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I am the one who is in search of tranquillity in whirlpool … My actions define myself. I am volatile like liquid. I take the shape of the pot carrying myself but reserve the right to choose the pot.

I am not fettered by any ”ism”. I retain right to speak my mind out. Never press me hard to be honest unless you have the fortitude to accept honesty. I can be brutally honest. You have the choice to opt for my silence instead.

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The Battle of Colachel was fought on 10 August 1741 between the Indian kingdom of Travancore and the Dutch East India Company, during the Travancore-Dutch War. Background In the early 18th century, the Malabar Coast region of present-day Kerala was divided among several small chiefdoms. In the 1730s, Marthanda Varma, the ruler of Travancore, adopted an expansionist policy, and conquered several territories from these small states. Also, he refused to honour the monopoly contracts that
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD, also known as the Quad) is an informal strategic dialogue between the United States, Japan, Australia and India that is maintained by talks between member countries. History The dialogue was initiated in 2007 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, with the support of Vice President Dick Cheney of the US, Prime Minister John Howard of Australia and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India. The dialogue was paralleled by joint
The Group of Seven (G-7) is an intergovernmental organization made up of some of the world’s largest developed economies France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Government leaders of these countries meet periodically to address international economic and monetary issues, with each member taking over the presidency on a rotating basis. The G-7 was, for a while, known as the Group of Eight (G-8), until 2014 when former member Russia
>Stubbornly disobedient >Refusing to obey or respect the law in a way that shows contempt: The Latin adjective contumax means “rebellious,” or, in specific cases, “showing contempt of court.” Contumacious is related to contumely, meaning “harsh language or treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt.” Both contumacious and contumely are thought to ultimately come from the Latin verb tumēre, meaning “to swell” or “to be proud.” Example >His refusal to make child support payments was contumacious
This is dervied from New Latin Ulotrichi (plural) which means division of humankind having crisp or woolly hair. Hence Ulotrichous means, the condition of having “ulotrichy* (Having crisp or woolly hair*. In general, it is used to describe a condition of “having curly hair” also. Also, it may be noted that “study of hair and scalp” is known as “trichology” and in some geographies, this is evolved as para medical system. Example >His ulotrichous coiffure
Rooh Afza , the Urudu Words can be translated as Soul Refresher. It is a concentrated squash that was formulated in 1906 in Ghaziabad, India by Naqi Ali Shah, and launched from Old Delhi, India. Since 1948, the company has been manufacturing the product in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by Hamdard Laboratories, India, Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Pakistan and Hamdard Laboratories (WAQF), Bangladesh (founded by Hakim Hafiz Abdul Majeed and his sons). History Hakim Hafiz Abdul
The value of Pi (π) is the ratio of the circumference (is the total distance around the circle) of a circle to its diameter (is the total distance of the line connecting two points of the circle when it’s drawn through the center.) Half of Diameter gives Radius (R). Value of Pi is approximately equal to 3.14159 (In fraction, 22 divided by 7) In a circle, if you divide the circumference , you will get
It refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. This produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance. In other words, cognitive dissonance describes the discomfort experienced when two cognitions are incompatible with each other. A cognition is a piece of knowledge, such as a thought, attitude, personal value etc. How do you know? >Feeling embarrassed
Mutual Intelligibility is a situation in which two or more speakers of a language (or of closely related languages) can understand each other. Mutual intelligibility is a continuum (that is, a gradient concept), marked by degrees of intelligibility, not by sharp divisions. In short, when two people speak to each other in their own mother tongue to each other, and if both these languages are mutually intelligible, then both of them can very well converse
How this name derived Nihilism comes from the Latin nihil, or nothing, which means not anything, that which does not exist. It appears in the verb “annihilate,” meaning to bring to nothing, to destroy completely. What is Nihilism? Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence. A true nihilist would believe in
Here goes a few Latin abbreviations widely used in English. It is menitoned in the order Latin Abbreviation followed by full form the abbreviation and Meaning of the same in English 1/N.B – Nota Bene, which means, Note Well 2/i.e – Id Est, which means, “That is”, “in other words” 3/e.g. -Exempli Gratia, which means, “For example”,”for instance” 4/SOS -Si Opus Sit, which means,”if there is need”,”if occasion require”,”if necessary” 5/Viz – Videlicet, which means,
