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Posted Date : 15-Nov-2018
  • Idiom
    wouldn't be caught dead

    If someone says that they wouldn't be caught or seen dead in a particular place or doing something, they mean that they would be too ashamed or embarrassed.
    My seven-year-old son thinks he's a big boy; he wouldn't be caught dead holding my hand in front of his friends!
    false move
    In a dangerous or risky situation, if you make a false move, you do something which may have unpleasant consequences.
    He is under close surveillance. If he makes one false move he'll be arrested.

     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.
    try on-    Put on or wear something to see if it suits
    or fits    
    I'm not sure about the size.  Can I try it on?

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Posted Date : 14-Nov-2018
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
    careful (adjective)

    1. having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble “careful drivers slow down on slick or icy roadways”
    Synonyms- alert, cautious, chary, circumspect, conservative, considerate, gingerly, guarded, heedful, safe, wary
    Near Antonyms- bold, brash, impetuous, rash, reckless, venturesome; asleep, inattentive, regardless; inconsiderate, thoughtless; lax, neglectful, negligent, remiss; imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious; absentminded, forgetful; inadvertent, unintentional, unplanned
    Antonyms- careless, heedless, incautious, unguarded, unmindful, unsafe, unwary
    2. taking, showing, or involving great care and effort “that furniture maker was known to be a most careful worker, so his output was small”
    Synonyms- painstaking, conscientious, fussy, loving, meticulous, scrupulous
    Near Antonyms- cursory, halfhearted; heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, regardless, unguarded, unsafe, unwary; lax, neglectful, negligent, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly; imprecise; inaccurate, uncritical, undemanding, undiscriminating; bold, impetuous, rash, reckless; apathetic, indifferent, lackadaisical, lazy, lazyish
    Antonyms- careless

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Posted Date : 13-Nov-2018
  • Idiom
    full as a tick

    If someone is (as) full as a tick, they have eaten or drunk too much.
    The little boy ate biscuits and drank lemonade until he was as full as a tick.
    grin like a Cheshire cat
    When someone has a smile on their face because they are happy or satisfied about something, they grin like a Cheshire cat.
    I knew she had succeeded when I saw her with a grin like a Cheshire cat.
    heat is on
    To say that the heat is on means that you are under a lot of pressure to get something done, usually within a time limit.
    The project must be ready for next Friday, so the heat is on.

     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.
    knock out- Cause someone to fall unconscious.
    The boxer was knocked out in the first round.

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Posted Date : 12-Nov-2018
  •  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.
    give up-Stop ing something.    
    Sarah gave up smoking five years ago.
    talk out of- Persuade someone not to do something
    I tried to talk Amy out of leaving her job.

    NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH

    selfie stick- A metal stick (usually extendable) which holds your phone or camera and allows you to take a selfie photograph from a distance. 
    tech neck- Wrinkles around the neck caused by looking down at phones, tablets, etc

    A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries

    Radio: (electromagnetism, theory of) James Clerk Maxwell, England, 1873; (spark coil, generator of electromagnetic waves)Heinrich Hertz, Germany, 1886; (first practical system of wireless telegraphy) Guglielmo Marconi, Italy, 1895; (first long-distance telegraphic radio signal sent across the Atlantic) Marconi, 1901; (vacuum electron tube, basis for radio telephony) Sir John Fleming, England, 1904; (triode amplifying tube) Lee de Forest, U.S., 1906; (regenerative circuit, allowing long-distance sound reception) Edwin H. Armstrong, U.S., 1912; (frequency modulation-FM) Edwin H. Armstrong, U.S., 1933.

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Posted Date : 11-Nov-2018
  • Proverbs
    Every cloud has a silver lining
    There is a positive or hopeful side to every situation.
    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.

