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  • If anoop dosent have any problem, we can start here as it was his idea, it is his right to decide on this...

    But I would like to make some suggestions...
    1.) No nouns allowed... it is useless to post a noun, post some meaningful words...
    2.) Try posting the words which are not heard usually...
    3.) If possible, post the meaning and a sentence giving the example for the word...


    4.) 4th one is exceptional.. if possible only one word from each member per day.. this will give time for a better word by a member and the quality will be good...
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:42 AM
  • Good suggestions..

    Well, we are  expecting reply from you Anoop that whether we shall continue the third part in this thread or  you create a new thread..

    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:58 AM
  • Nice rules set Varun. I  abide by your rules. Waiting for Anoop. If he dont matter, we can continue.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:39 AM
  • i wonder where did the part three go man?....i had started it?....its all mysterious things happening...

    somebody posting a thread named "post"

    my vocabulary part three post missing

     

    oh god...

     

    anyways no problems guys, lets start, i will take care for the part IV ... ;-)

     

     

    Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:13 AM
  • Ecstatic

     

    means joyful

    Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:18 AM
  • CumbersomE

    difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight;
    "a cumbersome piece of machinery";
    "cumbrous protective clothing"
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:13 PM
  • EnamouR - inspire with love or delight..

    Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:38 PM
  • Rummage

    (to search thoroughly or actively through (a place, receptacle, etc.), esp. by moving around, turning over, or looking through contents.)
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:13 PM
  • escalate

    (To intensify)

    Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:07 PM
  • EtiquettE - The practices and forms prescribed by social convention or by authority.
    Friday, June 1, 2007 12:10 AM
  • the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

  • include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

  • the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"

  • squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

  • a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

  • espouse: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
    ----------------------------------------------
    Good to see that the quality is improving, just put one word a day and try to keep it the best, this way the quality and quantity will be maintained, as it is being said that a good 10 words a day to learn are enough and you can not remember more than that...

Friday, June 1, 2007 4:03 AM
  • endure

    (put up with something or somebody unpleasant)

    Friday, June 1, 2007 5:50 PM
  • ensconce

    1. to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.
    2. to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.

    Friday, June 1, 2007 6:19 PM
  • enterprise: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
  • attempt: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
  • endeavor: attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"


  • Saturday, June 2, 2007 3:50 AM
  • RepatriatE - To restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin
    Saturday, June 2, 2007 4:03 AM
  • exhort

    (urge on or encourage especially by shouts)

    Saturday, June 2, 2007 9:13 AM
  • TrespasS

    1. To commit an offense or a sin; transgress or err.
    2. Law. To commit an unlawful injury to the person, property, or rights of another, with actual or implied force or violence, especially to enter onto another's land wrongfully.
    3. To infringe on the privacy, time, or attention of another:
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 12:33 AM
  • sinister

    1. threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister remark.
    2. bad, evil, base, or wicked; fell: his sinister purposes.
    3. unfortunate; disastrous; unfavorable: a sinister accident.
    4. of or on the left side; left.

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 3:26 AM
  • rape: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
  • enchant: hold spellbound

  • Sunday, June 3, 2007 4:21 AM
  • hatemonger

    (one who arouses hatred for others)

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 6:53 AM
  • Rampage

    1. violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive.
    2. a state of violent anger or agitation: The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage. The river has gone on a rampage and flooded the countryside.



    (@Varun - I didn't know the meaning of Ravish, thanks for it. but i knew the meaning of RAVISHING, if we relate both of them..... HAHAHAHA.... like ACTRESSES ARE RAVISHING ) english is indeed funny.
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:13 AM
  • Even i didnt knew the meaning before, we had a boy named Ravish in out class, he was very naughty, one day our English teacher asked him the meaning of his name, and from that day he was not able to speak a word in the English lecture, Smart teacher.. And that is the reason i remember the word Ravish....

