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
|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
|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.|
|Cobble||A fishing boat. See Coble.|
|Cobble||Cob coal. See under Cob.|
|Cobble||To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to
|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
|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 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||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.
|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.|
|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.
|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;
|Hymn||To sing in praise or adoration.|
|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,
|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||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||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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