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Adjudicator
A person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
Adulteration
The act of adulterating; Making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials
Since non-compliance is tantamount to adulteration, meaning that company officials can be jailed, correct measurement methods are the key to the whole exercise.
Affiliated
To be in close connection
Aisle
Passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
Alamo
The mission in San Antonio where in 1836 Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico
Amenities
Things that make you comfortable and at ease
Amidst
In the middle of
Amnesty
A pardon given to a large group of individual
Anarchic
Without law or control
Anchor
A central cohesive source of support and stability
Anthropology
The social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
Arm's length
A distance sufficient to exclude intimacy
As a result, the customer- and profit-orientation of business managers become subservient to the need to keep the majority owner happy or at arm’s length
Arrogant
Having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
Awkward
Causing inconvenience
Bait
Something used to lure victims into danger
Bait and switch
A deceptive way of selling that involves advertising a product at a very low price in order to attract customers who are then persuaded to switch to a more expensive product
Ballpark
Near to the scope or range of something
Bash
To hit hard
"Most customers are women who like the idea of bashing up the boss.
Beckons
Signal with the hands or nod
Beef up
strenthen
Bellybutton
Scar where the umbilical cord was attached
Biddy
Chick
Bimbo
A young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men
Bisque
A thick cream soup made from shellfish
Blood-curdling
Extremely alarming
the blood-curdling dialogue of “Kuthe! Kameene! Main tujhe jaan se maar daloonga!”
Bolster
Support and strengthen
Niether of these statistics as presented really do much to bloster her claim.
Bourse
An exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
Brag
To exhibit self-importance
Brat
A very troublesome child
Break
Someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
Bump into
Collide violently with an obstacle
Canvas
Heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
Casket
Box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
Chum
pal/sidekick
Cited
To be summoned to appear in court
Clemency
A lesser panalty than the court originally segested
Collateral damage
inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
Conscience
scruples
Conscious
aware
Convention
A large formal assembly
I don't know if it's possible, but could you people conduct the psychopath convention down the hall?
Convention
A large formal assembly
Convention Center
A convention center, in American English, is an exhibition hall, or conference center, that holds conventions. A large, cavernous public building with enough open space to host public and private business and social events for the surrounding municipal and metropolitan areas.
Cuisine
The practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
Cynic
Someone who is critical of the motives of others
Cynicism
The feeling that things will turn out badly
Dandy
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
Dazzling
Amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning;
Debate
Debate is defined as the process of arguing about claims in situations where the outcome must be decided by an adjudicator. The focus of this introduction is on those elements of argumentation that are most often used in debate.
Delinquent
Past due; not paid at the scheduled time
OPEC triggered a global energy crisis by imposing an oil embargo on the U.S. and raising prices to other customers in 1973.
Demographer
A scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics
Dermatologist
A doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
Dichotomy
a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
This dichotomy is best exemplified in the oil and gas sector where the government, by virtue of controlling product prices in public interest, is driving the PSU oil companies to unsustainable losses.
Diligence
Conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
Dissemination
The act of dispersing or diffusing something
Drool
Saliva spilling from the mouth
Dwelling
Housing that someone is living in
Economy of scale
The saving in cost of production that is due to mass production
Ecosystem
A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
Embargo
A government order imposing a trade barrier
Empathy
Understanding and entering into another's feelings
Entrepreneurial spirit
Enthusiam for business (esp new idias)
Ethic
The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; A system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
Eulogy
Formal expression of praise
Feeble
Lacking strength
Fiasco
A sudden and violent collapse??
Fluke
Foreclosure
The legal proceedings initiated by a creditor to repossess the collateral for loan that is in default
Giddyup
Instruction to a horse to go faster
Gonorrhea
A common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
Grassroot
Of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental politico-economic group; The common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)
Grotto
A small cave (usually with attractive features)
Hang-up
An unforeseen obstacle
Either that, or they've got a little hang-up about lying face-down in filth.