    Most of the Indians dont know the meaning of the word Ravish...
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:26 AM
  • the only place where i have heard ravishing are in the award ceremony , like please welcome the beautiful, sexy, ravishing kareena kapoor, etc etc , means that ppl would want to have sex with her ? hahahaha
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:42 AM
  • Areeeeee Ravish has 2 meanings, why do people have to look at only the 1st meaning???
    The 2nd meaning say Spell Bounding, so when they say Ravishing, it means they are so beautiful that they are spell bounding, and in our IT sector, the person is so Smart that he/she is Ravishing, Spell bounding on others
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:49 AM
  • Lol this is getting funny Smile
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 2:07 PM
  • EmancipatE

    1. To free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate.
    2. Law. To release (a child) from the control of parents or a guardian.
    Monday, June 4, 2007 11:22 PM
  • Eminent

    1. high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen.
    2. conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness.
    3. lofty; high: eminent peaks.
    4. prominent; projecting; protruding: an eminent nose.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 2:32 AM
  • transient

    1. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
    2. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority.
    3. staying only a short time: the transient guests at a hotel.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 5:41 AM
  • tagmeme

    (smallest meaningful unit of grammatical form)

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 11:28 AM
  • Earnest

    very eager to do something

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 7:53 AM
  • TangiblE

     

    1

    1. Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
    2. Possible to touch.
    3. Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.

    2  Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.

    3  Law. That can be valued monetarily: tangible property.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 9:57 AM
  • Enfeeble

    make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:27 AM
  • Esoteric


    1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite: poetry full of esoteric allusions.
    2. belonging to the select few.
    3. private; secret; confidential.
    4. (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group: the esoteric doctrines of Pythagoras.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 2:30 PM
  • commendable

    (worthy of high praise)

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:04 PM
  • EmphatiC

     

    1. Expressed or performed with emphasis: responded with an emphatic “no.”
    2. Forceful and definite in expression or action.
    3. Standing out in a striking and clearly defined way.
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 11:37 PM
  • a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
  • cozy: enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space; "a cozy nook near the fire"; "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment"

  • Thursday, June 7, 2007 3:28 AM
  • yttrium

    a rare trivalent metallic element, found in gadolinite and other minerals. Symbol: Y; atomic weight: 88.905; atomic number: 39; specific gravity: 4.47.
    Thursday, June 7, 2007 6:02 AM
  • marinade

    (n. mixture, typically of oil, wine and vinegar with herbs and spices, in which meat, fish, etc. is steeped before cooking; food so steeped; v.t. steep in such mixture.)

    Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:54 PM
  • EpilepsY

     

    Any of various neurological disorders characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures.

    Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:10 AM
  • thanks!!
    Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:21 AM
  • hanker: desire strongly or persistently
  • ache: have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
  • have affection for; feel tenderness for

  • Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:44 AM
  • Nostalgia

    1. a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.
    2. something that elicits or displays nostalgia.

    Saturday, June 9, 2007 4:31 PM
  • adverse

    (in opposite direction)

    Saturday, June 9, 2007 6:41 PM
  • EternaL

     

    adj.

    1. Being without beginning or end; existing outside of time. See synonyms at infinite.
    2. Continuing without interruption; perpetual.
    3. Forever true or changeless: eternal truths.
    4. Seemingly endless; interminable. See synonyms at ageless, continual.
    5. Of or relating to spiritual communion with God, especially in the afterlife.

    n.

    1. Something timeless, uninterrupted, or endless.
    2. Eternal God. Used with the.
    Sunday, June 10, 2007 5:05 AM
  • Levitate

    • be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; "The guru claimed that he could levitate"
      wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
    • Levitation is the process by which an object is suspended against gravity, in a stable position, by a force without physical contact. This can be achieved through jets of gas pushing upwards against the object (as in air hockey), or pushing downwards from the object (as in helicopters, VTOL aircraft, and hovercraft). A sphere can be stably levitated in a stream of air without any type of control system, if conditions are right. These effects are due to Bernoulli's principle.
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levitate



    Sunday, June 10, 2007 5:44 AM
  • eventide

    - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

    Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:33 AM
  • EscapisM

     

    The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.

     

     

    (A lotta E's in this thread...      )

    Monday, June 11, 2007 12:14 AM
  • Mansard

    . 1. Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.
    2. the story under such a roof.

    Monday, June 11, 2007 9:13 AM
  • Desolate

  • abandon: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  • depopulate: reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
  • bare: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
  • crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
  • lay waste to: devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • (1) deserted or uninhabited, as in: They washed up on the shore of a desolate island.
    www.business-words.com/dictionary/D.html
  • Barren or lifeless. (eg. the rocky, desolate surface of the moon.)
    collections.ic.gc.ca/ghost/glossary.html
  • Devoid of inhabitants; deserted, isolated, uninhabited, wild, barren Page 74 - It had one room, dirty and desolate-looking.
    www.mce.k12tn.net/chocolate/fever/vocabulary.htm
  • Monday, June 11, 2007 2:21 PM
  • ecbatic

    (signifying result without intention)

    Monday, June 11, 2007 3:57 PM
  • consortium


    1.a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.
    2. any association, partnership, or union.
    3. Law. the legal right of husband and wife to companionship and conjugal intercourse with each other: In a wrongful death action the surviving spouse commonly seeks damages for loss of consortium.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:53 AM
  • Mantelpiece

    Fireplace mantel or mantelpiece also known as a chimney-piece originated as a projecting hood which in medieval times was built over a fireplace opening to catch the smoke, and as it evolved the decorative framework around the fireplace commonly became referred to as a fireplace mantel or mantelpiece.
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 6:04 AM
  • emulous

    1. Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
    2. Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
    3. Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious.


