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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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New Words!!!

navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
Please write and share the words or idioms that you learnt today.
Don't forget to write the meanings!
Please write at most 5 words or idioms in a comment!
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  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I start it by myself.
    get your hands on:to find something.

    souvenir:Something you buy or keep to help you remember a holiday or special event.

    a bit steep:an idiom for describing high prices.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I am planning to start a similar thing like this. But, thanks for making such efforts to learn English. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks dear @Bubbly .
    Please participate and encourage others too.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    get a grip (on yourself):to make an ​effort to ​control ​your ​emotions and ​behave more calmly.
    ex:I just ​think he ought to get a grip on himself - he's ​behaving like a ​child
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blow sb away: to surprise or please someone very much.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    racist:someone who ​believes that other ​races are not as good as ​their own and ​therefore ​treats them unfairly.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    quadriplegic:A person who is permanently unable to move any of their arm &legs.

    dignity:calm, ​serious, and ​controlled ​behaviour that makes ​people ​respect you.

    dexterity:the ​ability to ​perform a ​difficult ​action ​quickly and ​skilfully with the ​hands, or the ​ability to ​think ​quickly and ​effectively.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    caring:kind,helpful and showing that you care about other people.
    conservative:opposed to great or sudden special change.prefer traditional styles and values.
    coop up:to keep a person or animal inside a building or a small space.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Usually, street hawkers attract their customers with dexterity.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for participation dear @Bubbly !!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian keep going but with a bit difficult words. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    far off:something that is impossible to happen.

    far fetched:something far to happen but not impossible.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    thaw:to (​cause to) ​change from a ​solid, ​frozen ​state to a ​liquid or ​soft one, because of an ​increase in ​temperature.
    take off:become successful(about project)

    Catch on:1)become popular.
    2)to ​understand, ​especially after a ​long ​time.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian try to post 3-5 words in a day and let others to make sentences.:)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I will @Bubbly ,
    I think it is a good idea to let others make sentences with words!
    Thanks for your advice!
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gnawing(adj):continuously ​uncomfortable, ​worrying, or ​painful.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a gnawing remorse about mocking my friend.

    After three ​days, we ​felt an ​agonizing, gnawing ​hunger.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Another meaning of gnaw: to bite, chew on, or erode with the teeth.

    The rat gnawed my slippers last night.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Babies like to gnaw(bite) hard ​objects when they're ​teething
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mortified:very embarrased.

    swearing: ​rude or ​offensive ​language that someone uses, ​especially when they are ​angry.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    She was ​absolutely mortified to ​hear her ​son ​swearing at the ​teacher.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    I am mortified because nobody participates in my discussion! :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian I take part in this discussion, still you are mortified. :)
  • FoieglanFoieglan Posts: 57 Inactive
    There is an application for android (maybe for Apple too) and it's called "English idioms and phrases", created by Miracle Funbox. It is very useful!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Foieglan we have thousands more apps.but honestly speaking we don't use them for learning purpose. This is really sad. I think @navidafrasiabian put a good effort to bring them one by one. So that we can understand them and use them into sentences. :)
  • FoieglanFoieglan Posts: 57 Inactive
    @Bubbly I didn't want to wake the impression that I don't encourage the initiative of this discussion. It's very good! But for people that don't want to be limited to this forum you know... So, good job @navidafrasiabian !
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No,I am good now @Bubbly .
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Foieglan Yes. We need to support each other because we all are students as well as teachers. The only thing is to participate in different discussions and that makes the only difference. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @lynne and @april,
    please give me your opinion about this discussion and words?!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,497 mod
    Good idea, @navidafrasiabian, but maybe it's better to put the idioms in sentences to make the meaning and usage clearer.
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