08-Feb-2023


Endorse

VERB

Endorse [ endorse ]
VERB

To approve or support.

To sign one's name on a commercial document like a cheque.

To approve openly.

To recommend something like a product or service against financial compensation.

  • "He endorsed the idea publicly."

  • "He endorsed the opposition candidate and got expelled from the party."

Synonyms : Advocate, Affirm, Approve, Back, Commend, Confirm, Defend, Favour, Ratify, Recommend

Antonyms : Attack, Censure, Criticize, Deny, Disagree, Disapprove, Discourage, Dissuade, Invalidate, Oppose


February 2023
07-Feb-2023

Afresh

[ uh-fresh ] ADJECTIVE

Afresh

Anew.

Once more.

If something is afresh, it is being done again in a different way.

From a fresh beginning.

"He started afresh after a lot has happened in his life."

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06-Feb-2023

Repository

[ ri-poz-i-tawr-ee ] NOUN

Repository

A place where things are stored.

A storehouse or warehouse.

A place where something is kept safely.

A building for storing things.

A region that is richly supplied with natural resources.

A person or a group of people who know a lot of information about a topic or subject.

 

"A library is a repository of books."

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05-Feb-2023

Indigenous

[ in-dij-uh-nuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Indigenous

Originating in a particular country or region.

Native to a particular country or region.

Produced, Grown, Developed or occurring naturally in a region.

If we refer to something or someone as indigenous, it means that those things belong to the country in which they are found instead of being imported or brought from an external country.

"We went to the farm and saw many indigenous varieties of Apple."

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04-Feb-2023

Emphasis

[ em-fuh-sis ] NOUN

Emphasis

Special stress laid upon anything.

Something that is given special stress.

Special importance given to any activity.

Special consideration given to something.

"India is putting emphasis on Research and Development."

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03-Feb-2023

Picturesque

[ pik-chuh-resk ] ADJECTIVE

Picturesque

Visually quaint.

Strikingly effective in appearance.

If we describe some place or location as picturesque, it means that place is attractive and beautiful and has no ugly disturbances,

Resembling a painted scene.

"The view at the mountain was picturesque."

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02-Feb-2023

Impeccably

[ im-pek-uh-blee ] ADVERB

Impeccably

In a smooth manner.

In a way that is flawless.

In accordance with the highest standards.

"The book was written impeccably."

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01-Feb-2023

Rejuvenate

[ ri-joo-vuh-neyt ] VERB

Rejuvenate

To make or feel young again.

To make something more lively and more efficient by the new ideas.

To undergo rejuvenation.

To restore to a fresh state.

"He rejuvenates old cars in his garage."

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January 2023
31-Jan-2023

Neonatal

[ nee-oh-neyt-l ] ADJECTIVE

Neonatal

Relating to newborn children.

Relating to the first few days of the life of a newborn child.

"With modern medical advancement, neonatal mortality rate has declined."

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30-Jan-2023

Possession

[ puh-zesh-uhn ] NOUN

Possession

The act of possessing.

The act of taking control.

Domination by something like an idea, evil spirit, etc.

If you have possession of something, it means you have those things or own them.

 

"Our Grandfather's jewelry is now in possession of our Uncle."

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29-Jan-2023

Crumble

[ kruhm-buhl ] NOUN, VERB

Crumble

Noun: A crumbled substance.; A fine debris.

Verb: To break into pieces or fragments.; To decay gradually. If something crumbles, it means it is coming to an end.; To break down completely.

"She was fighting depression after a crumbled marriage."

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28-Jan-2023

Hamper

[ ham-per ] NOUN, VERB

Hamper

Noun: A large basket with a cap or cover, used for storing or transporting goods.; A large basket used to carry food items or other articles used to give someone as a present.

Verb: To hold back or interfere.; If someone or something hampers someone or something, it means they are making something difficult or interfering with something you are trying to do.

"Pandemic has hampered our organization's growth."

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27-Jan-2023

Dishearten

[ dis-hahr-tn ] VERB

Dishearten

To depress the spirits of somebody.

To discourage.

To destroy the hope of someone.

To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm.

"They were disheartened by the news about them."

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26-Jan-2023

Porous

[ pawr-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Porous

Full of pores.

Permeable to fluids.

Capable of being penetrated.

If something is porous, it means that air and fluid can pass through small holes in it.

"India and Bangladesh have porous borders."

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25-Jan-2023

Trove

[ trohv ] NOUN

Trove

A collection of objects.

A valuable collection.

"The National selectors are building an asset trove for the next World Cup."

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24-Jan-2023

Appalling

[ uh-paw-ling ] ADJECTIVE

Appalling

Inspiring horror or dismay.

Causing horror or dismay.

"Many people in New York are living under appalling conditions."

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23-Jan-2023

Juggernaut

[ juhg-er-nawt ] NOUN

Juggernaut

Any large or overpowering force.

Anything requiring blind devotion.

A massive inexorable force, that destroys or crushes anything that comes in its path.

"Our group became a digital marketing juggernaut in e-commerce."

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22-Jan-2023

Chug

[ chuhg ] NOUN, VERB

Chug

Noun: A short explosive sound.

Verb: To make a short explosive sound.; To move while making a short explosive sound.

"Rahul went to his friend's house with a chugging motorcycle."

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21-Jan-2023

Singlehandedly

[ sing-guhl-han-did-lee ] ADVERB

Singlehandedly

In a single-handed manner.

Working alone.

"He handled the entire project singlehandedly."

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20-Jan-2023

Complacent

[ kuhm-pley-suhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Complacent

If we describe someone as complacent, then those persons are very much satisfied or pleased with themselves and do not feel that they need to do something about a situation even if a situation demand so.

Showing satisfaction with oneself's achievements.

"You should not be complacent about your health."

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19-Jan-2023

Deprivation

[ dep-ruh-vey-shuhn ] NOUN

Deprivation

If someone suffers deprivation, it means they are being prevented to have what they want or need.

The state of being kept away from possessing or enjoying something.

The act of depriving.

The instance of taking something away from someone or something.

"Thomas has overcome the deprivations of his childhood."

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18-Jan-2023

Stabilize

[ stey-buh-lahyz ] VERB

Stabilize

To make stable.

To make firm.

If something is stabilized, it means it has become more stable.

To become stabilized.

"Government is trying to stabilize prices of common food items."

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17-Jan-2023

Usurper

[ yoo-sur-per ] NOUN

Usurper

Someone who seizes someone else's position or power by force or without any legal right to do so.

One who takes the place of another by force.

"The villagers are in fear because of some usurpers in their neighbour."

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16-Jan-2023

Negotiate

[ ni-goh-shee-eyt ] VERB

Negotiate

To deal or bargain with others in preparing a contract or a deal as a preliminary to a business deal.

To arrange for settlements of terms.

To manage.

If we say people negotiate with each other, it means they talk about a situation to solve a problem or complete a deal.

"The customers always want to negotiate over the price."

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15-Jan-2023

Maze

[ meyz ] NOUN, VERB

Maze

Noun: A confusing network of paths or passages.; A maze of streets, rooms, or paths is a larger number of them connected in a complicated and confusing way so that it becomes difficult for anyone to go and come out of it.

Verb: To perplex.; To stupefy.

"At first, anyone would find our school a maze of classrooms."

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14-Jan-2023

Drastic

[ dras-tik ] ADJECTIVE

Drastic

Extremely severe.

Acting rapidly.

If a change is described as drastic, it means it is a great change.

Extreme in the effort.

"The situation at Joshimath requires some drastic actions."

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13-Jan-2023

Elapse

[ ih-laps ] NOUN, VERB

Elapse

Noun: The passage of a period.

Verb: To pass by.; To go by.

"Two hours elapsed and the performance is still not beginning."

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12-Jan-2023

Rational

[ rash-uh-nl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Rational

Noun: In Mathematics, Rational Numbers are those numbers that can be expressed in the form of p/q, where q is not equal to 0.

Adjective: Agreeable to reason.; Having sound judgment.; If we describe some thoughts or decisions as rational, then it means that they are based on reasons or facts and not on emotions.; If someone is considered rational, it means they are sensible and make decisions based on reason and not on emotions.

"He is a rational person who has logic behind what he is saying."

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11-Jan-2023

Chaperone

[ shap-uh-rohn ] NOUN, VERB

Chaperone

Noun: Any adult person present in order to maintain order.; An older person who accompanies a young person at a social gathering to ensure proper behaviour and to ensure that the young person does not come to any harm.

Verb: To act as a chaperone.

"I was a chaperone at my daughter's school party."

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10-Jan-2023

Thrust

[ thruhst ] NOUN, VERB

Thrust

Noun: A forward or upward push.; An instance of a forcible push.; The main idea or necessary element of an argument, idea or discussion.; A strong continued pressure.

Verb: To push forcibly.; If something or someone thrust the way forward, it means they move pushing people or things in between.; To impose the acceptance of something over something or someone.; To force an entrance or passage.

"A single thrust of his sword was enough to cut the wooden block."

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09-Jan-2023

Significantly

[ sig-nif-i-kuhnt-lee ] ADVERB

Significantly

In a way that is important and deserves attention.

To a significant degree.

In a way that carries special meaning.

By a relatively greater amount or higher degree.

"Our competitors are selling the product at significantly lower prices."

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08-Jan-2023

Beneficiary

[ ben-uh-fish-ee-er-ee ] NOUN

Beneficiary

A group or person that receives profits or advantages.

A person or group of persons designated to receive funds or property under a will, trust, insurance policy, etc.

If we describe someone as a beneficiary of something, it means they are helped by it.

"Our school was a beneficiary of the grant for the setup of the science lab."

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07-Jan-2023

Subsidize

[ suhb-si-dahyz ] VERB

Subsidize

To aid with a subsidy.

If an authority subsidizes something, it means they pay a portion of it.

To secure the cooperation of something by bribery.

To aid someone or something with public money.

"He is an advocate of the belief that the private businesses should not be subsidized with the taxpayer's money."

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06-Jan-2023

Dividend

[ div-i-dend ] NOUN

Dividend

An individual share of something distributed.

A dividend is a part of a company's profits that is paid to the company's shareholders.

Anything received as a bonus, in addition to what is expected.A return or reward.

"Profits distributed as dividends to shareholders is at its highest in the last five years in our company."

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05-Jan-2023

Entitlement

[ en-tahy-tl-muhnt ] NOUN

Entitlement

The act of giving a title to something.

A provision, right, or amount to which someone is entitled.

A belief that one is deserving of some privileges.

A right to certain benefits under government schemes or programs.

"She is supporting the need for entitlement of NRIs to vote through the online system while they are not in the country."

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04-Jan-2023

Outreach

[ out-reech ] NOUN, VERB

Outreach

Noun: If we describe a program as outreach, it means that the program tries to reach out to people who need help or advice rather than waiting for those people to come and ask for it.; The act of reaching out.; The extent of reach.

Verb: To surpass in reach.; To go beyond.; To reach out.; To exceed in reach.

"She has been awarded for her outreach work to women in rural areas to encourage them to provide education to their children."

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03-Jan-2023

Goodwill

[ good-wil ] NOUN

Goodwill

Friendly disposition.

A kind feeling of support and approval for someone.

The good reputation of someone or something.

The established reputation of a business, that can be quantifiable as it increases its value.

"Company cannot lose the goodwill that has been built over years."

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02-Jan-2023

Allocation

[ al-uh-key-shuhn ] NOUN

Allocation

The amount of something given to a specific person for a specific purpose.

The act of allocating.

A decision that something should be given to someone for a specific purpose.

"The land allocation for the project was a very tough task."

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01-Jan-2023

Indict

[ in-dahyt ] VERB

Indict

To charge with an offense or crime.

To charge with a crime by finding of a jury.

To officially charge with a crime.

To officially charge with wrongdoing.

"He got indicted for fraud and corruption."

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December 2022
31-Dec-2022

Decree

[ dih-kree ] PREPOSITION

Decree

Noun: A formal and authoritative order.; An order usually having the force of law.

Verb: To command as if by decree.; To determine order judicially.

"The changes were decreed by the President."

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30-Dec-2022

Maternal

[ muh-tur-nl ] ADJECTIVE

Maternal

Pertaining to the qualities of a mother.

Related through a mother.

Inherited through the female parent.

"She has very accurate maternal instincts."

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29-Dec-2022

Societal

[ suh-sahy-i-tl ] ADJECTIVE

Societal

Relating to society.

Relating to the way a society is organized.

Pertaining to large social groups.

"Societal changes are evident to our fathers as they compare with their childhood."

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28-Dec-2022

Assessment

[ uh-ses-muhnt ] NOUN

Assessment

The act of evaluation.

The act or instance of making a judgment about something after evaluating it.

The amount of money that someone is required to pay.

The evaluation of nature or ability of someone or something.

"This problem requires a careful assessment from experts."

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27-Dec-2022

Outrageous

[ out-rey-juhs ] ADJECTIVE

Outrageous

If something is described as outrageous, it means that it is beyond usual or it is unacceptable and very shocking.

Passing reasonable bounds.

Grossly offensive to the sense of right.

Violent in action.

"The matter of outrageous disregard of Human rights was discussed in the Parliament."

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26-Dec-2022

Unanimous

[ yoo-nan-uh-muhs ] ADJECTIVE

Unanimous

Of one mind.

In complete agreement and having the consent of all.

If a group of people is unanimous on something, it means they all favours or vote for the same thing.

Characterized by showing complete agreement.

"The bill was passed with a unanimous vote."

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25-Dec-2022

Earnest

[ ur-nist ] NOUN, ADVERB

Earnest

Noun: Seriousness or a serious mental state.; A portion of something given as an assurance of the remainder portion.; A considerable amount or degree.

Adjective: Characterized by seriousness and zealousness in intention or effort.; If we describe someone as earnest, it means they are serious and sincere in their actions as they believe that their actions and beliefs are important.

"Jacob is an earnest worker and this is the reason our manager likes him."

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24-Dec-2022

Turbulent

[ tur-byuh-luhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Turbulent

Being in a state of agitation.

Characterized by showing disturbance.

If you describe a place or situation as turbulent, it means that there is a lot of confusion and chaos in it.

Causing unrest or violence.

Exhibiting physical turbulence.

If we describe water or air as turbulent, it means they have strong current that change directions rapidly.

"The turbulent air caused problems in navigating the boat."

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23-Dec-2022

Incapacitate

[ in-kuh-pas-i-teyt ] VERB

Incapacitate

To deprive of natural power.

To make legally ineligible.

If someone or something incapacitates someone or something, it means it is weakening someone or something.

To deprive of capacity.

"The Martial Arts teacher taught us how to incapacitate the opponent."

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22-Dec-2022

Insurrection

[ insurrection ] NOUN

Insurrection

An act of rising in revolt against the established government.

An act or instance of revolting or rebellion against civil authority.

"Public chooses the way or insurrection if the atrocities of those in power go beyond a point."

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21-Dec-2022

Flare

[ flair ] NOUN, VERB

Flare

Noun: A fire or blaze of light that is used to attract attention.; A sudden burst of flames.; A sudden outburst of excitement.; A gradual spread outward in form.

Verb: If a fire is said to flare, it means it is becoming suddenly bigger.; To shine with a sudden light.; To burn with an unsteady flame.; To become more violent.

"The flare of the World cup final was amazing."

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20-Dec-2022

Walkout

[ wawk-out ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Walkout

Noun: A strike by workers or employees.; The act of leaving a meeting or conference as a sign of disapproval or protest.

Adjective: A doorway that leads to the outdoors.

"The parliamentary work is getting affected due to frequent walkouts of the opposition members."

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19-Dec-2022

Disengagement

[ dis-en-geyj-muhnt ] NOUN

Disengagement

The act of disengaging.

The act of releasing from something that engages or involves.

"There were several critics of the decision of disengagement."

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18-Dec-2022

Mutually

[ myoo-choo-uh-lee ] ADVERB

Mutually

In a way that is reciprocal.

In a mutual relationship.

"He asked me to call his secretary to schedule a meeting at a mutually agreeable time."

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17-Dec-2022

Unresolved

[ uhn-ri-zolvd ] ADJECTIVE

Unresolved

Not having been solved.

If we say some problem is unresolved, it means no satisfactory solution to it has been found.

"The case is still unresolved."

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16-Dec-2022

Reticence

[ ret-uh-suhns ] NOUN

Reticence

The state of being reticent.

The quality of being reserved.

"Your audience will not like the reticence to publish some content for free."

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15-Dec-2022

Face off

[ feys-awf ] NOUN, VERB

Face off

Noun: An argument that is meant to settle a dispute.; An open confrontation.; A method of beginning play, as in ice hockey, where opponents try to take control of the ball placed in between them.

Verb: To come into competition or opposition.

"He was eager to face-off his opponents and defeat them."

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14-Dec-2022

Inundation

[ in-uhn-dey-shuhn ] NOUN

Inundation

The condition of being flooded.

The state or condition of being overwhelmed.

"Historical monuments face inundation by tourists and environmental dangers."

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13-Dec-2022

Widespread

[ wahyd-spred ] ADJECTIVE

Widespread

Spread over a wide space.

Widely extended.

If something is widespread, it means it is distributed over a large area.

"There was widespread poverty in the country."

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12-Dec-2022

Permissible

[ per-mis-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Permissible

If we say something is permissible, it means that can be permitted.

Something that can be allowed or permitted as it does not break laws or rules.

"The emissions should be within permissible limits."

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11-Dec-2022

Efficiently

[ ih-fish-uhnt-lee ] ADVERB

Efficiently

In an efficient manner.

In the best possible manner with competence and without wasting time.

In a satisfactory and economical way.

In a way that utilizes the resources in the least wasteful manner.

"We are working on a project to use the electricity more efficiently."

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10-Dec-2022

Foray

[ fawr-ey ] NOUN, VERB

Foray

Noun: A sudden invasion or attack for war.; A quick raid.; If someone forays into a new type of activity, it means you start to become involved in it.

Verb: To make a raid.; To invade for profit or adventure.; To enter into a new area of activity.

"It was his first foray into business."

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09-Dec-2022

Sedate

[ si-deyt ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Sedate

Verb: To put a person under sedation.; To give sedatives.; To give drugs to calm or make sleep.

Adjective: Calm and unhurried.; If someone or something moves at a sedate pace, it means they are moving in a slow and controlled way.; Keeping a quiet attitude.

"They did not enjoy the sedate party at my cousin's house."

