15-Jun-2021


Showcase

NOUN, VERB

Showcase [ shoh-keys ]
NOUN, VERB

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.”

  • “The gallery owner will provide a showcase for the portrait.”

Synonyms : Display, Show, Reflect, Exhibit, Present, Expose, Unveil

Antonyms : Conceal, Hide, Cover, Covert, Screen, Mask, Camouflage


June 2021
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: Struggle or compete with others for something in an eager or uncontrolled and undignified way.

Noun: The action of jostling

“People jostled to get hold of their share in the market.”

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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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01-May-2021

Propensity

[ pruh-pen-si-tee ] NOUN

Propensity

An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.

“The propensity towards the investment in stock has increased over a period of few years.”

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April 2021
30-Apr-2021

Sparingly

[ spair-ing-lee ] ADVERB

Sparingly

In a restricted or infrequent manner; in small quantities.

“I couldn’t assign the duties sparingly.”

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29-Apr-2021

Backlog

[ bak-lawg ] NOUN

Backlog

An accumulation of uncompleted work or matters needing to be dealt with.

“We had an urgency of clearing the backlog work.”

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28-Apr-2021

Pendency

[ pen-duhn-see ] NOUN

Pendency

The state, condition, or period of being pending or awaiting settlement.

“The pendency of these many cases reflects suspicion.”

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27-Apr-2021

Tardiness

[ tahr-dee-nis ] NOUN

Tardiness

The quality or fact of being late; lateness.

“The tardiness in the process is suspicious.”

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26-Apr-2021

Indictment

[ in-dahyt-muhnt ] NOUN

Indictment

A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.

A thing that serves to illustrate that a system or situation is bad and deserves to be condemned.

“An indictment for conspiracy is beyond understanding.”

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25-Apr-2021

Antediluvian

[ an-tee-di-loo-vee-uhn ] ADJECTIVE

Antediluvian

Ridiculously old-fashioned.

“They decided to keep the antediluvian machinery.”

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24-Apr-2021

Entrench

[ en-trench ] VERB

Entrench

Establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.

Encroach or trespass on.

“Biasedness is entrenched in our society.”

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23-Apr-2021

Emancipation

[ ih-man-suh-pey-shuhn ] NOUN

Emancipation

The fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.

“It is vital to look forward to social and religious emancipation of women.”

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22-Apr-2021

Nosedive

[ nohz-dahyv ] NOUN, VERB

Nosedive

Noun : A sudden dramatic deterioration.; A sink of an aircraft with front portion pointing downwards.

Verb : Deteriorate suddenly and dramatically.

“Raghav’s fortune seems to have taken a nosedive this year.”

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21-Apr-2021

Hobble

[ hob-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Hobble

Verb : Restrict the activity or development of.; To walk lazily.

Noun : An awkward way of walking, typically due to pain from an injury.

“The economy was hobbled because of the pandemic.”

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20-Apr-2021

Concede

[ kuhn-seed ] VERB

Concede

To acknowledge an opponent’s win.

Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.

Surrender or yield (a possession, right, or privilege).

“I had to concede that I overreacted.”

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19-Apr-2021

Hinge

[ hinj ] NOUN, VERB

Hinge

Verb : To be dependent.

Noun : A movable joint or mechanism on which a door, gate, or lid swings as it opens and closes or which connects linked objects.

“The future of the country is hinged on the upcoming elections.”

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18-Apr-2021

Surreptitiously

[ sur-uhp-tish-uhs-lee ] ADVERB

Surreptitiously

In a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively.

“I surreptitiously entered the board room.

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17-Apr-2021

Laborious

[ luh-bawr-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Laborious

Requiring considerable time and effort.

Requiring much work and exertion.

“It took us years of laborious work to reach this level.”

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16-Apr-2021

Enigmatic

[ en-ig-mat-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Enigmatic

Impossible to understand or interpret or Puzzling.

“When we asked him about the procedure ahead, he gave an enigmatic response.”

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15-Apr-2021

Woo

[ woo ] VERB

Woo

To try to attract or influence.

Seek the favour, support, or custom of.

“Our group tried its best to woo the clients but we failed to do so.”

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14-Apr-2021

Outsize

[ out-sahyz ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Outsize

Adjective : Exceptionally large.

Noun : An exceptionally large person or thing, especially a garment.

“The outsize effect that the policy had couldn’t be borne by all.”

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13-Apr-2021

Replete

[ ri-pleet ] ADJECTIVE

Replete

Filled or well-supplied with something.

“The show we watched last week was replete with obscenity.”

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12-Apr-2021

Cascade

[ kas-keyd ] N/A

Cascade

Noun : A large number or amount of something occurring at the same time.; A mass of something that falls or hangs in copious quantities.

Verb : Pour downwards rapidly and in large quantities.; Pass (something) on to a succession of others.

“My husband gifted a cascade of pink flowers to me.”

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11-Apr-2021

Flurry

[ fluhr-ee ] NOUN, VERB

Flurry

Noun : A small swirling mass of something.; A sudden short period of activity or excitement.

Verb : To confuse.; Move quickly in a busy or agitated way.

“At the hill station, we witnessed a flurry of snow.”

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10-Apr-2021

Frontline

[ fruhnt-lahyn ] NOUN

Frontline

The most important or influential position in a debate or movement.

The military line or part of an army that is closest to the enemy.

“The frontline workers were given priority in the vaccination drive.”

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09-Apr-2021

Opprobrium

[ uh-proh-bree-uhm ] NOUN

Opprobrium

The expression of very strong disapproval; censure.

“He was upset with the opprobrium generated by his films.”

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08-Apr-2021

Sniper

[ snaai-puhr ] NOUN

Sniper

A person who shoots from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range.

“The chief officer was killed by snipers in the war.”

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07-Apr-2021

Topple

[ top-uhl ] VERB

Topple

Overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.

Remove (a government or person in authority) from power; overthrow.

To lean over or jut.

“Rob toppled over when I tickled him.”

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06-Apr-2021

Precipitous

[ pri-sip-i-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Precipitous

Sudden and dramatic.

Done suddenly and without careful consideration.

“We observed a precipitous decline in the price of the product this year.”

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05-Apr-2021

Sanctify

[ sangk-tuh-fahy ] VERB

Sanctify

Make legitimate.

Free from sin; purify.

“Our marriage was sanctified by the ritual of marriage.”

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04-Apr-2021

Paranoid

[ par-uh-noid ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Paranoid

Noun : Unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful.

Adjective : A person who is suffering from paranoia

“My friends think that I am a paranoid.”

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03-Apr-2021

Straitjacket

[ streyt-jak-it ] NOUN, VERB

Straitjacket

Noun : A severe restriction on freedom of action, development, or expression.

Verb : Impose severely restrictive measures on (a person or activity).

“My teachers have straitjacketed my access to the computer lab.”

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02-Apr-2021

Abstruse

[ ab-stroos ] ADJECTIVE

Abstruse

Difficult to understand; obscure.

“It was an abstruse philosophical policy which nobody could understand.”

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01-Apr-2021

Bottleneck

[ bot-l-nek ] NOUN, VERB

Bottleneck

Noun : A situation that causes delay in a process or system.; A narrow entrance or passageway.

Verb : To hamper or confine as if by a bottleneck.

“Our organisation is still suffering due to the technological bottleneck.”

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March 2021
31-Mar-2021

Implant

[ im-plant ] NOUN, VERB

Implant

Verb : To put or fix firmly.; Establish (an idea) in a person's mind.

Noun : Insert or fix (tissue or an artificial object) in a person's body, especially by surgery.

“The myth was implanted in my brain by Ganesh.”

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30-Mar-2021

Nightmare

[ nahyt-mair ] NOUN

Nightmare

A very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect.

A frightening or unpleasant dream.

“Implementation of the scheme was a nightmare.”

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29-Mar-2021

Floodgate

[ fluhd-geyt ] NOUN

Floodgate

The last restraint holding back an outpouring of something powerful or substantial.

Something serving to restrain an outburst.

“The ongoing lawsuit might open the floodgates for many.”

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28-Mar-2021

Vicious

[ vish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Vicious

Unpleasantly severe.

Deliberately cruel or violent.

Immoral.

“No one is spared of the vicious cycle of life.”

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27-Mar-2021

Cumbersome

[ kuhm-ber-suhm ] ADJECTIVE

Cumbersome

Burdensome and troublesome.

Slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.

“We were all done with the cumbersome process.”

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26-Mar-2021

Misapprehension

[ mis-ap-ri-hen-shuhn ] NOUN

Misapprehension

A mistaken belief about or interpretation of something.

“I agreed to take up the policy under the misapprehension that it would be beneficial.”

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25-Mar-2021

Disgorge

[ dis-gawrj ] VERB

Disgorge

To eject forcefully or as a result of a force.

Pour (something) out.

Yield or give up (funds, especially when dishonestly acquired).

“The steak disgorged the mild essence.”

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24-Mar-2021

Traverse

[ truh-vurs ] NOUN, VERB

Traverse

Verb : Extend across or through. ; Move back and forth or sideways.

Noun : A part of a structure that extends or is fixed across something.

“I traversed the palace with my friends.”

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23-Mar-2021

Divulgence

[ dih-vuhl-juhns ] NOUN

Divulgence

Revealing private or sensitive information.

Revealing previously unknown facts.

“We could be penalized for any divulgence of the information.”

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22-Mar-2021

Genial

[ jeen-yuhl ] NOUN

Genial

Quality of Friendliness or cordiality.

“The geniality between them is growing day by day.”

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21-Mar-2021

Vociferously

[ voh-sif-er-uhs-lee ] ADVERB

Vociferously

In a loud and forceful manner.

“We were made to perform the ritual vociferously.”

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20-Mar-2021

Notably

[ no-teb-lee ] ADVERB

Notably

In particular; especially.

“Not all parents are strict, notably mine.”

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19-Mar-2021

Scrupulous

[ skroo-pyuh-luhs ] ADJECTIVE

Scrupulous

In a very careful and thorough way.

Precise and Exact

“The documents were rectified scrupulously.”

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18-Mar-2021

Underperform

[ uhn-der-per-fawrm ] NOUN

Underperform

To fail to do as expected.

“The leader was not bothered with the subordinates’ underperformance.”

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17-Mar-2021

Potency

[ poht-n-see ] NOUN

Potency

The ability.

The power of something to influence or make an impression.

The ability to bring a particular result.

“My potency of solving the question was being challenged.”

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16-Mar-2021

Exploitative

[ ik-sploi-tuh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE

Exploitative

Making use of a situation or treating others unfairly in order to gain an advantage or benefit.

“The efforts or ideas put up seem all exploitative.”

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15-Mar-2021

Perpetrator

[ pur-pi-trey-ter ] NOUN

Perpetrator

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

“The perpetrators of the crime should not be spared.”

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14-Mar-2021

Magnitude

[ mag-ni-tood ] NOUN

Magnitude

Size or extent of something.

Great importance.

“The magnitude of the change cannot be overlooked.”

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13-Mar-2021

Outlier

[ out-lahy-er ] NOUN

Outlier

A person or thing differing from all other members of a particular group or set.

A younger rock formation isolated among older rocks.

“Kate is an outlier in our entire group.”

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12-Mar-2021

Palpable

[ pal-puh-buhl ] ADVERB

Palpable

Able to be touched or felt.

So intense as to seem almost tangible.

“We are all perturbed about the palpable amount of loss.”

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11-Mar-2021

Spawn

[ spawn ] VERB

Spawn

Release or deposit eggs.

Produce or generate a large number of.

“The rally spawned mass protests.”

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10-Mar-2021

Imbroglio

[ imbroglio ] NOUN

Imbroglio

A misunderstanding, Disagreement, etc.

An extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.

“After the session got over, we were all in imbroglio.”

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09-Mar-2021

Insulate

[ in-suh-leyt ] VERB

Insulate

To protect.

Prevent the passage of electricity to or from.

To place in an isolated place or situation.

“We told the constructors to insulate our home from rain.”

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08-Mar-2021

Adjudicate

[ uh-joo-di-keyt ] VERB

Adjudicate

To make formal judgement.

“My father’s group adjudicates all the disputes of our society.”

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07-Mar-2021

Piggyback

[ pig-ee-bak ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Piggyback

Verb : Link to or take advantage of.; Use existing work or an existing product as a basis or support.

Adjective:  Carryable or Attachable.

“My organisation has piggybacked its own system.”

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06-Mar-2021

Incomprehensible

[ in-kom-pri-hen-suh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Incomprehensible

Incapable of being fully explored or understood.

“The idea shared by my sister was incomprehensible.”

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05-Mar-2021

Perfidious

[ per-fid-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Perfidious

Deliberately Faithless or Untrustworthy.

Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.

“He made a perfidious step and betrayed us all.”

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04-Mar-2021

Unflappable

[ uhn-flap-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Unflappable

Not easily upset.

Having or showing calmness.

“He was known for his unflappable nature.”

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03-Mar-2021

Brawl

[ brawl ] NOUN, VERB

Brawl

Noun : A noisy quarrel

Verb : To quarrel angrily and in a noisy manner.

“There was a brawl among the two parties for the power.”

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02-Mar-2021

Versatility

[ vur-suh-til-i-tee ] NOUN

Versatility

The quality of being useful for various tasks.

“He wished to retain the versatility in his approach.”

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01-Mar-2021

Tweak

[ tweek ] NOUN, VERB

Tweak

Verb : Improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it.

