Equable means unvarying, agreeable, or steady. Ireland’s equable climate is due to its proximity to the sea. Equitable means impartial, fair, or reasonable. The club gave an equitable distribution of gifts to the charities.
Discover vs Ascertain vs Determine vs Unearth vs Learn
Discover, ascertain, determine, unearth, learn mean to find out something not previously known to one.
Difference between Beat the band and To beat the band
beat the band —(coll.) be most improbable or extraordinary (also: beat all): I have heard of unretentive memories but that beats the band. to beat the band—(U.S. coll.) to an extreme degree: Guests can use their brainpower to beat the band and win a free drink for every right answer.
Difference between Epigram, Epigraph, Epitaph and Epithet
Epigram is a short humorous saying. Oscar Wilde wrote the epigram: “I can resist everything except temptation.” Epigraph is a brief quotation at the beginning of a book or an inscription on a monument, statue, or building. The epigraph to E. M. Forster’s novel Howards End is “Only connect!” Epitaph is a tribute to a […]
Discourse vs Expatiate vs Dilate vs Descant
Discourse, expatiate, dilate, descant are comparable when meaning to talk or sometimes write more or less formally and at length upon a subject.
Difference between Beat someone’s time and It beats my time
beat someone’s time— 1. (Sport) improve on a person’s achievement: Samson wins the race, but Xena, off in the women’s Olympics, beats his time anyway. 2. (coll.) obtain or achieve smth. ahead of another: Well, I thought I was up for that promotion but he beat my time with his latest project. 3. (coll.) start […]
Difference between Envy and Jealousy
Envy means to desire something another person has and show resentment at the person having it. She gazed at his neighbor’s house with envy. Jealousy is a resentful suspicion that someone else has what rightfully belongs to the jealous person. The favored treatment of the son created jealousy in the daughter.
Difference between Beat someone to the draw and Beat someone to the punch
beat someone to the draw— 1. shoot quicker than an opponent in a gun fight: He called me out in Tucson and I beat him to the draw, placing a bullet right through his heart. 2. get somewhere or obtain smth. before smb. else does: I beat him to the draw and reported him to […]
Discourse vs Treatise vs Disquisition vs Dissertation vs Thesis vs Monograph
Discourse, treatise, disquisition, dissertation, thesis, monograph designate in common a systematic, serious, and often learned consideration of a subject or topic.
Discourage vs Dishearten vs Dispirit vs Deject
Discourage, dishearten, dispirit, deject mean to weaken in qualities that maintain interest, zeal, activity, or power to continue or to resist.
Difference between Beat one’s brains out and Blow one’s brains out
beat one’s brains out— 1. (also: dash one’s brains out) kill oneself by smashing one’s head: There would be nothing to stop me from plunging down the well of the staircase and beating my brains out. 2. (coll.) think hard; struggle with a difficult task (also: beat one’s brains): I’ve been beating my brains out […]
Difference between Enviable and Envious
Enviable means worthy of envy. John Glenn has an enviable place in space travel history. Envious means showing envy. Some pilots are envious of John Glenn’s mark on space travel.