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08-Dec-2022

Redundancy

[ ri-duhn-duhn-see ] NOUN

Redundancy

The state of being redundant.

An act of useless repetition.

Repetition of information or inclusion of additional information to reduce errors in telecommunication.

A redundant thing.Layoff in an organization.

"Many IT personnel are facing redundancy because their employers are cutting costs."

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07-Dec-2022

Prate

[ preyt ] NOUN, VERB

Prate

Verb: To talk long.; To talk excessively.; To babble.; To talk foolishly.

Noun: The act of operating.; An act of empty talk.

"My siblings prated on until I was ready to scold them."

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06-Dec-2022

Gelid

[ jel-id ] ADJECTIVE

Gelid

Very cold.

Extremely cold.

Icy or frosty.

"The water coming out of the tap was gelid."

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05-Dec-2022

Audacious

[ aw-dey-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Audacious

Extremely bold and brave.

Intrepidly daring.

If you describe someone as audacious, it means they can take risks in order to achieve something.

Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.

Original and without prior restrictions to old ideas.

Marked by originality and boldness.

"He has shown an audacious future of our city."

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04-Dec-2022

Recalcitrant

[ ri-kal-si-truhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Recalcitrant

Noun: A recalcitrant person.; A person with an obstinately uncooperative attitude.

Adjective: Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward the authority of principle.; Hard to deal with.; Difficult to manage.; If you describe someone or something as recalcitrant, it means that they are not cooperating or not willing to obey orders.

"The recalcitrant authorities have been unresponsive on media's questioning as well."

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03-Dec-2022

Disparate

[ dis-per-it ] ADJECTIVE

Disparate

Distinct in quality.

Made up of fundamentally different elements.

Dissimilar or Distinct in kind.

If some things are described as disparate, those things are clearly different in quality or type.

"All three candidates are disparate in wealth and culture."

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02-Dec-2022

Malign

[ muh-lahyn ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Malign

Verb: To speak evil of someone or something.; To utter misleading or false reports about someone or something.

Adjective: Evil in effect.; Having or showing vicious ill will.

"I would not favour you in maligning an honourable man."

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01-Dec-2022

Prosaic

[ proh-zey-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Prosaic

Commonplace or dull.

Unimaginative.

Regular life.

If something is described as prosaic, it means that is dull or boring.

"He offered a more prosaic explanation of the phenomena."

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November 2022
30-Nov-2022

Venerate

[ ven-uh-reyt ] VERB

Venerate

To treat with reverence.

To honour with an act of devotion.

To feel great respect for someone or something.

"Marc Sir is highly venerated as a professor."

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29-Nov-2022

Stigmatize

[ stig-muh-tahyz ] VERB

Stigmatize

To be regarded as being bad or disgraced about something.

To mark with stigmata or brand.

To describe as worthy of disgrace or being ashamed of.

"The criminal activities of my brother stigmatized the whole family."

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28-Nov-2022

Discomfiture

[ dis-kuhm-fi-cher ] NOUN

Discomfiture

A feeling of slight embarrassment.

The state of being disconcerted.

The state of confusion.

A feeling of awkwardness.

"She lowered her eyes in evident discomfiture."

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27-Nov-2022

Comprehensive

[ kom-pri-hen-siv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Comprehensive

Noun: An examination that covers everything to measure a student's general progress.; A secondary school in which children of all abilities are taught together.

Adjective: Of large scope.; Covering completely.; If we describe something as comprehensive, it means it covers everything relevant.

"The progress report covers every aspect of the project in a comprehensive way."

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26-Nov-2022

Helm

[ helm ] NOUN, VERB

Helm

Noun: A position of control.; If you say someone is at the helm of something, it means they are running it or leading an organization or country.; A wheel or steering that is used to steer a boat or a ship.

Verb: To steer.; To direct.; To steer with a steering or a lever that steers.; To operate the course of something.

"My uncle is at the helm of the management school."

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25-Nov-2022

Fault-lines

[ fawlt laayns ] NOUN

Fault-lines

A divisive issue or difference of opinion that is likely to have serious consequences

Geology. A line on a rock surface or a ground that traces a geological fault

“The failure of the project is all because of the fault-lines in the project.”

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24-Nov-2022

Fatality

[ fey-tal-i-tee ] NOUN

Fatality

An occurrence of death by accident, in war, or from disease.

A disaster resulting in death.

The fate of a person or thing.

Predetermined liability to disaster.

The quality or state of causing destruction.

A feeling that human beings cannot influence events.

"The number of fatalities kept increasing as the days passed in Uttarakhand cloud burst."

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23-Nov-2022

Emphasize

[ em-fuh-sahyz ] VERB

Emphasize

To draw attention to something, in particular, to indicate that it is important or true.

To give emphasis to something.

"We are planning on an advertisement that will emphasize all our offerings."

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22-Nov-2022

Executive

[ ig-zek-yuh-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Executive

Noun: Someone who is employed by a business at a senior level.; The person or persons in which the supreme executive power of a government is vested.;The executive branch of a government.

Adjective: Relating to the execution of laws and the conduct of public affairs.; Of or relating to an executive.; Relating to carrying out plans.

"The News channels executives decided not to show the live telecast to avoid any controversy."

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21-Nov-2022

Monograph

[ mon-uh-graf ] NOUN, VERB

Monograph

Noun: A treatise on a particular subject.; A highly detailed and thoroughly documented study.; An account of a single thing.; A book that is a detailed study of only one subject.

Verb: To write a monograph on.

"He launched his first monograph in the exhibition yesterday."

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20-Nov-2022

Liberate

[ lib-uh-reyt ] VERB

Liberate

To set free from bondage.

To free an area from the control of a foreign government.

To set at liberty.

To free from the combination.

To take over illegally.

"India was the reason that Bangladesh got liberated."

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19-Nov-2022

Thesis

[ thee-sis ] NOUN

Thesis

A proposition stated for consideration.

A subject for the essay.

A dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research.

A dissertation or proposition that a person offers to maintain by the argument for scholastic honours.

"He was able to defend his thesis on causes of disputes in family."

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18-Nov-2022

Scholar

[ skol-er ] NOUN

Scholar

A learned or erudite person.

A student.

A student who has been awarded a scholarship.

A person who has a profound knowledge of a subject.

"All research scholars will be provided an extra stipend for working during summers."

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17-Nov-2022

Substandard

[ suhb-stan-derd ] ADJECTIVE

Substandard

Below standard.

Of a lower quality or of quality not meeting the set norms.

Of a standard that is below required.

Pertaining to greater than normal risks to an insurer.

"Our team's best player was playing a substandard game today."

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16-Nov-2022

Remedy

[ rem-i-dee ] NOUN, VERB

Remedy

Noun: Something that cures a disease or a bodily disorder.; Something that corrects.; A successful way of dealing with a problem.

Verb: To correct something that was wrong.; To cure.; To restore to the natural condition.

"Following traffic rules and providing proper roads is a remedy to tackle traffic congestion."

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15-Nov-2022

Gloomy

[ gloo-mee ] ADJECTIVE

Gloomy

Dark or Dim.

Causing gloom.

Lacking hope.

Low in spirits.

Partially or completely dark.

Poorly lit.

"He narrated a gloomy story."

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14-Nov-2022

Spirit

[ spir-it ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Spirit

Noun: The principle of conscious life.; The incorporeal part of humans.; The soul that departs from the body at the time of death.; Excellent attitude in terms of courage or intent.; A mental disposition with firmness or assertiveness.

Verb: To infuse with spirit.; To take someone out of somewhere secretly and mysteriously.; To encourage.

Adjective: Pertaining to a thing that works by burning alcoholic spirits.; Relating to spiritualist activities.

"The leaders of union are the real spirits behind the entire movement."

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13-Nov-2022

Compromise

[ kom-pruh-mahyz ] NOUN, VERB

Compromise

Noun: A settlement of differences by mutual concession or arbitration.; Something intermediate between different things.; A situation in which people accept something slightly different from what they really want.

Verb: To reach an agreement with someone in which both sides give up something.; To come to a mutual agreement.; To make a shameful concession.; To cause the impairment of something.; To damage the reputation of honesty or loyalty.

"William is the kind of person who would not compromise his principles for anything."

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12-Nov-2022

Prejudice

[ prej-uh-dis ] NOUN, VERB

Prejudice

Noun: Damage resulting from action or judgment of someone in disregard of one's rights.; An unfavourable feeling or opinion formed beforehand without any reason or knowledge.; Any preconceived notions or opinions.; Unreasonable dislike of a particular group of people.

Verb: To damage by judgment or opinion.; To affect with a favourable or unfavourable prejudice.

"I was influenced by the bad image of the new CEO and thus prejudiced against him."

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11-Nov-2022

Exhibit

[ ig-zib-it ] NOUN, VERB

Exhibit

Noun: An act of exhibiting.; A painting, sculpture, or other objects that are being displayed to the public in a museum or art gallery.

Verb: To offer to view.; To display.; To submit a document to a court in a legal proceeding.; To place on the show.; To show some particular quality or behaviour.; To make manifest.

"She will exhibit her paintings in the art gallery."

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10-Nov-2022

Armageddon

[ ahr-muh-ged-n ] NOUN

Armageddon

The place where the final battle between the armies of good and evil is fought.

The last battle.

Any crucial conflict.

A vast decisive confrontation.

"The threat of nuclear armageddon is surrounding all of us.:

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09-Nov-2022

Reinvigorate

[ ree-in-vig-uh-reyt ] VERB

Reinvigorate

To put vitality back into something.

To give renewed strength to someone or something.

"The government has introduced a plan to reinvigorate the economy."

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08-Nov-2022

Impose

[ im-pohz ] VERB

Impose

Force (something unwelcome or unfamiliar) to be accepted or put in place.

Take advantage of someone by demanding their attention or commitment.

To set as something to be fulfilled or paid.

To set as if by authority.

To inflict as a penalty.

To arrange in proper order for printing.

To obtrude oneself onto others.

"Heavy penalties were imposed on the company."

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07-Nov-2022

Prospect

[ pros-pekt ] NOUN, VERB

Prospect

Noun: The act of looking forward.; A place that commands an extensive view.; The outlook of the future for someone or something.; The possibility of happening of something.; The chances of being successful, especially in the career.

Verb: To explore an area for mineral deposits.; To make a search.; To inspect a region for gold.

"Shaun was very happy with the prospect of returning to his old house."

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06-Nov-2022

Combat

[ kuhm-bat ] NOUN, VERB

Combat

Noun: A fight between two individuals or groups.; A fight between the armed forces.

Verb: To fight against.; To struggle against someone.; To battle.; To fight against someone or something.; To oppose.

"Government has taken many steps to combat pollution."

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05-Nov-2022

Fervid

[ fur-vid ] ADJECTIVE

Fervid

Showing earnest feelings or enthusiasm.

Very hot.

Hot and glowing.

Intensely hot.

"At the meeting, Raul delivered a fervid speech defending traditional family values."

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04-Nov-2022

Concordance

[ kon-kawr-dns ] NOUN

Concordance

Agreement or Harmony.

The quality of similarity or consistency between two things.

A list in alphabetical order about the occurrence of the words in a text along with the place where they occur.

"I would say that the theoretical results and practical ones are only in partial concordance."

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03-Nov-2022

Pioneer

[ pahy-uh-neer ] NOUN, VERB

Pioneer

Noun: One of the first to settle a region.; A person or group of persons who are among the first in a particular area or field and helped it develop.

Verb: To act as a pioneer.; To prepare for others to follow.; To be the first to invent or develop a process.

Adjective: Relating to being a pioneer.; Being the earliest or original of a kind.; Relating to the characteristics of a pioneer.

"He is a descendant of the pioneers who settled in the region in the 15th century."

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02-Nov-2022

Uninhabitable

[ un-in-hab-i-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Uninhabitable

Not capable of being lived in.

Not Inhabitable.

Impossible for people to live in.

"Many parts of the world will become uninhabitable with time and people will migrate."

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01-Nov-2022

Momentary

[ moh-muhn-ter-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Momentary

Very brief.

Lasting for a short period of time.

Recurring at every moment.

Related to something that might occur at any moment.

"There was a momentary lapse of concentration in the lecture."

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October 2022
31-Oct-2022

Brink

[ bringk ] NOUN

Brink

The edge of a steep place.

A river bank.

Onset of something terrible.

A critical point beyond which success or catastrophe will occur.

"India and Pakistan were on the brink of a war in 2020."

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30-Oct-2022

Rehabilitate

[ ree-huh-buhl-i-teyt ] VERB

Rehabilitate

To restore to former condition or capacity.

To restore to a former state of efficiency.

To restore the good reputation of a person.

To undergo rehabilitation.

To restore to a good condition of health.

"Rahul is still rehabilitating his knee injury that he suffered last month."

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29-Oct-2022

Cleanse

[ klenz ] VERB

Cleanse

(cleansed, cleansing)

To make clean.

To remove as if by cleaning.

To get rid of impurities by washing.

To become clean.

"The product claims that the skin gets cleansed by its usage."

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27-Oct-2022

Morass

[ muh-ras ] NOUN

Morass

A tract of low and wet ground.

A situation that traps.

An overwhelming mass or mixture.

A situation from which it is impossible to escape or resolve because it is so complicated.

"She tried very hard to drag herself out of the morass."

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26-Oct-2022

Atrocity

[ uh-tros-i-tee ] NOUN

Atrocity

A situation or act of shocking cruelty.

An atrocious act.

A very cruel and shocking action.

A cruel act involving physical assault or violence.

"Both sides of the border have seen atrocities."

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25-Oct-2022

Authoritarianism

[ uh-thawr-i-tair-ee-uhn-i-zuhm ] NOUN

Authoritarianism

The state of being authoritarian.

The idea of believing that the people with power, especially the state have the power to control other people's actions.

"It is leadership that may sometimes lead to authoritarianism."

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24-Oct-2022

Prosperity

[ pro-sper-i-tee ] NOUN

Prosperity

A successful condition.

The condition of being successful.

A condition in which a person or community is doing well financially.

Economic well-being.

"Everyone wishes peace and prosperity to each other on the occasion of Diwali."

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23-Oct-2022

Ignominious

[ ig-nuh-min-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Ignominious

Humiliating.

Deserving of shame.

Relating to embarrassment because of lacking success.

"The damage to the reputation of the firm may put an ignominious end to the project."

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22-Oct-2022

Depose

[ dih-pohz ] NOUN

Depose

To testify under oath.

To remove from a throne or a position.

To put down.

To force to give up position.

"The public was outrageous and deposed the ruler in the country."

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21-Oct-2022

Evacuation

[ ih-vak-yoo-ey-shuhn ] NOUN

Evacuation

The act of evacuating.

Something evacuated or discharged.

The removal of persons or things from a place of danger.

The process of clearance or removal of troops or civilians.

"The evacuation process is going on in the low-lying regions."

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20-Oct-2022

Improvisation

[ im-prov-uh-zey-shuhn ] NOUN

Improvisation

The act of improvising.

Something that has been improvised.

"Improvisations in music concerts involve creativity and thinking."

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19-Oct-2022

Materialize

[ muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz ] VERB

Materialize

To come into existence.

To make physically perceptible.

To cause to appear in bodily form.

To happen or exist.

To appear especially suddenly.

"We anticipated many challenges but none of them materialized."

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18-Oct-2022

Convince

[ kuhn-vins ] VERB

Convince

(convinced, convincing)

To move by argument or belief.

To persuade someone to do something.

To cajole.

"Rahul convinced his mother to buy him a play station."

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17-Oct-2022

Emancipate

[ ih-man-suh-peyt ] VERB

Emancipate

To free from restraint.

To free from slavery.

To free from any controlling influence.

To release from unpleasant or unpleasant social or political restrictions.

"He ran away from his house to emancipate himself from his parents."

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16-Oct-2022

Marginalize

[ mahr-juh-nl-ahyz ] VERB

Marginalize

To place in a position of minor importance or insignificance.

To isolate from the dominant culture.

To treat a person, group, or a thing as insignificant.

"The protestors alleged that the policy will marginalize small farmers."

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15-Oct-2022

Metaphysical

[ met-uh-fiz-i-kuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Metaphysical

Relating to metaphysics.

Relating to the concepts and reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses.

Highly abstract or abstruse.

"Your theory may be true in a metaphysical sense but not in a legal one."

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14-Oct-2022

Redoubtable

[ ri-dou-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Redoubtable

Worthy of respect as well as feared.

Causing fear.

"The Australian Cricket Team in the time of Ricky Ponting was the most redoubtable team in the world."

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13-Oct-2022

Catastrophic

[ kat-uh-strof-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Catastrophic

Of the nature of a catastrophe.

Something that involves a sudden disaster.

Something that is an utter failure.

"The Food crisis can become catastrophic."

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12-Oct-2022

Realism

[ ree-uh-liz-uhm ] NOUN

Realism

Interest in reality and rejection of impractical and visionary.

The practice of referring to things as they are in reality.

The act of accepting a situation as it is and following practical ways to deal with it.

The act of representing in a way that is like real life.

"He has a sense of realism on how to eradicate poverty."

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11-Oct-2022

Discrimination

[ dih-skrim-uh-ney-shuhn ] NOUN

Discrimination

Prejudiced treatment.

The ability to make fine and minute distinctions.

Treatment of a person or a group based on race, sex, or category to which person belongs.

The act of making a difference.

"There are several cases of racial discrimination in America every year."

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10-Oct-2022

Bizarre

[ bih-zahr ] ADJECTIVE

Bizarre

Marked by unusual appearance or style.

Being odd and strange.

"Actor wore a bizarre outfit to the award function."

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09-Oct-2022

Liquidity

[ li-kwid-i-tee ] NOUN

Liquidity

The quality of being in a liquid state.

The ability to convert assets into cash.

The amount of cash that is available easily for an asset.

"During the pandemic, small businesses faced a serious liquidity problem."

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08-Oct-2022

Admonition

[ ad-muh-nish-uhn ] NOUN

Admonition

Warning against fault.

A gentle reproof.

Counsel or caution.

"The principal's admonition against bullying was necessary for the assembly."

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07-Oct-2022

Correlate

[ kawr-uh-leyt ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Correlate

Noun: Either of two related things.; A phenomenon that accompanies another phenomenon.

Verb: To place in mutual relationship.; To have a mutual relationship.

Adjective: Mutually related.

"The results of both the tests correlate to a high degree."

