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Friday, February 29, 2008

A list - 210 to 221

(201) ARMADA - A LARGE FLEET, GROUP OF SHIPS.



(202) ARRAIGN - INDICTMENT, ACCUSED.
(Eg) Bob was arraigned and sentenced to jail.

(203) ARRAY - AN ORDERLY ARRANGEMENT.
(Eg) The chip contained arrays of pins arranged horizontally and vertically.


(204) ARROYO - A STEAM OR BROOK FORMED BY RAIN WATER.



(205) ARSENAL - A PLACE WHERE MILITARY EQUIPMENTS ARE STORED.
(Eg) The army stored all their weapons in the military arsenal.



(206) ARTERY - BLOOD CARRYING VEIN OR BLOOD VESSEL.
(207) ARTIFACTS - A MAN MADE OBJECT.
(Eg) The museum displayed artifacts belonging to the early civilization.


(208) ARTISAN - A MANUALLY SKILLED WORKER.


(209) ARTLESS - OPEN AND HONEST, WITHOUT GUILE OR GUILELESS.
(Eg) Jane was happy that her children were artless in admitting that they broke the vase.


(210) ASCENDANCY - CONTROLLING INFLUENCE.
(Eg) Bush is often criticized for trying to extend his ascendancy over other developing countries.


(211) ASCETIC - PRACTICING SELF DENIAL, AVOIDING PLEASURES.
(Eg) Saints and sages are ascetic in nature.


(212) ASCRIBE - ATTRIBUTE.
(Eg) Bill Gates often ascribes the success of Microsoft to hard work.


(213) ASININE - DEVOID OF INTELLIGENCE.
(Eg) The donkey looks asinine.

(214) ASKANCE - LOOK THAT IS DIRECTED TO ONE SIDE AS IN DOUBT OR SUSPICION.
(215) ASKEW - TURNED OR TWISTED TOWARDS ONE SIDE.


(216) ASPERITY - SHARPNESS.
(Eg) The photographer used cutting edge technology to increase the asperity of the photographs.


(217) ASSAY - ANALYZE, EVALUATE, ANALYSIS.


(218) ASSIDUOUS - DILIGENT, HARDWORKING, MARKED BY CARE AND PERSISTENT EFFORT.
(Eg) Sara is assiduous is her exam preparations and hence manages to rank first every time.

(219) ASSUAGE - REDUCE, LESSEN, EASE OUT.
(Eg) The bush administration is trying to assuage the hostility between President Musharraf and Nawaz Sheriff in Pakistan.




(220) ASTIGMATISM - AN EYE DEFECT WHICH PREVENTS PROPER FOCUS.
(221) ASTRINGENT - HARD OR SEVERE.
(Eg) Bush administration came under astringent criticism for not doing enough to reduce pollution.

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