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felicity

felicity [ fi-LIS-i-tee ][ noun ]MEANING :1. the state of being very happy or in bliss
2. a pleasing personality or an instance of skilful faculty
3. good fortuneUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :She was so much in love that her felicity was boundless.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :This overall sense of felicity speaks of his self-proclaimed passion for the American barefoot marvel Mark Morris, as do the many fleeting, witty moments with which he peppers the piece.

Cohorts

cohorts [ KOH-hawrt ][ noun ]MEANING :1. a group of people or a company of soldiers
2. an associate
3. an accompliceUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The bandit and his cohorts were captured by the police.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :Splitter has to be the favourite insult dealt out by tiny Marxist groupings to their former cohorts.

waif

waif [ weyf ][ noun ]MEANING :1. a street child or one with no home or friends
2. unclaimed property or a lost pet animalUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The old woman took pity on the hungry waif and bought him a burger.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :I dined in some of the world’s finest restaurants, something a waif, was not destined to do.

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drab

drab [ drab ][ noun, adjective ]MEANING :1. (adj.) cheerless or lacking in spirit
2. (adj.) dull or lacking brightness
3. (adj.) having a dreary or dull character
4. (n.) greyish or brownish in colourUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The drab acting of the villain made the movie fail.USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :The crowd there was drab.

emissary

emissary [ EM-uh'-ser-ee ][ noun ]MEANING :1. a representative who is sent on a mission
2. an agent who is sent on a secret mission
3. pertaining to an emissaryUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :In an effort to avoid bloodshed, emissaries were sent to the warlords to negotiate a peaceful settlement.USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :The Tamil Nadu and Karnataka authorities are sending a joint emissary to hear Veerappan's demands, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi said.