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Dec 29, 2010This week's theme
Words derived from the names of body parts
This week's words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Threatening or foreshadowing evil or harm.
2. On the left side.
ETYMOLOGY:Via French from Latin sinister (left, left hand, unlucky). Earliest documented use: 1411.
USAGE:"We are concerned as there are reports that sinister moves are under way to create clashes among the Security Forces."
Mahinda Rajapaksa; Lanka on Verge of Prosperous Era; Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka); Dec 12, 2010.
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