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06-Oct-2022

Motivate

[ moh-tuh-veyt ] VERB

Motivate

motivated, motivating

To provide with a motive to act.

To make someone behave in a particular way by moving him by an emotion.

"He motivated the entire class."

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05-Oct-2022

Portend

[ pawr-tend ] VERB

Portend

To indicate in advance.

To signify.

To indicate that something is likely to happen in the future.

"The government scheme did not portend a change in the condition of schools in the state."

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03-Oct-2022

Meddle

[ med-l ] VERB

Meddle

To involve oneself in a matter without invitation or unwantedly.

To interfere without right or authority.

"Russia was accused of meddling in the US elections."

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02-Oct-2022

Liberal

[ lib-er-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Liberal

Adjective: Marked by generosity.; Not strict.; Favouring the principles of liberalism.; Favourable to the concept of maximum individual freedom possible.; Free from prejudice or bigotry.; Given freely or abundantly.

Noun: A person of liberal principles.; A member of a liberal political party.

"The government has formulated a liberal policy on immigrants."

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01-Oct-2022

Precede

[ pri-seed ] VERB

Precede

To go before in order, rank, or importance.

To be earlier than someone or something.

To go or come before someone or something.

"A brief welcome speech preceded the meeting."

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September 2022
30-Sep-2022

Entail

[ en-teyl ] NOUN, VERB

Entail

Noun: The act of entailing.; Something transmitted as if by entail.; A restriction of land ownership such that it can only be given to the owner's lineal descendants or a particular class only

Verb: To cause as a consequence.; To impose as a necessary accompaniment.; To restrict the property ownership to the owner's lineal descendants only.

"It is said that success entails hard work."

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29-Sep-2022

Intensive

[ in-ten-siv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Intensive

Noun: Something that intensifies.

Adjective: Characterized by intensity.; Tending to intensify.; Tending to strengthen or increase.

"She could not cope with the intensive online course."

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28-Sep-2022

Clandestine

[ klan-des-tin ] ADJECTIVE

Clandestine

Kept secret.

Done in secrecy for the purpose of deception.

Conducted with secrecy.

"I took a clandestine peek at the price tag while the salesman was looking somewhere else."

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27-Sep-2022

Umpteen

[ uhmp-teen ] ADJECTIVE

Umpteen

Very many.

Innumerable.

Indefinitely numerous.

A large number of people or things.

"You need umpteen identifications to cash a cheque from a bank."

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26-Sep-2022

Misconception

[ mis-kuhn-sep-shuhn ] NOUN

Misconception

A wrong idea.

An opinion that is wrong because of faulty thinking.

An erroneous conception.

"There is a huge misconception that a successful movie should have a huge star."

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25-Sep-2022

Circumstance

[ sur-kuhm-stans ] NOUN, VERB

Circumstance

Noun: A condition.; An inevitable condition.; A state of affairs.; A condition related to an event.; Conditions that affect what happens.

Verb: To place in particular circumstances.

"I am unable to take any decision in these circumstances."

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24-Sep-2022

Bin

[ bin ] NOUN, VERB

Bin

Noun: A box for storing grain.

Verb binned, binning: To store in a bin.

"We need to use different bins for different types of waste."

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23-Sep-2022

Dejected

[ dih-jek-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Dejected

Depressed in spirits

Disheartened

“The team was dejected after losing a big game.”

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22-Sep-2022

Nomenclature

[ noh-muhn-kley-cher ] NOUN

Nomenclature

The process of naming.

A set of names used in particular art or field of study.

"We were taught the chemical compounds nomenclature in the Chemistry class."

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21-Sep-2022

Aloof

[ uh-loof ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

Aloof

Adjective: Reserved.; Indifferent.; Physically or emotionally distant.; Relating to someone not getting involved in something.

Adverb: At a distance in feeling, view or interest.

"He always stood aloof from the other family members."

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20-Sep-2022

Inevitably

[ in-ev-i-tuh-blee ] ADVERB

Inevitably

In a way that cannot be avoided or dodged.

In an inevitable way.

As is to be expected.

"Many argue that Artificial Intelligence will inevitably lead to unemployment."

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19-Sep-2022

Antagonist

[ an-tag-uh-nist ] NOUN

Antagonist

A person who competes with another person.

The adversary of the hero or protagonist.

A muscle that acts in opposition to another.

"He turned his antagonist in favour of him."

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18-Sep-2022

Dignity

[ dig-nit-ee ] NOUN

Dignity

Nobility or worthiness of character.

High rank, office, or position.

The quality of being worthy of honour or respect.

A token of respect.

Formal reserve or seriousness of manner or bearing of formality or gravity of a situation.

"Jacob is a man of dignity and principles."

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17-Sep-2022

Outcome

[ out-kuhm ] NOUN

Outcome

The situation that exists at the end of a process or an activity.

Something that follows as a result or consequence.

"I am sure of some positive outcomes of this business idea."

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17-Sep-2022

Outcome

[ out-kuhm ] NOUN

Outcome

The situation that exists at the end of a process or an activity.

Something that follows as a result or consequence.

"I am sure of some positive outcomes of this business idea."

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16-Sep-2022

Absquatulate

[ ab-skwoch-uh-leyt ] VERB

Absquatulate

To flee or abscond.

To leave.

To decamp.

"The cashier absquatulated with the keys and money from the counter."

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15-Sep-2022

Glossary

[ glos-uh-ree ] NOUN

Glossary

A list of meanings of words or expressions related to a specific subject.

A list of terms of a specific subject or area with the definitions.

"Teacher asked the students to refer to the glossary at the back of the book."

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14-Sep-2022

Tar

[ tahr ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Tar

Noun: Smoke solids.; Any of dark coloured viscid products obtained by destructive distillation of organic substances like wood or coal.

Verb: To cover with tar.

Adjective: Covered with tar.; Characteristic of tar.

"We drove on hot tar roads during summer."

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14-Sep-2022

Convention

[ kuhn-ven-shuhn ] NOUN

Convention

A large formal meeting of members and representatives for discussion on matters of common concern.

A large meeting of people with a common interest.

"The Internation convention on Mechanical Engineering Advancement was organized last year."

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13-Sep-2022

Lifeblood

[ lahyf-bluhd ] NOUN

Lifeblood

Blood that is essential to maintain life.

A life-giving force or component.

Something that is a necessity for someone, something or some organization to exist or develop.

"Sachin has been the lifeblood of the Indian Team for many years."

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12-Sep-2022

Spirited

[ spir-i-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Spirited

Showing liveliness.

Full of energy and courage.

"It is always a spirited discussion with Daniel on any topic."

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11-Sep-2022

Detrimental

[ de-truh-men-tl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Detrimental

Noun: Someone or something that is harmful.

Adjective: Causing harm, loss or injury.

"The food was unhygienic and can be detrimental to health."

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10-Sep-2022

Committee

[ kuh-mit-ee ] NOUN

Committee

A group of persons elected or selected to perform a specific duty such as to investigate, to research, to take action, to organize, etc.

A self constituted group or organization for a common objective.

"The Olympics committee has decided to grant membership to many Island nations."

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09-Sep-2022

Centric

[ sen-trik ] ADJECTIVE

Centric

Pertaining to the center.

Located at the center.

Concerned about a center.

In the center.

"They had a series of articles that were crypto-centric."

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08-Sep-2022

Debilitate

[ dih-bil-i-teyt ] VERB

Debilitate

To make weaker.

To impair the strength of someone or something.

To make the strength of mind or body lesser, as if by an illness.

"It is party leader's actions that debilitate the party's election campaign."

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07-Sep-2022

Announcement

[ uh-nouns-muhnt ] NOUN

Announcement

Public or formal notice about something.

The act of announcing.

A short message or commercial on television.

A public notification.

"A public announcement was made by the Prime Minister."

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06-Sep-2022

Guardianship

[ gahr-dee-uhn-ship ] NOUN

Guardianship

The position of a guardian or of being a guardian.

The responsibilities of a guardian.

Care and responsibility.

The responsibilities towards a ward.

"Our child is studying in the hostel under the guardianship of his uncle."

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05-Sep-2022

Prospective

[ pruh-spek-tiv ] ADJECTIVE

Prospective

Of future.

Potential.

Effective in the future.

Likely to come about.

"He tried to explain the prospective benefits of the new bill."

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04-Sep-2022

Testimonial

[ tes-tuh-moh-nee-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Testimonial

Noun: A written declaration certifying a person’s character or conduct.; A letter of recommendation.; Something given as an expression of esteem, appreciation or admiration.; An expression of tribute.

Adjective: Relating to testimony.; Expressive of appreciation.

"She asked his manager to give a testimonial to her if he feels right doing so."

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03-Sep-2022

Tighten

[ tahyt-n ] VERB

Tighten

To make tight.

To become tight.

"I tightened the screw."

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02-Sep-2022

Adoption

[ uh-dop-shuhn ] NOUN

Adoption

The process of establishing a legal relationship between a child and a parent other than the child's biological parent.

The act of adopting.

The act of acquiring a stray or abandoned pet.

The act of accepting something as an idea or principle.

"My friend is planning on growing her family through adoption."

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01-Sep-2022

Maiden

[ meyd-n ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Maiden

Noun: A girl,; A young unmarried woman.; A female virgin.; A horse that has never won a race.

Adjective: Relating to an unmarried girl.; Never having had sexual intercourse,; Related to unmarried woman.; First.

"She liked the story of a hero who rescues a maiden."

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August 2022
31-Aug-2022

Vagary

[ vuh-gair-ee ] NOUN

Vagary

An unpredictable action.

A wild idea.

An erratic or unpredictable action.

"It is not easy to adjust according to the vagaries of the weather."

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30-Aug-2022

Elevate

[ el-uh-veyt ] VERB, ADVERB

Elevate

Verb: To move to a higher position.; To raise to a higher intellectual level.; To raise the spirits.; To move higher in rank.

Adjective: Raised or Elevated.

"His standard has elevated after he earned money."

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29-Aug-2022

Monetary

[ mon-i-ter-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Monetary

Relating to money.

Relating to currency or total money of a country.

"Government has amended its monetary policy."

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28-Aug-2022

Aggressively

[ uh-gres-iv-lee ] ADVERB

Aggressively

In an aggressive manner.

In a highly competitive manner.

In a forceful manner.

In a boldly assertive manner.

"Rakesh aggressively marketed his company's line of cosmetics."

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27-Aug-2022

Invariably

[ in-vair-ee-uh-buhl-ee ] ADVERB

Invariably

On every occasion.

Always.

Without exception.

"His response to questions about his marriage is invariably the same."

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26-Aug-2022

Outskirt

[ out-skurt ] NOUN

Outskirt

The outlying region as of a city.

The border of a specified quality.

"There are many factories on the outskirts of the town."

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25-Aug-2022

Resolve

[ ri-zolv ] NOUN, VERB

Resolve

Noun: A resolution of determination that is being made to follow a course of action to achieve something.; Fixity of purpose.

Verb: To deal with something successfully.; To reach a firm decision about something.; To separate into elementary parts.; To reduce by mental analysis.; To deal with something conclusively.; To clear away doubts.; To break away or disintegrate.

"The manager has resolved all my doubts."

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24-Aug-2022

Tad

[ tad ] NOUN

Tad

A small child.

A very small amount.

Somewhat or rather.

"He was not even ready to shift a tad."

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23-Aug-2022

Ulterior

[ uhl-teer-ee-er ] ADJECTIVE

Ulterior

Being beyond what is visible.

Concealed intentions.

Situated on the farther side.

"Raul has an ulterior motive for trying to help Aaron."

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22-Aug-2022

Severity

[ suh-ver-i-tee ] NOUN

Severity

The quality of being severe.

The condition of being very bad.

Intensity or sharpness.

Harshness or sternness.

"The severity of their lives cannot be felt by us."

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21-Aug-2022

Embarrassment

[ em-bar-uhs-muhnt ] NOUN

Embarrassment

The state of being embarrassed.

The state of being in financial difficulties.

Something that embarrasses.

"Customers are experiencing embarrassment and inconvenience of a declined transaction."

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20-Aug-2022

Conundrum

[ kuh-nuhn-druhm ] NOUN

Conundrum

A riddle or puzzle that is difficult or impossible to solve.

Something that puzzles.

An intricate problem.

A riddle whose answer involves a pun or play on words.

"The conundrum facing the Indian Cricket Team is that their Bench strength performs better than their team sometimes."

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19-Aug-2022

Gratification

[ grat-uh-fi-key-shuhn ] NOUN

Gratification

The state of being gratified.

The act of gratifying.

A source of pleasure.

Reward.

"Money is the only source of gratification for Herschelle."

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18-Aug-2022

Enthusiastic

[ en-thoo-zee-as-tik ] ADJECTIVE

Enthusiastic

Full of enthusiasm.

Showing intense eagerness towards something.

"I met some enthusiastic supporters of Prime Minister."

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17-Aug-2022

Propellant

[ pruh-pel-uhnt ] NOUN

Propellant

A propelling agent.

A substance of fuel and oxidizer mixed together.

The charge of explosives for propelling projectiles.

A compressed inert gas that is kept under pressure for expelling the contents when the pressure is released.

"The launch was rescheduled due to problems with the propellant."

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16-Aug-2022

Cajole

[ kuh-johl ] VERB

Cajole

To persuade by flattery or promises.

To deceive someone with soothing words or false promises.

To persuade someone to do something by flattery.

"I am counting on my friend to cajole her into joining our team."

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15-Aug-2022

Progression

[ pruh-gresh-uhn ] NOUN

Progression

The act of progressing.

A passing successively from one member of a series to the next.

A sequence of numbers in which each number is related to its next and previous number by a uniform law.

A gradual development from one state to another.

"She did not feel any change in her progression to the senior status from junior."

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14-Aug-2022

Mar

[ mahr ] NOUN, VERB

Mar

Verb: To damage or harm.; To impair.; To disfigure.

Noun: Something that mar.

"The integrity of elections was marred due to booth capturing."

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13-Aug-2022

Accommodate

[ uh-kom-uh-deyt ] VERB

Accommodate

To do a kindness or a favour.

To provide suitably with something.

To lend money to someone.

To provide with a room and food.

To agree.

To bring into an agreement.

To provide with something desired.

To adapt oneself

"I am trying to come to a decision that could accommodate the interests of both the parties."

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12-Aug-2022

Constraint

[ kuhn-streynt ] NOUN

Constraint

Something that limits or controls what one can do.

Limitations or restrictions.

Unnatural restraint in manner.

Something that constrains.

A condition of constraining.

Repression of one’s own feelings.

"Lack of funds is a major constraint in the completion of the project."

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11-Aug-2022

Assert

[ uh-surt ] VERB

Assert

To state with assurance.

To maintain claims.

To state as having existence.

State a fact or belief confidently.

To demonstrate the existence of something.

To state positively.

"The CEO asserted that the budget cut is not related to any forthcoming firing."

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10-Aug-2022

Comprehend

[ kom-pri-hend ] VERB

Comprehend

To understand the meaning of something.

To include.

To take in.

To grasp the nature, significance, or meaning of something.

To contain within a total scope.

To include by construction.

"It took a while to comprehend trigonometry."

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09-Aug-2022

Exchequer

[ eks-chek-er ] NOUN

Exchequer

A treasury of a nation.

A department in the British government which is responsible for issuing, and receiving accounting for money belonging to the state.

The government department in charge of the public revenues.

"In the last fiscal year, exchequer increased by a record number."

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08-Aug-2022

Recruitment

[ ri-kroot-muhnt ] NOUN

Recruitment

The process of recruiting.

The process of adding new individuals to a population by growth, immigration, and stocking.

The action of enlisting new people in the armed forces.

"We are going to appear in the recruitment test conducted by the tech giant."

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07-Aug-2022

Dissonant

[ dis-uh-nuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Dissonant

Disagreeing or harsh in sound.

Out of harmony.

Harmonically unresolved.

"You should practice more to move out of this dissonant phase in guitar playing."

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06-Aug-2022

Undergird

[ uhn-der-gurd ] VERB

Undergird

To strengthen by passing a rope or chain under and around.

To give fundamental support.

To form the basis and foundation of something.

"He is always ready with facts to undergird his statements."

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05-Aug-2022

Plaudit

[ plaw-dit ] NOUN

Plaudit

An energetic expression of approval.

A round of applause for some admired performances.

An enthusiastic approval.

"Neeraj Chopra deserves every plaudit as he has proven himself on each occasion."

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04-Aug-2022

Impinge

[ im-pinj ] VERB

Impinge

To make an impression.

To encroach or infringe.

To have an effect or impact.

To strike with a sharp collision.

"Hail impinged on the car's windshield."

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03-Aug-2022

Onerous

[ on-er-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Onerous

Something that is being disliked because it is difficult or unpleasant.

Involving a burden.

Having legal obligations that outweigh the advantages.

"I was bound to do certain activities due to an onerous agreement that I signed."

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02-Aug-2022

Compliance

[ kuhm-plahy-uhns ] NOUN

Compliance

The act of complying with a desire.

A disposition to yield to others.

Conformity or accordance.

Cooperation or obedience.

Do what is required to do.

"The business practices should be in compliance with the law."

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01-Aug-2022

Judicial

[ joo-dish-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Judicial

About court proceedings.

Ordered by the court.

Sanctioned by a court.

Giving judgment.

Inclined to make judgments.

By a court or a judge.

"He is quite busy in the judicial proceedings these days."

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July 2022
31-Jul-2022

Invigorate

[ in-vig-uh-reyt ] VERB

Invigorate

To fill with life and energy.

To make more energetic.

To make more efficient or effective.

"A quick morning walk invigorates me for the entire day."

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30-Jul-2022

Discern

[ dih-surn ] VERB

Discern

To detect with eyes.

To identify as separate and distinct.

To recognize mentally.

To distinguish.

"I seriously doubt his capability to discern right from wrong."

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29-Jul-2022

Accomplish

[ uh-kom-plish ] VERB

Accomplish

To bring to a conclusion.

To complete.

To bring about a result by effort.

To succeed in reaching a stage.

"Rahul doesn't have much to accomplish these days."

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28-Jul-2022

Custodian

[ kuh-stoh-dee-uhn ] NOUN

Custodian

A person who has custody.

A person entrusted with guarding or maintaining a property.

One who guards and protects.

"The court asked his uncle to be the custodian of his property until he turns 18."

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27-Jul-2022

Contingent

[ kuhn-tin-juhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Contingent

Noun: A representative group.; Any one of the representative groups composing an assemblage.