    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:41 PM
  • sachem

    (indian chieftain, boss)

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:54 PM
  • MafiA

     

    n.

    1. A secret criminal organization operating mainly in the United States and Italy and engaged in illegal activities such as gambling, drug-dealing, protection, and prostitution.
    2. Any of various similar criminal organizations, especially when dominated by members of the same nationality.
    3. A secret criminal organization operating mainly in Sicily since the early 19th century and known for its intimidation of and retribution against law enforcement officials and witnesses.
    4. often mafia Informal. A tightly knit group of trusted associates, as of a political leader: [He] is one of the personal mafia that [the chancellor] brought with him to Bonn” (Christian Science Monitor).
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:10 AM
  • Antiquated

  • antediluvian: so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • No longer in use, useful or functioning, as in most home inspection associations. Obsolete.
    www.nachi.org/glossary.htm

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:42 AM
  • dashpot

    (shock resisting device, using air or liquid)

    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 10:31 AM
  • 'flocci­nauci­nihili­pili­fication ':

    The longest non-technical word in major dictionaries having 29 letters. Consisting of a series of Latin words meaning "nothing" and defined as "the act of estimating something as worthless", its usage has been recorded as far back as 1741
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:52 PM
  • The longest word in any of the major English language dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a 45-letter word which refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silicious particles. Research has discovered that this word was originally intended as a hoax. It has since been used in a close approximation of its originally intended meaning, lending at least some degree of validity to its claim
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:54 PM
  • Good work Arijit.. But u have broken from the chain...
    Friday, June 15, 2007 1:08 AM
  • TangiblE

     

     

     

    1. Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
    2. Possible to touch.
    3. Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.

    Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.

    Law. That can be valued monetarily: tangible property.

    Friday, June 15, 2007 1:10 AM
  • Ensue


    Friday, June 15, 2007 4:07 AM
  • elegant

    elegant (refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style) "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

    elegant (displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution) "an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"
    Friday, June 15, 2007 4:21 AM
  • Talpa

    (Medicine)

    Friday, June 15, 2007 9:48 AM
  • aesthesia

     
    The ability to feel or perceive sensations.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 3:56 PM
  • Friday, June 15, 2007 4:53 PM
  • Gizmo

    A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 5:33 PM
  • ornate

    Friday, June 15, 2007 5:36 PM
  • ergo

    (therefore)

    Friday, June 15, 2007 6:27 PM
  • ornaments

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 5:09 AM
  • Sabotage

    (Deliberate destruction or damge of equipment in order to hinder a particular group)

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 8:54 AM
  • en·snare
    Pronunciation: in-'sner, en-
    Function: transitive verb
    : to take in or as if in a snare
    synonym see CATCH
    Saturday, June 16, 2007 9:32 AM
  • ecliptic

    (Astronomy)

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 3:56 PM
  • Causal

     

    adj.

    1. Of, involving, or constituting a cause: a causal relationship between scarcity of goods and higher prices.
    2. Indicative of or expressing a cause.

    n.

    A word or grammatical element, such as since or because, expressing a cause or reason.

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 1:00 AM
  • locomotive

    (automobile)

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 10:55 AM
  • entropy

    1. Thermodynamics.
    a. (on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature, pressure, or composition, that is a measure of the energy that is not available for work during a thermodynamic process. A closed system evolves toward a state of maximum entropy.
    b. (in statistical mechanics) a measure of the randomness of the microscopic constituents of a thermodynamic system. Symbol: S
    2. (in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message.
    3. (in cosmology) a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is at a uniform temperature (heat death).
    4. a doctrine of inevitable social decline and degeneration.

