Explanation of some words

Status
Not open for further replies.

lo2

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Danish
Home Country
Denmark
Current Location
Denmark
Here they are I have also put one sentence to like see if I have used them properly.

mutual: when like something is repaid

This couple is an example of pure mutual love.


drawback:, the opposite of an advantage

One of the major drawbacks of this car is that there are only seats for two.


superficial: to not want to go in depth and only want to jugde from what one sees

'I do not like him, he is being so superficial all the time'.


bellow: shout, but in a higher voice, more volume

'Get out!' He bellowed to them.


flicker: when the flame moves and thereby becomes weaker, caused by a wind

Along the corridor where flickering lights coming from torches hanging from the wall.


frown: to produce wrinkles on your forehead to show that you are
worried

He frowned as he saw the letter.


exploit: to take advantage of someone

I will do as I always do, find their weak point and exploit it.


bemused: to be confused, bewildered

That lady at the counter looked so bemused.


elabroate: to explain even further
 

RonBee

Moderator
Joined
Feb 9, 2003
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Pretty good. I would say that something is mutual is something that is shared. For example: mutual respect.
:)
 

lo2

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Danish
Home Country
Denmark
Current Location
Denmark
Well got some other words:

parsley: a green herb that you use for seasoning and that you use in wide range of dishes

And then you just top it with a good old bit of parsley.


lean: a word used about meat, the opposite of meat with a lot of fat, means that the meat does not contain a lot fat

I prefer lean meat.


blush: to turn scarlet if for instance you are embarrased, usually your cheeks that turn scarlet

She blushed when she discovered what she had just did.


pinch: a small amount of usually salt, pepper or some kind of spices, the small amount that you can hold between your thumb and middle finger (the longest finger)

He took a pinch of salt to finish the stew.


shatter: spread out the pieces, seperate the pieces and then put them away from each other

The vase was shattered all over the floor.


knob: a chunck, a small piece

He took a knob of bread and gave it to the ducks.
 

Anglika

No Longer With Us
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Member Type
Other
They are in general fine.


Shatter is when something falls to the ground and breaks into small pieces - but your sentence give the correct use.

We do not generally talk of "knobs of bread". A knob is a round object, sometimes on the end of something, so you can have a door knob, the knob on a walking stick, or a small piece of something, like a knob of butter.

He turned the door knob to open the door.
The knob of his stick was shaped like an acorn.

I put a knob of butter into the frying pan.
 

Amigos4

VIP Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Member Type
Academic
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Well, I have (got) some other words:

parsley: a green herb that you use for seasoning and that you use in a wide range of dishes

And then you just top it with a good old bit of parsley.


lean: a word used about meat, the opposite of meat with a lot of fat, means that the meat does not contain a lot fat

I prefer lean meat.


blush: to turn scarlet if for instance you are embarrased, usually your cheeks that turn scarlet

She blushed when she discovered what she had just did (done).


pinch: a small amount of usually salt, pepper or some kind of spices, the small amount that you can hold between your thumb and middle finger (the longest finger)

He took a pinch of salt to finish the stew.


shatter: spread out the pieces, separate the pieces and then put them away from each other

The vase was shattered all over the floor.


knob: a chunck (chunk), a small piece

He took a knob of bread and gave it to the ducks.

Cheers,
Amigo
 

Barb_D

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 12, 2007
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Am I the only person who thinks your mouth plays a role when you frown?
 

Amigos4

VIP Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Member Type
Academic
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Am I the only person who thinks your mouth plays a role when you frown?

Hi, Barb!

As I stand in front of my mirror, I can frown without moving my mouth. Can you elaborate on your comment about the mouth playing a role when one frowns? (Perhaps it's time for me to get a new mirror. :))

Thanks!

Amigo
 

David L.

VIP Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Member Type
Other
Here they are.
I have also included a sentence to see if I have used them properly.

mutual: of a feeling or action, experienced or done by each of two or more parties toward the other or others

This couple is an example of pure mutual love.


drawback:, the opposite of an advantage

One of the major drawbacks of this car is that there are only seats for two.


superficial: not thorough, deep, or complete; cursory
• not having or showing any depth of character or understanding : ' a superficial person'.

'I do not like him, he is being so superficial all the time'.


bellow: shout, but in a higher voice, more volume

'Get out!', he bellowed at them.
He bellowed out an order to the soldiers.
He bellowed in agony when he dropped the sledgehammer on his foot.


flicker: of light or a source of light: to shine unsteadily; vary rapidly in brightness
• (of a flame) burn fitfully, alternately flaring up and dying down

(One cause of this might be the wind on a candle or wick)

Along the corridor were flickering lights coming from torches hanging from the wall.


frown: to produce wrinkles on your forehead to show disapproval, displeasure, or concentration, worry, puzzlement :

He frowned at the naughty child


exploit: to take advantage of someone

I will do as I always do, find their weak point and exploit it.


bemused: to be confused, bewildered

That lady at the counter looked so bemused.


elaborate: to explain even further
 

lo2

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Danish
Home Country
Denmark
Current Location
Denmark
Hey thank you very much for your very nice answers!
 

Amigos4

VIP Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Member Type
Academic
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Hey thank you very much for your very nice answers!

Hi, lo2!

You're welcome!

I hope we will see more of you in the forum during the coming weeks! :)

Best wishes,
Amigo
 

Barb_D

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 12, 2007
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
I guess I'm thinking that if you ask a child to draw a person frowning, you'll see the mouth turned down.

I guess you can frown without moving your mouth, but you can't have a smile on your mouth and a frown on your forehead. You have to have a "neutral" mouth.

Anyway, I thought these were by and large very good descriptions.
 

Amigos4

VIP Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Member Type
Academic
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Hi, Barb_D!

Your post sent me back to the mirror! Do you realize that while smiling you can raise your eyebrows without affecting your smile BUT if you frown while smiling your mouth has to move? (Yes, I know! I have way to much free time on my hands!!) :)

Cheers,
A Smiling Amigo
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top