Harbor
A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
Hefty
Large in amount or extent or degree
Hefty Price, Hefty bonus,
Hoochie mamma
Used to describe very large African American women who wear clothes that are far too small for them
Hookup
Connect or link
Impede
Be a hindrance or obstacle to
Impunity
Exemption from punishment or loss
Incite
To move to action
Indian Giver
One who ask you to return the present he has given you
Indict
To be charged with a crime/Accuse formally of a crime
Indigenous
Originating where it is found
Induce
To influence someone to do sth
Indulgence
A disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
Too much indulgence spoils a child.
insanity
psychopathy
Liaison
A channel for communication between groups
Lobster
Invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
Lucrative
Producing a good profit
Maneuver
Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Metronome
Clicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music
Business and politics serve as the metronome for our society.
Midget
dwarf
Mohel
The Mohel is a person of the Jewish faith who is ordained to do circumcision under the guidelines
Morale
A state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose; The spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
Morals
Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
Mortgage
A conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan
Mull
Reflect deeply on a subject
I mulled over the events of the afternoon
Mum
Failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
Oh, Moses, smell the roses
For God's sake, get a clue
Oh, Moses, smell the roses. She's cheating on you!
Oxymorons
Conjoining contradictory terms
as in 'deafening silence'
Pamper
Treat with excessive indulgence
Panoramic
A view that can be seen from all sides
Paradigmatic Shift
Change in a model or pattern that has been nearly universally accepted. For example, a change in consumer buying habits from buying airline tickets through travel agents to buying them over the Internet would be a paradigm shift.
Patch
A piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
Persecute
To cause someone to suffer because of a belief
Persuade
Win approval or support for; Cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
Philanthropist
Someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
Phobia
An anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
Pillion
A seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc.
Pimp
Someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
Platter
A large shallow dish used for serving food
Plucky
Showing courage
Pop
Come Out
Poultry
Flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
Proctologist
A doctor specializing in diseases of the rectum and anus
Protégé
A person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protégé's career
Retrench
Tighten one's belt; use resources carefully; Make a reduction, as in one's workforce
The company had to retrench
Rhetoric
Using language effectively to please or persuade
Rip off
Deprive somebody of something by deceit
Rooster
adult male chicken
Sabotage
To destroy
Sane
Mentally healthy; free from mental disorder
Savor
Taste appreciatively
Scant
Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
scant evidence
Seizure
A sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
Serenity
The absence of mental stress or anxiety
Severe
Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
"severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"
Sigmund Freud
Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
Snub
ignore
Soiree
A party of people assembled in the evening (usually at a private house)
Solicit
To ask for sth of value
Spacious
(of buildings and rooms) having ample space; Very large and open
Springboard
A beginning from which an enterprise is launched
Stocky
Heavy and compact in form or stature
Stone's throw
A short distance
Strive
Work toward a goal with great effort.
Stroll
A leisurely(slowly & in a relaxed way) walk (usually in some public place)
Subservient
Compliant and obedient to authority
Tantamount
Being essentially equal to something
Tantrum
A display of bad temper
Telemarketer
Person who use the telephone as an interactive medium for promotion and sales
Terrace
Usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
TGIF
Toast
salute
Tweak
Adjust finely
Umpteenth
Last in an indefinitely numerous series
This is an umpteenth such attempt.
Vengeance
retribution
Vent
Give expression or utterance to
We have no other place to vent anger.
Voucher programs
allow parents to put tax dollars toward a private education - for example - in the form of a subsidy to the chosen school. The dollar value of a voucher is usually equal to, but may be less than, the state average per pupil expenditure, and may cover the partial or full cost of a private school tuition.
Whammy
A serious or devastating setback
Double whammy of higher gas prices and higher credit card bills.
Economy of scale
The saving in cost of production that is due to mass production
Ecosystem
A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
Dissemination
The act of dispersing or diffusing something
Lucrative
Producing a good profit
Mull
Reflect deeply on a subject
I mulled over the events of the afternoon
Maneuver
Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Indigenous
Originating where it is found
Grassroot
Of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental politico-economic group; The common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)
Hefty
Large in amount or extent or degree
Hefty Price, Hefty bonus,
Demographer
A scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics
Pedophile
An adult who is sexually attracted to children
Drub
Beat thoroughly in a competition or fight
Begrudge
Feel bitter or indignant about
Tab
bill in the restaurant
Culpable
Deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
Democrats and Republicans are equally culpable here.
