Word of the Day: Knack

By Daniel Scocco

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A knack (năk) is a specific talent or ability. It can refer both to natural and acquired capabilities. Some dictionaries also propose that a knack usually is a talent “difficult to explain or teach.”

She’s an irreverent columnist with a knack for getting people off the couch and into the gym. (Washington Post)

The FA Cup still has that wonderful knack of planting a custard pie in the faces of the big clubs, but rarely can a team have tripped so spectacularly over its own ego as Manchester City at Bramall Lane. (Daily Mail)

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3 Responses to “Word of the Day: Knack”

  • Terri Clamons

    Hey There! Great website. Gets me going each morning with some new ideas. But, FYI, I’ve found some errors. Make sure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors or you will definitely lose your audience, who makes its living being correct in those areas.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Daniel Scocco

    Terri, yeah once in a while a typo is inevitable.

    We are trying to eliminate them altogether though.

    Thanks for reading.

  • lekshmanan

    Excellent website and clear all person doubtful. Now I have one doubt
    different between Sack and Sock. I am really appreciate your prompt effort.

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