A gulf is a gap between people who do not understand each other. —* There has been a gulf between James and Tony since their parents died.
Humanities are subjects which analyze human ideas, such as history and literature. -» Jennifer has always been more interested in humanities than science.
A knot is made when you tie the ends of rope or cord together. —►He tied a knot in his shoelaces, so they wouldn’t come off during the race.
A linguist is someone who studies languages. —► Tony is a good linguist and speaks four different languages.
A participant is someone who joins in a social event or competition. -+ There were thousands of participants in this year’s marathon.
If something is plausible, it is reasonable or possible. —►It is plausible that Jack isn’t here today because he is sick.
A ritual is a formal custom that people do regularly. —►Ken was very interested to learn about the religious rituals of the natives.
A sibling is a brother or sister. —»Jane has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister.
If someone is skinny, they are extremely thin. —►Polly is very skinny. I think she needs to eat more. Vague
If something is vague, it is not clear, and it gives very few details. -* I asked him about his mother’s health, but he was very vague about it.
Published on May 18, 2015
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