Adjective: Dependent for existence on something not yet certain.; Likely but not certain to happen.; Not necessary.; Happening by chance.

"Our vacations are contingent on the weather conditions."

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26-Jul-2022

Prominent

[ prom-uh-nuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Prominent

Someone who is important.

Standing out beyond the adjacent surface.

Leading or well-known.

Standing out so as to be seen easily.

Readily noticeable.

"His eyes are his most prominent feature."

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25-Jul-2022

Intolerance

[ in-tol-er-uhns ] NOUN

Intolerance

Lack of tolerance.

Unwillingness to tolerate persons of a different social group.

Incapacity to bear or endure.

Abnormal sensitivity to a food or drug.

"His intolerance to heat makes him fall asleep during summers at his house."

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24-Jul-2022

Empowerment

[ em-pou-er-ment ] NOUN

Empowerment

The giving of power or authority.

The giving of an ability.

The state of being empowered to do something.

"Government has launched several schemes for women empowerment."

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23-Jul-2022

Gerontocracy

[ jer-uhn-tok-ruh-see ] NOUN

Gerontocracy

Government by a council of elders.

The Government ruled by elderly people.

"The law of not giving an elected representative the right to contest election can prevent gerontocracy but will result in governance lacking experience."

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22-Jul-2022

Boisterous

[ boi-ster-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Boisterous

Noisily turbulent.

Rough and Stormy.

Marked by high spirits.

"The singer got excited in the concert after seeing a young and boisterous crowd."

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21-Jul-2022

Barrier

[ bar-ee-er ] NOUN

Barrier

Something that is intended to block passage.

A natural structure that prevents movement or action.

A limit or boundary.

Any natural obstacle.

"There was a toll barrier on the way."

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20-Jul-2022

Tokenism

[ toh-kuh-niz-uhm ] NOUN

Tokenism

The practice of making only a symbolic effort.

An action that is just done to show some intention or to impress a particular type of person.

Any legislation or administration that requires minimum compliance with rules.

"The admission of one girl in the committee is merely a tokenism."

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19-Jul-2022

Inequality

[ in-i-kwol-i-tee ] NOUN

Inequality

The condition of being unequal.

Unevenness in something.

Unequal or uneven due to social or economic disparity.

An instance of being unequal.

"There has been an inequality in the society based on gender."

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18-Jul-2022

Stagnation

[ stag-ney-shuhn ] NOUN

Stagnation

The state of not moving.

A stagnant state or condition.

A foulness or staleness.

A failure to progress or advance.

The state of feeling sluggish or dull.

"My parents never had a period of stagnation in their three-decade marriage."

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17-Jul-2022

Unsavoury

[ uhn-sey-ver-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Unsavoury

Unpleasant in taste or smell.

Objectionable or distasteful.

"The blend of spices in improper proportion resulted in an unsavoury curry."

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16-Jul-2022

Continuity

[ kon-tn-oo-i-tee ] NOUN

Continuity

A smooth development.

Uninterrupted succession.

Something that is continuous.

The quality of being continuous.

The property of a continuous function mathematically.

The spoken part of a radio or television program that is served as an introductory or transitional part.

"The continuity of the program will depend on the availability of donations."

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15-Jul-2022

Peerless

[ peer-lis ] ADJECTIVE

Peerless

Having no equal.

Having no comparison.

Matchless or unrivaled.

"The web series became successful because of the peerless talent of the cast."

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14-Jul-2022

Pacify

[ pas-uh-fahy ] VERB

Pacify

To bring to a state of peace.

To appease.

To reduce to a tranquil state.

To reduce to a submissive state.

"I succeeded in pacifying the quarrel between my two friends."

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13-Jul-2022

Exigency

[ ek-si-juhn-see ] NOUN

Exigency

An urgent need or demand.

The need to a circumstance.

A situation that demands prompt action.

A quality of being exigent.

"We worked for extra hours when the exigencies of family economy demanded it."

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12-Jul-2022

Impart

[ im-pahrt ] VERB

Impart

To communicate knowledge.

To give or convey.

To make known.

To grant a part or share.

"The flavours imparted by this herb in the curry are amazing."

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11-Jul-2022

Prudent

[ prood-nt ] ADJECTIVE

Prudent

Sensible in action and thought

"Shanu always gives me prudent advice."

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10-Jul-2022

Mitigate

[ mit-i-geyt ] VERB

Mitigate

To cause to become less harsh.

To make less severe.

To become milder.

"I asked the commander to mitigate the punishment."

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09-Jul-2022

Supersede

[ soo-per-seed ] VERB

Supersede

To replace in power.

To replace in use because of something becoming old-fashioned or unacceptable.

To set aside as void or useless usually in consideration of something mentioned.

To displace in favour of another.

To force out of use.

"The latest version of the app supersedes all the competitor's apps."

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08-Jul-2022

Pulsate

[ puhl-seyt ] VERB

Pulsate

To expand and contract periodically.

To vibrate.

To exhibit a pulsation.

"I watched a movie yesterday, every scene of that movie was pulsating with suspense."

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07-Jul-2022

Swerve

[ swurv ] VERB

Swerve

Verb: To turn aside abruptly in direction or movement.; To cause to turn aside.; To cause to deviate.

Noun: The instance of swerving.

"He swerved the car towards the trench due to bursting of the tires."

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06-Jul-2022

Sequence

[ see-kwuhns ] NOUN, VERB

Sequence

Noun: The following of one thing after another.; A continuous or connected series.; Order of sequence.; The exact order of something.

Verb: To arrange in a sequence.; To determine the order of chemical constituents.

"I enjoyed the chase sequence in the movie."

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05-Jul-2022

Asylum

[ uh-sahy-luhm ] NOUN

Asylum

An institution for the maintenance and care of mentally ill orphans or other persons.

An inviolable refuge.

A place offering a secure retreat.

"The refugees were kept in the asylum for the last three months."

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04-Jul-2022

Stronghold

[ strawng-hohld ] NOUN

Stronghold

A fortified place.

A place of security.

A place dominated by a particular person or group.

"BJP has its stronghold in the western Uttar Pradesh."

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03-Jul-2022

Insurmountable

[ in-ser-moun-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Insurmountable

Incapable of being surmounted.

A problem that cannot be dealt with successfully.

Too great to overcome.

"My father narrated a story in which he triumphed despite several insurmountable obstacles."

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02-Jul-2022

Vacate

[ vey-keyt ] VERB

Vacate

To deprive of an occupant.

To make legally void.

To leave an office or post.

To make vacant.

To give up possession of something.

To withdraw or surrender occupancy.

"My landlord has asked me to vacate the house."

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01-Jul-2022

Perpetuate

[ per-pech-oo-eyt ] VERB

Perpetuate

To cause to last indefinitely.

To preserve from extinction.

"He perpetuated the myth that his neighbour's house is haunted."

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June 2022
30-Jun-2022

Pristine

[ pris-teen ] ADJECTIVE

Pristine

Having its original purity.

Relating or belonging to the earliest period or state.

Not spoiled.

"We went to a pristine island in the Indian Ocean through our boat."

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29-Jun-2022

Conviction

[ kuhn-vik-shuhn ] NOUN

Conviction

A fixed or firm belief.

The act of finding a person guilty of a crime, especially in a court proceeding

The act of convincing a person.

"A conviction for you is on the way as I have enough evidence to prove you guilty."

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28-Jun-2022

Seek

[ seek ] VERB

Seek

To search for something.

To try to discover by questioning or searching.

To try to obtain.

To make an inquiry.

To ask for.

"I am here to seek your help in this matter."

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27-Jun-2022

Squander

[ skwon-der ] NOUN, VERB

Squander

Verb: Waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.; To spend foolishly.; To lose advantage through negligence.

Noun: An act of spending money foolishly.; Wasteful expenditure.

"He said that he won't squander such a golden opportunity."

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26-Jun-2022

Concomitantly

[ kon-kom-i-tuhnt-lee ] ADVERB

Concomitantly

At the same time.

Along with something else as a related feature.

"Leaders come and go, but their objective is to do something that their predecessors have not done and, concomitantly, write their name in golden letters."

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25-Jun-2022

Recruit

[ ri-kroot ] NOUN, VERB

Recruit

Noun: A new member of the organization or army.; A newcomer to a field or activity.

Verb: To select a new member to join the organization.; To enlist a person for service in one of the armed forces.; To engage in finding employees, trainees, interns, etc.

"I am recruiting personnel for my startup."

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24-Jun-2022

Fester

[ fes-ter ] NOUN, VERB

Fester

Noun: An ulcer.; A small superficial sore.

Verb: To cause to rankle.; To form pus.; To undergo a state of progressive deterioration.

"You should see a doctor otherwise this wound may fester."

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23-Jun-2022

Mismanagement

[ mis-man-ij-muhnt ] NOUN

Mismanagement

The bad way in which someone dealt with or organized something.

The process of managing something badly.

"The whole program was a disaster and will always be an example of mismanagement."

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22-Jun-2022

Distress

[ dih-stress ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Distress

Noun: Great pain or sorrow.;  A state of danger.; A painful situation.

Adjective: Involving distress goods.; Offered for sale at loss.

Verb: To upset or worry.; To trouble the mind.; To make uneasy.; To subject or pressure or stress.

"He was distressed because of him getting fired from job."

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21-Jun-2022

Personnel

[ pur-suh-nel ] NOUN

Personnel

A body of persons employed in an organization or a factory.

A department in an organization that deals with the matters related to employs.

"Indian Army is going to recruit more than 45000 military personnel in the coming years."

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20-Jun-2022

Ameliorate

[ uh-meel-yuh-reyt ] VERB

Ameliorate

To make better.

To become better or more bearable.

To become more satisfactory.

"In a bad situation, I try to ameliorate the happening and make it right."

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19-Jun-2022

Belated

[ bih-ley-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Belated

Coming after the customary or expected time.

Late or delayed.

Appearing past the normal time.

"The public was furious on government's belated response."

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18-Jun-2022

Imperative

[ im-per-uh-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Imperative

Noun: Something unavoidable or urgent.; An obligatory duty.; A command or a rule.; An essential or urgent thing.; Grammar - A certain type of sentence that contains no subject and expresses a command to do something, e.g., Please be cautious.

Adjective: Absolutely Unavoidable avoided.; Necessary.; If something is said to be imperative then it is extremely important and needs to be done.

"It is imperative to know your rights while in police custody."

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17-Jun-2022

Inflation

[ in-fley-shuhn ] NOUN

Inflation

A continuous rise in the price level related to or attributed to an increase in the volume of money.

The act of inflating.

"The inflation is hitting some poor countries in its extreme way."

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16-Jun-2022

Troop

[ troop ] NOUN, VERB

Troop

Noun: An assemblage of persons.; A group of soldiers.

Verb: To gather in a company.; To move in large numbers.

"School kids trooped the auditorium."

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15-Jun-2022

Intention

[ in-ten-shuhn ] NOUN

Intention

A determination to act in a particular way.

The act of intending.

The purpose.

Attitude towards the actions of one's conduct.

"She announced her intentions to run for the President."

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14-Jun-2022

Democracy

[ dih-mok-ruh-see ] NOUN

Democracy

A type of government by the people in which the supreme power is vested in the people.

A political unit that has a democratic government.

"India is the democracy with the largest population."

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13-Jun-2022

Critical

[ krit-i-kuhl ] NOUN

Critical

Inclined to criticize severely.

Exercising judicious evaluation.

Of the nature of a crisis.

Some important juncture.

"As a parent, one should not be too critical of child's work."

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12-Jun-2022

Quad

[ kwod ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Quad

Noun: A quadrangle especially on college campuses.; A quadruplet.; A group of four.

Adjective: Having four members or elements.

"The quad summit took place in Tokyo this year."

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11-Jun-2022

Summit

[ suhm-it ] NOUN, VERB, ADVERB

Summit

Noun: The highest point.; A conference or meeting of diplomats.

Verb: To participate in a summit meeting.; To reach a summit.

Adjective: Of or relating to summit meetings.

"The summit talks were recorded for future reference."

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10-Jun-2022

Alliance

[ uh-lahy-uhns ] NOUN

Alliance

A union between people, groups, countries, etc.

An association to further the common interests of the members.

"India's strong alliances with Russia and US both is something other countries wonder about."

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09-Jun-2022

Clarity

[ klar-i-tee ] NOUN

Clarity

The quality of being clear.

The clearness as to understanding.

Free from ambiguity.

"The clarity of photographs taken with a DSLR is unmatched."

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08-Jun-2022

Coercive

[ koh-ur-siv ] ADJECTIVE

Coercive

Relating to or using force or threats.

"The company has been using coercive measures against employees after knowing of their association with the Union movement."

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07-Jun-2022

Caution

[ kaw-shuhn ] NOUN, VERB

Caution

Noun: Alertness and prudence in a hazardous situation to minimize risk.; A person or thing that astonishes apprehension.; Care taken to avoid danger.; A warning against danger.

Verb: To give a warning to someone to be careful.

"Please use the drill machine with caution."

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06-Jun-2022

Apprehension

[ ap-ri-hen-shuhn ] NOUN

Apprehension

Anticipation of some misfortune in the future.

Fear of future evil.

Seizure by legal process.

"She was feeling nervous due to an atmosphere of apprehension around her."

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05-Jun-2022

Articulate

[ ahr-tik-yuh-lit ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Articulate

Verb: To give clear utterance to words.; To utter distinctly.; To pronounce clearly.; To unite as if by means of a joint.; To give definition to something.

Adjective: Uttered clearly.; Expressing oneself clearly.; Able to speak.

"One should be an articulate speaker to be a successful politician."

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04-Jun-2022

Criticism

[ krit-uh-siz-uhm ] NOUN

Criticism

The act of criticizing usually favourably.

The act of evaluating some work.

The expression of disapproval of someone or something on perceived mistakes.

The act of passing judgments on the merits of anything.

A critical comment.

A method of studying texts for the purpose of reconstructing them.

"He had to face strong criticism of his idea."

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03-Jun-2022

Federalism

[ fed-er-uh-liz-uhm ] NOUN

Federalism

The distribution of power into the central authority and the constituent units.

The federal form of government.

"Some are in favour and some in strong opposition of federalism."

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02-Jun-2022

Introspection

[ in-truh-spek-shuhn ] NOUN

Introspection

Examination of one’s own mental and emotional state.

The act of looking within oneself.

"It was a practice by ancient saints that they went to Jungle for self-introspection."

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01-Jun-2022

Simultaneous

[ sahy-muhl-tey-nee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Simultaneous

Occurring at the same time.

Satisfied by the same variables.

"Both of these events were simultaneous."

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May 2022
31-May-2022

Conciliatory

[ conciliatory ] ADJECTIVE

Conciliatory

Intended to reduce hostility.

Actions that are willing to end a disagreement or hostility.

Intended to pacify.

"My father came to an agreement with the rivals after seeing their conciliatory manners."

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30-May-2022

Concern

[ kuhn-surn ] NOUN, VERB

Concern

Noun: Something that relates to a person or business.; Matter for consideration.; A matter that calls for a person’s attention.

Verb: To relate to.; To have an influence on.; To involve.; To distress about.

"Immigration has become a concern for many countries."

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29-May-2022

Verdict

[ vur-dikt ] NOUN

Verdict

The finding of a jury on a matter.

A decision.

"The verdict of the jury was 'Not guilty'."

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28-May-2022

Rivalry

[ rahy-vuhl-ree ] NOUN

Rivalry

The competition between people or organizations who want the same things.

"High competitive rivalry has become a problem for consumers and investors."

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27-May-2022

Fierce

[ feers ] ADJECTIVE

Fierce

Menacingly hostile.

Violent in intensity.

Furiously active.

Wild in appearance.

"The public has shown fierce opposition to the new laws."

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26-May-2022

Separatist

[ sep-er-uh-tist ] NOUN

Separatist

Someone who favours separatism.

An advocate of independence of a part of a nation.

"The separatist tendencies of some specific people have taken a back seat in this regime."

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25-May-2022

Seize

[ seez ] VERB

Seize

To take possession of something.

To possess by force.

To grab forcibly.

To resort to a plan.

To grasp mentally.

To take hold of something.

"The bank seized their property due to failure in loan repayment."

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24-May-2022

Surrender

[ suh-ren-der ] NOUN, VERB

Surrender

Noun: The action of giving up the possession of something, especially into the power of another.; The act of surrendering.

Verb: To yield something to the possession of another.; To give oneself up.

"Many kings refused to surrender their power and fought till last breathe."

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23-May-2022

Pronounced

[ pruh-nounst ] NOUN

Pronounced

Strongly marked.

Clearly indicated.

"Finding skilled labour is going to be the most pronounced challenge."

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22-May-2022

Penchant

[ pen-chuhnt ] NOUN

Penchant

A strong inclination.

A strong liking for something.

"My wife is a stylish woman with a penchant for bracelets."

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21-May-2022

Detractor

[ dih-trak-ter ] NOUN

Detractor

A person who criticizes someone or something.

A person who tries to degrade the value or reputation of someone or something.

"He considers his political opponents as detractors and doesn't value their comments."

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20-May-2022

Abolish

[ uh-bol-ish ] VERB

Abolish

To do away with.

To end the effect of something.

"A section of economists are in favour of abolishing the Income Tax."

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19-May-2022

Disprove

[ dis-proov ] VERB

Disprove

To prove something to be false or wrong.

"The lawyer need to disprove the opposition in order to save his client."

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18-May-2022

Anticipate

[ an-tis-uh-peyt ] VERB

Anticipate

To foresee.

To look forward to.

To nullify by taking countermeasures.

To expect something.

To perform an action before another has acted.

"We were anticipating a favourable decision by the court."

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17-May-2022

Abrupt

[ uh-bruhpt ] ADJECTIVE

Abrupt

Sudden and unexpected.

Changing suddenly.

Rude in speech.

"He gave an abrupt reply to his boss and made him angry."

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16-May-2022

Rumple

[ ruhm-puhl ] NOUN, VERB

Rumple

Noun: A wrinkle.

Verb: To crush into wrinkles.

"She rumpled her mother's hair."

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15-May-2022

Stipple

[ stip-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Stipple

Noun: The method of painting or engraving by small dots or spots.

Verb: To paint or engrave by means of dots.; To apply by repeated small touches.

"She stippled the canvas with different colours and made an amazing painting."

