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Friday, 17 August 2018

Colossus

Colossus
- A person or thing of enormous size, importance, or ability.
- A colossus is an extremely large statue.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The colossus passes into history
Usage:
- AB Vajpayee: Colossus of Indian politics fades into sunset
- She has been described as the creative colossus of the literary world.

193 #WordOfTheDay

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Exuberance

Exuberance
- Energetic and lively
- The quality of being full of energy.
- Exuberance is behavior which is energetic.


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Usage:
- Cryptocurencies: Irrational Exuberance or Brave New World?
- He is an exuberant dancer.
- They warn that the excess exuberance is one sign of a venture capital bubble, which may be about to burst.

192 #WordOfTheDay

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Astute

Astute
- Able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it.



Usage:
- For leaders, political astute is important because it brings self-awareness, self-control, and influence.
- His versatility and astute business knowledge will enable the company to implement the strategic roadmap going ahead.

191 #WordOfTheDay

Friday, 31 March 2017

Precocious

Precocious
- Prematurely developed, as the mind, faculties, etc.
- Exceptionally smart, ahead of age in understanding.
- Showing mental development or achievement much earlier than usual.

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Usage:
- The precocious Narasimhadasu began to compose poetry and songs extempore, besides playing on the khanjira even as a child.
- Trained in a hard school, he showed a precocious aptitude for war and government.

190 #WordOfTheDay

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Duress

Duress
- Compulsion by threat or force.
- Threats used to force a person to do something.

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Usage:
- My confession to police was under duress: Sreesanth
- Confession of Kasab was not given under duress: Court

189 #WordOfTheDay

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Encomiums

Encomiums
- A formal expression of high praise.
- A piece of writing, speech, etc. that praises someone or something.

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Usage:
- Encomiums to an ancient city of vibrant culture.
- Mr.Karunanidhi paid encomiums to Mr. Durai Murugan for nurturing his constituency.

188 #WordOfTheDay

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sacrosanct

Sacrosanct
- Treated as if holy :  immune from criticism or violation.
- Thought to be too important or too special to be changed.

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Usage:
- Minimum wage policy must be treated as sacrosanct.
- Religious doctrines are regarded as sacrosanct and this does not come as a surprise to anyone.

187 #WordOfTheDay