Sacrosanct [ sak-roh-sangkt ]
Something too important to be questioned.
"All the relatives came from all around the world to attend Mr. Rishu's marriage, which is sacrosanct."
"The expense on the army of any government is sacrosanct."
Synonyms : Sacred, Inviolable, Unimpeachable, Reverent
Antonyms : Secular, Profane, Unholy, Desacralized, Unreverent
- November 2021
Genteel[ jen-teel ] ADJECTIVE
Characterized by politeness.
Elegant or graceful in manner.
"Surendra is a person of genteel upbringing."View More27-Nov-2021
Antithetical[ an-tuh-thet-i-kuhl ] ADJECTIVE
Directly opposed or contrasted.
"This is antithetical to the facts that I read in the history books."View More26-Nov-2021
Prolific[ pruh-lif-ik ] ADJECTIVE
Producing many fruits or offspring.
Present in large numbers or quantities.
"There was a prolific Mango tree in my farm that was 10 years old."View More25-Nov-2021
Apogee[ ap-uh-jee ] NOUN
The highest or most distant point.
The point in the orbit of a satellite at which it is at the farthest point from the centre of the object it is orbiting around.
"There are many art forms which reached their apogee and then became obsolete."View More24-Nov-2021
Rustic[ ruhs-tik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective: Relating to the countryside or rural.
Noun: A person inhabitant of a rural area.
"The new restaurant at the crossroads has a rustic ambiance."View More23-Nov-2021
Magnanimous[ mag-nan-uh-muhs ] ADJECTIVE
Generous or forgiving especially towards rivals or enemies.
Generosity or nobility of mind.
"In a democratic system, politicians should be magnanimous."View More22-Nov-2021
Specious[ spee-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE
Having a false look of truth.
Misleading in appearance.
"Arun's arguments were specious."View More21-Nov-2021
Entice[ en-tahys ] VERB
To get someone to do something by offering advantages or promises.
"The commercials and made to entice you and end up buying that product."View More20-Nov-2021
Miscreant[ mis-kree-uhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective: Behaving badly or unlawfully.
Noun: A person who has done something unlawful.
"There are few miscreants in the area whom police are trying to catch."View More19-Nov-2021
Burgeon[ bur-juhn ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: To grow or increase quickly.
Noun: A bud or sprout.
"Bhuvan Bam burgeoned into a fine actor and achieved enormous fame through Youtube."View More18-Nov-2021
Enormity[ ih-nawr-mi-tee ] NOUN
A heinous, outrageous, or wicked act.
The greatness of size or extent.
"The enormity of crimes committed by terrorists can never be matched."View More17-Nov-2021
Raillery[ rey-luh-ree ] NOUN
A light banter.
Teasing with good humor.
"I was not worried about the raillery in my junior years of college."View More16-Nov-2021
Loll[ lol ] VERB
Rest to sit or stand in a lazy way.
"He used to loll on this sofa on holidays."View More15-Nov-2021
Acumen[ uh-kyoo-muhn ] NOUN
Keen or accurate insight.
Ability to make god judgments.
"Shruti holds a good business acumen."View More14-Nov-2021
Pellucid[ puh-loo-sid ] ADJECTIVE
Clear in Meaning.
Allowing maximum passage of light.
"The professor made the problem pellucid even though it was an extremely difficult one."View More13-Nov-2021
Doleful[ dohl-fuhl ] ADJECTIVE
Full of grief or sorrow.
"I went to her home and saw a doleful face of hers."View More12-Nov-2021
Encumber[ en-kuhm-ber ] VERB
To restrict or hinder.
To burden with a legal claim.
To burden or weigh down.
"Our actions were always encumbered by the big organizations."View More11-Nov-2021
Improvident[ im-prov-i-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Not having foresight.
"Rajesh's improvident habits left him with very few savings."View More10-Nov-2021
Avaricious[ av-uh-rish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
"People accuse him of being avaricious, but I haven't noticed any such thing."View More09-Nov-2021
Eschew[ es-choo ] VERB
To avoid or stay away on practical or moral grounds.
"Politicians are very smart in eschewing morality."View More08-Nov-2021
Aesthete[ es-theet ] NOUN
A person who professes sensitivity toward the beauties of art.
"He was a pure aesthete and always had a keen interest in arts."View More07-Nov-2021
Culminate[ kuhl-muh-neyt ] VERB
To reach the highest or most decisive point.
To rise to or form a summit.
"Lighting of candles culminated the function."View More06-Nov-2021
Diffident[ dif-i-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Lacking confidence in one's own ability.
"He was diffident when asked about proposing to his girlfriend."View More05-Nov-2021
Calumny[ kal-uhm-nee ] NOUN
An act of making false statements about someone or misrepresenting to damage their reputation.
