Learn a word every day

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Offline Shahriar Mohammad Kamal

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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2015, 10:47:07 AM »
Prepone (V): Bring (something) forward to an earlier date or time.

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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #76 on: October 17, 2015, 10:49:17 AM »
Puzzlewit (Adj.): That puzzles or would puzzle one's wit.

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« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2015, 10:50:19 AM »
Thwart (V): Prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

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« Reply #78 on: October 17, 2015, 10:51:18 AM »
Endeavour (V): Try hard to do or achieve something.

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« Reply #79 on: October 17, 2015, 11:40:50 AM »
spawn:

verb: spawn; 3rd person present: spawns; past tense: spawned; past participle: spawned; gerund or present participle: spawning

    1.   (of a fish, frog, mollusc, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs.
                 "the fish spawn among fine-leaved plants"
       
    2.  derogatory (of a person) produce (offspring). or produce or generate a large number of.
   example:  "why had she married a man who could spawn a boy like that?"
     
       "the decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forces"
       
synonyms:   give rise to, bring about, occasion, generate, engender, originate, lead to, result in, effect, induce, initiate, start, set off; More
        breed, bear, give birth to;
        provoke, precipitate, spark off, trigger;
        contribute to, make for, be conducive to, foster, promote;
        literarybeget
        "he wrote in a dry style that spawned hundreds of imitations"

noun: spawn

   
    3. the mycelium of a fungus, especially a cultivated mushroom.
    "a supplier of spawn for shiitake mushrooms"

Origin
late Middle English: shortening of Anglo-Norman French espaundre ‘to shed roe’, variant of Old French espandre ‘pour out’, from Latin expandere ‘expand’.
Translate spawn to
Use over time for: spawn

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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2015, 11:25:20 AM »
taphephobia (n)
an abnormal fear of being buried alive
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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2015, 11:28:58 AM »
'panache'

an ornamental plume on a helmet.





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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #82 on: October 27, 2015, 11:24:21 AM »
crass :  showing no intelligence or sensitivity

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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2015, 12:51:39 PM »
Sirach:

Ecclesiasticus,a book of the Bible



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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #84 on: October 27, 2015, 01:53:20 PM »
the flat white economy -- (noun) the network of media, internet and creative businesses that are bolstering the UK economy.

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« Reply #85 on: October 27, 2015, 01:53:50 PM »
disaster capitalism - (noun) a policy of political officials to take advantage of a shock or disaster to push free-market economic policies and privatization in the management of recovery and reconstruction.

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« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2015, 01:55:10 PM »
shrinkflation - (noun) when the size of a product is reduced whilst the price is retained.

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« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2015, 12:20:56 PM »
Wizened:lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

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« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2015, 01:12:26 PM »
Chauvinism:
in its original meaning, is an exaggerated patriotism and a belligerent belief in national superiority and glory.
According to legend, French soldier Nicolas Chauvin was badly wounded in the Napoleonic wars.
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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2015, 04:46:09 PM »
'phaeton'

a light four-wheeled open carriage drawn by four horses


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