The English Corner 18 December

Posted Date : 18-Dec-2017

(of) no fixed abode

A person of no fixed abode has nowhere permanent to live.
A 30-year-old man of no fixed abode was charged with the burglary.
back to square one
To say that someone is back to square one means that they have not succeeded in what they were trying to do, so they have to start again.
When the plans were refused, it was 'back to square one' for the architect.
calculated risk
A calculated risk is a risk taken with full knowledge of the dangers involved.
The company took a calculated risk when they hired Sean straight out of college.

 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.
fill out-    Complete (a form/application)    
Please fill out the enclosed form and send it back as soon as possible.
give in- Accept defeat; surrender    
The authorities refused to give in to the demands of the population.
look for- Try to find something    
Jane went shopping to look for a pair of shoes.

Synonyms and Antonyms
finance ( verb)

1. to provide money for 
“a local business kindly financed the high school band's trip to New York City”
Synonyms- bankroll, capitalize, endow, fund, stake, subsidize, underwrite
Related Words- grubstake; cofinance, refinance; advocate, aid, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, sponsor, support; maintain, nourish, provide (for); clear, defray, discharge, foot, liquidate, pay, pay off, pay up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand; refund
Antonyms- defund
2. to furnish (as an institution) with a regular source of income 
“ established a fund to finance a visiting lecturer position at the local college”
Synonyms- finance, fund, subsidize
Related Words- establish, found, organize; bequeath, contribute, donate, subscribe, support, underwrite; award, grant; back, promote, sponsor; capitalize, invest (in)
Near Antonyms- draw, receive; subsist
Antonyms- defund, disendow

Chatroom- Areas on the internet where people can communicate by exchanging typed messages.
Trolling- Being provocatively rude or insulting on the Internet in order to cause anger or conflict in an online community such as a blog, chat room or discussion forum.
Spinnish- The language used by spin doctors, spokes-persons, campaign managers, etc. when trying to present information in a favourable light.

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