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Miasma

Feb 22, 2013 12:16 IST

    Miasma: Noun

    Pronunciation: Mahy-az-muh’, mee

    Difficulty Level: High

    Meaning: Refers to unhealthy often hazardous fumes that causes diseases and often is believed to emanate from bogs or swamps, a thick vaporous emission, a bad or unhealthy environment.

    Usage/Example

    1. It is mandatory for all workers in coal fields to wear gas masks to protect themselves for the lethal miasma of hazardous gasses

    2. Every time the elections are round the corner the atmosphere tends to have a miasma feel about it.

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