Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Day 16


  • SCROUNGE
  1. To seek to obtain something by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation
  2. To forage about in an effort to acquire something at no cost.
Eg:
  1. The old man scrounges for a cigarette because he is lacking of money to buy one.
  2. It is 3 a.m and I am scrounging around the kitchen foe a late-night snack.


  • FORAGE
  1. food for domestic animals; fodder
  2. a search for food or provisions
Eg :
  1. My mother asked me to buy forage for the family pet.
  2. Teams of green dotted ants forage outward for food.


  • ABBREVIATE

  1. To make shorter.
  2. To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
Eg:
  1. The manager abbreviated the meeting to make time for the ambassador's visit to their construction site.
  2. To abbreviate the name of New York City, you would use NYC to represent the full city name.

  • GIDDY
  1. Dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.
  2. Causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness.
  3. Lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated.

Eg:
  1. The man becomes giddy upon standing up so fast.
  2. They climbed to a giddy height.
  3. The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.

  • CONCEAL
  1. To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret.
Eg:
  1. He tried to conceal the truth about his health.