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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.

Image Credits : Jason Wilson
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- The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.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

Monday, 17 October 2016

Swathe

Swathe
- A long strip or large area especially of land:
- To bandage a wound, limb, etc, esp completely. [In Medicine]

LEFT : Swathes of flowers spread across; RIGHT : Baby swathed up.
Image Credits :Sandi Hagan
Usage:
- The militants controlled a swathe of land around the size of Belgium, but army has recaptured most of the territory.
- Swathe a baby up and you're creating a little cocoon where she can sleep.

162 #WordOfTheDay