Friday, 30 January 2015

Day 12


  • PLEDGE
  1. To make a solemn promise (to do something).
  2. To deposit something as a security; to pawn.
  3. To give assurance of friendship by the act of drinking
Eg:
  1. We have this pledge among ourselves not getting a Texas mile near any of these cases.
  2. And with my heart I pledge to you all that I am.

  • ENDOWMENT
  1. Funds or property donated to an institution, individual, or group as a source of income.
  2. A natural gift, ability, or quality.
Eg:
  1. The trustees cannot normally spend permanent endowment without our authority.
  2. No win, no fee on endowment compensation claims.

  • ESTEEM
  1. to have great regard for; value highly; respect
  2. to hold to be; consider; regard 
Eg:
  1. We esteem it an honor to be invited to their wedding of the year.

  • GUSH
  1. To flow forth suddenly, in great volume.
  2. To make an excessive display of enthusiasm or sentiment.
Eg:
  1. He decided that even if she sounded like a cat in heat, he would gush over her with praise.
  2. Water gushes from a fountain and it looks very beautiful.



  • PERCOLATE (v)
  1. To drain or seep through a porous material or filter.
  2. To become lively or active.
  3. To spread slowly or gradually
Eg:
  1. The acid was allowed to percolate downwards until it disappeared from sight.
  2. All rainwater is allowed to percolate back into the ground via a graveled parking area.