Posted by: Idioma Extra | March 27, 2011

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Evolution: Ross and Phoebe´s Points of View

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Word of the Day

Sense
\ˈsen(t)s\
Origin:  Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-Frenchsen, sens sensation, feeling, mechanism of perception, meaning, from Latin sensus, from sentire to perceive, feel; perhaps akin to Old High German sinnan to go, strive, Old English sith journey — more at send

First Known Use: 14th century
1: a meaning conveyed or intended : import, signification;especially : one of a set of meanings a word or phrase may bear especially as segregated in a dictionary entry
2a : the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs b : a specialized function or mechanism (as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimulic : the sensory mechanisms constituting a unit distinct from other functions (as movement or thought)
3: conscious awareness or rationality —usually used in plural<finally came to his senses>
a : a particular sensation or kind or quality of sensation <a good sense of balance>b : a definite but often vague awareness or impression <felt a sense of insecurity> <a sense of danger>c : a motivating awareness <a sense of shame>d : a discerning awareness and appreciation <her sense of humor>
5: consensus <the sense of the meeting>
6a : capacity for effective application of the powers of the mind as a basis for action or response : intelligence

More Vocabulary

Cave: v. to fall in or down especially from being undermined
Crap: n.  nonsense, rubbish
Crop circle: n.  a geometric and especially a circular pattern of flattened stalks in a field of grain now usually attributed to natural phenomena or to the work of hoaxers trying to create the impression of a visit by extraterrestrial beings
Evolution: n. a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations; also : the process described by this theory
Funky: adj.  odd or quaint in appearance or feeling
Gravity: n.  the natural force that tends to cause physical things to move towards each other : the force that causes things to fall towards the Earth
Overlord: n. an absolute or supreme ruler

Idioma Challenge

What is your point of view on evolution? Discuss it with your friends, family or teachers (in English) and then let us know!

Match up the saying with the definition.

I don´t buy (that) it to examine or think about a situation very carefully
Don´t get me started fall (believe) for something
There you go a lot of something
Under the microscope being mad
Can´t belive (you) caved not believing (something)
Mess of crap can indicate success in trying to do something
I´m pissed What one states when one has a largeamount of things to say (often negative)

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