"His speech was considered as a calumny against the existing government."View More04-Nov-2021
Festival[ fes-tuh-vuhl ] NOUN
A day or period of celebrations marked by religious reasons or any other special observance.
A periodic commemoration.
"Diwali is the biggest festival in India."View More03-Nov-2021
Parochial[ puh-roh-kee-uhl ] ADJECTIVE
Very limited or narrow in scope or outlook.
Relating to a church parish.
"Many leaders have a parochial mentality."View More02-Nov-2021
Disinterested[ dis-in-tuh-res-tid ] ADJECTIVE
Unbiased by personal interest.
No longer interested.
"Each member in the jury was disinterested."View More
- October 2021
Commensurate[ kuh-men-ser-it ] ADJECTIVE
Corresponding in amount or proportion.
Having the same measure.
"He was given responsibilities commensurate with her abilities."View More30-Oct-2021
Galvanize[ gal-vuh-nahyz ] VERB
To make someone excited about some issue or idea that they get into action about it.
"Many leaders were trying to galvanize public against the farm laws."View More29-Oct-2021
Frugal[ froo-guhl ] ADVERB
Economical in use .
Careful in using or spending money.
"Suresh is frugal, but not miser."View More28-Oct-2021
Desist[ dih-sist ] VERB
To cease or to stop.
"Despite various attempts from the ministers, the protestors wouldn't desist."View More27-Oct-2021
Penury[ pen-yuh-ree ] NOUN
"It is painful to see former player living in such a penury."View More26-Oct-2021
Procrastinate[ proh-kras-tuh-neyt ] VERB
To be slow about doing something that should be done.
"I was procrastinating over taking my car to service centre."View More25-Oct-2021
Excursion[ ik-skur-zhuhn ] NOUN
A short trip or journey.
The group of persond making such a journey.
To go on expedition.
"I went to the island for underwater excursion at the beach."View More24-Oct-2021
Odious[ oh-dee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
"His odious remarks about his friend resulted in a fight."View More23-Oct-2021
Cosset[ kos-it ] NOUN, VERB
Noun: A pet.
Verb: To treat and care in a very indulgent way.
"His father cosseted his daughter until she got married."View More22-Oct-2021
Hoodwink[ hood-wingk ] VERB
To deceive or trick by false appearance.
"Don't be hoodwinked by sales ad and buy stuff that you don't need."View More21-Oct-2021
Tutelage[ tyoot-l-ij ] NOUN
An act of guiding or guarding.
The state of being under a guidance.
"Sachin became a complete player only under the tutelage of his childhood coach."View More20-Oct-2021
Abate[ uh-beyt ] VERB
To decrease in intensity.
To reduce in amount.
"Government should abate the tax on common public."View More19-Oct-2021
Denigrate[ den-i-greyt ] VERB
To speak or criticize in a damaging or harsh manner.
"He was not supposed to denigrate me."View More18-Oct-2021
Temerity[ tuh-mer-i-tee ] NOUN
Excessive boldness or confidence.
"Joseph have the temerity to question the superstitious beliefs in his blogposts."View More17-Oct-2021
Explicate[ ek-spli-keyt ] VERB
To explain in detail.
"No one can fully explicate the expansion of universe."View More16-Oct-2021
Peccadillo[ pek-uh-dil-oh ] NOUN
A small sin
"Movie star's peccadilloes made him appear in the news."View More15-Oct-2021
Pusillanimous[ pyoo-suh-lan-uh-muhs ] ADJECTIVE
Lacking Courage or determination.
"On this issue of violence, his pusillanimous silence has been disappointing."View More14-Oct-2021
Predisposition[ pree-dis-puh-zish-uhn ] NOUN
A liability or tendency to suffer from a particular condition or hold a particular attitude.
"Narendra has a predisposition to think optimistically."View More13-Oct-2021
Trite[ trahyt ] ADJECTIVE
Lacking in freshness or effectiveness.
"Your ideas are trite."View More12-Oct-2021
Insipid[ in-sip-id ] ADJECTIVE
Without sufficient taste to be pleasing.
Without interesting qualities.
"Ramesh has an insipid personality."View More11-Oct-2021
Propriety[ pruh-prahy-i-tee ] NOUN
The state or quality of being proper.
Conformity to established standards.
"The students were advised to behave with utmost propriety on the industrial visit."View More09-Oct-2021
Nihilism[ nahy-uh-liz-uhm ] NOUN
Total rejection of established laws, moral or religious beliefs.
Total and absolute destructiveness.
"The last few power-influenced years marked the nihilism of some groups."View More08-Oct-2021
Pernicious[ per-nish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Having a very harmful or evil effect on somebody in a way that is slow.
