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For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
TS Eliot
Old Year and New Year by Christina Rossetti

New Year met me somewhat sad:
Old Year left me tired,
Stripped of favourite things I had
Baulked of much desired:
Yet further on my road to-day
God willing, further on my way.
Happy New Year

New Words!!!

navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
Please write and share the words or idioms that you learnt today.
Don't forget to write the meanings!
Please write at most 5 words or idioms in a comment!
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  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I start it by myself.
    get your hands on:to find something.

    souvenir:Something you buy or keep to help you remember a holiday or special event.

    a bit steep:an idiom for describing high prices.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    I am planning to start a similar thing like this. But, thanks for making such efforts to learn English. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks dear @Bubbly .
    Please participate and encourage others too.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    get a grip (on yourself):to make an ​effort to ​control ​your ​emotions and ​behave more calmly.
    ex:I just ​think he ought to get a grip on himself - he's ​behaving like a ​child
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blow sb away: to surprise or please someone very much.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    racist:someone who ​believes that other ​races are not as good as ​their own and ​therefore ​treats them unfairly.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    quadriplegic:A person who is permanently unable to move any of their arm &legs.

    dignity:calm, ​serious, and ​controlled ​behaviour that makes ​people ​respect you.

    dexterity:the ​ability to ​perform a ​difficult ​action ​quickly and ​skilfully with the ​hands, or the ​ability to ​think ​quickly and ​effectively.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    caring:kind,helpful and showing that you care about other people.
    conservative:opposed to great or sudden special change.prefer traditional styles and values.
    coop up:to keep a person or animal inside a building or a small space.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    Usually, street hawkers attract their customers with dexterity.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for participation dear @Bubbly !!
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian keep going but with a bit difficult words. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    far off:something that is impossible to happen.

    far fetched:something far to happen but not impossible.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    thaw:to (​cause to) ​change from a ​solid, ​frozen ​state to a ​liquid or ​soft one, because of an ​increase in ​temperature.
    take off:become successful(about project)

    Catch on:1)become popular.
    2)to ​understand, ​especially after a ​long ​time.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian try to post 3-5 words in a day and let others to make sentences.:)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I will @Bubbly ,
    I think it is a good idea to let others make sentences with words!
    Thanks for your advice!
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gnawing(adj):continuously ​uncomfortable, ​worrying, or ​painful.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a gnawing remorse about mocking my friend.

    After three ​days, we ​felt an ​agonizing, gnawing ​hunger.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    Another meaning of gnaw: to bite, chew on, or erode with the teeth.

    The rat gnawed my slippers last night.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Babies like to gnaw(bite) hard ​objects when they're ​teething
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mortified:very embarrased.

    swearing: ​rude or ​offensive ​language that someone uses, ​especially when they are ​angry.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    She was ​absolutely mortified to ​hear her ​son ​swearing at the ​teacher.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    I am mortified because nobody participates in my discussion! :)
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian I take part in this discussion, still you are mortified. :)
  • FoieglanFoieglan Posts: 57 Inactive
    There is an application for android (maybe for Apple too) and it's called "English idioms and phrases", created by Miracle Funbox. It is very useful!
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Foieglan we have thousands more apps.but honestly speaking we don't use them for learning purpose. This is really sad. I think @navidafrasiabian put a good effort to bring them one by one. So that we can understand them and use them into sentences. :)
  • FoieglanFoieglan Posts: 57 Inactive
    @Bubbly I didn't want to wake the impression that I don't encourage the initiative of this discussion. It's very good! But for people that don't want to be limited to this forum you know... So, good job @navidafrasiabian !
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No,I am good now @Bubbly .
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Foieglan Yes. We need to support each other because we all are students as well as teachers. The only thing is to participate in different discussions and that makes the only difference. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @lynne and @april,
    please give me your opinion about this discussion and words?!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,067 mod
    Good idea, @navidafrasiabian, but maybe it's better to put the idioms in sentences to make the meaning and usage clearer.
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