What is the meaning of discipline?
1 : to punish or penalize for the sake of enforcing obedience and perfecting moral character. 2 : to train or develop by instruction and exercise especially in self-control. 3a : to bring (a group) under control discipline troops. b : to impose order upon serious writers discipline and refine their writing styles.
How do you say this word discipline?
Is the H silent in WHIP?
Yes, strictly speaking, the WH in whip should be pronounced as in what, where, when. Most Americans don’t go to the trouble to overpronounce the WH sound, and to most Americans, it sounds affected.
What word takes 3 hours to say?
All told, the full chemical name for the human protein titin is 189,819 letters, and takes about three-and-a-half hours to pronounce.
What is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia.
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