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Good Words: Stress Relief Phrases

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Here are some phrasal verbs/idioms that are often used when we’re talking about relieving (reducing) stress. “I’m going to treat myself to a piece of chocolate.” “Tonight, I’m treating myself to a hot bath and a novel. I haven’t […] [...]

Good Words: Genre

Tweet Genre: The online Oxford Learner’s Dictionary defines this as a particular type or style of literature, art, film or music that you can recognize because of its special features This is a pretty good definition. Check the linked word entry for its pronunciation, because this word is still pronounced in a somewhat French way. […] [...]

Good words: Hole in the wall

Tweet A hole in the wall, in current American English at least, usually refers to a small restaurant that may be dark, not well decorated, and otherwise not fancy. Most people use it in an affectionate way to refer to a place that is small and may not look nice, but has tasty food. When […] [...]

Good Words: Comfort food

Tweet “There is nothing, absolutely nothing that pleasures me more than a bowl of pasta and tomato sauce. When I want to reach out with all my love to my husband, a dish of pasta and tomatoes is almost always in my hands. When I am worn out and the world isn’t such a nice […] [...]

Good Words: Authentic

Tweet Authentic (adj.): Most dictionaries will tell you that this word basically means “real, not copied; true.” Examples of this usage include “an authentic Van Gogh painting” and “an authentic account of the war, written by a survivor.” English teachers sometimes use the word to mean that something was created in English, by English speakers, […] [...]