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    Welcome to world of words...

    I m adding in new word that i learn each day, its meaning & use...


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    ombudsman
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    A government official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens against other officialsor government agencies.

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    Despite these common characteristics of ombudsman systems, there are significant variations acrossnational contexts. The Swedish and Danish ombudsmen exemplify two different models.
    -- Bruce E. Cain, Russell J. Dalton, Susan E. Scarrow, Democracy Transformed?

    You have reached the Washington Sun's ombudsman desk. If you feel you have been inaccuratelyquoted, press one. If you spoke to a reporter off the record but were identified in the article, presstwo…
    -- Christopher Buckley, Thank You for Smoking

    Fate, or destiny, under God, is the poor man's omnipotent ombudsman .
    -- Robert Irwin, The Arabian Nights



    Origin:
    Ombudsman comes from the Swedish word ombud which means "agent, attorney." It entered English inthe 1910s.


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    parturient

    \ pahr-TOOR-ee-uhnt \ , adjective;





    1.
    Bearing or about to bear young; travailing.

    2.
    Pertaining to parturition.

    3.
    Bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.


    Quotes:




    With a scornful snicker, he settled himself behind his desk, replaced the empty cigarette holder in hismouth and lapsed into parturient silence for a few moments.
    -- Joseph Heller, Catch 22

    To her nothing already then thenceforward was anyway able to be molestful for this chiefly felt allcitizens except with proliferate mothers prosperity at all not to can be and as they had receivedeternity gods mortals generation to befit them her beholding, when the case was so hoving itself,parturient in vehicle thereward carrying desire immense among all one another was impelling on of herto be received into that domicile.
    -- James Joyce, Ulysses

    Prometheus or Hephaistos smote the head of the parturient god with an axe, and Athena leaped outfully armed.
    -- William F. Hansen, Handbook of Classical Mythology



    Origin:



    Parturient is derived from the Latin word parturient- which literally meant "being in labor" or "desiring tobring forth."



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    effervescent

    \ ef-er-VES-uhnt \ , adjective;



    1.
    High-spirited; vivacious; lively.

    2.
    Effervescing; bubbling.



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    Quotes:
    One of them was a thickset young man who played doggedly without speaking, the other was aneffervescent young man with white eyebrows and a nervous manner.
    -- James Joyce, Stephen Hero

    Bobbing up and down, for a few seconds, like an apple in a bowl of toddy, he, at length, finallydisappeared amid the whirlpool of foam which, in the already effervescent liquor, his struggles easilysucceeded in creating.
    -- Edgar Allan Poe, King Pest

    That night, when Jennifer and I go out to dinner, she is effervescent with plans for our future.
    -- Isaac Asimov, Science Fiction Magazine , Volume 8, 1984



    Origin:
    Effervescent originated as a French verb in the 1650s meaning, 'the action of boiling up' (as in water),though it did not assume its figurative meaning relating to personality until 1748.

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    doyen

    PRONUNCIATION:
    (doi-EN, DOI-uhn)
    MEANING:
    noun: The senior member of a group, profession, etc.
    ETYMOLOGY:
    From French doyen (most senior member), from Latin decanus (chief of ten), from decem (ten). Earliest documented use: 1422.
    USAGE:
    "[The financial sector's] doyens have gained powerful positions in government, although this may be down to the modern assumption that if people are rich they must be smart."
    The War on Finance; The Economist (London, UK); Feb 4, 2012.

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    i am very much interested!
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    howdah

    \ HOU-duh \ , noun;



    1.
    (In the East Indies) a seat or platform for one or more persons, commonly with a railing and a canopy,placed on the back of an elephant.





    Quotes:
    Above the musket smoke and the gritty dust that was drifting over the battlefield, he saw thehowdahs of some of Hemu's war elephants approaching.
    -- Alex Rutherford, Ruler of the World

    Now she made a picture of an elephant, with four lines for the howdah , in which was seated aprincess wearing a crown.
    -- Qurratulʻain Ḥaidar, "The Housing Society," The Sound of Falling Leaves



    Origin:
    Howdah has both Hindi and Arabic origins, both referring to the load carried by an elephant or camel:haudah in Hindi, and haudaj in Arabic.

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    u can also add some new words u come accross
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    moor

    \ moor \ , verb;

    1.
    To fix firmly; secure.

    2.
    To secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines.

    3.
    To moor a ship, small boat, etc.

    4.
    To be made secure by cables or the like.

    noun:1.
    The act of mooring.




