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Wednesday, 31 October 2012


- A break or interruption in continuity of a work.

Example / Usage :
- The band is making an album again after a five-year hiatus.
- Stock markets set to reopen after two-day hiatus due to Cyclone Sandy.

Saturday, 20 October 2012


- Self confidence or Assurance.

Example / Usage :

- Gates conducted the meeting with characteristic APLOMB.
- Sridevi returns to the celluloid with APLOMB in the movie 'English Vinglish'

Friday, 19 October 2012


- Intensely emotional.
- Characterized by anger.

Example / Usage :

- The Opposition on Thursday staged vehement protests in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.
- Anticipating a vehement protest, police had been deployed in front of Government offices.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Idiom - Hand In Glove

- In extremely close relationship or agreement.
- In close co-ordination.

Examples / Usage :
- The computer chips are designed to work hand in glove with this new microprocessor.
- Forest staff hand in glove with thieves?

Monday, 15 October 2012


- A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.

Origin :
This loanword from German language became an English term in 1902.
Wander = Hike, roam; Lust = Desire

Photo courtesy PDPhoto.org 

Examples / Usage :
- Three wanderlust-struck Russians undertake a tough trek through the states of Jammu & Kashmir, India.
- Wanderlust inherited from his parents and reinforced by trips overseas early in his life.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Root Word - VOC / VOK

Related to vocal, which means sounds.

Examples :

VOCAL     -    voice/sound
VOCABULARY -    Collection of words
EVOKE     -    to call from past.
PROVOKE     -    to cause someone to express anger
INVOKE     -    a prayer

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


- A procession of people on horseback, in vehicles.
- A ceremonial procession or display.

Word Of The Day : Cavalcade
Photo Credits : Chris Hill 
Example / Usage :

- A CAVALCADE of antique cars.
- Peugeot and Renault line up a cavalcade.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Bury The Hatchet

- To settle your differences with an adversary.
- To make peace.
- Settle an argument.

Word Of The Day : Bury The Hatchet
Photo Credits : Simon A. Eugster

Example / Usage : 
- Mallya, Chhabria set to bury two decade-old legal hatchet.
- Morgan Stanley, Citigroup bury hatchet.

Monday, 8 October 2012


- A sentimental longing for the past,typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
- A feeling of pleasure and sometimes slight sadness at the same time as you think about things that happened in the past.

Word of the Day : Nostalgia
Photo Credits :  Suresh Reddi

Example / Usage :
- Some people feel NOSTALGIA for their schooldays.
- Hearing that tune again filled him with NOSTALGIA.
- Some feel nostalgia for the warm home they left.
- Pure nostalgia with plenty of childhood photos.

Thursday, 4 October 2012


- In a very poor condition as a result of neglect.
- Abandoned, Deserted.

Examples / Usage :

- Rich, derelict elderly woman rescued from Mumbai flat.
- Deterrent action could be taken against the health officials found derelict in performance of their duties.
- Nitish convoy attack : Seven cops suspended for dereliction of duty.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


- A name that doesn't suit what it refers to.
- A wrong or inaccurate name or designation.

Example / Usage :
- Its something of a MISNOMER to refer the inexperienced boys as soldiers.
- To say we have "free speech" in this country is something of a misnomer.