    Common Mistakes and
     Confusing Words in English

    either / as well / too
    As well / Too are used with an affirmative verb when you are agreeing with something someone does or likes etc.
    For example:- B agrees with A in the positive
    A - "I love ice cream." B - "I love it too." / "I love it as well."
    A- "I've seen Gladiator." B - "I've seen it too." / " I've seen it as well."
    Either is used with a negative verb when you are agreeing with something someone doesn't do or like etc.
    For example:- B agrees with A in the negative
    A - "I don't like cheese." B - "I don't like it either." 
    A- "I haven't seen Lord of the Rings." B - "I haven't seen it either."

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Posted Date : 09-Nov-2018
  • PHILOSOPHICAL ISMS
    Each word with a suffix 'ism' represents a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system. 
    zoomorphism    conception of a god or man     in animal form
    zootheism    attribution of divine qualities to animals

    Common Mistakes and Confusing Words in English

    driving test / test drive
    A driving test (also known as a driving exam) is a procedure designed to test a person's ability to drive a motor vehicle.
    For example:-
    Ash passed his driving test.
    A test drive is when you drive an automobile to assess it, usually before buying it.
    For example:-
    It's good fun going on a test drive.
    Note - This sentence might help you to remember:-
    You need to have passed your driving test in order to take a test drive.

    NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
    Cloud computing- A computing service which enables access to a shared pool of resources (servers, data storage, applications, etc.) over the Internet. Users can access and use tools or applications through  a web browser without having to install them on their computers.
    Bookaholic- A compulsive book buyer or a prolific reader.

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Posted Date : 06-Nov-2018
  • Idiom
    sitting duck

    A sitting duck is an easy target, a person who is easy to deceive.
    The young girl was a sitting duck for the photographer.
    go hand in hand
    If two or more things go hand in hand, they are associated or often happen at the same time.
    In big cities, poverty and violence often go hand in hand.
    hell-bent on something
    If you are hell-bent on doing something, you are recklessly determined to do it, even if it is dangerous or stupid.
    Although he is still weak, he's hell-bent on playing the match.

     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.
    butt in (on)- Interrupt impolitely.    
    It's rude to butt in on a conversation.
    try on-    Put on or wear something to see if it suits
    or fits    
    I'm not sure about the size.  Can I try it on?

    Tongue Twister
    How may saws could a see  saw saw if a see  saw could saw saws?
    (Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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Posted Date : 05-Nov-2018
  • Idiom
    a cut above
    Someone or something that is a cut above the others is better or of higher quality.
    The articles in this magazine are a cut above the others.
    guilty pleasure
    Enjoying something which is not generally held in high regard, while at the same time feeling a bit guilty about it, is called a guilty pleasure.
    Reading gossip magazines is a guilty pleasure for many women… and some men too!
    laugh up one's sleeve
    If you laugh up your sleeve, you are secretly amused at another person's problems or difficulties.
    Tom felt that his demonstration was confusing and that his colleague was laughing up his sleeve.

    Common Mistakes and
     Confusing Words in English
    experience / experience (s)
    Experience can be used as an uncountable noun. You use it when you're talking about knowledge or skill which is obtained from doing, seeing or feeling things.
    For example: Do you have any experience of working internationally?
    Experience(s) is also a countable noun, but when you use it the countable form you are talking about a particular incident or incidents that affect you.
    For example: It was interesting hearing about his experiences during the war.
    Experience can also be a verb. It means something that happens to you, or something you feel.
    For example: When I first moved to Germany I experienced a lot of problems

     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.
    put up with-Tolerate    
    I don't know how you can put up with all the noise.
    settle for-Accept  something not quite satisfactory.    
     I was hoping for a better proposal but I'll settle for the amount you offer.

    NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
    cosmeceutical- A pharmaceutical product with beneficial effects on the skin e.g. anti-ageing creams containing a product that changes the cell biology. 
    docusoap Blend of 'documentary' and 'soap'.(soap opera: sentimental TV serial)  A 'docusoap' is a reality television programme in the style of a documentary.
    e-lancer- A professional person who works from home and sells their services on the internet.

