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    Word of the Day

    I am sure all members of this forum (and also guests) agree that, English has been the world's local language over the decades.

    Even after having drafted letters/mails, communicated matters and sung songs etc in English almost all our lives, we still know that we would have a lot of words (from ever growing dictionaries both in size and number) that we never encountered.

    Here is a chance to learn as many of them as possible.

    So, get going.

    All that is being looked for is… One Word Each Day from Every Member.

    I thank you all in advance.

    Last edited by sutnarcha; 03-24-2008 at 06:01 AM.

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    Re: Word of the Day

    Let me start here.

    Paparazzi - A freelance photographer who pursues celebrities to take their pictures for sale to magazines and newspapers.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
    lack of INTELLIGENCE or ABILITY.

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    Marijuana - A substance made out of dry flower clusters and leaves of cannabis plant. It is smoked or eaten to induce euphoria.

    Its called Ganja in Hindi.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
    lack of INTELLIGENCE or ABILITY.

    -sutnarcha-

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    Plethora - Superabundance (or) in Excess of something.

    Eg. : I had a plethora of advices when I told my friends that I am getting married.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
    lack of INTELLIGENCE or ABILITY.

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    Smile Re: Word of the Day

    peek-a boo- A game played with young children; you hide your face and suddenly reveal it as you say boo!


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    Podcast - A web-based audio broadcast.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
    lack of INTELLIGENCE or ABILITY.

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    Re: Word of the Day

    Eloquent - Fluent, Elegant, Well-Expressed.

    Usage : The testcase description seemed eloquent in terms of Language suggesting it was developed by a person well accquainted with testing.

    Cheers.....


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    Re: Word of the Day

    I have been away from this for quite a few days. So... let me make-up for it.

    Misnormer - Misnaming of a person or thing. Also a wrong or inapplicable name or designation.

    Eg.: Apes are misnormerly called as monkeys.

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    Feud - A state of enimity (or dushmani in Hindi) between 2 families/groups that lasts for a long time (even years or generations). Also, a bitter quarrel between 2individuals/groups for a long time.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
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    Acerbic - Hearting/insulting with expressions/tone or by showing temper.

    Eg.: The teacher's acerbic oneliner made students walkout of the class room.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
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    Kismet - (very much the same meaning as in Hindi for Kismat) Destiny or Fate.

    But the origine of the work 'Kismet' is Arabic 'Qismah'.

    Surprising isn't it?

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
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    Busker -A person who entertains people in public.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
    lack of INTELLIGENCE or ABILITY.

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    Re: Word of the Day

    Bicker - Argueing over Petty things


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    Baron- A very wealthy or powerful businessman; also known as tycoon.....
    For eg. Vijay Mallya is an alcohol baron


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    Re: Word of the Day

    Satan- chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell


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    Re: Word of the Day

    clochard:: tramp, vagrant
    Example Sentence:
    "He lives on the Pont Neuf, the oldest and most beautiful bridge in Paris, which has become a secret home to clochards . . . while closed for extensive repairs."


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    WORD OF THE DAY

    preeminent

    Meaning :-dignity, importance outstanding, supreme, having paramount rank,

    Eg:

    Carrie considered herself lucky to have one of the country’s preeminent novelists as her writing professor.


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    WORD OF THE DAY

    short shrift :

    Meaning : barely adequate time for confession before execution,

    little or no attention or consideration , quick work


    Eg:

    Parents are complaining that, due to recent budget cuts, physical education and arts programs have been given short shrift in the local schools.


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    WORD OF THE DAY

    gravitate :

    Meaning: To move towards something


    Eg:

    Left to their own devices on a department store children will gravitate towards the toys


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    Word of the Day

    plethora:

    Meaning: an excessive quantity or fullness.

    Eg:

    A plethora of books on the American Civil War stood out among the many titles stacked here and there in the professor's office.


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