Archive for Category: Verb


 to cause (something) to happen quickly or suddenly

Example sentences   Ramayana: Though the demons and humans had a long history of hostility, what precipitated an all-out war between them was Ravana’s abduction of Sita. Mahabharata: On the fourteenth day of the Kurukshetra war, the combined charge by Arjuna and Bhima deep into the Kauravas’ ranks precipitated panic among the soldiers defending Jayadratha.


cancel officially

Example sentences Ramayana: Manthara insisted that Kaikeyi act immediately, before Rama’s coronation as prince regent; preventing the coronation wouldn’t be as difficult as annulling it Mahabharata: The division of the Kuru kingdom into two was so outrageously unfair to the Pandavas that some of their followers felt they annul the agreement and challenge the Kauravas.


embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of

Example sentences Ramayana: Manthara told Kaikeyi to insist that Rama be exiled to the forest for fourteen years; that would give Bharata enough time to aggrandize his hold on the throne. Mahabharata: During the Pandavas’ exile, Duryodhana aggrandized his power by giving lavish gifts to potential allies and winning them over to his side. Bhagavad-gita:


make better

Example sentences Ramayana: Vibhishana’s words of wisdom ameliorated the distress of the monkeys stricken on seeing the fall of Rama and Lakshmana to Indrajita’s devious attack. Mahabharata: As soon as Yudhishthira won the war and gained the throne, he announced multiple measures to ameliorate the conditions of all those ravaged by the ward. Bhagavad-gita: If