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Daily Vocabulary from The Hindu: August 31, 2019

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1. Bee in the bonnet
• To keep talking about something again and again because you think it is very important
Usage: She never stops talking about Myntra- she’s got a real bee in her bonnet about it.

2. Folklore
• Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and jokes.
Usage:According to German folklore, all humans, birds, and beasts have a spirit double, invisible but identical to the living individual.

3. Sell the family silver
• Part with a valuable resource for immediate advantage.
Usage: Government’s suggestion that privatization is selling off the family silver.

4. Cost synergy
• Cost synergies are realized by eliminating positions that are viewed as duplicate within the merged entity.
• A cost synergy refers to the opportunity of a combined corporate entity to reduce or eliminate expenses associated with running a business.

5. Grandiloquent
• Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.
Usage: A grandiloquent celebration of Spanish glory.

6. Europhile vs Eurosceptic
• Europhile is a person who admires Europe or is in favour of participation in the European Union.
• Eurosceptic is a person who is opposed to increasing the powers of the European Union.

7. Blow with the wind
• To be resilient and adaptable to harsh events or adversity in life.
Usage: Messi had a lot of setbacks this year, but he has to blow with the wind and continue trying his best.

8. Statism
• A political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.
Usage:In short, the advent of industrialism and the Industrial Revolution has irreversibly changed the prognosis for freedom and statism

9. Prorogue
• Discontinue a session of a parliament or other legislative assembly without dissolving it.
Usage: OM Birla prorogued this Parliament, never to call another one.

10. Lingo
• Jargon of a particular subject or group of people.
Usage: Computer lingo.
Synonyms: terminology, idiom, slang, argot, cant.

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