A few months ago, I reached out to a school friend after a decade. When I called him, though, one of the first questions he asked was, “Assam? Your husband works in a tea garden?”
Oh Hello Face, Meet Palm.
He is not the exception. When I tell anyone that I live in the northeast, a bunch of stereotypes fall out of their mouths. About whether people look ‘chinky’, about ‘weird food’, ‘Chinese language’, and whether I worry about insurgency. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
- Relish (verb) – enjoy, delight, love, adore.
- chinky (noun) – a Chinese man.
- Insurgency (noun) – rebellion, revolt, uprising, outbreak.
- Anglicised (adjective) – make someone/something English.
- Vaguely (adverb) – roughly, approximately, nearly, more or less.
- Grain (noun) – small amount, bit, little bit.
- Primitive (adjective) – crude, simple, rough, rude, unsophisticated.
- Continuum (noun) – a series of things with a particular quality, but by differed minute angles.
- Creole (noun) – a new language which is not original, but a mixture of some other languages.
- Alarmed (adjective) – frightened, worried, disturbed.
- Make do (idiom) – manage, survive, cope.
- Beholder (noun) – a person who is seeing/observing.
- Over-tax (verb) – make heavy demands.
- Fertile (adjective) – productive, high-yielding, rich, generative.
- Overfish (verb) – excessive fishing.
- Innate (adjective) – natural, inherent, inborn, intrinsic.
- Placidity (noun) – calmness, peacefulness, quietness, repose, restfulness.
- Exotic (adjective) – remote, distance, far away, far off, unfamiliar.
- Litter (verb) – make untidy, mess up, make a mess of, leave rubbish things.
- Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ .
- Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press.