Noun : A sharp twist or pull.

“The workers tweaked the engine and ruined it more.”

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February 2021
28-Feb-2021

Dexterous

[ dek-str uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Dexterous

Skillful in the use of hands.

Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.

“The artist had presented a dexterous piece of artwork.”

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27-Feb-2021

Infuriate

[ in-fy oor-ee-yet ] VERB

Infuriate

Annoy or irritate (someone).

“I infuriated my brother on pulling his leg.”

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26-Feb-2021

Proclivity

[ proh-kliv-i-tee ] NOUN

Proclivity

A tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.

Natural or habitual inclination.

“We all have proclivity for hard work.”

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25-Feb-2021

Inescapable

[ in-uh-skey-puh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Inescapable

Required by law or mandate; compulsory.

Incapable of being escaped.

“Wearing helmet while riding is inescapable.”

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24-Feb-2021

Apparent

[ uh-pair-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Apparent

Clearly visible or understood; obvious.

Capable of being easily understood.

“It is apparent from his actions that we are going to succeed in this attempt.”

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23-Feb-2021

Solely

[ sohl-lee ] ADVERB

Solely

Not involving anyone or anything else; only.

As the only one or ones; exclusively.

“They had given us the right to solely run the firm.”

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22-Feb-2021

Cap

[ cap ] NOUN, VERB

Cap

Verb : Place a limit or restriction on.

Noun : A kind of soft, flat hat, typically with a peak.

“The government made a policy to cap the inflation rates.”

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21-Feb-2021

Attributable

[ uh-trib-yootl ] NOUN, VERB

Attributable

Verb : To regard as consequence of a specified cause.

Noun : Something designated as belonging to a person.

“The accolades are attributable to the speaker today.”

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20-Feb-2021

Emulsion

[ ih-muhl-shuhn ] NOUN

Emulsion

Dispersion.

A fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible.

“I asked the waiter to serve the dish with cinnamon emulsion.”

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19-Feb-2021

Incarceration

[ in-kahr-suh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Incarceration

The state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.

“It was evident that the team would not be served by her incarceration.”

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18-Feb-2021

Frailty

[ freyl-tee ] NOUN

Frailty

The condition of being weak and delicate.

“Aryan was bothered about his father’s increasing frailty of old age.”

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17-Feb-2021

Dislodge

[ dis-loj ] VERB

Dislodge

Remove from a position of power or authority.

“The reporter has dislodged the complaint.”

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16-Feb-2021

Intercession

[ in-ter-sesh-uhn ] NOUN

Intercession

The action or process of intervening.

An interposing on someone’s behalf.

“The government’s intercession was an unwelcome attempt.”

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15-Feb-2021

Granular

[ gran-yuh-ler ] ADJECTIVE

Granular

Resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.

Having a roughened surface or structure.

Highly Detailed

“The granular texture of the surface highlighted it.”

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14-Feb-2021

Conservative

[ kuhn-sur-vuh-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Conservative

Adjective : Averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values.; (of dress or taste) sober and conventional.

Noun : A person who is averse to change and holds traditional values.

“People are not willing to accept the conservative approach towards the economy.”

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13-Feb-2021

Welter

[ wel-ter ] NOUN, VERB

Welter

Verb : Move in a turbulent fashion.; To roll or toss.

Noun : A state of general disorder.; A confused mass.

“My friends and I weltered along the beach after getting drunk at the party.”

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12-Feb-2021

Watchful

[ woch-fuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Watchful

Watching someone or something closely; alert and vigilant.

“The policemen had to be watchful of all the criminals in this area.”

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11-Feb-2021

Anaemic

[ uh-nee-mik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Anaemic

Adjective : Lacking in colour, spirit, or vitality.; Lack of blood in one’s body.

Noun : A person suffering from anaemia.

“The strategy seems to be anaemic.”

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10-Feb-2021

Ensuing

[ en-soo-ing ] ADJECTIVE

Ensuing

Occurring afterwards or as a result.

“We had numerous arguments in the ensuing seminar.”

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09-Feb-2021

Stewardship

[ stoo-erd-ship ] NOUN

Stewardship

The job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property.

“Our future was completely dependent on the stewardship of our college.”

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08-Feb-2021

Catapult

[ kat-uh-puhlt ] NOUN, VERB

Catapult

Verb : Drive or push something forwards.

Noun : A push or force.

“The saying catapults us to prosper and be truthful.”

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07-Feb-2021

Raucous

[ raw-kuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Raucous

Loud and harsh; grating.

Presenting a point of view, especially a controversial one, in an excessively forceful way.

“The raucous statement amid the crowd might cost him a lot.”

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06-Feb-2021

Disenchantment

[ dis-in-chan-ment ] NOUN

Disenchantment

A feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired.

“We could do nothing of his disenchantment.”

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05-Feb-2021

Vitriol

[ vi-tree-uhl ] NOUN

Vitriol

Bitter criticism or malice.

Something highly caustic or severe in effect.

Sulphuric acid.

“The actors detest vitriol.”

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04-Feb-2021

Tantamount

[ tan-tuh-mount ] ADJECTIVE

Tantamount

Equal in value.

Equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.

“The show was tantamount to the last year one.”

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03-Feb-2021

Folly

[ faw-lee ] NOUN

Folly

Lack of good sense; foolishness.

“It was the result of Akshay’s folly that I could not make an appropriate choice.”

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02-Feb-2021

Irrevocable

[ ih-rev-uh-kuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Irrevocable

Not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.

“The decision of the Supreme court judge was irrevocable.”

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01-Feb-2021

Reconvene

[ ree-kun-veen ] VERB

Reconvene

Convene or cause to convene again, especially after a pause in proceedings.

“The director asked us all to reconvene at the society gate.”

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January 2021
31-Jan-2021

Incitement

[ in-sahyt-muhnt ] NOUN

Incitement

The action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully.

“The incitement caused because of the minister’s speech was unexpected.”

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30-Jan-2021

Distrust

[ dis-truhst ] NOUN, VERB

Distrust

Noun : The feeling that someone or something cannot be relied upon.

Verb : Doubt the honesty or reliability of; regard with suspicion.

“The distrust in the leader led to rigorous downfall.”

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29-Jan-2021

Solemnise

[ sol-uhm-nahyz ] VERB

Solemnise

Duly perform.

“The couple requested the priest to solemnize the wedding.”

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28-Jan-2021

Irritant

[ ir-i-tnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Irritant

Noun : A thing that is continually annoying or distracting.; Anything that irritates

Adjective: Causing slight inflammation or other discomforts to the body

“I have been an irritant to my manager for the past two years.”

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27-Jan-2021

Allay

[ uh-ley ] VERB

Allay

Diminish or put at rest

Relieve or alleviate (pain or hunger)

“The government should reveal the data to allay our fears.”

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26-Jan-2021

Spook

[ spook ] NOUN, VERB

Spook

Verb : To frighten.

Noun : A ghost

“We spooked the kids in the playground.”

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25-Jan-2021

Fugitive

[ fyoo-ji-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Fugitive

Noun : A person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding.

Adjective : Quick to disappear; fleeting

“It was his fugitive character that saved him.”

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24-Jan-2021

Wilfully

[ wil-fuh-lee ] ADVERB

Wilfully

With the intention of causing harm; deliberately.

“We made this change in the code wilfully.”

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23-Jan-2021

Extortion

[ ik-stawr-shuhn ] NOUN

Extortion

The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

“Yashika took to all means and asked the officer for extortion.”

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22-Jan-2021

Unseat

[ uhn-seet ] VERB

Unseat

Remove (a government or person in authority) from power.

To dislodge from a seat

“The opposition tried hard to unseat the PM.”

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21-Jan-2021

Embroil

[ em-broil ] VERB

Embroil

Involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.

To complicate.

“Mr, Kapoor became embroiled in a dispute with his neighbour.”

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20-Jan-2021

Unbundle

[ uhn-buhn-dl ] VERB

Unbundle

To separate.

To set separate charges for related products or services.

“The community unbundled the secrets.”

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19-Jan-2021

Expediency

[ ik-spee-dee-uhn-see ] NOUN

Expediency

The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

A regard for what is advantageous rather than for what is right or just.

“The political expediency is much needed at present.”

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18-Jan-2021

Precedence

[ pres-i-duhns ] NOUN

Precedence

The condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank.

“Monisha is known for her precedence in the law field.”

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17-Jan-2021

Impasse

[ im-pas ] NOUN

Impasse

A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.

“Our progress is hindered because of the impasse at the receiver’s end.”

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16-Jan-2021

Grandiose

[ gran-dee-ohs ] ADJECTIVE

Grandiose

Impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so.

More complicated or elaborate than necessary.

“It was a grandiose approach and nobody could make out.”

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15-Jan-2021

Throttle

[ throt-l ] NOUN, VERB

Throttle

Verb  : To stop the breathe of by compressing the throat.; To choke or suffocate.

Noun :  A device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine. ;

“The thieves throttled the old man to death.”

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14-Jan-2021

Emanate

[ em-uh-neyt ] VERB

Emanate

Issue or spread out from (a source).

To flow out.

“Rajveer emanated the license features to the entire team.”

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13-Jan-2021

Foment

[ foh-ment ] VERB

Foment

To instigate or stir up.

To apply warm water or medicated liquid.

“Unusual and unnecessary blames foment anguish.”

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12-Jan-2021

Vigilance

[ vij-uh-luhns ] NOUN

Vigilance

The action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.

“The vigilance officer did not take much interest.”

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11-Jan-2021

Hesitation

[ hez-i-tey-shuhn ] NOUN

Hesitation

The quality or state of being uncertain.

A delay due to uncertainty of mind or fear.

“The hesitation showcased by the little kid was unnecessary.”

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10-Jan-2021

Stipulate

[ stip-yuh-leyt ] VERB

Stipulate

Demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.

To arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement.

To promise in making an agreement.

“The writer has stipulated the end part as the best.”

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09-Jan-2021

Insidious

[ in-sid-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Insidious

Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.

Intended to entrap

“The NGO workers explained the scheme in an insidious manner.”

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08-Jan-2021

Selectivity

[ si-lek-tiv-i-tee ] NOUN

Selectivity

The quality of carefully choosing someone or something as the best or most suitable.

“The provision was made on the basis of selectivity.”

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07-Jan-2021

Sporadic

[ spuh-rad-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Sporadic

Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places.

Scattered or isolated instances.

“The virus hit was sporadic.”

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06-Jan-2021

Insurgency

[ in-sur-juhn-see ] NOUN

Insurgency

An active revolt or uprising.

“The insurgency that the nation is facing should be dealt with caution.”

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05-Jan-2021

Curt

[ kurt ] ADJECTIVE

Curt

Rudely brief in speech.

Brief, Concise or Terse.

“The response from the customer’s end was a curt one.”

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04-Jan-2021

Charisma

[ kuh-riz-muh ] NOUN

Charisma

Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.

A spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority.

“His charisma made him gain popularity.”

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03-Jan-2021

Muddle

[ muhd-l ] NOUN, VERB

Muddle

Verb : Bring into a disordered or confusing state.; To cause to become mentally confused.

Noun : An untidy and disorganized state or collection.

“I had a fear that Roshni would muddle the message asked to share.”

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02-Jan-2021

Bellwether

[ bel-weth-er ] NOUN

Bellwether

Something that leads or indicates a trend.

A person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront.

“It’s a bellwether that people have started planting trees.”

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01-Jan-2021

Lull

[ luhl ] NOUN, VERB

Lull

Noun : A temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity.

Verb : Calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements.; To quiet down.

“The lull after the long tussle was much necessary.”

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December 2020
31-Dec-2020

Quell

[ kwel ] VERB

Quell

Put an end to.

To suppress (a feeling).

To vanquish.

“We had to quell the process amid the chaos.”

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30-Dec-2020

Communique

[ kuh-myoo-ni-key ] NOUN

Communique

An official announcement or statement, especially one made to the media.

“The Committee gave a communiqué before the press release.”

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29-Dec-2020

Edifice

[ ed-uh-fis ] NOUN

Edifice

A complex system of beliefs.

Any large complex system or organization.

“The edifice of the farming culture was disrupted through a myth.”

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28-Dec-2020

Condescending

[ kon-duh-sen-ding ] ADJECTIVE

Condescending

Having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.

“The seniors at the seminar showcased condescending qualities.”

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27-Dec-2020

Whirlwind

[ hwurl-wind ] NOUN, VERB

Whirlwind

Noun :  Someone or something characterized by great energy.

Verb : To move or travel quickly.

“The whirlwind at the business plan shook us all.”

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26-Dec-2020

Extradition

[ ek-struh-dish-uhn ] NOUN

Extradition

The action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a crime.

The formal process of one state surrendering an individual to another state for prosecution or punishment for crimes committed in the requesting country's jurisdiction.

“The US police resorted to extradition of Indian criminals post war.”

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25-Dec-2020

Egregious

[ ih-gree-juhs ] ADJECTIVE

Egregious

Outstandingly bad; shocking.

Extraordinary in some bad way.

“Her thinking is egregious.”

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24-Dec-2020

Cornerstone

[ kawr-ner-stohn ] NOUN

Cornerstone

An important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based.

Something that is essential or basic.

“The cornerstone of the experiment is this chemical.”

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23-Dec-2020

Decrepit

[ dih-krep-it ] VERB

Decrepit

Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.

(of a person) elderly and infirm.

