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Words of the Day- 08-07-2020- The Hindu

Pedagogy

the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept

lepidopterist

a person who studies or collects butterflies and moth

callous

showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

façade

the principal front of a building, that faces on to a street or open space

surfeit

an excessive amount of something.

Enormity

the great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong.

Coercion

the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats

triadic

relating to or comprising a set of three related people or things

robust

strong and healthy; vigorous

deterrence

the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Surrogate

a substitute, especially a person deputizing for another in a specific role or office.

acquiesce

accept something reluctantly but without protest.

littoral

relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake.

Malady

a disease or ailment

untenable

(especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection

Gruesome

causing repulsion or horror; grisly.

Placebo

a medicine or procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect.

Tarnish

lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture.

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