When I finish reading a book, I’ll share 3 interesting words with you.
Today’s book is “Guilt” by Ferdinand von Schirach
Here they are:
Before I became a teacher, I had a career in insurance and had been heading for a third promotion in 10 years. The corporate ladder was there for me to climb. It is therefore understandable that quite a few people tried to dissuade me from changing career. “Dissuade” is the word to use when you try to convince someone not to do something. It’s the opposite of “persuade”, when you convince someone to do something.
If you follow this website regularly, you might remember reading about the belly. Well, paunch is yet another word for it. Haven’t read all about the belly yet? Then click the link below.
Some people never give up, no matter how difficult the situation is. Think Nelson Mandela, who spent decades trying to obtain equal rights for the black people of his county. Even after many years in prison, he still remained as tenacious as ever in his aims. In fact, he eventually became president of an apartheid-free South Africa.
Use the language
Know someone who is tenacious? A family member or friend perhaps? Why do you think he/she is tenacious? Write and send in a few sentences giving your reasons.