But this explains why English has such a rich and varied vocabulary, and why writers focus on words as a means of inflecting meaning, rather than employing elegant subjunctive endings etc.
It perhaps makes up for our having a less than logical system of grammar than those languages which are more closely linked to Latin.
Secondary meanings have long been the bête noire of anyone who has seriously prepped for the GRE.
With the Revised GRE afoot, secondary meanings are still a part of the lexical landscape.
(Another word is 'deluge'.)'Flood' is of Germanic origin, 'inundation' of Latin. The French word is 'inondation', though they do also use 'deluge'.Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beingsgood deal, great deal, hatful, lot, muckle, passel, peck, mickle, mint, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, mountain, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"Their three heads had been close together during this brief discourse, and it had been as much as they could do to hear one another, even then: so tremendous was the noise of the living ocean, in its irruption into the Fortress, and its No sooner hee with them of Man and Beast Select for life shall in the Ark be lodg'd, And shelterd round, but all the Cataracts Of Heav'n set open on the Earth shall powre Raine day and night, all fountaines of the Deep Broke up, shall heave the Ocean to usurp Beyond all bounds, till rise Above the highest Hills: then shall this Mount Of Paradise by might of Waves be moovd Out of his place, pushd by the horned floud, With all his verdure spoil'd, and Trees adrift Down the great River to the op'ning Gulf, And there take root an Iland salt and bare, The haunt of Seales and Orcs, and Sea-mews clang.If there had been anyone there to see she would have made a most anachronistic bride.Know answer of question : what is meaning of Inundate in Hindi dictionary?Inundate ka matalab hindi me kya hai (Inundate का हिंदी में मतलब ).