    Quotes:

    Being anxious to remove some of our goods before night, the boys ran off to fetch the sledge; while I,having no anchor, contrived to moor the boats by means of some of the heavy blocks of iron we hadbrought.
    -- Johann David Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson

    Then the divers will moor it to the bottom — we drove the piles into the ocean floor 20 meters deepwhen we did the 63.
    -- Eugene McCreary, Madame President



    Origin:
    Though moor gained popularity in the 1490s, the term originates from the Old English more from themaerelsrāp rope used for securing or 'mooring' ships.

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    thanks for restarting this sensi


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    thnq thnq... iggum.. bt i didnt know it existed... heheh.. chalo.. achcha hi hogaya...


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    adiaphorous

    \ ad-ee-AF-er-uhs \ , adjective;

    1.
    Doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine.




    Quotes:

    Sun and Mr. Allworthy are united, but with a difference: the sun, in all his majesty and splendor is, inthe words of Boyle, " adiaphorous " unthinking matter, whereas Mr. Allworthy is a moral agent . . .
    -- Jina Politi, The Novel and Its Presuppositions

    . . .which participates of neither extreme, as for example, all those things which, as being neither goodnor evil in themselves, we call adiaphorous , or indifferent.
    -- William Watson Goodwin, Plutarch's Morals



    Origin:
    Adiaphorous is derived from the Greek, adiaphoros , meaning 'indifferent.'

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    plication

    \ plahy-KEY-shuhn \ , noun;




    1.
    The act or procedure of folding.

    2.
    The state or quality of being folded; a fold.

    3.
    Surgery. A. The folding in and suturing of tucks, so as to tighten weakened or stretched tissue. B.The folding of an organ, as a section of the intestine, and the attaching of it to another organ ortissue.




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    The distribution of sediment by the polar currents, and the lines of plication and upheaval of thecrust, as well as the distribution of successive floras, prove that the poles have remained since theLaurentian period where they now are.
    -- W.C. and F.P. Church, The Galaxy

    For the purpose of this text the term plication will be used in reference to grasping the SMAS[Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System, in the face] and folding it over on itself by means of asuture.
    -- Michael S. Kaminer, Kenneth A. Arndt, Jeffrey S. Dover, Atlas of Cosmetic Surgery



    Origin:
    Plication is derived from the Medieval Latin stem plicātiō , relating to a 'fold' or 'pleat.'

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    parturient

    \ pahr-TOOR-ee-uhnt \ , adjective;





    1.
    Bearing or about to bear young; travailing.

    2.
    Pertaining to parturition.

    3.
    Bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.

    Quotes:
    With a scornful snicker, he settled himself behind his desk, replaced the empty cigarette holder in hismouth and lapsed into parturient silence for a few moments.
    -- Joseph Heller, Catch 22

    To her nothing already then thenceforward was anyway able to be molestful for this chiefly felt allcitizens except with proliferate mothers prosperity at all not to can be and as they had receivedeternity gods mortals generation to befit them her beholding, when the case was so hoving itself,parturient in vehicle thereward carrying desire immense among all one another was impelling on of herto be received into that domicile.
    -- James Joyce, Ulysses

    Prometheus or Hephaistos smote the head of the parturient god with an axe, and Athena leaped outfully armed.
    -- William F. Hansen, Handbook of Classical Mythology



    Origin:



    Parturient is derived from the Latin word parturient- which literally meant "being in labor" or "desiring tobring forth."



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    antepenultimate

    \ an-tee-pi-NUHL-tuh-mit \ , adjective;





    1.
    Third from the end.

    2.
    Of or pertaining to an antepenult.

    noun:1.
    An antepenult.




    Quotes:

    The vengeful eagles of the open sequence [and] the birds of augury watched outside the library andthe emblematic kinsmen who shake 'the wings of their exultant and terrible youth' in theantepenultimate entry in Stephen's diary.
    -- James Joyce, introduction by Hugh Kenner, Ulysses

    But all day that is how it is, from the first tick to the last tack, or rather from the third to theantepenultimate , allowing for the time it needs, the tamtam within, to drum you back into the dreamand drum you back out again.
    -- Samuel Beckett, Mercier and Camier



    Origin:
    This adjective is the product of three Latin roots: ante meaning "before," paen meaning "almost" andultima meaning "last."

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