The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 3rd Edition – Word power

1.seminal-adjective​
containing important new ideas that influence later developments:
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is regarded as a seminal work of American literature.

2.stewards
a person who is responsible for an event or for the management of a place:
a race steward
He has been a careful steward of our parks.
A steward is also a person who is responsible for food or drink at a restaurant.
​A steward ( female stewardess) on an aircraft, ship, or train is someone who helps and serves passengers.

3.unveiling
to make something secret known:
The president’s new policy was unveiled at the press conference.
If you unveil something new, you show it or make it known for the first time:
The company recently unveiled a test version of its new search engine.

4.implication
a suggestion of something that is made without saying it directly:
[ U ] The implication was that the workers and management had already reached an agreement.
[ C ] What are the implications (= possible effects) of the new regulations?

5.conversant-adj
familiar with, having experience of, or knowing:
She’s conversant with US foreign policy.
John’s conversant in Mandarin (= can use it in conversation.)

6.fl eshed out -pv
to add more details or information to something:
These plans need to be fleshed out with some more figures.

7.vignette-n
a short piece of writing, music, acting, etc. that clearly expresses the typical characteristics of something or someone:
She wrote several vignettes of small-town life.

8.nuance:small
noun [ C ] US​
a quality of something that is not easy to notice but may be important:
Actors have to study the nuances of facial expression to show the whole range of emotions.
nuanced-adjective US
He gives a beautifully nuanced performance in a tricky role.

9.denomination – n
a religious group whose beliefs differ in some ways from other groups in the same religion:
The petition was signed by clergy from over 20 Protestant denominations.
a unit of value, esp. of money:
The machines take coins of any denomination.
He avoids denominational rivalries.-adj

10.tangible adj- tangible guidance
real and able to be shown or touched:
Drivers will see tangible improvements on major roadways.

11.unfold –
unfold verb (DEVELOP)

[ I ] (of a situation or story) to develop or become clear:
Events unfolded in a way that no one could have predicted.
unfold verb (OPEN)

[ T ] to open or spread out something that has been folded:
She took the old wedding dress out and carefully unfolded it.

12.procurement – sekarana
the process of getting supplies:
a substantial budget for the procurement of military supplies

13.turf
turf noun [ U ] (GRASS)
​a surface layer of land consisting of grass and the earth in which its roots grow:
Lush turf lined the river’s banks.
​Turf is also ground cover that looks like grass:
artificial turf
turf noun [ U ] (AREA)

infml the area that a person or group considers its own:
Judges feel that the courtroom is their private turf.

14.laced with
lace noun (MATERIAL)
[ U ] a decorative cloth that is made by weaving thin thread into delicate patterns having small spaces within them:
a lace curtain/handkerchief
lace noun (CORD)
​[ C usually pl ] a cord used to close a shoe or boot; shoelace:
Your laces are untied.

15.primer
a basic text for teaching something:
As a primer for Navaho thinking, this book is a good place to start.

16.myth
literature a traditional story, esp. one which explains the early history or a cultural belief or practice of a group of people, or explains a natural event:
[ C ] Kids like the stories about the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman myths.
​A myth is also a commonly believed but false idea:
[ C ] Equal opportunity continues to be a myth for many.

17.an idea that is wrong because it is based on a failure to understand a situation:
[ + that clause ] It’s a common misconception that Americans think only about money.

18.dispel -v
to remove fears, doubts, or false ideas, usually by proving them wrong or unnecessary:
We need to dispel the myths and establish real facts.

19.chock – n
a block of wood that can be put under a wheel or a heavy object to prevent it from moving

20.Inventory
goods that are easily made available, or a detailed list of goods, property, etc.:
[ C ] large inventories of oil and gasoline
[ U ] The store is closed while we’re taking inventory (= counting and listing all the goods).

21.reinforce
to make something stronger, usually by adding more material or another piece:
Building codes in California required that steel rods be used to reinforce cinder-block construction.

Something that reinforces an idea or opinion provides proof or support:
But let me just cite one other fact to reinforce what you’re saying.

To reinforce an army is to provide it with more soldiers or weapons.

22.ragged -adj
ragged adjective (IN BAD CONDITION)

(of clothes) torn and usually in bad condition from too much use, or (of people) wearing clothes in this condition:
A group of ragged children appeared, begging for coins.
ragged adjective (UNEVEN)

​not straight or even:
His scalp had a ragged gash.