>To have an evil plan >To not be doing anything good for anybody >To be inclined towards making something worse through a planned effort It is generally associated with a mild playfulness but could just as easily point to nefarious and malicious behaviour. Example >The politician was up to no good and hence did not answer any questions relating to the allegations that he had made about the opposing party leader. >I’m afraid she is
Clubhouse was founded in March 2020 by Paul Davison and Rohan Seth of Alpha Exploration Company, after many of their previous ideas failed to take off.This is an audio-only social network, which was available in Apple’s iOS platform for about a year. On 21, May, 2021, its release in Android phones has led to an explosion in the number of users. What is it? The exclusive invitation-only social networking app is a hybrid of conference
This is from Hamlet, a Play by William Shakespeare. This line is spoken by Marcellus in Act I, scene iv (67), as Marcellus see the ghost of Hamlet’s father. he ghost beckons Hamlet to follow him, and Hamlet goes-against the advice and pleading of Horatio and Marcellus. After he leaves, they discuss following him, and Marcellus utters these words. This is used in many other languages and notably in Malayalam (എന്തോ, എവിടെയോ ചീഞ്ഞു നാറുന്നു –
>The decreasing time of a individual’s life. >Old age >The last years of life This expression comes from Shakespeare’s Othello: ‘For I am declined into the vale of years’. Example >One wants nothing but a peaceful life during their vale of years >She had lost her passion of earning more than needed as she found her purpose during the vale of years
>To be doing something that will definitely have a negative outcome >To be headed towards doom >To be headed towards certain failure The phrase which refers to no pass through from an alley was first used in 1583 by Richard Stanyhurst which was a literal reference to an alley. Its figurative form was used in the 1900’s. Example >The exam was up a blind alley for me this time because I just did not have
>Stop working hard >Take things slow and easy >Relax and have all worries out of one’s mind >Participate in activities that are relaxing in nature and helps one rejuvenate In common parlance, a person would be referred to in a vegetative state when he has lost his mental capacity and ability to do things by himself. The phrase is a milder version of that state which people choose in order to rejuvenate. This is a
>To treat something as if it isn’t important >To make a joke of something that should be treated seriously >To downplay something Example >I wish you would stop trying to make light of your injury. The doctor says that you will need surgery. >Stop trying to make light of the future. Our company is in real trouble and we will need to make some serious changes going forward.
>An expert or skilled person >One skilful at >Someone incredibly skilled at a task The noun phrase a dab hand is usually followed by “at.” Dab hand apparently originated as Yorkshire dialect pre-1800 but didn’t become widely used in Britain until the 1950s. Example >She is dab hand at south indian cooking >I am a dab hand in touch typing on a computer keyboard more than on a mobile phone.
Bulimia is an eating disorder that stems from a loss of control over eating habits and a longing to stay thin. Many people associate the condition with throwing up after eating.Many of us turn to food when we’re feeling lonely, bored, or stressed. But if you have the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, overeating is more like a compulsion. Bulimia is characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by extreme efforts to avoid gaining weight,
Well, in previous “Scribe of wisdom” we discussed about coprolalia, which is a medical condtion due to which the patient got an urge to use obscene words / phrases. It’s very clearly mentioned that, we shall not assign this word to someone who use cusswords as they want to use it. Interestingly, many people checked with me – whether we have another term, to address such people? Well – there is one word , Lalochezia
The excessive and uncontrollable use of foul or obscene language. It is the involuntary utterance of offensive or obscene words and phrases. It differs from swearing or insulting others in that it is involuntary and may cause great discomfort to the person with the condition. Persons who swear excessively, repeatedly and deliberately; that is, they swear because they want to; are not technically sufferers of coprolalia, although some writers may wish to apply the term
>Most basic and important elements or facts >Not detailed but only basic or essential facts of something >The basic framework and structure of something >Containing only that is most important or needed >Reduced to only the most basic or significant facts of an elaborate matter or thing Example >My boss only asked me to provide bare bones. He doesn’t need all the details right now. >Let me know the bare bones before going through the
There are several different types of vaccines. Each type is designed to teach your immune system how to fight off certain kinds of germs—and the serious diseases they cause. Lots of discussions are happening across the globe regarding the Covid – 19 vaccine. Let’s consider four types vaccines which are currently being administered / clinical trials are progressing. A- Whole virus vaccines Many conventional vaccines use whole viruses to trigger an immune response. There are
