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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cloak and Dagger

Cloak and Dagger
- Is a term sometimes used to refer to situations involving intrigue, secrecy, espionage, or mystery.
- Pertaining to, characteristic of, or dealing in espionage or intrigue, esp. of a romantic or dramatic kind.

- He said lack of transparency and the cloak and dagger mode of drafting the bill, the insane pace with which it was pushed through the state legislature and parliament compounded problems.
- This is a cloak and dagger operation. If I told you about it, I am obliged to kill you, and make it look like suicide.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


- A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
- Any brisk conflict or encounter.

Image Credits : HystericalMark

- A skirmish over the rules before the debate began.
- From that time forward there had been a skirmish almost every day.

Monday, 18 August 2014


- A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity or subject.
- An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.

Image Credits : Manuel M. V

Usage :
- He's a sudoku aficionado.
- Aficionados of the bullfight
- Movie aficionados.