1. Quantum Supremacy
• Quantum supremacy is the potential ability of quantum computing devices to solve problems that classical computers practically cannot.
• Quantum advantage is the potential to solve problems faster. In computational-complexity-theoretic terms, this generally means providing a super polynomial speedup over the best known or possible classical algorithm.
• Of long ago or former times.
Usage: A great empire in days of yore.
3. Engender vs Endanger
• Engender means a cause or give rise to a feeling, situation, or condition.
Usage: The issue engendered continuing controversy.
• Endanger means to put someone or something at risk or in danger.
Usage: He was driving in a manner likely to endanger life.
• Uncontrollably exuberant or boisterous.
Usage: A rambunctious tyke.
5. Smoking gun
• The term “smoking gun” is a reference to an object or fact that serves as conclusive evidence of a crime or similar act, just short of being caught in flagrante delicto.
• “Smoking gun” refers to the strongest kind of circumstantial evidence, as opposed to direct evidence.
Usage: The document is the smoking gun to prove that he is lying.
• Have a limiting or adverse effect on something.
Usage: His zeal about his career can crimp the rest of his life.
• Know –how is knowledge of the methods or techniques of doing something, especially technical or practical.
• Know-how is a term for practical knowledge on how to accomplish something, as opposed to “know-what”, “know-why”, or “know-who”. It is also often referred to as street smarts, and a person employing their street smarts as street wise.
Usage: He hasn’t got the know- how to run a farm.
• An agreement or cooperation between two political parties that usually oppose each other’s policies.
• The remote areas of a country away from the coast or the banks of major rivers.
Usage: The hinterland of southern India.
• An area lying beyond what is visible or known.
Usage: The strange hinterland where life begins and ends.
• Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
Usage: Slashing the Corporate tax would provide a fillip to sales.
• Hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking.
Usage: He balked at such a drastic solution.