"Ramesh has a pernicious anemia at the age of 45 years."View More07-Oct-2021
Desiccate[ des-i-keyt ] VERB
Remove the moisture from something.
To make completely dry.
"Crops are desiccated by extreme heat."View More06-Oct-2021
Rapprochement[ rap-rohsh-mahn ] NOUN
Establishment of normal or cordial relations.
“I was trying to bring both of you at a rapprochement at the time of your fight.”View More05-Oct-2021
Stalemate[ steyl-meyt ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A situation in an argument where neither side can make any progress or decision.
Verb : To bring to a standstill.
“The debate on new education policy ended in a stalemate.”View More04-Oct-2021
Strive[ strahyv ] VERB
To extend oneself vigorously.
To try very hard to get something.
"Rahul strives for perfection."View More03-Oct-2021
agog[ uh-gog ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB
Adjective : Highly excited by eagerness.
Adverb : In a state of eagerness
“Rahul was agog when his father told that he is buying t-shirts for him.”View More02-Oct-2021
Gait[ geyt ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A manner of walking.
Verb : To train a horse or dog to perform specific ways of walking.
“There is an army training facility where dogs are taught specific gaits.”View More
- September 2021
Shard[ shahrd ] NOUN
A broken piece or fragment of Earth ware.
"There were shards all around her place."View More29-Sep-2021
Dullard[ duhl-erd ] NOUN
A stupid person.
Slow or insensitive person.
“Karan is a dullard.”View More28-Sep-2021
Arbiter[ ahr-bi-ter ] NOUN
A person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter.
“The high court appointed him as an arbiter for settlement.”View More27-Sep-2021
Precise[ pri-sahys ] ADJECTIVE
Clear and Accurate
“His notes were so precise that anyone could understand them.”View More26-Sep-2021
Retrenchment[ ri-trench-muhnt ] NOUN
Cutting of expenses.
Cutting down or reducing.
“There has been news about company planning a retrenchment of employees.”View More25-Sep-2021
Lucrative[ loo-kruh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE
Allowing someone to earn a lot of money.
“The offer made by rival company to my employees is lucrative.”View More24-Sep-2021
Petulant[ pech-uh-luhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Showing sudden irritation
Bad-tempered and unreasonable
“He has less number of friends due to his petulant behavior.”View More23-Sep-2021
Iteration[ it-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN
Execution of repeated sequence of events
"Simulations require several iterations to run."View More22-Sep-2021
Gargantuan[ gahr-gan-choo-uhn ] ADJECTIVE
Tremendous in Size or Volume.
“Niagara waterfall is a gargantuan waterfall.”View More21-Sep-2021
Nascent[ nas-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Beginning to exist.
“The staff behaves maturely in spite of being nascent in their professional life.”View More20-Sep-2021
Juxtapose[ juhk-stuh-pohz ] VERB
To place different things side by side especially for comparison.
“The designer juxtaposed shirts of different colours to give an idea.”View More19-Sep-2021
Tacit[ tas-it ] ADJECTIVE
Understood without being openly said.
“Rashmi’s smile means a tacit yes to groom.”View More18-Sep-2021
Foible[ foi-buhl ] NOUN
A minor weakness in character.
Part of the sword between middle and point.
“Rahul’s foibles are balanced by his talent.”View More17-Sep-2021
Ebullient[ ih-buhl-yuhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Having or showing liveliness.
Bubbling up like boiling water.
“The bride was in an ebullient mood after seeing the gifts.”View More16-Sep-2021
Benign[ bih-nahyn ] NOUN
Showing or expressing kind and gracious disposition.
Pleasant or Beneficial.
“Sunny has a benign smile.”View More15-Sep-2021
Coalition[ koh-uh-lish-uhn ] NOUN
A temporary alliance for combined action.
“UPA is a coalition in which the major party is Indian National Congress.”View More14-Sep-2021
Intrigue[ in-treeg ] VERB
Make secret plans to do something.
“Your questions intrigued me.”View More13-Sep-2021
Evulsion[ ih-vuhl-shuhn ] NOUN
An act of plucking or pulling out.
“Doctors performed evulsion of glass pieces from his leg.”View More12-Sep-2021
Inexorably[ in-ek-ser-uh-blee ] ADVERB
In a way that is unchangeable or unavoidable.
“The share market’s fate seemed to be working inexorably to bring the downfall.”View More11-Sep-2021
Prevaricate[ pri-var-i-keyt ] VERB
To speak falsely.
To avoid telling the truth.
“Jignesh was ready to prevaricate to save his friend Harish.”View More10-Sep-2021
Vacillate[ vas-uh-leyt ] VERB
To move back and forth.
