Archive for the ‘ESL Word of the Day’ Category
ESL Word of the Day – Pursue
Meaning 1: to chase or follow someone or something, in order to catch them, attack them. Example: The police officer decided to pursue the suspicious-looking man.
Meaning 2: to continue doing an activity or trying to achieve something over a long period of time. Example: I would like to pursue a career in politics.
Similar words: chase, follow
Did you know...? The word 'pursue' was the 114th most-viewed word in the Oxford Dictionary last year.
ESL Word of the Day: Anonymous
Unknown by name. A person who wants to be anonymous sends, does or gives something without their name being known or revealed.
Example: The donor wished to remain anonymous; The author of the collection of poems is anonymous.
Similar words: unknown, nameless
ESL Word of the Day – Obedient
(Adjective) - Always doing what you are told to do, or what the law, a rule etc says you must do.
Example: The students in her class were very obedient; The soldiers were trained to be disciplined and obedient.
Similar word: compliant
ESL Word of the Day – Rescue
(Verb) - to save someone or something from a situation of danger or harm.
Example: Survivors of the crash were rescued by a helicopter
(Noun) - when someone or something is rescued from danger.
Example: It was a dangerous rescue
ESL Word of the Day – Confused
Unable to understand or think clearly what someone is saying or what is happening.
Example: I'm totally confused. Could you explain that again?
ESL Word of the Day – Stubborn
Determined not to change your mind, even when people think you are being unreasonable; a very strong and determined refusal.
Example: Why are you being so stubborn? Paul is refusing to go to the dentist, he is being very stubborn.
ESL Word of the Day – Perspective
A way of thinking about something, especially one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences.
Example: His father's death gave him a whole new perspective on life; We have to look at everything from an international perspective.
Did you know...? The word 'perspective' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 200 most-viewed words last year.
ESL Word of the Day – Apologise
To tell someone that you are sorry that you have done something wrong.
Spelling: Spelt apologise in the UK and Australia and apologize in the USA.
Example: I think you better apologise to John for what you said to him this morning; I apologise for losing my temper.
Did you know...? The word 'apologize' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 300 most-viewed words last year.