Tuesday, October 25, 2011

desultory


desultory [ DES-uh' l-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 haphazard, erratic or irregular
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The desultory conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan has caused a major humanitarian crisis in the region.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Although there were only ever a few hundred active Tuareg fighters, this desultory yet brutal conflict pinned the Malian army down over vast swathes of northern Mali, and saw 160,000 Tuareg fleeing into neighbouring countries