Sunday, April 27, 2008


Definition:A competition or display of lassoing, bronco-riding, calf-roping, and steer-wrangling

Etymology:The American English word "rodeo" is taken directly from Spanish. The Spanish word is derived from the verb rodear, meaning "to surround" or "go around”.

Sentence:My friend is mad about the Rodeos since young as he lived his youth as a cowboy in Texas.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

grudge fight

grudge fight

definition: a fight planned or carried out in order to settle a persistent feeling of resentment, esp. one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury

grudge: c.1450, from Old French grouchier to grumble, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grunnizon to grunt

fight: Old English feohtan; related to Old Frisian fiuchta, Old Saxon, Old High German fehtan to fight)

Both of them have been feuding for a long time, grudge fights between them are frequent.

Edwin Goh Duo Yao, 1-2

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Meaning Of Phony

Meaning Of “Phony”

Not genuine or real; counterfeit: a phony credit card.
False; spurious: a phony name.
Not honest or truthful; deceptive: a phony excuse.

Insincere or hypocritical.
Giving a false impression of truth or authenticity; specious.
n., pl. -nies also -neys.
Something not genuine; a fake.

One who is insincere or pretentious.
An impostor; a hypocrite.
Don’t trust him, he is not as innocent as he looks,but a phony person

Like a bump on a log

Like a bump on a log

Definition: Someone who does not participate in a fun activity and sits it out.

Etology: From the mid-1800.

Everybody participated in the game of tag except for Harry, who just sat there like a bump on a log.

Wang Zi Hao, 1-1


The defination:to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own: to acquire property.

The etymology:It orgin from the year 1435, from O.Fr. aquerre, from L. aequirere.

Sentence:He went to the extent of killing his own father just to acquire his property and wealth.

Name:Edwin Tan Class:1-2

Reform school

Defination: a place where a young juvenile delinquent (criminal) goes instead of prison. Also known as reformatory. It is an archaic term.
Etymology: From the word reform, meaning to change for the better
Sentence: We have heard stories of juvenile delinquents spending almost half their teenage lives in reform school and we wondered if Dally would be getting to that mark soon.
Poh Jek Kee (24)
Class 1-3

Vocab for Outsiders word

Word/phrase:Smarting off
Definition:To show disrespect verbally/To speak or remark impertinently

Example:He smarts off to his teachers, his parents, everybody!He thinks he is so smart and funny.

Name:Oliver Tan Class:1-1