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If a person TRULY places ALL others before himself, he is being unselfish or ALTRUISTIC.
MEANING : Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.
SYNONYMS : self-sacrifice, selflessness, humanitarianism, beneficence, philanthropy, generosity, charitableness, magnanimity, bigheartedness
USAGE : Empathy leads to altruism, caring and compassion.
One who has affection for others and is able to show warmth and friendliness is AFFABLE !
1. Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
2. Gentle and gracious
friendly, warm, amicable, sociable, approachable, kindly, benevolent, civil, gracious, cordial, benign
- He is an extremely affable and approachable man
- Courteous and affable neighbors.
- An affable smile.
Can you guess antonym of AFFABLE ?
1707, from M.L. ossous, from L. osseus ”bony,” from os (gen. ossis) “bone
Only for achievers, not for everyone.
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When camel, which is going through desert, finds a lake. What will it do? Just drink the water, which takes its thirst away.
Slake: to drink so that you no longer feel thirsty; to satisfy your desire.
E.g.: Greedy Shylock is never slaked of with money.
Syn:quench, satisfy, sate, satiate, assuage, gulp, imbibe, indulge, inhale, irrigate, slosh, swig, swill
Ant: abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, constrain, curb, decline, deny oneself, do without, eschew, evade, fast, forbear, forgo
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GRE Word of the Day
MEANING: adjective: Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
c.1500 (adj.) base sag- ”to track down, trace, seek”
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Achievers never get discouraged in pursuit of your goal, because they realize that at times, it is the last key in the bunch that opens the lock….
Don’t move on images……read this carefully. It is almost impossible to elicit the information about someone’s illicit relationship.
The role elicited the actress’s flair for comedy that previous directors had overlooked.
Hypnotism elicited his hidden fears.
Her remarks elicited cheers.
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MORBID = MORTAL (deadly) + BITE (like of an insect) –> a deadly bite is unhealthy and disease related.
His morbid fascination with horror films.
aberrant, abnormal, ailing, brooding, dark, deadly, depressed, despondent, diseased, dreadful, frightful, gruesome, hideous, horrid, infected, irascible, macabre, malignant, melancholy, monstrous, pessimistic, saturnine, sick, somber, sullen, unhealthy, unnatural, unsound, unusual, unwholesome
cheerful, happy, healthy, sound