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Posted Date : 04-Nov-2018
  • हिंदू धर्म में राम को विष्णु का सातवां अवतार माना जाता है। वैवस्वत मनु के दस पुत्र थे - इल, इक्ष्वाकु, कुशनाम, अरिष्ट, धृष्ट, नरिष्यन्त, करुष, महाबली, शर्याति और पृषध। राम का जन्म इक्ष्वाकु के कुल में हुआ था। जैन धर्म के तीर्थंकर निमि भी इसी कुल के थे। मनु के दूसरे पुत्र इक्ष्वाकु से विकुक्षि, निमि और दण्डक पुत्र उत्पन्न हुए। इस तरह से यह वंश परम्परा चलते-चलते हरिश्चन्द्र, रोहित, वृष, बाहु और सगर तक पहुंची। इक्ष्वाकु प्राचीन कौशल देश के राजा थे और इनकी राजधानी अयोध्या थी। रामायण के बालकांड में गुरु वशिष्ठजी द्वारा राम के कुल का वर्णन किया गया है जो इस प्रकार है
       ब्रह्माजी से मरीचि हुए।  मरीचि के पुत्र कश्यप हुए।  कश्यप के पुत्र विवस्वान थे।  विवस्वान के वैवस्वत मनु हुए।  वैवस्वत मनु के समय जल प्रलय हुआ था।    वैवस्वतमनु के दस पुत्रों में से एक का नाम इक्ष्वाकु था। इक्ष्वाकु ने अयोध्या को अपनी राजधानी बनाया और इस प्रकार इक्ष्वाकु कुल की स्थापना की।
        इक्ष्वाकु के पुत्र कुक्षि हुए। कुक्षि के पुत्र का नाम विकुक्षि था।   विकुक्षि के पुत्र बाण हुए।  बाण के पुत्र अनरण्य हुए।  अनरण्य से पृथु हुए। पृथु से त्रिशंकु का जन्म हुआ। त्रिशंकु के पुत्र धुंधुमार हुए। धुंधुमार के पुत्र का नाम युवनाश्व था।  युवनश्व के पुत्र मान्धाता हुए।  मान्धाता से सुसन्धि का जन्म हुआ। सुसन्धि के दो पुत्र हुए-धु्रवसन्धि एवं प्रसेनजित।  धु्रवसन्धि के पुत्र भरत हुए। भरत के पुत्र असित हुए। असित के पुत्र सगर हुए।  सगर के पुत्र का नाम असमंज था। असमंज के पुत्र अंशुमान हुए। अंशुमान के पुत्र दिलीप हुए।   दिलीप के पुत्र भगीरथ हुए। भगीरथ ने ही गंगा को पृथ्वी पर उतरा था। भगीरथ के पुत्र ककुत्स्थ थे।   ककुत्स्थ के पुत्र रघु हुए। रघु के अत्यंत तेजस्वी और पराक्रमी नरेश होने के कारण उनके बाद इस वंश का नाम रघुवंश हो गया, तब राम के कुल को रघुकुल भी कहा जाता है।
    रघु के पुत्र प्रवृद्ध हुए।  प्रवृद्ध के पुत्र शंखण थे।  शंखण के पुत्र सुदर्शन हुए। सुदर्शन के पुत्र का नाम अग्निवर्ण था। अग्निवर्ण के पुत्र शीघ्रग हुए।  शीघ्रग के पुत्र मरु हुए।   मरु के पुत्र प्रशुश्रुक थे।  प्रशुश्रुक के पुत्र अम्बरीष हुए। अम्बरीष के पुत्र का नाम नहुष था।  नहुष के पुत्र ययाति हुए। ययाति के पुत्र नाभाग हुए।  नाभाग के पुत्र का नाम अज था। अज के पुत्र दशरथ हुए।
    दशरथ के चार पुत्र राम, भरत, लक्ष्मण तथा शत्रुघ्न हुए। इस प्रकार ब्रम्हा की उन्चालिसवी पीढ़ी में श्रीराम का जन्म हुआ।

