Word of the Day: jettison

Pronunciation: [JET-uh-suhn]

Definition(s): 1. to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.
2.to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: If turbulent waters begin to rock a boat an threaten to turn it over, it’s passengers will often jettison needless objects in hopes of restoring balance.

Synonyms: discard, unload,

Antonyms: keep, maintain, save 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s