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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.


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. 


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.

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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.


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.

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