Thursday, 30 April 2015

KARMA: Word Notes


  • Red oxide: a compound of oxygen and another chemical element put at the back of the mirror
  • Trancelucent: allowing light to pass through but not transparent
  • Patronage: receiving protection or help
  • Inefficient: not doing a job well
  • Indifferent: having or showing no interest in somebody / something
  • Murmur: to say something in a soft voice
  • Chap: fellow, man (informal)
  • distinguished: very successful and admired by other people
  • neatly trimmed: cut in order to make tidy
  • moustache: a line of hair that a man allows to grow on his upper lip
  • suit: a set of expensive clothes made of the same cloth, including a jacket and trousers
  • carnation: a rosy pink flower, often worn as a decoration on formal occasions
  • aroma: fragrance
  • eau de cologne: a famous German de cologne
  • Balliol tie: Balliol college tie made of silk with official University of Oxford emblem
  • Umpteenth: number of times
  • Livery: a special uniform worn by servants or officials
  • Gauze: a thin transparent fabric
  • Ruminate: to think deeply about something
  • Glistened: sparkled, shined
  • Zenana stop: where the ladies compartment stops
  • Replenish: to fill up again
  • Cramped: made small by folds
  • Haunches: fleshly part of buttocks and thighs
  • Gravel: small stones
  • Vizier: an important official
  • Hanging about: to loiter
  • Nocturnal: of night
  • Belching: to emit air from stomach with noise
  • Minced: pieced
  • Cardamom: a spice
  • Bulged: swelled
  • Sangfroid: ability to remain cool in danger or difficulty
  • Scotch: an expensive wine
  • Bustle: busy and noisy activity
  • Tickety-boo: very good or successful with no problem
  • Cantonment: a camp for the army
  • Opinionated: having very strong opinions that one is not willing to change
  • Vista: extending mental vision
  • Commence: to interact
  • Piccadilly: a major street in London running from Hyde Park corner to Piccadilly circus
  • Installation: placing
  • Trudging: walking laboriously
  • Haversack: a sturdy bag for carrying provisions
  • Nigger: a dark skinned person
  • Yell: to shout loudly
  • Inebriated: drunk
  • Livid: extremely angry
  • Preposterous: completing unreasonable
  • Tripped: stumbled
  • Toodle-oo: good bye
  • Tempo: speed
  • Bloated: swelled
  • Dribble: small amount of liquid
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