To be unsteady in thought or opinion.
“Rajeev’s nature to vacillating in his own decisions make me not to trust his words.”View More09-Sep-2021
Ostentation[ os-ten-tey-shuhn ] NOUN
Showing wealth to impress others.
Excessive display of wealth.
“Rashmi’s display of her new mansion was a pure act of ostentation.”View More08-Sep-2021
Lambast[ lam-bast ] VERB
To criticize someone or something verbally and harshly.
“The department of justice lambasted at the police report.”View More07-Sep-2021
Lampoon[ lam-poon ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A speech or any work of literature directed towards criticizing someone.
Verb : To publicly mock someone.
“Actors and politicians are constantly lampooned by press.”View More05-Sep-2021
Isthmus[ is-muhs ] NOUN
A narrow strip of land with water on each side.
"The isthmus of Panama joins North and South America."View More04-Sep-2021
Malady[ mal-uh-dee ] NOUN
Any disorder or disease that is chronic.
A serious problem.
“The Current pandemic situation is a malady for the entire world.”View More03-Sep-2021
Fleet[ fleet ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE
Noun : A large group of ships, cars or any moving body.
Adjective : Moving very fast
Verb : Move along rapidly
"The naval fleet of USA was moving towards South China Sea."View More02-Sep-2021
Dampen[ dam-puhn ] VERB
Make less strong or intense.
Make slightly wet.
“Incessant failures dampened her confidence.”View More
- August 2021
Swell[ swel ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : To become larger or rounder in size or intensity.
Noun : An act of swelling.; Increase in Amount or Size.
“All the players’ confidence swelled up immediately.”View More30-Aug-2021
Circumscription[ sur-kuhm-skrip-shuhn ] NOUN
Restriction of something within limits.
Anything that circumscribes or sorrounds.
“The traitors did not accept the circumscription of their powers.”View More29-Aug-2021
Inoculate[ ih-nok-yuh-leyt ] VERB
Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; vaccinate.
Introduce (an infective agent) into an organism.
“The vaccine is to be inoculated against Malaria.”View More28-Aug-2021
Runaway[ ruhn-uh-wey ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Winning very easily.; Having run away, fugitive. ;
Noun : A person who has run away, especially from their family or an institution.
“The runaway success of my friend’s novel is worth celebrating.”View More27-Aug-2021
Disconcerting[ dis-kuhn-sur-ting ] ADJECTIVE
Causing one to feel unsettled.
“Rishi has a disconcerting habit of annoying others.”View More26-Aug-2021
Travail[ truh-veyl ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : To engage in painful or laborious effort.
Noun : Painful or laborious effort or work.
“The labourer were all travailed in the construction work.”View More25-Aug-2021
Fillip[ fil-uhp ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to activity.
Verb : Strike slightly and smartly.
“We experienced a fillip of sales.”View More24-Aug-2021
Shimmering[ shim-er-ing ] VERB, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Shining with a soft, slightly wavering light.
Verb : To shine with a soft, slightly wavering light.
“The shimmering walls were amazing.”View More23-Aug-2021
Feverish[ fee-ver-ish ] ADJECTIVE
Characterized by or displaying a frenetic excitement or energy.
Having or showing the symptoms of a fever.
“The gangsters were all involved in one such feverish activity.”View More22-Aug-2021
Evasive[ ih-vey-siv ] ADJECTIVE
Difficult to find, catch, or achieve.
“Success in Hockey has become evasive.”View More21-Aug-2021
Boisterously[ boi-ster-uhs-lee ] ADVERB
In a noisy, energetic, and cheerful manner.
“The group celebrated the victory boisterously.”View More20-Aug-2021
Revivify[ ri-viv-uh-fahy ] VERB
Give new life or vigour to.
They decided to revivify the store.”View More19-Aug-2021
Unruly[ uhn-roo-lee ] ADJECTIVE
Disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control.
“The unruly participants were not allowed to be a part of the show.”View More18-Aug-2021
Regularity[ reg-yuh-ler-ee-tee ] NOUN
The state or quality of being regular or normal.
“The status quo in the state is different from regularity.”View More17-Aug-2021
Subservient[ suhb-sur-vee-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Less important; subordinate.
Useful in promoting a purpose or end.
“Usha has always wanted my career to be subservient to hers.”View More16-Aug-2021
Perturb[ per-turb ] VERB
Make (someone) anxious or unsettled.
To throw into great disorder.
“Daya’s expressions perturbed all of us.”View More15-Aug-2021
Summon[ sum-uhn ] VERB
Call people to attend (a meeting).
To call or order someone to be present for something specific.
