Sentence: He always likes to squabble with others on petty matters
Meaning: Superfluous, not necessary
Sentence: The picture has too much redundant detail.
Meaning: objector, protestor
Sentence: The dissident was cast out from his country.
Meaning: Criticize, express complete disapproval
Sentence: The government issued a statement condemning the killings.
Meaning: Careful examination, evaluate
Sentence: We are introducing a new security vetting procedures.
Meaning: Shameless way
Sentence: She smiled at him brazenly.
Meaning: Inspection, survey
Sentence: His relationship with the KGB come under scrutiny.
Sentence: The rejection of Ravi is his own fault, due to his obstinancy and legalism.
Meaning: Apparent, seeming
Sentence: The ostensible reason was not the real reason.
Meaning: Subject to hostility and ill-treatment
Sentence: They persecute those who do not conform to their ideas.
- ALL AGOG
Sentence: He sat there all agog as master of ceremony read his name as the winner of first prize.
- A PIPE DREAM
Meaning: An impractical Plan
Sentence: She got this pipe dream about being a Pop star
- HARP ON
Meaning: keep on talking
Sentence: She concentrated on good part instead of harping on about the bad.
- SPELL THE BEANS
Meaning: reveal secret information
Sentence: Paul spell the beans about Hardy’s party.
- TO GET COLD FEET
Meaning: to be afraid
Sentence: Do you still want to do this parachute jump or are you getting cold feet?
- TO BE AT DAGGERS DRAWN
Meaning: to be bitter enemy
Sentence: they have been at daggers drawn ever since he borrowed her car and smashed it up.
- TO FLY OFF THE HANDLES
Meaning: to lose one’s temper
Sentence: If she keeps flying off the handle like that, she will have a heart attack.
- TO BLAZE TRAIL
Meaning: initiate work in movement
Sentence: with his first book Pauper has blazed a new trail in American literature.
- HUSH MONEY:
Meaning: bribe paid to secure silence
Sentence: Principal offers hush money to his agents.
- DEVIL’S ADVOCATE
Meaning: To present a counter arguments
Sentence: My role in the campaign is to play devil’s advocate to each new policy before it is introduced to the public.