>To be filled beyond regular capacity > To be filled up to the brim The phrase refers to the ‘seams; (the place where one piece of cloth is stitched with another one) of clothing that threatens to rupture when the garment that is made out if it is too tight for the individual wearing it. It is used in a hyperbolic manner. Example >Why did you have to invite everyone to this small party? Our
Dystopian fiction offers a vision of the future. Dystopias are societies in cataclysmic decline, with characters who battle environmental ruin, technological control, and government oppression. Dystopian novels can challenge readers to think differently about current social and political climates, and in some instances can even inspire action. In short, dystopia is an imagined community or society that is dehumanizing and frightening. A dystopia is an antonym of a utopia, which is a perfect society. Significance
Dystopian fiction offers a vision of the future. Dystopias are societies in cataclysmic decline, with characters who battle environmental ruin, technological control, and government oppression. Dystopian novels can challenge readers to think differently about current social and political climates, and in some instances can even inspire action. In short, dystopia is an imagined community or society that is dehumanizing and frightening. A dystopia is an antonym of a utopia, which is a perfect society. Significance
>A petty lie >Pretentious nonsense Example >No sane person would make up such a taradiddle >His tales of adventure are peppered with tongue-in-cheek* taradiddles* and obvious fabrications
>Impossible to understand or interpret. >Any person or thing that’s mysterious, mystifying, hard to read, or impossible to interpret >Not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood Inscrutable derives from the Late Latin adjective inscrutabilis, which can be traced back to the verb scrutari, meaning “to search or to examine.” “Scrutari” is also the source of the English words “scrutinize” and “scrutiny.” Incidentally, the antonym “scrutable” (“capable of being deciphered or understood”) is a part of our
In democracy, the party / alliance, that win majority of seats (based on various formule from country to country) will for the cabinet and Government. The ones who did not qualify to form Government will also be part of the Government as Opposition. Have you ever think of a system where in >The leader of opposition will be considered as a Shadow Prime Minister >For each ministers of the ruling party, the opposition also nominates,
The name Mizpah means “watchtower” or “lookout” and is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 31:45–49. The Mizpah in this passage was located in Gilead, a mountainous region east of the Jordan River. As mentioned in the biblical story of Jacob and Laban, made a pile of stones marked an agreement between two people, with God as their watching witness here. Since that time, the mizpah has come to connote an emotional bond between
Israel’s Iron Dome is an air defense system developed by the Israeli firms Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, with financial and technical support from the United States. First put into service in 2011, it is designed to stop short-range rockets and artillery like those fired from Gaza. Iron Dome relies on a system of radar and analysis to determine whether an incoming rocket is a threat, firing an interceptor only if the
>A person who never laughs. >One who has no sense of humour. The humorless agelast comes from the Greek word agélastos (“not laughing, grave, gloomy”), and not, as one might suppose, from the fact that spending any time around such a person feels like it lasts an age. Agélastos in turn comes gelân (“to laugh”), the same word that gives us gelastic (“arousing or provoking laughter”). Example >I wouldn’t prank Tony he’s an agelast he’ll
>A conciliatory gift or bribe >A gratuity; tip. >A gift for service done or to be done; an honorarium; a present; sometimes, a bribe. In French, douceur means “pleasantness,” and it is often used in phrases such as “douceur de vivre” (“the pleasure of life”). The word derives from the Latin adjective dulcis, meaning “sweet.” A douceur is a gift or payment – sometimes, but not necessarily, considered a bribe – provided by someone to
>A sentence or phrase that can be interpreted in more than one way. >Double or doubtful meaning; ambiguity, esp. from uncertain grammatical construction. It is derived from amphi- (“both”) and ballein (“to throw”), literally means “encompassing” or “hitting at both ends”; figuratively it means “ambiguous.” Example >When Mom talked to Judy, she said she might call her back the next day (Who said who might call whom back? That’s not clear) >They are flying planes’
The meaning of obnubilate becomes clearer when you know that its ancestors are the Latin terms ob- (meaning “in the way”) and nubes (“cloud”). Hence, this means, “to darken or obscure,make unclear, indistinct, or blurred” Example >Memories obnubilated by the passage of time >Their words obnubilate their intentions
Situated at Red Square, Moscow, this cathedral is often showcased as the symbol of Russian heritage. Here goes a few facts about the same. >The first Tsar of Russia, Ivan Vasilyevich—also known as Ivan Grozny (Ivan the terrible).In the 1550s, his armies defeated the independent Tatar khanates of Kazan and Astrakahn, and the church was built in honor of those victories. >Stories and myths abound of Ivan’s raging temper, one of which involves him purposefully