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 3:31 PM
  • yawn
    Sunday, June 17, 2007 4:11 PM
  • nin·com·poop
    Pronunciation: 'nin-k&m-"püp, 'ni[ng]-
    Function: noun
    Etymology: origin unknown
    : FOOL, SIMPLETON
    - nin·com·poop·ery /-"pü-p&-rE/ noun
    Monday, June 18, 2007 6:47 AM
  • polyandry

    (a breeding system in which one female mates with two or more males)

    Monday, June 18, 2007 1:29 PM
  • yearn
    Pronunciation: 'y&rn
    Function: intransitive verb
    Etymology: Middle English yernen, from Old English giernan; akin to Old High German gerOn to desire, Latin hortari to urge, encourage, Greek chairein to rejoice
    1 : to long persistently, wistfully, or sadly <yearns to make a difference>
    2 : to feel tenderness or compassion
    synonym see LONG
    - yearn·er noun
    - yearn·ing·ly /'y&r-ni[ng]-lE/ adverb
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 6:05 AM
  • notorious

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 3:58 PM
  • sarcasm
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:08 PM
  • MalignanT

     

    1. Showing great malevolence; disposed to do evil.
    2. Highly injurious; pernicious.
    3. Pathology.
      1. Threatening to life; virulent: a malignant disease.
      2. Tending to metastasize; cancerous. Used of a tumor.
    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:49 AM
  • @ Anoop - Time for Fourth thread of Vocabulary.. Create the new thread as soon as possible...

     

     

    Finally, i have marked all ur posts as answers guys...

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:52 AM
  • tyranny

    tyr·an·ny
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈtir-ə-nē\
    Function:
    noun
    Inflected Form(s):
    plural -nies
    Etymology:
    Middle English tyrannie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin tyrannia, from Latin tyrannus tyrant
    Date:
    14th century
    1: oppressive power <every form of tyranny over the mind of man — Thomas Jefferson>; especially : oppressive power exerted by government <the tyranny of a police state>2 a: a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; especially : one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state b: the office, authority, and administration of a tyrant3: a rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force <living under the tyranny of the clock — Dixon Wecter>4: a tyrannical act <workers who had suffered tyrannies>


    @Raghuram,Thx for marking the posts as answer
    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:30 AM
  • yaffle

    (green woodpecker)

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:38 PM
  • EleganT

     

    -  Characterized by or exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:15 PM
  • Tyranny

    1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
    2. the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler.
    3. a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler.
    4. oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler.
    5. undue severity or harshness.
    6. a tyrannical act or proceeding.


    Thursday, June 21, 2007 3:26 AM
  • YondeR

     

    adv.

    In or at that indicated place: the house over yonder.

    adj.

    Being at an indicated distance, usually within sight: “Yonder hills,” he said, pointing.

    pron.

    One that is at an indicated place, usually within sight.

    Thursday, June 21, 2007 4:25 PM
  • radectomy

    (removal of part of tooth)

    Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:46 PM
  • Yell

     

    v.intr.

    To cry out loudly, as in pain, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm.

    v.tr.

    To utter or express with a loud cry. See synonyms at shout.

    n.

    1. A loud cry; a shout.
    2. A rhythmic cheer uttered or chanted in unison.

     

     

    ( I have again started putting Y words  ...)

    Friday, June 22, 2007 12:13 AM
  • lus·cious (lŭsh'əs)
    adj.
    1. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. See synonyms at delicious.
    2. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; seductive.
    3. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
    4. Archaic. Excessively sweet; cloying.

    [Middle English lucius, alteration of licious, perhaps short for delicious, delicious. See delicious.]

    lusciously lus'cious·ly adv.
    lusciousness lus'cious·ness n.
    Friday, June 22, 2007 6:36 AM
  • seduce

    1. to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt.
    2. to persuade or induce to have sexual intercourse.
    3. to lead or draw away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance: He was seduced by the prospect of gain.
    4. to win over; attract; entice: a supermarket seducing customers with special sales.

    Friday, June 22, 2007 9:37 AM
  • emblem
    Friday, June 22, 2007 11:51 AM
  • MalevolenT

     

    adj.

    1. Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
    2. Having an evil or harmful influence: malevolent stars.
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:33 AM
  • to·tem 
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈtō-təm\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    Ojibwa oto·te·man his totem
    Date:
    circa 1776
    1 a: an object (as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; also : a usually carved or painted representation of such an object b: a family or clan identified by a common totemic object2: one that serves as an emblem or revered symbol
    Monday, June 25, 2007 7:19 AM
  • maestro

    Friday, June 29, 2007 4:13 PM
  • Omnipotent

     

    - almighty power

     

     

    Time for continuation thread !!!

