MAKE UP: The Word of the Month December 2014

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.


To make up with somebody: To reconcile after a dispute.

Ex: Sorry about the whole missile thing. Let’s kiss and make up.

Making Up in the News

This month, the US and Cuba restored diplomatic relations.

Secret negotiations took place in Canada and Vatican City due to their many nightlife options.

Know your ‘make ups’

Make up: Cosmetics like lipstick and mascara. Prelude to make up sex.

Make up sex: The best sex comes after fights. Ask Raoul and Barack.

To make up a story: To invent or fabricate. Did you hear about the Cuban dictator who made love to the black president?

US/Cuba Make Up Guide

-Apologize for nuclear threats
-Release political prisoners
-Remove any torture facilities nearby
-Throw in a few jogging suits
-Invite Pope Francis for nachos and mediation

Et voilà, you’re made up! Next?

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