Monetary policy - The objectives of the central bank in exercising its control over money, interest rates, and credit conditions. The instruments of monetary policy are primarily open-market operations, reserve requirements, and the discount rate.
Money - Anything that is generally accepted as a medium of exchange with which to buy goods and services, a good that can be used to buy all other goods and services, that serves as a standard of value, and has a store of value.
A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
Thermodynamics: (first law: energy cannot be created or destroyed, only converted from one form to another) Julius von Mayer, Germany, 1842; James Joule, England, 1843; (second law: heat cannot of itself pass from a colder to a warmer body) Rudolph Clausius, Germany, 1850; (third law: the entropy of ordered solids reaches zero at the absolute zero of temperature)Walter Nernst, Germany, 1918.
Tire, pneumatic: Robert W. Thompson, England, 1845; (bicycle tire) John B. Dunlop, Northern Ireland, 1888.
Words with a heart
lose one's heart to - to fall in love with
near or close to one's heart - cherished or important
Each word with a suffix 'ism' represents a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system.
dualism doctrine that the universe is controlled by one good and one evil force.
diphysitism belief in the dual nature of Christ
ditheism belief in two equal gods, one good and one evil
proverb - is a saying that makes a truth or piece of wisdom easier to remember e.g. a stitch in time saves nine
pretty is as pretty does
you should do pleasant things if you want pe ple to think that you are pleasant Pretty is as pretty does, I said to my friend and suggested that he should be more pleasant if he wants pe ple to like him.
sticks and stones may break my bones but names/words will never hurt me
verbal insults will not physically hurt a person The little boy yelled "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me," when the older boy started to call him bad names.
there is no accounting for taste
it is difficult to understand why somebody likes something There is no accounting for taste I thought as I looked at the man in the red pants and the green shoes.
(Uncontrolled obsession is called mania)
isolomania solitude, being alone
Recently-coined new words in English, terms and expressions with their meaning.
synastry [mass noun] Astrology compar son between the horoscopes of two or more people in order to determine their likely co patibility and relationship.
Names for Names
eponym p ersonal name from which anoth er name is derived
euonym a pleasing or beautiful name
euonymous appropriately named
Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check if you could say it fast, without a slip)