“The machinery at the warehouse was decrepit.”

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22-Dec-2020

Flagrant

[ fley-gruhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Flagrant

Conspicuously or obviously offensive.

Notorious or Scandalous.

“It was flagrant from his response that he disliked the taste.”

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21-Dec-2020

Partisan

[ pahr-tuh-zan ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Partisan

Noun : A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.

Adjective : Prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.

“She knew she would fail, so she resorted to a partisan approach.”

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20-Dec-2020

Bigotry

[ big-uh-tree ] NOUN

Bigotry

Stubborn and complete intolerance of any belief.

“We couldn’t bear the bigotry anymore.”

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19-Dec-2020

Wounded

[ woon-did ] ADJECTIVE

Wounded

Inflicted with a wound; injured.

Suffering injury or bodily harm.

“We were wounded mentally after the loss.”

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18-Dec-2020

Patrol

[ puh-trohl ] NOUN, VERB

Patrol

Verb : Keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it.; To maintain the order and security of an area.

Noun : A person or group of persons to keep watch over an area, especially guards or police walking or driving around at regular intervals.

“Armenia was promised patrolling by Turkey.”

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17-Dec-2020

Backlash

[ bak-lash ] NOUN

Backlash

A strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

Recoil arising between parts of a mechanism.

“The leader did not expect that he would receive such a backlash.”

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16-Dec-2020

Vow

[ vou ] NOUN, VERB

Vow

Verb : Solemnly promise to do a specified thing.;To pledge or resolve solemnly to do.

Noun : A solemn promise.

“I vowed to make my parents proud.”

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15-Dec-2020

Dastardly

[ das-terd-lee ] ADJECTIVE

Dastardly

Wicked and cruel.

Cowardly

“He made a dastardly attempt to impress us.”

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14-Dec-2020

Draconian

[ drey-koh-nee-uhn ] ADJECTIVE

Draconian

Excessively harsh and severe.

Unusually cruel or severe.

“The decision made was draconian in a sense.”

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13-Dec-2020

Snap

[ snap ] N/A

Snap

Verb :  Separate. ;Break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.

Noun : A sudden, sharp cracking sound or movement. ; A hurried irritable tone or sound.

“We decided to snap the wheat from the shaft.”

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12-Dec-2020

Dehumanise

[ dee-hyoo-muh-nahyz ] VERB

Dehumanise

Deprive of positive human qualities.

“I do not understand why Rahul has started to act this way as if he has dehumanised.”

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11-Dec-2020

Macabre

[ muh-kah-ber ] NOUN

Macabre

Disturbing because concerned with or causing fear of death.

Gruesome and horrifying.

“It was macabre when they attacked with all their forces.”

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10-Dec-2020

Contagion

[ kuhn-tey-juhn ] NOUN

Contagion

The communication of disease from one person or organism to another by close contact.

The spreading of a harmful idea or practice.

“It has become serious after the contagion spread into being.”

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09-Dec-2020

Flailing

[ fleyl-ing ] ADJECTIVE

Flailing

Wave or swing wildly.

Beset by difficulties.

“The flailing economy will take time to recover.”

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08-Dec-2020

Truce

[ troos ] NOUN

Truce

An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing
for a certain time.

“The truce is compromised.”

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07-Dec-2020

Promulgate

[ prom-uhl-geyt ] VERB

Promulgate

Promote or make widely known

To set forth or teach publicly

“The pros and cons of any upcoming bills should be promulgated among the public.”

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06-Dec-2020

Abeyance

[ un-bey-uhns ] NOUN

Abeyance

Temporary Inactivity, Cessation or Suspension.

A state of temporary disuse or suspension

“The hostilities between two nations have been in abeyance since last year.”

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05-Dec-2020

Stance

[ stans ] NOUN

Stance

The attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.

The way in which a person stands.

“I thought to try and influence Shweta’s stance but then I decided not to.”

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04-Dec-2020

Emphatic

[ em-fat-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Emphatic

Expressing something forcibly and clearly.

Done or said in a strong way and without any doubt.

“Aslam was emphatic in his project management.”

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03-Dec-2020

Heft

[ heft ] NOUN, VERB

Heft

Noun : Significance or influence.

Verb : Lift or carry (something heavy).

“The economic heft of our country is a point of attraction for many.”

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02-Dec-2020

Pre-eminence

[ pree-em-uh-nuhns ] NOUN

Pre-eminence

The fact of surpassing all others; superiority.

“One cannot ignore the pre-eminence of female leaders.”

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01-Dec-2020

Founder

[ foun-der ] NOUN, VERB

Founder

Verb : Fail or break down as a result of a particular problem.

Noun : A person who establishes an institution or settlement.

“The economy is foundering at a great pace.”

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November 2020
30-Nov-2020

Accede

[ ak-seed ] VERB

Accede

Agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

Become a member of an organization.

“The government acceded to my suggestion of not revealing the policy to the public at large.”

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29-Nov-2020

Implausible

[ im-plaw-zuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Implausible

Not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince.

Not appearing to be truth or correct.

“It seems implausible to control the spread of virus.”

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28-Nov-2020

Rarity

[ rair-i-tee ] NOUN

Rarity

The state or quality of being rare.

Something unusual or uncommon.

“The rarity of the mammal's existence here is of no shock.”

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27-Nov-2020

Con

[ kon ] NOUN, ADVERB

Con

Noun : A disadvantage of or argument against something.

Adverb : Against a proposition, opinion, etc

“The cons of the policy are greater than the pros.”

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26-Nov-2020

Replicate

[ rep-li-keyt ] NOUN, VERB

Replicate

Noun : A repeated experiment or trial.

Verb : Make an exact copy of; reproduce.

“We need to look for a replicate of the design.”

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25-Nov-2020

Wont

[ wohnt ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Wont

Noun : One's customary behaviour.

Adjective : (of a person) in the habit of doing something; accustomed.

Verb : Make or become accustomed.

“I can’t help change his behaviour it’s his wont.”

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24-Nov-2020

Intensify

[ in-ten-suh-fahy ] VERB

Intensify

To make more acute

To strengthen or sharpen.

“The decision against the union intensified the anger.”

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23-Nov-2020

Hasten

[ hey-suhn ] VERB

Hasten

Be quick to do something.

To move or act in a hurry.

“We had to hasten to file the report else we would miss the opportunity.”

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22-Nov-2020

Tailspin

[ teyl-spin ] NOUN, VERB

Tailspin

Noun : A state of rapidly increasing chaos or panic.

Verb : Become increasingly chaotic and out of control.

“The pandemic gave the economy a tailspin.”

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21-Nov-2020

Incentivize

[ in-sen-ti-vahyz ] VERB

Incentivize

To give incentives to someone.

Motivate or encourage (someone) to do something; provide with an incentive.

“The officials incentivized the eviction of the journalist.”

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20-Nov-2020

Table

[ tey-buhl ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Table

Verb : Formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting.; To enter in or form into a table or list.

Noun : A piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at.

Adjective : Suitable for serving at a table.

“Until the report is tabled in the Parliament, no further action will be taken.”

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19-Nov-2020

Rudimentary

[ roo-duh-men-tuh-ree ] ADJECTIVE

Rudimentary

Involving or limited to basic principles.

“The father at the church declined the offer as it was against his rudimentary measures.”

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18-Nov-2020

Exhortation

[ eg-zawr-tey-shuhn ] NOUN

Exhortation

An address that conveys urgent recommendations.

An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something.

“The minister’s exhortation lead to unnecessary questioning.”

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17-Nov-2020

Ambit

[ am-bit ] NOUN

Ambit

The scope or bounds of something. ; Boundary or limit.

"Many believe that spiritual leaders go outside their ambit when they make political endorsements."

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16-Nov-2020

Bespeak

[ bih-speek ] VERB

Bespeak

Be evidence of; indicate.;  Order or reserve (something) in advance. ;To ask for in advance.

“The expressions on your face bespeak that you are hurt.”

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15-Nov-2020

Hate-mongering

[ heyt- muhng-ger-ing ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Hate-mongering

Noun : The arousal of feelings of hatred using speech or writing.

Adjective : Arousing or intended to arouse feelings of hatred.

“The moment I took one step against the team, hate-mongering began.”

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14-Nov-2020

Triumph

[ trahy-uhmf ] NOUN, VERB

Triumph

Noun : The act of being victorious.

Verb : To gain a victory.

“Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after his triumph over Ravana and people celebrated his return with Sita as Diwali.”

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13-Nov-2020

High-handed

[ hahy-han-did ] ADJECTIVE

High-handed

Using power or authority without considering the feelings of others.

“The journalist made a high-handed attempt by tricking all the viewers.”

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12-Nov-2020

Consensual

[ kuhn-sen-shoo-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Consensual

Relating to or involving consent or consensus.

“The agreement shared was a consensual one.”

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11-Nov-2020

Detestable

[ dih-tes-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Detestable

Deserving intense dislike.

“His way of treating people is detestable.”

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10-Nov-2020

Ruse

[ rooz ] N/A

Ruse

An action intended to deceive someone.

A trick.

“It was a ruse to make them have false imagination.”

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09-Nov-2020

Obviate

[ ob-vee-eyt ] VERB

Obviate

To remove a difficulty, problem, or the need for something

“Taking precautions obviates the need for treatment or chances of getting infected."

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08-Nov-2020

Gauge

[ geyj ] NOUN, VERB

Gauge

Verb : To make a judgement or to calculate something by guessing.;To mark or measure off.

Noun : A standard of measure.

“They made us gauge the change in the value.”

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07-Nov-2020

Handful

[ hand-fool ] NOUN

Handful

A small number or amount.

“I grabbed a handful of nuts and left for office.”

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06-Nov-2020

Finagle

[ fi-ney-guhl ] VERB

Finagle

To trick or cheat a person; To get or achieve something by trick; To plan out usually with subtle skill or care

"He finagled the work report to evade the consequences of wrong results."

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05-Nov-2020

Brunt

[ bruhnt ] NOUN

Brunt

The main force or impact

"We are all bearing the brunt of COVID throughout this year."

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04-Nov-2020

Bungling

[ buhng-guhl-ing ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Bungling

Noun : the action or fact of carrying out a task clumsily or incompetently.

Adjective : making or characterized by many clumsy mistakes.

 "The leader at the speech made bungling remarks."

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03-Nov-2020

Blip

[ blip ] NOUN, VERB

Blip

Noun : Anything Small, in number or amount.

Verb : To move or proceed in short.

"We should not worry about the shortage of funds. It is just a blip."

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02-Nov-2020

Onset

[ on-set ] NOUN

Onset

The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant.

"The onset of the pandemic has disrupted everything completely."

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01-Nov-2020

Parley

[ pahr-lee ] NOUN, VERB

Parley

Noun : A conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a; discussion of terms, conditions for a surrender.

Verb : To Hold a conference with the opposing side to discuss terms.

“I suggested proceeding with a parley and ending the difference of opinion.”

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October 2020
31-Oct-2020

Guise

[ gahyz ] NOUN, VERB

Guise

Noun : general external appearance.; style of dressing.

Verb : To dress

“I had spent 10 days with subordinates in the guise of a guide.”

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30-Oct-2020

Cavalier

[ kav-uh-leer ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Cavalier

Adjective : Showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.

Noun : A dashing and attentive man, especially one acting as a lady's escort. ;A small spaniel of a breed with a long snout.

“We couldn’t trust the cavalier plan explained by the leader.”

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29-Oct-2020

Remodel

[ ree-mod-l ] VERB

Remodel

Change the structure or form of something.

“We need to remodel the economic policies in our country.”

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28-Oct-2020

Hubris

[ hyoo-bris ] NOUN

Hubris

Excessive pride or self-confidence.

“There was a sheer lack in hubris after the first failure.”

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27-Oct-2020

Antiquated

[ an-ti-kwey-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Antiquated

Old-fashioned or outdated.

“The policies used by the HR at our office are antiquated.”

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26-Oct-2020

Deluge

[ del-yooj ] NOUN, VERB

Deluge

Noun : A severe flood.

Verb : To flood.

“The eruption of the volcano resulted into deluge of lava.”

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25-Oct-2020

Downpour

[ doun-pawr ] NOUN

Downpour

A heavy fall of rain.

“The first downpour I witnessed was in Manali.”

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24-Oct-2020

Maroon

[ muh-roon ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Maroon

Verb : Leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place.

Adjective : Of a brownish-red colour.

Noun : A brownish-red coloured person.

“I was left marooned alone on the island.”

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23-Oct-2020

Insularity

[ Insularity ] NOUN

Insularity

Ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or people outside one's own experience.

“Early days were sheer example of British insularity.”

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22-Oct-2020

Forbearance

[ fawr-bair-uhns ] NOUN

Forbearance

Patient or have self-control; restraint and tolerance.

Refraining from something.

“I had to treat my grandmother with the forbearance as she did in my childhood.”

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21-Oct-2020

Prognosticate

[ prog-nos-ti-keyt ] VERB

Prognosticate

Foretell or prophesy (a future event).

To predict.

“The art of prognostication is the gift by god.”

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20-Oct-2020

De facto

[ dee -fak-toh ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

De facto

Adverb : In fact, whether by right or not.

Adjective : Existing or holding a specified position

De facto, I was about to quit.”

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19-Oct-2020

Intrinsic

[ in-trin-sik ] ADJECTIVE

Intrinsic

Belonging naturally; essential.

Belonging to a thing by its nature.