Incumbent
The official who holds an office
Every incumbent running for re-election should be asked where he or she was when all these giveaways were sailing through to passage.
Hispanic
An American whose first language is Spanish; Related to or derived from the people or culture of Spain
Peg
Stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations
The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar.
Benedict Arnold
United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)
Till
Work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
to till the soil
Harrow
Draw a harrow over (land)
Sluggish
Very Slow
a sluggish market/business/worker/growth/recovery.
Hysteria
State of violent mental agitation
Inescapable
Impossible to avoid or evade
Even in goodtimes, job loses are an inescapable fact of life in dynamic economy.
Frenetic
Excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion
Pyrrhic
Of or relating to or resembling Pyrrhus or his exploits (especially his sustaining staggering losses in order to defeat the Romans)
A Pyrrhic victory
Adorn
Be beautiful to look at
Flowers adorned the tables everywhere
Ordain
Order by virtue of superior authority;
U.N.-ordained ceasefire
Disguised
Having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
Allude
Make a more or less disguised reference to
Prominent
Vanguard
Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
Veil
A garment that covers the head and face;
Lift the veil
Paramount
Having superior power and influence
Unbecoming
Considered inappropriate for or unattractive on a particular person
conduct unbecoming
Cohabit
Room or live together; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
Inhabit
Be present in; be inside of
Flyspeck (v)
To examine closely or in minute detail; scrutinize
Flyspeck (n)
a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
Excrement
Waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
Scorn
Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Punitive
Inflicting punishment
Nuances
A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
Prudent
Careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
A prudent decision; A prudent manager
Rejuvenation
The act of restoring to a more youthful condition/freshness
A rejuvenation effort.
Amid
In the middle of; amidst
Flurry
A rapid bustling commotion
White-collar
Of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers
Blue-collar
Of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
Pink-collar
Of or relating to a class of jobs once traditionally filled by women
Buyout
Take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
Marsh
Low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
River Basin
The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
Replenish
Fill something that had previously been emptied
Ebb
The outward flow of the tide
Wrangling
An instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
After years of wrangling and a week of debate, astronomers voted for a sweeping reclassification of the solar system.
Stubmle
Miss a step and fall or nearly fall; An unsteady uneven gait
Sloppy
Marked by great carelessness
scientifically sloppy
Embryo
An animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
Contraception
Birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
Lesions
Any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision
Menstruation
The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
Yore
The time that has elapsed
Impediments
Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Adolescent
A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
Jeopardy
A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
Leech
Carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end; A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Slam
Strike violently; Close violently; critisize severely
Fade
Gradually ceasing to be visible; A golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer(SLICE)
Abomination
A person who is loathsome or disgusting; An action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
Loathe
Find repugnant; To feel great hatred and disgust for
Vile
Thoroughly unpleasant
Abhor
Find repugnant
Repugnant
Offensive to the mind; repulsive; obscene
Execrate
Find repugnant; Curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
Anathema
A formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
Ecclesiastical
Of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
Insubordinate
Not submissive to authority; Disobedient
insubordinate behavior; insubordinate boy
Exultant
Joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
He was exultant when he heard he'd received the award
Rejoice
Feel happiness or joy
Mushroom
Grow and spread fast
Housing development has mushroomed in bangalore
Insolent
Marked by casual disrespect; Unrestrained by convention or propriety
Impudent
Marked by casual disrespect; Improperly forward or bold
Reluctant
Unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
Acquiescence
Acceptance without protest; Agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
Loth
Unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; (usually followed by 'to') strongly opposed
Stringent
Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; rigrous; tight
Agonized
Expressing pain or agony
Agony
Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; suffering
Excruciation
A state of acute pain
Crucifixon
The act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
Semantic
Of or relating to the study of meaning and changes of meaning
semantic analysis
Conspicuous
Obvious to the eye or mind; Without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
Strident
Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; Unpleasantly loud and harsh
Raucous
Unpleasantly loud and harsh
Complacency
The feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself;self-satisfaction
Poignant
Arousing affect; Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
Predicament
A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
Wacky
Informal or slang term for mentally irregular
Askew
Turned or twisted toward one side; wonky; awry; lopsided; cockeyed
Spank
A slap with the flat of the hand
Drubbing
A sound defeat; Beat thoroughly in a competition or fight
Vigrously
With vigor; in a vigorous manner
Savage
A member of an uncivilized people; A cruelly rapacious person;Attack brutally and fiercely
Behemoth
Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful; giant; monster; goliath
Menace
Extrication
The act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
Larrup
Give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
Sarage
Slingshot
A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
Brutish
Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
Yahoo is the name of an imaginary race of brutish creature.
