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CENTIGRADE

denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)

The meaning of the word centigrade is denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius).

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WordMeaning
parisharea in the care of a single priest and served by one main church
innuendoindirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
quintessencepurest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
parecut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
obliviousinattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)
genuflectbend the knee as in worship
nadirlowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
idlenot working; not employed or busy; lazy; without purpose; useless; lacking substance; baseless; not based on truth; Ex. idle worker; Ex. talk idly; V.
impromptuwithout previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
aboriginalbeing the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine