The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.|
chameleon (noun) a species of garden lizards that can change their colors frequently; a person changing his beliefs and stands for selfish gains.
No end to the variety and surprises in creation, is there? One of such surprises is the chameleon, which is capable of changing its colors very frequently from one end of the spectrum to the other. It is the accepted view that this is its method of camouflaging itself to escape from enemies. A person, especially a politician, who does not take a principled stand on any issue, but goes on changing their stand or their party to suit the opportunity, is a chameleon. They are turncoats, or opportunists.
- The unprincipled politician that senator Stewart is, he has changed his party and ideology more frequently than a chameleon changes its skin color.
- As the hawk swooped down towards the chameleon, the chameleon changed into green and merged with the color of the leaves around. The hawk thus missed its prey.