Words & Phrases
confused and not knowing what to do next
I became discombobulated when our professor decided to change our science project assignment after I had already started it.
a miscommunication that can result in confusion
Apparently, there's a disconnect between what he said and what she understood.
something that makes you uncomfortable
It is disturbing that the number of car accidents involving cellphone usage is growing in number.
a small change that can cause a chain reaction
When someone yawns in class, there can be a domino effect where a lot of people will follow by also yawning.
an aircraft that is operated by remote-control rather than operated by a pilot
There is much controversy over the number of drones being flown.
being very thorough
If you give your homework due diligence, you’ll improve your English faster.
when you tell someone that you understand and will take the information into consideration
Student: I still have work to do. I need to cite my researched information, and then I’ll email my final paper later today.
Teacher: Duly noted.
completely surprised or amazed
I’m dumbfounded that Jerry got elected to serve on our committee without ever having any experience,