Expressions & Sayings Index If you prefer to go directly to the meaning and origin of a specific expression, click on its relevant entry in the alphabetical list below. Use this alphabet to speed up your search: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Synonyms For Common Words Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask- question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant Beautiful - pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling Begin - start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate Brave - courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid, plucky, daring, heroic, valorous, audacious, bold, gallant, valiant, doughty, mettlesome
100+ Useful Expressions, Dialogs and Phrasal Verbs for SHOPPING! Here is what you will find in this article. Click on any topic you want to read more about! Whether you love shopping, or just shop when you need to, you can practice your English at the same time! Shopping is a great way to communicate with lots of different people, and it really helps to boost your confidence in speaking English! You might hesitate or make mistakes to begin with, if you’re a bit nervous, but that’s completely normal. You may even find it hard to understand what the shop assistant is saying to you, if you don’t understand all the words! If you familiarise yourself with the phrases and vocabulary in this blog, then you’ll know what you should expect to hear from the people you talk to on your shopping spree. The more you do it, the easier it will get, and the more natural it will feel! image source People: CustomerCashier / clerkAttendant / assistantManager Shopping: Ways to Pay: ChequesCashNotesCoinsCard machineChop and pin machineCredit cards / debit cardsLoyalty card 1. 2. 3.
There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words. It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try to point to the unspeakable, the transient or the neglected. You can find my favourite words below – pick five that resonate most, write them down, yes seriously – go grab a pen -, make sure to learn them by heart, teach them to your inner voice and share them with others to guide our collective attention to what truly matters. 1 – Sophrosyne pronunciation | “so-frO-‘sU-nA Greek script | σωφροσύνη note | To everyone who is thinking “I want to get there” and also to everyone who is thinking “I’ll never get there”—you will. 2 – Vorfreude pronunciation | ‘for-froi-duh 3 – Numinous 4 – Nemophilist pronunciation | ne-‘mo-fe-list 5 – Sillage 6 – Erlebnisse 8 – Meliorism
Common Words That You Should Replace in Your Writing It’s a familiar scene: you’re slumped over your keyboard or notebook, obsessing over your character. While we tend to agonize over everything from structure to backstory, it’s important to weigh how you write something too. A perfectly constructed world is flat on the page if you use feeble, common words. When you’re finished constructing your perfectly balanced world, do your writing a favor and take another pass to weed out these 18 haggard words. Good High on any list of most used English words is “good.” New Another of the common words in English is “new.” Long Much like “new,” “long” is spent, yet it doesn’t always register as such while you’re writing. Old “Old” is certainly one of those common words that means more to readers if you’re specific about how old a subject is. Right “Right” is also among the common words that tends to slip through our writer filters. Different Small “Small” is another adjective that is too generic for writing as good as yours. Large Next Young Never Things All
How Ancient Cultures Used Healing Crystals And Stones As written by Stephanie Lucas on QuantumStones| “In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nontheless a living being”. This is a quote from his work “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy” by Nikola Tesla written in the year 1900. Crystals have been thought to be alive and possess healing powers, and many ancient cultures took this to be just another fact of life. Today, we understand that all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own vibration – including crystals. The ancients didn’t have access to the enlightening scientific information that we have today concerning the power of healing crystals. Minerals, gems, and crystals have been used for millennia to enhance emotional, physical and spiritual balance. Roman Culture: Talismans and amulets of crystal were typical amongst Romans. What We Know Now About Healing Crystals Share and Enjoy
Words Instead of Said Not that anyone is asking me (but that has never stopped me before and it won't stop me now), but I do try to avoid using 'said' too much. It gets a tad tedious, I find. On the other hand, using a substitute simply for the sake of - well, using a substitute - can be ineffective. I thought your list was interesting, Somesh (beware whenever anyone says something is interesting ), but I do think you have included some rather dubious options. On the other hand, you have missed many valid, useful and legal options, but I'm not going to tell you what they are because that's the way I am. Thank you for an amusing post. Cheers, QW __________________ ____To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater.
Chakra Work 101 By Shelly Wilson What are Chakras? Chakras are spinning wheels of light that act as energy transformers. They take the life force that is all around us and transform it into the various frequencies we need bringing them into our subtle energy system. Chakras are shaped like the circular motion of water flowing down a drain. In addition to the major chakras, minor chakras are in the hands, feet, knees and other parts of the body. Chakras Explained 1. 2. 3. It's Good Karma to Share: Avoid Using the Word Very Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence KingSo avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. If you enjoyed this, you will love: If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson
Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency Color Words Colour Terms This list contains 168 definitions of obscure colour terms using combinations of 'normal' colours of the rainbow and descriptive adjectives; e.g. cardinal = deep scarlet red; russet = reddish brown. Note that most English speakers outside the U.S. spell colour with the added British 'u' rather than the American version color. I hope you have found this site to be useful. 12 Indispensable Mindful Living Tools By Leo Babauta The focus of my life in recent months has been living mindfully, and while I don’t always remember to do that, I have learned a few things worth sharing. The first is a mindful life is worth the effort. It’s a life where we awaken from the dream state we’re most often submerged in — the state of having your mind anywhere but the present moment, locked in thoughts about what you’re going to do later, about something someone else said, about something you’re stressing about or angry about. It’s worth the effort, because being awake means we’re not missing life as we walk through it. The second thing I’ve learned is that we forget. The third is that mindful living isn’t just one thing. I’ll share them in this post, and hope that you’ll consider each in turn. Why You Should Care Why bother to spend the time learning these tools? No. This is what I’ve found. The Toolset This list, of course, is not complete. Meditation. The Practice Well, there’s hope.