“The intrinsic value that the scheme carries cannot be deciphered so easily.”

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18-Oct-2020

Epoch

[ ep-uhk ] NOUN

Epoch

A particular period of time in history or a person's life.

“Social media impact, in this epoch, is not that similar as to the former one.”

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17-Oct-2020

Furore

[ fuh-ror ] NOUN

Furore

An outbreak of public anger or excitement.

“The trivial fight on the street ended up in a furore.”

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16-Oct-2020

Cleave

[ kleev ] VERB

Cleave

To split or sever (something) especially along the natural line or grain.

To remain faithful.

“Doctor advised cleaving the left leg in order to prevent infection from spreading.”

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15-Oct-2020

Wintry

[ win-tree ] ADJECTIVE

Wintry

Resembling winter weather.

"She depicted wintry skies in her painting."

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14-Oct-2020

Stricture

[ strik-cher ] NOUN

Stricture

A restriction on a person or activity.

A remark or comment; especially an adverse criticism

“Police officials have put strictures on any movement of the accused.”

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13-Oct-2020

Burnish

[ bur-nish ] NOUN, VERB

Burnish

Verb : To make smooth and bright.; Enhance or improve.

Noun : Gloss; Luster; Brightness

“We are working hard to burnish our website.”

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12-Oct-2020

Interplay

[ in-ter-pley ] NOUN, VERB

Interplay

Noun : The way in which two or more things have an effect on each other.

Verb : To exert influence on each other

“The plans made by the management were interplayed with effective work by the team.”

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11-Oct-2020

Stutter

[ stuht-er ] VERB

Stutter

To speak or say something with difficulty.

"Akash used to stutter when he was a child."

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10-Oct-2020

Perverse

[ per-vurs ] ADJECTIVE

Perverse

showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is

unreasonable or unacceptable.

“Everyone in the room was perturbed with his perverse sense of humor.”

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09-Oct-2020

Impetus

[ im-pi-tuhs ] NOUN

Impetus

Something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly

The force or energy with which a body moves

“The first victory served as an impetus for the players.”

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08-Oct-2020

Outset

[ out-set ] NOUN

Outset

The start or beginning of something

“The project had some or the other shortcoming from the outset.”

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07-Oct-2020

Salutary

[ sal-yuh-ter-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Salutary

Producing good effects; beneficial

Favourable to Health

“The effect of the new sound system is exceedingly salutary for our band.”

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06-Oct-2020

Pummel

[ puhm-uh l ] VERB

Pummel

Criticize severely

 

To strike repeatedly with the fists

“The group pummelled Gaurav for coming up with an idea that was completely based on treachery.”

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05-Oct-2020

Inadvertent

[ in-uhd-vur-tnt ] ADJECTIVE

Inadvertent

Not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning

“The victory of the opposition was an inadvertent one.”

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04-Oct-2020

Ostensibly

[ o-sten-suh-buh-lee ] ADVERB

Ostensibly

As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently

“I had to quit the job, ostensibly because of being physically unfit.”

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03-Oct-2020

Remit

[ ri-mit ] NOUN, VERB

Remit

Verb : Cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting ; To refer or pass on to someone else

Noun : The task or area of activity officially assigned to an individual or organization

“The investigation case was remitted to the other organisation.”

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02-Oct-2020

Wherewithal

[ hwair-with-awl ] NOUN, ADVERB

Wherewithal

Noun : The money or other means needed for a particular purpose

Adverb : Wherewith. By means of which

“The movie with a star cast like this requires a lot of wherewithal.”

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01-Oct-2020

Facade

[ fuh-sahd ] NOUN

Facade

A deceptive or illusive outward appearance of something.

“The facade of the society building is its sales flat.”

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September 2020
30-Sep-2020

Discordant

[ dis-kawr-dnt ] ADJECTIVE

Discordant

Disagreeing or incongruous

Shrill or Harsh noise

“The baby’s usual cry is discordant for neighbours.”

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29-Sep-2020

Transgression

[ trans-gresh-uh n ] NOUN

Transgression

An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence

“Only a judge has the right to decide the penalty for a criminal’s transgression.”

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28-Sep-2020

Incumbent

[ in-kuhm-buhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Incumbent

Adjective : Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility; Holding an incumbent position

Noun : The holder of an office

“The incumbent minister has decided to resign from the office.”

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27-Sep-2020

Veneer

[ vuh-neer ] NOUN, VERB

Veneer

Verb : Cover or disguise (someone or something's true nature) with an attractive appearance.

Noun : A superficially valuable or pleasing appearance

“The king’s brutality is ignored by many because of his cultured veneer.

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26-Sep-2020

Saboteurs

[ sab-uh-turs ] NOUN

Saboteurs

A person who damages or destroys something deliberately.

A person who engages in sabotage

“Any person from a foreign nation without an identity card is treated with doubt and considered to be a probable saboteur.”

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25-Sep-2020

Spat

[ spat ] NOUN, VERB

Spat

Noun : A quarrel about an unimportant matter

Verb : To express different opinions about something often angrily; To engage in a dispute

“My sister and I usually end up having a spat every time we discuss about clothes.”

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24-Sep-2020

Espionage

[ es-pee-uh-nahzh ] NOUN

Espionage

The practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information

“France informed Germany that enemies are about to conduct espionage.”

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23-Sep-2020

Incipient

[ in-sip-ee-uh nt ] ADJECTIVE

Incipient

Beginning to happen or develop

“I share incipient distrust for people I am not familiar with.”

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22-Sep-2020

Sequester

[ si-kwes-ter ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Sequester

Adjective : Isolate or hide away

Verb : To remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement

“The supreme court judge was sequestered until the victim had arrived.”

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21-Sep-2020

Telltale

[ tel-teyl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Telltale

Adjective : Revealing, indicating, or betraying something

Noun : A person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others

“Raghav is such a telltale, and I do not trust him with any of my secrets.”

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20-Sep-2020

Sorely

[ sawr-lee ] ADVERB

Sorely

To a very high degree or level of intensity

With feelings of bitterness or grief

“I wondered if they would sorely miss me.”

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19-Sep-2020

Indomitable

[ in-dom-i-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Indomitable

Impossible to subdue or defeat

“Super heroes are the ones with indomitable energy.”

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18-Sep-2020

Frosty

[ fraw-stee ] ADJECTIVE

Frosty

Cold and unfriendly in manner

Having a low or subnormal temperature

“Last weekend was a combination of sunny days and frosty nights.”

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17-Sep-2020

Endow

[ en-dou ] VERB

Endow

Provide with a quality or ability

"Shakuntala Devi was a great mathematician and was endowed with unique skills."

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16-Sep-2020

Perversion

[ per-vur-zhuhn ] NOUN

Perversion

Distortion or corruption of the original course, meaning, or state of something

sexual behaviour that is considered abnormal and unacceptable.

“The writer was utterly disappointed with the perversion in art.”

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15-Sep-2020

Overhaul

[ oh-ver-hawl ] NOUN, VERB

Overhaul

Verb : Analyse and improve ;To make necessary repairs on

Noun : A thorough examination of machinery or a system, with repairs or changes made if necessary

“The apex court has advised the lower courts to overhaul their judgement process.”

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14-Sep-2020

Feeler

[ fee-ler ] NOUN

Feeler

A tentative proposal intended to ascertain someone's attitude or opinion

A person or thing that feels

“The feeler put out by the management may disrupt the situation.”

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13-Sep-2020

Decouple

[ dee-kuhp-uhl ] VERB

Decouple

To cause to become separated.

Separate, disengage, or dissociate (something) from something else

“The police officials decoupled the gangster from his gang.”

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12-Sep-2020

Tread

[ tred ] NOUN, VERB

Tread

Verb : to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk.

Noun : A person's manner of walking or the sound made as they walk

“After the unlock 4 guidelines released, shoppers soon will be seen treading the shopping malls.”

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11-Sep-2020

Dotted

[ dot-id ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Dotted

Adjective :  Marked with or in the form of dots

Verb : Be scattered over (an area) ; Mark with a small spot or spots

“The client asked the designer to give a dotted background to the stage.”

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10-Sep-2020

Demarcate

[ dih-mahr-keyt ] VERB

Demarcate

Set the boundaries or limits of

To separate indistinctly

“Indian government has suggested to demarcate the border with Pakistan.”

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09-Sep-2020

Privy

[ priv-ee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Privy

Adjective : Hidden; secret

Noun : A toilet located in a small shed outside a house or other building

“We cannot have anything privy from our parents.”

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08-Sep-2020

Ramification

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

Ramification

The possible results of an action.

A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event

“The tenant was skeptical of signing the agreement after the unanticipated ramification.”

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07-Sep-2020

Staunch

[ stawnch ] ADJECTIVE

Staunch

Very loyal and committed in attitude.

Strong and Substantial.

“The newly hired engineer is a staunch supporter of the management.”

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06-Sep-2020

Tirade

[ tahy-reyd ] NOUN

Tirade

A long, angry speech of criticism or accusation

“The opposition’s candidate stood up and instigated people with his tirade.”

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05-Sep-2020

Breakaway

[ breyk-uh-wey ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Breakaway

Noun : A divergence or radical change ; A person or thing that breaks away

Adjective : Departing from routine or tradition

“The breakaway of design occurs first of all at structural levels.

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04-Sep-2020

Veer

[ veer ] VERB

Veer

Change direction suddenly

Slacken or let out (a rope or cable) in a controlled way

“The sailor immediately veered the ship on the indication received by the crew.”

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03-Sep-2020

Caveat

[ kav-ee-aht ] NOUN

Caveat

A warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.

A warning or caution.

“The government has released a caveat for the upcoming amendment in Article 324.”

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02-Sep-2020

Cogent

[ koh-juh nt ] ADJECTIVE

Cogent

Clear, logical, and convincing

“The ministry made cogent remarks about the Unlock 4 guidelines.”

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01-Sep-2020

Telluric

[ te-loor-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Telluric

Of or relating to Earth.

Of or relating to or containing the chemical element tellurium.

"He studied telluric absorption in the solar spectrum in Italy and Switzerland."

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August 2020
31-Aug-2020

Portentous

[ pawr-ten-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Portentous

Being a grave or serious matter

Of or like a portent; of momentous significance

Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress

“Taani’s language is mostly portentous and threatening.”

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30-Aug-2020

Rubric

[ roo-brik ] NOUN

Rubric

A heading on a document

A set of rules

“The IELTS examiner are supposed to follow a rubric to grade each writing.”

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29-Aug-2020

Travesty

[ trav-uh-stee ] NOUN, VERB

Travesty

Noun :  A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something

Verb : Represent in a false, absurd, or distorted way

“The justification quoted by the lawyer was a travesty of justice.”

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28-Aug-2020

Thaw

[ thaw ] NOUN, VERB

Thaw

Noun : An increase in friendliness or cordiality

Verb : Become liquid or soft as a result of warming up

“Abhijeet sensed a thaw in me and therefore invited me to his party.”

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27-Aug-2020

Pantheon

[ pan-thee-uhn ] NOUN

Pantheon

A group of particularly respected, famous, or important people

All the gods of a people or religion collectively

“Rubina has managed to make her place in the pantheon of popular guitarists.”

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26-Aug-2020

Didactic

[ dahy-dak-tik ] ADJECTIVE

Didactic

Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.

Intended for instruction

“Kashish is an amazing teacher, he is very didactic.”

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25-Aug-2020

Enigma

[ uh-nig-muh ] NOUN

Enigma

A person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand

“The fact whether chick came first or the egg, is an enigma.”

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24-Aug-2020

Advent

[ ad-vent ] NOUN

Advent

A coming into place ; The arrival of a notable person or thing

The first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays

“All the other vaccines were rejected before the advent of H1N1.”

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23-Aug-2020

Seraphic

[ si-raf-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Seraphic

Characteristic of or resembling a seraph or seraphim; angelic

“Tarun needed nobody as he was at ease leading his seraphic life.”

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22-Aug-2020

Respite

[ res-pit ] NOUN, VERB

Respite

Noun : A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant

Verb : To Postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.)

“A respite given to the team was with an intention to have some time for improvement.”

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21-Aug-2020

Idyllic

[ ahy-dil-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Idyllic

Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful

“The reason we enjoy our office is that the environment is idyllic.”

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20-Aug-2020

Albeit

[ awl-bee-it ] CONJUNCTION

Albeit

Although; Even if

“As always we had to abide by my sister’s ideas, albeit reluctantly.”

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19-Aug-2020

Unctuous

[ uhngk-choo-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Unctuous

Excessively flattering

Having a greasy or oily feel.

“The video content was deep, unctuous and could move one’s soul.”

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18-Aug-2020

Status quo

[ stat-uh s kwoh ] NOUN

Status quo

The existing state of affairs

“The Chancellor announced that there was no desire to modify the current status quo.”

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17-Aug-2020

Obsequious

[ uh b-see-kwee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Obsequious

Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree

“I can proudly say that my brother has obsequious manners.”

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16-Aug-2020

Arcane

[ ahr-keyn ] ADJECTIVE

Arcane

Understood by few; mysterious or secret

“The newly appointed trainer had an arcane way of delivering the sessions.”

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15-Aug-2020

Haughty

[ haw-tee ] ADJECTIVE

Haughty

Arrogantly superior and disdainful

“The immigrants were described to be very distinct and haughty by the minister.”

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14-Aug-2020

Gratuitous

[ gruh-too-i-tuhs ] ADVERB

Gratuitous

Done without good reason

Given without charge or payment

“The mob lynched the black man with gratuitous harshness.”

