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A Word You Should Know: Ancillary

Ancillary [ænˈsɪlərɪ]

adj

1. subsidiary
2. auxiliary; supplementary
n pl -laries

 

Providing necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organisation, institution, industry, or system.

 

“I referred to ancilliary support services for support in unlocking my [Dad’s] iPad.”

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A Word You Should Know: Fortify

 

for·ti·fy  (fôrt-f)

v.
a. To strengthen and secure (a position) with fortifications.
b. To reinforce by adding material.
c. To impart physical strength or endurance to; invigorate.
d. To give emotional, moral, or mental strength to; encourage: Prayer fortified us during our crisis.
e. To strengthen or enrich (food, for example), as by adding vitamins.

 

“Wanting to gain weight really fortified the reason for me to eat that horrid Rocky cake.”

 

Naj Hassan wrote this article. Naj is a full-time Dad; full-part-time Blogger; full-time Analyst; part-part-time Composer and part-full-time Investor and property problem solver.

– Leicester Property Buyers
– Naj Hassan LinkedIn
– Naj Hassan YouTube
– naj.hassan01(at)gmail.com

 

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A Word You Should Know: Zeitgeist

Zeit·geist (ˈzaɪtˌɡaɪst)

n.
The spirit, taste, outlook attributable to a period, time or generation.

“It’s a easy to see how as a society we were healthier as cave people as the zeitgeist encouraged physical exercise – now we simply have everything in a tin.”

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A Word You Should Know: Innocuous

in·noc·u·ous (-nkys)

adj.

1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
“That big scary man running towards me with the knife shouting, “I’m going to fuc*ing kill you” seems fairly innocuous.”