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The English Corner 8 October




Proverbs
Dead men tell no lies
A dead person cannot cause difficulties by revealing something that it would be preferable to conceal.
Haste makes waste
If something is done too quickly, it may be done carelessly and need to be redone.
Lightning never strikes in the same place twice
An unusual event is not likely to occur again in exactly the same circumstances.
Spare the rod and spoil the child
If you don't punish a child when he does wrong, you will spoil his character.

 Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
bring up- 1) Raise (a child). 2) Mention something. 
1) She stopped working in order to bring upher children. 2) His friends knew he had lost his job but  they decided not to bring up the subject.

look ahead- Think of the future
It's time to forget the past and look ahead.

NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
Sitcom- Blend of 'situation' and 'comedy'. A drama, on television, based on humorous everyday situations.
Twittion- Blend of 'Twitter' and 'petition',  a Twitter petition.

Synonyms and Antonyms
honest  (adjective)

1. being in the habit of telling the truth at least the weatherman is honest and doesn't pretend to be able to predict the unpredictable
Synonyms- truthful, veraciousNear Antonyms fallacious, false, untrue; unbelievable, undependable, unreliable, unscrupulous, untrustworthy; bluffing, dissembling, dissimulating, duplicitous, equivocating, hypocritical, insincere, posing, pretending; artful, deceitful, deceptive, devious, evasive, slick, slippery, sly, sneaky, treacherous, tricky, underhanded, wily
Antonyms- dishonest, fibbing, lying, mendacious, prevaricating, untruthful
2. conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue honest and industrious farm folk
Synonyms- all right, decent, ethical, good, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuous
Near Antonyms- improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallen
Antonyms- bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong
3. following the accepted rules of moral conduct that rare, honest customer who doesn't hesitate to tell the cashier she's given him too much change
Synonyms- decent, ethical, honorable, just, noble, principled, respectable, righteous, stand-up, upright, upstanding
Near Antonyms- bad, blackguardly, corrupt, criminal, crooked, evil, immoral, iniquitous, knavish, mean, nefarious, rascally, reprehensible, roguish, rotten, scoundrelly, sinful; unfair,   perverted, profligate, reprobate, shameful, venal

Antonyms- base, dishonest, dishonorable, ignoble, low, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unworthy
4
free from any intent to deceive or impress others the sort of person who helps others from an honest desire to do good, and not because she might need a favor from them someday
Synonyms artless, genuine, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious
Antonyms affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious
5
free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions appreciate your honest friends, who tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear
Synonyms candid, direct, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, freehearted, free-spoken, frank, open, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, straight, straightforward, unguarded, unreserved, up-front
Near Antonyms inhibited, reserved, restrained; close-mouthed, laconic, quiet, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; diplomatic, politic, tactful; civil, considerate, courteous, polite
Antonyms dissembling, uncandid, unforthcoming
6
guided by or in accordance with one's sense of right and wrong made an honest attempt to return the money she had found in the cafeteria
Synonyms conscionable, ethical, conscientious, honorable, just, moral, principled, scrupulous
Near Antonyms bad, black, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unrighteous, wicked; unreliable, untrustworthy; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, perverted, reprobate; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; iniquitous, nefarious
Antonyms cutthroat, dishonest, dishonorable, immoral, unconscionable, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unscrupulous
7
being exactly as appears or as claimed a restaurant serving honest down-home Southern cooking
Synonyms bona fide, certifiable, certified, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, genuine, authentic, pukka (also pucka), real, right, sure-enough, true
Near Antonyms artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, simulated, synthetic, unnatural; concocted, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, delusory, misleading
Antonyms bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal

 




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