Posted by: Idioma Extra | March 20, 2011

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Word of the Day

in·tri·cate: \ˈin-tri-kət\
Origin:  Middle English, from Latin intricatus, past participle ofintricare to entangle, from in-tricae trifles, complications
First Known Use: 15th century
1: having many complexly interrelating parts or elements: complicated <intricate machinery> <an intricate plot>
2: difficult to resolve or analyze
— in·tri·cate·ly adverb
— in·tri·cate·ness noun

More Vocabulary

Advesary: n. one that contends with, opposes, or resists
Call: v.
to halt (as a baseball game) because of unsuitable conditions
Debate: n. a discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something ◊A debate can be an organized event, an informal discussion between two or more people, or a general discussion that involves many people
Dignify: v.
to give distinction to
Provoke: v. to incite to anger
Rebut: v. to prove (something) is false by using arguments or evidence
Suspenders: n. one of two supporting bands worn across the shoulders to support trousers, skirt, or belt —usually used in plural
Tacky: adj. not having or exhibiting good taste
Whitebread: adj. pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class;bourgeois (derogatory slang term)

Love those Phrasal Verbs

Shut up: to stop talking; become silent
I thought the neighbors would never shut up and let me sleep.

Expressions and sayings:

Ain´t: is a colloquialism and contraction for “am not”, “is not”, “are not”, “has not”, and “have not”
Beating the daylight out of: to batter someone severely
C´mon: contraction of come on
Don´t sweat it: something that you say in order to tell someone not to worry
Psych out: the act or an instance of undermining someone’s confidence by psychological means


We challenge you to use one of the expressions and sayings from above, this week with your friends, colleagues, or use them with your teachers! Drop us a line and let us know how it´s going.

For those of you film buffs out there, there are two famous actores in this video. Can you guess who they are?

NOHN VOTTAAR _____________________

EAMJS ODOSW _______________________


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