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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

English Word Learning Program: Recondite; Compendious

Our learned, veteran ENT expert with 41 years of experience has recently started another group for learning and understanding English words. Maybe, at the initial stage of our lives and as a mandatory requirement all of us are compelled to go through learning new words. But, after schooling and settling down in their career/life, most of them conclude that whatever is learnt is more than enough and no more learning is required. No doubt, it is a popular tendency 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. Let us have a look at a couple of words for today: Recondite: Difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend: DEEP A