A Word a Day keeps a Dictionary Away !

I have always had  a passion for learing new words. When I encounter a new word, most of the time, I take a dictionary and search what it means. So, I thought why not learn a new word a day. I felt that it will help me familiarize myself with new words and hence slowly the necessity for a dictionary will reduce. Also, not to mention the vocabulary improvement. When I was thinking of this idea, somehow the saying ‘An Apple a Day keeps a Doctor away ‘. Hence, I coined this title. 🙂

Wiles (n) : Syn – Tricks, Artifice; Don’t fool me, I know all your wiles. — 02/05/2009

Allusion (n) : Syn – Reference, Mention; The book made an allusion to Plato. — 03/05/2009

Wanton : Syn – lewd, gratuitously cruel, merciless. — 04/05/2009

Iconoclast (n): Syn : nonconformist, rebel, dissenter, radical; I am an iconoclast. — 15/05/2009

Idiosyncrasies (n) : Syn – A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group, Every computer program has its idiosyncrasies. — 21/05/2009

Carrel (n) : Syn – A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study, Test-takers may be taking test in the neaby carrels. — 26/05/2009

Anecdote (n) : Syn – A short account of an interesting or humorous incident, That is one of the best “anecdotes” I’ve ever read! — 03/06/2009

panacea (n) : a remedy for all disease or ills;  cure-all, an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties; His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea. — 16/06/2009

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a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.

2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I’ll certainly be coming back to your posts.


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