TOI Vocabulary 16-11-2014

Short wordlist today. Words appearing in today’s newspaper “Sunday Times” has some interesting words to teach. Just short and sweet today. Words like dagger, stoutly..basic enough for you to know . Do You know these?

 

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WORD MEANING
Allude To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to
have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; —
followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction.
Allude To compare allusively; to refer (something) as
applicable.
Dagger A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term:
cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
Dagger A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [/]. It is the
second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; —
called also obelisk.
Dagger To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
Dagger A timber placed diagonally in a ship’s frame.
Entrench See Intrench.
Illicit Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as,
illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure.
Invoke To call on for aid or protection; to invite earnestly or
solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or demand by
invocation; to implore; as, to invoke the Supreme Being, or to invoke
His and blessing.
Menace The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or
threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
Menace To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out
a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; — usually
followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country
with war.
Menace To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
Menace To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening
aspect.
Ratify To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to
establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something
done by an agent or servant; as, to ratify an agreement, treaty, or
contract; to ratify a nomination.
Reimbursement The act reimbursing.
Stoutly In a stout manner; lustily; boldly; obstinately; as, he
stoutly defended himself.

 

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