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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Intersperse

Intersperse
- Scatter among or between other things; place here and there.

This stack of delicate green tea flavored crepes interspersed with light cream is an absolute delight.
Image Credits : wEnDy
Usage:
- October can see stock market gains interspersed with sharp volatility from swings in election forecast.
- The debate was interspersed with angry exchanges.

161 #WordOfTheDay

Monday, 26 September 2016

Altruism

Altruism
- Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.

Woman and child giving sticky rice to the monks.
Image Credits : Peter Nijenhuis
Usage:
- An altruistic firefighter risks his life to save another's life, while an altruistic mom gives up the last bite of pie so her kid will be happy.
- Someone who is altruistic always puts others first.

160 #WordOfTheDay

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Eerie

Eerie
- Strange and mysterious
- Frightened or intimidated by superstition.

Eerie Eyes
Image Credits : Oracle_Batgirl
Usage:
- Dull, Eerie Silence on the Streets of Kashmir On the Eve of Eid.
- Wind Blowing Over Bridges Produces Eerie sounds

159 #WordOfTheDay

Monday, 12 September 2016

Wry

Wry
- Making a clever comment or witty observation
- In a humorously sarcastic or mocking manner

Wry Smile
Image Credits :  Johan A
Usage:
- Reliance Jio was wryly described by competitors and its owner as a 20 billion dollar start-up.
- Stephen Colbert wryly recaps Donald Trump's meticulously scripted black-outreach trip to Detroit.

158 #WordOfTheDay

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Imbroglio

Imbroglio
- An imbroglio is a complicated or confusing situation.
- Unwanted, difficult, and confusing situation.

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Usage:
- We do not expect the current imbroglio to impact its core business and key customers.
- Home minister will bring all the four mainstream political parties of the state on one platform to find a way out of the current Kashmir imbroglio and restore normalcy.

157 #WordOfTheDay

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Jingoism

Jingoism
- Extreme chauvinism or nationalism
- Patriotism can turn into jingoism and intolerance very quickly.

Image Credits : Vinamra Agarwal 
Usage:
- Regional jingoism in Karnataka degenerated into attacks on Tamil families and premier schools run by Tamil managements in Bengaluru.
- Loudmouthed jingoism will not win us any foreign allies.

156 #WordOfTheDay

Friday, 2 September 2016

Concussion

Concussion
- A hard blow or collision
- An injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or the like.

Image Credits : Rosie Tulips 
Usage:
- She suffered a severe concussion after falling on the ice.
- Kids, sport, concussion, and the long lasting effects of minor brain injury. [News Article]

155 #WordOfTheDay