Meaning- 1) Learned person, scholar, someone admitted to membership in a scholarly field.
2) A person who does not have normal intelligence but who has very unusual mental abilities that other people do not have.
- The TED conferences feature savants and newsmakers speaking on topics of great importance to the world.
SAVOR (Noun & Verb) AND SAVIOR (Noun)
Meaning- 1) to enjoy full taste of something, especially by eating or drinking it slowly.
2) to enjoy a feeling or an experience thoroughly.
- I want to savor this moment.
- Now, she wanted to savor some memories.
Meaning- A very good taste or smell of something.
Mnemonic trick- The word savor sounds similar to flavor. Therefore, savor(noun) means a very good taste or smell of something.
- The savor of soup was a blend of tomato and herbs.
- A connoisseur who can identify the ingredients in any dish solely by their savor.
Meaning- Someone who saves something or someone from danger, harm, failure mainly used by Christian to refer to Jesus Christ.
Mnemonic trick- The word savior sounds similar to savi. Savi sounds similar to save. Savior is someone who saves something or someone from danger, harm, failure etc.
Synonym- SAVER, RESCUER, REDEEMER
- Bina felt that her psychologist had been her savior after her counselling sessions were completed.
- There were many who expected the politician to be the savior of his political party.
- Marian said that Alfred will be her savior if he will just savor this soup she is making and tell her what he thinks.
Meaning- 1) temporary or movable platform on which a person stands or sits while working high above the floor or ground.
2) a platform from which criminals are executed.
Mnemonic trick- The word scaffold contains word scaff. He folded his scaff and used it to hang himself on scaffold. Therefore, scaffold means a platform from which criminals are executed.
- The condemned man was led to the scaffold.
- Workers put a scaffold to paint the building.
- He met his death on the scaffold with calmness and dignity.
- He was arrested and would have died on the scaffold if sympathisers had not rescued him.
Meaning- Severe, injurious; bitterly harsh or critical.
- The school superintendent gave a scathing criticism of the education bill, calling it “an attack on our community’ s children who will surely go down infamy”.
- How is it possible that she flew off her bicycle like that and walked away unscathed?
Meaning- 1) to sparkle or to emit sparks.
2) to capture attention or impress with one’ s vitality or wit.
Mnemonic trick- By remembering the poem, we can easily remember the word.
Synonym- TWINKLE, SPARKLE
- Diamond ring scintillated in the Sunlight.
- Her eyes scintillated with excitement.
- He has proven himself a prodigious master of sitar, his skills unlocking the instrument’ s potential to shine and scintillate.