Words & Phrases
when something is clear or easily understood
It’s obvious that we’re late. Everyone is already in their seats, and the professor has started lecturing.
someone or something that is different from others or strange in some particular way
That guy standing over there with the brown and purple cap is such an oddball.
lots of times
Oftentimes we go to the park on Sundays.
money that was left from a rich, deceased family member
I don’t have to worry so much about paying my bills because I’m still using old money.
a phrase that comes from Arabic that means to open something in a magical way -- now used for fun
I said, “Open sesame!,” and the door opened.
using your option to choose not to do something
I opted out of doing the extra credit assignments because I already had an A.
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things are becoming bigger than planned or desired
I’ve been making a list of who we want to invite to our wedding, but my mom says the guest list is getting out of control.
one side has more than the other
The guys on the team outnumber the girls 5 to 1.
doing way more than you need to do
She really went overboard when buying the decorations for the graduation event.