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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

Fill This Blank With Yes or No: -----I Don't Have a Brain

  Our learned, veteran ENT expert with 41 years of experience has recently started another group for learning and understanding English words. These days, he has launched multiple groups. Where he gets so much time to handle them looks like a wonder as he also has a hectic schedule. There is no dearth of eternal learners as knowing, understanding and learning is a never-ending exercise for those having the urge to keep learning, irrespective of one's age and stage in life. So, let us be thankful for the Doctor preferring to remain anonymous and including me in the group having 300+ members almost all of them being doctors and medical practitioners.  Ending learning is also ending life: R Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, senior Advocate of Karnataka High Court heaped praise on the new group of understanding words. He is also equally appreciative of the attempts of the veteran ENT Doctor to disseminate. R Vijay Bhaskar Reddy says-"Learning is never-ending and ending learning is equal to en