TOI Vocabulary 11-10-2014

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Page Word Meaning
1 snoop (v)watch, observe, or inquire secretly
1 fugitive (n)someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice; (adj) lasting for a brief time
1 malafide
1 conspirator (n)a member of conspirator, plotter, rascal
1 leapt (n)a sudden and decisive increase; (v)cause to jumpor leap
1 minnow (n)very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams
1 befitting (adj)appropriate to
1 exigency (n)urgent situation
1 asserting (adj)declaring sth, expressing
1 inquest (n)an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
1 prejudice (n)a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation, bias; (v)influence somebody’s opinion in advance
1 reeled (v)walk as if unable to control one’s movements, revolve quickly and repeatedly around one’s own axis,
1 inarticulate (adj)without or deprived of the use of speech or words
1 faux pas (n)a socially awkward or tactless act
1 mason (n)a craftsman who works with stone or brick
1 procured (v)get by special efforts, to arrange for sexual partner
2 maxillofacial (adj)of or relating to the upper jaw and face (particularly with reference to specialized surgery of the maxilla)
2 perfusion (n)pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue
2 figurine (n)a smaal carved or moulded figure
2 excavate (v)find by digging the ground
2 filth (n)the state of being covered with unclean things, an offensive or indecent word or phrase, impurity, lust
2 curb (v)to put down by force or authority, put restrictions on
2 burglary (n)entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property
2 endeavor (n)a purposeful or industrious undertaking; (v)attempt by emplying effort
2 concoction (n)mixture, invention of scheme or story to suit some purpose
2 impasse (n)situation of deadlock, no progress can be made
2 stipend (n)a sum of money alloted on regular basis
4 unwittingly (adv)without knowledge or intention
4 precursor (n)a substance from which another substance is formed, forerunner, something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
4 shriek (n)sharp piercing cry
4 tussle (n)disorderly fighting; (v)fight, make messy
4 ensues (v)issue or terminate
4 nutcase (n)someone deranged and possibly dangerous, crazy, weirdo
4 summon (v)gather or bring together, call in an official manner
4 barter (n)exchange of goods without involving money
4 gaffe (n)a socially awkward act, faux pas
4 omnious
4 tropes (n)language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
4 shelling (n)the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target • the shelling went on for hours without pausing
4 mortar (n)used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
4 intermittent (adj)stopping and starting at irregular intervals
4 mown (adj)(used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
4 splinter (n)a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; (v)withdraw from an organization or communion
4 spurting (adj)propelled violently in a usually narrow stream
5 grievance a resentmentstrong enough to justify, a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action
5 truancy failure to attend
5 cognizance having
5 proctor having knowledge of, awareness, range of what one can understand
5 staunchly in a staunch/firm manner
5 scruting
6 offence act punishable by law
6 fend off prevent the occurence of
6 sparing avoid waste
6 diplomat an official engaged in international negotiations, a person who deals tactfully with others
6 formidable inspiring fear, extremely impressive in strength or excellence
6 churlish rudr, having a bad disposition,
6 concocted making by mixing, invent, think up, cook up
8 fortress a fortified/secured defensive structure
8 loathed find repugnant(offensive to mind)
8 inferior of low quality, importance, characteristic of low rank
8 enfeebled make weak
8 cavalry troops trained to fight, high mobile army unit
8 clique an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
8 bestow give as a gift
8 meritocracy a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
8 acumen a tapering point, intelligence
8 prowess a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice by observation
8 velled
8 manifesto a public declareation of intentions (issued by political parties)
9 noose a trap for birds, a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot. It binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
9 onslaught a sudden an severe onset of trouble, may be verbal attack or using weapons
9 clad having an outer covering
9 jeered laugh at with contempt and derision or disrespect
9 vest provide with power and authority, place in the control of a person, man’s sleeveless garments
9 suburb sub-urban, district located on the outskrts of city
9 sanctity the quality of being holy
9 claimant someone who claims a benefits
9 plaintiff a person who brings an action in a court of law
9 infringe go against the rules, advance beyond the usual
9 albeit
9 ailment an often persistent bodily disease, a cause for complaining
9 gout a painful inflammation of big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism
9 mausoleum a large burial chamber
9 brawl an uproarious party, a noisy fight in a crowd
9 ditch a long narrow excavation in the earth, throw away, forsake, make an emergency landing on water,
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