A couple of confusing words

hey everyone,

I have got a couple of questions.

  1. How is the word freshman used? I understand it means a student at the first grade of high school or college, so could it be used in the following examples:
    freshman student, freshman class, freshman teacher.

  2. And then comes the word hover. I literally hate this word :slight_smile: I just don’t understand its meanings, i looked it up, but its uses perplex me. What does it mean to say someone hovers??

  3. And then comes the word snitch, is the preposition used with it “on” ?

  4. Is the word incredulous a synonym of incredible?

Thanks,

Basma

  1. How is the word freshman used? [color=red]It can be used as an adjective (it was my fresman year in college) and as a noun (I am a freshman at NYU).

  2. What does it mean to say someone hovers? [color=red]“Hover” has several meanings.

  1. to hang fluttering in the air or on the wing (like a humming bird).
  2. to remain suspended over a place or object (like a helicopter).
  3. to move to and fro near a place, to linger uncertainly in a place
  4. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
  1. And then comes the word snitch, is the preposition used with it “on”
    [color=red]Yes, if you use “snitch” as a verb. It can also be a noun, you know.

  2. Is the word incredulous a synonym of incredible?
    [color=red]No, these words are not synonyms.

Incredulous ▸ adjective: a person who is not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving.
Incredible▸ adjective: something beyond belief or understanding (“At incredible speed”)

Thanks a lot for your help.

Basma,