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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.

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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

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

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Tangible & Intangible

Tangible & Intangible
- Real or actual, rather than imaginary .
- Products are tangible and services are intangible in nature.

Tangible Things:
- When you can touch something, it's tangible.

Intangible Things:
Honesty, Goodwill, Brand Image, Feeling Secure, etc.

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Usage:
- He had no tangible achievement to show for his leadership after one year.
- I need tangible proof that aliens exist — I want to shake their little green hands!
- We need tangible evidence if we're going to take legal action.
- An intangible feeling of impending disaster.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Zephyr

Zephyr
- A gentle breeze
- A very slight or gentle wind

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