Stage set for pitched battle as Team Anna, Oppn decry Government’s formula
This word has two different origins and two sets of meanings. The first comes form old Latin ‘Pix’ which means sap or juice and which is used to denote any of the thick substance related to tar. The other usage comes from the word Piccean which meant to thrust in, fasten, settle. The meaning of pitch are very varies but all are linked to either of these 2 root meanings. Go through the definitions carefully and figure it out.
1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
1.a. To throw, usually with careful aim.
b. To discard by throwing: pitched the can out the window.
a. To throw (the ball) from the mound to the batter.
b. To play (a game) as pitcher.
c. To assign as pitcher.
3. To erect or establish; set up: pitched a tent; pitch camp.
4. To set firmly; implant; embed: pitched stakes in the ground.
5. To set at a specified downward slant: pitched the roof at a steep angle.
6.a. To set at a particular level, degree, or quality: pitched her expectations too high.
b. Music To set the pitch or key of.
c. To adapt so as to be applicable; direct: pitched his speech to the teenagers in the audience.
7. Informal To attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner: “showed up on local TV to pitch their views” (Business Week).
8. Sports To hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with backspin so that it does not roll very far after striking the ground.
a. To lead (a card), thus establishing the trump suit.
b. To discard (a card other than a trump and different in suit from the card led).
I pitched the idea; now we must wait. (After you pitch an idea)
It was pitch black that night. (A very dark night)
This word comes form the French word Descrier which means to shout out, or announce but in a negative way. That remains as the meaning of the word even today. As in to condemn openly is to decry someone.
1. To condemn openly.
2. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
The bad press surrounding the product decried its usability. (….)
I have decried and denounced all corrupt people. (NO ONE SO FAR!!!!)
(Decrying the government……Tunisia style)
Stopped from drinking, duo bludgeon cop, shoot IT official.
The original meaning of the word bludgeon was a short, stout club. Over time the meaning evolved to mean the club and also the action the club provides…namely the whole bashing with a blunt instrument so as to cave in your bones…… That is what bludgeon also means now a days. The feel of the word is gory and brutal…..not to mention extremely violent.
A short heavy club, usually of wood, that is thicker or loaded at one end.
1. To hit with or as if with a heavy club.
2. To overcome by or as if by using a heavy club.
I could bludgeon my Engineering teacher to death!!!!! (Just a random thought…..)
A bludgeon, bludgeons. (True that….)
(A few instruments of bludgeoning)
Zardari return for cameo role
This word comes form the word cammaeus, which in itself is probably imported from the Arabic word qamaa’il which means ‘flower buds’. In the west it was used to mean carved precious stone with two layers of colors probably based on the different colors of a flower bud. Using the Arabic definition, however, any small literally work was called a cameo, and from there anyone performing a small role for a short while is called a cameo.
1.a. A gem or shell carved in relief, especially one in which the raised design and the background consist of layers of contrasting colors.
b. The technique of carving in this way.
c. A medallion with a profile cut in raised relief.
2. A brief vivid portrayal or depiction: a literary cameo.
3. A brief appearance of a prominent actor, as in a single scene of a motion picture. Also called cameo role.
1. To make into or like a gem or shell carved in relief.
2. To portray in sharp, delicate relief, as in a literary composition.
I made a brief cameo in the Lord of the Rings! (I was the eye of Mordor!!!)
What do you say when someone dies in their infancy? Cameo!!! (I am going to hell….)
(A most excellent cameo!!)
Taking scriptures to court inadmissible : Russian envoy
This comes form the Latin word Scripture which means the writings contained in the Bible or even a passage from the Bible. Tosay, the emaing is diversified to mean any Holy texts and also something so valuable that it can be considered as Holy text. The feel of the word is “FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD HIMSELF!!!!!”.
1.a. A sacred writing or book.
b. A passage from such a writing or book.
2. The sacred writings of the Bible. Often used in the plural. Also called Holy Scriptures.
3. scripture A statement regarded as authoritative.
My commands are to be treated as scriptures. (One day……soon)
The oldest scriptures are the Dead Sea Scrolls. (True that)
(Dead sea scrolls…..)
Inadmissible is the opposite of admissible. Admissible means allowed, and therefore inadmissible means not allowed. The feel is very strict and inflexible.
Not admissible: inadmissible evidence.
Usually key pieces of evidence are made inadmissible on some legal loophole. (Happens all the time.)
You are simply inadmissible! (I swear, the principal of Bishop’s school said this to me..)
(I would have put a photo…..but it is inadmissible.HAHAHAHA)
Envoy comes form the French “Envoye’ which literally means a messenger. Today, the word is used to denote a representative of a government or an organization. As in a diplomat is an envoy. Envoy carries highly regarded and regimented vibes. Also massive amount of protocol, importance and seriousness are attributed to this word along with the aura of “Earth and Water!”.
1. A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission.
2. A minister plenipotentiary assigned to a foreign embassy, ranking next below the ambassador.
3. A messenger; an agent.
I am an envoy for the misunderstood. (Everyone between the ages of 14 and 18)
Who is India’s envoy to the UN? (Who indeed…)
(Latest Pakistani envoy….last one was prettier)
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