“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
|unanimously||yoo-nan-uh-muh s||without opposition; with the agreement of all people involved.||If a group of people are unanimous, they all agree about one particular matter|
|remuneration||money paid for work or a service.||HR agrees to provide additional remuneration|
|tushie||too sh-ee||Commonly accepted cute slang for buttocks||Get your tushie over here, now|
|touché||too-shey||to admit that an opponent in an argument has made a good point||Touche. You got me.|
|domicile||dom·i·cile||the country that a person treats as their permanent home|
|intimidate||making you feel frightened or nervous,to frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do||She can be very intimidating when she's angry.|
|Holy cow||informal exclamation of disbelief or surprise||Holy cow, did you see that!?|
That was amazing! Holy cow!
|delusion||a false idea or belief that is caused by mental illness||He has delusions about how much money he can make at that job|
|painstaking||expending or showing diligent care and effort||painstaking analysis|
|correlation||a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things||There is a direct correlation between poverty and violence|
|leverage||-leverage is the advantageous condition of having a relatively small amount of cost yield a relatively high level of returns|
-use (something) to maximum advantage.
|she didn't have enough leverage to get the administration|
While changing the oil under my car I was unable to get enough leverage in the tight space to turn the oil drain plug with a wrench
The company can leverage its assets to request better terms of agreement
|vicariously||taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute|
felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others
|a vicarious thrill.|
|panout||end up; conclude.||I'm glad to see that your business plan has panned out.|
My plans panned out poorly.
|articulate||having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently|
|hunch||raise one's shoulders and bend the top of one's body forward||The mine tunnel narrowed and the pair was forced to hunch down under|
|cornerstone||an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based||cornerstone of foreign policy|
|poised||state of equilabrium or balance||a balloon poised on the nose of seal|
|abstinence||self denial, forbearance from any indulgence||its wise to abstain from drinking if you are not keeping well|
|sober||not intoxicated (or) drunk||I am sober for past 6 months|
|conscientiously||con-sci-en-tious||driven by inner sense||She was a conscientious worker, he is a conscientious decision maker|
|meander||withour margin or limits, no direction, wander at random||The kite meandered in the sky,kids meandered in and out|
|pamper||indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness||Why not pamper yourself after a hard day with a hot bath scented with oils?|
I pamper him as much as possible in all unessential details
|accustomed||habitual||She quickly became accustomed to new place|
They treated us in their accustomed manner
She got accustomed to stay late
|analogy||similarity in features,a comparison between things that have similar features||I dont see any analogy between your problem and mine|
He drew an analogy between the brain and computer
|persevere||per-see-vear||to try to do or continue doing something in a determined way, despite having problems||Perseverance accounts for much of their success.|
She was persevering enough to reach her ambition
Despite little support, the women are persevering with their crusade to fight crime
If I had persevered, I probably would have got the job.
|taboo||something that is avoided or forbidden for religious or social reasons|
prohibited or excluded from use or practice
|Everything was on the table, the promos said; no subjects were taboo|
Sex education is still considered as taboo in india
For some people, death is a taboo subject.
|acquainted||having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience||Police said the thieves were obviously well acquainted with the alarm system at the department store|
She acquainted her roommate with my cousin.
The veteran who is well acquainted in his field
|paramount||chief in importance or impact; supreme;||a point of paramount significance.|
He would talk to the staff about what was of paramount importance to him
the budget is of paramount importance.
The safety of blood, as we all know, is paramount.
The principles of proportionality and effectiveness are paramount.
|threshold||the floor of an entrance to a building or room||We are on the threshold of a new era.|
one final lesson to learn before he crosses the threshold from darkness to glory
a low threshold for pain
increase/lower/raise the threshold to adjust the tax benifits
|equivocate||to speak in a way that is intentionally not clear and confusing to other people||He answered openly and honestly without hesitation or equivocation|
In spite of that clear warning, the authority continued to equivocate
I am not going to equivocate upon this.
|unequivocal||un-eq-uical||expressed in a clear and certain way||unequivocal proof |
he said, had the party's unequivocal support
The answer is an unequivocal “Yes.”
|averse||strongly disliking or opposition||Few people are averse to the idea of a free holiday|
I'm not averse to taking risk
i am risk averse
Few politicians are averse to appearing on television.
He is not averse to having a drink now and then
|imperative||extremely important or urgent||It's imperative to act now before the problem gets really serious.|
It is imperative that we leave now.
The president said education is imperative to fight atgainst poverty
|complacency||a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, self-satisfaction||There's no room for complacency if we want to stay in this competition|
He has a complacent job
I felt certain degree of complacency in his house
|fortifies||to make something stronger, especially in order to protect it||a fortified house|
Let me seek to fortify that claim with some particular examples.
a fruit drink fortified with vitamin C
to fortify an accusation with facts.
These reforms are aimed at fortifying the political system.
|embrace||accept, adopt,avail||We are always eager to embrace the latest technology|
to embrace an opportunity
I hope that you will embrace this as a historic opportunity for change.
We embrace them and care for their safety.
to embrace collaboration as the key to change
|converse||opposite(or)talk||The staff of any organisation are its best ambassadors or conversely may be its worst|
In the US, you drive on the right-hand side of the road, but in the UK the converse applies.
a converse effect/opinion/argument
messanger will be appointed to convrse with you
the bus conductor is conversing with conductors from other buses.
Visiting the older people and conversing with them was enjoyable.
|gracious||behaving in a pleasant, polite, calm way||a gracious home|
You’re a gracious host
He was gracious enough to thank me
a gracious smile
our gracious king
He graciously volunteered to help them
|behold||love to behold their work|
|menace||solution to any menace, address this menace|
|on the back burner(i)||public services cannot be put on back burner|
|proportionate||there should be a proportionate work|
|profusely||addicted to it profusely|
|deter||deter young people|
|to go astray(i)||to go in wrong direction|
|binge||short period of time where lot of work is done||binge drinking|
|deprived||to prevent somebody doing or having something||deprived of essential goods|
|apparent||easy to see||apparent advantages|
|offset||counteract||to counteract by equal or opposite force|
|judicious||careful and sensible judgement||enough to make right choices|
|free fall||sudden drop in value of something which cannot be stopped||gone into free fall|
|daunting||making somebody feel nervous and less confident||daunting task|
|coupled with||to link one thing to other|
|reiterate||to repeat something you already said||to reiterate my point|
|deteriorate||to become worse||rapidly deteriorating quality|
|wreak||to damage or destroy|
|havoc||situation where lot of damage, confusion|
|bizarrely||strage and unusual manner|
|deep pockets||large amount of money to spend||MNC's has deep pockets to rope in experts|
|harness||talent is harnessed|
|qualms||doubt||without any qualms|
|resonates with||to be full of particular quality or feeling|
|substancial||large in amount or importance|
|subtle||su-tle||good at noticing and understanding||subtle difference|
|rival||competing with another person|
|recuperate||to get back money you have speny or lost|
|obsolete||no longer used because something new has been invented|
|unprecedented||that has never done or been known before|
|competence||ability to do something well|
|emphasize||to give special importance to something|
|status quo||situation as it is now or before|
|myriad||extremly large in number||myriad of solutions|
|assert||to state something is true|
|modus operandi||method of working|
|ethical dilemma||choice to be made between two options, neither of which resolves the situation in an ethically acceptable fashion|
|transgress||go beyond the limits of, to break, to go beyond or overstep (a limit)||she had transgressed an unwritten social law,to transgress the will of God|
|snap out of(i)||to make an effort to stop feeling unhappy or depressed|
|corroborate||to provide evidence to support statements||corroborates the fact|
|adored||love somebody verymuch|
|adversely||in a way that is negative or unpleasant|
|onus||responsibility for something|
a point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge
|is in brink of war|
|scarce||insufficient for the demand||scarce commdity|
|indisputably||in a way that cannot be disagreed or denied|
|crutch||a long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit by a lame person.,|
a person or thing which help or support but makes you depend on them too much
|As an atheist, he believes that religion is just an emotional crutch for the insecure|
He uses liquor as a psychological crutch
Martin broke his leg and has been on crutches for the past six weeks.
