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know your stuff Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary


ambivalent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

The reaction to the dancers themselves was <i>ambivalent</i>.<p>From<p>Wikipedia<p>Insecure-<i>ambivalent</i> elderly parents are more likely to act in an overly clingy way …


ominous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

At this point, the narrator breaks into the narrative to apostrophise about the <i>ominous</i> future closing in on youthful innocence.<p>From<p>Wikipedia<p>A group …


portly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

His love for the good life let him to be <i>portly</i> at a young age, although later he slimmed down.<p>From<p>Wikipedia<p>He was a <i>portly</i> figure with a handlebar …


pinstripe Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary


discerning Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

› <b>showing good judgment, especially about style and quality:</b><p>a discerning customer<p>Thesaurus: synonyms and related words<p>Wise and sensible<p><b>an old/a wise</b> …


yarn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary


35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Our editors pick their ultimate beach reads (but they're good to read at home, by the pool, or in a tent, too):

How to Live in the Moment

Five visionaries share their thoughts on what it takes to seize the day.<p>Photo: David Levinson/Getty Images<p>The Altruist:<br>Karen Armstrong<p>Photo: Courtesy …

Virago anniversary: female writers pick favourite books

For the past 40 years one publisher dedicated itself solely to women’s writing – and in the process has garnered legions of fans. To mark Virago’s milestone birthday 10 female authors chose their much-loved books from its catalogue.<p><b>Hilary Mantel on Angel by Elizabeth Taylor (1957)</b><p>At the end of …


Dan Brown, diets and Swedish fiction: what we've read so far in 2013

The nation's reading in the first half of the year has been dominated by Dan Brown and diet books, with a peppering of literary and break-out …

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …