Give me five

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 January, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 January, 2004, 12:00am



completely, utterly

Example: Democracy does not produce a truly fair society, but it gives everyone a chance to air their views.



the male head of a family who is much respected

Example: The disabled girl's story prompted the patriarch of a wealthy Chinese family to donate $1 million to charity.



happening suddenly and extremely quickly, especially when it is unexpected

Example: Don't worry. The dress you've bought will not go out of fashion overnight.



lack of logic or good sense in an argument or piece of reasoning

Example: Giving her closing speech, the defence lawyer stressed the fallacy in the prosecution's argument.



the ability to do something very well

Example: His mastery of both the Chinese and English languages won him the job.