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Tuesday, 25 June 2013


- Something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book.
- An addition to a completed written document.

- A thing to be corrected, typically an error in a printed book.
- An error in a printed work discovered after printing and shown with its correction on a separate sheet.

Corrigendum given in and Indian Daily

Example / Usage:
- Last Minute Budget Addendum and Deadline Pressure Leads to Questionable Program Approval.
- Revised Corrigendum to the Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production.

Monday, 24 June 2013


- An ancient military engine for hurling stones, arrows, etc.
- A device for launching an airplane from the deck of a ship.

Photo Credits : Clarinetlover

Example / Usage :
- Narendra Modi can catapult BJP to power.
- Lead guitarist catapulted the band to instant stardom.

Thursday, 20 June 2013


#086 ALIBI
- A claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act, typically a criminal one, is alleged to have taken place.
- Excuse, plea.

Example / Usage :
- He was able to prove an alibi which could not be shaken.
- Man claims receipts could have been alibi.
- Brothers of the accused confirm alibi, Accused brothers' say he was at home on night of murder.

Friday, 14 June 2013


- A false show or pretense.
- A party, dance, or gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises, and often elegant, historical, or fantastic costumes.

Photo Credit : Susanna A

Word Origin :
From Mascara, a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyes.

Example / Usage :
- A masquerade may be attempted through the use of stolen login IDs and passwords.
- He is masquerading as the expert on the Internet

Thursday, 13 June 2013


- Superfluity or excess.
- A very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want, or can deal with.

Plethora of flowers.
Captured at Kaas Valley, Maharashtra, India

Usage / Examples :
- A plethora of books have been written on the subject.
- Allen won a plethora of medals during his illustrious career.
- iFixit finds a plethora of minor tweaks inside the 2013 MacBook Air

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


- Any noisy merrymaking.
- A large celebration or party, typically a lavish one.

Photo Credits : Jeff Daly

Usage / Examples :
- A Jamboree fundraiser to benefit Parents of Special Children.
- Canada's Craven Country Jamboree is known for bringing some of the biggest stars to their three-day festival

Monday, 3 June 2013


- Is usually used to describe strange shapes or bizarre forms.
- Comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.

Grotesque monsters, deformed men or fabulous animals?
Photo Credits : Tyrus Flyn
Usage / Example :
- The Woolwich footage was grotesque.
- Among the more grotesque exhibits in the circus was the man with four eyes.