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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.

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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

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Plebiscite / Referendum

Plebiscite / Referendum
- The direct vote of all the members of an electorate

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Usage:
- The issue will be decided by plebiscite.
- They are going to hold a plebiscite on the question of national independence.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Ablution

Ablution
- An act of washing oneself, especially as a religious ritual.

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Usage:
- Swami Vivekananda emphasises the shedding of accumulated inner dirt to all pilgrims as against mere
external ablution, since the purpose of all spiritual endeavour should be to get closer to God.
- The twin cities have a few hundred mosques wherein a good amount of water is used for
ablution five times a day. “This water can also be preserved to recharge the groundwater,” says Mr. Kabeer.

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Fiendish

Fiendish
- Excessively bad, unpleasant, or difficult.
- Diabolically cruel and wicked.

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Usage:
- Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google? Fiendish Puzzles And Impossible Interview Questions From The World’s Top Companies.
- Come December and the mercurial Chennai weather takes fiendish delight in triggering a cold-cough syndrome, targeting vocalists in particular.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Putrefaction

Putrefaction
- The state of being putrefied; decay.
- The process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter.

A Putrefied Crab
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Usage:
- Putrefaction is slower in water than in air; slower in seawater than in fresh water, and slower in running water than in stagnant water.
- The smell of human putrefaction was becoming an issue and arrangements were made to move the bodies some distance away pending disposal.

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Concomitant

Concomitant
- A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something.
- Happening and connected with another thing.

Loss of memory is a natural concomitant of old age.
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Usage:
- In an increasingly inter-connected world, globalisation had become a necessary concomitant.
- Loss of memory is a natural concomitant of old age.

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