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14-May-2022

Restore

[ ri-stawr ] VERB

Restore

To bring back into existence.

To bring back into use.

"The old car was restored by my brother."

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13-May-2022

Exoneration

[ ig-zon-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Exoneration

The act of clearing someone of some blame or charge.

The act of relieving someone of a responsibility or obligation.

"The exoneration of political prisoners is required to ensure justice."

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12-May-2022

Amidst

[ uh-midst ] PREPOSITION

Amidst

In the middle.

"He started bleeding amidst the fighting."

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11-May-2022

Undulate

[ uhn-dyuh-leyt ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Undulate

Verb: To move in a wavelike motion.; To rise and fall in pitch.

Adjective: Having a wavy surface or edges.

"The surface of the lake undulated beautifully."

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10-May-2022

Extort

[ ik-stawrt ] VERB

Extort

To obtain from a person by force or intimidation.

To take illegally by use of one's power or office.

"Sunil was arrested for extorting bribes and other benefits."

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10-May-2022

Feint

[ feynt ] NOUN, VERB

Feint

Noun: A deceptive movement to deceive an adversary attack.

Verb: To make a deceptive movement.; To make a false show of something.

 

"The boxer made a feint and won the match."

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09-May-2022

Felon

[ fel-uhn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Felon

Noun: A person who has committed a crime or felony.

Adjective: Cruel, Treacherous, Wild.

"I do not befriend felons."

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08-May-2022

Gnaw

[ naw ] VERB

Gnaw

To bite on persistently.

To cause corrosion.

Cause persistent distress.

"Rashmi gnawed on his fingernails."

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07-May-2022

Ferocity

[ fuh-ros-i-tee ] NOUN

Ferocity

A quality or state of being ferocious or violent.

"The tourists were frightened by the ferocity of the lion's attack they have witnessed."

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06-May-2022

gullible

[ guhl-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

gullible

Easily duped or cheated

The gullible students were sold fiction books at a higher price. 

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05-May-2022

Nexus

[ nek-suhs ] VERB

Nexus

A means of connection.

A connected group or series.

The core or centre of a situation.

"The town hall has become a nexus of crime."

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04-May-2022

Grievous

[ gree-vuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Grievous

Causing grief or sorrow.

Expressing grief.

Characterized by severe pain.

"He suffered a grievous loss last year."

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03-May-2022

Abet

[ uh-bet ] VERB

Abet

To encourage or help in doing something wrong.

To assist someone in the achievement of a purpose.

"He was accused to abet a crime."

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02-May-2022

Germane

[ jer-meyn ] ADJECTIVE

Germane

Closely related.

Being relevant and appropriate.

Connected to the situation or idea in an important way.

"The legislator won't listen to any comment that is not germane to the issue."

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01-May-2022

Abide

[ uh-bahyd ] VERB

Abide

To continue or remain in a fixed state.

To accept without any opposition or objection.

To bear or tolerate patiently.

To conform to something.

"She abided with me throughout my life."

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April 2022
30-Apr-2022

Aberration

[ ab-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Aberration

The act of departing from normal.

The instance of deviation from what is being normal.

Failure of a mirror to produce an exact image of an object.

Disorder of the mind.

"His child has been detected with a genetic aberration."

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29-Apr-2022

Scurvy

[ skur-vee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Scurvy

Noun: A disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums due to lack of vitamin C.

Adjective: Mean or despicable.

"Ramesh's feet swelled from the scurvy."

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28-Apr-2022

Felicitous

[ fi-lis-i-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Felicitous

Very well suited in the circumstances.

Appropriately expressed.

Having a special ability as a person.

"The CEO gave a felicitous remarks about the team working on the project."

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27-Apr-2022

Nugatory

[ noo-guh-tawr-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Nugatory

Of no real value or worth.

Of no force.

Not valid.

Of little significance.

"Her comments were nugatory to me."

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26-Apr-2022

Tribute

[ trib-yoot ] NOUN

Tribute

A gift or testimonial that is given in acknowledgment of gratitude.

Something that indicates the worth of something in consideration.

Obligation or liability to make payment as a sign of dependence.

"We paid tribute to our father."

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25-Apr-2022

Sluggard

[ sluhg-erd ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Sluggard

Noun: A habitually lazy and slow person.

Adjective: Related to lazy and slow person.

"My friends are such a sluggard that they woke up at 1 PM."

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24-Apr-2022

Uncouth

[ uhn-kooth ] ADJECTIVE

Uncouth

Awkward and clumsy.

Lacking in grace.

Unusual or strange in appearance, manner or behaviour.

"After meeting him, most of the people think of him as uncouth."

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23-Apr-2022

Stanch

[ stahnch ] VERB

Stanch

To stop the flow of a liquid.

To stop the flow of blood from a wound.

To stop or check in the course of something.

"His colleagues saved his life by stanching the flow immediately."

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22-Apr-2022

Transgress

[ trans-gres ] VERB

Transgress

To violate a law or command.

To go beyond a limit imposed by law.

"As an organisation, you should strictly obey rules and don't even think of transgressing them."

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21-Apr-2022

Relegate

[ rel-i-geyt ] VERB

Relegate

To send to an inferior position.

To consign as to a person.

To submit to someone for appropriate action.

"He has been relegated by his department to a post which only a few like."

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20-Apr-2022

Turncoat

[ turn-koht ] NOUN

Turncoat

One who switches to an opposing party or reverses principles.

"He was upset because of him getting a label of a turncoat."

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19-Apr-2022

Liturgy

[ lit-er-jee ] NOUN

Liturgy

A form of public worship.

A particular arrangement of services.

"I studied liturgies of various religions."

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18-Apr-2022

Pare

[ pair ] VERB

Pare

To trim off an excess part of something.

To diminish or reduce by cutting.

"The company has pared off expenses."

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17-Apr-2022

Absolve

[ ab-zolv ] VERB

Absolve

To free from guilt or accusations.

To grant pardon.

To set free from some obligations.

"He has been absolved from his duty."

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16-Apr-2022

Spree

[ spree ] NOUN

Spree

An unrestrained indulgence in an activity.

A period of indulgence.

A period of extreme activity.

"We were on a spending spree at the mall."

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15-Apr-2022

Unilateral

[ yoo-nuh-lat-er-uhl ] ADVERB

Unilateral

Relating to only one side.

Undertaken by one person or party.

Having only one side.

"Some nations are moving forward on a unilateral approach of development."

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14-Apr-2022

Vicissitude

[ vi-sis-i-tood ] NOUN

Vicissitude

A change or variation in the course of something.

A change of circumstances that is unwelcome or unpleasant.

A fluctuation of state of condition.

"He was frustrated by the vicissitudes of daily life."

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13-Apr-2022

Transmissible

[ trans-mis-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Transmissible

Capable of being transmitted.

Contagious.

"The virus is transmissible from humans to animals and vice-versa."

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12-Apr-2022

Resurrect

[ rez-uh-rekt ] VERB

Resurrect

To bring into life again.

To bring back into use.

To rise from the dead.

"The music company has resurrected the singer's career."

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11-Apr-2022

Hitherto

[ hith-er-too ] ADVERB

Hitherto

Up to this time.

To here.

Until now.

"He has revealed many hitherto unknown facts."

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10-Apr-2022

Responsibility

[ ri-spon-suh-bil-i-tee ] NOUN

Responsibility

The state of being responsible.

Moral or legal accountability.

"It is your responsibility to get the project completed on time."

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09-Apr-2022

Crisis

[ krahy-sis ] NOUN

Crisis

A time of extreme difficulty.

A situation that has reached a critical phase.

"Andy was busy dealing with the family crisis."

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08-Apr-2022

Euphoria

[ yoo-fawr-ee-uh ] NOUN

Euphoria

A state of extreme happiness or well-being.

A state of elation or self-confidence.

"The initial euphoria of winning is the best as it gets faded with time."

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07-Apr-2022

Implicit

[ im-plis-it ] ADJECTIVE

Implicit

Implied instead of clearly expressed.

The presence that is not consciously recognised.

Expressed in an indirect way.

Very closely connected.

With no question or doubt.

"My sister had an implicit faith in god."

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06-Apr-2022

Render

[ ren-der ] NOUN, VERB

Render

Verb: To cause to become.; To transmit to another.; To give in return.; To give help to somebody.

Noun: A return in goods or services due from a feudal tenant to his lord.

"Her presence rendered him speechless."

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05-Apr-2022

Emaciate

[ ih-mey-shee-eyt ] VERB

Emaciate

To cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin.

To make abnormally lean or thin.

"The cow at my house emaciated by illness."

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04-Apr-2022

Apropos

[ ap-ruh-poh ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION

Apropos

Adverb: At the right time.

Adjective: Relevant and suitable.

Preposition: With regard to something.

"He passed apropos comments on the incident."

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03-Apr-2022

Equipoise

[ ee-kwuh-poiz ] NOUN, VERB

Equipoise

Noun: A state of balance or equilibrium.

Verb: To serve as an equipoise or put in equipoise.; To equal in weight.

"There should be an equipoise between fear and boldness in an activity."

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02-Apr-2022

Extralegal

[ ek-struh-lee-guhl ] ADJECTIVE

Extralegal

Being beyond the authority of law.

"The activities in many professions are becoming extralegal with time."

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01-Apr-2022

Embody

[ em-bod-ee ] VERB

Embody

To give a concrete form to something.

To personify.

"The parliament embodied Gandhian principles through a law."

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March 2022
31-Mar-2022

Behest

[ bih-hest ] NOUN

Behest

A person’s command.

An authoritative order.

"She said that she will only improvise at the teacher's behest."

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30-Mar-2022

Soporific

[ sop-uh-rif-ik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Soporific

Noun: Something that causes sleep.

Adjective: Causing sleep.

"The doctor suggested some soporific drugs to my wife."

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29-Mar-2022

Jabber

[ jab-er ] NOUN, VERB

Jabber

Noun: Nonsensical talk.

Verb: To talk rapidly.

"We jabbered for the entire night."

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28-Mar-2022

Entangle

[ en-tang-guhl ] VERB

Entangle

To involve in difficulties.

To make complicated.

To perplex.

To wrap or twist together.

"I don't want to be entangled in a lawsuit."

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27-Mar-2022

Astringent

[ uh-strin-juhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Astringent

Noun: A liquid cosmetic for cleansing the skin and reduce bleeding from minor abrasions.

Adjective: Slightly acidic.; SHarp in manner.; Causing the contraction of skin cells.

"The new chips have an astringent flavour."

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26-Mar-2022

Truculence

[ truhk-yuh-luhns ] NOUN

Truculence

The quality of being hostile.

The quality or state of being bad-tempered.

"The truculence resulted in him spending most of his life in jail."

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25-Mar-2022

Extirpate

[ extirpate ] VERB

Extirpate

To remove completely.

To pull out by roots.

"The Ayurveda has the power of extirpating many diseases."

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24-Mar-2022

Gregarious

[ gri-gair-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Gregarious

Fond of the company of other people.

Indicating a liking for companionship.

Living in flocks or herds.

"Rahul is a fun-loving and gregarious person."

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23-Mar-2022

Shenanigan

[ shuh-nan-i-guhn ] NOUN

Shenanigan

Secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering.

A deceitful trick.

"The principal ignored students engaged in youthful shenanigans."

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22-Mar-2022

Stout

[ stout ] ADJECTIVE

Stout

Having or showing courage and determination.

Heavily built

 

"Kalpesh has a stout heart and is very positive towards life."

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21-Mar-2022

Anoint

[ uh-noint ] VERB

Anoint

Nominate or choose (someone) as successor to or leading candidate for a position.

To smear or rub with oil or an oily substance.

"He was anointed as the Principal Scientific Advisor."

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20-Mar-2022

Supplicate

[ suhp-li-keyt ] VERB

Supplicate

To pray humbly.

To ask for something earnestly and humbly.

"He is someone who supplicates only when in trouble."

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19-Mar-2022

Preset

[ pree-set ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Preset

Noun: a setting on a device that is adjusted or applied before use or by the manufacturer, especially on electronic audio or video equipment.

Verb: adjust or apply (a setting on a device) in advance.

Adjective: (of a setting on a device) adjusted or applied in advance.

"Meena asked Komal to heat the liquid to a preset temperature."

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18-Mar-2022

Serration

[ se-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Serration

A formation resembling the toothed edge of a saw.

One of the teeth in a serrate margin.

"He was cut by serrations of the knife."

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17-Mar-2022

Flout

[ flout ] NOUN, VERB

Flout

Noun: A disdainful remark.

Verb: To treat with contemptuous disregard.

"She was flouting the hostel rules."

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16-Mar-2022

Tamper

[ tam-per ] VERB

Tamper

To meddle.

To engage improperly in something.

To interfere so as to change.

"He was charged with tampering with the milk products."

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15-Mar-2022

Espouse

[ ih-spouz ] VERB

Espouse

To make one's own.

To take up and support as a cause.

To marry.

"He had espoused this new theory by extremists."

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14-Mar-2022

Sober

[ soh-ber ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Sober

Verb: To make less intoxicated.

Adjective: Not intoxicated or drunk.; Not affected by alcohol.; Marked by seriousness.

"He remained sober throughout the party."

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13-Mar-2022

Ascetic

[ uh-set-ik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Ascetic

Noun: A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals.; A person who leads a simple life.

Adjective: Characterised by practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgences.

"The monks live an ascetic life."

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12-Mar-2022

Trepidation

[ trep-i-dey-shuhn ] NOUN

Trepidation

A nervous feeling of uncertain agitation about something that may happen.

Quivering movement.

"Anurag had a feeling of trepidation about his investment in cryptocurrency."

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11-Mar-2022

Skit

[ skit ] NOUN

Skit

A short literary piece of humorous writing.

A short theatrical sketch.

"We saw many skits in theatres during our college time."

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10-Mar-2022

Sobriety

[ suh-brahy-i-tee ] NOUN

Sobriety

The state of being sober.

Moderation in the use of alcoholic beverages.

The seriousness of a situation.

"The discussion arranged by the society was marked by sobriety."

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09-Mar-2022

Miser

[ mahy-zer ] NOUN

Miser

A person who loves wealth and spends the minimum possible.

A mean grasping person.

"Rahul is such a miser that he never goes to a shopping mall."

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08-Mar-2022

Catastrophe

[ kuh-tas-truh-fee ] NOUN

Catastrophe

A sudden disaster.

Any mishap.

Any unfortunate end to an end.

"The movie was so boring that it turned our evening into a catastrophe."

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07-Mar-2022

Avid

[ av-id ] ADJECTIVE

Avid

Showing great enthusiasm for something.

Extremely desirous.

"He is an avid reader of history books."

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06-Mar-2022

Extinct

[ ik-stingkt ] ADJECTIVE

Extinct

No longer active or in existence.

No longer in use.

"Many superstitious traditions have become extinct with time."

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05-Mar-2022

Assiduous

[ uh-sij-oo-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Assiduous

Showing great care and effort.

"I am impressed by your assiduous planning."

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04-Mar-2022

Recuperate

[ ri-koo-puh-reyt ] VERB

Recuperate

To recover from illness.

To gain health.

"I think you should take a day off to recuperate."

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03-Mar-2022

Glimmer

[ glim-er ] NOUN, VERB

Glimmer

Noun: A faint unsteady light.; A dim perception or faint idea.

Verb: To shine faintly or unsteadily.; To appear in an unsteady reflection.

"Lights were glimmering on the pond."

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02-Mar-2022

Thrift

[ thrift ] NOUN

Thrift

Quality of careful and economical management of money.

A savings bank association.

"He has a huge sum in his account because of hard work and thrift."

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01-Mar-2022

Aver

[ uh-vuhr ] VERB

Aver

To declare or affirm positively.

To prove to be true in pleading a cause.

To allege as a fact.

"The alleged criminal averred that he is innocent."

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February 2022
28-Feb-2022

Guile

[ gahyl ] NOUN

Guile

The quality of deceiving people in a good way.

Insidious cunning in attaining some goal.

"In modern times, wars call for guile rather than firepower."

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27-Feb-2022

Servile

[ sur-vahyl ] ADJECTIVE

Servile

Relating to servants.

Being in slavery.

"He has always maintained a servile approach towards rich people."

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26-Feb-2022

Inimical

[ ih-nim-i-kuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Inimical

Being adverse because of hostility.

Reflecting unfriendliness or enemity.

"The climate at hill stations is inimical to my health."

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25-Feb-2022

Plaque

[ plak ] NOUN

Plaque

A thin flat piece of metal used for decoration.

A localized abnormal patch on a surface.

A substance containing bacteria that forms on the surface of the teeth.

"The gold plaque signifies the wealth that our city had in ancient times."

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24-Feb-2022

Moderation

[ mod-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Moderation

The quality of being moderate.

The act of moderating.

"It is required to show moderation in order to prevent a war."

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23-Feb-2022

Equanimity

[ ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee ] NOUN

Equanimity

Right disposition of mind especially under stress.

"If you rely on other's approval of your work, then equanimity will be impossible."

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22-Feb-2022

Sophistry

[ sof-uh-stree ] NOUN

Sophistry

A false argument or logic.

A tricky method of reasoning.

"It was amazing to watch Rahul puncturing his opponent's sophistry."

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21-Feb-2022

Pungent

[ puhn-juhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Pungent

Sharply painful or causing distress to the feelings.

Having an intense odour.

Sharply expressive and to the point.

"The dish got a pungent aroma because of the herbs used in it."

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20-Feb-2022

Morbid

[ mawr-bid ] ADJECTIVE

Morbid

Characterized by the unhealthy mental state especially having an interest in disease or death.

Characteristic of disease.

"You should avoid working with morbid substances."

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19-Feb-2022

Gossamer

[ gos-uh-mer ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Gossamer

Noun: Something light and delicate or insubstantial.; A fine cobweb floating in the air.

Adjective: Extremely light or delicate.

"She selected a spectacularly gossamer dress."

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18-Feb-2022

Mollify

[ mol-uh-fay ] VERB

Mollify

To mitigate or reduce in intensity.

To reduce the rigidity.

"His anger is for a few days, time will mollify his anger."

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17-Feb-2022

Terse

[ turs ] ADJECTIVE

Terse

Brief and to the point.

Using few words.

Brief or concise to the point of rudeness.

"He made a terse announcement about moving to Delhi at the family dinner."

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16-Feb-2022

Eradicate

[ ih-rad-i-keyt ] VERB

Eradicate

To remove completely.

