Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Non-Book English #3 - Calvin and Hobbes

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The forensic marvel has reduced my logic to shambles.

marvel noun 

/ˈmɑː.vəl//ˈmɑːr-/ [C]

a thing or person that is very surprising or causes a lot of admiration
This miniature TV is the latest technological marvel from Japan.
It's a marvel (to me) how they've managed to build the tunnel so quickly.

shambles noun 

/ˈʃæ ̩z/ [S] informal

a state of confusion, bad organization or untidiness, or something which is in this state
After the party, the house was a total/complete shambles.
Our economy is in a shambles.
The way these files are arranged is the biggest shambles I've ever seen.

1 comment:

Ricardo Campanille said...

Só falta agora nós quatro nos vermos, de preferência pra beber, rir e conversar.