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13-Aug-2020

Acquiesce

[ ak-wee-es ] VERB

Acquiesce

Accept something reluctantly but without protest

“Raghav will acquiesce easily as he is not a stubborn person.”

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12-Aug-2020

Expeditious

[ ek-spi-dish-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Expeditious

Done with speed and efficiency

“The investigator gave an expeditious answer to the query.”

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11-Aug-2020

Revelation

[ rev-uh-ley-shuhn ] NOUN

Revelation

A surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others

“The autobiography of my favourite actor included many shocking revelations.”

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10-Aug-2020

Unequivocal

[ uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Unequivocal

Leaving no doubt.

Clear, Having only one possible meaning.

“He got saved with the unequivocal proof that they had presented.”

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09-Aug-2020

Winsome

[ win-suh m ] ADJECTIVE

Winsome

Attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way

“Raj wore a winsome smile on the stage throughout the drama.”

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08-Aug-2020

Diaphanous

[ dahy-af-uh-nuh s ] ADJECTIVE

Diaphanous

Transparent, delicate, and translucent

“The diaphanous feathers of the bird made her look fluttery.”

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07-Aug-2020

Spurious

[ spyoo r-ee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Spurious

Not being what it purports to be; false or fake

“All the evidence presented were spurious and could not justify the accusations.”

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06-Aug-2020

Untoward

[ uhn-tawrd, -tohrd ] ADJECTIVE

Untoward

Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.

Improper.

“He was banished from the society for his untoward social behaviour.”

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05-Aug-2020

Remonstrate

[ ri-mon-streyt ] VERB

Remonstrate

Make a forcefully reproachful protest.

To say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.

“Ramesh instantly remonstrated about the fact that he was littering around.”

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04-Aug-2020

Quack

[ kwak ] NOUN, VERB

Quack

Verb : (of a duck) the harsh throaty cry of a duck; (of a person) talk loudly and foolishly

Noun : A person who dishonestly claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, a deceiver 

“We thought Rachit was the best member of our group, but later, it was discovered that he was such a quack.”

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03-Aug-2020

Foreboding

[ fawr-boh-ding ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Foreboding

Noun : A feeling that something bad will happen; fearful apprehension

Adjective : Implying that something bad is going to happen

“The theme selected for the theatre show was dark and foreboding.”

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02-Aug-2020

Aftermath

[ af-ter-math ] NOUN

Aftermath

The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event

“This incident and the aftermath were covered under the policy.”

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01-Aug-2020

Consensus

[ kuh n-sen-suh s ] NOUN

Consensus

A general agreement.
Majority of opinion.

“It took not more than an hour for the jury to come to a consensus.”

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July 2020
31-Jul-2020

Exasperate

[ ig-zas-puh-reyt ] VERB

Exasperate

To irritate intensely

“Shreya wanted desperately to share her feelings with her mother, but she knew that it’d just exasperate her and trouble her mental stability.”

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30-Jul-2020

Efficacy

[ ef-i-kuh-see ] NOUN

Efficacy

The ability to produce a desired or intended result

“I am a firm believer in the efficacy of my brother’s business.”

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29-Jul-2020

Succour

[ suhk-er ] NOUN, VERB

Succour

Noun : Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress
Verb :  Give assistance or aid to

 

“I do not panic and call upon people to succour me.”

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28-Jul-2020

Lachrymose

[ lak-ruh-mohs ] ADJECTIVE

Lachrymose

Causing sadness or tears; sorrowful

“When her senior humiliated her she was lachrymose and pink-eyed.”

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27-Jul-2020

Bolster

[ bohl-ster ] NOUN, VERB

Bolster

Verb : To add support and strengthen

Noun : A long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support

“My father’s presence bolsters my weak will.”

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26-Jul-2020

Undermine

[ uhn-der-mahyn ] VERB

Undermine

Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

To attack by indirect or secret means.

“The ways implemented and technology used can majorly undermine the years of hard work.”

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25-Jul-2020

Conjectural

[ kuhn-jek-cher-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Conjectural

Based on or involving conjecture

“The statements made on the talk show were all based on conjectural statements.”

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24-Jul-2020

Niggardly

[ nig-erd-lee ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

Niggardly

Adjective : Ungenerous with money, time, etc.; mean
Adverb : In a mean or meagre manner

“Rakshay is niggardly of money and this quality is detested by many.”

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23-Jul-2020

Voluble

[ vol-yuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Voluble

Characterized by a continuous flow of words.
Talking fluently

"Akash enjoys the voluble morning talk show on news channels."

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22-Jul-2020

Deteriorate

[ dih-teer-ee-uh-reyt ] VERB

Deteriorate

Become progressively worse

"As time passed away, the two started spending less time with each other, and their relationship began to deteriorate."

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20-Jul-2020

Whittle

[ hwit-l ] VERB

Whittle

Carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
Reduce something in size, amount, or extent by a gradual series of steps.

“The carpenter was hired to whittle wood.”
 

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19-Jul-2020

Siphon

[ sahy-fuh n ] NOUN, VERB

Siphon

Noun : A tube used to convey liquid upwards from a reservoir and then down to a lower level of its own accord.

Verb : Draw off or transfer gradually, especially illegally or unfairly.

“One such great example of a siphon is a tube where gas is forced out of a gas tank.”

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18-Jul-2020

Eviscerate

[ ih-vis-uh-reyt ] VERB

Eviscerate

Deprive (something) of its essential content.

To remove the entrails of.

“The teacher showcased an example of a time when a surgeon eviscerates the kidney.”

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17-Jul-2020

Stonewall

[ stohn-wawl ] NOUN, VERB

Stonewall

Verb : Delay or obstruct (a request, process, or person) by refusing to; answer questions or by being evasive.
Noun : An act of delaying or obstructing a person, request, or process.

“The officer accused the chairman of stonewalling on the issue of theft in the department.”

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15-Jul-2020

Vindicate

[ vin-di-keyt ] VERB

Vindicate

To clear someone from an accusation.
Show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified.

“The victim was vindicated after the first trial.”

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14-Jul-2020

Eurythmic

[ yoo-rith -mik ] ADJECTIVE

Eurythmic

In or relating to harmonious proportion.

Characterized by a pleasing rhythm.

“They tried hard but could not have a eurythmic tone to the song.”

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13-Jul-2020

Ignominy

[ ig-nuh-min-ee ] NOUN

Ignominy

Public shame or disgrace.

“Rishab is an ignominy to the profession.”

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12-Jul-2020

Eerily

[ eer-ee-ly ] ADVERB

Eerily

In a strange and frightening manner.

“After seeing her father approaching, his eyes glowed eerily in the dark hall.”

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11-Jul-2020

Substantive

[ suhb-stuh n-tiv ] N/A

Substantive

Noun : A word or phrase used as a noun

Adjective : Having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable; Having a separate and independent existence

“I believe you need to lend substantive meaning to the presentation.”

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10-Jul-2020

Moratorium

[ mawr-uh-tawr-ee-uh m ] NOUN

Moratorium

Noun : A temporary prohibition of an activity.

“The government has announced a moratorium on all commercial whaling.”

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09-Jul-2020

Fathom

[ fath-uh m ] NOUN, VERB

Fathom

Noun : A unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 metres), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water.

Verb : Understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought. ; To penetrate to the truth of.

“Harsh could not fathom the depth of the notion given by us.”

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08-Jul-2020

Pulchritudinous

[ puhl-kri-tood-n-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Pulchritudinous

Physically beautiful

“The actress in our college is pulchritudinous.”

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07-Jul-2020

Surmise

[ ser-mahyz ] NOUN, VERB

Surmise

Verb : Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.

Noun : A supposition that something may be true, even though there is no evidence to confirm it.

“Rakesh’s surmise was appropriate and that is what got us victory.”

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06-Jul-2020

Blizzard

[ bliz-erd ] NOUN, VERB

Blizzard

Noun :A severe snowstorm with high winds. ; A large or overwhelming number of things arriving suddenly.

Verb : To snow as a blizzard.

“It is said that blizzards without snow, are precarious to mankind.”

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05-Jul-2020

Trajectory

[ truh-jek-tuh-ree ] NOUN

Trajectory

The path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

“The missile launched last week deflected from its trajectory.”

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04-Jul-2020

Squeamish

[ skwee-mish ] ADJECTIVE

Squeamish

Easily made to feel sick or disgusted.

Having fastidious moral views; scrupulous.

“My parents are not squeamish in such cases when manners are a matter of concern.”

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03-Jul-2020

Interment

[ in-tur-muh nt ] NOUN

Interment

The burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites.

“Prime Minister’s speech had clear indication of him attending the interment of martyrs.”

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02-Jul-2020

Rummage

[ ruhm-ij ] NOUN, VERB

Rummage

Verb : Search unsystematically and untidily through something.

Noun : An unsystematic and untidy search.

“Priyanka rummaged through the store room for her laptop’s charger.”

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01-Jul-2020

Incertitude

[ in-sur-ti-tood ] NOUN

Incertitude

A state of uncertainty.

“In that incertitude he could not make a firm decision.”

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June 2020
30-Jun-2020

Demurral

[ Demurral ] NOUN

Demurral

The action of demurring (raise objections or show reluctance.)

“He pleads for Monica, who offers a demurral to file a case.”

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29-Jun-2020

Erudition

[ er-yoo-dish-uh n ] NOUN

Erudition

The quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.

“Agasta was a man of erudition.”

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28-Jun-2020

Stellar

[ stel-er ] ADJECTIVE

Stellar

Relating to stars

Exceptionally good; outstanding.

“The way things are accelerating, it is going at the rate of stellar expansion.”

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27-Jun-2020

Colossus

[ kuh-los-uh s ] NOUN

Colossus

A statue that is much bigger than life size.

A person or thing of enormous size, importance, or ability.

“The new monument at the street is a colossus of wood and copper.”

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26-Jun-2020

Contumacy

[ kon-too-muh-see ] NOUN

Contumacy

Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority

Stubborn perverseness, Rebelliousness

“For Katie’s rebelliousness and contumacy she was condemned to be killed.”

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25-Jun-2020

Coddle

[ kod-l ] VERB

Coddle

To treat as a baby or tenderly.

“My mother is not a person who would coddle someone.”

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24-Jun-2020

Cession

[ sesh-uh n ] NOUN

Cession

Surrender, as of possessions or rights.

“The refugees had to pay a price of survival which involved a cession of power to the government.”

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23-Jun-2020

Bulwark

[ bool-werk ] NOUN

Bulwark

A wall of earth made for external defense

Anything that gives security or defense against external danger.

“Bella has been for fifty years, as of old, the bulwark of our family.”

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22-Jun-2020

Allege

[ uh-lej ] VERB

Allege

To assert without proof

To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court

“Hemant alleged that the Dean has accepted bribes.”

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21-Jun-2020

Convivial

[ kuhn-viv-ee-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Convivial

Friendly and Agreeable

Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking

“The atmosphere of our new restaurant is relaxed and convivial.”

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20-Jun-2020

Crustaceous

[ kruh-stey-shuh s ] ADJECTIVE

Crustaceous

Having a crust-like shell.

“We backed out because of the crustaceous insects and it had become dangerous.”

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19-Jun-2020

Weak-kneed

[ week-need ] ADJECTIVE

Weak-kneed

Without resolute purpose, willpower, or resolution.

“Sheetal stood at the entrance of the hall dazed and weak-kneed.”

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18-Jun-2020

Wanton

[ won-tn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Wanton

Adjective : Deliberate or without purpose

Noun : A pampered person

“John's wanton disregard for others was obvious when he was drunk.”

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17-Jun-2020

Virtu

[ ver-too ] NOUN

Virtu

Excellence or merit in objects of class

The good quality inherent in a person or a thing

“Vietnam has this virtu of enticing the visitors with its atmosphere and scenic beauty.”

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16-Jun-2020

Unyoke

[ uhn-yohk ] VERB

Unyoke

To cease work

To remove from or as if from a yoke; To seperate

“A request had been made to the authorities to allot areas where the teams could be unyoked and can practice religiously.”

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15-Jun-2020

Illimitable

[ ih-lim-i-tuh-buh l ] ADJECTIVE

Illimitable

Incapable of being limited.

Without limits or end; Boundless.

“The new way was explored for new inventions and for illimitable expansion.”

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14-Jun-2020

Gumption

[ guhmp-shuh n ] NOUN

Gumption

Courage, Aggresiveness

Common sense

“I hope Rishab has the gumption not to disregard my actions considering them illogical.”

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13-Jun-2020

Heathenish

[ hee-th uh-nish ] ADJECTIVE

Heathenish

Relating to heathens.

Characteristics of Barbarous.

“My devotion and reverence for God was looked upon as heathenish.”

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12-Jun-2020

Flimsy

[ flim-zee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Flimsy

Adjective: Thin and weak; Insubstantial and easily damaged.

Noun : A document, especially a copy, made on very thin paper

“Snow crunched under my feet and quickly soaked those flimsy slippers which I got from the local market.”

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11-Jun-2020

Felonious

[ fuh-loh-nee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Felonious

Having a nature of felony.

Pertaining to a criminal act.

“Raj killed a security guard and immediately showcased his felonious side to us all.”

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10-Jun-2020

Defalcate

[ dih-fal-keyt ] VERB

Defalcate

To engage in embezzlement.

To misuse money assigned to some person.

