See words hovering in today’s Times of Ideas page of TOI; daily newspaper vocabulary.
|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
|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||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
|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,
|Spectre||Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost;
|Spectre||A stick insect.|
|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.|
|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.|