Sunday, March 4, 2012

[Word Powers] Today's Words



Bonanza (buh-nan-zuh) (Noun)

1.    A rich mass of ore, as found in mining.

2.    A source of great and sudden wealth or luck

“Monsoon bonanza for areca growers as yields rise”





Elitist (ih-lee-tist) (Adjective)


Considered superior by others or by themselves, as in intellect, talent, power


Elitist clubs are no longer regulated by birth and blood.”






Thursday, March 1, 2012

[Word Powers] Today's Words (Perspicacious /Idoneous )


Perspicacious (pur-spi-key-shuhs) (adjective)


Having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning.


You are perspicacious, know the ways of the world, and are more tactful than most men of your age

 Idoneous (ahy-doh-nee-uhs) (adjective)


Appropriate; fit; suitable; apt.


It would hardly be possible to apply less idoneous adjectives to it than Watson's reiterated "wailing" and "haunting."

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[Word Powers] Today's Words (Ochre/Aft)



Ochre (oh-ker) (adjective)


1. a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour.

2. any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments.


The twilit sky was a vibrant ochre.




Aft (aft) (adverb)


at, close to, or toward the stern or tail.


As the bow of the sinking ship was submerging the panicked passengers moved aft.






Monday, February 27, 2012

[Word Powers] Today's Words



Soiree (soi-ree) (Noun)


A party or reception held in the evening

“Paul celebrated his 25th birthday with a little soiree in the evening sun.”





 Gauzy (gaw-zee) (Adjective)


1.    Marked by vagueness, elusiveness, or fuzziness

2.    Thin and transparent.


 “Gauzy curtains allow breeze and sunlight through open windows”






Tuesday, February 21, 2012

[Word Powers] Today's Words

Copious (koh-pee-us) (adjective)

1. Yielding something abundantly; plentiful in number.

2. Full of thought, information, or matter.

3. Lavish, abundant.

After a copious harvest, the tribe holds a lavish feast accompanied by lively dancing and rituals honoring the gods.         

Comix (kah-miks) (noun)

Comic books or comic strips.

Calvin and Hobbes created by Bill Watterson is one of the best comix till date.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

[Word Powers] Today's Words

Necropolis (ne-crop-o-lis) (Noun)

1. A large elaborate cemetery of an ancient city

2. Burial ground

"In their religion, tombs were very important, so they built big necropolis"


Virulence (vir-yuh-luhns) (Noun)

1. The capability of a microorganism to cause disease.

2. Intense sharpness of temper.

 "Virulent strains are almost entirely resistant to antibiotics."

Monday, February 13, 2012

[Word Powers] Today's Words

Gam (verb) (gam):

1. To have a visit or friendly conversation with

2. To spend or pass (as time) talking

The two strangers discovered that they had a lot in common as they gammed the hours away on the long train ride.


Heyday (noun) (hay-day):

The period of one's greatest popularity, vigor, or prosperity

In its heyday, the circus was a major form of entertainment for small-town America.