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Flashy

Flashy

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 Prescribe vs proscribe
 We should be very careful while using either one of these words, because they areopposites.
 Prescribe
means 'to advise or order (the use of)', e.g. the books prescribed for  study on this course.
 Proscribe
 , on the other hand, means 'to condemn or prohibit', e.g.This book was formerly proscribed by the Church.
la
 shy
 flæ
i/ 
adj 
ective
 comparative and superlative forms:
 fla
 shier;
 fla
 shiest 
 Status: usually disapproving 
:
bright or fancy in a way that is meant to attract attention
:
 gaudy rich young men
 
who drive flashy cars  flashy glamour  flashycolors/clothes  a flashy dresser  flashy ads  ² 
 
 fla
 shi 
 y
 / 
 flæ
li/ adverb flashily dressed   ² 
 
 fla
 shiness
 / 
 flæ
in
 s/ noun [noncount]
 I 
nsure vs ensure vs
a
 ssure
  All words are confusing because they sound similar, however, they have almost nothing in common.
 I 
nsure
means 'to arrange for the payment of a sum of money in the event of the loss',e.g. He insured his life for 20,000$.
 Ensure
is a rather formal word, which means 'to make sure', e.g.You should ensurethat your television set is switched off at night .
 Assure
means 'to cause to feel sure or certain; convince', e.g. I assured him that thehouse was emptyor  I assured him of my support .
 
compe
ll 
ing 
/k 
m
 p
/ 
adj 
ective
 comparative and superlative forms:
more compe
ll 
ing; most compe
ll 
ing 
 
1 :
very interesting 
:
able to capture and hold your attention The novel was so compelling that I couldn¶t put it down. 
2 :
capable of causing someone to believe or agree compellingevidence  He madea compelling argument. 
3 :
 strong and forceful 
:
causing you to feel that you must do something  I would need avery compelling reason to leave my job.  She had a compelling need to share what shehad heard.  acompelling desire  ² 
compe
ll 
ing 
 y
adverb The novel was compellingly written. 
 Fewer vs
ess
 They cannot be used alternatively.
 Fewer 
should be used with countable nouns in the plural form, e.g. Fewer boys than girls want to become nurses.
 Less
is used when we talk about amounts, usually with nouns in the singular form, e.g. He earns less than 500$ per week .
a
e
d/ 
verb
 inflected forms:
a
 s;
a
e
;
a
ing 
 
:
to provide what is useful or necessary
:
help [with object] They gave money in order to aid the cause.  She aided them in their efforts.  He jumped into the water to aid thedrowning child.  His position was aided [=strengthened] by the fact that he was right. a home run that was aided by the wind  aiding the poor  Sheaided the governmentin
 
the attempt to fight illiteracy.  She is charged with
a
ing 
a
n
 
a
betting 
[=helping and encouraging] the thief in his getaway.[no object] ² usually followed by in Sheaided in t 
 
he attempt to fight illiteracy.  His research aided in the discovery of a newtreatment for cancer.  The research aided inestablishing new theories. 

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