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Learn Credit Card Vocabulary and their Practical Usage

credit card as cash

credit card as cash

In present days, most of the trans­ac­tions are being made through plas­tic cards and online trans­ac­tions. These plas­tic cards made shop­ping eas­ier and has­sle free. Whether it is debit card or credit card or shop­ping card or any­thing else, they have reduced the size of the wal­let and increased the buy­ing poten­tial of the con­sumers. Though credit cards are not the legal ten­der in the cur­rent mar­ket, it is the lead­ing non-cash meth­ods of pay­ment and one can’t think about life with­out them. Let us know dis­cuss about some of the com­mon ter­mi­nol­ogy used while using credit cards.

The fol­low­ing post dis­cusses the vocab­u­lary related to credit cards

Account num­ber
Addi­tional card­holder
Adjusted bal­ance
Affin­ity card
Annual Fee
Annual Per­cent­age Rate (APR)
Autho­rized Trans­ac­tion
Auto­matic pay­ment
Aver­age daily bal­ance
Bad Credit
Bal­ance Trans­fer
Bank Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Num­ber (BIN)
Billing Cycle
Billing state­ment
Card Issuer
Card Reader

Enrich your Vocabulary!

In this ever busy world, con­cise com­mu­ni­ca­tion is of para­mount impor­tance. We are con­stantly judged by the way we speak oth­ers form an impres­sion about you as you speak. Using the right words helps cre­at­ing a pos­i­tive image which in turn impacts pos­i­tively in the career growth. The key here is dri­ving our point home. Hav­ing a rich vocab­u­lary helps in com­mu­ni­cat­ing effec­tively. The more words you know, the more coher­ently you can artic­u­late your ideas. Elo­quence brings con­tacts which in turn open up infi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties. In a way vocab­u­lary is directly related to your growth.

vocabulary builder

vocab­u­lary builder

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Confusing words part-3

Here are some more words those con­fuses us in gen­eral usage:

  • Endemic and epi­demic: Both refer to dis­eases. If a dis­ease is endemic it is com­mon in an area of pop­u­la­tion and peo­ple are likely to be exposed to it. An endemic refers to a wide­spread dis­ease in a region.
  • Flaunt and flout: Flaunt is some­thing that is to show off and flout is to dis­re­gard some­thing out of disrespect.
  • Gourmet and gour­mand: A gourmet is an expert in the appre­ci­a­tion of the fine food, whereas gour­mand is more inter­ested in quan­tity rather than qual­ity. Gour­man­dize is to stuff food like a glutton.

Vocabulary — Common mistakes in English Language

We have dis­cussed about some con­fus­ing words pre­vi­ously. It had been a long time since then we talked about them Below are some of the com­monly mis­taken words, we tried to pro­vide mean­ing, usage, dif­fer­ence and also some tips which will help you to remem­ber them easily.

Sta­tion­ary vs Stationery

Parts of speech: Adjec­tive
Mean­ing: immov­able; an object that stays in its orig­i­nal place with­out any change in its posi­tion
Usage 1: All sta­tion­ary objects will remain sta­tion­ary unless and until some force is applied. (Newton’s I law).
Usage 2: As eco­nomic devel­op­ment ceased, the rate of infla­tion is stationary

Parts of speech: Noun
Mean­ing: Any item that is used for writ­ing like pen, paper, envelopes etc
Usage 1: To save the time, keep your sta­tionery ready before start­ing any work
Usage 2: One needs patience to main­tain a sta­tionery shop
Note: Sta­tionery can also be used as an adjec­tive.
Tip: Avoid con­fu­sion between the two words with help of this trick. Paper ends with “er” and sta­tionery also ends with “er”.

difference between advice and advise

dif­fer­ence between advice and advise

Advice vs Advise:

Parts of speech: Noun
Mean­ing: Any Information/opinion that helps you to be safe or happy etc
Usage 1: Your advice on plan­ning my finance was very use­ful
Usage 2: His advice is use­less as he him­self don’t under­stand it.

Parts of speech: Verb
Mean­ing: To Give an advice.
Usage 1: His is well known for his timely advises.
Usage 2: In order to avoid acci­dents, peo­ple are con­stantly being advised about traf­fic safety.
Tip: These two terms are very tricky and con­fus­ing because both of them have same mean­ing and spelling (almost). Advice is used more often than ‘advise’. Check the gram­mar and con­text to know the cor­rect usage of the two terms.

Prin­ci­ple vs Principal:

Parts of speech: Noun
Mean­ing: It has a wide range of mean­ings, how­ever, the sim­ple mean­ing is rules or laws, code of con­duct, accepted rule, firm belief
Usage 1: All the suc­cess­ful peo­ple have fol­lowed the tough­est prin­ci­ples in their life.
Usage 2: Argu­ments can be made more appeal­ing by using gen­eral principles.

Parts of speech: Noun or Adjec­tive
Mean­ing: When used as noun, its mean­ings are head and money; when used as adjec­tive, it takes the mean­ing main or chief.
Usage 1: The prin­ci­pal parts of human body are brain and heart (prin­ci­pal = main, adjec­tive)
Usage 2: For any prin­ci­pal amount, try to keep less inter­est rate to attract new clients (prin­ci­pal = money, noun)

Tip 1: Prin­ci­ple is always used to tell the “rules”
Tip 2: Prin­ci­pal can be adjec­tive or noun. “a” for adjec­tive in prin­ci­pal. This removes con­fu­sion in usage.

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