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Don’t spare the horses – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:37 pm   /   Business English, Spoken

Don’t spare the horses – Idiom of the Day Meaning: Urging someone to speed up on something that they are doing. Whenever you hear someone add don’t spare the horses to a directive, what you’ve heard is someone being told to hurry up with what they’re doing. It’s not a negative statement, but rather, one that expresses […]

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Fetid – Word of the day

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:32 pm   /   Business English, Grammar, Spoken, Vocabulary

Meaning: [adj]: smelling extremely unpleasant. malodorous, stinking, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, fusty, musty mean bad-smelling. malodorous may range from the unpleasant to the strongly offensive. malodorous fertilizers stinking and fetid suggest the foul or disgusting. History: Dates back to the early 15th century. Has Latin origin. From Latin fetidus. Usage: Noun examples – Fetidity, Fetidness: 1. Due to the fetidness […]

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Garrulous – Word of the day

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm   /   Business English, Grammar, Spoken, Vocabulary

Meaning: [adj]: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. History: Dates back to the 1600s. Has Latin origin. Greek origin and Irish origin are also suspected. From Latin garrulus, Greek Gerys and Irish Gairm. Usage: Adverb examples – Garrulously: 1. The TV host won many viewers by talking garrulously.2. She diverted the focus by garrulously explaining some […]

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Vocabulary 1

Posted: January 7, 2019 at 5:04 pm   /   Business English, IELTS, Spoken

VERTEX IELTS (Vocabulary) Succinct (adj): brief, terse said in a clear and short way; expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words: Keep your letter succinct and to the point.   Hone (Verb): Sharp, Make perfect to make something perfect or completely suitable for its purpose Her debating skills were honed in the students‘ union   Innate (adj): Natural, Inborn An innate quality or ability is one that you were born with, not one you have learned: Cyril’s most impressive quality was his innate goodness. Her dance expresses the innate beauty of the human spirit.   Raconteur […]

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