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  • Word of the Day

    Abate (verb)

    Meaning: To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen.

    “The wind finally abated.”

    “The storm suddenly abated.”

    Synonyms: subside, decline, diminish, fade, slacken, slow, allay, dull, ebb, quell, taper, wane, unlax.

    Antonyms: increase, intensify, raise, develop, prolong, grow, enlarge, win, rise, amplify, forward, enhance, expand, revive.

  • Idioms of the Day

    Bite the Bullet

    Meaning: ​ to ​make yourself do something or accept something difficult or unpleasant.

    “He decided to bite the bullet and pay the extra for the house he really wanted”

    Last-Ditch Effort

    Meaning: A final try at doing something; the last possible attempt.

    “She made one last-ditch effort to get him to stay but it was no use.”

    A Piece of Cake

    Meaning: A task that can be accomplished very easily.

    “Solving sums is a piece of cake for me.”