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1127 Act of Kindess

Jeff talks about a memorable experience in India with a very generous man.

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pick

Everything's delicious and to pick one is very difficult.

To pick something can mean to choose it over other items. Notice the following.

  1. I had a hard time picking out what to wear.
  2. Choose quickly or I will pick for you.

circus

It's a circus of a country.

When we describe something as a circus, we mean it is crazy or chaotic, with lots of activity and no order. Note the following:

  1. It is a circus at the mall today.
  2. After the scandal, there was a circus of media attention.

chaotic

It was chaotic and crazy on the side of the road.

When something is chaotic that means it is not organized or there is no order. There is chaos. Note the following:

  1. Everything is chaotic on the trading floor.
  2. It was chaotic after somebody screamed "snake"!

stand out

His generosity stood out in my mind.

When something stands out, that means it is easy to notice and remember. Note the following:

  1. He stood out because he was 7 feet tall.
  2. Foreigners always stand out when they travel.

generous

He was very generous.

When someone is very generous that means they are very giving. Note the following:

  1. My father is very generous. He is always giving to the poor.
  2. People like her for her generosity.
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