Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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 fortune
 USAGE 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.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cohorts

cohorts [ KOH-hawrt ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a group of people or a company of soldiers
2. an associate
3. an accomplice
 USAGE 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. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

waif

waif [ weyf ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a street child or one with no home or friends
2. unclaimed property or a lost pet animal
 USAGE 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.

Monday, June 21, 2010

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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 colour
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The drab acting of the villain made the movie fail.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The crowd there was drab.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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 emissary
 USAGE 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.

Metaphysical

Metaphysical  [  met-uh'-FIZ-i- kuh'l  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. pertaining to philosophy and its more abstruse bran...