TOI Vocabulary 12-11-2014

Words from today’s Times of India newspaper you must know. Words like “Reconnaissance” and “Morgue” shall make your visiting this page worth your time. Learn what they mean from today’s newspaper.




Alleged report or maintain
Botched of an embarrassing mistake
Demonic Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac.
Dilapidated ruined
Dilapidated Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad
usage or neglect.
Embattled of Embattle
Embattled Having indentations like a battlement.
Embattled Having the edge broken like battlements; — said of a
bearing such as a fess, bend, or the like.
Embattled Having been the place of battle; as, an embattled plain
or field.
Ensconced of Ensconce
Entail That which is entailed.
Entail An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a
particular class of issue.
Entail The rule by which the descent is fixed.
Entail Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.
Entail To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a
person and his descendants or a certain line of descendants; — said
especially of an estate; to bestow as an heritage.
Entail To appoint hereditary possessor.
Entail To cut or carve in a ornamental way.
Enumerate To count; to tell by numbers; to count over, or tell
off one after another; to number; to reckon up; to mention one by one;
to name over; to make a special and separate account of; to recount;
as, to enumerate the stars in a constellation.
Eschew To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of
distaste; to keep one’s self clear of.
Eschew To escape from; to avoid.
Exorbitantly In an exorbitant, excessive, or irregular manner;
Fulcrum A prop or support.
Fulcrum That by which a lever is sustained, or about which it
turns in lifting or moving a body.
Fulcrum An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and
the like.
Fulcrum The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain
Fulcrum One of the small, spiniform scales found on the front edge
of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes.
Fulcrum The connective tissue supporting the framework of the
retina of the eye.
Leverage The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the
Liability The state of being liable; as, the liability of an
insurer; liability to accidents; liability to the law.
Liability That which one is under obligation to pay, or for which
one is liable.
Liability the sum of one’s pecuniary obligations; — opposed to
Morgue A place where the bodies of persons found dead are exposed,
that they may be identified, or claimed by their friends; a deadhouse.
Ostensibly In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly;
Pleasantry That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor;
cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable playfulness
in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark; badinage.
Reconnaissance The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination
or survey.
Reconnaissance An examination or survey of a region in reference
to its general geological character.
Reconnaissance An examination of a region as to its general
natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the
purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public
Reconnaissance An examination of a territory, or of an enemy’s
position, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for
directing military operations; a preparatory expedition.
Slaughter The act of killing.
Slaughter The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction
of life; carnage.
Slaughter The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.
Slaughter To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to
slay in battle.
Slaughter To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.
Stealth The act of stealing; theft.
Stealth The thing stolen; stolen property.
Stealth The bringing to pass anything in a secret or concealed
manner; a secret procedure; a clandestine practice or action; — in
either a good or a bad sense.
Swivel A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a
pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.
Swivel A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; —
called also swivel gun.
Swivel To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.
Trammelled catch in or as if in a trap
Vicious Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty;
Vicious Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct;
depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious
Vicious Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air,
water, etc.
Vicious Not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language;
vicious idioms.
Vicious Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly;
refractory; as, a vicious horse.
Vicious Bitter; spiteful; malignant.

Be ready for tomorrows pages especially: Front page, Times of Ideas and Times Global.


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