Vocabulary Diary Blog

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Word(s) of the day

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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Word(s) of the day

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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Sunday Review

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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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Word(s) of the day

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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Word(s) of the day

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...

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Word(s) of the day

epidemiologist a person who studies or is an expert in the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases. “epidemiologists are warning of a new pandemic” sobering creating...

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Word(s) of the day

disarming forsaken abandoned or deserted. “a journey into forgotten and forsaken places” dumbstruck so shocked or surprised as to be unable to speak. “he was dumbstruck with terror” gauze a thin transparent fabric of...