Yahoo
One of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift; Not very intelligent or interested in culture
Boorish
Ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
He was boorish and insensitive
Coarse
Of low or inferior quality or value
Mythological
Based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
Antiquity
An artifact surviving from the past;Extreme oldness
Delphi
An ancient Greek city on the slopes of Mount Parnassus; site of the Temple of Apollo
Oracle
An authoritative person who divines the future
Utopia
Ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
Claptrap
Pompous or pretentious talk or writing
Pompous
Puffed up with vanity(The quality of being valueless or futile)
A pompous speech
Pretentious
Making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
a pretentious fraud
Yearn
Have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Scramble
An unceremonious and disorganized struggle; Bring into random order
Hoe
A tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
Pervert
A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Hurl
Throw forcefully; Make a thrusting forward movement
Hallucinate
Perceive what is not there; have illusions
Daft
Informal or slang term for mentally irregular
Daft talks
Aphorism
A short pithy instructive saying
Jerk off
Get sexual gratification through self-stimulation <Slang>
Acute
Extremely sharp or intense; Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
Acute pain; acute observer
Relic
An antiquity that has survived from the distant past; Something of sentimental value
Concede
Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
Vogue
A current state of general acceptance and use; The popular taste at a given time
Cardinal
Serving as an essential component
Antedate
Be earlier in time; go back further; Establish something as being earlier relative to something else
Colonialism
Exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
Imperialism
A policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
Despot
A cruel and oppressive dictator; tyrant; autocrat
Annul
Declare invalid; nullify; void
The contract was annulled
Enunciate
Express or state clearly
Enounce
Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Arsenal
All the weapons and equipment that a country has
Leisure
Time available for ease and relaxation; Freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
Niche
A position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; A small concavity; (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
Notch
A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
Gouge
An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
Rout
A disorderly crowd of people
Maverick
1>Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action 2> An unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it
baffle
Be a mystery or bewildering to; amaze
bewildering
Causing bafflement
Sewage
Waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
Endemic
A disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location; Native to or confined to a certain region
Outwit
Beat through cleverness and wit
Wit
Mental ability; brainpower;mental capacity
Anguish
Extreme mental distress
Bereaved
Sorrowful through loss or deprivation; mourning;
Bereaved families
Bereft
Unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
Anomalous
Deviating from the general or common order or type
Remorse
A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed); compunction; Self-reproach
Self-reproach
The act of blaming yourself; A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
contrition
Sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
Damn
Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
Decimate
Kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies; Kill in large numbers;annihilate
Rapacity
Extreme gluttony; Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
Herald
Foreshadow(Indicate by signs) or presage
Purported
Commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds
Infernal
Being of a lower world of the dead
Infernal religion/people/caste
Drove
A moving crowd; A group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
they killed in droves anyway…
Atrocity
cruelty; barbarity; inhumanity
Perpetrate
Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
perpetrate a crime/atrocity
Hazard(v)
Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
Speculate
To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Hallowed
Render holy by means of religious rites; Worthy of religious veneration
Rapacious
Living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
the rapacious wolf
Venture
Proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; Set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.)' Embark
Amends
Something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
how can I make amends
Atone
Make amends for;expiate
Archetypal
Representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
Abstemious
Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
; light
Flaunt
The act of displaying something ostentatiously; ostenate; swank; show off; flash
Ostenate
Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously;Flaunt; swank; show off;flash
Helm
A position of leadership
At the helm of sth.
