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aviary [ EY-vee-er-ee ][ noun ]MEANING :a place, cage or enclosure that is used to confine birdsUSAGE 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 [ ahn-WEE, AHN-wee; Fr. ahn*-NWEE ][ noun ]MEANING :dissatisfaction or weariness caused due to boredomUSAGE 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 [ 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 wayUSAGE 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?

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 - 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 (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 Facebook window to connect …


vilify [ VIL-uh'-fahy ][ transitive verb ]MEANING :1. to malign, defame, slander or speak ill ofUSAGE 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 [ kawr-TEZH, -TEYZH ][ noun ]MEANING :a train of attendantsUSAGE 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.


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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 yarnUSAGE 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 [ 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 feastUSAGE 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 [ AW-gyuh'-ree ][ noun ]MEANING :1. divination or a rite performed while divinating
2. an indication or omenUSAGE 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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