On 08 Feb 2016
So, here I am, after a week of not writing. It’s Monday morning, which could be a bit of a downer, but with the vocabulary tips I’m going to give you here, you’re going to start this week on a high note.
So, a few months ago…
back in September, I posted a vocabulary lesson on my Facebook page that focused on temperatures and then another one on weather words. In both posts I emphasized that when you learn words like these, it’s essential to think about both their literal and figurative meanings.
Like “hot” can describe a high temperature or when used to describe a person it means something else entirely: sexually attractive!
Now let’s take a look at one of my favorite vocabulary words that has this kind of “double meanings”:
Literally, it’s an amusement park ride that goes really fast with dramatic changes in altitude. Figuratively, you can use it to describe a situation (like maybe your life) that has dramatic ups and downs. Think winning the lottery, then getting hit by a car and breaking your clavicle, falling in love with your orthopedic trauma doctor, then getting dumped by said doctor. You get the idea. Your life is a roller-coaster!