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Monday, 21 October 2019

Under the weather

Under the weather
- Mildly ill.
- Drunk
- Suffering from a hangover.

Image Credits : Santanu Vasant
Usage:
- We were out celebrating Valerie's birthday last night—that's why we're all under the weather today.
- I was under the weather last week, but I'm feeling much better now.
- Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really under the weather!
- Climate change has literally brought under the weather the Rs 3,500-crore fruit economy of Himachal Pradesh.

202 #WordOfTheDay

Friday, 18 October 2019

Hale and Hearty

Hale and Hearty
- Healthy and strong(especially of old people).

Image Credits : Neil Moralee  
Usage:
- The noted director has successfully won the battle against cancer and is all hale and hearty.
- She’s still hale and hearty at 83.

201 #WordOfTheDay

Monday, 7 October 2019

Quagmire

Quagmire
- An area of soft, wet ground that you sink into if you try to walk on it.
- A difficult and dangerous situation.

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Usage:
- Let's see how Boris Johnson plans to escape from the Brexit quagmire.
- Our firm is just inching out of quagmire of past troubles.

200 #WordOfTheDay

Friday, 4 October 2019

Deleterious

Deleterious
- Something which causes harm or damage.

Nail biting usually leads to deleterious effects not only to fingers, but also mouth and more generally the digestive system.
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Usage:
- Divorce is assumed to have deleterious effects on children
- Drugs have a proven deleterious effect on the nervous system.

199 #WordOfTheDay

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Bulwark

Bulwark
- Someone or something that protects or defends something such as a belief, idea, or way of life

Wood bulwark against neighbor's pets.
Image Credits : Alexandre Gallier 
Usage:
- Scientists say the vast amazon rain-forest is a bulwark against global warming, as its lush vegetation absorbs heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
- Private consumption growth — the bulwark of India's growth story in recent years.

198 #WordOfTheDay

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Embargo

Embargo
- An official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.
- Impose an official ban on something.

SC fixes date to hear pleas against Article 370 abrogation, puts embargo on fresh pleas.
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Usage:
- A trade embargo against certain countries.
- SC fixes date to hear pleas against Article 370 abrogation, puts embargo on fresh pleas

197 #WordOfTheDay

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche
- Unconditional authority; full discretionary power:

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Usage:
- The Supreme Court gave the high courts carte blanche to decide the location of the district courts where the experiment should be held and any other issues concerning the subject.
- The government appears to have given the military carte blanche in Afghanistan.

197 #WordOfTheDay

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Linchpin

Linchpin
- A person or thing regarded as an essential or coordinating element.

Image Credits : Thamizhpparithi Maari
Usage:
- He's the linchpin of our team and crucial to my long-term plans.
- This witness is the linchpin of the defense's case.

196 #WordOfTheDay

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Morbid

Morbid
- Too interested in unpleasant subjects, especially death.
- Relating to or characterized by disease

Image Credits : Cameron Browning 

Usage:
- A lot of us feel that talking about “Making a Will” is pretty morbid.
- I hop on planes without morbid thoughts.

195 #WordOfTheDay

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Resuscitate

Resuscitate
- Revive someone from unconsciousness or apparent death.
- Make something active or vigorous again.

Coast Guard saves 2-year-old child who fell from vessel in Chicago
Image Credits : Coast Guard News
Usage:
- Paramedics resuscitate man who crashed car.
- Can we resuscitate our struggling share-market?

194 #WordOfTheDay