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"The paradox of asking a masked man who is he. But for this most auspicious nights, permit me then, in lieu of most commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona."


What is 'sobriquet' in the above sentence referring to?

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Grumpiness/Gumption

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gumption - initiative, aggressive

grumpiness - disagreeble, iritable melevolent disposition
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Grumpiness/Gumption

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Prosecute/Persecute

Does the manager Prosecute/Persecute the employees?

Prosecute: to prosecute someone, you need a legal process (which, in this case, manager don't have)
Persecute: to harass people or treat them unfairly or cruelly; oppress.

both Prosecute/Persecute come from Latin word meaning - to pursue.

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excursion VS incursion

Excursion:it means a visit to a place, a short trip or outing usually carried out for fun

Incursion:it means a hostile entry or invasion into a territory that one cannot ethically claim a right of
veracity
voracity



venal
venial


veracity -- quality of being true
voracity -- gluttony



venal -- susceptible to corruption
venial -- small matter / trifling (like venial crime)
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ABYSMAL and ABYSSAL

ABYSMAL: Something of immeasurable depth
ABYSSAL: Relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters

source: Wordpandit. com
veracity
voracity



venal
venial
  • venal - ready to corruption.............!!. 02 May.
  • Veracity- Truthfulness .. 02 May.
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eruption
irruption



irruption:
To break or burst in.

To increase rapidly and irregularly in number

eg : In the absence of predators, the island's rodent population irrupted.
There was an irruption of chaos in the streets as the crowd violently stopped the marching soldiers





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eruption
irruption



eruption:
The act or process of erupting.
A sudden, often violent outburst.
An appearance of a rash or blemish on the skinThe emergence of a tooth through the gums
synonyms:


ejection
antonyms:
dormancy, retention
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eruption
irruption
gibe - to taunt or insult

jibe - To agree; to harmonize.



to perform a jibe = gibe

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