Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SMALL DIFFERENCES

ENVIOUS/JEALOUS

The words "envious" and "jealous" do not mean the same thing. Explain the difference of meaning and use the words in sentences.


WORD OF THE DAY

The word for today is "visceral".
Define "visceral" and use it in a sentence.


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1 comment:

KFJ said...

To be ENVIOUS means to exhibit a desire to have something that someone else has fairly achieved.

To be JEALOUS means to want that same something, but to also feel the person has not fairly earned or achieved it. Resentment is usually attached.

VISCERAL is an adjective relating to the viscera, or abdominal organs. It is commonly used to mean instinctive, inbred, or intuitive.

"If not for the receiver's visceral instinct to throw his arms into the air, the team would not have scored the final go-ahead touchdown."