“When the manager decided to defalcate the bank’s money, he was deemed a thief.”

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09-Jun-2020

Trenchant

[ tren-chuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Trenchant

Clearly or Sharply defined.

Expressing strong criticism or forceful opinions.

“Ramesh was shattered and confused by this trenchant criticism.”

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08-Jun-2020

Trammel

[ tram-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Trammel

Noun :  Restrictions on one’s freedom.

Verb :  Deprive of freedom of action.

“Rajan felt trammelled by convention.”

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07-Jun-2020

Occlude

[ uh-klood ] VERB

Occlude

To close up or obstruct

(Chemistry) To absorb, as a gas by a metal

“Scientists say that veins can get occluded by blood clots.”

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06-Jun-2020

Effete

[ ih-feet ] ADJECTIVE

Effete

Exhausted, as having performed its functions.

Lacking strength, courage or spirit.

“Having nothing to do all day the kids had grown effete and lethargic.”

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05-Jun-2020

Benison

[ ben-uh-suh n ] NOUN

Benison

Blessing

“The father at the church said may the benison of the god bless you and yours forever.”

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04-Jun-2020

Bedaub

[ bih-dawb ] VERB

Bedaub

To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.

To ornament excessively.

“My brother’s face was bedaubed with chocolate by his friends on his birthday.”

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03-Jun-2020

Humbug

[ huhm-buhg ] NOUN, VERB

Humbug

Noun : Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead

Verb : Deceive or trick

“In order to avoid taxes, Raju gave reasons to IT department, which seems to be humbug.”

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02-Jun-2020

Reprehensible

[ rep-ri-hen-suh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Reprehensible

Censurable or disgraceful

Deserving of strong criticism or blame.

“Rajat has been fired for his reprehensible conduct.”

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01-Jun-2020

Protuberant

[ pro-too-ber-uh nt ] ADJECTIVE

Protuberant

Bulging or swelled

“Ankit stared at Rahul with fiery, slightly protuberant eyes.”

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May 2020
31-May-2020

Mettlesome

[ met-l-suh m ] ADJECTIVE

Mettlesome

Having courage or spirit.

Full of spirit and courage; lively.

“I am a mettlesome supporter of Manchester United, unlike my brother-in-law.”

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30-May-2020

Abrade

[ uh-breyd ] VERB

Abrade

To wear away the surface or some part of something by friction.

To scrape off.

“The landscape slowly and gradually abraded with time.”

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29-May-2020

Skullduggery

[ skuhl-duhg-uh-ree ] NOUN

Skullduggery

An instance with dishonest or deceitful behaviour.

The use of clever underhand actions to achieve an end.

“The committee investigated the bank after the customers accused the bank of skullduggery and cheating.”

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28-May-2020

Nostrum

[ nos-truh m ] NOUN

Nostrum

A medicine prepared by an unqualified person.

A scheme or theory to bring political or social improvement.

“Rahul is not a doctor, but he thinks he is one as he suggests a nostrum to everyone who have a medical problem.”

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27-May-2020

Retrodict

[ ret-ruh-dikt ] VERB

Retrodict

State a fact about the past based on inference or deduction, rather than evidence

"The teacher retrodicted several different theories to explain the world history."

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26-May-2020

Surfeit

[ sur-fit ] NOUN, VERB

Surfeit

Noun : An excessive amount of something

Verb : To eat or drink to excess

"We had such a surfeit of food during the party that we gave a large amount of it to the poor people sleeping across the road."

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25-May-2020

Deride

[ dih-rahyd ] VERB

Deride

To laugh at contempt.

To mock.

“The critics did not leave an opportunity to deride such a wonderful actor for one bad film.”

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24-May-2020

Crepuscular

[ kri-puhs-kyuh-ler ] ADJECTIVE

Crepuscular

Lively at dusk or sunrise.

Resembling or relating to twilight; Dim.

“There are some crepuscular insect which move at night.”

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23-May-2020

Zephyr

[ zef-er ] NOUN

Zephyr

A soft gentle breeze.

A fine quality of fabric.

“Before she went to bed, she opened the windows to feel zephyr during the sleep.”

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22-May-2020

Verboten

[ ver-boht-n ] ADJECTIVE

Verboten

Forbidden as by law or an authority; prohibited.

“My father told us that when we are having dinner political discussion is verboten.”

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21-May-2020

Flotsam

[ flot-suh m ] NOUN

Flotsam

The part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating in water.

Useless or unimportant items.

“Because of the flotsam thrown in the ocean, the marine ecosystem is getting damaged.”

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20-May-2020

Bodacious

[ boh-dey-shuh s ] ADJECTIVE

Bodacious

Extraordinary or amazing

“The bodacious video of the person rope walking in the Grand Canyon was viewed by millions.”

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19-May-2020

Exiguous

[ ig-zig-yoo-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Exiguous

Very small in size or amount

“Because of my exiguous knowledge in math, I lost the quiz to you.”

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18-May-2020

Gainsay

[ geyn-sey ] VERB

Gainsay

Deny or contradict.

To speak against.

“He always stood with you, it would not be wise of you to gainsay his statements.”

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17-May-2020

Engender

[ en-jen-der ] VERB

Engender

To cause a feeling, situation or condition.

To come into existence.

“Conditions of a war are engendering in some parts of the world, but world leaders prevent it.”

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16-May-2020

Predilection

[ pred-l-ek-shuhn ] NOUN

Predilection

A tendency to think favourably of something in particular.

A bias in favour of something.

“Her predilection for chocolates is too much.”

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15-May-2020

Chortle

[ chawr-tl ] NOUN, VERB

Chortle

Verb : Laugh in a noisy way

Noun : A noisy laugh

“As grandma listened to the little boy’s joke, she started to chortle.”

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14-May-2020

Mawkish

[ maw-kish ] ADJECTIVE

Mawkish

Sentimental in an exaggerated way which looks fake or silly.

Having a faint sickly flavour.

“Her mother’s care for him is mistook as mawkish by some of his friends.”

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13-May-2020

Polemic

[ puh-lem-ik ] NOUN

Polemic

A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.

A person who argues in opposite to another.

“Rahul posted a polemic on his blog where he wrote about his opponents.”

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12-May-2020

Vivacious

[ vi-vey-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Vivacious

Lively and spirited

Energetic

“Due to his vivacious personality, everyone in the room noticed him.”

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11-May-2020

Tepid

[ tep-id ] ADJECTIVE

Tepid

Moderately Warm, Lukewarm

Showing lack of enthusiasm

“The movie received the tepid reviews from the critics.”

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10-May-2020

Iconoclast

[ ahy-kon-uh-klast ] NOUN

Iconoclast

A person who attacks or criticize cherished beliefs.

A destroyer of images used in religious worships.

“As Ravi was iconoclast and questioned company’s plans which were made with such hope, he was fired from his job.”

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09-May-2020

Quandary

[ kwon-duh-ree ] NOUN

Quandary

A state of perplexity or dilemma.

A situation of dilemma.

“Rahul is in a state of quandary whether he should join in SBI or PNB as a PO.”

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08-May-2020

Noxious

[ nok-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Noxious

Harmful or injurious to health.

“As they transmit many diseases and are annoying, mosquitoes are noxious.”

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07-May-2020

Phlegm

[ flem ] NOUN

Phlegm

A thick viscous substance secreted in the respiratory passage; 

Calmness or Temperament ; Sluggishness or Apathy

Phlegm and determination made them cross difficult situations.”

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06-May-2020

Chastisement

[ chas-tiz-muh-nt ] NOUN

Chastisement

Severe criticism.

The act of scolding or punishing someone.

“The teacher continued the chastisement of his students for three days as half of the class failed.”

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05-May-2020

Trudge

[ truhj ] NOUN, VERB

Trudge

Noun : A laborious or tiring walk.

Verb : To walk laboriously or wearily.

“The group got trapped in the jungle but they continued to trudge to find the road.”

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04-May-2020

Convoke

[ Kuhn-vohk ] VERB

Convoke

To call together or summon

“The manager decided to convoke a meeting to discuss the monthly plan.”

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03-May-2020

Feral

[ fer-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Feral

In a wild state especially after escape from captive state; wild.

Having reverted to the natural or wild state.

“When he turns feral, his skin becomes red and eyes begin to crinkle.”

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02-May-2020

Concoct

[ kon-kokt ] VERB

Concoct

To prepare or make by combining ingredients.

Create a plan or story.

“Salim and Javed are legendary film writers, they were able to concoct great film stories.”

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01-May-2020

Multifarious

[ muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Multifarious

Of various types; Having many different parts or elements

“The country is facing multifarious problems at the moment.”

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April 2020
30-Apr-2020

Fluster

[ fluhs-ter ] VERB

Fluster

To put into a state of agitated confusion

Make someone agitated or confused

“The interruption due to technical problem flustered the speaker.”

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29-Apr-2020

Edify

[ ed-uh-fahy ] VERB

Edify

To instruct or improve someone in moral or religious knowledge.

“Professor’s goal was to edify the students and make them understand the concept clearly.”

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28-Apr-2020

Decapitate

[ dih-kap-i-teyt ] VERB

Decapitate

To cut off the head of

“Many people were decapitated during the battle.”

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27-Apr-2020

Delve

[ delv ] VERB

Delve

Research or make painstaking inquiries into something.

“She delved in her pocket to find the coins that she had collected.”

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26-Apr-2020

Unwieldy

[ uhn-weel-dee ] ADJECTIVE

Unwieldy

Difficult to move because of its size, shape, or weight.

“Being a shopaholic, Priya bought huge unwieldy lamps for Diwali decoration.”

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25-Apr-2020

Gesticulate

[ je-stik-yuh-leyt ] VERB

Gesticulate

Try to express or explain via gestures.

“The young boys were yelling and gesticulating at the protesters.”

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24-Apr-2020

Furlough

[ fur-loh ] NOUN, VERB

Furlough

Noun : A temporary layoff from work

Verb :To grant a leave of absence to

“The government furloughed the workers for 2 months.”

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23-Apr-2020

Backpedal

[ bak-ped-l ] VERB

Backpedal

Reverse one's previous action or opinion

Move the pedals of bicycle backwards to brake

“Isha instantly backpedalled when she was asked to support her argument.”

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22-Apr-2020

Accomplice

[ uh-kom-plis ] NOUN

Accomplice

A person who helps another in a crime or wrongdoing.

“Our neighbour was an accomplice in the robbery that took place last week.”

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21-Apr-2020

Adjunct

[ aj-uhngkt ] NOUN

Adjunct

A thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part.

A person who is another's assistant or subordinate.

“The newly invented technology is an adjunct to learning.”

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20-Apr-2020

Quarantine

[ kwawr-uh n-teen ] NOUN

Quarantine

A state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed.

“It is well experienced that many animals die in quarantine.”

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19-Apr-2020

Breviloquent

[ bre-vil-uh-kwuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Breviloquent

Speaking or expressed in a concise or terse style

“Mr. Das possesses a breviloquent way of writing.”

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18-Apr-2020

Crooked

[ krook-id ] ADJECTIVE

Crooked

Bent or twisted i.e. not in proper shape.

Dishonest, Illegal

"Rishab’s teeth were yellow and crooked."

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17-Apr-2020

Ineffable

[ in-ef-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Ineffable

Too great or sacred to be described in words, inexpressible; Incapable of being expressed in words

“There is some ineffable mystery associated with the phenomena.”

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16-Apr-2020

Encumbrance

[ en-kuhm-bruh ns ] NOUN

Encumbrance

Something burdensome

A claim on property, mortgage

“Her cancer has not proved to be an encumbrance in her daily life.”

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15-Apr-2020

Hokum

[ hoh-kuh m ] NOUN

Hokum

Nonsense

“The board members strictly told the VP that they would not entertain any sort of hokum details about the project.”

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14-Apr-2020

Masticate

[ mas-ti-keyt ] VERB

Masticate

To chew

“Shreya loves chicken and was masticating when I last met her at the lunch break.”

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13-Apr-2020

Apothegm

[ ap-uh-them ] NOUN

Apothegm

A concise saying or maxim

A short, instructive saying

“The elder brother quoted an apothegm that stands out true.”

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12-Apr-2020

Delectable

[ dih-lek-tuh-buhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Delectable

Adjective : Delicious; Delightful, Highly pleasing

Noun : An appealing dish or food

“The pudding made by my mother-in-law was delectable.”

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11-Apr-2020

Abstemious

[ ab-stee-mee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Abstemious

Indulging very little in something, especially food and drinks.

Temperate in diet

“I think Shikha is abstemious, she did not taste the pudding.”

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10-Apr-2020

Embolden

[ em-bohl-duh n ] VERB

Embolden

Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.

Emboldened by his friend, he decided to walk over his fear.”

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09-Apr-2020

Cursory

[ cursokur-suh-reery ] ADJECTIVE

Cursory

Going rapidly over something and therefore not thorough or detailed, hasty.

“Donald just took a cursory glance at the figures and therefore messed up at the presentation.”

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08-Apr-2020

Manoeuvre

[ muh-noo-ver ] NOUN, VERB

Manoeuvre

Noun : A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Verb : Move carefully or skillfully 

“The snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on edge of the hill.”

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07-Apr-2020

Exodus

[ ek-suh-duh s ] NOUN

Exodus

A mass departure of people

"The annual exodus of sun-seeking Canadians to Los Angeles has doubled this year."

