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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Triage

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Triage
-  The process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition, when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately.
- Any system for prioritizing based on available resources, manpower, etc., as in an emergency

Triage Tag at a hospital.
Image Credits : Kieran
Usage:
- Apart from the crashes there are other blocker issues that need to be triaged. [Engineering perspective]
- The triage nurse will keep people in the waiting room informed of any change in the waiting time.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Rancid

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Rancid
- Having an unpleasant stale taste or smell as the result of decomposition
- Highly unpleasant; repugnant.

Image Credits : Giant Sloth
Usage:
- An unscrupulous food vendor who's as rancid as the meat that he serves.
- Without preservatives, fat goes rancid.
- Ravi is one of an estimated 300,000 rag pickers who spend their days sifting through piles of rancid garbage in Delhi's capital.
- Seeds like sunflower and poppy also get rancid quickly so buy just what you intend on consume immediately.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Archipelago

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Archipelago
- An expanse of water with many scattered islands
- A sea or stretch of water having many islands.

Man-made Archipelagos, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Image Credits : NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 
Usage:
-  In recent years, Indonesia carriers have place orders for hundreds of new commercial jets from Boeing and Airbus and increased flights across the archipelago nation.

-  The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of Asia's most rapidly expanding airline markets, but is struggling to provide enough qualified pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and updated airport technology to ensure safety.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Brouhaha

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Brouhaha
- A noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something.
- An episode involving excitement, confusion, turmoil, etc., especially a broil over a minor or ridiculous cause.

Image Credits : Lotus Carroll
Usage:
- After the initial brouhaha, things got pretty quiet again.
- The IIT Roorkee lipstick brouhaha is just another in the series of incidents resulting from the perennial conflict between the old and the new.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

À la carte - Table D'hôte

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À la carte
- A french phrase meaning "according to the menu".
- "a la carte" means you order one dish at a time: appetizer, main course, dessert and each has its own separate charge on the bill.

Table D'hôte
- Another french phrase, meaning "the host's table".
- Table d' hote means the restaurant or hotel dining room menu offers 3 or more courses for one price: usually consisting of appetizer, two or three choices of main course and dessert.

À la carte menu.
Image Credits : Morgan Johnston

Table D'hôte at a  hotel.
Image Credits : Calafellvalo
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rule the roost

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Rule the roost
- To be the controlling member(s) of a family, organization, or other group.
- Be in charge of a place, especially home.

No! You may not have my fish!Image Credits : Eric Heupel

Roost : A place where birds regularly settle or congregate to rest at night.

Usage:
- Such ideals cannot be met easily until racism and divisive forces continue to rule the roost.
- Hydrogen fuel cell cars to rule the roost in future.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Lackadaisical

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Lackadaisical
- Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
- Without interest, vigor, or determination.

Image Credits : Theilr
Usage:
- He took what felt like a lackadaisical and generic approach in the early stages. His campaign got better, but it never got good.
- Despite a lackadaisical opening set, the Lobos surged to their third-straight victory.

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