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Tuesday 31 July 2012


#009 GNAW
To cause constant distress.
Trouble, worry or annoy someone

- A duplicate GNAWS AT your profits, it leaves consumers confused.
- Concerns over the health of the Indian economy begins to GNAW AT investor confidence.
- The government's dishonesty has GNAWED AT people's trust in politicians.

Monday 30 July 2012

Achilles Heel

#008 ACHILLES HEEL [From Greek Mythology]
A small but fatal weakness.
Is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength.

- A misbehaving minister is regarded as a governments ACHILLES HEEL.
- Licensing Is The ACHILLES HEEL For The New Microsoft Office.

Achilles Heel
Achilles Mother dipping him into magical river Styx

In Greek mythology, when Achilles was a baby, it was foretold that he would die in battle.
To prevent his death, his mother Thetis took Achilles to the River Styx which was supposed to offer powers of invincibility and dipped his body into the water.
But as Thetis held Achilles by the heel, his heel was not washed over by the water of the magical river. Achilles grew up to be a man of war who survived many great battles.
But one day, a poisonous arrow shot at him was lodged in his heel, killing him shortly after.

Friday 27 July 2012

Strike A Chord

Create an emotional response.

[Photo Credit : Library Of Congress]

- The Dark Knight , seems to be a good movie in recent times, Nolan STRIKES A CHORD again.
- The party's policy on childcare facilities has STRUCK A RESPONSIVE CHORD with women voters.
- After his debut, he kept doing multi-hero films, which kept him going but failed to STRIKE THE RIGHT CHORD.

Wednesday 25 July 2012


- To make something publicly known by praising.
- An official messenger of news.

The 624CC four seater tata nano promises to HERALD a revolution that will change the way India moves.

Tata Nano Europa Launch. [Photo Credit : David Villareal]
Word Of The Day :: Herald


- Many corporate headquarters remain in city centers, in spite of the widely HERALDED flight to the suburbs.
- Asbestos was once HERALDED as the greatest building material available to those in the construction industries.
- Traditionally, the blooming of flowers is a HERALD of spring.

Monday 23 July 2012


#005 Inundate
Filled with.

In below picture you can see roads INUNDATED with water. [Photo Credit : Sawasdee Chai]

Below is picture, where you can see doctor INUNDATED with applications.

Examples : 
The basement was INUNDATED after the storm.
The river INUNDATED the town.
Felt INUNDATED with work.

Flooded Swamp Deluge Overflow

Friday 20 July 2012


Words that start with "MAL" means bad / evil / wicked.
Other word that immediately comes into picture is BENE which means good.

Opposites can be easily identified, try yourselves.

Malign : Evil in nature
Malediction      : Cursing
Malefactor : One who commits an evil deed
Malefaction        : A evil deed
Malevolent : Having or showing a wish to do evil to others
Malady : Disease / Sickness
Malpractice : Bad practice
Malaria : Bad air / Disease cause by mosquito.

Thursday 19 July 2012


A large powerful force or organization that cannot be stopped.
This is actually a loan word inspired from Jagannath Rath Yatra (chariot procession), Jagannath Temple, Orissa, India. Which is considered as unstoppable.

See below the procession of Jagannath.


Facebook seems an unstoppable juggernaut.
Price juggernaut crushing common people.

Wednesday 18 July 2012


Camouflage : A way of hiding person/animal (especially soldiers/military/weapons) using paint or leaves so that they look like part of surroundings. Many living creatures use camouflage technique to survive.

In the below picture, you can see a frog hiding, and it look like a part of sourrounding.

Here you can see soldiers dresses in such a way the are hard to distinguish from surroundings.

 A rattle snake hiding in sand, to disguise its prey.

Sunday 15 July 2012


Benign : Good
Any word that starts with  "BEN / BENE / BON" means WELL and GOOD.


Benediction : a good blessing in a religious service
Benefactor : a good person who offers help or donates money
Beneficial : having a good outcome; favorable
Beneficiary : a person who receives something good from someone else such as an inheritance
Benefit : to gain or receive a good results from something
Benevolent : kind; good-hearted
Benign : favorable; having a good effect; not harmful
Bonafide : in good faith; authentic; genuine; real
Bonus : anything good that is recieved over and beyond what was expected (usually money)
Bon voyage : French for "have a good trip"