|sets aside||to save or keep money or time for particular purpose||The Goverments sets aside some fund|
|extravagant||lacking restraint in spending money or using resources.||it was rather extravagant to buy both,extravagant gifts like computer games, extravagant claims about the merchandise|
|compassion||sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.|
a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering
|She listened to him, silent, overcome with compassion, yet very happy withal.|
I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
Goverment considers compassionate grounds for the victims
|pinch||to grip||I keep having to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming.|
these shoes are too tight, they pinch
Ouch! Stop pinching me
|futile||incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.||It's completely futile trying to reason with him|
All my attempts to cheer her up proved futile.
a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage
|culminate||reach a climax or point of highest development.|
to end or cause to end
|The discovery culminated many years of research.|
weeks of violence culminated in the brutal murder of a magistrate
the star culminates at midnight on about the 30th April
They had an argument, which culminated in Tom getting drunk
|self defeating||used to describe something that causes or makes worse the problem it was designed to avoid or solve:||He raises the issue in a way that is self-defeating.|
His behavior was certainly self-defeating.
The way he coded is self-defeating
Dishonesty is ultimately self-defeating.
|notion||a belief or idea,|
a conception of or belief about something
|children have different notions about the roles of their parents|
I have no notion what the issues is about
I have only a vague notion of what she does for a living.
|cliche||cli-shey||a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought||My wedding day - and I know it's a cliché - was just the happiest day of my life.|
I've learned that the cliche about life not being fair is true
Person with Brain: That's fucking cliche man
|detrimental||causing harm or damage||These chemicals have a detrimental effect/impact on the environment.|
Their decision could be detrimental to the future of the company.
recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people
|dignitary||a person who has a important personal position|
a person considered to be important because of high rank or office.
|Several foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony.|
His responsibilities included welcoming visiting dignitaries from foreign countries.
The mercurial habits of this dignitary are very difficult to explain.
|mercurial||subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind.||a mercurial mind|
a mercurial temperament
|regime||ray-gime||the period of time that a person or system is in power|
a government, especially an authoritarian one.
a system or ordered way of doing things.
|The old corrupt regime was overthrown.|
|temperament||tempra-ment||a person's or animal's nature, especially as it permanently affects their behaviour.|
the part of your character that affects your moods and the way you behave:
the combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits of a person; natural predisposition.
|In temperament, he was strong, energetic and strong-willed.|
However, she has a strange personality and nervous temperament.
The breed is known for its easy-going temperament.
|confront||cun-front||to face, meet, or deal with a difficult situation or person||she was confronted by angry crowds who tried to block her way.|
He confronted his illness with characteristic bravery.
She decided to confront the burglars.
|couch potatoes||a person who is sitting long hours in front of TV, Desktop|
|Disparage||dis-pair-age||to criticize someone or something in a way that shows a lack of respect||If you disparage someone or something, you speak about them in a way which shows that you do not have a good opinion of them.|
The actor's work for charity has recently been disparaged in the press
He is equally disparaging about the England selection process.
He never missed an opportunity to disparage his competitors
|belittle||b-little||to make a person or an action seem as if he, she or it is not important||You gain nothing by belittling him|
People belittle us because we are poor
she belittled Amy's riding skills whenever she could
|apathy||behaviour that shows no interest or energy and shows that someone is unwilling to take action, especially over something important||widespread apathy among students|
There is a growing sense of apathy among teens
Is it ignorance or apathy?
|antipathy||a strong feeling of dislike|
the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided
|The antipathy between Trump and segments of the British|
cats were his greatest antipathy
He is a private man with a deep antipathyto/towards the press.
His letters show a deep and intense antipathy toward workers.
I think that we all hope that that antipathy is disappearing and that the two can work together in harmony.
|empathy||the ability to share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation||As the story progresses however she comes to feel a bit of empathy for him.|
He photographed them with great dignity and empathy.
That warmth of true empathy makes us feel less alone.
The serious conservation photographer brings to their work a deep empathy for the natural world.
|sympathy||(an expression of) understanding and care for someone else's suffering||When Robert died, I sent a letter of sympathy to his wife.|
George was a wonderful man - you have my greatest sympathy.
