TOI Vocabulary 13-11-2014

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WORD MEANING
Absconder One who absconds, run away
Adroitly In an adroit manner.
Ambiguity The quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or
uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising
from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or
expression.
Ammunition Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack
or defense.
Ammunition Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all
kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
Ammunition Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
Ammunition To provide with ammunition.
Annihilation The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or
the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a
thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the
annihilation of a corporation.
Annihilation The state of being annihilated.
Breach The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
Breach Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any
obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of
contract; a breach of promise.
Breach A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in
a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body
rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
Breach A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters
themselves; surge; surf.
Breach A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
Breach A bruise; a wound.
Breach A hernia; a rupture.
Breach A breaking out upon; an assault.
Breach To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls
of a city.
Breach To break the water, as by leaping out; — said of a
whale.
Cognizance Apprehension by the understanding; perception;
observation.
Cognizance Recollection; recognition.
Cognizance Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and
decide controversies.
Cognizance The hearing a matter judicially.
Cognizance An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or
confession of a thing done.
Cognizance A form of defense in the action of replevin, by which
the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a
distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another.
Cognizance The distinguishing mark worn by an armed knight,
usually upon the helmet, and by his retainers and followers: Hence, in
general, a badge worn by a retainer or dependent, to indicate the
person or party to which he belonged; a token by which a thing may be
known.
Collude To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to
play into each other’s hands; to conspire; to act in concert.
Escrow A deed, bond, or other written engagement, delivered to a
third person, to be held by him till some act is done or some condition
is performed, and then to be by him delivered to the grantee.
Gauge To measure or determine with a gauge.
Gauge To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity
of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
Gauge To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of
the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
Gauge To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread
through it, as cloth or a garment.
Gauge To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to
estimate; to judge of.
Gauge A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine
dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.
Gauge Measure; dimensions; estimate.
Gauge Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions
or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker’s gauge.
Gauge Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a
phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment;
— usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a
steam gauge.
Gauge Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to
the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the
windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.
Gauge The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.
Gauge The distance between the rails of a railway.
Gauge The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to
accelerate its setting.
Gauge That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to
the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or
tiles.
Incessantly Unceasingly; continually.
Incumbent Lying; resting; reclining; recumbent; superimposed;
superincumbent.
Incumbent Lying, resting, or imposed, as a duty or obligation;
obligatory; always with on or upon.
Incumbent Leaning or resting; — said of anthers when lying on the
inner side of the filament, or of cotyledons when the radicle lies
against the back of one of them.
Incumbent Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on,
something else; as, the incumbent toe of a bird.
Incumbent A person who is in present possession of a benefice or
of any office.
Inflation The act or process of inflating, or the state of being
inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.
Inflation The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit;
vanity.
Inflation Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; — said of
currency.
Legerdemain Sleight of hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence,
any artful deception or trick.
Legitimacy The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in
conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully
begotten, or born in wedlock.
Paring of Pare
Paring The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of
anything.
Paring That which is pared off.
Quarantine A space of forty days; — used of Lent.
Quarantine Specifically, the term, originally of forty days,
during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a
malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse
with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse;
also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
Quarantine The period of forty days during which the widow had the
privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died
seized.
Quarantine To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given
place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious
disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
Stagnate To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood
stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by
want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.
Stagnate To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or
inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.
Stagnate Stagnant.
Succumb To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to
succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease.

 

 

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