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Monday, 27 February 2017

Retinue

Retinue
- A group of retainers or attendants
- A retinue is a group of people that accompany an important person. If you're a king or queen, you can think of a retinue as your royal crew or posse.

Discovered in 1974, the terracotta statues at Xian represent the armed retinue
of unified China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Ti

Image Credits : Kevin Poh
Usage:
- The president travels with a large retinue of aides and bodyguards.
- The visit of Netanyahu and his retinue of business luminaries will elevate the importance of the ­Israel-Australia relationship.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Herculean

Herculean
- A mythical Greek hero renowned for his great strength.
- Any job or task that's extremely difficult or calls for enormous strength.

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Usage:
- It's going to be a Herculean task to emulate Dhoni, says Ashwin.
- Tax authorities will appoint data processing and analytics agencies for this Herculean task.

168 #WordOfTheDay

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Broach

Broach
- To raise a difficult subject for discussion.

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Usage:
- He broached the subject he had been avoiding all evening.
- Latin Grammy organizers asked press not to broach political topics at awards ceremony.

167 #WordOfTheDay

Monday, 24 October 2016

Laggard

Laggard
- Slower than desired or expected.
- Lagging or tending to lag

Adoption Curve
Usage:
- London Is Becoming the U.K.'s Laggard in the Housing Market.
- Canada a laggard as world's firms wake up to digital disruption.
- As compared to other major emerging economies, India is a clear laggard in female labour force participation

166 #WordOfTheDay

Friday, 21 October 2016

Beseech

Beseech
- To make an urgent appeal.
- To beg someone for something.

Image Credits : Mike
Usage:
- Delta farmers beseech high level team for water to save wilting crops.
- Senators Beseech Obama Not to Turn Against Israel at UN.

165 #WordOfTheDay

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Chastise

Chastise
- To criticize someone severely
- To inflict punishment on

Chastised : He'd been running on the hillside and off the paths in the wallaby enclosure, which is not allowed.
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Usage:
- Local GOP candidates chastise Trump for his vulgar comments.
- Doctors Without Borders chastises Pfizer for refusing to lower vaccine price.

164 #WordOfTheDay

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Rescind

Rescind
- Rescind is an official reversal.
- Revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).

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Usage:
- Iowa Republicans denounce Trump but do not rescind support.
- The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.

163 #WordOfTheDay