“The officer-in-charge summoned all the subordinates at the meeting hall.”View More14-Aug-2021
Override[ oh-ver-rahyd ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Be more important than. ; Use one's authority to reject or cancel.
Noun : An excess or increase on a budget, salary, or cost.
“His kind act has overridden all the other mistakes.”View More13-Aug-2021
Advantageous[ ad-vuhn-tey-juhs ] ADJECTIVE
Producing good effects; beneficial.
“We all learn some advantageous lessons from our mistakes in the past.”View More12-Aug-2021
Revamp[ ree-vam-p ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.
Noun : An act of improving the form, structure, or appearance of something.
“They tried to revamp the only shop they own.”View More11-Aug-2021
Bifurcation[ bi-fur-kay-shun ] NOUN
The division of something into two branches or parts.
“The bifurcation of the department was an unplanned action.”View More10-Aug-2021
Pursue[ per-soo ] VERB
To follow or chase (someone or something).
Continue or proceed along (a path or route).
“Not everyone wishes to pursue medical as a career.”View More08-Aug-2021
Enlarge[ en-lahrj ] VERB
Make or become larger or more extensive.
To grow in size.
“We have decided to redesign and enlarge our house.”View More07-Aug-2021
Reluctant[ ri-luhk-tuhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.
“Govind was reluctant in accepting my offer.”View More06-Aug-2021
Intact[ in-takt ] ADJECTIVE
Not damaged or impaired in any way; complete.
Not altered or changed.
“The delivery boy delivered all the products absolutely intact.”View More05-Aug-2021
Judicious[ joo-dish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense.
“My father advised me to make judicious use of my earnings.”View More04-Aug-2021
Amorphous[ uh-mawr-fuhs ] ADVERB
Without a clearly defined shape or form.
“Rita contributed amorphously to the media industry.”View More03-Aug-2021
Perpetual[ per-pech-oo-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
Noun : A perennial plant.
“He kept on vouching for his perpetual trust in his wife.”View More02-Aug-2021
Notorious[ noh-tawr-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
"Ajeet is a notorious fellow.”View More01-Aug-2021
Stagger[ stag-er ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : An unsteady movement.
Verb : Walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.; Astonish or deeply shocking.
“All the members of my family were disturbed with the staggering electricity bills.”View More
- July 2021
Parlous[ pahr-luhs ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB
Adjective : Full of danger or uncertainty; precarious.
Adverb : Greatly or excessively.
“The state government was emphasizing on the parlous state of the economy.”View More30-Jul-2021
Bedlam[ bed-luhm ] NOUN
Noun : A scene of uproar and confusion.
“There was a complete bedlam in the battleground.”View More29-Jul-2021
Causative[ kaw-zuh-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Acting as a cause.
Noun : To be reason
“The refusal by the head was the causative factor of my sadness.”View More28-Jul-2021
Explicable[ ek-spli-kuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Able to be accounted for or understood.
Capable of being explained.
“The concept in the history book was not explicable.”View More27-Jul-2021
Inevitable[ in-evi-ti-bl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Certain to happen; unavoidable.
Noun : A situation that is unavoidable.
"The chances of the landslide in this area are inevitable."View More26-Jul-2021
Anguish[ ang-gwish ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : Severe mental or physical pain or suffering.
Verb : Be extremely distressed about something.
“I could hardly resist and had to shut my eyes in anguish.”View More25-Jul-2021
Posterity[ po-ster-i-tee ] NOUN
The descendants of a person.
All future generations of a person.
“God blessed us with posterity that is star-like.”View More24-Jul-2021
Embalm[ em-bahm ] VERB
Preserve (someone or something) in an unaltered state.
“The great-grandsons of the actor came to embalm all the legacy.”View More22-Jul-2021
Glisten[ glis-uhn ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A sparkle.
Verb : To reflect a sparkling light.; To shine with a sparkling light.
“It was all because of make-up that she could have such glistening cheeks.”View More21-Jul-2021
Enmesh[ en-mesh ] VERB
Cause to become entangled in something.
Involve (someone) in a difficult situation from which it is hard to escape.
“We were sad to witness many fish enmeshed in the net.”View More20-Jul-2021
Monumental[ mon-yuh-men-tl ] ADJECTIVE
Great in importance, extent, or size.
“Lisha made a monumental effort to achieve the desired target.”View More19-Jul-2021
Improbable[ im-prob-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Not likely to be true or to happen.
“His dreams of achieving success were improbable.”View More18-Jul-2021
Dazzling[ dazz-lin ] ADJECTIVE
Extremely impressive, beautiful, or skillful.
“The Euro cup final was a dazzling view of some fine Football game.”View More17-Jul-2021
Delist[ dee-list ] VERB
To remove from a list or category.