Steer
Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Cinnamon
Aromatic bark used as a spice
Bark
Tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
Cardamom
Rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
Rhizome
A horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
Cilantro
Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
Pristine
Completely free from dirt or contamination
Pristine purity
Brew
Drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
people have been brewing beer for thousands of years
Ale
A general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
Theoretically you can brew your own ale.
Votaries
A devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity
Adherents
Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Dissent
(law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
Repent
Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
Defiance
Intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude; A hostile challenge; A defiant act
Pedlar
Someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
Drug padlar
Ware
Commodities offered for sale;Articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: silverware; software
Drug peddler
An unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
Bootlegger
Someone who makes or sells illegal liquor; moonshiner
This city is full of bootleggers or drugpaddlers.
Engulf
Flow over or cover completely
Iota
A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; tittle;whit
Tittle
A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; iota;whit
Whit
A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; iota; tittle
Hitched
Connect to a vehicle;To hook or entangle
inescapabaly hitched to..
Congruent
Corresponding in character or kind
Remedy
Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
Bandwagon
A popular trend that attracts growing support; A large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band
Vogue
The popular taste at a given time
Prerogative
A right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); exclusive right; previlege
Creed
Any system of principles or beliefs
Flamboyant
Elaborately or excessively ornamented
Extol
Praise, glorify, or honor
Conjugal
Of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband; Of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
Conjugal pair
Prejudice
A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation; preconception; bias
Malaise
Physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
Intriguing
Disturbingly provocative
an intriguing smile
Apathy
An absence of emotion or enthusiasm
Subtle
Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
Conceivably
Within the realm of possibility
Avert
Turn away or aside
avert their eyes
Shroud
Burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
cold shroud of death
Deluge
Fill or cover completely, usually with water
Moats
Ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water; fosses
Aqueducts
A conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
Conduits
A passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
Prowess
A superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
we are blessed with the technological prowess.
Innate
Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
Ailment
An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
Habitation
Housing that someone is living in
Inundate
Fill or cover completely, usually with water
Habitat
The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
Acolytes
Someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
Gestation
The conception and development of an idea or plan;The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
Gestation period
Harness
Exploit the power of
harness natural forces and resources; its not that poor do not harness the water of rivers.a
Obituary
A notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
Protagonist
A person who backs a politician or a team etc.; admirer; supporter
Erode
Become ground down or deteriorate;
Terrain
A piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
Eegalitarian
Favoring social equality; classless; equalitarian
Swerve
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Obscure
Not clearly understood or expressed
Vagary
An unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
"the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"
Tyranny
Dominance through threat of punishment and violence; A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Tyranny of majority over minority
Proletariat
A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
Destitution
A state without friends or money or prospects
Hegemony
The domination of one state over its allies
Bud
A partially opened flower
Blossom
The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
Exodus
A journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
Rural exodus & the brain drain phenomena
Endogeneous
Derived or originating internally
Dribbling
The propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
Ditch(n)
Any small natural waterway
Ditch(v)
Throw away; Make an emergency landing on water; Crash or crash-land; Cut a trench in, as for drainage
Volley
A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces; Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; fusillade;salvo;burst
Yet every Israeli land-for-peace gesture has been met with a return volley of suicide bombers and rockets.
Balk
Refuse to comply;resisted
Relinquish
Relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another; surrender; give up
"Hezbollah launched the current war from territory Israel had relinquished six years earlier.
Vice
Moral weakness
Semitic
A major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family( Middle East and northern Africa)
Semite
A member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Archetype
An original model on which something is patterned; original; pilot
God's archetype
Annihilate
Kill in large numbers; Decimate;wipe out
Infidel
A person who does not acknowledge your God; gentile; pagan
Anti-Semitism
The intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people
Grandeur
The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand;splendor
Impart
Bestow a quality on; contribute
Hatred and murder are self-realization because they impart grandeur to Islamic extremists
Grandiosity
High flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
"The grandiosity is in the hating and fighting, not the victory.
Puny
Inferior in strength or significance;shrimpy;runty
Stymie
Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; blocked; hindered;obstructed
Cringe
Show submission or fear
American power cringes when labeled with sins of the white Western past.