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Posted Date : 04-Nov-2018
  • बेरिलोनाईट उपरत्न  की खोज प्रोफेसर जेम्स ड्वाईट डाना ने 1888 में की थी। इसमें बेरिलियम की मात्रा अधिक होने से इसका नाम बेरिलोनाईट रखा गया है। यह भंगुर उपरत्न है। इसे सावधानी से प्रयोग में लाया जाना चाहिए। इस उपरत्न को तराशने में भी विशेष रुप से सावधानी बरतनी चाहिए।  भंगुर होने के साथ यह अनोखा, दुर्लभ तथा रेशेदार उपरत्न है। इसकी आभा शीशे जैसी है। उपरत्नों का संग्रह करने वालों के लिए यह विशेष रुप से उपयुक्त रत्न है। 
     अन्य रंगहीन उपरत्नों से मिलता-जुलता होने के कारण पहचान में यह भ्रम पैदा करता है। रंगहीन अवस्था में यह उपरत्न पारदर्शी तथा पारभासी रुपों में पाया जाता है। रंगहीन अवस्था के साथ यह उपरत्न सफेद या पीलेपन की आभा लिए मिलता है। इस उपरत्न में सफेद रंग की रेखाएं होती हैं। 
     सर्वप्रथम तो यह उपरत्न अमरीका में मायने  में पाया गया था। इसके अलावा यह पापरोक, अफगानिस्तान के नूरिस्तान  में पाया जाता है। ब्राजील में पाया जाता है। मिनास ग्रेयास और मैकेन के पर्वतों पर स्टोनहैम में भी यह मिलता है। 

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Posted Date : 04-Nov-2018
  • Proverbs
    Every cloud has a silver lining
    There is a positive or hopeful side to every situation.
    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.
    give up-Stop ing something.    
    Sarah gave up smoking five years ago.
    talk out of- Persuade someone not to do something
    I tried to talk Amy out of leaving her job.

    A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
    Radio: (electromagnetism, theory of) James Clerk Maxwell, England, 1873; (spark coil, generator of electromagnetic waves)Heinrich Hertz, Germany, 1886; (first practical system of wireless telegraphy) Guglielmo Marconi, Italy, 1895; (first long-distance telegraphic radio signal sent across the Atlantic) Marconi, 1901; (vacuum electron tube, basis for radio telephony) Sir John Fleming, England, 1904; (triode amplifying tube) Lee de Forest, U.S., 1906; (regenerative circuit, allowing long-distance sound reception) Edwin H. Armstrong, U.S., 1912; (frequency modulation-FM) Edwin H. Armstrong, U.S., 1933.

    Common Mistakes and
    Confusing Words in English
    either / as well / too
    As well / Too are used with an affirmative verb when you are agreeing with something someone does or likes etc.
    For example:- B agrees with A in the positive
    A - "I love ice cream." B - "I love it too." / "I love it as well."
    A- "I've seen Gladiator." B - "I've seen it too." / " I've seen it as well."
    Either is used with a negative verb when you are agreeing with something someone doesn't do or like etc.
    For example:- B agrees with A in the negative
    A - "I don't like cheese." B - "I don't like it either." 
    A- "I haven't seen Lord of the Rings." B - "I haven't seen it either."

    NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
    selfie stick- A metal stick (usually extendable) which holds your phone or camera and allows you to take a selfie photograph from a distance. 
    tech neck- Wrinkles around the neck caused by looking down at phones, tablets, etc

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Posted Date : 03-Nov-2018
  • Proverbs
    A heavy purse gives to a light heart.
    When you have money you feel more cheerful and secure.
    (A) burnt child dreads the fire.
    A bad experience will make people stay away from certain things.