    Saturday, June 30, 2007 1:48 AM
  • tentative

    Thursday, July 5, 2007 3:33 AM
  • encourage
    Friday, July 6, 2007 4:08 PM
  • (My previous reply seems to have vanished... So am posting again... )

    EquivocaL
    e·quiv·o·cal  (-kwv-kl)
    adj.
    1. Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous.
    2. Of uncertain significance.
    3. Of a doubtful or uncertain nature.

    "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"
    "his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son"
    "the unequivocal evidence convinced the judge"
    Thursday, September 6, 2007 5:03 AM
  • Lexicography

     

    Pronounciation- (lĕk'sĭ-kŏg'rə-fē)

    n.

    The process or work of writing, editing, or compiling a dictionary.

     

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:12 AM
  • All replies

    Friday, June 1, 2007 4:03 AM
  • endure

    (put up with something or somebody unpleasant)

    Friday, June 1, 2007 5:50 PM
  • ensconce

    1. to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.
    2. to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.

    Friday, June 1, 2007 6:19 PM
  • Endeavor

  • enterprise: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
  • attempt: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
  • endeavor: attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"


  • Saturday, June 2, 2007 3:50 AM
  • RepatriatE - To restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin
    Saturday, June 2, 2007 4:03 AM
  • exhort

    (urge on or encourage especially by shouts)

    Saturday, June 2, 2007 9:13 AM
  • TrespasS

    1. To commit an offense or a sin; transgress or err.
    2. Law. To commit an unlawful injury to the person, property, or rights of another, with actual or implied force or violence, especially to enter onto another's land wrongfully.
    3. To infringe on the privacy, time, or attention of another:
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 12:33 AM
  • sinister

    1. threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister remark.
    2. bad, evil, base, or wicked; fell: his sinister purposes.
    3. unfortunate; disastrous; unfavorable: a sinister accident.
    4. of or on the left side; left.

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 3:26 AM
  • Ravish

  • rape: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
  • enchant: hold spellbound

  • Sunday, June 3, 2007 4:21 AM
  • hatemonger

    (one who arouses hatred for others)

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 6:53 AM
  • Rampage

    1. violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive.
    2. a state of violent anger or agitation: The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage. The river has gone on a rampage and flooded the countryside.



    (@Varun - I didn't know the meaning of Ravish, thanks for it. but i knew the meaning of RAVISHING, if we relate both of them..... HAHAHAHA.... like ACTRESSES ARE RAVISHING ) english is indeed funny.
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:13 AM
  • Even i didnt knew the meaning before, we had a boy named Ravish in out class, he was very naughty, one day our English teacher asked him the meaning of his name, and from that day he was not able to speak a word in the English lecture, Smart teacher.. And that is the reason i remember the word Ravish....

    Most of the Indians dont know the meaning of the word Ravish...
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:26 AM
  • the only place where i have heard ravishing are in the award ceremony , like please welcome the beautiful, sexy, ravishing kareena kapoor, etc etc , means that ppl would want to have sex with her ? hahahaha
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:42 AM
  • Areeeeee Ravish has 2 meanings, why do people have to look at only the 1st meaning???
    The 2nd meaning say Spell Bounding, so when they say Ravishing, it means they are so beautiful that they are spell bounding, and in our IT sector, the person is so Smart that he/she is Ravishing, Spell bounding on others
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:49 AM
  • yes i saw the second meaning, but i liked to change the meaning to the 1st one ;P hehe it was funny.
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:58 AM
  • Please dont continue this conversation, or the author of Oxford dictionary will commit suicide...
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 1:40 PM
  • Lol this is getting funny Smile
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 2:07 PM
  • EmancipatE

    1. To free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate.
    2. Law. To release (a child) from the control of parents or a guardian.
    Monday, June 4, 2007 11:22 PM
  • Eminent

    1. high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen.
    2. conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness.
    3. lofty; high: eminent peaks.
    4. prominent; projecting; protruding: an eminent nose.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 2:32 AM
  • transient

    1. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
    2. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority.
    3. staying only a short time: the transient guests at a hotel.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 5:41 AM
  • tagmeme

    (smallest meaningful unit of grammatical form)

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 11:28 AM
  • Earnest

    very eager to do something

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 7:53 AM
  • TangiblE

     

    1

    1. Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
    2. Possible to touch.
    3. Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.

    2  Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.