Irrational exuberance refers to investor enthusiasm that drives asset prices higher than those assets fundamentals justify. The term was popularized by former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan in a 1996 speech, “The Challenge of Central Banking in a Democratic Society.” Also, irrational exuberance is unfounded market optimism that lacks a real foundation of fundamental valuation, but instead rests on psychological factors.Irrational exuberance has become synonymous with the creation of inflated asset prices associated with bubbles, which
Friedrich Nietzsche’s notion of the Übermensch is one of his most famous philosophical narrative. While he himself never defined or explained what he meant by it, many philosophical interpretations have been offered in secondary literature. Throughout his works, Nietzsche writes about possible great human beings or “higher types” who serve as an example of people who would follow his philosophical ideas. These ideal human beings Nietzsche calls by terms such as “the philosopher of the
Immortality , whether that’s possible ever? In mythology, this is one of the widely discussed topic and hence, concepts like Elixir of life were also discussed- Something that lead to immortality. But, in reality, we have something which is really closer to immortality… So, The good news is that you can be immortal. The bad news is that you have to become a floating blob of jelly to do so. Scientists have discovered a jellyfish
>An altercation or complicated situation. >An acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding Imbroglio and “embroilment” are more than just synonyms; they’re also linked through etymology. Both descend from the Middle French verb embrouiller (same meaning as “embroil”), from the prefix em-, meaning “thoroughly,” plus brouiller, meaning “to mix” or “to confuse.” Example >The hostages found themselves in an imbroglio when the two kidnappers began to fight. >People have come out into the street from both sides
>A center of attraction or attention >One that serves to direct or guide Ancient mariners noted that all the stars in the heavens seem to revolve around a particular star, and they relied on it to guide their navigation. The constellation that this bright star appears in is known to English speakers today as Ursa Minor, or the Little Dipper, but the Ancient Greeks called it Kynosoura, a term that comes from a phrase meaning
A business model, especially on the internet, whereby basic services are provided free of charge while more /advanced features must be paid for. This is a portmanteau (a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others) of free and premium. Social networks are powerful drivers: Many services offer incentives for referring friends (which is more appealing when the product is free). And freemium is more successful than 30-day free trials or other
Psephology (Derived from Greek word, psephos means – ‘pebble’) is a branch of political science, the quantitative analysis of elections and balloting. As such, psephology attempts to scientifically explicate elections. Psephology is related to political forecasting. Pebbles were used by the ancient Greeks in voting. Similarly, the word ballot was an excellent choice for a means of voting since it is derived from balla, the Italian word for “ball,” and Italians placed balls in a
Arthur Koestler, author of the 1967 Book “The Ghost in the Machine,” coined the term holarchy as the organizational connections between holons (from the Greek word for “whole”), which describes units that act independently but would not exist without the organization they operate within. Holacracy is a new way of structuring and running your organization that replaces the conventional management hierarchy. Instead of operating top-down, power is distributed throughout the organization – giving individuals and
A tout is any person who solicits business or employment in a persistent and annoying manner (generally equivalent to a solicitor or barker in American English, or a spruiker in Australian English). Also, it means, to advertise, talk about, or praise something or someone repeatedly, especially as a way of encouraging people to like, accept, or buy something Example >A person who frequents heavily touristed areas and presents himself as a tour guide (particularly towards
This is a type of logical fallacies which is usually found in political debates. The basic structure of the argument consists of Person A making a claim, Person B creating a distorted version of the claim (the “straw man”), and then Person B attacking this distorted version in order to refute Person A’s original assertion. Often, the distorted interpretation is only remotely related to the original claim. The opposing argument may focus on just one
>Inability to feel pleasure. It’s a common symptom of depression as well as other mental health disorders. >Lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it. Severely depressed people often exhibit decreased interest in social interaction, disturbed concentration, and anhedonia. Example >Depressed individuals suffer from anhedonia because what used to bring them joy only fills them with sadness. >Despite all of her best attempts to enjoy her favorite food, her sudden anhedonia made feeling
>Marked by or given to offhand and often disdainful dismissal of important matters >Not considering other people’s feelings or safety Example >Such a cavalier attitude towards existing agreements will make future deals harder to strike. >They are too cavalier in their treatment of others.
