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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Nincompoop

noun. An ignorant or stupid person. This word originated in the late 17th century: perhaps from the given name Nicholas or from Nicodemus (by association with the Pharisee of this name, and his naive questioning of Christ; compare with French nicodème  meaning ‘simpleton’) Ignoramus genius, intellectual It gets very difficult to keep your cool when you have to work with a bunch… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Nincompoop

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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Cestus

noun. A cestus is an ancient battle glove, sometimes used in pankration.  noun. a belt or girdle, especially one worn by a bride in ancient times. They were worn like today's boxing gloves, but were made with leather strips and sometimes filled with iron plates or fitted with blades or spikes, and used as weapons. The word originated… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Cestus

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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Caligynephobia

noun. The fear of beautiful women! This word originates from the Greek words cali (meaning beautiful), gyne (meaning woman or women) and phobia (meaning fear). Calligyniaphobia Venustaphobia Venustraphobia Zaroon can hardly talk to pretty girls, I think he has caligynephobia. To be afraid of beautiful women seems irrational, nevertheless caligynephobia exists. Wow! I never imagined such a word existed! The more… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Caligynephobia

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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Zilch

pronoun. Nothing. determiner. No, or not any. This word originated in 1960s but has becomes faily popular in the last few decades; How this word came about is uncertain, perhaps it came from a character in the 1930s US humorous magazine Ballyhoo, called Mr Zilch! nothing, zero none/no Shreya thought a lot to come up… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Zilch

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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Beseech

verb. To ask someone to do or give something in a very urgent manner. "Beseech" is almost a dying word as it's usage has drastically decreased in the past few decades. It was a very popular world in Middle English which comes from be- ( used as an intensifier) and Old English word sēcan (meaning to seek). urge, implore “But… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Beseech

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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Vape

noun. an electronic cigarette or a cigarette that is non-combustible in nature verb. To inhale of exhale the vapour from an electronic cigarette. "Vape" is a fairly recent word which originated in 1980s. The word came from the non-combustible nature of the item, and abrreviation of vapour. e-cigarette The vape has become an alternative to… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Vape

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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Palisade

noun. a strong fence, usually made out of wood or iron poles. It is often used for defense or protection purposes. noun. Line of tall cliffs by the river side. verb. To protect or defend by building a palisade The word Palisade comes from French, which in turn comes from the Latin noun palus, meaning "stake." fence, enclosure, barricade As… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Palisade

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A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Obsequious

adjective. Too eager to help or praise someone more important than them.. often to a degree that it is very evident that they are trying to serve or please someone The word obsequious comes from Latin word "obsequiosus", or from obsequium meaning ‘compliance’. It may have even come from "obsequi" meaining ‘follow, comply with’. flattering, servile His behaviour towards… Continue reading A Word A Day Keeps Ignorance at Bay!!! – Obsequious

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“The Brahmin” – Book Review | Pleasant surprise!

Author: Ravi Shankar Etteth Genre: Historical Fiction, Suspense Thriller Number of Pages: 252 pages It is 267 BC. The powerful and ruthless King Ashok is on the throne of Magadha. He trusts no one but his spymaster, The Brahmin, an enigmatic man, a mystery to all. He has built a seemingly impenetrable capital but someone… Continue reading “The Brahmin” – Book Review | Pleasant surprise!