“My brother’s organization has not been delisted from the stock exchange list.”View More16-Jul-2021
Censure[ sen-sher ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : The formal expression of severe disapproval.
Verb : Express severe disapproval of (someone or something), especially in a formal statement. ; To criticize in a harsh manner.
“Sutton’s censure was not valid or logical.”View More15-Jul-2021
Defiance[ dih-fahy-uhns ] NOUN
A daring or bold resistance to authority.
“Rohan has been convicted for an act of defiance.”View More14-Jul-2021
Patronage[ pey-truh-nij ] NOUN
The support given by a patron.
The regular custom attracted by a shop, restaurant, etc.
Kindness done with a feel of superiority.
“My success does not depend on their patronage.”View More13-Jul-2021
Malefactor[ mal-uh-fak-ter ] NOUN
A person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
“The malefactors of this horrific crime must be severely punished.”View More12-Jul-2021
Outpost[ out-pohst ] NOUN
A remote part of a country or empire.
“My family and I visited an outpost island lately.”View More11-Jul-2021
Vintage[ vin-tij ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind.
Noun : The year or place in which wine, especially wine of high quality, was produced.
“I saw a vintage car parked in the backyard.”View More10-Jul-2021
Misgiving[ mis-giv-ing ] NOUN
A feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
“I have a misgiving about the way this equipment works.”View More09-Jul-2021
Attrition[ uh-trish-uhn ] NOUN
Reduction in number or strength.
The process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
Wearing away by friction; abrasion.
“They wanted my organization to wear down by attrition.”View More08-Jul-2021
Mystique[ mi-steek ] NOUN
A quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something.
An aura of mystery surrounding a particular activity or subject, which makes it baffling for others to understand without special knowledge.
“No one was in doubt with the mystique surrounding the park.”View More07-Jul-2021
Akin[ uh-kin ] ADJECTIVE
Of similar character.
“Something akin to gratitude overwhelms them.”View More06-Jul-2021
Solace[ sol-is ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
Verb : Give comfort or consolation to.
“Everyone wishes to live in solace.”View More05-Jul-2021
Inaugural[ in-aw-gyer-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office.
Noun : An inaugural speech, especially one made by an incoming US president.
“The inaugural performance was much awaited.”View More04-Jul-2021
Justifiable[ juhs-tuh-fahy-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
With good reason.
Capable of being defended by being just.
“All the board members are justifiably concerned about the campaigns.”View More03-Jul-2021
Overreach[ oh-ver-reech ] VERB
Try to do more than is possible.
“The manager’s expectations overreached our efforts.”View More02-Jul-2021
Bounty[ bown-tee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Generosity.
Noun : Something given or occurring in generous amounts.
“People praised him for his bounty attitude.”View More
- June 2021
Interminable[ inter-mee-ne-bl ] ADJECTIVE
Endless or apparently endless.
“My husband and his sister usually get involved in interminable discussions.”View More29-Jun-2021
Prickly[ prik-lee ] ADVERB
Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation.
Likely to cause offence or controversy.
“We are going to have an extempore on a prickly subject.”View More28-Jun-2021
Dither[ di-th-ur ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Be indecisive.
Noun : Indecisive behaviour.
“I do not trust people who dither.”View More27-Jun-2021
Traumatic[ traw-ma-tik ] ADJECTIVE
Deeply disturbing or distressing.
Relating to or denoting physical injury.
“The entire family was going through a traumatic phase.”View More26-Jun-2021
Carnage[ car-nay-j ] NOUN
The killing of a large number of people.
“The attack had caused as much carnage as possible.”View More25-Jun-2021
Despair[ des-pay-r ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : The complete loss or absence of hope.
Verb : Lose or be without hope.
“The vibe around the hall was full of despair.”View More24-Jun-2021
Weightage[ wei-tage ] NOUN
Emphasis or priority.
Allowance or adjustment made in order to take account of special circumstances or compensate for a distorting factor.
“The opinions of the young ones was also given due weightage.”View More23-Jun-2021
Stark[ stahrk ] ADJECTIVE
Severe or bare in appearance or outline.
“There is a stark difference between the two products.”View More22-Jun-2021
Eradication[ ih-rad-i-key-shuhn ] NOUN
The complete destruction of something.
“All they have asked for is eradication of injustice.”View More21-Jun-2021
Tinker[ ting-ker ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.
Noun : A mischievous child.
“My brother had spent hours tinkering with the tape recorder.”View More20-Jun-2021
Connote[ kuh-noht ] VERB
Imply or suggest.
“The speech connotes that there will be a war soon.”View More19-Jun-2021
Disaffection[ dis-uh-fek-shuhn ] NOUN
A state or feeling of being dissatisfied, especially with people in authority or a system of control.
