TOI Vocabulary 05-11-2014

Words in today’s Times of India; Daily newspaper vocabulary,



Ascetic Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere;
Ascetic In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary
and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self-denial,
and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices
extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things.
Assert To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and
strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
Assert To maintain; to defend.
Assert To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words
or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights
and liberties.
Barred of Bar
Blunt Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not
Blunt Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; —
opposed to acute.
Blunt Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms
of civility; rough in manners or speech.
Blunt Hard to impress or penetrate.
Blunt To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to
make blunt.
Blunt To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power
of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as,
to blunt the feelings.
Blunt A fencer’s foil.
Blunt A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
Blunt Money.
Cobble A fishing boat. See Coble.
Cobble A cobblestone.
Cobble Cob coal. See under Cob.
Cobble To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to
cobble shoes.
Cobble To make clumsily.
Cobble To pave with cobblestones.
Consulate The office of a consul.
Consulate The jurisdiction or residence of a consul.
Consulate Consular government; term of office of a consul.
Curb To bend or curve
Curb To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend
to one’s will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep
in check.
Curb To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a
curb, as a bank of earth.
Curb To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
Curb That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or
hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the
branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower
jaw of the horse.
Curb An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal
member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the
integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar
purpose, as at the eye of a dome.
Curb A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame
within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
Curb A curbstone.
Curb A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just
behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.
Delegate Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one
deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a
commissioner; a vicar.
Delegate One elected by the people of a territory to represent
them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of
Delegate One sent by any constituency to act as its representative
in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating
officers, or for forming or altering a constitution.
Delegate Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a
delegate judge.
Delegate To send as one’s representative; to empower as an
ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to
depute; to authorize.
Delegate To intrust to the care or management of another; to
transfer; to assign; to commit.
Detonated of Detonate
Devoid To empty out; to remove.
Devoid Void; empty; vacant.
Devoid Destitute; not in possession; — with of; as, devoid of
sense; devoid of pity or of pride.
Dismay To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the
spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear;
to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
Dismay To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
Dismay To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
Dismay Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming
and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
Dismay Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
Dissonance A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious
combination of sounds; discord.
Dissonance Want of agreement; incongruity.
Docked of Dock
Duping of Dupe
Embarked of Embark
Exaggerate To heap up; to accumulate.
Exaggerate To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or
the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the truth
Frigate Originally, a vessel of the Mediterranean propelled by
sails and by oars. The French, about 1650, transferred the name to
larger vessels, and by 1750 it had been appropriated for a class of war
vessels intermediate between corvettes and ships of the line. Frigates,
from about 1750 to 1850, had one full battery deck and, often, a spar
deck with a lighter battery. They carried sometimes as many as fifty
guns. After the application of steam to navigation steam frigates of
largely increased size and power were built, and formed the main part
of the navies of the world till about 1870, when the introduction of
ironclads superseded them.
Frigate Any small vessel on the water.
Glut To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
Glut To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving
of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
Glut To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
Glut That which is swallowed.
Glut Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often,
a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance; as, a glut
of the market.
Glut Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
Glut A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
Glut A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
Glut A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
Glut An arched opening to the ashpit of a klin.
Glut A block used for a fulcrum.
Glut The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe,
Asia, the West Indies, etc.
Hovered of Hover
Hymn An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a
religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thankgiving intended
to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns; Watts’ hymns.
Hymn To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns;
to sing.
Hymn To sing in praise or adoration.
Imbued of Imbue
Monetary Of or pertaining to money, or consisting of money;
Pivotal Of or pertaining to a pivot or turning point; belonging
to, or constituting, a pivot; of the nature of a pivot; as, the
pivotalopportunity of a career; the pivotal position in a battle.
Plebiscite A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in
France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National
Constitution of 1791.
Rebuke To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to
restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and
summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish.
Rebuke A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also,
chastisement; punishment.
Rebuke Check; rebuff.
Receded of Recede
Renunciation The act of renouncing.
Renunciation Formal declination to take out letters of
administration, or to assume an office, privilege, or right.
Robust Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong;
sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth;
robust health.
Robust Violent; rough; rude.
Robust Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.
Saddle A seat for a rider, — usually made of leather, padded to
span comfortably a horse’s back, furnished with stirrups for the
rider’s feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a
seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.
Saddle A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse’s back,
being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various purposes, as to
keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.
Saddle A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an
animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton, of venison,
Saddle A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped
to receive the end of another spar.
Saddle A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a
convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
Saddle The clitellus of an earthworm.
Saddle The threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the
floor or landing; — so called because it spans and covers the joint
between two floors.
Saddle To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.
Saddle Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to
encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and
Schism Division or separation; specifically (Eccl.), permanent
division or separation in the Christian church; breach of unity among
people of the same religious faith; the offense of seeking to produce
division in a church without justifiable cause.
Seize To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe
or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
Seize To take possession of by force.
Seize To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon
suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.
Seize To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other
legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor’s goods.
Seize To fasten; to fix.
Seize To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and
distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
Seize To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff,
as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.
Sluggish Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a
sluggish man.
Sluggish Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.
Sluggish Having no power to move one’s self or itself; inert.
Sluggish Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.
Squander To scatter; to disperse.
Squander To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or
wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to
squander an estate.
Squander To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
Squander To wander at random; to scatter.
Squander The act of squandering; waste.
Tidings Account of what has taken place, and was not before known;
Wrangle To argue; to debate; to dispute.
Wrangle To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily;
to brawl; to altercate.
Wrangle To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
Wrangle An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an


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