Words from the Press 27th Feb 2012

India turn a Nobbs, enter Olympics with an 8-1 flourish

 

Flourish

 

Flourish comes from the word ‘Flos’ which means a flower. The sense changed to man something that thrives with all the gaiety and grandeur of a flower opening. The word is used to denote something that thrives. It is a very beautiful and hopeful word.

 

verb

 

1. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive: The crops flourished in the rich soil.
2. To do or fare well; prosper: “No village on the railroad failed to flourish” (John Kenneth Galbraith).
3. To be in a period of highest productivity, excellence, or influence: a poet who flourished in the tenth century.
4. To make bold, sweeping movements: The banner flourished in the wind.
noun
1. A dramatic or stylish movement, as of waving or brandishing: “A few … musicians embellish their performance with a flourish of the fingers” (Frederick D. Bennett).
2. An embellishment or ornamentation: a signature with a distinctive flourish.
3. An ostentatious act or gesture: a flourish of generosity.
4. Music A showy or ceremonious passage, such as a fanfare.
Usage :
I flourish under pressure. (True that…)
One must learn to flourish, anything else is not worth it. (Gyaan…)

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