To pull by the roots.

"It is a tough task to eradicate coronavirus from the world."

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15-Feb-2022

Satiate

[ sey-shee-eyt ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Satiate

Verb: To satisfy a need to the full or excess.

Adjective: Filled to full capacity or excess.

"The lemonade finally satiated my thirst."

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14-Feb-2022

Slur

[ slur ] NOUN, VERB

Slur

Noun: An insulting or disparaging remark.; A blot or stain.

Verb: To read carelessly.; To slip over without due mention.

"The opposition leaders are viciously slurring our party chief."

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13-Feb-2022

Impute

[ im-pyoot ] VERB

Impute

To attribute something to a person or a cause.

"The friends of Rashmi impute her silence to her unfriendly nature."

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12-Feb-2022

Placate

[ pley-keyt ] VERB

Placate

To soothe or pacify through concessions.

"All these efforts by the government are to placate the angry citizens."

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11-Feb-2022

Ingenuous

[ in-jen-yoo-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Ingenuous

Showing innocent or childlike sincerity and simplicity.

Lacking craft or artless.

"He was looking at her with wide ingenuous eyes."

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10-Feb-2022

Extant

[ ek-stuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Extant

Currently in existence.

Standing out.

"There is only one copy signed by the author that is still extant."

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09-Feb-2022

Epitome

[ ih-pit-uh-mee ] NOUN

Epitome

A person or thing that is of a higher degree or possesses higher features.

A summary of written work.

 

"Our company's banana chips are the epitome of tastefulness."

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08-Feb-2022

Yearn

[ yurn ] VERB

Yearn

To have an earnest or strong desire.

"Sushila yearned for a long vacation to Goa."

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07-Feb-2022

Misogynist

[ mi-soj-uh-nist ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Misogynist

Noun: A person who hates women.

Adjective: Hatred or mistrust against women.

"Rohan is a bachelor and a reason for it is that he is a misogynist."

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06-Feb-2022

Philistine

[ fil-uh-steen ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Philistine

Noun: A person who is hostile to cultural values.

Adjective: Hostile to culture and the arts.

"Your family is complete philistine when it comes to ats and crafts."

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05-Feb-2022

Expostulate

[ ik-spos-chuh-leyt ] VERB

Expostulate

To reason earnestly with a person against something that persons intends to do.

"I expostulated with my wife about unnecessary expenses."

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04-Feb-2022

Abdication

[ ab-di-key-shuhn ] NOUN

Abdication

An act of abandoning a right or responsibility.

An act of giving up power.

 

"Right now we are witnessing an abdication of responsibilities from the authorities."

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03-Feb-2022

Abhor

[ ab-hawr ] VERB

Abhor

To regard with extreme repugnance or hatred.

"I abhor people who break my trust."

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02-Feb-2022

Regale

[ ri-geyl ] NOUN, VERB

Regale

Verb: To delight or entertain.

Noun: A choice article or food.

"My grandmother regaled us through her stories of Patna."

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01-Feb-2022

Animosity

[ an-uh-mos-i-tee ] NOUN

Animosity

A strong feeling of dislike or ill will tending toward active hostility.

"Ramesh has an animosity towards Rajkumar."

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January 2022
31-Jan-2022

Suppress

[ suh-pres ] VERB

Suppress

To put an end to the activity of.

To end or stop something by force.

"The government was successful in suppressing the separatist groups."

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30-Jan-2022

Fret

[ fret ] VERB

Fret

Verb: To cause to suffer.; To irritate.; To eat or gnaw into.

Noun: An agitated state of mind.

 

"I don't want you to fret yourself."

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29-Jan-2022

Soggy

[ sog-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Soggy

Saturated with heavy water or moisture.

Dull and spiritless.

Heavily dull.

"He spread the soggy papers in the sun."

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28-Jan-2022

Reconcile

[ rek-uhn-sahyl ] VERB

Reconcile

To cause people or groups to become friend after an argument or fight.

To cause to accept something unpleasant.

"He was called into meeting and his differences with CEO were resolved and they reconciled with each other."

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27-Jan-2022

Exorbitant

[ ig-zawr-bi-tuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Exorbitant

Exceeding in amount or degree more than it should be.

"The restaurant is charging an exorbitant price for tea."

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26-Jan-2022

Halcyon

[ halcyon ] ADJECTIVE

Halcyon

Characterized by happiness and prosperity.

"During the early halcyon years, the environment in the company was very positive."

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25-Jan-2022

Eccentric

[ ik-sen-trik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Eccentric

Adjective: Deviating from customary usage; Tending to act in a strange way.

Noun: A person who behaves in an unusual way.

"It was always an eccentric person who did something extraordinary at the end."

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24-Jan-2022

Volatile

[ vol-uh-tl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Volatile

Adjective: Likely to change in a very quick or abrupt manner.

Noun: Something that is likely to change in a quick manner.

"I was working with volatile substances in the chemistry lab."

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23-Jan-2022

Affinity

[ uh-fin-i-tee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Affinity

Noun: A feeling of closeness that someone has for another person.

Adjective: Relating to persons who share a common interest.

"I have a strong affinity towards my brother."

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22-Jan-2022

Anodyne

[ an-uh-dahyn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Anodyne

Noun: Something that relieves pain or calm.

Adjective: Calming to the mind.

"The music of Arijit Singh is an anodyne for the sorrows of the youngsters."

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21-Jan-2022

Bombast

[ bom-bast ] NOUN

Bombast

High-sounding speech with less meaning that is used to impress people.

"In my opinion, you should include more substance and less bombast for your speech at the conference."

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20-Jan-2022

Bestial

[ bes-chuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Bestial

Lacking reason.

Like an animal.

"The Jails in early times were rumored to be bestial towards prisoners."

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19-Jan-2022

Acidulous

[ uh-sij-uh-luhs ] ADJECTIVE

Acidulous

Bitter in taste.

Harsh in manner.

"The acidulous drinks are more preferred over sweet drinks."

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18-Jan-2022

Elicit

[ ih-lis-it ] VERB

Elicit

To draw out.

To get a response from someone.

"He was trying to elicit the support of other legislators for their support on his bill."

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17-Jan-2022

Pique

[ peek ] NOUN, VERB

Pique

Verb: To affect with sharp resentment.; To excite by provocation.

Noun: A feeling of wounded.

"His actions piqued his father and he started worrying so much."

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16-Jan-2022

Somersault

[ suhm-er-sawlt ] NOUN

Somersault

A movement in which a person turns forward or backward in a complete revolution.

A complete reversal of opinion.

"The way he did a somersault in mid-air is commendable."

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15-Jan-2022

Copious

[ koh-pee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Copious

Large in quantity or number.

Full of thought or matter.

"This year we are expecting a copious harvest."

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14-Jan-2022

Pithy

[ pith-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Pithy

Brief and meaningful in expression.

Having substance and meaning.

"Punit gave pithy remarks about her wife."

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13-Jan-2022

Aberrant

[ uh-ber-uhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Aberrant

Noun: A group or person whose behaviour is different from the standards.

Adjective: Deviating from the usual type.

"Your behaviour in front of the guests was aberrant."

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12-Jan-2022

Impudent

[ im-pyuh-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Impudent

Marked by disregard of others.

"The student was suspended for his impudent behaviour."

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11-Jan-2022

Equivocate

[ ih-kwiv-uh-keyt ] VERB

Equivocate

To use unclear expressions to avoid commitment in what one says.

"The applicant was equivocating when he was asked about his learnings from the previous job."

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10-Jan-2022

Coalesce

[ koh-uh-les ] VERB

Coalesce

To grow together into one.

To unite into a whole.

"The protesters coalesced into a political party."

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09-Jan-2022

Olfactory

[ ol-fak-tuh-ree ] ADJECTIVE

Olfactory

Relating to the sense of smell.

"The olfactory qualities of natural fragrances are way better than that of synthetic fragrances."

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08-Jan-2022

Peril

[ per-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Peril

Noun: Something that may cause damage or injury

Verb: To risk or expose to danger.

"The fire near the Power House has put the entire city in peril."

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07-Jan-2022

Ardent

[ ahr-dnt ] ADJECTIVE

Ardent

Extremely devoted.

Glowing like fire.

Very enthusiastic or passionate.

 

"The ardent youngsters are required to take the company forward."

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06-Jan-2022

Arrogate

[ ar-uh-geyt ] VERB

Arrogate

To claim or to make undue claims without having proper rights.

"The top leadership of the party has arrogated to themselves the whole rights to decide who will contest the elections."

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05-Jan-2022

Accretion

[ uh-kree-shuhn ] NOUN

Accretion

The growing of separate things together into one.

Increase in growth by external addition.

"There was an accretion of ice on the car's glass window."

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03-Jan-2022

Sanguine

[ sang-gwin ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Sanguine

Adjective: Optimistic or Cheerfuly hopeful.; Relating to blood.

Noun: A moderate to strong blood-red colour.

"He is sanguine about the economic conditions in 2022."

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02-Jan-2022

Auspicious

[ aw-spish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Auspicious

Promising success.

Suggesting that success will be likely seen in the future.

"Diwali is considered to be the most auspicious festival by Hindus."

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01-Jan-2022

Belligerent

[ buh-lij-er-uhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Belligerent

Noun: A state or nation at war.

Adjective: Inclined towards exhibiting combativeness.

"The peace treaty between the belligerent nations was welcomed by all."

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December 2021
31-Dec-2021

Feeble

[ fee-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Feeble

Physically weak.

Lacking in force or strength.

"My grandma used to call me for help with her feeble voice."

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30-Dec-2021

Clamour

[ klam-er ] NOUN, VERB

Clamour

Noun: Insistent public expression of outcry or outrage.

Verb: To make a large public noise or outcry to demand something.

"The streets filled with clamour in the country during protest."

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29-Dec-2021

Cordon

[ kawr-dn ] NOUN, VERB

Cordon

Noun: A line of military or police troops enclosing or guarding an area.; An ornamental cord or ribbon.

Verb: To surround or block.

"She got late because she had to take an alternate route due to police cordon."

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28-Dec-2021

Ersatz

[ er-zahts ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Ersatz

Noun: An artificial substance that acts as substitute of something natural or original.

Adjective: Made or used as an inferior substitute.

"The new apartments in my sector are designed as an ersatz Dubai styled villas."

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27-Dec-2021

Subversive

[ suhb-vur-siv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Subversive

Noun: A systematic attempt to undermine or overthrow established government or norms.

Adjective: tending to overthrow an established system or norms.

"The journalist was imprisoned for the subversive writing style."

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26-Dec-2021

Vexation

[ vek-sey-shuhn ] NOUN

Vexation

A cause of trouble.

The state of being annoyed or frustrated.

 

"He will learn by facing problems and vexations of everyday life."

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25-Dec-2021

Intransigent

[ in-tran-si-juhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Intransigent

Noun: A person who is not willing to copmpromise or agree.

Adjective: Not willing to agree or uncompromising.

"She wa persuaded by her family but she was intransigent and did not agree to marriage."

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24-Dec-2021

Lionize

[ lahy-uh-nahyz ] VERB

Lionize

To treat a person as a celebrity.

"Students lionized the visiting professor."

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23-Dec-2021

Dogmatic

[ dawg-mat-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Dogmatic

Relating to strong set of principles considering them to be facts and true.

"Both the political parties often presents dogmatic arguments as per their convenience."

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22-Dec-2021

Canard

[ kuh-nahrd ] NOUN

Canard

A false or baseless report.

Small winglike structure attached to the airplanes to provide extra stability to airplanes.

"The article repeats many historical canards."

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21-Dec-2021

Probity

[ proh-bi-tee ] NOUN

Probity

Adherence to Integrity and honesty.

"The judge questioned the probity of the eye-witness."

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20-Dec-2021

Loquacious

[ loh-kwey-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Loquacious

Tending to talk too much.

Excessive talk.

"One of my students is very loquacious, he disturbs the entire class."

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19-Dec-2021

Turpitude

[ tur-pi-tood ] NOUN

Turpitude

Shameful or a baseless act.

"In movies, smoking and other moral turpitudes are often represented as a fashion statement."

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18-Dec-2021

Puissance

[ pyoo-uh-suhns ] NOUN

Puissance

Strength or power

"The Prime Minister assured the hurricane hit state to put the full puissance in the redevelopment of the affected areas."

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17-Dec-2021

Zenith

[ zee-nith ] NOUN

Zenith

The highest point.

The strongest or most successful period of time.

"She reached the zenith of her career as a politician."

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16-Dec-2021

Trifling

[ trahy-fling ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Trifling

Adjective: Of very little importance or of small value.

Noun: Waste of time.

"I don't want to listen to such trifling matters."

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15-Dec-2021

Debutante

[ deb-yoo-tahnt ] NOUN

Debutante

A young women making formal entry into the society.

"The main character of the novel was a young debutante."

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14-Dec-2021

Homogenous

[ huh-moj-uh-nuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Homogenous

Of the same kind.

Consisting of parts or elements of the same kind.

"The societies in some ancient villages are homogenous and follow same rituals and traditions."

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13-Dec-2021

Garrulous

[ garrulous ] ADJECTIVE

Garrulous

Excessively talkative.

Pointlessly or annoyingly talkative.

"Mr. Saxena gave a garrulous and boring speech at the AGM."

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12-Dec-2021

Waver

[ wey-ver ] VERB

Waver

To move in a flickering way.

To become unsteady.

"The flag wavers in the wind."

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11-Dec-2021

Grovel

[ gruhv-uhl ] VERB

Grovel

To lie or crawl with the face downward.

To humble oneself in order to obtain someone's forgiveness or favour.

"The public groveled before the king to give them relaxations."

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10-Dec-2021

Besiege

[ bih-seej ] VERB

Besiege

To surround someone/ something in large numbers

"The Prime Minister was beseiged by reporters and general public during the rally."

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09-Dec-2021

Ferret

[ fer-it ] NOUN, VERB

Ferret

Noun: An active and persistent searcher.

Verb: To search for something consistently and persistently.

"The National Investigation Agency had a quick ferret around."

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November 2021
29-Nov-2021

Sacrosanct

[ sak-roh-sangkt ] ADJECTIVE

Sacrosanct

Something too important to be questioned.

"All the relatives came from all around the world to attend Mr. Rishu's marriage, which is sacrosanct."

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28-Nov-2021

Genteel

[ jen-teel ] ADJECTIVE

Genteel

Characterized by politeness.

Elegant or graceful in manner.

 

"Surendra is a person of genteel upbringing."

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27-Nov-2021

Antithetical

[ an-tuh-thet-i-kuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Antithetical

Directly opposed or contrasted.

"This is antithetical to the facts that I read in the history books."

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26-Nov-2021

Prolific

[ pruh-lif-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Prolific

Producing many fruits or offspring.

Present in large numbers or quantities.

Intellectually Inventive.

"There was a prolific Mango tree in my farm that was 10 years old."

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25-Nov-2021

Apogee

[ ap-uh-jee ] NOUN

Apogee

The highest or most distant point.

The point in the orbit of a satellite at which it is at the farthest point from the centre of the object it is orbiting around.

"There are many art forms which reached their apogee and then became obsolete."

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24-Nov-2021

Rustic

[ ruhs-tik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Rustic

Adjective: Relating to the countryside or rural.

Noun: A person inhabitant of a rural area.

"The new restaurant at the crossroads has a rustic ambiance."

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23-Nov-2021

Magnanimous

[ mag-nan-uh-muhs ] ADJECTIVE

Magnanimous

Generous or forgiving especially towards rivals or enemies.

Generosity or nobility of mind.

"In a democratic system, politicians should be magnanimous."

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22-Nov-2021

Specious

[ spee-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Specious

Having a false look of truth.

Misleading in appearance.

"Arun's arguments were specious."

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21-Nov-2021

Entice

[ en-tahys ] VERB

Entice

To get someone to do something by offering advantages or promises.

"The commercials and made to entice you and end up buying that product."

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20-Nov-2021

Miscreant

[ mis-kree-uhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Miscreant

Adjective: Behaving badly or unlawfully.

Noun: A person who has done something unlawful.

"There are few miscreants in the area whom police are trying to catch."

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19-Nov-2021

Burgeon

[ bur-juhn ] NOUN, VERB

Burgeon

Verb: To grow or increase quickly.

Noun: A bud or sprout.

"Bhuvan Bam burgeoned into a fine actor and achieved enormous fame through Youtube."

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18-Nov-2021

Enormity

[ ih-nawr-mi-tee ] NOUN

Enormity

A heinous, outrageous, or wicked act.

The greatness of size or extent. 

"The enormity of crimes committed by terrorists can never be matched."

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17-Nov-2021

Raillery

[ rey-luh-ree ] NOUN

Raillery

A light banter.

Teasing with good humor.

"I was not worried about the raillery in my junior years of college."

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16-Nov-2021

Loll

[ lol ] VERB

Loll

Rest to sit or stand in a lazy way.

"He used to loll on this sofa on holidays."

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15-Nov-2021

Acumen

[ uh-kyoo-muhn ] NOUN

Acumen

Keen or accurate insight.

Ability to make god judgments.

"Shruti holds a good business acumen."

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14-Nov-2021

Pellucid

[ puh-loo-sid ] ADJECTIVE

Pellucid

Clear in Meaning.

Allowing maximum passage of light.

"The professor made the problem pellucid even though it was an extremely difficult one."

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13-Nov-2021

Doleful

[ dohl-fuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Doleful

Full of grief or sorrow.

"I went to her home and saw a doleful face of hers."

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12-Nov-2021

Encumber

[ en-kuhm-ber ] VERB

Encumber

To restrict or hinder.

To burden with a legal claim.

To burden or weigh down.

"Our actions were always encumbered by the big organizations."

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11-Nov-2021

Improvident

[ im-prov-i-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Improvident

Not having foresight.

"Rajesh's improvident habits left him with very few savings."

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10-Nov-2021

Avaricious

[ av-uh-rish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Avaricious

Excessively Greedy.

"People accuse him of being avaricious, but I haven't noticed any such thing."

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09-Nov-2021

Eschew

[ es-choo ] VERB

Eschew

To abstain or keep away.

To avoid habitually, especially on moral grounds.

"Politicians are very smart in eschewing morality."

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08-Nov-2021

Aesthete

[ es-theet ] NOUN

Aesthete

A person who professes sensitivity toward the beauties of art.

"He was a pure aesthete and always had a keen interest in arts."

