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Today's Words: Cliché, Gauche and Disparate

Cliché  Refers to a saying or expression that has been so overused that it has become boring and unoriginal. Think about the expressions "easy as pie," or "don't play with fire," or "beauty is skin deep." These are all cliches. A phrase or an idea that has been used so often that it no longer has much meaning and is not interesting His article is stuffed with cliches.  The cliche is a feature of bad journalism. The article collapses under the sheer weight of cliches. To use a well-worn cliche, it is packed with information. I've learned that the cliche about life not being fair is true. Gauche  Unsophisticated and socially awkward. A shy and gauche teenager Awkward; crude Adjective. lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless: Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche. 1. We're all a bit gauche when we're young. 2. She was a rather gauche, provincial creature. 3. It would be gauche to mention the price

New Words: Importune, Fractious, Obfuscate, Asperity

It truly works even for our studies. Studies show that it is only the third revision that converts short-term memory to long-term memory molecules in the hippocampus area of the brain. But the gap between revisions should be equidistant i.e., either every day for three days, every week, three weeks or even once a month for the three months but the distance between revisions should be the same. Three is the magical number. If you don't do this, difficult words will disappear from your brain. Importune Harass (someone) persistently for or to do something. "reporters importuned him with pointed questions" To make repeated, forceful requests for something, usually in a way that is annoying or causing slight problems: As a tourist, you are importuned for money the moment you step outside your hotel One can no longer walk the streets without seeing beggars importuning passers-by. I bombarded the War Office and importuned the Red Cross, but all to no avail. It might have been tr