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2008-07-12 00:00:16

By Syed Rizwanullah AJANTA (AURANGABAD): They have a world heritage monument in their backyards. But a population around 2,000 people in four tiny villages - Sawarkheda, Juna (old) Swarkheda, Lenapur and Duttwadi, just one or two kilometres above the famous Ajanta caves, do not rejoice. Because, the proximity to the monument puts a lot of restrictions on them. People here are not allowed to burst crackers to celebrate Diwali or other festivals. They don't have a permanent source of...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'