Thursday, March 13, 2014

Swami is Expelled from School (Glossary)

flushed (adj)      : red and hot
ominous (adj)    : suggesting that something bad is going to happen
eminence (n)     : the quality of being highly accomplished and respected (here satirical)
flog (v)              : beat with a stick as a punishment
ascertain (v)       : find out
perspiration (n)  : sweat
knuckles (n)       : a part of a finger at a joint where the bone is near the surface
rap (n)                : severe blow with a cane
gaol (n)               : jail (old use)
discreet  (adj)      : tactful /careful in saying something
distress  (n)         : extreme pain
thrash (v)            : beat repeatedly and violently with a stick
whack (n)            : the act of hitting vigorously
brigand (n)          : a member of a gang of  bandits or thieves
desperation (n)    : anxiety / worry
restrain (v)          : keep under control
grasp (v)              : seize and hold firmly

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