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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Embalm

Embalm
- To treat (a dead body) so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs
- To keep unchanged.

Embalming fluids used in the early 20th century.
Usage:
- Kalam's body has been taken to the military hospital for embalming.
- Embalming Fluid Exposure Puts Funeral Directors at Risk for ALS

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Dreary

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Dreary
- Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise.
- Causing sadness or gloom.

Just another dreary rainy day.
Image Credits : Carnie Lewis
Usage:
- I finished my work, there was nothing on TV, and the rain just wouldn't stop: what a dreary day!
- Jazz fest shines brightly on dreary day

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Perusal

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Perusal
- The action of reading or examining something.
- The act of perusing; survey; scrutiny:



Usage:
- Lawyer Calls for Perusal of the plan Before Ratification
- Perusal of the main parties’ manifestos shows no one is offering more liberty.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Petrify

#129
Petrify
- Paralyse with astonishment, horror, or other strong emotion.
- To convert into stone or a stony substance.

Petrified Wood at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Image Credits : Paul Cooper
Usage:
- They are petrified as the town is under attack.
- The tragedy in his life petrified his emotions.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Triage

#128
Triage
-  The process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition, when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately.
- Any system for prioritizing based on available resources, manpower, etc., as in an emergency

Triage Tag at a hospital.
Image Credits : Kieran
Usage:
- Apart from the crashes there are other blocker issues that need to be triaged. [Engineering perspective]
- The triage nurse will keep people in the waiting room informed of any change in the waiting time.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Rancid

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Rancid
- Having an unpleasant stale taste or smell as the result of decomposition
- Highly unpleasant; repugnant.

Image Credits : Giant Sloth
Usage:
- An unscrupulous food vendor who's as rancid as the meat that he serves.
- Without preservatives, fat goes rancid.
- Ravi is one of an estimated 300,000 rag pickers who spend their days sifting through piles of rancid garbage in Delhi's capital.
- Seeds like sunflower and poppy also get rancid quickly so buy just what you intend on consume immediately.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Archipelago

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Archipelago
- An expanse of water with many scattered islands
- A sea or stretch of water having many islands.

Man-made Archipelagos, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Image Credits : NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 
Usage:
-  In recent years, Indonesia carriers have place orders for hundreds of new commercial jets from Boeing and Airbus and increased flights across the archipelago nation.

-  The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of Asia's most rapidly expanding airline markets, but is struggling to provide enough qualified pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and updated airport technology to ensure safety.