2/21/15

Cadge

Cadge

<kah-dge>
<rhymes with badge>

beg; scrounge; surprise by asking

asking and getting something that is undeserved.

He will cadge a meal from his friends.

Memory trick:
Cadge reminds of cad. A cad is a sneaky person.

Used at work:
I will cadge a new computer monitor. I won't new a requisition form.












Yesterday:

Unprepossessing

<un-ree-poh-zess-ing>

unattractive; ugly; homely;

Not good looking or unpleasant to look at.

The unprepossessing dog was so lovable that it was beautiful anyway.

Memory trick: pre reminds of pretty- possessing reminds of having.
Un pretty and not having beauty.

Used at work:
Your report is unprepossessing. You need to pretty it up with clip-art.

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