Disparity
Inequality or difference in some respect
Bigotry
The intolerance and prejudice of a bigot;dogmatism
Bigot
A prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
Saber-rattling
The ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
Islamic extremism is the saber-rattling of an inferiority complex.
Surreal
Resembling a dream
Halal
meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah
Slate
A list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
Assimilate
Become similar to one's environment
Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly; forcibly deport immigrants who failed to assimilate
Pervasive
Spreading throughout; permeating;infamous
Amid a pervasive and growing sense of lawlessness
Notorious
Having an exceedingly bad reputation; infamous; ill-famed
pepper spray
A nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker; also used as a bear deterrent; aerosol container
Aerosol
A cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
Totalitarian
Characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control
a totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul
Indictment
An accusation of wrongdoing
Disillusioned
Freed from illusion; enlightened
Apocalypse
A cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
Downbeat
Pessimistic
the report was downbeat about prospects for the future; people’s expectations for the future now as downbeat as they were in 1992 and 1993, when the job market had not yet recovered from a recession.
Partisans
An ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity; partizans
Saly; Slew;Slain
Kill intentionally and with premeditation
Archimedes, so distracted by an equation he was scratching in the sand that he was slain by a Roman soldier.
Spurn
Reject with contempt; Turn down; scorn
Spurn the prize.
Reclusive
Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
reclusive Russian topologist
Topology
The branch of pure mathematics that deals only with the properties of a figure X that hold for every figure into which X can be transformed with a one-to-one correspondence that is continuous in both directions; analysis situs
Voracious
Excessively greedy and grasping; ravening; rapacious
paying taxes to voracious governments; voracious appetite; voracious demand
Skepticism
Doubt about the truth of something; disbelief
Plunge
A steep and rapid fall
Plunge in home sales; stock price subsequently plunged
Entrenched
Established firmly and securely
Plummet
Drop sharply; Plunge??
copper prices plummeted; stock market might plummet.
Cosmopolitan
Composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests
Provincial
Characteristic of the provinces or their people
Clique
An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; coterie
Haul
Draw slowly or heavily; Transport in a vehicle; dragged
Deter
Try to prevent; show opposition to; discourage
Politics no more a deterrent for D-street
Cue
A stimulus that provides information about what to do; Evidence that helps to solve a problem; clue
a tapering rod used in pool/billiards (Cue Stick)
Tapering
Gradually narrowed toward a point
a tapering rod used in pool/billiards (Cue Stick)
Tampering
The act of altering something secretly or improperly;fiddling;meddling
Ball tampering
Charge-sheet
The daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
Blotter
The daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station; Absorbent paper used to dry ink
Stipulate
Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
Against the stipulated norms of trading; The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
Palm off
Sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
Foist
To force onto another; impose
He foisted his work on me
Fob(v)
Deceive somebody
Vest
A man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
Fob(n)
A vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
Imminent
Close in time; about to occur; at hand; impending
Foray
An initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
Sumant Sinha has been given the responsibility to raise funds for this foray.
Rope in
Draw in as if with a rope; lure
Apart from recruiting some key people from ITC and Godrej, the company is said to have roped in Shoppers Stop’s head of HR, Vijay Kashyap
Apparel
Clothing in general; garment
Meagre
Deficient in amount or quality or extent;insufficient
Compensation offered to consumers by companies in the event of a damaged or defective product is extremely meagre
Atttrition Rate
The rate of shrinkage in size or number;rate of attrition
Potent
Having or wielding force or authority; strong
Agglomeration
The act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating; aggregation; collection
Triumph
The exultation of victory; A successful ending of a struggle or contest
Vivid
Evoking lifelike images within the mind; graphic; pictorial
a vivid description;a vivid demonstration
Vibrant
Vigorous and active
Vigorous
Characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity; energetic; robust
Robust
Strong enough to withstand intellectual challenge
the experiment yielded robust results;
Malevolent
Wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred;malicious
Catastrophe
An event resulting in great loss and misfortune; calamity; tragedy; disaster
Millenial
Relating to a millennium or span of a thousand years; millenian
Boondock
A remote and undeveloped area; hinterland;backwoods;back country
Farce
A comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
Satire
Witty language used to convey insults or scorn; sarcarsm; caustic remark
Irony
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
Incongruity
The quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate; incongruousness
Entourage
The group following and attending to some important person; retinue;
a whole entourage of mediapersons made an unexpected entry
Gaze
A long fixed look; Stare
I want out of the public gaze.
