Saturday, September 15, 2001
W O R D  P O W E R

(Kom-O-dius): A lot of space available for use.

Synonyms: Ample, capacious, expansive, large

— A large family like yours needs a commodious apartment.

Infamy (in’ famy): discredit

Synonyms: debasement, opprobrium, ignominy

— I can’t believe that Mohit has stooped to such infamy.

Temerity (ti-meri-ti) : Bold and rude behaviour

Synonyms: audacity, boldness, brashness, nerve, impudence.

— Amit had the temerity to give a nasty reply to his father.


(dis-trawt): Troubled

Synonyms: Distressed, harassed, worried.

— The widow was so distressed that her words were hardly coherent.

solicitude (so-lissi-tewd) : Concern.

Synonyms: Anxiety, attentiveness, heed, watchfulness.

— Annie’s solicitude for her children is the main cause of her ill health.


Fill in the blanks to find synonyms of infamy

1. D _ S G R _ _ _

2. D _ S H _ _ _ U R

3. D I _ R _ P U _ _

4. S T _ G _ _

5. S H _ _ E

6. V I _ _ _ I N Y

7. O U T _ _ G E _ _ S _ _ S S

8. N _ T _ R _ _ T Y

Looking back

Nymphs were the female divinities who, according to Greek mythology, inhabited the oceans, streams, woods, meadows, hills and fountains. The dwellers in the ocean and seas were called Oceanides and Nereids, those of the fountains and inland waters were known as Naiads; those of the woods as Dryads and those of the hills as Oreads.


A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind — Spenser

Score card

Disgrace, dishonour, disrepute, stigma, shame, villainy, outrageousness, notoriety.