    3  Law. That can be valued monetarily: tangible property.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 9:57 AM
  • Enfeeble

    make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:27 AM
  • Esoteric


    1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite: poetry full of esoteric allusions.
    2. belonging to the select few.
    3. private; secret; confidential.
    4. (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group: the esoteric doctrines of Pythagoras.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 2:30 PM
  • commendable

    (worthy of high praise)

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:04 PM
  • EmphatiC

     

    1. Expressed or performed with emphasis: responded with an emphatic “no.”
    2. Forceful and definite in expression or action.
    3. Standing out in a striking and clearly defined way.
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 11:37 PM
  • Cosy

  • a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
  • cozy: enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space; "a cozy nook near the fire"; "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment"

  • Thursday, June 7, 2007 3:28 AM
  • yttrium

    a rare trivalent metallic element, found in gadolinite and other minerals. Symbol: Y; atomic weight: 88.905; atomic number: 39; specific gravity: 4.47.
    Thursday, June 7, 2007 6:02 AM
  • marinade

    (n. mixture, typically of oil, wine and vinegar with herbs and spices, in which meat, fish, etc. is steeped before cooking; food so steeped; v.t. steep in such mixture.)

    Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:54 PM
  • EpilepsY

     

    Any of various neurological disorders characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures.

    Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:10 AM
  • thanks!!
    Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:21 AM
  • Yearn
  • hanker: desire strongly or persistently
  • ache: have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
  • have affection for; feel tenderness for

  • Saturday, June 9, 2007 11:44 AM
  • Nostalgia

    1. a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.
    2. something that elicits or displays nostalgia.

    Saturday, June 9, 2007 4:31 PM
  • adverse

    (in opposite direction)

    Saturday, June 9, 2007 6:41 PM
  • EternaL

     

    adj.

    1. Being without beginning or end; existing outside of time. See synonyms at infinite.
    2. Continuing without interruption; perpetual.
    3. Forever true or changeless: eternal truths.
    4. Seemingly endless; interminable. See synonyms at ageless, continual.
    5. Of or relating to spiritual communion with God, especially in the afterlife.

    n.

    1. Something timeless, uninterrupted, or endless.
    2. Eternal God. Used with the.
    Sunday, June 10, 2007 5:05 AM
  • Levitate

    • be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; "The guru claimed that he could levitate"
      wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
    • Levitation is the process by which an object is suspended against gravity, in a stable position, by a force without physical contact. This can be achieved through jets of gas pushing upwards against the object (as in air hockey), or pushing downwards from the object (as in helicopters, VTOL aircraft, and hovercraft). A sphere can be stably levitated in a stream of air without any type of control system, if conditions are right. These effects are due to Bernoulli's principle.
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levitate



    Sunday, June 10, 2007 5:44 AM
  • eventide

    - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

    Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:33 AM
  • EscapisM

     

    The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.

     

     

    (A lotta E's in this thread...      )

    Monday, June 11, 2007 12:14 AM
  • Mansard

    . 1. Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.
    2. the story under such a roof.

    Monday, June 11, 2007 9:13 AM
  • Desolate

  • abandon: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  • depopulate: reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
  • bare: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
  • crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
  • lay waste to: devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • (1) deserted or uninhabited, as in: They washed up on the shore of a desolate island.
    www.business-words.com/dictionary/D.html
  • Barren or lifeless. (eg. the rocky, desolate surface of the moon.)
    collections.ic.gc.ca/ghost/glossary.html
  • Devoid of inhabitants; deserted, isolated, uninhabited, wild, barren Page 74 - It had one room, dirty and desolate-looking.
    www.mce.k12tn.net/chocolate/fever/vocabulary.htm
  • Monday, June 11, 2007 2:21 PM
  • ecbatic

    (signifying result without intention)

    Monday, June 11, 2007 3:57 PM
  • consortium


    1.a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.
    2. any association, partnership, or union.
    3. Law. the legal right of husband and wife to companionship and conjugal intercourse with each other: In a wrongful death action the surviving spouse commonly seeks damages for loss of consortium.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:53 AM
  • Mantelpiece

    Fireplace mantel or mantelpiece also known as a chimney-piece originated as a projecting hood which in medieval times was built over a fireplace opening to catch the smoke, and as it evolved the decorative framework around the fireplace commonly became referred to as a fireplace mantel or mantelpiece.
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 6:04 AM
  • emulous

    1. Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
    2. Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
    3. Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious.


    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:41 PM
  • sachem

    (indian chieftain, boss)

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:54 PM
  • MafiA

     

    n.

    1. A secret criminal organization operating mainly in the United States and Italy and engaged in illegal activities such as gambling, drug-dealing, protection, and prostitution.
    2. Any of various similar criminal organizations, especially when dominated by members of the same nationality.
    3. A secret criminal organization operating mainly in Sicily since the early 19th century and known for its intimidation of and retribution against law enforcement officials and witnesses.
    4. often mafia Informal. A tightly knit group of trusted associates, as of a political leader: [He] is one of the personal mafia that [the chancellor] brought with him to Bonn” (Christian Science Monitor).
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:10 AM
  • Antiquated

  • antediluvian: so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • No longer in use, useful or functioning, as in most home inspection associations. Obsolete.
    www.nachi.org/glossary.htm

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:42 AM
  • dashpot

    (shock resisting device, using air or liquid)

    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 10:31 AM
  • 'flocci­nauci­nihili­pili­fication ':

    The longest non-technical word in major dictionaries having 29 letters. Consisting of a series of Latin words meaning "nothing" and defined as "the act of estimating something as worthless", its usage has been recorded as far back as 1741
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:52 PM
  • The longest word in any of the major English language dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a 45-letter word which refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silicious particles. Research has discovered that this word was originally intended as a hoax. It has since been used in a close approximation of its originally intended meaning, lending at least some degree of validity to its claim
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:54 PM
  • Good work Arijit.. But u have broken from the chain...
    Friday, June 15, 2007 1:08 AM
  • TangiblE

     

     

     

    1. Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
    2. Possible to touch.
    3. Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.

    Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.

    Law. That can be valued monetarily: tangible property.

    Friday, June 15, 2007 1:10 AM
  • Ensue


    Friday, June 15, 2007 4:07 AM
  • elegant

    elegant (refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style) "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

    elegant (displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution) "an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"
    Friday, June 15, 2007 4:21 AM
  • Talpa

    (Medicine)

    Friday, June 15, 2007 9:48 AM
  • aesthesia

     
    The ability to feel or perceive sensations.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 3:56 PM
  • Friday, June 15, 2007 4:53 PM
  • Gizmo

    A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 5:33 PM
  • ornate

    Friday, June 15, 2007 5:36 PM
  • ergo

    (therefore)

    Friday, June 15, 2007 6:27 PM
  • ornaments

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 5:09 AM
  • Sabotage

    (Deliberate destruction or damge of equipment in order to hinder a particular group)

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 8:54 AM
  • en·snare
    Pronunciation: in-'sner, en-
    Function: transitive verb
    : to take in or as if in a snare
    synonym see CATCH
    Saturday, June 16, 2007 9:32 AM
  • ecliptic

    (Astronomy)

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 3:56 PM
  • Causal

     

    adj.

    1. Of, involving, or constituting a cause: a causal relationship between scarcity of goods and higher prices.
    2. Indicative of or expressing a cause.

    n.

    A word or grammatical element, such as since or because, expressing a cause or reason.

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 1:00 AM
  • locomotive

    (automobile)

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 10:55 AM
  • entropy

    1. Thermodynamics.
    a. (on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature, pressure, or composition, that is a measure of the energy that is not available for work during a thermodynamic process. A closed system evolves toward a state of maximum entropy.
    b. (in statistical mechanics) a measure of the randomness of the microscopic constituents of a thermodynamic system. Symbol: S
    2. (in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message.
    3. (in cosmology) a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is at a uniform temperature (heat death).
    4. a doctrine of inevitable social decline and degeneration.

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 3:31 PM
  • yawn
    Sunday, June 17, 2007 4:11 PM
  • nin·com·poop
    Pronunciation: 'nin-k&m-"püp, 'ni[ng]-
    Function: noun
    Etymology: origin unknown
    : FOOL, SIMPLETON
    - nin·com·poop·ery /-"pü-p&-rE/ noun
    Monday, June 18, 2007 6:47 AM
  • polyandry

    (a breeding system in which one female mates with two or more males)

    Monday, June 18, 2007 1:29 PM
  • yearn
    Pronunciation: 'y&rn
    Function: intransitive verb
    Etymology: Middle English yernen, from Old English giernan; akin to Old High German gerOn to desire, Latin hortari to urge, encourage, Greek chairein to rejoice
    1 : to long persistently, wistfully, or sadly <yearns to make a difference>
    2 : to feel tenderness or compassion
    synonym see LONG
    - yearn·er noun
    - yearn·ing·ly /'y&r-ni[ng]-lE/ adverb
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 6:05 AM
  • notorious

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 3:58 PM
  • sarcasm
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:08 PM
  • MalignanT

     

    1. Showing great malevolence; disposed to do evil.
    2. Highly injurious; pernicious.
    3. Pathology.
      1. Threatening to life; virulent: a malignant disease.
      2. Tending to metastasize; cancerous. Used of a tumor.
    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:49 AM
  • @ Anoop - Time for Fourth thread of Vocabulary.. Create the new thread as soon as possible...