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06-Apr-2020

Inflame

[ in-fleym ] VERB

Inflame

Provoke strong feelings of anger in someone

Make a situation worse

"The high cost of basic amenities during the lockdown only inflamed the problem."

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05-Apr-2020

Leeway

[ lee-wey ] NOUN

Leeway

The amount of freedom to move or act that is available

"The government had greater leeway to introduce reforms."

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04-Apr-2020

Treason

[ tree-zuh n ] NOUN

Treason

The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the government

The action of betraying someone or something

“Ajit Mirzakar was accused of treason.”

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03-Apr-2020

Vendetta

[ ven-det-uh ] NOUN

Vendetta

A prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone

“Harish has accused the media of pursuing a vendetta against his company.”

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02-Apr-2020

Malaise

[ ma-leyz ] NOUN

Malaise

A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify

"It is said that it is a symptom of a deeper malaise in our society."

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01-Apr-2020

Hedge

[ hej ] NOUN, VERB

Hedge

Verb : Limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions

Noun : A line of bushes or small trees planted close together, to form fence or boundary

“Their paternal cousins hedged their story about the property held.”

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March 2020
31-Mar-2020

Orchestrate

[ awr-kuh-streyt ] VERB

Orchestrate

To arrange something carefully, sometimes unfairly, to achieve desired results

“The minister intelligently orchestrated the campaign and managed to win.”

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30-Mar-2020

Subterfuge

[ suhb-ter-fyooj ] NOUN

Subterfuge

A trick or dishonest way of achieving something

An action to hide something from someone

“The crime branch made it clear that the information was derived by subterfuge.”

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29-Mar-2020

Normality

[ nawr-muh li-tee ] NOUN

Normality

The state of being normal

“The office will gradually return to a semblance of normality.”

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28-Mar-2020

Pandemonium

[ pan-duh-moh-nee-uhm ] NOUN

Pandemonium

A situation in which there is a lot of noise and confusion.

“The Pandemonium of school playground did not let the prayer meet begin.”

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27-Mar-2020

Infamous

[ in-fuh-mus ] ADJECTIVE

Infamous

Well-known for something bad; wicked

“Uttar Pradesh is an infamous state because of the frequent crime scenes.”

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26-Mar-2020

Scramble

[ skram-buh-l ] VERB

Scramble

To climb or move quickly using hands and feet

To mix together confusedly

To compete with others for possession/gain of something

“The yoga teacher deliberately scrambled all the props and the names on it.”

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25-Mar-2020

Pandemic

[ pan-de-mik ] NOUN

Pandemic

An outbreak of a disease

“COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic after its reach to 116 countries all across the globe.”

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24-Mar-2020

Galloping

[ gal-uh-ping ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Galloping

Adjective : Progressing in a rapid and uncontrollable manner

Verb : Run fast (generally used for a horse)

“The galloping inflation would certainly impact the purchasing power of the general people.”

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23-Mar-2020

Extol

[ eks – tawl ] VERB

Extol

To praise enthusiastically

“My manager extolled the hard work put in by my team to accomplish the new project.”

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22-Mar-2020

Apace

[ uh-peys ] ADVERB

Apace

Quickly

“The glaciers are melting apace due to the phenomenon of global warming.”

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21-Mar-2020

Frolic

[ frol-ik ] NOUN, VERB

Frolic

Verb : Have fun, make merry

Noun : A playful and lively movement or activity

“It’s fun to watch the playful dogs frolic around the park in the evening”.

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20-Mar-2020

Ennoble

[ en-noh-buhl ] VERB

Ennoble

To elevate in degree, excellence, or respect

“The commissioner will ennoble officer Pandey with a medal for service above and beyond the call of duty.”

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19-Mar-2020

Screech

[ skreech ] NOUN, VERB

Screech

Verb : Scream

Noun : A loud, harsh, piercing cry

“Megha hit her brother so badly that caused him to screech with pain”.

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18-Mar-2020

Recrudesce

[ ree-kroo-des ] VERB

Recrudesce

Break out again

Return

“Viral diseases which are limited to a few countries can recrudesce when conditions favour these viruses.”

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17-Mar-2020

Avenge

[ uh-venj ] VERB

Avenge

To retaliate against a group or person who has harmed you in some way

“Both the brothers swore to avenge their mother’s murder by bringing her killer to justice.”

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16-Mar-2020

Opportune

[ op-er-toon ] ADJECTIVE

Opportune

Appropriate

Occurring or coming at an appropriate time

“I got the job at the mobile store simply by being there at the opportune moment when the manager fired another employee.”

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14-Mar-2020

Rectitude

[ rek-ti-tood ] NOUN

Rectitude

Behaviour that is morally correct

“John’s rectitude prevented him from lying to the judge about his actions.”

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13-Mar-2020

Curtail

[ ker-teyl ] VERB

Curtail

Reduce in extent or quantity

Impose a restriction on someone

“The court curtailed the property rights of Mr. Sharma as he was not the true owner.”

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12-Mar-2020

Erudite

[ er-yoo-dahyt ] ADJECTIVE

Erudite

Characterized by great knowledge

Well-educated

"An erudite professor was awarded for his contribution in laser physics."

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11-Mar-2020

Fortify

[ fawr-tuh-fahy ] VERB

Fortify

To protect or strengthen against attack

To strengthen mentally or morally

To increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients

“Vitamins are added to food to fortify it and make it healthier.”

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10-Mar-2020

Instant

[ in-stuhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Instant

Adjective : Immediate

Noun : Moment 

"He became an instant celebrity with the launch of his first movie."

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09-Mar-2020

thwart

[ thwawrt ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

thwart

Verb : To prevent someone from accomplishing a purpose

Noun : A seat across a boat, especially one used by a rower

Adjective : Passing or lying crosswise or across

"The wall has been built using broken bottles to thwart intrusion of outsiders."

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08-Mar-2020

Innuendo

[ in-yoo-en-doh ] NOUN

Innuendo

An indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or derogatory nature.

(Law) The explanation and elucidation of the words alleged to be defamatory.

The report released by an NGO was based on rumours, speculation, and innuendo.

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07-Mar-2020

Adhere

[ ad-heer ] VERB

Adhere

Conform to or follow rules exactly

To stay attached

"The students who did not adhere to the teacher's order were sent outside the class."

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06-Mar-2020

Fury

[ fyoor-ee ] NOUN

Fury

Unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion

Violence

“Maya became a fury when she was accused of murdering her own father.”

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05-Mar-2020

Inordinate

[ in-awr-dn-it ] ADJECTIVE

Inordinate

unusually or disproportionately large

not within proper or reasonable limits

“The inordinate desire leads one to nowhere.”

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04-Mar-2020

Implore

[ im-plawr ] VERB

Implore

Beg someone desperately to do something

"She implored her husband to change his mind regarding their divorce."

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03-Mar-2020

Ruckus

[ ruhk-uhs ] NOUN

Ruckus

A row or commotion

A heated controversy 

"The students are raising a ruckus in class, making the teacher upset."

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02-Mar-2020

Combustible

[ kuhm-buhs-tuh-buhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Combustible

Adjective : Capable of catching fire and burning

Noun : A flammable substance

“The government prohibited the movement of trucks carrying combustibles through the new tunnel.”

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01-Mar-2020

Embed

[ em-bed ] VERB

Embed

To fix into a surrounding mass

To enclose

“He plucked out the thorn embedded in her thumb.”

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February 2020
29-Feb-2020

Morose

[ muh-rohs ] ADJECTIVE

Morose

Depressed

“The parents were morose for years after the death of their only son.”

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28-Feb-2020

Perpetrate

[ pur-pi-treyt ] VERB

Perpetrate

To commit

To do in a poor or tasteless manner

“My neighbor was involved in planning to perpetrate a kidnapping.”

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27-Feb-2020

Adversary

[ ad-ver-ser-ee ] NOUN

Adversary

A person or group that opposes or attacks

Contestant

“Richa sees Anushka as her main adversary in the singing competition.”

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26-Feb-2020

Miniscule

[ min-uh-skyool ] ADJECTIVE

Miniscule

Tiny or very small

“The miniscule amounts of pesticides present in foods that you eat can damage the entire nervous system.”

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25-Feb-2020

Expose

[ ik-spohz ] VERB

Expose

To lay open to danger, attack

To reveal or disclose something

“The highly volatile substances shall not be exposed to the Sun.”

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24-Feb-2020

Putative

[ pyoo-tuh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE

Putative

Commonly believed

Reputed

“The putative businessman was present at the wedding ceremony of Trisha and Alok.”

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23-Feb-2020

Strident

[ strahyd-nt ] ADJECTIVE

Strident

Making or having a harsh sound

Having a shrill, irritating quality or character

“The song ended with a strident guitar, to let know that something new is coming next.”

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22-Feb-2020

Quest

[ kwest ] NOUN, VERB

Quest

Noun : A search made in order to find something

Verb : To seek

“His quest for truth led him to find some strong evidence against the culprit.”

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21-Feb-2020

Blench

[ blench ] VERB

Blench

To shrink

To make or become pale or white

“Raju neither blenched nor lost his temper during the investor’s meet.”

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20-Feb-2020

Stumble

[ stuhm-buhl ] NOUN, VERB

Stumble

Noun : A moral lapse or error

Verb : To walk or go unsteadily

To give pause to

Trip

“The sudden weakness in Josie’s legs made her stumble, and she fell heavily on the ground.”

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19-Feb-2020

Plethora

[ pleth-er-uh ] NOUN

Plethora

A large or excessive amount of something

"The journalists wrote a plethora of articles within hours of the independence of India." 

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18-Feb-2020

Ascribe

[ uh-skrahyb ] VERB

Ascribe

Regard something as being due to a cause

To attribute or think of as belonging, as a quality or characteristic

The doctors ascribed the baby's condition to guardian negligence but the tests showed that he did not have a major disease.

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17-Feb-2020

Afflict

[ uh-flikt ] VERB

Afflict

Cause or become hurt

To distress with mental or bodily pain

"The old woman is afflicted with arthritis and, therefore, could not walk longer."

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16-Feb-2020

Engrave

[ en-greyv ] VERB

Engrave

Carve letters or designs into

To impress deeply

“The shopkeeper engraved the initials of the child on the ring for free.”

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15-Feb-2020

Oppressive

[ uh-pres-iv ] ADJECTIVE

Oppressive

Burdensome

Causing discomfort by being excessive

“The people in Arizona suffer from the oppressive heat in the summer months.”

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14-Feb-2020

Repentance

[ ri-pen-tuhns ] NOUN

Repentance

Feeling bad for past action

“The prisoner thought that his repentance would save him from capital punishment.”

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13-Feb-2020

Scalding

[ skowld-ing ] ADJECTIVE

Scalding

Very Hot or Burning

Intense and painful

“The waiter unknowingly handed over the scalding cup of coffee to the customer, thus burning his hand.”

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12-Feb-2020

Condemnation

[ kon-dem-ney-shuhn ] NOUN

Condemnation

Blaming

Conviction

“The US justified the condemnation of war to maintain its hegemony.”

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11-Feb-2020

Elated

[ ih-ley-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Elated

Very happy

“Apoorva was so elated on her wedding day that she forgot to wear her footwear.”

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10-Feb-2020

Nastiness

[ nas-tee-nes ] NOUN

Nastiness

The quality of being bad or very unpleasant

“The nastiness of politics did not attract aspiring youths.”

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09-Feb-2020

Malevolent

[ muh-lev-uh-luhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Malevolent

Hateful

Wishing evil or harm to others

"Shashank should not justify his malevolent act to get rid of punishment."

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08-Feb-2020

Tempestuous

[ tem-pes-choo-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Tempestuous

Characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion

Violent or stormy

"The tempestuous ocean is indicating the occurrence of any hazardous event very soon."

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07-Feb-2020

Torpor

[ tawr-per ] NOUN

Torpor

State of physical or mental inactivity

"After eating heavy lunch, John fell into the state of torpor."

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06-Feb-2020

Aghast

[ uh-gast ] ADJECTIVE

Aghast

Filled with horror or shock

"Sam stood aghast at the sight of the bus drowning into the river."

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05-Feb-2020

Indolence

[ in-del-uhns ] NOUN

Indolence

Avoidance of activity or exertion

Laziness

"The indolence of camp life did not suit some army personnel as it did young children."

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04-Feb-2020

Hackneyed

[ hak-need ] ADJECTIVE

Hackneyed

Cliched, Tired

Having been overused

"Every teacher addressed Anu with some hackneyed compliment."

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03-Feb-2020

Intercalate

[ in-tur-kuh-leyt ] VERB

Intercalate

To interpolate
To insert an extra day or month in the calendar

"The rule to intercalate a day in every fourth year has been ruled out."

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02-Feb-2020

Riposte

[ ri-pohst ] NOUN

Riposte

A quick, sharp turn in speech or action
Counterstroke

"Shalu made a brilliant riposte to an insult done by her brother."

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01-Feb-2020

Cant

[ kant ] PRONOUN

Cant

Verb : To talk hypocritically
Noun : A sudden movement that tilts or overturns

The unique vocabulary used by a specific group of people

"Political leaders always cant about world peace."

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January 2020
31-Jan-2020

Affiliate

[ uh-fil-ee-eyt ] NOUN, VERB

Affiliate

Verb : To officially attach or connect with some organisation
Noun : A branch organisation; (Commerce) A subsidiary

"Shruti does not want to affiliate herself with any political party."

