Friday, 30 January 2015

Day 13

  • COTERIE (n)
  1. A circle of people who associate with one another.
  2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
  3. A communal burrow of prairie dogs.
  1. The new junior employee joined our merry after-hours coterie.
  2. A tightly-knit coterie of executive power brokers made all the real decisions in the company.
  3. The coterie was located in the middle of our wheat field.

  • KIBBUTZ (n)
  1. A community, usually a village, based on a high level of social and economical sharing, equality, direct democracy and tight social relations.
  1. In the top of the cliff there was a small kibbutz where there was a mosque and we perform our prayer there.

  • MOB (v)
  1. To crowd around and jostle or annoy, especially in anger or excessive enthusiasm: 
  2. To crowd into 
  1. Eager fans mobbed the popular singer in the concert.
  2. Visitors mobbed the fairgrounds.

  1.  to make happy, excited or proud.
  1. She was elated to receive the proposal under a beam moonlight. 

  • WAGE
  1. One's total income for a time period
  1. Wages were also raised to head off the increasing working class discontent.

Day 12

  1. To make a solemn promise (to do something).
  2. To deposit something as a security; to pawn.
  3. To give assurance of friendship by the act of drinking
  1. We have this pledge among ourselves not getting a Texas mile near any of these cases.
  2. And with my heart I pledge to you all that I am.

  1. Funds or property donated to an institution, individual, or group as a source of income.
  2. A natural gift, ability, or quality.
  1. The trustees cannot normally spend permanent endowment without our authority.
  2. No win, no fee on endowment compensation claims.

  1. to have great regard for; value highly; respect
  2. to hold to be; consider; regard 
  1. We esteem it an honor to be invited to their wedding of the year.

  • GUSH
  1. To flow forth suddenly, in great volume.
  2. To make an excessive display of enthusiasm or sentiment.
  1. He decided that even if she sounded like a cat in heat, he would gush over her with praise.
  2. Water gushes from a fountain and it looks very beautiful.

  1. To drain or seep through a porous material or filter.
  2. To become lively or active.
  3. To spread slowly or gradually
  1. The acid was allowed to percolate downwards until it disappeared from sight.
  2. All rainwater is allowed to percolate back into the ground via a graveled parking area.

Day 11

  • ARSE (v)
  1. To be silly, act stupid or mess around.
  2. To make, to bother.
  3. I can't be arsed to write that essay for tomorrow.
  1. Stop arsing around ! You make me tupsy-turvy. 
  2. If one cannot be arsed to do something, one does not have the will to make the effort to do it.
  3. I can't be arsed to write the essay for tomorrow.

  1. women's long, warm underwear

  1. She wears snuggy to keep her warm on the winter.

  • GORY (adj)
  1. covered with blood, very bloody
  2. unpleasant
Eg :
  1. As she bent to tie her shoes, a gory vision made her stagger.
  2. The Japanese press showed photos of the gory scene.

  1. to move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness
  2. to lose determination, strength of purpose
  1. She was stagger and had hit the wall which then she was rescued by a charming man.
  2. After losing in the battle, she had stagger.

  1. The huge size or scale of something, or is defined as something that is defined as extremely important.
  1. First step is to grasp the enormity of the challenge.

Day 10

I have adjourned this blog for almost a weeks. What a lazy me right? Actually, we are all quite busy this week because our class have been started. Therefore, the network here is not too good for me to update this blog. Going to academic block is such a thousand miles for me. So i decided to update this blog once a week. Can I?

Since we had got into our classroom, I had met my very nice, exuberant, delighted, beautiful English lecturer. Her name is Madam Alia if I am not mistaken. Unfortunately, I don't have her photo yet and I can't post it right now. She's kinda a mother-like lecturer and I adore her because of her advice which give me some sort of spirit, encouragement for me to improve and doing well in my 10 months here at KKTM Ledang.

So, here are my adjourned words for this week. 20 words in total.

  • DEVOUR(v)

  1. To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily
  2. To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.
  3. The fire was devouring the building.
  4. To take in avidly with the intellect.
  5. To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.

