Words & Phrases
in a tough situation
Dad! I’m in a predicament! Can you please deposit some extra money in my account?
a small introductory part of a longer paper or speech
He prefaced his speech by saying, ”This is the first time that I have ever spoken in front of a large group.”
having the privilege of seeing or hearing something before others do
Kitty: Do you know what our bonus is going to be this year?
Lawrence: No, I don’t. Only the CEO and Vice President are privy to that information.
voluntarily working without pay
I was a bit surprised that my lawyer took my case pro bono.
putting something off that you could be doing now
Almost every student will procrastinate one time or another on his/her homework assignments.
one who believes in something and fights for it
is a proponent of continuing the research on global warming.
a set number of people or things that are allowed at any given time
The United States of America has a quota for how many immigrants can become American citizens.
used to include information that was said by someone else
Bernadette said to me, and I quote, "I promise I won’t text when we’re having lunch together any more."
a phrase that is used to accurately repeat what someone or others said
Mandy: Can you believe what Nancy told Maria? She said, quote unquote, "I'm never 'gonna' smoke again!"
DeAnne: Yeah right ... How many times have we heard her say that?