He is back. This time to remind you of a word.
Mnemonic – To support your bowls, buy a terminator hand stand
Word – bolster
Meaning – to support
Part of Speech – verb
Synonyms – sustain, uphold, buttress
Antonyms – hinder, obstruct
1 The huge dam project will bolster the power condition in the area.
2 To have any chance of winning the tournament they will first need to bolster the defense.
3 The new scheme of the government aims to bolster the economics of rural areas.
4 Our country needs entrepreneurs to bolster our economy.
1 New experiments have proved the existence of the 5th state of matter, bolstering the claims made by of Bose and Einstein more than 5 decades ago.
1 Busting of the major drug mafia in the region has bolstered the image of the local police.
Under the Lens: Bamboo Wife
In its noun form bolster refers to a long narrow pillow or cushion filled with cotton or fiber. While in western countries bolster is used for head or back support; in South and Southeast Asian countries, a bolster is used, to be hugged while sleeping.
It is said that a wife would make a bolster out of bamboo and give it to her husband when he traveled; so that he would not be lonely at night, hence the name “bamboo wife“.