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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  [  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  [  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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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  [  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.


Refer your friends and win FREE Movie tickets visit 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  [  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  [  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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