23.plausible-adj
possibly true; able to be believed:
a plausible excuse/explanation

24.idiosyncrasies – n- vichitra
a strange or unusual habit, way of behaving, or feature:
One of her many idiosyncrasies is always smelling a book before opening it.

25.first and foremost
more than anything else:
In spite of her recent success as a novelist, she remains first and foremost a poet.

26.uncanny – adj
strange or mysterious; difficult or impossible to explain:
He has an uncanny ability to pick a winner.
Barb’s uncanny resemblance to Tia is scary.

27.persuasion -n
persuasion noun (CHANGING IDEAS)

​C2 [ U ] the action of persuading someone or of being persuaded:
It took a lot of persuasion to convince the committee of the advantages of the new plan.
She will help you – she just needs a little gentle persuasion.
The occasion will be a test of the senator’s powers of persuasion (= his ability to persuade people).
[ C ] a particular set of beliefs, esp. religious or political ones:
People of all religious persuasions are welcome.

28.metaphor
an expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics:
[ C ] “A heart of stone” is a metaphor.

29.tenet – theory
a principle that is an accepted belief of a particular group:
A major tenet of the women’s movement has been that society needs their talents.

30.on the other hand – marokavaipu

31.dichotomy-vairudhyam
the division of two things that are completely different:
I try to examine the dichotomy between what people think they are and what they.

32.inherent -adj
existing as a natural and permanent quality of something or someone:svabhavika,anthargatamgaa
The drug has certain inherent side effects.

33.underwhelmed -adj-Ākaṭṭukōlēdu
feeling no excitement about or admiration for something or someone:
I get the feeling that John’s colleagues are distinctly underwhelmed by his latest proposal.

34.imposter-n
fraud, fake, faker, role player, pseud, pretender, sham, shammer, pseudo, impostor
a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others

35.disservice
an unfair or harmful action:
Calling him a liar does him a great disservice.
synonyms: unkindness, bad turn, ill turn, disfavor, injury, harm, hurt, damage, wrong, injustice

36.drastically
(of a change) severe and sudden; extreme:
In the desert there’s a drastic change in temperature from day to night. -adj
Our lives changed drastically when dad died and we had to move.-adv

37.delve -v
to search, especially as if by digging, in order to find a thing or information:
She delved into her pocket to find some change.

38.walking through -pv
to slowly and carefully explain something to someone or show someone how to do something:
She walked me through the six-page document.
He’ll walk you through the procedure.

39.bedrock
earth science- the hard, solid area of rock in the ground that supports the earth above it

Bedrock also means the principles and ideas on which something is based:
We feel that the family is the bedrock of society.

40.intuitive -adj -Sahajamaina
based on feelings rather than facts or proof:
an intuitive approach/judgment
Most people have an intuitive sense of right and wrong.

able to know or understand something because of feelings rather than facts or proof:
Men are often regarded as less intuitive than women.

41.credible-reliable, trusty, trustworthy, credible, believable, authentic
credibly-adv probably, plausibly, believably

42.cleanse-v
synonyms: clean (up), wash, bathe, rinse, disinfect
to remove all the dirt or harmful substances from something:
Thoroughly cleanse the wound and the area around it.

43.assure-bharosaa,haamee

44.implies -v
synonyms: insinuate, suggest, hint (at), intimate, say indirectly, indicate, give someone to understand

45.inevitable-adj
unavoidable, inescapable, inexorable, ineluctable, assured, certain, sure, fixed

46.gracefully -adv
సరసముగా
finely, gracefully, enticingly, exquisitely, genially, familiarly
శృంగారముగా
gracefully, fancifully, fashionably, floridly, gaudily

47.bastion కోట బురుజు

stronghold, bulwark, defender, support, supporter, guard, protection, protector
48.deem- v
consider, regard as, judge, adjudge, hold to be, view as, see as, take for, class as

49.elegant solution సొగసైన
stylish, graceful, tasteful, sophisticated, classic, chic, smart, fashionable, modish

50.overlook-v
నిర్లక్ష్యం, fail to notice, fail to spot, miss
have a view of, look over/across, look on to, look out on/over, give on to, command

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