    Constant occupation prevents temptation.
    When you are busy working, you avoid temptation.
    Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
    Don't do something yourself that causes your own downfall. 

     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.
    close down- Stop operating (company, restaurant, cinema ...)
    When the factory closed down, the employees lost their jobs.
    go down- Decrease, reduce    
    The price of property has gone down a bit.

    Synonyms and Antonyms

    notice (noun)
    1 a published statement informing the public of a matter of general interest a public safety notice regarding the need for a smoke detector in the home
    Synonyms- of notice ad, advertisement, announcement, bulletin, communiqué, notification, posting, release
     publicity
    2. a state of being aware The group first came to public notice about five years ago.
    Synonyms- of notice attention, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, eye, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, observance, observation
    Near Antonyms- of notice disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness
    3.  a written communication giving information or directions received a notice of promotion from the head of the company
    Synonyms- of notice directive, memo, memorandum
    4.  an essay evaluating or analyzing something She avidly reads the latest theater notices in the paper.
    Synonyms of notice criticism, critique, review
    5.  the act or an instance of telling beforehand of danger or risk The terms of service can be changed without notice.
    Synonyms- of notice admonishment, admonition, alarm (also alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, heads-up, warning

     

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Posted Date : 02-Nov-2018
  • Idiom
    live beyond means

    If someone lives beyond their means, they spend more money than they earn or can afford.
    The cost of living was so much higher in New York that he was soon living beyond his means.
    once in a blue moon
    Something that happens once in a blue moon happens rarely or hardly ever.
    She doesn't contact us very often.  We hear from her once in a blue moon!

    Common Mistakes and 
    Confusing Words in English
    been / gone

    been is the past participle of be
    gone is the past participle of go
    Been can be used to describe completed journeys. So if you have been to England twice, you have travelled there and back twice.
    For example: I've been to Africa, but I've never been to Asia.
    If you have gone to England, you have not yet returned.
    For example: I've gone to the bank. I should be back in half an hour.
     Now you've been and gone and done it!

     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.
    log in/on- Access a program or database using a password.
    You need to log in to your account before you use the services.

     

    NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
    Anklington- Blend of the words 'ankle' and 'wellington'. A short wellington boot.
    Captcha- Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart. A distorted image of letters and numbers used to ensure that a response is not generated by a computer, in order  to prevent spamming.

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Posted Date : 01-Nov-2018
  • Idiom
    dry (or dummy) run

    If you organize a rehearsal, a trial exercise or a practice session of something, in realistic conditions, to see how well it will work before it is launched, you do a dry run.
    Let's do a dry run of the ceremony to make sure everything goes smoothly
    eat/dip into one's savings
    If you eat or dip into your savings, you spend part of the money you have put aside for future use.
    I had to dip into my savings to have the car repaired.
    get the sack
    If someone gets the sack, they lose their job, usually because they have done something wrong.
    Charlie got the sack when his boss caught him stealing.

     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.
    gloss over~ Treat something briefly so as to avoid embarrassing details.    
    The director glossed over the recent drop in sales

     

    Common Mistakes and  Confusing Words in English good / well

    Good is an adjective. We use good when we want to give more information about a noun.
    For example: My dog Sam is very good. He's a good dog.
    She didn't speak very good English. Her English isn't very good.
    Well is usually used as an adverb. We use well when we want to give more information about a verb.
    For example: He usually behaves very well.
    She didn't speak English very well.
    Note- The exception to this can be when you talk about someone's health:
    For example:- She wasn't a well woman.
    and when you describe sensations:
    For example:- This pizza tastes/smells/ looks good.
    If you say "You look good." It means they look attractive.
    If you say "You look well." It means they look healthy.
    Note-  Younger people might reply to the question "How are you?" with "I'm good." This is what I call MTV English.
    You may hear the saying "That's all well and good." It means something is basically ok, but with some shortcomings.
    Building your own website is all well and good, but how will you encourage visitors?

