Word(s) of the day

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 advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.
  • a place at which divine advice or prophecy was sought.

someone who knows a lot about a subject and can give good advice.

“Professor Ross is regarded as the oracle of eating disorders.”

crevice

a narrow opening or fissure, especially in a rock or wall.

“many creatures hide in crevices in the rock”

inebriate

make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.

“I got mildly inebriated

trance

a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium.

“she put him into a light trance

Augur

(in ancient Rome) a religious official who observed natural signs, especially the behaviour of birds, interpreting these as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action.

harried (adj.)

feeling strained as a result of having demands persistently made on one; harassed.

harried reporters are frequently forced to invent what they cannot find out”

harry (v.)

  • persistently carry out attacks on (an enemy or an enemy’s territory).
    “the raiders then spent three months harrying and burning the area”
  • persistently harass.
    “The government is being mercilessly harried by a new lobby”

bay (v.)

(of a dog, especially a large one) bark or howl loudly.

“the dogs bayed

gloating (adj.)

dwelling on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure.

gloating accounts of his triumphs”

gloat (v.)

dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure.

“his enemies gloated over his death”

amnesia

a partial or total loss of memory.

“they were suffering from amnesia

offal

the entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food.

“eating pieces of braised offal turned his stomach”

(feel) put out

If you feel put out, you feel rather annoyed or upset.

Now read the following article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/opinion/coronavirus-prediction-future.html

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