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Tuesday, 21 April 2015


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

- 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


- 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
- They are petrified as the town is under attack.
- The tragedy in his life petrified his emotions.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


-  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
- 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


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

Image Credits : Giant Sloth
- 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


- 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 
-  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.

Thursday, 8 January 2015


- A noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something.
- An episode involving excitement, confusion, turmoil, etc., especially a broil over a minor or ridiculous cause.

Image Credits : Lotus Carroll
- After the initial brouhaha, things got pretty quiet again.
- The IIT Roorkee lipstick brouhaha is just another in the series of incidents resulting from the perennial conflict between the old and the new.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

À la carte - Table D'hôte


À la carte
- A french phrase meaning "according to the menu".
- "a la carte" means you order one dish at a time: appetizer, main course, dessert and each has its own separate charge on the bill.

Table D'hôte
- Another french phrase, meaning "the host's table".
- Table d' hote means the restaurant or hotel dining room menu offers 3 or more courses for one price: usually consisting of appetizer, two or three choices of main course and dessert.

À la carte menu.
Image Credits : Morgan Johnston

Table D'hôte at a  hotel.
Image Credits : Calafellvalo