Word of the Day - Acquisitive

In this episode from Perfect English with Danny, you will learn a new word from Word of the Day, a new addition to the podcast. The word of today is Acquisitive. You will learn everything there is to learn about this word.

Perfect English with Danny – Episode 75 – Word of the Day Acquisitive

Episode Transcript

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Welcome to a new episode from perfect English with Danny. And this is a new section we’re adding to our podcast and it’s called Word of the Day. Everyday we’re going to learn about a new word from Monday to Friday, five words a week, you will learn everything there is to know about these new words. And the word of today is acquisitive. And let’s spell it first so that you all know how to spell the word

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ac QUISIT IV E. At quizzes acquisitive

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now acquisitive is an adjective. If you describe a person or an organization as acquisitive, you do not approve of them because you think they are too concerned with getting new possessions. So this word shows disapproval. This is not a positive adjective. If you describe A person or an organization as acquisitive, you do not approve of them because you think they are too concerned with getting new possessions. For example, we can say we live in an acquisitive society. This society tries to get new possessions all the time, and we are criticizing the society by saying it is acquisitive. Another example, the most acquisitive firms tend to be engineering groups. We’re talking about the engineering groups being the most acquisitive, the ones that are too concerned with getting new possessions. And let’s see if we can find some synonyms for acquisitive. Well, we can say greedy or grabbing or grasping, or even hungry. And how do we make acquisitive an uncountable noun by adding ness and E double s acquisitiveness. For example, we can say his villa is filled with evidence of his actions. acquisitiveness and synonyms for acquisitiveness are the words greed, selfishness, avarice, and rapacity. Now, of course, we can use acquisitive Li as an adverb. So I hope you found the word interesting. And I hope you can integrate it in your conversations from now on. But of course, remember this word shows disapproval it is to criticize things. It is not to say good things about people or organizations. So use it carefully. And that was all for Word of the Day. This is your host Danny saying thank you very much for listening to another episode from perfect English with Danny. I will see you in the next episode.

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