terça-feira, 6 de maio de 2014

Word of the day: Hapless / Interesting facts about...

Word of the day

Hapless:  infeliz, sem sorte
Synonyms: unlucky, hard-luck, ill-fated, ill-starred, jinxed, luckless, unfortunate, unhappy

“She plays the hapless heroine who is unlucky in love.”
“The hapless motorist had barely paid his bill and driven away from the body shop when a truck sideswiped his car.”


Hopeless:  desesperado, desanimado, incorrigível, impossível, incompetente.
Interesting Facts About English
The most common letter in English is "e".
The most common vowel in English is "e", followed by "a".
The most common consonant in English is "r", followed by "t".
Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are "angry" and "hungry".
The word "bookkeeper" (along with its associate "bookkeeping") is the only unhyphenated English word with three consecutive double letters. Other such words, like "sweet-toothed", require a hyphen to be readily readable.



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