>Pretending not to want something you truly do desire >A form of irony in which a person feigns indifference to or pretends to refuse something he or she desires. Accismus happens when a person refuses something that they really want. Why would they do this? A very common reason is because they are being offered something where acceptance would break some belief or value. Refusal may happen with the intent of slighting the person offering.
>Accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant. >As a verb it means, to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to) >In legal parlance, it means to result; to take effect; to be of use, benefit, or advantage to an individual. Example >After living in Gulf for years I’ve become inured to the hot climate >Doctors and nurses attending to covid patients in ICU became inured to the sight
It is a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn, apparently because somebody thought the webs looked like the down of a goose. his sense eventually inspired the adjective gossamer, which means “light, delicate, or tenuous or insubstantial” – just like cobwebs or goose down. Also, this is used to depict similar looking fabric and hence mostly used in fashion world to depict
> The restless race of a traveler’s heart before the journey begins; The tangled feeling of fear and excitement before a journey begins. >The restless race of the traveller’s heart in anticipation of travel There is no direct English word to explain the pre-travel jitters and there Sweedish language got this apt word to describe this feeling. Hence, it’s widely used by native English speakers also. Example >I’m feeling so much resfeber for my trip
The World Wide Web (“WWW” or “The Web”) is a global information medium which users can access via computers connected to the Internet. The term is often mistakenly used as a synonym for the Internet itself, but the Web is a service that operates over the Internet, just as email and Usenet also do. Difference between www and internet Many people think that the internet and the world wide web are the same thing. While
A report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body’s philosophy on the matter. It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision. White papers are a type of grey literataure (which means, materials and research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels). The term white paper originated with the British government, and many
>To depart in a haste >To leave quickly or being forced to leave quickly >To get out while things are still good There are many stories about the origin of the term ‘twenty three skidoo’ or ’23 skidoo,’ all of them happening around the turn of the 20th century. The term was commonly seen in print beginning in 1906. Example >The police threatened to imprison everyone in the crowd that did not 23 skidoo from
>Exhaust someone’s energies or resources by leading a hectic life >To engage in an activity, usually work related, from early morning until late at night >To work so hard that you don’t rest >To spend all of your energy on two pursuits at the same time nitially the idiom meant that one was dissipating one’s wealth. Meaning that you were causing your money to disappear. This is because candles were expensive and burning them cost
In the 1920s, Charles Ponzi carried out this scheme and became well-known throughout the United States because of the huge amount of money that he took in.After this scheme collapsed – this notoriety eventually led to the type of scheme being named after him.”His scheme ran for over a year before it collapsed, costing his “investors” $20 million (inflation adjusted to $250 million as of 2020) Thus, Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam promising
This strategy of deliberately ensuring that the current version of a given product will become out of date or useless within a known time period. This proactive move guarantees that consumers will seek replacements in the future, thus bolstering demand. Obsolescence can be achieved through introducing a superior replacement model, or by intentionally designing a product to cease proper function within a specific window. In either case, consumers will theoretically favor the next generational products
Things which appear in threes seem to be more easier to remember, more persuasive and satisfying. What’s more, coming up with three things, ideas or phrases in your statement will be more catchy as you bring a rhythm to it. It’s also known as rule of three and the Latin phrase omne trium perfectum (everything that comes in three is perfect, or, every set of three is complete) conveys the same idea as the rule
An epigram is a clever, witty, or satirical phrase or line of poetry. It is usually expressing an ingenious, paradoxical, memorable, or amusing idea. It originated from the Greek word epigramma, which means “inscription,” or “to inscribe.” Epigrams can be hard to find because they have a very broad definition. What one person considers an epigram, another may consider an elegy (poem of serious reflection, usually a lament for the dead), poem, one liner /
The bulging of the eyes out is known as being bug eyed It represents someone having seen something that is extraordinary that causes their eyes to pop out. Bug-eyed refers to looking at a person’s loved one also. Something amazing or superlative positive makes people bug eyed. It used to refer to being frightened too but is now only used to reflect amazement. Example >I was bug eyed looking at her wedding dress and jewelry.
