TOI Vocabulary 04-11-2014

See words hovering in today’s Times of Ideas page of TOI; daily newspaper vocabulary.


Acquitting of Acquit
Bygone Past; gone by.
Bygone Something gone by or past; a past event.
Catapult An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by
the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.
Catapult A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small
stones, etc.
Coinage The act or process of converting metal into money.
Coinage Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.
Coinage The cost or expense of coining money.
Coinage The act or process of fabricating or inventing;
formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.
Disrupt Rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted.
Disrupt To break asunder; to rend.
Doctrine Teaching; instruction.
Doctrine That which is taught; what is held, put forth as true,
and supported by a teacher, a school, or a sect; a principle or
position, or the body of principles, in any branch of knowledge; any
tenet or dogma; a principle of faith; as, the doctrine of atoms; the
doctrine of chances.
Downtrodden Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power.
Edifice A building; a structure; an architectural fabric; —
chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a
palace, a church, a statehouse.
Erudite Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well
instructed; learned.
Exemplify To show or illustrate by example.
Exemplify To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or
transcript of, under seal, as of a record.
Exemplify To prove or show by an attested copy.
Garrison A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
Garrison A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its
Garrison To place troops in, as a fortification, for its
defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
Garrison To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops;
as, to garrison a conquered territory.
Impede To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to
impede the advance of troops.
Indictment The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
Indictment The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the
prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury.
Indictment An accusation in general; a formal accusation.
Mandate An official or authoritative command; an order or
injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
Mandate A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to
put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice
in his collation.
Mandate A contract by which one employs another to manage any
business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous.
Myriad The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things.
Myriad An immense number; a very great many; an indefinitely large
Myriad Consisting of a very great, but indefinite, number; as,
myriad stars.
Seized of Seize
Shunned of Shun
Spectre Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost;
a phantom.
Spectre The tarsius.
Spectre A stick insect.
Spectre See Specter.
Subtle Sly in design; artful; cunning; insinuating; subtile;
— applied to persons; as, a subtle foe.
Subtle Cunningly devised; crafty; treacherous; as, a subtle
Subtle Characterized by refinement and niceness in drawing
distinctions; nicely discriminating; — said of persons; as, a subtle
logician; refined; tenuous; sinuous; insinuating; hence, penetrative or
pervasive; — said of the mind; its faculties, or its operations; as, a
subtle intellect; a subtle imagination; a subtle process of thought;
also, difficult of apprehension; elusive.
Subtle Smooth and deceptive.
Trodden of Tread
Trigger A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
Trigger A piece, as a lever, which is connected with a catch or
detent as a means of releasing it; especially (Firearms), the part of a
lock which is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge the
Trodden p. p. of Tread.
Venture An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of
something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a
hazard; a risk; a speculation.
Venture An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an
accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.
Venture The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially,
something sent to sea in trade.
Venture To hazard one’s self; to have the courage or
presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.
Venture To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the
Venture To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture
one’s person in a balloon.
Venture To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a
horse to the West Indies.
Venture To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
Viable Capable of living; born alive and with such form and
development of organs as to be capable of living; — said of a newborn,
or a prematurely born, infant.
Woo To solicit in love; to court.
Woo To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
Woo To court; to make love.

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