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Friday, 26 August 2016

Ephemeral

Ephemeral
- Lasting a very short time; short-lived.
- Anything short-lived.

Ephemeral beauty of a dandelion in it's 'puffball' seed form
Image Credits : byronv2 
Usage:
- The public memory of an Olympic medal winner is ephemeral.
- Rahul Gandhi's guerrilla attacks and one-liners may have generated ephemeral interest in the party, but voters still do not have a clear reason for trusting the party, voting it back to power.

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Jettison

Jettison
- To throw off something as an obstacle or burden.
- To get rid of something

Image Credits : NASA Orion Spacecraft
Usage:
- Cisco to jettison 5500 jobs, will reinvest in cloud, IoT & more.
- Some boats need to jettison some of their cargo—even if it is valuable—just in order to stay afloat.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
-  A thing that becomes terrifying or destructive to its maker.

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Usage:
- In arming the dictator, the US was creating a Frankenstein.
- Seeing 'Frankenstein' through the lens of climate change

Origin :
From the novel, The Modern Prometheus, a story of a young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Seethe

Seethe
- To feel or show strong emotion such as anger.
- To soak or saturate in a liquid

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Usage:
- We found ourselves in the middle of a seething crowd.
- Journalists seethe in anger over thrashing of colleagues under police watch.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Missive

Missive
- A letter or other written message, especially a long or official one.

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Usage:
- No Bouquets, Only 'Minimal Staff' To Receive Me: Air India Chief's Missive
- She received yet another lengthy missive from her father.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Fumigate

Fumigate
- To remove germs, insects, etc.
- To employ smoke or fumes in order to exterminate or disinfect.

Image Credits : European Commission DG ECHO 
Usage:
- We had to fumigate the cellar to get rid of cockroaches.
- Rio 2016; The Brazilian authorities deployed thousands of soldiers to fumigate key areas.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Oblivion

Oblivion
- The state of being completely forgotten.
- The act or process of dying out

Image Credits : BiERLOS


Usage:
- GST will push these taxes into oblivion.
- After 20 years and pocket internet, cyber cafes consigned to oblivion.

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