>A very busy place >Somewhere where there are lots of activities taking place at the same time >A non-chaotic activity hub >A place where people put in a lot of hard work The phrase comes from a beehive, where bees live. Bees are traditionally deemed very active insect. There is also a similar expression “as busy as a bee“. Example >The completion of the project took a hive of activities to be performed. >The restaurant
>To fall to the ground >To die (possibly in battle) >To suffer a defeat >To disintegrate Example >I am not going to bite the dust so easily because throughout my life I have been a fighter. >One of the main reasons that he bit the dust so early in his career was because of his inflated ego.
>To be able to act without having to depend on anyone >Decide your own fortune >Go in your own direction >Self-reliance Example >Children need their parents around, they can’t just paddle their own canoe >She is a strong woman and can paddle her own canoe without having a man in her life.
>Something said in humour, but with an act of being serious >Say something in an ironic way >Say something jokingly, but appearing to be serious This phrase is a literal reference to the facial expression created when putting the tongue in one’s cheek. It also includes a wink, to signify that what is being said is not to be taken seriously. Example >The latest movie I watched was a tongue in cheek look at the
>Not as simple as it looks >More complex or difficult than first imagined >More to something than appears >Some hidden quantities, significance, facts, or motives >Appearances can be deceiving Meets the eye’ alludes to something that can be physically seen. So, when we add “more than,” it suggests that there are hidden depths yet to be revealed. It can be used in positive or negative connotations. Example >I had done some research, but there’s more
>To tell a tale >to tell a long & fanciful story >to tell an unbelievable lengthy story Example >Her father has to spin a yarn each night to make his daughter sleep else she would start crying >There are stories about courage of many warriors. Who knows if they are just spinning yarns
Literal meaning of this Latin Phrase is In wine there is truth. Also, this is used to denote the fact that, people speak the truth when they are drunk. Example >The truth will come out, and, of course, the wine could help loosen tongues – in vino veritas >In vino veritas, after yesterday’s party, I have gathered all secrets regarding your secret project.
>The hour at which a planned military operation is scheduled to start >The time at which a usually significant or notable event is scheduled to take place >A time when a vital decision or decisive change must be made >The time at which something starts Also, in Indian Parliament, Zero Hour is an informal device available for Members of the Parliament to raise matters without any notice (which is otherwise can be raised only with
>The tendencey to not start anything untill you’ve had a cup of coffee. >To delay or postpone action; put off something until you’ve had coffee. Example >I was procaffeinating going to the shop, but I was out of coffee. >My habit of procaffeination is why I earned the label of procrastinator.