Unfurl
Unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
unfurl a banner; unfurl a flag; unfurl the tricolour
Doldrum
A state of inactivity (in business or art etc); stagnation
If fate played foul with him on Dadri, where the future of his Rs 11,000 crore-worth 374-MW power plant is in the doldrums on account of uncertainty over gas supply
Bigwig
The most important person in a group or undertaking; top banana; kingpin
Incessant
Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; ceaseless; constant; never-ending; perpetual; unremitting
Remit
Send (money) in payment
Knee-jerk
A reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
knee-jerk reaction
Exacerbate
Make worse;aggravate
Hoarding
Save up as for future use; squirreling away;stashing
Myriad
Too numerous to be counted; countless; infinite; innumerous; uncounted
"myriad stars; IMF has played a central role in easing myriad financial crises since the end of World War II.
Woefully
In an unfortunate or deplorable manner; sadly; lamentably; deplorably
China, like many other fast-developing countries, is “woefully underrepresented” at the I.M.F., with a smaller share of the total voting rights than other countries with smaller economies slower growth.
Precursor
A person who goes before or announces the coming of another; An indication of the approach of something or someone;
The I.M.F., along with the World Bank and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the precursor to the W.T.O., grew out of meetings near the end of World War II at Bretton Woods, N.H.
Rebuff (v)
Reject outright and bluntly; repel;snub
Diminish
Decrease in size, extent, or range; Lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; belittle; decrease; fall; lessen
diminish the voting rights;
Chancellor
The person who is head of state (in several countries); [Brit] The honorary or titular head of a university
Honorary
Given as an honor without the normal duties; Unpaid (of an office holder)
Titular
Being such in name only; Of or associated with or bearing a title signifying nobility; nominal
Squabble
A quarrel about petty points; Argue over petty things; bicker; brabble; niggle; pettifog; quibble
Petty
Contemptibly narrow in outlook; small-minded
petty little comments
Benign
Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; Of disposition or manner; not dengerous
Spur
Incite or stimulate; Give heart or courage to; A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
Dusk
The time of day immediately following sunset; twilight; gloaming; crepuscle; nightfall;
….a chilly fog darkens the landscape and daylight seems to turn to dusk
Beetle
Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings; A tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing;
Wean
Gradually deprive (infants) of mother's milk; Detach the affections of; ablactate
she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk; The company, called SpiralFrog, said its intention was to wean music fans away from illegal downloads and pirate music sites by offering a legitimate source that is supported by advertising instead of download fees.
Chafe
Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; Cause friction
Augment
Enlarge or increase; Grow or intensify
Beleaguer
Surround so as to force to give up
Cash cow
A project that generates a continuous flow of money; money-spinner
It looks like eBay is milking its auction site as a cash cow to invest in PayPal and Skype
Deteriorate
Grow worse; drop
Eloquent
Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; Fluent;silver-tounged; facile
The minutes were more eloquent in discussing the downside risks.
Waning
(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases; A gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; Grow smaller; declining; going down
the waning impetus of household wealth effects on consumer spending
Impetus
A force that moves something along; drift; impulsion
the waning impetus of household wealth effects on consumer spending
Rattle
Shake and cause to make a rattling noise
Fray
A noisy fight
An Internet assault on the paper-clipping coupon business is indeed under way, and Google has now entered the fray
Peril
A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; risk; jeopardy; hazard
Resilience
The physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit
Ingrained
(used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held; deep rooted; implanted
Ingrained habit; Coupons are an ingrained part of the nation’s shopping culture
Blunderbuss
A short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
"Paper coupon is the marketing equivalent of a blunderbuss, while the Internet offers a laser shot.
Whisk
Brush or wipe off lightly; Move somewhere quickly; n- A small short-handled broom used to brush clothes