30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 30- Talking about a Celebrity

By Shivam

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Helloooo everybody out there,

How are you all doing today?

I am so pumped up that it’s the 30th day of our “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” and I am damn sure so are you. I have a hell lot of things to say and tell, but let’s not get carried away at the moment and put it off for the time being (that just means we do it in the next article).

Today I am gonna teach you some extra expressions than how much we used to learn daily, as it’s the last day of our course (and I am so excited), so take your seat and be ready to learn and pick some awesome vocabulary.


Medha- Hey, What’s up Shiv?

Shiv- Nothing much! I am just done with my college assignments.

Medha- Let’s go outside to have some coffee and toast.

Shiv- I am sorry Medha, I just had a hunk of bread right now so I don’t feel like to eat anything. By the way, you can go if you want.

Medha- No, it’s alright. I was just getting bored at home so I wanted to go somewhere outside.

Shiv- Did you see the premiere of Robin’s new TV series yesterday?

Medha- Yeah, I did. It is doomed to fail for sure; I mean there was not even a flicker of emotion in the entire episode. One can clearly notice a yawning gap between his previous TV series and this one. I just can’t believe he did it.

Shiv- I completely agree with you on that one. His previous series does not bear any comparison with this one. That was so good.

Medha- Exactly! The director can just pin his hopes on Robin’s die-hard fans now to make it a hit; else there is just a glimmer of hope that it will even cross a million in its earning.

Shiv- I agree! By the way, you said you wanna go outside. Would you like going for a long drive?

Medha- I would love to. Let’s go!

Vocabulary to Acquire Today

Put it (something) off
Meaning- To procrastinate or delay something for other time.
Example- We decided to go for an outing this Wednesday, but as John was so sick we put it off until next weekend.

Even a flicker of emotion
Meaning- It is a colloquial way of saying ‘even a little emotion’.
Example- There was not even a flicker of emotion when he was apologizing for his mistake. I just can’t believe how can a person be so emotionless.

A glimmer of hope
Meaning- Just a little hope.
Example- There is just a glimmer of hope that the council will re-examine the case, else the career of these sportsmen is completely finished now.

A hunk of bread
Meaning- Thick slices of (bread, cheese or meat).
Example- I cannot eat even a single bite now as I just had a hunk of bread at café.

Yawning gap
Meaning- An enormous difference.
Example- There was a yawning gap between his sayings and his actions.

Doesn’t bear comparison with
Meaning- Can’t be compared with.
Example- His policies just don’t bear comparison with our ex-director. He was way too good.

Pin your hopes on
Meaning- To rely on.
Example- He can just pin his hopes on his previous achievements, else there is just a glimmer of hope that he won’t get fired this time.

Doomed to fail
Meaning- sure to fail.
Example- With such an undedicated staff member and no financial support, the company was doomed to fail.

How did you find today’s chapter?

I hope it added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life. Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they will become your second nature.

See you tomorrow in a new article where we can draw some conclusions from what we learned, so I would definitely expect your attendance.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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