|Saturday, August 18, 2001||
Synonyms — unfaltering, firm.
Antonyms — faltering, wavering.
— The commanding officer’s unflinching courage boosted the morale of his soldiers.
Undermine — (under’mine) weaken.
Synonyms — subvert, ruin, cripple.
Antonyms — reinforce, strengthen, support.
opposition party tried to undermine the projects undertaken by the
Synonyms — trivial, negligible
Antonyms — significant, large, appreciable.
— Mr Khan gives his servants a trifling salary.
Thunderstruck — (thunder-struck) astounded, astonished.
Synonyms — dumbfounded, aghast.
Antonyms — unmoved, indifferent.
— The citizens were thunderstruck when they heard of the sudden air raid by the enemies.
Strident — (straid’nt) piercing or unpleasant voice.
Synonyms — harsh, jarring, shrill.
Antonyms — soft, mellow, mellifluous.
— Her strident voice frightens the little children in her class.
Servitude — (servi-tewd) slavery
Synonyms — enslavement, bondage.
Antonyms — freedom, emancipation.
— After much struggle the slaves were released from servitude.
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The phrase ‘the person is a jay’ is used for a person who is stupid and throws his money away in a reckless manner. The reference is to a man named Juggins who in 1887 ruined himself by losing a lot of money in horse racing. Jay is simply the first letter of his name.
Grog is a drink of spirits (originally rum) mixed with water. It is so called after Admiral Vernon, who first introduced it. He was nick — named old Grog because he usually wore a black robe made of grogram (a mixture of silk and mohair) in bad weather.
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Inconsequential, puny, slight, petty, nominal, paltry, niggling, inappreciable.
— Illa Vij