Vocabulary Today: April 15

Word of the day: Elegiac (करुणामय)

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If there’s one song on your playlist that always brings tears to your eyes, maybe it’s because it has an elegiac (adjective) quality. Elegiac means “mournful or sad.”

Synonyms: “sorrowful”: experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss.

“Elegiac” is a fitting term for discussing music, movies, books, or any artwork with a sad tone. It may also denote something or someone lost, such as a gone person or a bygone era, often accompanied by a sense of longing. One might express themselves in an elegiac manner or create an elegiac melody. The origin of the word lies in the Greek “elegos,” meaning “poem or song of lament.”

Definitions of elegiac:

  1. adjective resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy“an elegiac poem on a friend’s death”
  2. adjective expressing sorrow often for something past“an elegiac lament for youthful ideals”

Phrasal Verb of the Day: “Rope In”

If somebody ropes you in, they persuade you to do something you don’t really want to do.

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For example:-

  • We’re having a charity fun run, so I’m trying to rope in as many of my friends as I can.
  • Our manager got nearly everybody to say they’d perform in the Christmas talent show. I can’t believe he roped so many of us in.

Collocation of the day: “Long-running dispute “

If a conflict continues for a long time, it can be called a long-running dispute.

  • There is a long-running dispute on whether smoking should be allowed in public places.
  • The long-running dispute between the two neighbouring countries shows no signs of resolution.

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