F2F Class notes 28th June (Eddie)

optimist n =/= pessimist n

optimistic adj

optimism n

E.g.     Carol is an optimist.
Carol is a very optimistic person, but sometimes she see the glass half empty.
Carol could never be a pessimist.


like taking candy from a child = easy

shy of = short of / almost
E.g. The car stopped just shy of the edge of the ravine.
when hell freezes over = never

burden n = load
to burden v = to add load to something or someone   

E.g. Donkeys are used as beasts of burden.
After 10 years of working hard, he decided that he could not deal with the burden anymore.
An exotic pet can become a financial burden.