“reminisce”

Pronunciation: The “e” in the first syllable sounds like the “e” in “set”, “bet” and “met”. The “i” in the second and third syllable is pronounced like the “i” in “hit”, “sit”, and “knit”. The final “sce” is like the “s” in “sit”, “sip”, and “sat”, and the main stress is on the third syllable.

When you reminisce you dwell on your past; your focus is on the good times you had. You talk or write about them with great pleasure. The word is generally used in formal contexts.

*When the two friends met, they reminisced about their college days. *Sarita says that she doesn’t like to reminisce because it makes her feel old.

Source:  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, Sept 19 , 2005

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