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30-Jan-2020

Taciturn

[ tas-i-turn ] ADJECTIVE

Taciturn

Reluctant to speak

“Shy and taciturn Nannu rarely speaks in public.”

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29-Jan-2020

Overtly

[ oh-vurt-lee ] ADVERB

Overtly

Openly; Clearly

“The government has been overtly training and funding troops for more than a year.”

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28-Jan-2020

Copse

[ kops ] NOUN

Copse

A small group of trees

“The children in the village loved to visit the copse by the river.”

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27-Jan-2020

Quotidian

[ kwoh-tid-ee-uhn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Quotidian

Adjective : Customary; Daily

Noun : Something recurring daily

“Sam has no permanent solution for our quotidian problems.”

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26-Jan-2020

Glom

[ glom ] NOUN, VERB

Glom

Verb: To steal ; To grab or catch

Noun: A look or glimpse

"Come over here and glom the view of the river from this window."

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25-Jan-2020

Proposition

[ prop-uh-zish-uh n ] NOUN, VERB

Proposition

Noun : The act of suggesting something

Verb : To propose a plan

Sachin did not accept the general proposition.

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24-Jan-2020

Contravene

[ kon-truh-veen ] VERB

Contravene

To be in conflict with

To violate or infringe

Sheela said that this would not contravene any building regulations or safety guidelines.

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23-Jan-2020

Forthwith

[ fawr-with ] ADVERB

Forthwith

Immediately, without any delay

He forthwith became an active member of the political party after he was introduced to top leaders.

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22-Jan-2020

Scant

[ skant ] VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

Scant

Adjective : Barely sufficient in quantity or limited

Verb : diminish

Adverb : scarcely, barely

He was treated with scant respect by his neighbours.

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21-Jan-2020

Aisle

[ ahyl ] NOUN

Aisle

A walkway between or along sections of seats

Luggage spilled into the aisle as the driver pressed the brakes.

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20-Jan-2020

Sozzled

[ soz-uhld ] ADJECTIVE

Sozzled

(Informal) Drunk

"The actor was sozzled still, he gave the most memorable performance."

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19-Jan-2020

Mayhem

[ may-uh m ] NOUN

Mayhem

Random or deliberate violence

A state of rowdy disorder

"Someone broke into his house, and some mayhem followed."

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18-Jan-2020

Inflict

[ in-flikt ] VERB

Inflict

To deal or deliver

To impose

"I won't inflict myself on you today as I know you are too busy."

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17-Jan-2020

Desecrate

[ des i-kreyt ] NOUN

Desecrate

To divert from a sacred purpose

To treat with sacrilege or violence

"It's a crime to desecrate the country's flag."

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16-Jan-2020

Tedium

[ tee-dee-uhm ] NOUN

Tedium

Dullness, Monotony

"Listen to the soothing music to ease the tedium of seeing traffic jams daily."

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15-Jan-2020

Exult

[ ig-zuhlt ] VERB

Exult

Be joyful

Boast

"The children were taught to exult over small victories and move forward through defeats."

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14-Jan-2020

Dreaded

[ dred-ed ] NOUN, VERB

Dreaded

Verb: Anticipate with horror

Noun: Great fear

"Shyam dreaded that his teacher would find out that he cheated in the exam."

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13-Jan-2020

Fruition

[ froo-ish-uhn ] NOUN

Fruition

Attainment of anything desired

"We are expecting that our plans come to fruition soon."

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12-Jan-2020

Credence

[ kreed-ns ] NOUN

Credence

Belief as to the truth of something

“Many Politicians have lost their credence with the public.”

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11-Jan-2020

Ransack

[ ran-sak ] VERB

Ransack

To Search thoroughly

To search through for plunder

“Raju ransacked his closet, looking for something to wear, and it just doesn't appear!”

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10-Jan-2020

Alacrity

[ uh-lak-ri-tee ] NOUN

Alacrity

Cheerful readiness

Liveliness

"Shanoo accepted the invitation to a party with alacrity, even before knowing the venue."

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09-Jan-2020

Elusive

[ ih-loo-siv ] ADJECTIVE

Elusive

Difficult to find, achieve or remember

"The student was unable to recall the elusive equation during his exam."

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08-Jan-2020

Ordain

[ awr-deyn ] VERB

Ordain

To command or order

To enact by law

“The Supreme Court ordained death sentence for the rape accused in the Nirbhaya case.”

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07-Jan-2020

Revile

[ ri-vahyl ] VERB

Revile

To criticize someone in an abusive or insulting manner

"The party tend to revile it's losing candidate and cherish the winning one." 

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06-Jan-2020

Sagging

[ sag-ing ] NOUN

Sagging

Declining or Becoming weaker

Sinking downward by weight or pressure

“Anshul maintained that his sagging performance would not affect the sales of the company.”

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05-Jan-2020

Enthralling

[ en-thrawl-ing ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Enthralling

Adjective : Holding the attention completely

Verb : To fill with overwhelming emotion

“The prince lost himself by the enthralling voice of the singer.”

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04-Jan-2020

Hostility

[ ho-stil-i-tee ] NOUN

Hostility

Unfriendliness

"There is serious hostility between America and Iran due to their conflicting interests."

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03-Jan-2020

Inscrutable

[ in-skroo-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Inscrutable

Not easily understood

Incapable of being analyzed

“One cannot predict the inscrutable depths of the ocean.”

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02-Jan-2020

Assuage

[ uh-sweyz ] VERB

Assuage

To make an unpleasant feeling less intense

To satisfy a desire

“The government did nothing to assuage the fears of the public regarding the new rules being imposed.”

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01-Jan-2020

Entwine

[ en-twahyn ] VERB

Entwine

Wind or twist together

"The grapevine will entwine around the stick as it grows."

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December 2019
31-Dec-2019

Outstrip

[ out-strip ] VERB

Outstrip

To exceed
To get ahead or leave behind in any competition

"If Shailendra wants to outstrip the competition, he needs to work out at the gym."

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30-Dec-2019

Clampdown

[ klamp-doun ] NOUN

Clampdown

A harsh attempt to supress something

"The clampdown on media has raised concerns among the journalists in the country."

 
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29-Dec-2019

Sputter

[ spuht-er ] NOUN, VERB

Sputter

Verb:  To make explosive sizzling sounds; To emit particles forcibly or explosively

Noun:  Incoherent utterance        

"Shivani continue to sputter up and down, without fully recovering."

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28-Dec-2019

Propel

[ pruh-pel ] VERB

Propel

Push something forwards

To impel or urge onward

“Mr. Singh used the social media platform to propel himself to the ministry.”

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27-Dec-2019

Obdurate

[ ob-dyoo-rit ] ADJECTIVE

Obdurate

Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion

Unmoved by pity or persuasion

“The judge was obdurate in his decision to give a death sentence to the rape accused.”

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26-Dec-2019

Swathe

[ sweyth ] NOUN, VERB

Swathe

Verb: To wrap or bind

Noun: A band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped

"The doctor swathes the wound with a bandage to stop bleeding." 

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25-Dec-2019

Paranoia

[ par-uh-noi-uh ] NOUN

Paranoia

(Psychiatry) It is a feeling that people around you are acting against you, even though there's no proof that it's true. 

Baseless or excessive suspicion of the motive of others.

"Samar is not admitting that his fears are just paranoia."

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24-Dec-2019

Haul

[ hawl ] NOUN, VERB

Haul

Verb: To pull or draw with force

Noun: A strong pull or tug

"The horse hauled the cart away towards the old house."

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23-Dec-2019

Usher

[ uhsh-er ] NOUN

Usher

Noun: A person who shows people to their seats, especially in a theater or at wedding

Verb: Cause or mark the start of something

"Philip felt insulted when he was compelled to usher Samuel to a waiting room."

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22-Dec-2019

Grim

[ grim ] ADJECTIVE

Grim

Very serious

Unattractive

"The grim shelter house looks like a haunted place for small children."

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21-Dec-2019

Reproach

[ ri-prohch ] NOUN, VERB

Reproach

Verb: To blame someone

Noun: Expression of disappointment

"Nitin gave his wife a look of reproach after she scolded the child for not completing the task."

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20-Dec-2019

Impair

[ im-pair ] VERB

Impair

To make or cause to make worse

To diminish in ability

"It is not good to drive while you are drunk as alcohol consumption impairs your judgement."

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19-Dec-2019

Whammy

[ wam-ee ] NOUN

Whammy

(Informal) An event with a powerful and unpleasant effect

Bad luck

“The flood, along with food inflation, is a double whammy to the people living in coastal regions.”

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18-Dec-2019

Versify

[ vur-suh-fahy ] VERB

Versify

To relate something in verse

To convert some writing into metrical form

"It was never asked to simply versify the ideas of a poet, you were supposed to do extensive research regarding this."

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17-Dec-2019

Impugn

[ im-pyoon ] VERB

Impugn

To call into question

"Rosie does not impugn Rahul's capacity as a good son."

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16-Dec-2019

Worrisome

[ wur-ee-suhm ] ADJECTIVE

Worrisome

Causing anxiety or concern

"The worrisome report is that there is a little lesion in his brain."

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15-Dec-2019

Precarious

[ pri-kair-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Precarious

Dependent on chance

Exposed to or involving danger

 "He was living a precarious life being on an island with a few resources."

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14-Dec-2019

Behemoth

[ bih-hee-muhth ] NOUN

Behemoth

Any creature or thing of monstrous size or power

"The new missile inducted into the army is a behemoth."

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13-Dec-2019

Curfew

[ kur-fyoo ] NOUN

Curfew

A regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night

A regulation requiring a person to be home at a certain prescribed time, as imposed by a parent on a child

"In Guwahati, the protesters defied a curfew, torching cars and burning tires."

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12-Dec-2019

Torpid

[ tawr-pid ] ADJECTIVE

Torpid

Dormant, as a hibernating animal

Mentally or physically inactive

"Missy sat in a torpid state after a sleepless night."

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11-Dec-2019

Divisive

[ dih-vahy-siv ] ADJECTIVE

Divisive

Tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.

“The NGO officials could not approve the bill as they were stuck with the divisive issue of dowry.”

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10-Dec-2019

Delighted

[ dih-layh-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Delighted

Feeling or showing great pleasure

"Suman saw a delighted smile on her daughter's face after she gave her a barbie doll."

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09-Dec-2019

Amplify

[ am-pluh-fahy ] VERB

Amplify

To clarify by expanding

To make larger, greater, or stronger

“Mahima organized various seminars to amplify the voices of women in the country.”

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08-Dec-2019

Transpose

[ trans-pohz ] VERB

Transpose

To change the relative position, order or sequence of

(Mathematics) to interchange rows and columns in a matrix

“You can transpose the paintings to give a perfect appearance on the wall.”

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07-Dec-2019

Affix

[ af-iks ] NOUN, VERB

Affix

Verb: to put or add on; to fasten, join, or attach 

Noun: something that is joined or attached

"The last step is to affix your signature to the application form, and you are ready for submitting it.”

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06-Dec-2019

Hurtle

[ hur-tl ] VERB

Hurtle

to rush violently

move with great speed

"The plane seems to hurtle towards the runway despite the pilot controlling it."

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05-Dec-2019

Bewhiskered

[ bih-hwis-kerd ] ADJECTIVE

Bewhiskered

Bearded

"A roughly dressed, bewhiskered beggar sat on the footpath to eat the bread given by a small girl." 

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04-Dec-2019

Incognito

[ in-kog-nee-toh ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

Incognito

having one's true identity concealed.

"Sanjana was able to compete in men's singles javelin throw event because she remained incognito throughout the tournament."

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03-Dec-2019

Douse

[ dous ] VERB

Douse

To extinguish

To splash water or other liquid on

Drench

Douse the clothes with some lemon juice to remove the stains."
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02-Dec-2019

Protract

[ proh-trakt ] VERB

Protract

To extend the duration of

(Anatomy) To extend or protrude

“The authority decided not to protract the power project beyond 31st December 2019.”

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01-Dec-2019

Exacerbate

[ ig-zas-er-beyt ] VERB

Exacerbate
To increase the severity or bitterness of something

“Rising levels of air pollution will exacerbate the ill-effects of climate change.”

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November 2019
30-Nov-2019

Precursory

[ pri-kur-ser ] NOUN

Precursory
A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind
(Biology) A cell or tissue that gives rise to a variant, specialized, or more mature form.

“The dark cloud in the sky is the precursor of an upcoming storm.”

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29-Nov-2019

Cranny

[ kran-ee ] NOUN

Cranny

a small, narrow opening in a wall, rock, etc.

"Sameera searched every nook and cranny for the missing ring at the party."

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28-Nov-2019

Avocation

[ av-uh-key-shuhn ] NOUN

Avocation

something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, especially for pleasure

" Jassi incurred heavy losses due to his avocation of investing in share market."

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27-Nov-2019

Carouse

[ kuh-rouz ] NOUN, VERB

Carouse

Verb: To drink deeply and frequently

Noun: A noisy, lively drinking party

“Tony carouse before the final match. Therefore, the coach suspended him from the team.”

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26-Nov-2019

Obfuscate

[ ob-fuh-skeyt ] VERB

Obfuscate
To confuse or bewilder someone
Unclear 

“The home loan papers are filled with such terminologies that tend to obfuscate the loanee.”

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25-Nov-2019

Controvert

[ kon-truh-vurt ] VERB

Controvert
To argue against
Debate, discuss

“The students are not supposed to controvert the theory about which they have not studied anything before.”

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