Review comes from the Latin word ‘Revidere’ which means ‘to see again’. Review means to go over something, again, with intent to see how it functions or to better its functionality by changing it. Review has a lot of other meaning attached to it….all emanating from the root ‘to see’.
1. To look over, study, or examine again.
2. To consider retrospectively; look back on.
3. To examine with an eye to criticism or correction: reviewed the research findings.
4. To write or give a critical report on (a new work or performance, for example).
5. Law To reexamine (an action or determination) judicially, especially in a higher court, in order to correct possible errors.
6. To subject to a formal inspection, especially a military inspection.
1. A reexamination or reconsideration.
2. A retrospective view or survey.
a. A restudying of subject matter.
b. An exercise for use in restudying material.
4. An inspection or examination for the purpose of evaluation.
a. A report or essay giving a critical estimate of a work or performance.
b. A periodical devoted to articles and essays on current affairs, literature, or art.
a. A formal military inspection.
b. A formal military ceremony held in honor of a person or occasion.
7. Law A judicial reexamination, especially by a higher court, of an action or determination.
8. A musical show consisting of often satirical skits, songs, and dances; a revue.
While reviewing my performance, I was amazed to see how consistently I had topped. (Almost always……)
Reviews are important to any application. (True that….)
Verdict comes from the Latin word with ‘Veri’ meaning truth and ‘Dict’ meaning saying something. Verdict means an expressed conclusion.
1. Law The finding of a jury in a trial.
2. An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion: the verdict of history.
I usually disagree with my mother’s verdicts. (We all do….)
The verdict came in, He is guilty. (The verdict of a guilty man…)
(A very good movie!!!)
Mull, amazingly, has 4 different meanings from 4 distinct sources! Mull can mean an island of Western Scotland. It also means to heat and spice something up, usually wine. Here, spice does not mean chilly BTW. This comes from the Flemish word ‘molle’, which was a kind of beer. Mull also means to ponder over something, as in to think a lot about something. This comes from The old English word ‘Mullyen’ which means to ground something to powder. Mull also means a soft thin muslin cloth, shortening from the Hindi word for it, ‘Mulmul’.
An island of western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides. It is separated from the mainland on the northeast by the Sound of Mull.
To heat and spice (wine, for example).
To go over extensively in the mind; ponder.
A soft thin muslin used in dresses and for trimmings.
I mull over the Isles of Mull while having a mulled wine and sitting in a sarong made from mull. (Mull on that!)
I mull over trivial matter excessively as well. (It is a habit…)
(Someone who is mulling….)
Amendment meant betterment or improvement. Sense expanded to include “correction of error in a legal process” in the 1600′s.
1. The act of changing for the better; improvement: ”Society may sometimes show signs of repentance and amendment” (George G. Coulton).
2. A correction or alteration, as in a manuscript.
a. The process of formally altering or adding to a document or record.
b. A statement of such an alteration or addition: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote.
4. A material, such as organic matter or sand, mixed into soil to improve growing conditions.
Amendment is always more difficult, the more personal it gets. (True….)
The entire Constitution of Indian is in need of an amendment. (True that….)
SC nixes PIL on Gen’s age, says it’s a private dispute; govt. hardens stance.
Nix comes from the German word ‘Nicht’ which means nothing. Nix has a few meanings, but they all relate to this root meaning of the word.
A water sprite of German mythology, usually in human form or half-human and half-fish
Not so; no.
To forbid, refuse, or veto: Congress nixed the tax hike.
I got nixed by time. (Sure…why not?)
How is a nix different to a mermaid? (?)
This word comes from the Middle French word ‘Stance’ which means ‘resting place, or harbor’. Stance today means the attitude and position by which a person readies themselves for some confrontational action.
1. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action.
2. Mental posture; point of view: ”Peru … has also toughened its stance toward foreign investors” (Abraham F. Lowenthal).
My fighting stance is the Drunken Monkey. (Chinese small talk….)
A stance is most important; without a good one you have already lost….. (Mr. Miyagi)