Beeline & Aquiline

Beeline and Aquiline


Under the lens :

Beeline and aquiline etymology

The word beeline is beleived to be originated from the beleif that the nectar-laden bees return to their hives in a straight line. The word is famously used in a phrase “make a beeline for it”; meaning to go directly towards. When a bee finds nectar it returns to the hive and communicates its location to the other bees. The other bees are then able to directly to the source of nectar, i.e ‘make a beeline for it”
The word Aquiline is derived from the latin word aquilinus meaning “of or like an eagle”. Aquila is the latin name for eagle, and it represents the bird who carried Zeus’s/Jupiter’s thunderbolts in Greco-Roman mythology.

 


Four Words of Fighting



 

Under The Lens: Difference between Scuffle and Tussle; Meddlesome and Nosy.

Scuffle and Tussle are synonyms which as verbs mean to fight and as nouns are used to refer to a rough fight. The slight difference between them is that scuffle stresses on confusion during the struggle.

Nosy is an informal word which comes from poking your nose in someone’s business. A nosy person shamelessly interferes in the affairs of others and loves gathering gossip.

Meddlesome is a more formal and milder word. It refers to someone who is unduly curious or gives unwelcome advice often in the name of being helpful.


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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Part 2



 

Roots covered in this movie: Bene, Mal, Turpis, Bon, Fide

Words covered in this movie: Benediction, Benevolent, Benign, Benignant, Benefactor, Benedict, Bonny, Bonkers, Bonbon, Bonhomie, Bonafide, Fidelity, Malediction, Malevolent, Malign, Malignant, Malefactor, Malodorous, Malice, Malaise, Malfunction, Malady, Hideous, Turpitude, Apprentice


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Part 1

GBU - Part 1


 

Roots covered in this movie: Bene, Mal, Turpis, Bon, Fide

Words covered in this movie: Benediction, Benevolent, Benign, Benignant, Benefactor, Benedict, Bonny, Bonkers, Bonbon, Bonhomie, Bonafide, Fidelity, Malediction, Malevolent, Malign, Malignant, Malefactor, Malodorous, Malice, Malaise, Malfunction, Malady, Hideous, Turpitude, Apprentice