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07-Nov-2021

Culminate

[ kuhl-muh-neyt ] VERB

Culminate

To reach the highest or most decisive point.

To rise to or form a summit.

"Lighting of candles culminated the function."

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06-Nov-2021

Diffident

[ dif-i-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Diffident

Lacking confidence in one's own ability.

"He was diffident when asked about proposing to his girlfriend."

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05-Nov-2021

Calumny

[ kal-uhm-nee ] NOUN

Calumny

An act of making false statements about someone or misrepresenting to damage their reputation.

"His speech was considered as a calumny against the existing government."

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04-Nov-2021

Festival

[ fes-tuh-vuhl ] NOUN

Festival

A day or period of celebrations marked by religious reasons or any other special observance.

A periodic commemoration.

"Diwali is the biggest festival in India."

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03-Nov-2021

Parochial

[ puh-roh-kee-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Parochial

Very limited or narrow in scope or outlook.

Relating to a church parish.

"Many leaders have a parochial mentality."

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02-Nov-2021

Disinterested

[ dis-in-tuh-res-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Disinterested

Unbiased by personal interest.

No longer interested.

"Each member in the jury was disinterested."

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01-Nov-2021

Drub

[ druhb ] NOUN, VERB

Drub

Verb: To defeat decisively.; To beat with a stick.

Noun: A blow with the stick or like.

"The Indian team was drubbed in the T20 world cup."

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October 2021
31-Oct-2021

Commensurate

[ kuh-men-ser-it ] ADJECTIVE

Commensurate

Corresponding in amount or proportion.

Having the same measure.

"He was given responsibilities commensurate with her abilities."

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30-Oct-2021

Galvanize

[ gal-vuh-nahyz ] VERB

Galvanize

To make someone excited about some issue or idea that they get into action about it.

"Many leaders were trying to galvanize public against the farm laws."

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29-Oct-2021

Frugal

[ froo-guhl ] ADVERB

Frugal

Economical in use .

Careful in using or spending money.

"Suresh is frugal, but not miser."

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28-Oct-2021

Desist

[ dih-sist ] VERB

Desist

To cease or to stop.

"Despite various attempts from the ministers, the protestors wouldn't desist."

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27-Oct-2021

Penury

[ pen-yuh-ree ] NOUN

Penury

Extreme poverty.

"It is painful to see former player living in such a penury."

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26-Oct-2021

Procrastinate

[ proh-kras-tuh-neyt ] VERB

Procrastinate

To delay.

To be slow about doing something that should be done.

"I was procrastinating over taking my car to service centre."

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25-Oct-2021

Excursion

[ ik-skur-zhuhn ] NOUN

Excursion

A short trip or journey.

The group of persond making such a journey.

To go on expedition.

"I went to the island for underwater excursion at the beach."

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24-Oct-2021

Odious

[ oh-dee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Odious

Deserving hatred.

Highly offensive.

"His odious remarks about his friend resulted in a fight."

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23-Oct-2021

Cosset

[ kos-it ] NOUN, VERB

Cosset

Noun: A pet.

Verb: To treat and care in a very indulgent way.

"His father cosseted his daughter until she got married."

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22-Oct-2021

Hoodwink

[ hood-wingk ] VERB

Hoodwink

To deceive or trick by false appearance.

"Don't be hoodwinked by sales ad and buy stuff that you don't need."

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21-Oct-2021

Tutelage

[ tyoot-l-ij ] NOUN

Tutelage

An act of guiding or guarding.

The state of being under a guidance.

"Sachin became a complete player only under the tutelage of his childhood coach."

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20-Oct-2021

Abate

[ uh-beyt ] VERB

Abate

To decrease in intensity.

To reduce in amount.

To Omit.

"Government should abate the tax on common public."

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19-Oct-2021

Denigrate

[ den-i-greyt ] VERB

Denigrate

To speak or criticize in a damaging or harsh manner.

"He was not supposed to denigrate me."

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18-Oct-2021

Temerity

[ tuh-mer-i-tee ] NOUN

Temerity

Excessive boldness or confidence.

"Joseph have the temerity to question the superstitious beliefs in his blogposts."

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17-Oct-2021

Explicate

[ ek-spli-keyt ] VERB

Explicate

To explain in detail.

"No one can fully explicate the expansion of universe."

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16-Oct-2021

Peccadillo

[ pek-uh-dil-oh ] NOUN

Peccadillo

A small sin

"Movie star's peccadilloes made him appear in the news."

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15-Oct-2021

Pusillanimous

[ pyoo-suh-lan-uh-muhs ] ADJECTIVE

Pusillanimous

Lacking Courage or determination.

"On this issue of violence, his pusillanimous silence has been disappointing."

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14-Oct-2021

Predisposition

[ pree-dis-puh-zish-uhn ] NOUN

Predisposition

A liability or tendency to suffer from a particular condition or hold a particular attitude.

"Narendra has a predisposition to think optimistically."

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13-Oct-2021

Trite

[ trahyt ] ADJECTIVE

Trite

Lacking in freshness or effectiveness.

"Your ideas are trite."

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12-Oct-2021

Insipid

[ in-sip-id ] ADJECTIVE

Insipid

Without sufficient taste to be pleasing.

Without interesting qualities.

"Ramesh has an insipid personality."

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11-Oct-2021

Propriety

[ pruh-prahy-i-tee ] NOUN

Propriety

The state or quality of being proper.

Conformity to established standards.

"The students were advised to behave with utmost propriety on the industrial visit."

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09-Oct-2021

Nihilism

[ nahy-uh-liz-uhm ] NOUN

Nihilism

Total rejection of established laws, moral or religious beliefs.

Total and absolute destructiveness.

"The last few power-influenced years marked the nihilism of some groups."

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08-Oct-2021

Pernicious

[ per-nish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Pernicious

Having a very harmful or evil effect on somebody in a way that is slow.

"Ramesh has a pernicious anemia at the age of 45 years."

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07-Oct-2021

Desiccate

[ des-i-keyt ] VERB

Desiccate

Remove the moisture from something.
To make completely dry.

"Crops are desiccated by extreme heat."

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06-Oct-2021

Rapprochement

[ rap-rohsh-mahn ] NOUN

Rapprochement

Establishment of normal or cordial relations.

“I was trying to bring both of you at a rapprochement at the time of your fight.”

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05-Oct-2021

Stalemate

[ steyl-meyt ] NOUN, VERB

Stalemate

Noun : A situation in an argument where neither side can make any progress or decision. 

Verb : To bring to a standstill. 

“The debate on new education policy ended in a stalemate.” 

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04-Oct-2021

Strive

[ strahyv ] VERB

Strive

To extend oneself vigorously.

To try very hard to get something.

"Rahul strives for perfection."

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03-Oct-2021

Agog

[ uh-gog ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

Agog

Adjective : Highly excited by eagerness. 

Adverb : In a state of eagerness 

“Rahul was agog when his father told that he is buying t-shirts for him.” 

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02-Oct-2021

Gait

[ geyt ] NOUN, VERB

Gait

Noun : A manner of walking. 

Verb : To train a horse or dog to perform specific ways of walking. 

“There is an army training facility where dogs are taught specific gaits.” 

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01-Oct-2021

Ossify

[ os-uh-fahy ] VERB

Ossify

To become bone like. 

To become rigid or hardened so as to oppose change. 

To become bone like. 

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September 2021
30-Sep-2021

Shard

[ shahrd ] NOUN

Shard

A broken piece or fragment of Earth ware.

"There were shards all around her place."

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29-Sep-2021

Dullard

[ duhl-erd ] NOUN

Dullard

A stupid person. 

Slow or insensitive person. 

“Karan is a dullard.” 

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28-Sep-2021

Arbiter

[ ahr-bi-ter ] NOUN

Arbiter

A person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter. 

“The high court appointed him as an arbiter for settlement.” 

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27-Sep-2021

Precise

[ pri-sahys ] ADJECTIVE

Precise

Clear and Accurate

“His notes were so precise that anyone could understand them.”

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26-Sep-2021

Retrenchment

[ ri-trench-muhnt ] NOUN

Retrenchment

Cutting of expenses. 

Cutting down or reducing. 

“There has been news about company planning a retrenchment of employees.” 

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25-Sep-2021

Lucrative

[ loo-kruh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE

Lucrative

Allowing someone to earn a lot of money. 

“The offer made by rival company to my employees is lucrative.” 

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24-Sep-2021

Petulant

[ pech-uh-luhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Petulant

Showing sudden irritation 

Bad-tempered and unreasonable 

“He has less number of friends due to his petulant behavior.” 

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23-Sep-2021

Iteration

[ it-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Iteration

Execution of repeated sequence of events

"Simulations require several iterations to run."

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22-Sep-2021

Gargantuan

[ gahr-gan-choo-uhn ] ADJECTIVE

Gargantuan

Tremendous in Size or Volume. 

“Niagara waterfall is a gargantuan waterfall.” 

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21-Sep-2021

Nascent

[ nas-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Nascent

Beginning to exist. 

“The staff behaves maturely in spite of being nascent in their professional life.” 

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20-Sep-2021

Juxtapose

[ juhk-stuh-pohz ] VERB

Juxtapose

To place different things side by side especially for comparison. 

“The designer juxtaposed shirts of different colours to give an idea.” 

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19-Sep-2021

Tacit

[ tas-it ] ADJECTIVE

Tacit

Understood without being openly said. 

“Rashmi’s smile means a tacit yes to groom.” 

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18-Sep-2021

Foible

[ foi-buhl ] NOUN

Foible

A minor weakness in character. 

Part of the sword between middle and point.

“Rahul’s foibles are balanced by his talent.” 

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17-Sep-2021

Ebullient

[ ih-buhl-yuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Ebullient

Having or showing liveliness. 

Bubbling up like boiling water. 

“The bride was in an ebullient mood after seeing the gifts.” 

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16-Sep-2021

Benign

[ bih-nahyn ] ADJECTIVE

Benign

Showing or expressing kind and gracious disposition. 

Pleasant or Beneficial.

Characterized by kindness, gentleness and harmlessness.

Related to being favourable.

“Sunny has a benign smile.” 

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15-Sep-2021

Coalition

[ koh-uh-lish-uhn ] NOUN

Coalition

A temporary alliance for combined action.

“UPA is a coalition in which the major party is Indian National Congress.”

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14-Sep-2021

Intrigue

[ in-treeg ] VERB, ADVERB

Intrigue

Verb: Make secret plans to do something.; To arouse the curiosity of someone in something by means of unusual qualities.

Adverb - Intriguingly: In an intriguing manner.; In a manner that arouses someone's curiosity

“Your questions intrigued me.”

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13-Sep-2021

Evulsion

[ ih-vuhl-shuhn ] NOUN

Evulsion

An act of plucking or pulling out. 

“Doctors performed evulsion of glass pieces from his leg.” 

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12-Sep-2021

Inexorably

[ in-ek-ser-uh-blee ] ADVERB

Inexorably

In a way that is unchangeable or unavoidable.

“The share market’s fate seemed to be working inexorably to bring the downfall.”

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11-Sep-2021

Prevaricate

[ pri-var-i-keyt ] VERB

Prevaricate

To speak falsely. 

To avoid telling the truth. 

“Jignesh was ready to prevaricate to save his friend Harish.” 

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10-Sep-2021

Vacillate

[ vas-uh-leyt ] VERB

Vacillate

To move back and forth. 

To be unsteady in thought or opinion. 

“Rajeev’s nature to vacillating in his own decisions make me not to trust his words.” 

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09-Sep-2021

Ostentation

[ os-ten-tey-shuhn ] NOUN

Ostentation

Showing wealth to impress others. 

Excessive display of wealth. 

“Rashmi’s display of her new mansion was a pure act of ostentation.” 

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08-Sep-2021

Lambast

[ lam-bast ] VERB

Lambast

To criticize someone or something verbally and harshly. 

“The department of justice lambasted at the police report.” 

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07-Sep-2021

Lampoon

[ lam-poon ] NOUN, VERB

Lampoon

Noun : A speech or any work of literature directed towards criticizing someone. 

Verb : To publicly mock someone. 

“Actors and politicians are constantly lampooned by press.” 

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05-Sep-2021

Isthmus

[ is-muhs ] NOUN

Isthmus

A narrow strip of land with water on each side.

"The isthmus of Panama joins North and South America."

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04-Sep-2021

Malady

[ mal-uh-dee ] NOUN

Malady

Any disorder or disease that is chronic. 

A serious problem. 

“The Current pandemic situation is a malady for the entire world.” 

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03-Sep-2021

Fleet

[ fleet ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Fleet

Noun : A large group of ships, cars or any moving body.

Adjective : Moving very fast

Verb : Move along rapidly

"The naval fleet of USA was moving towards South China Sea."

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02-Sep-2021

Dampen

[ dam-puhn ] VERB

Dampen

Make less strong or intense. 

Make slightly wet. 

“Incessant failures dampened her confidence.” 

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01-Sep-2021

Likelihood

[ lahyk-lee-hood ] NOUN

Likelihood

The state or fact of something's being likely; probability. 

“My husband and I see no likelihood in buying my own house.” 

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August 2021
31-Aug-2021

Swell

[ swel ] NOUN, VERB

Swell

Verb : To become larger or rounder in size or intensity.

Noun : An act of swelling.; Increase in Amount or Size.

“All the players’ confidence swelled up immediately.” 

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30-Aug-2021

Circumscription

[ sur-kuhm-skrip-shuhn ] NOUN

Circumscription

Restriction of something within limits. 

Anything that circumscribes or sorrounds. 

“The traitors did not accept the circumscription of their powers.” 

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29-Aug-2021

Inoculate

[ ih-nok-yuh-leyt ] VERB

Inoculate

Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; vaccinate. 

Introduce (an infective agent) into an organism.

“The vaccine is to be inoculated against Malaria.” 

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28-Aug-2021

Runaway

[ ruhn-uh-wey ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Runaway

Adjective : Winning very easily.; Having run away, fugitive. ;

Noun : A person who has run away, especially from their family or an institution.

“The runaway success of my friend’s novel is worth celebrating.” 

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27-Aug-2021

Disconcerting

[ dis-kuhn-sur-ting ] ADJECTIVE

Disconcerting

Causing one to feel unsettled. 

“Rishi has a disconcerting habit of annoying others.” 

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26-Aug-2021

Travail

[ truh-veyl ] NOUN, VERB

Travail

Verb : To engage in painful or laborious effort. 

Noun : Painful or laborious effort or work. 

“The labourer were all travailed in the construction work.” 

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25-Aug-2021

Fillip

[ fil-uhp ] NOUN, VERB

Fillip

Noun : Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to activity. 

Verb : Strike slightly and smartly. 

“We experienced a fillip of sales.” 

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24-Aug-2021

Shimmering

[ shim-er-ing ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Shimmering

Adjective : Shining with a soft, slightly wavering light.

Verb : To shine with a soft, slightly wavering light.

“The shimmering walls were amazing.” 

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23-Aug-2021

Feverish

[ fee-ver-ish ] ADJECTIVE

Feverish

Characterized by or displaying a frenetic excitement or energy. 

Having or showing the symptoms of a fever.

“The gangsters were all involved in one such feverish activity.” 

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22-Aug-2021

Evasive

[ ih-vey-siv ] ADJECTIVE

Evasive

Difficult to find, catch, or achieve. 

“Success in Hockey has become evasive.” 

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21-Aug-2021

Boisterously

[ boi-ster-uhs-lee ] ADVERB

Boisterously

In a noisy, energetic, and cheerful manner. 

“The group celebrated the victory boisterously.” 

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20-Aug-2021

Revivify

[ ri-viv-uh-fahy ] VERB

Revivify

Give new life or vigour to.

They decided to revivify the store.” 

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19-Aug-2021

Unruly

[ uhn-roo-lee ] ADJECTIVE

Unruly

Disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control. 

“The unruly participants were not allowed to be a part of the show.” 

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18-Aug-2021

Regularity

[ reg-yuh-ler-ee-tee ] NOUN

Regularity

The state or quality of being regular or normal.

“The status quo in the state is different from regularity.”

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17-Aug-2021

Subservient

[ suhb-sur-vee-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Subservient

Less important; subordinate. 

Useful in promoting a purpose or end. 

“Usha has always wanted my career to be subservient to hers.” 

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16-Aug-2021

Perturb

[ per-turb ] VERB

Perturb

Make (someone) anxious or unsettled. 

To throw into great disorder. 

“Daya’s expressions perturbed all of us.” 

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15-Aug-2021

Summon

[ sum-uhn ] VERB

Summon

Call people to attend (a meeting).

To call or order someone to be present for something specific.

To issue a call.

To call for the presence.

To call together by authority.

To call forth.

“The officer-in-charge summoned all the subordinates at the meeting hall.” 

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14-Aug-2021

Override

[ oh-ver-rahyd ] NOUN, VERB

Override

Verb : Be more important than. ; Use one's authority to reject or cancel. 

Noun : An excess or increase on a budget, salary, or cost. 

“His kind act has overridden all the other mistakes.” 

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13-Aug-2021

Advantageous

[ ad-vuhn-tey-juhs ] ADJECTIVE

Advantageous

Producing good effects; beneficial. 

“We all learn some advantageous lessons from our mistakes in the past.” 

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12-Aug-2021

Revamp

[ ree-vam-p ] NOUN, VERB

Revamp

Verb : Give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to. 

Noun : An act of improving the form, structure, or appearance of something. 

“They tried to revamp the only shop they own.” 

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11-Aug-2021

Bifurcation

[ bi-fur-kay-shun ] NOUN

Bifurcation

The division of something into two branches or parts. 

“The bifurcation of the department was an unplanned action.” 

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10-Aug-2021

Pursue

[ per-soo ] VERB

Pursue

To follow or chase (someone or something). 

Continue or proceed along (a path or route). 

“Not everyone wishes to pursue medical as a career.” 

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09-Aug-2021

Await

[ uh-weyt ] VERB

Await

To wait for. 

“The results are much-awaited.” 

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08-Aug-2021

Enlarge

[ en-lahrj ] VERB

Enlarge

Make or become larger or more extensive. 

To grow in size. 

“We have decided to redesign and enlarge our house.” 

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07-Aug-2021

Reluctant

[ ri-luhk-tuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Reluctant

Unwilling and hesitant

Disinclined.

Showing hesitation.

Struggling in opposition.

“Govind was reluctant in accepting my offer.” 

