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 🙂
Grovel Vocab Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi translation with pciture dictionary
(verb) lie or crawl abjectly on the ground with one’s face downwards; “George grovelled at his feet”
(verb) act obsequiously in order to obtain forgiveness or favour; “they dislike leaders who grovel to foreign patrons”
Grovel (ग्रवल / ग्रावल) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)
रेंगना, गिड़गिड़ाना, विनीत भाव दरसाना
Middle English: back-formation from the obsolete adverb grovelling, from obsolete groof, grufe ‘the face or front’ (in the phrase on grufe, from Old Norse á grúfu ‘face downwards’) + the suffix -ling .
Grovel in a sentence (Word usage in recent newspaper)
We love to snivel and grovel in front of those in power with all that feet touching brown nosing stuff.
After all it is your life’s mission to grovel in front of that corrupt family.
You have to swallow your pride and have to grovel a bit.
We’ll make them grovel.
Clearly it’s time for Obama to bow to and grovel before China’s leaders.
Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of grovel
if you want to “grow” + “well” –> grovel before your boss