Relevant, pertinent, applicable
Usage: – That music is not germane to our theme.
Cause great and continual trouble to.
Usage: – Support projects like these are bedevilled by a shortage of cash and resource.
● A bugbear is a legendary creature or type of hobgoblin comparable to the bogeyman, and other creatures of folklore, all of which were historically used in some cultures to frighten disobedient children.
● A cause of obsessive fear, anxiety, or irritation.
Usage: – The biggest villain is that Adam’s bugbear, saturated fat.
Usage: – RG avowed that he had voted for the BJP in every election.
Synonyms: assert, declare, state, maintain, aver.
● Futarchy is a form of government proposed by economist Robin Hanson where the democracy would continue to say what we want, but betting markets would now say how to get it. That is, elected representatives would formally define and manage an after-the-fact measurement of national welfare, while market speculators would say which policies they expect to raise national welfare.
● Elected representatives would formally define and manage an after-the-fact measurement of national welfare, while market speculators would say which policies they expect to raise national welfare. The basic rule of government would be:
When a betting market clearly estimates that a proposed policy would increase expected national welfare, that proposal becomes law.
Paraphernalia most commonly refers to a group of apparatus, equipment, or furnishing used for a particular activity.
For example, an avid sports fan may cover his walls with football and/or basketball paraphernalia.
Impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.
Usage: – She had no desire to have an elderly relative foisted on her.
Make someone angry or dissatisfied.
Usage:- Nothing disgruntles anyone more than the feeling of being cheated upon.
A noisy quarrel about something trivial.
Usage: – A family squabbles as usual.
Synonyms: quarrel, row, argument, fight, contretemps, disagreement.
An omen or portent.
Usage: – The fever was a sombre presage of his final illness.
Synonyms: sign, indication, warning, forewarning, harbinger
Ignoring the true complexities of an issue.
Usage: Facile generalizations of the modern world.
Synonyms: simplistic, superficial, oversample
The hilt of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. The guard may contain a cross guard or quillons. A tassel or sword knot may be attached to the guard or pommel.
Usage: “That country’s military is armed up to the hilt”
Intended to make someone feel humiliated.
Usage: A withering look
Synonyms: scornful, contemptuous.
(Of heat) intense; scorching.
Usage: Use SPF Sunscreen Lotion as a protective cover to escape withering heat.
A. A structural crosspiece forming a seat for a rower in a boat.
B. Prevent someone from accomplishing something.
Usage: – His last attempted visit was thwarted by bad weather.
Persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
Usage: – He hoped to cajole her into selling the house.
Synonyms: – Wheedle, coax, talk into, manoeuvre