Genteel Definition & Synonyms from 601 Words You Need

Genteel definition and synonyms + antonyms and illustrations from the coursebook 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam used in real context for advanced learners of English such as GRE candidates. /dʒenˈtɪəl/ (adj) Genteel definition having or showing characteristics of the elite or high social classes, respectable, sophisticated, polite and urbane, refined, … Read more

Deference GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Deference GRE Vocabulary Flashcard /ˈdef.ər.əns/ (noun) politeness and respect, courtesy, veneration, submissiveness, reverence, obeisance, obsequiousness, submission, admiration, honor, esteem, homage, regard Treating a person with respect and deference versus treating that person with dignity are not exactly the same, and there is an important distinction. Respect acknowledges the behavior while dignity teaches the importance of … Read more

Tact 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1

Tact 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1 Tact 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1 /tækt/ (noun) the ability to avoid giving offence, discretion, wisdom, prudence, diplomacy, thoughtfulness, consideration, insight, sensitivity, delicacy, politeness, subtlety, care We all have to communicate painful or sensitive information at some point in our careers. And, while it’s important to tell … Read more

Propriety 1100 Words You Need Week 41 Day 3

Propriety 1100 Words You Need Week 41 Day 3 Propriety 1100 Words You Need Week 41 Day 3 /prəˈpraɪə.ti/ (noun) the quality of being socially acceptable, appropriate behavior, rules of etiquettes, modesty, good manners, respectability, decency, aptness, correctness, appropriateness, suitability, rightness, protocol, curtesy, rectitude Propriety in Adam Smith is mysterious and yet approachable. The reader … Read more

Decorum 1100 Words You Need Week 30 Day 4

Decorum 1100 Words You Need Decorum 1100 Words You Need Week 30 Day 4 with authentic materials, text-to-speech, synonyms, antonyms & illustrated flashcards for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS /dɪˈkɔː.rəm/ (noun) polished, controlled and polite behavior, politeness, courtesy, dignity and good taste in sync with a specific occasion, good behavior, modesty, propriety, proper conduct, sedateness, appropriateness, … Read more

Euphemism 1100 Words You Need Week 3 Day 4

Euphemism 1100 Words You Need Euphemism 1100 Words You Need /ˈjuː.fə.mɪ.zəm/ (noun) the selective use of language to avoid offensive or unpleasant words, less offensive term or synonym, use of inoffensive words, neutral term, understatement, rewording, synonym, code word, weasel word, nice-nellyism He smartly introduced himself a “sanitary engineer” as a euphemism for a “sweeper“. … Read more

Inter-Group Theory in Language Learning | TESL Issues

Inter-group Theory Inter-group Theory Giles and Byrne (1982) identified a number of factors that contribute to a group’s ‘ethnolinguistic vitality’—the key construct in the theory. They then discussed the conditions under which subordinate group members (e.g. immigrants or members of an ethnic minority) are most likely to acquire native-like proficiency in the dominant group’s language. … Read more