“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”–Charles William Eliot
The former means to give permission for/to.
The latter means to speak out loud.
Good morning, learners.
FICKLE: adj., likely to change, especially in affections, intentions, loyalties, or preferences.
Enjoy the weekend.
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”–Garrison Keillor
The former refers to the table in a Christian church at which the bread and wine are consecrated in communion services.
The latter means to change.
The Occasional Vocabulary Word Series returns with SUPERFLUOUS: adj., unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”–J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye