🙂 Stop. Not for those who don’t read newspaper. 🙂
But for all other smart people out there, here are the words you should know before you read today’s TOI: TIMES OF INDIA. These are just the basic words which every student should know inevitably.
|Artillery||Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings,
bows, and arrows.
|Artillery||Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars,
howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and
shot of all kinds.
|Artillery||The men and officers of that branch of the army to which
the care and management of artillery are confided.
|Artillery||The science of artillery or gunnery.|
|Assault||A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows,
weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force;
onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.
|Assault||A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words,
arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the
prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
|Assault||An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force
or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat
another, accompanied by a degree of violence, but without touching his
person, as by lifting the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or
by striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes effect, it
is a battery.
|Assault||To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men;
to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces.
|Assault||To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing
moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures;
to assail; as, to assault a reputation or an administration.
|Ballistic||Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of
hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine.
|Ballistic||Pertaining to projection, or to a projectile.|
|Culminate||To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to
the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
|Culminate||To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power,
|Culminate||Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth;
— applied to the growth of corals.
|Debutant||Alt. of Debutante|
|Envisage||To look in the face of; to apprehend; to regard.|
|Extant||Standing out or above any surface; protruded.|
|Extant||Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.|
|Extant||Publicly known; conspicuous.|
|Imprimatur||A license to print or publish a book, paper, etc.;
also, in countries subjected to the censorship of the press, approval
of that which is published.
|Impunity||Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.|
|Infiltrate||To enter by penetrating the pores or interstices of
a substance; to filter into or through something.
|Infiltrate||To penetrate gradually; — sometimes used
|Manoeuvre||Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or
naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
|Manoeuvre||Management with address or artful design; adroit
|Manoeuvre||To perform a movement or movements in military or naval
tactics; to make changes in position with reference to getting
advantage in attack or defense.
|Manoeuvre||To manage with address or art; to scheme.|
|Manoeuvre||To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.|
|Overrun||To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to
invade and occupy; to take possession of; as, the vine overran its
trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass.
|Overrun||To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond
or pass in running.
|Overrun||To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line
overruns another in length.
|Overrun||To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.|
|Overrun||To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page
into the next after, or next before.
|Overrun||To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page)
into the next line, column, or page.
|Overrun||To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to
be beyond, or in excess.
|Overrun||To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line,
or advertisement, overruns.
|Probe||To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the
body, with a probe.
|Probe||Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine
|Probe||An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances
of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for
exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
|Rabid||Furious; raging; extremely violent.|
|Rabid||Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively
zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
|Rabid||Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid
dog or fox.
|Rabid||Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.|
|Referendum||A diplomatic agent’s note asking for instructions from
his government concerning a particular matter or point.
|Referendum||The right to approve or reject by popular vote a
meassure passed upon by a legislature.
|Revamp||To vamp again; hence, to patch up; to reconstruct.|
|Stern||The black tern.|
|Stern||Having a certain hardness or severity of nature,
manner, or aspect; hard; severe; rigid; rigorous; austere; fixed;
unchanging; unrelenting; hence, serious; resolute; harsh; as, a
sternresolve; a stern necessity; a stern heart; a stern gaze; a stern
|Stern||The helm or tiller of a vessel or boat; also, the rudder.|
|Stern||The after or rear end of a ship or other vessel, or of a
boat; the part opposite to the stem, or prow.
|Stern||Fig.: The post of management or direction.|
|Stern||The hinder part of anything.|
|Stern||The tail of an animal; — now used only of the tail of a
|Stern||Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits.|
|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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