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Definition: A laborer who is obliged to do menial work.
Synonyms: navvy, peon, galley slave
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Clumsy, ponderous, or lumbering in gait or tread.
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Rasa Leela Festival (Mathura, Uttar Pradesh)

Janmashtami is the birthday of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, which is observed on the new moon day of the month of Bhadrapada. In the city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, an important center of Indian art and the birthplace of Krishna, a month-long festival is held during Bhadrapada. The Rasa Leela play cycle, a traditional operatic ballet based on the Krishna legend, is performed throughout the month. The Rasa Leela (or Ras-Lila) Festival takes its name from the ras, or dance, of Krishna, the divine flute-player, and his consort, Radha. More...
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As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Oscar Wilde
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Today's topic: suffer

impatient - Meaning "not able to bear or suffer," based on Latin pati, "to suffer." More...

compatible - Its base is Latin compati, "suffer with." More...

harrow, harrowing - To harrow is to wound the feelings or cause to suffer—which gives us harrowing. More...

suffer - To suffer something is, etymologically, to "hold or sustain it from underneath," from Latin sufferre, "sustain." More...

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