Category Archives: Famous Words
VERTIGO sounds like WHERE TO GO ! One gets such a feeling when he/she is confused or feels dizzy…
1. The sensation of dizziness.
2. A confused, disoriented state of mind.
- He had a dreadful attack of vertigo at the top of the tower.
- Keep her back from the edge of the cliff – she suffers from vertigo.
In offices, usually people are very curious and interfere in other people’s affairs.
The word OFFICIOUS may also be related to people who like to OFFER advice.
Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others.
meddlesome, intrusive, pushy, prying, bustling, bossy, overbearing, inquisitive, bumptious, interfering
- An officious little security guard approached us.
- An officious host; officious attention.
Relate the word CREDULOUS to CREDIT. When a person gives CREDIT to everything one hears or reads. In other words, he/she believes too easily.
- Disposed to believe too readily; gullible.
- Tending to believe something on little evidence
gullible, naive, uncritical, over trusting, born yesterday
- credulous beliefs
- a credulous rumor
- Why are westerners such credulous suckers for alternative therapies?
IDIOMS : ( which mean Credulous)
- Wet behind the ears.
- As green as grass.
Many a times, people act like SAINTS for MONEY etc. Such people who make a fake display of holiness are called as SANCTIMONIOUS. They try to to appear full of holiness or goodness.
MEANING : hypocritically virtuous; showing or marked by false piety or righteousness
SYNONYMS : hypocritical, pious, self-righteous, smug, unctuous, canting, too good to be true, priggish, holier-than-thou
- He writes smug, sanctimonious rubbish.
- A sanctimonious expression.
Think of someone or something that is IRRITATING.
Thus, the word Irksome means something that is annoying or irritating.
Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious
annoying, exasperating, irritating, unwelcome, tiresome, vexing, wearisome, bothersome, aggravating
the irksome regulations
We have to take a lot of CARE while doing something that might be risky.
In the following picture, the man is in a precarious position!!
SYNONYMS : insecure, uncertain, risky, shaky, unsafe, unsteady, dangerous, dodgy, dubious, unsettled, tricky, doubtful, unreliable
- A precarious posture; precarious footing on the ladder.
- A precarious solution to a difficult problem.
- Our financial situation had become precarious.
The word ‘bi’ means two/second.
Bigot is one who does not tolerate if he GOT second opinion or view from others.
MEANING: One who is extremely intolerant of another person’s creed, belief, or opinion. A person who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
dogmatist, racist, fiend, persecutor, extremist
As a noun – A religious bigot.
As an adjective – bigoted attitude or behavior.
“There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot” by George Bernard Shaw