy”
Synonyms
aware , cognisant , cognizant
(sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
2
adj intentionally conceived
“a conscious effort to speak more slowly”
“a conscious policy”
Synonyms:
witting
intended
resulting from one's intentions

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #7 on: Oct 11, 2012, 11:50 AM »
         conscience
   A conscience is a built-in sense of what's right and what's wrong.    That sick feeling in your stomach after you meanly told your younger brother the truth about Santa Claus? That might be your conscience bothering you.                 The word conscience contains the word science , which comes from the Latin word scientia , meaning "to know" or "knowledge."You can think of your conscience as your knowledge of yourself, especially when it comes to your own morals, or your feelings about right and wrong. Pangs of conscience, which feel like an uncomfortable inner voice, are helpful when you're trying to decide the right thing to do in a particular situation.
DEFINITIONS OF:
conscience
1
n motivation deriving logically from ethicalor moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
Synonyms:
moral sense , scruples , sense of right and wrong
Types:
superego
(psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
small voice , voice of conscience , wee small voice
an inner voice that judges your behavior
sense of duty , sense of shame
a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
Type of:
ethical motive , ethics , morality , morals
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
n conformity to one's own sense of right conduct
“a person of unflagging conscience ”
Types:
conscientiousness
the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
unconscientiousness
the quality of being willing to ignore the dictates of conscience
religiousness
the quality of being extremely conscientious
Type of:
morality
concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
n a feeling of shame when you do something immoral
“he has no conscience about his cruelty”
Type of:
shame
a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #8 on: Oct 12, 2012, 05:02 PM »
       pretension
Pretension is what you're guilty of when you boorishly try to impress other people with how important or clever you are.
When you speak with pretension, you're boastful and you puff yourself up as someone very important or of great worth. If you have literary pretentions, you mostly likely think you're a great writer, but you most likely are not. As you might imagine, thisword has the same Latin roots as pretend and pretense . A pretension can also be the advancing of a claim.
DEFINITIONS OF:
pretension
1
n the advancing of a claim
“his pretension to the crown”
“the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort”
Type of:
claim
an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
n a false or unsupportable quality
Synonyms:
pretence , pretense
Type of:
artificiality
the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally
n the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
Synonyms:
largeness , pretentiousness
Antonyms:
unpretentiousness
the quality of being natural and without pretensions
Types:
ostentation
pretentious or showy or vulgar display
Type of:
unnaturalness
the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles

Sunexx360

  • Commando
  • Posts: 1592
  • 39 Naira
Re: Learn New words And Build Your Vocabulary Every Day!!!
« Reply #9 on: Oct 13, 2012, 06:50 PM »
           nirvana
Nirvana is a place of perfect peace and happiness, like heaven. In Hinduism and Buddhism, nirvana is the highest state that someone can attain, a state of enlightenment, meaning a person's individual desires and suffering go away.
The origin of the word nirvana relates to religious enlightenment; it comes from the Sanskrit meaning "extinction, disappearance"of the individual to the universal. Achieving nirvana is to make earthly feelings like suffering and desire disappear. It's often used casually to mean any place of happiness,like if you love chocolate, going to Hershey's Park would be nirvana. On the other hand, if you're a Buddhist monk, it may take you years of meditating to reach nirvana.
DEFINITIONS OF:
nirvana
1
n (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Synonyms:
enlightenment
Type of:
beatification , beatitude , blessedness
a state of supreme happiness
n any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
Synonyms:
Eden , Shangri-la , heaven , paradise , promisedland
Type of:
part , region
the extended spatial location of something

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
600 Views
Last post Apr 03, 2012, 08:00 AM
by GAOTD
9 Replies
1577 Views
Last post Oct 07, 2012, 04:52 PM
by Folami David
1 Replies
689 Views
Last post May 16, 2012, 09:16 PM
by Emmy Baba
0 Replies
387 Views
Last post May 23, 2012, 06:01 PM
by MrVan
12 Replies
1625 Views
Last post Oct 24, 2012, 03:56 PM
by Tina lawrence