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aviary

aviary  [  EY-vee-er-ee  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   a place, cage or enclosure that is used to confine birds   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The aviary was a place of tourist interest.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   The thieves climbed over a wall into the victim's back garden and disabled the special alarm on the aviary by cutting its wires.

ennui

ennui  [  ahn-WEE, AHN-wee; Fr. ahn*-NWEE  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   dissatisfaction or weariness caused due to boredom   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The endless speech- replete with cliched platitudes- made by the visiting Head of State produced an unbearable ennui among the audience.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   When he shakes off his air of lethargic, suburban ennui, he lets an enor

grovel

grovel  [  GRUHV-uh' l, GROV-  ]   [  verb  ]   MEANING :   1. to lie or crawl with the body prostrate and face downward in fear, humility etc. 2. to behave in a modest or submissive way   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   In ancient times, it was habitual and necessary for subjects to grovel before their king.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   He said that the West Indies were a great team, but when they were down they tended to grovel, and he intended to make them grovel.

How to be a Web Journalist?

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Dear Friends, So finally we are here to celebrate your success.  Congratulations, you have been shortlisted for Stage 1. of being "Web Journalist" for our website "Healthy Wealthy India.com - Wake up to positivity." For Stage 1.  You are being given a task, which will help us get an idea about your skills to present the latest news headlines in a catchy way.  As a web journalist, we need to have the following qualities: Internet Savvy Research Specialist Up-to-date with current affairs Ability to express yourself in a simple manner (writing form) Ability to form creative, catchy headlines. Ability to use Internet based blogging, and writing platforms. So, lets go ahead and write our first news article online: Step 1:   Go to our website http://www.healthywealthyindia.com (Note to right click this link and open in new tab/window) and click on the F-Connect button as shown in the image below. Step 2: Enter your facebook ID and password in the Facebo

vilify

vilify  [  VIL-uh'-fahy  ]   [  transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. to malign, defame, slander or speak ill of   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   They vilified his name in order to seek revenge.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   Many abroad vilify Mr Putin - who led Russia as president for eight years and remains its most powerful man despite stepping down and becoming prime minister.

ortege

ortege  [  kawr-TEZH, -TEYZH  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   a train of attendants   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The cortege of the dead leader attracted a huge number of onlookers.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   An ancient ritual, the cap horse was used in Lincoln's funeral but most famously in Kennedy's cortege, where the handsome, spirited Black Jack, a gelding Morgan and quarter horse cross, seemed representative of the slain President's vigor.

zephyr

Refer your friends and win FREE Movie tickets visit http://bit.ly/hWXJY2 to refer your friends and win upto three movie tickets worth Rs. 120 each now. zephyr  [  ZEF-er  ] [  noun  ] MEANING : 1. a mild breeze blowing from the west 2. one that is insubstantial, temporary or airy 3. a soft and light fabric, cloth or yarn USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The clouds were blown inland by a zephyr. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : While most Mondays spell images of bustling, post-weekend scrambles to get back to the grind, this was a zephyr and drizzle-laden one.

regale

regale  [  ri-GEYL  ]   [  noun, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (n.) a feast 2. (n.) a choice food or drink 3. (tr.v.) to delight, amuse or entertain lavishly 4. (tr.v.) to provide a feast with choice food or drink 5. (intr.v.) to feast   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The lavishness of the regale was unheard of.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   In Saurashtra region where Rajkot falls, women regale playing Holi with colour and water.

augury

augury  [  AW-gyuh'-ree  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   1. divination or a rite performed while divinating 2. an indication or omen   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   She believed in the practice of augury for a better future.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   The Augury by the voice from the heaven lead King Kamsa to kill his own nephews.
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