1. No frills
• A no-frills or no frills service or product is one for which the non-essential features have been removed to keep the price low.
• The term “frills” originally refers to a style of fabric decoration.
Usage: All told, this disc presents a pleasant slate of pop jazz tunes with no frills.
• Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality.
• Quackery, often synonymous with health fraud, is the promotion of fraudulent or ignorant medical practices.
Usage: Where the distinction between reliable and unreliable information is unclear, quackery, soothsaying, and magical thinking thrive
• The process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
Usage: The council is trying to wear down the opposition by attrition.
• Garrison is the collective term for anybody of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base.
• Adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down, typically in order to avoid detection or to defend oneself.
Usage: We crouched down in the trench.
• A person’s orders or command.
Usage: He was merely rebalancing his portfolio, at the behest of his financial adviser.
Synonyms: instruction, bidding, request.
• A public function, typically held outdoors and organized to raise funds for a charity, including entertainment and the sale of goods and refreshments.
Usage: The race is the centerpiece of a day with a fete on the village green and a celebratory barbecue afterwards.
• Simmering is a food preparation technique in which foods are cooked in hot liquids kept just below the boiling point of water, but higher than poaching temperature.
Usage: In the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
• Especially of a smell spread through and be perceived in every part of.
Usage: A smell of stale cabbage pervaded the air.
• Wavering between different opinions or actions; irresolute.
Usage: He was accused of vacillating leadership.
• Reductionism is any of several related philosophical ideas regarding the associations between phenomena which can be described in terms of other simpler or more fundamental phenomena.