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06-Aug-2021

Intact

[ in-takt ] ADJECTIVE

Intact

Not damaged or impaired in any way; complete. 

Not altered or changed. 

“The delivery boy delivered all the products absolutely intact.” 

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05-Aug-2021

Judicious

[ joo-dish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Judicious

Having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense. 

“My father advised me to make judicious use of my earnings.” 

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04-Aug-2021

Amorphous

[ uh-mawr-fuhs ] ADVERB

Amorphous

Without a clearly defined shape or form.

“Rita contributed amorphously to the media industry.”

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03-Aug-2021

Perpetual

[ per-pech-oo-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Perpetual

Adjective : Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.

Noun : A perennial plant.

“He kept on vouching for his perpetual trust in his wife.”

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02-Aug-2021

Notorious

[ noh-tawr-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Notorious

Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.

"Ajeet is a notorious fellow.”

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01-Aug-2021

Stagger

[ stag-er ] NOUN, VERB

Stagger

Noun : An unsteady movement.; The act of staggering.; A staggered arrangement.; A staggered arrangement of wings.; An unsteady walk.

Verb : Walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.; To astonish or deeply shock.; To shock with amazement.; To cause to become unsteady.; To falter as in an argument.; To cause to doubt.

“All the members of my family were disturbed with the staggering electricity bills.”

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July 2021
31-Jul-2021

Parlous

[ pahr-luhs ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

Parlous

Adjective : Full of danger or uncertainty; precarious.

Adverb : Greatly or excessively.

“The state government was emphasizing on the parlous state of the economy.”

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30-Jul-2021

Bedlam

[ bed-luhm ] NOUN

Bedlam

Noun : A scene of uproar and confusion.

“There was a complete bedlam in the battleground.”

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29-Jul-2021

Causative

[ kaw-zuh-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Causative

Adjective : Acting as a cause.

Noun : To be reason

“The refusal by the head was the causative factor of my sadness.”

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28-Jul-2021

Explicable

[ ek-spli-kuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Explicable

Able to be accounted for or understood.

Capable of being explained.

“The concept in the history book was not explicable.”

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27-Jul-2021

Inevitable

[ in-evi-ti-bl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Inevitable

Adjective : Certain to happen; unavoidable.

Noun : A situation that is unavoidable.

"The chances of the landslide in this area are inevitable."

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26-Jul-2021

Anguish

[ ang-gwish ] NOUN, VERB

Anguish

Noun : Severe mental or physical pain or suffering.

Verb : Be extremely distressed about something.

“I could hardly resist and had to shut my eyes in anguish.”

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25-Jul-2021

Posterity

[ po-ster-i-tee ] NOUN

Posterity

The descendants of a person.

All future generations of a person.

“God blessed us with posterity that is star-like.”

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24-Jul-2021

Embalm

[ em-bahm ] VERB

Embalm

Preserve (someone or something) in an unaltered state.

“The great-grandsons of the actor came to embalm all the legacy.”

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22-Jul-2021

Glisten

[ glis-uhn ] NOUN, VERB

Glisten

Noun : A sparkle.

Verb : To reflect a sparkling light.; To shine with a sparkling light.

“It was all because of make-up that she could have such glistening cheeks.”

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21-Jul-2021

Enmesh

[ en-mesh ] VERB

Enmesh

Cause to become entangled in something.

Involve (someone) in a difficult situation from which it is hard to escape.

“We were sad to witness many fish enmeshed in the net.”

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20-Jul-2021

Monumental

[ mon-yuh-men-tl ] ADJECTIVE

Monumental

Great in importance, extent, or size.

“Lisha made a monumental effort to achieve the desired target.”

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19-Jul-2021

Improbable

[ im-prob-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Improbable

Not likely to be true or to happen.

“His dreams of achieving success were improbable.”

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18-Jul-2021

Dazzling

[ dazz-lin ] ADJECTIVE

Dazzling

Extremely impressive, beautiful, or skillful.

Extremely bright.

“The Euro cup final was a dazzling view of some fine Football game.”

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17-Jul-2021

Delist

[ dee-list ] VERB

Delist

To remove from a list or category. 

“My brother’s organization has not been delisted from the stock exchange list.”

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16-Jul-2021

Censure

[ sen-sher ] NOUN, VERB

Censure

Noun : The formal expression of severe disapproval. 

Verb : Express severe disapproval of (someone or something), especially in a formal statement. ; To criticize in a harsh manner. 

“Sutton’s censure was not valid or logical.” 

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15-Jul-2021

Defiance

[ dih-fahy-uhns ] NOUN

Defiance

Open resistance. 

A daring or bold resistance to authority. 

“Rohan has been convicted for an act of defiance.”

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14-Jul-2021

Patronage

[ pey-truh-nij ] NOUN

Patronage

The support given by a patron. 

The regular custom attracted by a shop, restaurant, etc. 

Kindness done with a feel of superiority.

“My success does not depend on their patronage.” 

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13-Jul-2021

Malefactor

[ mal-uh-fak-ter ] NOUN

Malefactor

A person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act. 

“The malefactors of this horrific crime must be severely punished.” 

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12-Jul-2021

Outpost

[ out-pohst ] NOUN

Outpost

A remote part of a country or empire. 

“My family and I visited an outpost island lately.” 

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11-Jul-2021

Vintage

[ vin-tij ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Vintage

Adjective : Denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind. 

Noun : The year or place in which wine, especially wine of high quality, was produced. 

“I saw a vintage car parked in the backyard.” 

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10-Jul-2021

Misgiving

[ mis-giv-ing ] NOUN

Misgiving

A feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something. 

“I have a misgiving about the way this equipment works.” 

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09-Jul-2021

Attrition

[ uh-trish-uhn ] NOUN

Attrition

Reduction in number or strength. 

The process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure. 

Wearing away by friction; abrasion.

“They wanted my organization to wear down by attrition.” 

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08-Jul-2021

Mystique

[ mi-steek ] NOUN

Mystique

A quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something.

An aura of mystery surrounding a particular activity or subject, which makes it baffling for others to understand without special knowledge.

“No one was in doubt with the mystique surrounding the park.” 

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07-Jul-2021

Akin

[ uh-kin ] ADJECTIVE

Akin

Of similar character. 

“Something akin to gratitude overwhelms them.” 

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06-Jul-2021

Solace

[ sol-is ] NOUN, VERB

Solace

Noun : Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness. 

Verb : Give comfort or consolation to. 

“Everyone wishes to live in solace.” 

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05-Jul-2021

Inaugural

[ in-aw-gyer-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Inaugural

Adjective : Marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office.

Noun : An inaugural speech, especially one made by an incoming US president.

“The inaugural performance was much awaited.” 

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04-Jul-2021

Justifiable

[ juhs-tuh-fahy-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Justifiable

With good reason.

Capable of being defended by being just.

“All the board members are justifiably concerned about the campaigns.” 

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03-Jul-2021

Overreach

[ oh-ver-reech ] VERB

Overreach

Try to do more than is possible. 

“The manager’s expectations overreached our efforts.” 

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02-Jul-2021

Bounty

[ bown-tee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Bounty

Adjective : Generosity.

Noun : Something given or occurring in generous amounts.

“People praised him for his bounty attitude.”

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01-Jul-2021

Dawdle

[ daw-del ] VERB

Dawdle

Waste time; be slow.

Move slowly and idly in a particular direction.

“He advised me not to dawdle my efforts.”

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June 2021
30-Jun-2021

Interminable

[ inter-mee-ne-bl ] ADJECTIVE

Interminable

Endless or apparently endless.

“My husband and his sister usually get involved in interminable discussions.”

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29-Jun-2021

Prickly

[ prik-lee ] ADVERB

Prickly

Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation.

Likely to cause offence or controversy.

“We are going to have an extempore on a prickly subject.”

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28-Jun-2021

Dither

[ di-th-ur ] NOUN, VERB

Dither

Verb : Be indecisive.

Noun : Indecisive behaviour.

“I do not trust people who dither.”

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27-Jun-2021

Traumatic

[ traw-ma-tik ] ADJECTIVE

Traumatic

Deeply disturbing or distressing.

Relating to or denoting physical injury.

“The entire family was going through a traumatic phase.”

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26-Jun-2021

Carnage

[ car-nay-j ] NOUN

Carnage

The killing of a large number of people.

“The attack had caused as much carnage as possible.”

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25-Jun-2021

Despair

[ des-pay-r ] NOUN, VERB

Despair

Noun : The complete loss or absence of hope.

Verb : Lose or be without hope.

“The vibe around the hall was full of despair.”

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24-Jun-2021

Weightage

[ wei-tage ] NOUN

Weightage

Emphasis or priority.

Allowance or adjustment made in order to take account of special circumstances or compensate for a distorting factor.

“The opinions of the young ones was also given due weightage.”

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23-Jun-2021

Stark

[ stahrk ] ADJECTIVE

Stark

Severe or bare in appearance or outline.

Complete; sheer.

“There is a stark difference between the two products.”

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22-Jun-2021

Eradication

[ ih-rad-i-key-shuhn ] NOUN

Eradication

The complete destruction of something.

“All they have asked for is eradication of injustice.”

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21-Jun-2021

Tinker

[ ting-ker ] NOUN, VERB

Tinker

Verb : Attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.

Noun : A mischievous child.

“My brother had spent hours tinkering with the tape recorder.”

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20-Jun-2021

Connote

[ kuh-noht ] VERB

Connote

Imply or suggest.

“The speech connotes that there will be a war soon.”

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19-Jun-2021

Disaffection

[ dis-uh-fek-shuhn ] NOUN

Disaffection

A state or feeling of being dissatisfied, especially with people in authority or a system of control.

“We have witnessed an increase in disaffection with the corporate functioning.”

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18-Jun-2021

Sedition

[ si-dish-uhn ] NOUN

Sedition

Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

“It was his sedition that turned out to be the cause of the quarrel.”

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17-Jun-2021

Envisage

[ en-viz-ij ] VERB

Envisage

Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

“The new scheme envisaged that rural people will have all the rights.”

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16-Jun-2021

Regress

[ ri-gres ] NOUN, VERB

Regress

Verb : Return to a former or less developed state.

Noun : The action of returning to a former or less developed state.

“The team decided not to regress to the old technologies.”

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15-Jun-2021

Showcase

[ shoh-keys ] NOUN, VERB

Showcase

Verb : Exhibit; display.

Noun : A glass case used for displaying articles in a shop or museum.

“The review showcases that we don’t belong to this category.”

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14-Jun-2021

Spearhead

[ speer-hed ] NOUN, VERB

Spearhead

Verb : Lead.

Noun: The point of a spear.; An individual or group chosen to lead an attack or movement.

“The chief is spearheading the protest.”

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13-Jun-2021

Outpace

[ out-peys ] VERB

Outpace

Go, rise, or improve faster than.

“My teammate outpaced all the other players.”

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12-Jun-2021

Augury

[ aw-gyuh-ree ] NOUN

Augury

A sign of what will happen in the future; an omen.

“His arrival was as an augury of a dispute.”

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11-Jun-2021

Dysfunction

[ dis-fuhngk-shuhn ] NOUN

Dysfunction

Abnormality or impairment in the operation of a specified bodily organ or system.

“Raunak is facing severe bowel dysfunction.”

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10-Jun-2021

Susceptible

[ suh-sep-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Susceptible

Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.

“You might be susceptible to the risk of infection.”

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09-Jun-2021

Binding

[ bahyn-ding ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Binding

Adjective : Involving an obligation that cannot be broken.

Noun : A strong covering holding the pages of a book together.

“It was binding on us to act precisely.”

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08-Jun-2021

Resurface

[ ree-sur-fis ] VERB

Resurface

Arise or become evident again.

Put a new coating on or re-form.

“The impact of the virus resurfaced in the area all again.”

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07-Jun-2021

Truncate

[ truhng-keyt ] VERB

Truncate

Shorten the duration or extent of.

“His story was truncated as he decided to remove the attachments by other authors.”

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06-Jun-2021

Brave

[ breyv ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Brave

Verb : Endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behaviour) without showing fear.

Adjective : Ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.

Noun : A North American Indian warrior.

“The armed officers braved the smuggling at the sea.”

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05-Jun-2021

Diametrically

[ di-met-ri-ka-lee ] ADVERB

Diametrically

Completely; directly.

“Two diametrically opposed statements were cited in the newspaper.”

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04-Jun-2021

Trounce

[ trouns ] VERB

Trounce

Defeat heavily in a contest.

Rebuke or punish severely.

“Our ancestors trounced the enemy badly.”

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03-Jun-2021

Confrontational

[ kon-fruhn-tey-shuh-nl ] ADJECTIVE

Confrontational

Tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative.

“The confrontational disputes are not at all allured by us.”

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02-Jun-2021

Strife

[ strahyf ] NOUN

Strife

Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.

“The intense strife within the community made all suffer”

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01-Jun-2021

Transpire

[ tran-spahyuhr ] VERB

Transpire

Come to be known; be revealed.

Give off water vapour through the stomata.

Transpiring one’s idea into a million dollar company is a big deal.”

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May 2021
31-May-2021

Enthuse

[ en-thooz ] VERB

Enthuse

Make (someone) interested and eagerly appreciative.

“None of us is enthused with the idea of migrating to a foreign country.”

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30-May-2021

Salience

[ sey-lee-uhns ] NOUN

Salience

The quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.

“The salience of the decision made can never be neglected.”

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29-May-2021

Perennial

[ puh-ren-ee-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Perennial

Adjective : Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.

Noun : A perennial plant.

“The people of Israel had perennial trust in their leader.”

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28-May-2021

Casualty

[ kazh-oo-uhl-tee ] NOUN

Casualty

A person killed or injured in a war or accident.

A person or thing badly affected by an event or situation.

“The increasing number of casualties is bothering the international organizations too.”

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27-May-2021

Foist

[ foist ] VERB

Foist

Impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.

“The inmates foisted trouble on us.”

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26-May-2021

Pound

[ pound ] NOUN, VERB

Pound

Verb  : Strike or hit heavily and repeatedly.

Noun : The basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence.

“We were pounding our elbows at the desk.”

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25-May-2021

Calmer

[ kahm-r ] ADJECTIVE

Calmer

Not disturbed.

“The sunset at the peak was calmer and more soothing.”

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24-May-2021

House

[ hous ] NOUN, VERB

House

Verb : Provide space for; contain or accommodate.

Noun : A building for human habitation, especially one that consists of a ground floor and one or more upper storeys.

“The terrorists were not housed at the eastern ghats.”

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23-May-2021

Showmanship

[ shoh-muhn-ship ] NOUN

Showmanship

Skill at entertaining, theatrical presentation, or performance.

“His flair for showmanship allures many.”

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22-May-2021

Grandeur

[ gran-jer ] NOUN

Grandeur

Splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.

High rank or social importance.

“The government’s attempt of maintaining its grandeur is useless.”

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21-May-2021

Imperious

[ im-peer-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Imperious

Arrogant and domineering.

“His imperious demands annoyed all the investors.”

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20-May-2021

Demolition

[ dem-uh-lish-uhn ] NOUN

Demolition

The action or process of demolishing or being demolished.

An overwhelming defeat.

“The historical monument was to be conserved from demolition.”

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19-May-2021

Extradite

[ ek-struh-dahyt ] VERB

Extradite

Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.

“The government denied to extradite him to his home country.”

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18-May-2021

Rollout

[ rohl-out ] NOUN

Rollout

The official launch or introduction of a new product or service.

“The rollout of vaccine process was much awaited.”

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17-May-2021

Ancillary

[ an-sil-uh-ree ] ADJECTIVE

Ancillary

In addition to something else, but not as important.

“The notes were ancillary to the main report.”

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16-May-2021

Allowable

[ uh-lou-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Allowable

Allowed, especially within a set of regulations; permissible.

“The validity has been extended allowable three weeks.”

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15-May-2021

Agility

[ uh-jil-i-tee ] NOUN

Agility

Ability to think and understand quickly.

“His agility cannot be questioned.”

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14-May-2021

Experimental

[ ik-sper-uh-men-tl ] ADJECTIVE

Experimental

Based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized.

“The doctors gave her an experimental drug.”

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13-May-2021

Singularly

[ sing-gyuh-ler-lee ] ADVERB

Singularly

In a remarkable or noticeable way.

“We had singularly failed to create a long lasting impression.”

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12-May-2021

Preparedness

[ pri-pair-id-nis ] NOUN

Preparedness

A state of readiness, especially for war.

“The situation demanded military preparedness.”

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11-May-2021

Rainfed

[ rain-fed ] ADJECTIVE

Rainfed

Filled or supplied primarily with rainwater.

“The farms are rainfed this season.”

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10-May-2021

Hysteria

[ hi-ster-ee-uh ] NOUN

Hysteria

Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.

“The hysteria of anti-Semitic has created a fuss throughout.”

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09-May-2021

Convalescent

[ kon-vuh-les-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Convalescent

Recovering from an illness or medical treatment.

“His convalescent brother asked us to be at the theatre by 5 PM.”

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08-May-2021

Mindless

[ mahynd-lis ] ADJECTIVE

Mindless

Acting or done without justification and with no concern for the consequences.

“The leader asked us all to engage in that a task that seemed to be mindless.”

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07-May-2021

Jostle

[ jos-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Jostle

Verb: To bump against or rub against in a rude manner.; To come into collision with someone.; To come in close proximity with someone.; To unsettle.; To bump against someone in an annoying way.

Noun: A shock or push against someone or something.; The experience of being pushed.

“People jostled to get to the exit after the movie ended.”

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06-May-2021

Wryly

[ rahy-lee ] ADVERB

Wryly

In a way that expresses dry, especially mocking, humour.

“Yash reflected wryly on his career.”

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05-May-2021

Bemoan

[ bih-mohn ] VERB

Bemoan

Express discontent or sorrow over (something).

Bemoaning a lot wasn’t of any use.”

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04-May-2021

Oversight

[ oh-ver-sahyt ] NOUN

Oversight

An unintentional failure to notice or do something.

The action of overseeing something.

“It was the minor oversight that caused this major mishap.”

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03-May-2021

Awash

[ uh-wosh ] ADJECTIVE

Awash

Covered or flooded with water, especially seawater or rain.

Containing large numbers or amounts of someone or something.

“The basin got awash with the rain.”

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02-May-2021

Upend

[ uhp-end ] VERB

Upend

Set or turn (something) on its end or upside down.

“Roshni upended a cup of milk over the portions.”

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