     

     

    Finally, i have marked all ur posts as answers guys...

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:52 AM
  • tyranny

    tyr·an·ny
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈtir-ə-nē\
    Function:
    noun
    Inflected Form(s):
    plural -nies
    Etymology:
    Middle English tyrannie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin tyrannia, from Latin tyrannus tyrant
    Date:
    14th century
    1: oppressive power <every form of tyranny over the mind of man — Thomas Jefferson>; especially : oppressive power exerted by government <the tyranny of a police state>2 a: a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; especially : one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state b: the office, authority, and administration of a tyrant3: a rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force <living under the tyranny of the clock — Dixon Wecter>4: a tyrannical act <workers who had suffered tyrannies>


    @Raghuram,Thx for marking the posts as answer
    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:30 AM
  • yaffle

    (green woodpecker)

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:38 PM
  • EleganT

     

    -  Characterized by or exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:15 PM
  • Tyranny

    1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
    2. the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler.
    3. a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler.
    4. oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler.
    5. undue severity or harshness.
    6. a tyrannical act or proceeding.


    Thursday, June 21, 2007 3:26 AM
  • YondeR

     

    adv.

    In or at that indicated place: the house over yonder.

    adj.

    Being at an indicated distance, usually within sight: “Yonder hills,” he said, pointing.

    pron.

    One that is at an indicated place, usually within sight.

    Thursday, June 21, 2007 4:25 PM
  • radectomy

    (removal of part of tooth)

    Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:46 PM
  • Yell

     

    v.intr.

    To cry out loudly, as in pain, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm.

    v.tr.

    To utter or express with a loud cry. See synonyms at shout.

    n.

    1. A loud cry; a shout.
    2. A rhythmic cheer uttered or chanted in unison.

     

     

    ( I have again started putting Y words  ...)

    Friday, June 22, 2007 12:13 AM
  • lus·cious (lŭsh'əs)
    adj.
    1. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. See synonyms at delicious.
    2. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; seductive.
    3. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
    4. Archaic. Excessively sweet; cloying.

    [Middle English lucius, alteration of licious, perhaps short for delicious, delicious. See delicious.]

    lusciously lus'cious·ly adv.
    lusciousness lus'cious·ness n.
    Friday, June 22, 2007 6:36 AM
  • seduce

    1. to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt.
    2. to persuade or induce to have sexual intercourse.
    3. to lead or draw away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance: He was seduced by the prospect of gain.
    4. to win over; attract; entice: a supermarket seducing customers with special sales.

    Friday, June 22, 2007 9:37 AM
  • emblem
    Friday, June 22, 2007 11:51 AM
  • MalevolenT

     

    adj.

    1. Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
    2. Having an evil or harmful influence: malevolent stars.
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:33 AM
  • to·tem 
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈtō-təm\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    Ojibwa oto·te·man his totem
    Date:
    circa 1776
    1 a: an object (as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; also : a usually carved or painted representation of such an object b: a family or clan identified by a common totemic object2: one that serves as an emblem or revered symbol
    Monday, June 25, 2007 7:19 AM
  • maestro

    Friday, June 29, 2007 4:13 PM
  • Omnipotent

     

    - almighty power

     

     

    Time for continuation thread !!!

    Saturday, June 30, 2007 1:48 AM
  • tentative

    Thursday, July 5, 2007 3:33 AM
  • encourage
    Friday, July 6, 2007 4:08 PM
  • (My previous reply seems to have vanished... So am posting again... )

    EquivocaL
    e·quiv·o·cal  (-kwv-kl)
    adj.
    1. Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous.
    2. Of uncertain significance.
    3. Of a doubtful or uncertain nature.

    "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"
    "his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son"
    "the unequivocal evidence convinced the judge"
    Thursday, September 6, 2007 5:03 AM
  • Lexicography

     

    Pronounciation- (lĕk'sĭ-kŏg'rə-fē)

    n.

    The process or work of writing, editing, or compiling a dictionary.

     

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:12 AM