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Posted Date : 31-Oct-2018
  • Economics Terminology  
    Specialization - The situation in which people produce a narrower range of goods and services than they consume.  

    An idiom a day, keeps  confusion away
    Bleeding heart
    A bleeding heart is a person who is excessively sympathetic towards other people.
    Blind-sided
    If you are blind-sided, an event with a negative impact takes you completely by surprise.
    Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
    This phrase is used to say that if you come close to success without succeeding, it is not good enough
    Face your demons
    If you face your demons, you confront your fears or something that you have been trying hard to avoid.

     

    A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
    Polio, vaccine: (experimentally safe dead-virus vaccine) Jonas E. Salk, U.S., 1952; (effective large-scale field trials) 1954; (officially approved) 1955; (safe oral live-virus vaccine developed) Albert B. Sabin, U.S., 1954; (available in the U.S.) 1960.

    Buzz Words
    Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
    Offshorable : Something that can be done or produced in another country, especially at reduced costs.

    OH : Abbreviationn of 'other half', a person's wife, husband or partner.

    Vocabulary

    unflagging - (adj.) tireless, continuing with vigor
    Synonyms: steady, undimished, unremitting
    Antonyms: diminishing, drooping, sagging

    Tongue Twister
     He had “had”. Had he had “had had”, he’d have passed the examination.
    (Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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Posted Date : 30-Oct-2018
  • Economics Terminology  
    Commercial Banks  Financial institutions that create credit accept deposits, give loans and perform other financial functions. They create credit by creating deposits on the basis of their cash reserve ratio.

    PROVERBS
    proverb - is a saying that makes a truth or piece of wisdom easier to remember e.g. a stitch in time saves nine 
    fools rush in where angels fear to tread
     inexperienced people with little knowledge often become involved in difficult situations that smarter people would avoid Fools rush in where angels fear to tread and when house prices became very high many people decided to buy a house. 
    if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain
     if someone will not come to you then you must go to them The grandchildren would never visit their grandparents. However, if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain so the grandparents went to visit their grandchildren.

    A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
    Heart implanted in human, permanent artificial:
    Dr. Robert Jarvik, U.S., 1982.
    Heart, temporary artificial: Willem Kolff, Netherlands, U.S., 1957.

    Buzz Words
    Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
    Tribal marketing : Marketing strategy which consists in using the social behaviour of certain groups ('tribes') of consumers (e.g. surfers, rappers) to promote a product or service. Very often used by clothing and accessory brands.

    Vocabulary
    Plebeian - (adj.) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; (n.) a common person, member of the lower class
    Synonyms: (adj.) lowborn, proletarian, coarse, unrefined
      Antonyms: (adj.) aristocratic, refined, cultivated

    Tongue Twister
      Chop shops stock chops.
    (Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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Posted Date : 29-Oct-2018
  • Economics Terminology  
    Economic growth - An increase in the total output of a nation over time.  Economic growth is usually measured as the annual rate of increase in a nation's real GDP.  

    A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
    Printing:  (block) Japan, c.700; (movable type) Korea, c.1400, Johann Gutenberg, Germany, c.1450; (lithography, offset) Aloys Senefelder, Germany, 1796; (rotary press) Richard Hoe, U.S., 1844; (linotype) Ottmar Mergenthaler, U.S., 1884.

    An idiom a day, keeps  confusion away 
    Big cheese
    The big cheese is the boss.
    Big Easy
    (USA) The Big Easy is New Orleans, Louisiana
    Cold sweat
    If something brings you out in a cold sweat, it frightens you a lot.
    Close at hand
    If something is close at hand, it is nearby or conveniently located.
    Face only a mother could love
    When someone has a face only a mother could love, they are ugly.

    Buzz Words

    Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
    Content farm :    A website that publishes large amounts of low-quality content, or content copied from elsewhere, in order to attract visitors and improve its search-engine rankings.

