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5.

dip into reach into, put one's hand into, go into.
6. sink, set, go down, drop down, lower, descend; fade, disappear, drop out of sight, duck behind, hide.
7. decrease slightly, lower, fall
orfall off, decline, wane, drop ordrop off; descend, go down, sink, gravitate; incline, decline, slope downward, bend orslant down, droop.
8. dabble in, smatter, scratch the surface, engage in slightly; skim, browse, look through, glance at, go
or run through.

diploma, n.1. graduation certificate, parchment, Inf.sheepskin, degree, academic title.
2. title, deed; public
orofficial document, charter, constitution.

diplomacy, n.1. statesmanship, statecraft, politics; Machiavellianism, intrigue, machination, maneuvering, wirepulling.
2. tact, tactfulness, discretion, prudence, judiciousness, sense, common
orgood sense.

diplomat, n.1. ambassador, envoy, emissary, legate, plenipotentiary; consul, attache, chargd d'affaires. 2. negotiator, arbitrator, mediator, intermediary, middleman, go-between; peacemaker, make-peace, pacifier, reconciler, conciliator, appeaser.

diplomatic, adj.1. tactful, discreet, politic, prudent, judicious; sensitive, discerning, perspicacious.
2. ambassadorial, consular, ministerial, plenipotentiary; political, governmental, statesmanlike.

dipper, n.ladle, ladler, scoop, spoon, shovel; bail, bailer, pail, bucket.

dipsomania, n.alcoholism, crapulence, problem or heavy orserious drinking, habitual orchronic drunkenness, chronic oracute alcoholism; intoxication, inebriety, insobriety, drunkenness, intemperance, Inf tipsiness; drinking, tippling, imbibing, heavy drinking, toping, Inf.boozing, Sl.

hitting the bottle orbooze or sauce, Brit. Sl.

bevying.

dipsomaniac, n.drunk, drunkard, alcoholic, sot, soak, inebriate, tosspot, toper, bibber, barfly; drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker; All Inf.

guzzler, swiller, soaker, sponge, lovepot; All Sl. boozer, boozehound, hooch hound, gin hound, lush, souse, rummy, wino, alchy, dipso, juicer, juicehead, swillbelly, stew, elbow-bender.

dire, adj.1. dreadful, terrible, grievous, grim, baleful, dark; terrifying, frightful, dread, terrific, appalling; alarming, distressing, harrowing, rending; redoubtable, fearsome, formidable, awful; horrible, horrid, horrendous, monstrous, atrocious; hideous, ghastly, eerie, grisly, gruesome, unspeakable; outrageous, shocking, enormous, flagrant; nefarious, heinous, flagitious, villainous; infamous, notorious, odious; wicked, evil, vile, sinful, iniquitous, Archaic. facinorous; maleficent, malefic, malevolent, demonic, diabolic, devilish; abhorrent, revolting, repulsive, repugnant, loathsome, despicable; pernicious, pestilential, noxious, deadly, fell.
2. ominous, direful, sinister, fearful; fateful, portentous, premonitory, augural; inauspicious, unpropi-tious, ill-boding, unfavorable, unpromising, untoward; ill-fated, ill-starred, ill-omened, doomed, accursed, cursed.
3. urgent, desperate, pressing, exigent, compelling, crying, imperative; critical, crucial, vital; earnest, serious, grave, important.

direct, v. 1. administer, engineer, orchestrate, quarterback, Inf.call the plays, run the show, make decisions, dispose, Inf.call the shots; manage, superintend, run, operate, carry out, handle, manipulate; supervise, oversee, preside, counsel, advise; boss, be master over, dominate, domineer, push or shove around, ride herd on, ride roughshod over.

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Bhai Dooj Celebration

Bhai Dooj Customs And Traditions

India is a land of festivals, and customs and traditions are integral part of Indian culture. Every festival is culturally important in its own self. And one such festival happens to be Bhai Dooj. This festival falls on the second day after Diwali and its spirit is to cherish the bond of love and affection that brother and sister share. Bhai Dooj is one of the most awaited festivals that display unique cultural traditions in different regions of India. The festival of Bhai Dooj develops within us the feeling of love and care towards our siblings.On this day, sisters invite and offer their brothers with scrumptious meal. A special square shaped space is drawn with flowers and beautified with corn powder by sisters. As per the tradition, the brothers have to step in that square area. Before he enters it, brother is made to eat a bitter fruit. There a legend related to it, which says that Lord Krishna tasted this fruit before he went to slay the demon Narakasura. And after killing the demon, Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who welcomed him heartily by applying tilak on Krishna forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhai Dooj or Bhaubeej started.Carrying this occasion in traditional style, sisters decorate puja thalis with sweets, tika, rice, coconut and flowers. Brothers sit in front of their sisters with covered heads, and sisters perform aarti and apply tika on their forehead. She then presents him with sweets and prays to god for his long life and good health. The tradition of gifting is also involved in this festival. The brother reciprocates by showering blessings and gifts on his sisters. Gifts may be in cash or kind, depending upon the understanding of brother sister. Women who have no brother, worship moon God on this auspicious occasion.

Prepositions
Both yet and already are used with the present perfect tense.
  • Already is usually used in positive sentences.
  • Yet is usually used in questions and negative sentences.

    Imagine that you and your friend are going to travel. There are many things to do, and you ask your friend if he has done these things:
  • Have you bought the tickets yet?
  • Have you arranged a taxi yet?
  • Have you reserved the hotel room yet?
  • Have you packed the bags yet?

    In all the examples, use yet at the end of the question. Your friend might answer:
  • Yes, I've already bought the tickets.
  • Yes, I've already arranged a taxi.
  • No, I haven't reserved the room yet.
  • No, I haven't packed the bags yet.

    Use already in the positive answers, and yet in the negative answers.

    There is one time you can use already in questions: it's when something happens earlier than expected. If your son finishes his homework in just 15 minutes, you could ask: "Have you already finished your homework?!" because you were expecting it to take more time.

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