Balkanisation/Balkanization (noun) – the process of dividing a country or a larger region into smaller areas where people all dislike or fight each other. Balkanise/Balkanize (verb) – to divide a region/territory into smaller hostile areas. Balkanisation – a geopolitical pejorative term with such a sinister meaning. It was coined in the early 19th century, accordingContinue reading “Balkanisation”
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Vain vs Vein
Homophones Vain/veɪn/(adjective) too proud of yourself *He is vain about his good looks. unsuccessful or useless *It was a vain attempt to forget her. Vein/veɪn/(noun) A tube in a body that carries blood to the heart. *She is in my veins.
Own vs Owe
own – to possess something that legally belongs to you *She owns three houses. owe – to have to pay or give something to someone because you borrowed money from them or they have done something for you *She still owes some money on her house.
Justice for a virago… 😊 from a heroic woman warrior to an aggressive and bossy one… Virago – a violent, unpleasant woman who gets annoyed or angry easily. Virago – a pejorative word which describes a woman who is loud, bad-tempered, getting angry easily or telling other people what to do. The word comes fromContinue reading “Virago”