A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head. For example, replaying an argument in your head where you say all the right things and “win” the argument, to face a conflicting situation or after the same. Example >You wanted to ask for one month’s vacation to your boss and you are nervous. You expect , he might be insensitive enough to turn you down. Hence, in your mind you are pracisting every
Sam Peltzman taught microeconomics at Chicago in 1988. The Peltzman Effect is a theory which states that people are more likely to engage in risky behavior when security measures have been mandated. The Peltzman Effect is named for Sam Peltzman’s postulation about mandating the use of seatbelts in automobiles.In Peltzman’s view, this was due to “risk compensation,” where drivers who felt safer made riskier choices that canceled out the safety benefits. Risk compensation is a theory
A misanthrope is a person who hates or mistrusts other people. It is used to define a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society. This is a formal word, derived from Greek misanthrōpos “hating mankind,” from misein “to hate” plus anthrōpos “a man.” From the same root, we get the English word anthropology “the study of humans.” If you make a statement or do something that is particularly hostile or untrusting, you can call
Who are they? The Siddis of Indian State Karnataka (also spelled Siddhis) are an ethnic group of mainly Bantu descent (sub saharan ethnic group) that has made Karnataka their home for the last 400 years.There is a 50,000-strong Siddhi population across India, of which more than a third live in Karnataka. They are also found in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and some other neighboring states. From where they Came? Historical records indicate that the Portuguese brought
>A confusion of sounds or voices. >A scene of noise or confusion. Genesis 11:9 attributes the Hebrew version of the name, Babel, to the verb balal, which means to confuse or confound in Hebrew.According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and a tower with its top in the heavens. God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no
Why do left and right signal different ends of a political spectrum? Today the terms left wing and right wing are used as symbolic labels for liberals and conservatives. They were originally coined in reference to the physical seating arrangements of politicians during the French Revolution. Historic incidents behind this term As the French Revolution gained steam, an angry mob had just stormed the Bastille. The National Assembly assembled to act as the revolution’s government
>Show no surprise or concern. >To not react to something. >To show no sign of surprise or worry when something unexpected happens: >To not display even a hint of an emotional response, such as consternation, annoyance, sadness, joy, etc. Example >How can you just sit there calmly and not bat an eye when your boss yells like that? >She told him she’d spent all her savings but he didn’t bat an eyelid >I probably sound
>To be very tiresome or irritating in the way one continues to say or reiterate the same thing over and over again. >To say the same thing over and over again >Someone who keeps annoying you by repeating the same thing This idiom is derived from old music records having scratch on them and got damaged often play the same line or word repetitively. Example >I know I must be sounding like a broken record
>To boast or brag about your talents, successes or accomplishments. >To brag about or be pretentious by one’s own accomplishments. >To draw attention to one’s self. Example >We’ve had a very successful year, and I think we have a right to toot our own horn a little. >If you want to succeed at this firm, you need to actively seek out projects as well as toot your own horn.
>The last or final work, effort or performance. >Final composition or performance, given before dying or retirement. The term swan song originates from the legend that, while they are mute during the rest of their lives, swans sing beautifully and mournfully just before they die. This isn’t actually the case – swans, even the inaccurately named Mute Swans, have a variety of vocal sounds and they don’t sing before they die. Nevertheless, poetic imagery proved
>Play the piano This colloquial expression derives from the fact that the white keys of piano keyboards used always to be veneered with ivory, and a few still are. Though this is comparitively a new expression, the term “tickling” had long been used to describe musical instruments. Example >I learned to tickle the ivories from a very young age so I’ve been dreaming of getting a grand piano for most of my life. >My friends
>A young person who has many new ideas and wants a reform >Other things of a similar kind to the thing or things that is being discussed Additional Fact Of unknown origin, jazz was used informally to mean meaningless talk within a decade of the word’s first appearance in its musical sense, in the early 20th century. This phrase was a mid 20th-century development. Example >The Farmers Market on Sunday is great. You’ll find fresh
>A young person who has many new ideas and wants a reform >A young person eager for rigorous re-order to the established order >A young person who is defiant and insubordinate to dominate in a company, team, or organization. This terms is derived from the member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against Ottoman’s rule. The figurative expression of the idiom Young Turks means
>Better than others >Ahead of current trends or thinking >In front of others with a new idea >Ground-breaking in innovation >To be more innovative or advanced than others Example >She is so ahead of the curve with her dress sense. >The gym was brand new and way ahead of the curve with the latest equipment and techniques. >To be a pollution free country, the Bhutan is ahead of the curve
>A method of censoring or controlling content on the internet >The act of blocking a user’s content on social media sites >The act of blocking or partially blocking a user on a website >Block (a user) from a social media site or online forum without their knowledge, typically by making their posts and comments no longer visible to other users Ghost ban / stealth ban / comment ghosting are other similar terms bearing same meaning.
>Doing something which was never done before >Impressing someone >Showing something astonishing >To excite someone Example >With your new makeover, you will knock their socks off >Drishyam 2 (movie) just knocked my socks off >The color that he has chosen to wear for his birthday party really knocked my socks off
>Something really important or good >The ultimate or most important thing Example >Fancy iPhones are the be-all and end-all for my brothers but I simply can’t afford to buy them. >Getting accepted into an Ivy League university is the be-all and end-all for me.
