Words & Phrases
worried or troubled about someone or something
I’m really concerned about my son. I think he might be smoking cigarettes.
putting someone down by making a negative comment
It was so condescending when Fred told me that I should keep my day job. He doesn't think I’m a good enough singer to be successful.
the result of some type of action
OK ... I admit that I was driving too fast, and now the consequence is a speeding ticket. My dad's 'gonna' kill me!
something said or done that is opposite in meaning
William told me that he’s tryin' to lose weight, but I’ve seen 'im eating fast food several times. Wouldn’t you say that’s a contradiction?
talking with others
I like to converse with my neighbor because he has so much to say.
important family morals and beliefs
Two of the core values of our family are to treat people the way you want them to treat you and to always respect your elders.
when you do something that goes against what your common sense tells you to do
Despite knowing all the downsides of taking this job, he accepted it anyway. It was a counterintuitive decision.
carefully prepare for what might be ahead
There are a lot of people coming to this event and it could get crazy, so we need to be sure to cover all the bases.
times along the path of life when we need to make major decisions
I’m at a major crossroad in my life. I need to decide whether to stay in my hometown and work or to accept the job I was offered in another state.
well dressed and well groomed
You look very dapper today, Gregory!