The fourth word is ‘obfuscate’. What impression do you get from the expression in the image on the card news? It looks a bit complicated and flustered, right? If you take a close look at how it is actually interpreted in English, it is written like this.
to make something less clear and harder to understand, especially intentionally.
Synonyms: complicate, perplex, confound
Lawyers always obfuscate their statements with their hard language.
It means making something unclear and difficult to understand by using complex language or concepts. Why make it unnecessarily complicated? A bit like this?
You can use it to describe a person who is untruthful and often lies, or a statement, an advertising campaign, etc. So many idioms are often used in this way. Let’s look at the example below.
Idioms: mendacious tongue, mendacious smile, mendacious propaganda
Synonyms: deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous
I recommend memorizing it along with the example sentence.
I don’t trust those mendacious insurance salesman.
It refers to thoughts or feelings evoked beyond the literal meaning contained in the words.
Synonyms: undertone, nuance, association
The same word or sentence can be interpreted differently depending on the background from which it grew, right? For example, if you ask someone, “How about the morning?”, some might understand it as a question asking if they had breakfast, while others might think you’re asking how their morning was.
The connotation of each synonym can change the word’s meaning.
Today’s last word is ‘precipitate’. With ‘cipit’, which means ‘head’, and ‘pre’, which means ‘front’, imagining your head facing forward will make it easier to memorize. It’s a feeling of running forward, right? However, it denotes a situation where something is accelerated due to a sudden event or change. For example, the current economic downturn precipitates job losses.
I recommend you refer to this example!
Synonyms: trigger, expedite, launch
Spicy food precipitates my need to go to the bathroom.
Shall we take a look at today’s review quiz together?
Please read the content carefully and write in the comments what word will fill in the blank! If you write it down as you memorize it, you really won’t forget.
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