"Animate" your talk !"
If you are an English enthusiast then you will find many such words to "animate" your conversation. Have a look...
I was foxed(1) by the problem which started dogging(2) me for a while.
It was the issue of how to get my work done of building a house within a year.The contractor seemed to be a bit fishy(3) at first.
He started bullying(4) me to pay him an advance of Rs.1lac.
I decided not to be cowed(5) into any sort of agreement.
So I told him frankly that he was in a cloud cuckoo land(6) if he thinks that I would chicken out(7) of the mission and leave the work undone.
Then he started crowing(8) about his honesty and faithfulness.
I remarked that his tall talk was like a cock and bull story(9).
He undertood that it would be a wild goose chase(10) if he apes(11) other contractors and takes me as a lame duck(12).
So like a duck to water(13) he changed his plan and agreed to do things as I wanted to.
And things changed for better.Answers
5. To do something out of fear
6. An imaginary state of mind
7. to back out being afraid
8. keep talking in a proud manner
9. hard to believe
10 a futile effort
12. not confident and depends on others
13. adapting quickly to a new situation
TO BE CONTINUED...