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Words of the day, 15-07-2020, T.H. Newspaper

Edifice

A large, imposing building.

Sway

Move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side.

Dyspnoea

Difficult or laboured breathing

Pneumonia

Lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs

Fibrosis

The thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury.

Status quo ante

The previously existing state of affairs.

Inundate

Overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with.

Jingoism

Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy

Deleterious

Causing harm or damage

Fulcrum

a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.

Wring

Squeeze and twist (something) to force liquid from it

Hark

Used to draw attention to someone who has said or done something considered to be foolish or silly.

Quirk

A peculiar aspect of a person's character or behaviour

Doughty

Brave and persistent.

Cynicism

An inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; scepticism

Diligently

In a way that shows care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties.

Infallible

Incapable of making mistakes or being wrong

Obfuscate

Make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.

Volition

The faculty or power of using one's will.

Eschew

Deliberately avoid using; abstain from

Nuanced

Characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression

Ablution

An act of washing oneself.

Tantalize

Excite the senses or desires of (someone).

Incarceration

The state of being confined in prison; imprisonment

Bipartisan

Of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies

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