Words & Phrases
own up to something
I acknowledge that I don’t know enough about global warming to serve on this committee. Can you find someone else?
a term made from the first letters of words
The acronym STEM means: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. Interesting, huh?
a feeling of strong energy that is felt all of a sudden
When he did a bungee jump for the first time, he had an adrenaline rush.
a person who is really into a particular sport or game
Leonard is a chess aficionado, and he's an excellent player!
a list of things to discuss and/or do during a period of time
What’s on your agenda today?
comparing two things that are similar in order to better understand a term or an idea
I had to find an example of an analogy in the poem that we were reading in our English class.
bring up something in the past that is not necessary to talk about again
Mark: Are you still going to let that bother you?
Jeremy: Geez! As far as I'm concerned, it’s ancient history!
something that is different from everything else and rarely happens
Do you know of any anomalies? Yeah, as a matter of fact. I saw a two-headed snake at a country fair.
acknowledging the value of something or someone
I appreciate all the work that you guys did on my house.
someone who thinks s/he is better than others
Some star players are becoming very arrogant since they're doing so well this season.