Grains of Sand: TIME January 21 2013 words

Monolithic: Massive, formed by one single block of stone -No dictatorship is as monolithically malevolent as it might seem from the outside. Pachyderm: A large mammal with thick skin e.g. elephants, rhinos -Some of the white pachyderms now reside in Naypyidaw. Parlay: to turn a gain from a previous into a greater amount by gambling […]

Grains of Sand: TIME January 2013 words

Sequester: A general cut in government spending Draconian:┬ánoun. (regarding laws) excessively severe/harsh -And the so-called sequester– a collection of draconian spending cuts that were due to take effect Jan. 1- was delayed for at least 60 days. Suboptimal: Less than ideal Harrowing: Vexing, torturous -But the result was a suboptimal deal that pushed the hardest […]