  1. He was too hungry to devour the food as he did not eat for almost 3 days due to the flood in his village.
  2. The fire devoured the building last night.
  3. She intended to devour the book.
  4. After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.

  • ENGROSS (v)
  1. to take all of someone's attention
  1. The novel engrosses every reader as it is full of good things.

  • AVIDLY (adj)
  1. having an intense craving; greedy: avid for power
  2. eager and enthusiastic: an avid reader
  1. The mayor is avidly for the power even though he had enough wealthy to live with.
  2. She is reading avidly the novel which was written by the famous author, Cecelia Ahern.

  1. Given to intruding in other people's affairs
Eg :
  1. If I can't take care of my own stable, I shouldn't be meddling in yours?

  • LAFF
  1. (chiefly humorous or for children) Alternative spelling of laugh
  1. The audience laff at the joker , who is making her joke on the huge stage.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Day 9

First day getting into our class. Quite amazing because my classmates have a lot of different personalities. And two of my classmates are my roommates too. What a small world isn't it?
Proceeding with my 5 new words of the day ~

  • TOME

  1. One of the books in a work of several volumes.
  2. A book, especially a large or scholarly one.

  1. The tome was far heavier than he thought as it is made of something different than cardboard or paper.
  2. The psychology's students have to study the 800 pages of tome. 

  • BREW
  1. to make something to drink by mixing parts together, boiling and steeping, or making a plan.

  1. A favorite hobby of many older ladies is to brew their own apricot or plum brandy.

  1. to think up; devise; scheme; plan: to contrive a way to help
  2. to construct skillfully or ingeniously; fabricate
  3. to bring about, as by a scheme; manage: he contrived to get in
  4. to scheme for evil purposes
  1. They contrived together to help the homeless person a home to stay. 
  2. He contrived to get into the well-known school after a few interviews.
  3. The thieves contrive to get into the big, luxury house after turning off the security system.

  1. to carry on a secret love affair
  2. to plot or scheme secretly or underhandedly
Eg :
  1. They had an intrigue many yeas ago.
  2. Maybe it was the intrigue, or maybe it was that gut feeling that something wasn't as it appeared.

  1. To delay; to be late in beginning or doing anything.
  2. To linger in expectation of something or until something is done or happens.
  3. To abide, stay or wait somewhere, especially if longer than planned.
  4. To stay somewhere temporarily
  1. It is true that Mrs. Nora will come though she may be tarry.
  2. Alya has been tarry for waiting for her boyfriend who is late for almost one hour.
  3. She lives in a tarry house until her husband gets home from his work. 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Day 8

Proceeding with my next 5 new words of the day.
Before that, I want to share something that may help all of us to get many, many, many and as many new words that we can. Here it is .

Doing a page of word search a day and I will get a lot of new words.Do believe me. So, new words for today are related to time delaying.

  1. To postpone
  2. To end or suspend an event
  3. To move from one place to another.
  1. The meeting is adjourned until the manager come back from a work visit in Korea.
  2. The game will adjourn for lunch.
  3. After dinner, we will adjourn to the nearest park.

  1. causing or tending to cause delay; meant to gain time, defer action
  2. inclined to delay; slow or late in doing thing
Eg :
  1. My dilatory way of replying all the letters make the work become worst.
  2. He is such a dilatory and has all the bad qualities which we should not take him to work in here again.

  1. Resulting in no effect.
  2. Reluctant to work or to exert oneself.
  3. Having no reason,having no point, reason, or purpose.
Eg :
  1. It is otiose using this product.
  2. He is an otiose person as he always come late to office.
  3. It is otiose to talk about that girl.

  1. being sluggish or having little energy.
Eg :
  1. Uncle Rahman awoke lethargic and in pain.

  • SNAIL'S PACE (n)
  1. A very slow rate of speed.
Eg :
  1. The fat boy walks as a snail's pace.

#1 Movie Highlight :

Hello, hi again. So, movie highlight for this week is FROZEN. It might sound clishe but this is all the movie that I have in my laptop for the time being. I will find another movie later on my friends' storage maybe. It is a lie if people does not know what this movie is all about. This movie is one of the most popular movie on 2014. So, do give them a big round of applause.

Basically, this movie is about two princesses who had died their parents. The eldest, Elsa had  power to freeze everything all around her and she could not control her power well. While her sister, Anna just a normal girl with an adorable personality. As Elsa cannot control her power well, she decided to get away from the society and live alone high in the far far away mountain, Anna tried to get her sister and he met a kind, messy man who had helped her a lot and they fell in love. They also had struggled to destroy a man who was trying to betrayed their kingdom.

I have been watching this movie a dozen times and I never feel boring on it. Besides of the characters that are designed well there is also a lot of lesson that can be learnt. I really love Olaf because he is kinda a cute, talk active, humored snowman. Based on this novel, I have learnt that, firstly, we should not trust the strangers easily because we just don't know what  are on their minds. They might finally let us down or betrayed us for their own good. Next, I have learnt that there is nothing more stronger than a family bond. As a saying says, blood is thicker than water. No matter how far we go, we will meet with our siblings. Therefore, we also have to struggle and being clever especially when solving our problems and planning a very great strategy to kill down our enemies. This movie is kinda full of romantic, love and also moral values that can be taken especially for a kids and also the adults.

#1 Review of Tell It To The Skies

And this is the novel that I had read all the days this week. At first, when I saw this novel in my friend's shelf, I had attracted to it as the color of the cover page is pink. For the information, I love red and pink is one of red's siblings. Without thinking for too long, I decided to borrow this novel from my new friend.

After finishing reading this novel, I was thinking about how people in the ancient time, their minds are blocked by the religious things without considering too much on effort to live in this world. It is true that we must have faith in our life but we also have to keep it balances with our everyday life.

Basically , this novel is about a woman, Lydia who had lost her parents. Her father died in an accident while her mother killed herself on a railway track, It was a tragic story, when she and her sister, Valarie had to live with their grandparents who they had never even met. It was a cruel and loveless new world for them when living with their grandparent. The situation had forced Lydia to grow up faster as a matured girl. She learnt to keep secrets and to trust sparingly and through it all she had been shadowed by guilt and grief.

In school, Lydia met with a boy, named Noah and they had spent their time together. They were getting closer and felt in love. But something wrong was happened and they had lost their contacts for a very long time. Then as an adult, Lydia lived peacefully with her step daughter in the beautiful city of Venice. But in single moment, her step daughter, Chiara introduced her boyfriend which had reminded him to the past where Lydia had to revisit the past she had been hiding for many years.

New words I had learnt :

Mom asked me to put doilies under the dish that were served on the dining table.

  • ENVY
People stared, women in envy and hunger.

A worked antimacassar lay upon her lap and a basket of colored silks stood upon a stool beside her.

So, here are some reviews from me for this novel.
Honestly, I just don't like the way their grandparents treated Lydia and Valarie. It was such a cruel, loveless cared that I ever seen by now. Their grandparents might did not like their mother but they should not treat their grandchildren as brutal as that. They have to well care them as they are younger and maybe feeling sorrow for their parents' death. They are human being too and they should not be injustice just like that. 
As for Lydia and Noah love story, yeahh. I do really love the way they met, the way they had spent their time together and the way they had become a really closed friend like a buddy. There are also some knowledge of Bible in this novel, religion stuffs here. At most, I could learn some of others belief and could take some of good lesson in their book.
I would like to recommend this book for everyone to read as it shows us the real value of love. Not just love with our mates but also love towards family and also as a neighbour. This novel had gave me a highly impact to appreciate everyone that are around me and do take a good care the one that we love tightly. 

Guess here for now. I want to take a nap for a while. Enjoying my evening ;) 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Day 6

  1. to argue about something unimportant 
  2. synonyms: fight, quarrel, have a row
  1. They always squabble about their mother's wealth.

  1. a dark image, shadow, or shape that you see against a light background
  2.  drawing of something or someone, often from the side, showing a black shape against a light background
  3. the particular shape certain clothes give you

  1. During sunset, I can see a dark silhouette of domes and minarets near the well-known building in Europe. 
  2. It is winter and I can see silhouette pictures of snowmen and reindeer
  3. Fitted clothes often give the neatest silhouettes.

