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Profile: Emel Rapchan
User Name: Emel Rapchan
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Last Visit: Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:46:02 PM
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Topic: habit-forming
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 12:13:10 PM
- addictive, compulsive, moreish
Topic: make (something) up as (one) goes (along)
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:16:20 PM
make (something) up as (one) goes (along)

- My father was invited to speak in my sister's marriage, but as he forgot the previously prepared speech he made it up as he went along by catching quotes from Shakespeare and merge with his own words.
- He never knows what to say in such situations so he is all the time making it up as he goes along.
Topic: make heavy going of (something)
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:23:01 AM
make heavy going of (something)

- The government has made heavy going of voting this bill into law by casting shades on the opposition party.
- They are making heavy going of approving the agreement on the House before the end of the elective period.
Topic: raillery
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:53:40 AM
- badinage, banter, light teasing, give-and-take
- The entire class was quiet under the shadows cast by Mr. Cat by his comments when suddenly the climate turned toward raillery because of John and his all-the-time-fun replies.
Topic: Behold, the fool saith, "Put not all thine eggs in the one basket"—which is but a manner of saying, "Scatter your money and...
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:17:28 AM
Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens
- The adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- American, novelist, humorist, and writer of the American criticism.
Topic: make ground
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 12:31:29 PM
For having a number of idioms related to GROUND, let me put some of them here

make ground - to become more popular or accepted
- The vegetarianism is making ground amongst the athlete community in the US.
- The government has made ground in regards to their intentions to approve the death penalty for drugs crimes. (only hypothetically)

make ground on (someone or something) - to advance and prosper at the expense of someone (or something) else
- The government has made ground on the recent drugs scandals to approve the death penalty for this kind of crime.
- She is playing on us by making ground on our recent problems.

make/gain ground against (something) - to advance in value in comparison to something else, especially currency.
- The US dollar has been making ground against the euro recently as the Brexit process is going on.
- Recently, the dollar gained ground against Brazilian Reais (BRL) due to Brazilian Exchange Market's variations and uncertainties.

gain ground - (the same of make) + to advance toward some desired location
- The Government army has gained ground in the rebel territory overnight.

gain ground on(someone or something) - (the same of make) + to advance toward some desired location
- The company has gained ground on us by playing a very unfair game on us.
- The enemy army has gained ground on us, since the evening. Our troops are gaining ground on hostile position.

Topic: palpate
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:47:10 AM
- feel, finger, handle, touch
Topic: self-sufficient
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 5:02:04 PM
- self-sustaining, self-sufficing, self-contained, self-supporting
- autonomous, separate, unrelated, independent

- During Lula presidency, Brazil became a self-sufficient country in oil production in terms that they became able to produce and sell oil in the same amount of the international importation, allegedly, reducing the Brazilian dependency on international oil price.
- The Brazilian's self-sufficiency turned out something wasted since the recent scandals on bribery and corruption that ended up in dragging mounds of money from the Brazilian's oil company Petrobras, once one of eight greatest oil company.
Topic: make as though
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 10:10:41 AM
make as though

- The Government Party is making so much noise for almost nothing, as they make though they really care about the people that they allegedly advocate for.
- I'm not buying his behavior towards my sister as he makes as though he really liked her. He is a moron misogynist that no one should trust him.
Topic: fungicide
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 10:05:29 AM
- antifungal, antimycotic

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