>Start a new job or activity without being prepared for it. >To take drastic action or react to something in an irrational or crazy way This idiom alludes to the deep end of the pool where the water is the deepest. Example >He is jumping in at the deep end, acting as strike bowler in his first match this year on the Australian pitches. >Don’t jump off the deep end and move from this apartment
On, 22 May, 2010, the programmer Laszlo Hanyecz posted a requirement in an onlineforum Bitcoinctalk.org. He was wanting to have two large pizzas and made an elaborate note. Also, he mentioned, he is willing to pay 10,000 bitcoins for anyone who is willing to take up this service. A teenager named Jeremy Sturdivant took him up on the offer and delivered him Papajones pizza and receibed 10,000 bitcoins. What’s so special about this transaction? Quite
>Pleasingly smooth and musical to hear (about sound) >Having a smooth rich flow >Filled with something (such as honey) that sweetens In Latin, mel means “honey” and fluere means “to flow.” Example >A rich, mellifluous voice that gets her a lot of work in radio and TV commercials >is songs are as peppy and mellifluous as his persona is honeyed and nonthreatening.  
>Create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice. >To make something happen, especially by using clever or dishonest methods Even though contrive often has a false or cunning feel to it, it is not always a bad thing. Mental effort is always required though, as contrive is often used in connection with inventing schemes and plans to make something happen. Example >The author contrived a clever plot.
>Involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong. >Helping to commit a crime or do wrong >The state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing: Complicit is a relatively recent addition to English vocabulary, arriving in the mid-1800s. It is a back-formation from complicity “association or participation in a wrongful act,” which came straight from a French word of the same meaning, complicité, in the 1600s. The oldest English
Everyone might have seen a curved instrument used for easing one’s heel into a shoe (especially while purchasing a shoe). Many of us would be wondering the name of this wonderful instrument. Well, that’s shoehorn. Originally, shoehorns were made from animal horns and hence got this name. Also, as a verb shoehorn is used to indicate force into an inadequate space. Example >There was no adequate seating space in the hall and hence people were
http://sajithnair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/y2mate.com-Is-This-Boat-Floating-In-MidAir-No-But-Heres-Why-It-Looks-That-Way_480p.mp4 Myth Fata Morgana is the Italian name for Morgan the Fairy, a sorceress of medieval legends. Among her powers, say some versions of the legend, was the ability to change shape, and she has been blamed for causing complex mirages over bodies of water. Real life Today we know that such optical illusions are really caused by atmospheric conditions, but we still sometimes use “fata morgana” as a synonym of “mirage.” Thissrare optical illusion
> A person who is kinder and more pleasant than they seem to be from their appearance and manner > One having exceptional qualities or potential but lacking refinement or polish > Something that is in poor condition but that is likely to become valuable with appropriate care or attention This idiomatic expression is obviously a metaphor for the original unpolished state of diamond gemstones. It comes from the fact that when diamonds are newly
Prometheus, in Greek religion, one of the Titans and a supreme trickster. His intellectual side was emphasized by the apparent meaning of his name, Forethinker. Prometheus is remembered as the one who has stolen fire and gifted to human beings as he became very fond of his own creation (Human Beings). For this reason, he earned the wrath of Zeus and got punished. He was chained on Mount Caucasus where the eagle would eat his
Masala Bonds are rupee-denominated bonds issued outside India by an Indian entity.s i.e the funds would be raised from overseas market in Indian rupees. According to Reserve Bank of India FAQ, any corporate, body corporate and Indian bank is eligible to issue Rupee denominated bonds overseas. These are debt instruments used to raise money from foreign investors in local currency. The framework for issuance of rupee bonds overseas falls within the External Commercial Borrowings policy.
Hedonism is the philosophy of pleasure. It means doing whatever brings you the greatest amount of pleasure, regardless of any other effects. At first glance, hedonism seems pretty simple; just do whatever you like! Eat whatever you want, treat people rudely, lie around in bed all day! But things are not so simple. Philosophers speak of the paradox of hedonism, which refers to the way pleasure seems to go sour after a while. Example If
Circular reasoning (also known as paradoxical thinking, circular argument, circular cause and consequence, reasoning in a circle, vicious circle), means, when you attempt to make an argument by beginning with an assumption that what you are trying to prove is already true, creating a circle in reasoning where no useful information is being shared. Hence, circular reasoning is when you attempt to make an argument by beginning with an assumption that what you are trying

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