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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 or dependent conditions.

“a catch-22 situation”


  1. someone who pays for a place to sleep and meals in someone else’s house
  2. a person who forces their way on to a ship in an attack.


  • (v.) to allow someone to rent all or part of a house or other building that you are renting from someone else:
    “Our rental contract states that we are not allowed to sublet the house.”
    “The tenant cannot sublet without the owner’s permission and cannot charge more than the regulated rent.”
    “Families often sublet a room to help pay the rent.”
  • (n.) a room or other part of a building, or all of a building, that is being rented by someone and that they in turn rent to another person:
    “It was a working-class district of immigrants, many of them living in illegal sublets.”
    “We have a house, a sub-let for the summer, up in the Berkeley hills.”


a top-floor or attic room, especially a small dismal one.

“the solitary genius starving in a cold garret”


move swiftly and lightly.

“small birds flitted about in the branches”


  • after giving birth:
    “postpartum depression”
  • following the birth of a child:
    “They offer the full package of prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care.”


  • the members of a household.
  • a domestic establishment; household.


to take something or someone somewhere else suddenly and quickly:

“Our coffees were whisked away before we’d even finished them.”
“We only had half an hour to see her before she was whisked off to some exotic location.”
“Her husband whisked her off to Egypt for her birthday.”


(n.) a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broke off from a larger piece.
“a splinter of ice”

(v.) break or cause to break into small sharp fragments.
“the soapbox splintered”


(v.) (especially of dogs) to make a deep, rough sound while showing the teeth, usually in anger or (of people) to speak or say something angrily and forcefully:
“The dogs started to snarl at each other so I had to separate them.”

(n.) a deep, rough sound, usually made in anger:
“Take your hands off me!” she said with a snarl.


the top end of the wall of a building, in the shape of a triangle, where it meets the sloping parts of a roof

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