  1. feral animals used to live with humans but have become wild
  1. The black, dotted cat had become feral after being pampered with its owner.

  1. someone who thinks and feels the way you do
  2. belonging to the same group or family
  1. We had a kindred spirit as we taught of the same thing about the movie.
  2. The protest included members of Free the Streets and kindred organisations to protest about the new rule of street. 

  • HARK
  1. used when you think someone is saying something stupid or acting as if they are more important than they really are
  2. used to tell someone to listen
Eg :
  1. 'Hark at him! I bet he couldn't do any better,' said Sam in the meeting seriously.
  2. It's useless to continually hark back to the past when it is not really that important.

And finally, the thirty words had been published. Feeling better right now actually. :)

Day 5

Just having my exuberant dinner with my beloved family. We had our 'ikan bakar' and it was absolutely increased my appetite.

Yeahh, looked delicious and appetizing right?
That's not the point. I am going to continue my last ten words for this week. Quite exciting cause I will talk about novel and also movie that I had watched this week on the next entry. Here you go ...

  1. a short loud sound like something hitting a hard surface
Eg :
  1. I heard a thwacking sound near the dump center when I was on my way home from school.

  • NOWT
  1. nothing - used especially in the North of England
  1. I had nowt to eat since yesterday as we had finished our food source.

  1. extremely painful
  2. very unpleasant to experience, especially because of involving a difficult choice or a long wait
  1. I had an accident and the pain was agonizingly.
  2. Amnah had to make an agonizingly decision whether to stay with her mother or stay by her own.

  1. when an object ricochets, it changes direction when it hits a surface at an angle
  2. something such as a bullet or a stone that has ricocheted
  1. He was hit in the arm by a ricochet during the war. 
  2. Bullets ricocheted off the boulders around him.

  1. someone who is not very tall
  2. very small
  1. He is a midget because he is the shortest boy in his class.
  2. It is a midget submarine that I have ever seen. 

Day 4

  • COO (v)
  1. to make soft quiet sounds, or to speak in a soft quiet way
  2. when doves or pigeons coo, they make a low soft cry
Eg :
  1. "Darling...." he cooed to her girl before proposing her on a candlelight dinner under a light crescent moon near the Eiffel Tower. 

  1. very unpleasant or shocking, and involving someone being killed or badly injured
Eg :
  1. Police described the incident as a gruesome attack which had killed almost 200 persons in a blink of an eye.

  • MYTH (n)
  1. an idea or story that many people believe, but which is not true
  2. an ancient story, especially one invented in order to explain natural or historical events
  1. The myth of Mahsuri is well-known in Malaysia especially in Langkawi because of her curse on that island .
  2. During my childhood, my grandmother often read me a myth and fairytale until I went to sleep soundly. 

  1. British English informal an uncomfortable feeling that you get when you are very nervous
  1. 'I feel collywobbles right now,' said Lydia to her mom.

  • TOPSY-TURVY (adj)
  1. in a state of complete disorder or confusion:
  1. He left his room all topsy-turvy as he had late for his first class on Monday. 

Guess, here for now, I am topsy-turvy right here as I am late for my driving class. Next update will be tonight. ;)

Day 3

  1. Not firm or solid; weak or flimsy
  2. Very small or negligible, as in importance, size, or amount
  3. Lacking or appearing to lack substance or reality
  1. The shed is made of insubstantial materials.
  2. There is many insubstantial dusk in the old house as no one has ever comes here since the death of its owner five years ago.
  3. The insubstantial vapor of an autumn field releasing my stress. 

  1. any of the first or earliest known inhabitants of a certain region; native
  2. the native animals or plants of a certain region
Eg :
  1. We taught the aborigines some new skills during our community service in Kota Lata, Perak.

  1. a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of the profit
Eg :
  1. MARA is a global entrepreneurship and educational center. 

  • PROSODY (n)
  1. the science or art of versification, including the study of metrical structure, stanza forms, etc.
  2. a particular system or style of versification and metrical structure 
Eg :
  1. The prosody was significant and owed much to Scottish philosophical discourse.
  2. The role of prosody in a voice mail summarization  system.

  • MOORLAND (n)
  1. Open land that has an acidic peaty soil and is mostly covered with heather or bracken
Eg :
  1. On the moorland, you may see some tiny flowers with yellow centers.

That's all for now. I'll continue it later. 

Day 2

So, here am I again. Writing a new word, many actually to help me, myself and also everybody to increase our vocabulary in English. To be honest, it is extremely, exuberant fun when learning English. Sure you will not regret when finding out new word to be used in your essay. Later on, your English teacher will be proud on you for your effort to improve yourself.
Yeah, here the eleventh word.

  • DANGLE (v)
  1. to hang or swing loosely, or to make something do this
  2. to offer something good to someone, in order to persuade them to do something
  1. I dangled my feet in a clear, cold water while listening to music from my new, red MP4 that was gifted by my father on my eleventh birthday.
  2.  A good pay package and a company car were dangled in front of her to assure her to work in their company. 

  • SWIVEL (v)
  1. to turn around quickly and face a different direction, or to make something do this
  1. She swivelled her chair far away from his boyfriend as she was disappointed with his reaction when she asked him to propose. 

  • FLOOZY (n)
  1. a woman who has sexual relationships with a lot of different men, in a way that you disapprove of
Eg :
  1. She is a floozy woman and she always migrating from one place to another place within three months. 

  1. a cotton shoe with a flat rubber

Eg :
  1. Plimsolls are trending on teenagers nowadays as an outfit of the day because it is very comfortable to wear. 

  1. weather that is sultry is hot with air that feels wet (humid)
  2. a woman who is sultry makes other people feel strong sexual attraction to her
Eg :
  1. It is a hot and sultry day when I have to wait outside the class as I do not finished my homework.
  2. She gave the man a sultry glance before she went home after having a dinner with him.

Day 1

New day at home. Finally... So, I am going to start my assignment from now on since I have delayed it for almost one week. 5 new words per day and should be at least 30 words already. I am going to compile the words in this entry, if I can't do that, I will have another entry maybe by tonight.

  • EXUBERANT (adj)
  1. full of energy, excitement and happiness
  2. (of plants, etc.) strong and healthy; growing quickly and well
Eg : 
  1. We had an exuberant holiday in Perak since we have not spent our time together for a long time as we were very busy with our own work. 
  2. Orchid plant, which my mother planted last week had an exuberant growth.

  •  EPIPHANY (n)
  1. Sudden and profound understanding of something.
  2. Christian celebration on January 6th that remembers when the Wise Man first saw Jesus.
Eg :
  1. In my first grade, I experienced an epiphany that girls were always treated differently from the boys.
  2. In Italy, Italian celebrates epiphany on La Befana festival.

  • TYRANT (n)
  1. An extremely oppressive, unjust, or cruel ruler.
  2. An absolute ruler who governs without restrictions, especially one who seized power illegally.
  3. An oppressive, harsh, arbitrary person
  1. The new rule that was enforced by the government was a tyrant and cruel enough for a low-profile family.
  2. My boss in the place where I am working is a tyrant.

  • ROUSE (v)
  1. To wake (someone) up.
  2. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited; stir up.
  3. To give rise to; bring about.
  1. Auntie Sierra rouses her children every morning to get them prepare for their new day at school.
  2. Ahmad rouses when he knows that his family is going to a vacation somewhere in Paris .
  3. That book roused my curiosity about our Mother Earth. 

  1. An acrobatic stunt in which the body rolls forward or backward in a complete revolution with the knees bent and the feet coming over the head. Also called somerset; also called regionally tumbleset.
  2. A complete reversal, as of sympathies or opinions.
Eg :
  1. A well-known acrobatic is doing a somersault and she gets an overwhelming support from the audiences.
  2. She is a somersault as she keeps changing her opinions.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

All About English

So, here it is. Our English task that we should do during our ten months here as a MADPP students. As for me, this task is quite challenging cause we have to be very discipline and consistent when updating our own blog everyday. Hopefully, by creating this blog and keeping it on update, everyone especially the MADPP students will get benefits and also for me myself to widen my vocabulary and also to improve my English.