I feel a lot of sympathy for him
The railway workers came out in sympathy with the miners.
|gamut||the whole range of things that can be included in something|
The complete range or scope of something
|Her stories express the gamut of emotions from joy to despair.|
the orchestral gamut
Jonson has run the gamut of hotel work, from porter to owner of a large chain of hotels.
|consummate||perfect, or complete in every way||a life of consummate happiness|
He's a consummate stack developer
The deal was consummated with a handshake.
the property sale is consummated
|epitomize||epi-ta-mice||to serve as the typical or ideal example of|
to be a perfect example of a quality or type of thing
If you say that something or someone epitomizes a particular thing, you mean that they are a perfect example of it
|In the book, his characters epitomized the post-war survivals|
In our opinion it epitomizes the actor's deepest calling.
The series epitomizes the ultimate quest for search of truth
This student's struggles epitomize the trouble with our schools.
Opposite in nature, direction, or meaning
Ideas, attitudes, or reactions that are contrary to each other are completely different from each other.
|I was worried that it might be too hard for me but it turned out the contrary was true|
he ignored contrary advice and agreed on the deal
I thought you said the film was exciting?" "On the contrary, I nearly fell asleep half way through it!
we now have proof/evidence to the contrary.
|perceptible||per-sep-tble||that can be seen, heard, or noticed||There was a barely perceptible movement in his right arm|
His pulse was barely perceptible
The sound was barely perceptible.
There was a perceptible change in the audience's mood.
|lull||to cause someone to feel calm or to feel that they want to sleep||He was lulled to sleep by her soothing voice.|
The music lulled him to sleep
for two days there had been a lull in the fighting
conversation lulled for an hour
|lullaby||lull-a-bye||a quiet song that is sung to children to help them go to sleep|
Thalattu in tamil
|The character is usually soft, like singing a lullaby.|
Volkhova watches over him and sings a lullaby.
|absurd||stupid and unreasonable, or silly in a humorous way||What an absurd thing to say!|
Don't be so absurd! Of course I want you to come.
Do I look absurd in this hat?
|insidious||gradually and secretly causing harm|
Something that is insidious is unpleasant or dangerous and develops gradually without being noticed.
|High blood pressure is an insidious condition which has few symptoms.|
Cancer is an insidious disease.
They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors.
Of all these, none is more insidious than propaganda
Workers and workplaces need to be protected from this insidious hazard.
Because the disease can be insidious, the diagnosis is often delayed.
He stressed the insidious effects of the constant companionship of an uneducated wife or husband.
|worthwhile||useful, important, or good enough to be a suitable reward for the money or time spent or the effort made||She considers teaching a worthwhile career.|
It's not a worthwhile use of your time.
It wasn't worthwhile for us to have two cars.
I do hope you think it is worthwhile getting up that early.
They are necessary, but they must also be worthwhile
|cherish||to love, protect, and care for someone or something that is important to you|
Cherished - loved
|Although I cherish my children, I do allow them their independence|
I cherish the memories of the time we spent together.
We cherish the many memories we have of our dear mother.
I have long cherished the idea of that region becoming the manufacturing centre of new energy industries—the clean technologies.
|meticulous||very careful and with great attention to every detail||He has done meticulous research|
She meticulously gine through the Code.
Meticulous attention to detail
Detailed and meticulous study
|Anamorphic||projection or drawing that is distorted, though when observed through a particular viewpoint or method, it appears normal|
|illustrious|| notably or brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions |
widely known and esteemed
|The family was illustrious and wealthy|
an illustrious judge
an illustrious achievement
|dichotomy||die-cotamy||a difference between two completely opposite ideas or things||There is often a dichotomy between what politicians say and what they do.|
This draws an obvious dichotomy between marine and freshwater systems.
We note that both parts of the dichotomy can be realized.
But that sets up another false dichotomy
|nostalgia||a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.||Some people feel nostalgia for their schooldays.|
Talking about our old family holidays has made me feel all nostalgic
Here there was undoubtedly an element of nostalgia