mid 16th century (as noun): from French crotesque (the earliest form in English), from Italian grottesca, from opera or pittura grottesca ‘work or painting resembling that found in a grotto’; ‘grotto’ here probably denoted the rooms of ancient buildings in Rome which had been revealed by excavations, and which contained murals in the grotesque style.
Grotesque in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)
Chennai’s killers share grotesque trait: Like to watch victims die.
Harlan Ullman: Presidential race has become grotesque game show.
Grotesque ISIS video shows the training of child soldiers.
GROTESQUE images of gangrenous toes and clogged arteries are to be emblazoned across cigarette packets made for sale in UK shops.
An economy that tackles the grotesque inequality that is holding people back.
Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of grotesque
imagine a tusk grow on your face… you will look grotesque 🙂
ABLUTION Vocab meme dictionary – English to Hindi translation with picture dictionary
(noun) an act of washing oneself; “the women performed their ablutions”
(noun) a ceremonial act of washing parts of the body or sacred containers.
Ablution (ऐब्लूशन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)
स्नान, अभिषेक, नहाना-धोना
late Middle English: from Latin ablutio(n- ), from abluere, from ab- ‘away’ + luere ‘wash’. The original use was as a term in chemistry and alchemy meaning ‘purification by using liquids’, hence ‘purification of the body by washing’ (mid 16th century).
Ablution in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)
Broken pipes, taps, seats and doors were repaired and ablution facilities were renovated.
Bus bays, cycle tracks, special areas for ablution, mini gardens will also be included in the design.
We have a bathroom in there and the sink is there so people can come and do the ablution and they can also pray.
People told the council that there was no hot running water in ablution areas.
The Upgrade will also include a central water point with drainage, sitting areas for customers and ablution facilities.
Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of ablution
ablution = “a” + “blue” + “lotion” can be used for ablution