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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Magnum Opus

#133
Magnum Opus
- The greatest single work of an artist, writer, or composer.
- A great work, especially the chief work of a writer or artist

The Hound of Baskervilles is the magnum opus of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Usage:
- 'Bahubali' Rajamouli's magnum opus is a classic example of captivating storytelling.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s magnum opus has been radically redefined while still keeping to his roots and that in itself is amazing.

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

#131
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

127
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.