“We have witnessed an increase in disaffection with the corporate functioning.”View More18-Jun-2021
Sedition[ si-dish-uhn ] NOUN
Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
“It was his sedition that turned out to be the cause of the quarrel.”View More17-Jun-2021
Envisage[ en-viz-ij ] VERB
Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
“The new scheme envisaged that rural people will have all the rights.”View More16-Jun-2021
Regress[ ri-gres ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Return to a former or less developed state.
Noun : The action of returning to a former or less developed state.
“The team decided not to regress to the old technologies.”View More15-Jun-2021
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.”View More14-Jun-2021
Spearhead[ speer-hed ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More13-Jun-2021
Outpace[ out-peys ] VERB
Go, rise, or improve faster than.
“My teammate outpaced all the other players.”View More12-Jun-2021
Augury[ aw-gyuh-ree ] NOUN
A sign of what will happen in the future; an omen.
“His arrival was as an augury of a dispute.”View More11-Jun-2021
Dysfunction[ dis-fuhngk-shuhn ] NOUN
Abnormality or impairment in the operation of a specified bodily organ or system.
“Raunak is facing severe bowel dysfunction.”View More10-Jun-2021
Susceptible[ suh-sep-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.
“You might be susceptible to the risk of infection.”View More09-Jun-2021
Binding[ bahyn-ding ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More08-Jun-2021
Resurface[ ree-sur-fis ] VERB
Arise or become evident again.
Put a new coating on or re-form.
“The impact of the virus resurfaced in the area all again.”View More07-Jun-2021
Truncate[ truhng-keyt ] VERB
Shorten the duration or extent of.
“His story was truncated as he decided to remove the attachments by other authors.”View More06-Jun-2021
Brave[ breyv ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More05-Jun-2021
Diametrically[ di-met-ri-ka-lee ] ADVERB
“Two diametrically opposed statements were cited in the newspaper.”View More04-Jun-2021
Trounce[ trouns ] VERB
Defeat heavily in a contest.
Rebuke or punish severely.
“Our ancestors trounced the enemy badly.”View More03-Jun-2021
Confrontational[ kon-fruhn-tey-shuh-nl ] ADJECTIVE
Tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative.
“The confrontational disputes are not at all allured by us.”View More02-Jun-2021
Strife[ strahyf ] NOUN
Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.
“The intense strife within the community made all suffer”View More01-Jun-2021
Transpire[ tran-spahyuhr ] VERB
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.”View More
- May 2021
Enthuse[ en-thooz ] VERB
Make (someone) interested and eagerly appreciative.
“None of us is enthused with the idea of migrating to a foreign country.”View More30-May-2021
Salience[ sey-lee-uhns ] NOUN
The quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.
“The salience of the decision made can never be neglected.”View More29-May-2021
Perennial[ puh-ren-ee-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More28-May-2021
Casualty[ kazh-oo-uhl-tee ] NOUN
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.”View More27-May-2021
Foist[ foist ] VERB
Impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.
“The inmates foisted trouble on us.”View More26-May-2021
Pound[ pound ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More25-May-2021
Calmer[ kahm-r ] ADJECTIVE
“The sunset at the peak was calmer and more soothing.”View More24-May-2021
House[ hous ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More23-May-2021
Showmanship[ shoh-muhn-ship ] NOUN
Skill at entertaining, theatrical presentation, or performance.
“His flair for showmanship allures many.”View More22-May-2021
Grandeur[ gran-jer ] NOUN
Splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.
High rank or social importance.
“The government’s attempt of maintaining its grandeur is useless.”View More21-May-2021
Imperious[ im-peer-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Arrogant and domineering.
“His imperious demands annoyed all the investors.”View More20-May-2021
Demolition[ dem-uh-lish-uhn ] NOUN
The action or process of demolishing or being demolished.
An overwhelming defeat.
“The historical monument was to be conserved from demolition.”View More19-May-2021
Extradite[ ek-struh-dahyt ] VERB
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.”View More18-May-2021
Rollout[ rohl-out ] NOUN
The official launch or introduction of a new product or service.
“The rollout of vaccine process was much awaited.”View More17-May-2021
Ancillary[ an-sil-uh-ree ] ADJECTIVE
In addition to something else, but not as important.
“The notes were ancillary to the main report.”View More16-May-2021
Allowable[ uh-lou-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Allowed, especially within a set of regulations; permissible.
“The validity has been extended allowable three weeks.”View More15-May-2021
Agility[ uh-jil-i-tee ] NOUN
Ability to think and understand quickly.