    Tongue Twister
    The two twenty two train tore through the tunnel.
    (Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

    Vocabulary
    acme - (n.) the highest point
      Synonyms: summit, top peak, pinnacle
      Antonyms: low point, bottom, nadir

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Posted Date : 28-Oct-2018
  • Economics Terminology  

    Human resources - The quantity and quality of human effort directed toward producing goods and services (also called labor). 

    A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
    Voltaic pile:  (forerunner of modern battery, first source of continuous electric current) Alessandro Volta, Italy, 1800.
    Wallpaper: Europe, 16th and 17th century.

    Internet Slang
    EPIC    Extremely awesome    
    HASHTAG    Label on Twitter to aid searching    
    IKR    I Know, Right
    STAHP    Stop

    Vocabulary
    Forlorn - (adj.) totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely; wretched or pitiful; almost hopeless
      Synonyms: woebegone, forsaken, bereft, pathetic
      Antonyms: jaunty, buoyant, blithe, chipper.

    PROVERBS
    proverb - is a saying that makes a truth or piece of wisdom easier to remember e.g. a stitch in time saves nine 
    he who pays the piper calls the tune
     the person who pays for something should co trol how it is spent or used The oil company was pa ing the expenses for the theater group. However, he who pays the piper calls the tune and they wanted to help decide which plays would be performed. 
    if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain
     if someone will not come to you then you must go to them The grandchildren would never visit their grandparents. However, if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain so the grandparents went to visit their grandchildren. 

    Buzz Words
    Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
    Netpicker : A person who surfs the internet looking for information in order to impress others with their knowledge of current events.

    Tongue Twister
    The instinct of an extrinct insect stinks.
    (Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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Posted Date : 27-Oct-2018
  • Economics Terminology  
    Subsidy- MONEY paid, usually by GOVERNMENT, to keep PRICES below what they would be in a free market, or to keep alive businesses that would otherwise go bust, or to make activities happen that otherwise would not take place. Subsidies can be a form of PROTECTIONISMby making domestic goods and SERVICES artificially competitive against IMPORTS. By distorting markets, they can impose large economic costs.

    An idiom a day, keeps  confusion away
    Birthday suit
    If you are in your birthday suit, you are naked.
    Bit part
    If someone has a small or unimportant role in something, they have a bit part.
    Child's play
    If something is child's play, it is very easy and simple.
    Class act
    Someone who's a class act is exceptional in what they do.
    Dutch uncle
    A Dutch uncle is a person who gives unwelcome advice.

    A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries

    Electrocardiography: Demonstrated by Augustus Waller, Switzerland, 1887; (first practical device for recording activity of heart) Willem Einthoven, 1903, Netherlands.

    Buzz Words

    Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
    Spinnish- The language used by spin doctors, spokes-persons, campaign managers, etc. when trying to present information in a favourable light.

    Tongue Twister
    Red rubber baby buggy bumpers bounce.
    (Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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Posted Date : 26-Oct-2018
  • Economics Terminology  
    Money market - A term denoting the set of institutions that handle the purchase or sale of short-term credit instruments like Treasury bills and commercial paper. 

    PROVERBS

    proverb - is a saying that makes a truth or piece of wisdom easier to remember e.g. a stitch in time saves nine 
    let the buyer beware
     the buyer of something is responsible to research the quality of the purchase before buying it (this expression is from the Latin - caveat emptor) The idea to let the buyer beware is important when you buy something. 
    When in Rome do as the Romans do
    When one is in a new place, country or situation he must adapt himself to the new manners and customs.
    you are what you eat
    in order to be fit and healthy you need to eat good food You are what you eat so you should try to eat healthy food. 

    Buzz Words
    Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
    Web rage : Anger or frustration as a result of difficulties or problems encountered when using the Internet.

    Vocabulary
    scavenger - (n.) a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feed on refuse or dead bodies
    Synonym: rummager

    Tongue Twister
     Six sick sea serpents swam the seven seas.
    (Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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