Category: Word(s) of the day

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Word(s) of the day

ghastly causing great horror or fear. roil to cause something to stop working in the usual or expected way.“Fears about Japan roiled world financial markets last week.”“The immigration debate has roiled the country for...

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dipstick a long, thin stick for measuring the amount of liquid in a container, especially the oil in a car engine sallow (of a person’s face or complexion) of an unhealthy yellow or pale...

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Today I read a post by Maria Popova on BrainPickings and I learnt the following words from it. braided (of hair) formed into a braid or braids.“a little girl with tightly braided hair” (of...

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Word(s) of the day

Today, I’m reading Good with Words by Patrick Barry. I’ve learned the following words from chapter 1 of the book: wantonly in a deliberate and unprovoked way.“during the raids, the police wantonly destroyed property”...

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oeuvre the body of work of a painter, composer, or author. “the complete oeuvre of Mozart” sleuth carry out a search or investigation in the manner of a detective. “scientists began their genetic sleuthing...

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grumble complain about something in a bad-tempered way.“‘I’m getting old,’ she grumbled“ make a low rumbling sound.“thunder was grumbling somewhere in the distance” oracle a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom...

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quail feel or show fear or apprehension. “she quailed at his heartless words” coop up to keep (a person or animal) inside a building or in a small space especially for a long period...

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vaunted praised often in a way that is considered to be more than acceptable or reasonable: “His (much) vaunted new plan has been shown to have serious weaknesses.” flex one’s muscles give a show...

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partridge – तीतर a short-tailed game bird with mainly brown plumage, found chiefly in Europe and Asia. catch 22 a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting...