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Exhume

Mar 21, 2013 18:12 IST

    Exhume: Verb
    Pronunciation: ig-ZOOM, -ZYOOM, eks-HYOOM
    Difficulty Level: Low
    Meaning: refers to digging or recovering from the grave. To restore from obscurity

    Usage/Example

    1. The body was exhumed so that another post mortem could take place.
    2. Today, Spencer Wells says, "Phoenicians have become ghosts, a vanished civilization." Now he and Zalloua hope to use a different alphabet, the molecular letters of DNA, to exhume these ghosts.
    National Geographic, Who are the Phoenicians?, Rick Gore

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