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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

Monday, 27 March 2017

Chicanery

Chicanery
- The use of tricks to deceive someone.
- actions or statements that trick people into believing something that is not true.

Octopus, a master of deception.
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Usage:
- The world will be watching how this tale of political chicanery and authoritarianism unfolds and how it gets resolved.
- Chicanery involving revised rental for system installed in the home.
- The democratic system, especially the electoral process, remains open to misuse and chicanery.

186 #WordOfTheDay

Friday, 24 March 2017

Ebb

Ebb
- The movement of the tide out to sea.
- Move away from the land; recede.

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Usage:
- Morale seems to have reached its lowest ebb.
- Woman workforce on the ebb.
- The country was at a low ebb due to the recent war.

185 #WordOfTheDay

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Anathema

Anathema 
- Someone or something intensely disliked

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Usage:
- Computer games and education may not be anathema to each other after all.
- Jayalalithaa believes family rule anathema to democracy.
- Birth control still anathema for men

184 #WordOfTheDay