The English Corner 25 December

Posted Date : 25-Dec-2017

not cut out for something

If you are not cut out for something, you are not the sort of person to succeed or be happy in a particular activity.
I started studying medicine but I quickly realized I wasn't cut out for it.
in essence
The term 'in essence' means 'basically', fundamentally' or 'essentially', and refers to the most important or essential facts.
In essence, lightning is a great big spark of electricity.
free ride
Someone who gets a free ride benefits from a collective activity without participating in it.
Only those who share the work can share the benefits - nobody gets a free ride!
go pear-shaped
If a plan or project goes pear-shaped, it either goes wrong or it produces an undesirable result.
Jane organized a treasure hunt in the park for the kids but it all went pear-shaped and everyone was disappointed.

 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.
go out-    Leave one's home to attend a social event.    
Many young people go out a lot.
pay back- Reimburse    
I will lend you 20€ provided you pay me back before the end of the week.
slip up-    Make a mistake    
You slipped up there! His name is Alex, not Alan!

Synonyms and Antonyms
kindness (noun)

1. an act of kind assistance what a kindness to allow us to use your car for the funeral
Synonyms- of kindness benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, favor, mercy, service, turn
Near Antonyms- of kindness
hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle
2. the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune out of the kindness of your heart, would you at least consider adopting this stray cat?
Synonyms- of kindness bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, heart, largeheartedness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartedness
Near Antonyms- of kindness callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern cruelty, harshness animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostility
Antonyms- of kindness coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness
3. sympathetic concern for the well-being of others with touching kindness, the couple offered the stranded tourists a place to stay for the night
Synonyms- of kindness beneficence, benevolence, benignity, compassionateness, good heartedness, humaneness, kindheartedness, kindliness, benignancy, softheartedness, tenderheartedness, tenderness, warmheartedness
Near Antonyms- of kindness mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness inconsiderateness, insensitivity, thoughtlessness grimness, harshness, severity, sternness, toughness hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, meanness, spitefulness, virulence, vitriol
Antonyms- of kindnessbarbarity, barbarousness, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, callousness, cold-bloodedness, cruelty, hard-heartedness, heartlesness, inhumanity, insensateness, savageness, savagery, unfeelinness, unkindliness, unkindness

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