“His agility cannot be questioned.”View More14-May-2021
Experimental[ ik-sper-uh-men-tl ] ADJECTIVE
Based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized.
“The doctors gave her an experimental drug.”View More13-May-2021
Singularly[ sing-gyuh-ler-lee ] ADVERB
In a remarkable or noticeable way.
“We had singularly failed to create a long lasting impression.”View More12-May-2021
Preparedness[ pri-pair-id-nis ] NOUN
A state of readiness, especially for war.
“The situation demanded military preparedness.”View More11-May-2021
Rainfed[ rain-fed ] ADJECTIVE
Filled or supplied primarily with rainwater.
“The farms are rainfed this season.”View More10-May-2021
Hysteria[ hi-ster-ee-uh ] NOUN
Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.
“The hysteria of anti-Semitic has created a fuss throughout.”View More09-May-2021
Convalescent[ kon-vuh-les-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Recovering from an illness or medical treatment.
“His convalescent brother asked us to be at the theatre by 5 PM.”View More08-May-2021
Mindless[ mahynd-lis ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More07-May-2021
Jostle[ jos-uhl ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More06-May-2021
Wryly[ rahy-lee ] ADVERB
In a way that expresses dry, especially mocking, humour.
“Yash reflected wryly on his career.”View More05-May-2021
Bemoan[ bih-mohn ] VERB
Express discontent or sorrow over (something).
“Bemoaning a lot wasn’t of any use.”View More04-May-2021
Oversight[ oh-ver-sahyt ] NOUN
An unintentional failure to notice or do something.
The action of overseeing something.
“It was the minor oversight that caused this major mishap.”View More03-May-2021
Awash[ uh-wosh ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More02-May-2021
Upend[ uhp-end ] VERB
Set or turn (something) on its end or upside down.
“Roshni upended a cup of milk over the portions.”View More01-May-2021
Propensity[ pruh-pen-si-tee ] NOUN
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.”View More
- April 2021
Sparingly[ spair-ing-lee ] ADVERB
In a restricted or infrequent manner; in small quantities.
“I couldn’t assign the duties sparingly.”View More29-Apr-2021
Backlog[ bak-lawg ] NOUN
An accumulation of uncompleted work or matters needing to be dealt with.
“We had an urgency of clearing the backlog work.”View More28-Apr-2021
Pendency[ pen-duhn-see ] NOUN
The state, condition, or period of being pending or awaiting settlement.
“The pendency of these many cases reflects suspicion.”View More27-Apr-2021
Tardiness[ tahr-dee-nis ] NOUN
The quality or fact of being late; lateness.
“The tardiness in the process is suspicious.”View More26-Apr-2021
Indictment[ in-dahyt-muhnt ] NOUN
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.”View More25-Apr-2021
Antediluvian[ an-tee-di-loo-vee-uhn ] ADJECTIVE
“They decided to keep the antediluvian machinery.”View More24-Apr-2021
Entrench[ en-trench ] VERB
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.”View More23-Apr-2021
Emancipation[ ih-man-suh-pey-shuhn ] NOUN
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.”View More22-Apr-2021
Nosedive[ nohz-dahyv ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More21-Apr-2021
Hobble[ hob-uhl ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More20-Apr-2021
Concede[ kuhn-seed ] VERB
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.”View More19-Apr-2021
Hinge[ hinj ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More18-Apr-2021
Surreptitiously[ sur-uhp-tish-uhs-lee ] ADVERB
In a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively.
“I surreptitiously entered the board room.View More17-Apr-2021
Laborious[ luh-bawr-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Requiring considerable time and effort.
Requiring much work and exertion.
“It took us years of laborious work to reach this level.”View More16-Apr-2021
Enigmatic[ en-ig-mat-ik ] ADJECTIVE
Impossible to understand or interpret or Puzzling.
“When we asked him about the procedure ahead, he gave an enigmatic response.”View More15-Apr-2021
Woo[ woo ] VERB
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.”View More14-Apr-2021
Outsize[ out-sahyz ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More13-Apr-2021
Replete[ ri-pleet ] ADJECTIVE
Filled or well-supplied with something.
“The show we watched last week was replete with obscenity.”View More12-Apr-2021
Cascade[ kas-keyd ] N/A
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.”View More11-Apr-2021
Flurry[ fluhr-ee ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More10-Apr-2021
Frontline[ fruhnt-lahyn ] NOUN
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.”View More09-Apr-2021
Opprobrium[ uh-proh-bree-uhm ] NOUN
The expression of very strong disapproval; censure.
“He was upset with the opprobrium generated by his films.”View More08-Apr-2021
Sniper[ snaai-puhr ] NOUN
A person who shoots from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range.
“The chief officer was killed by snipers in the war.”View More07-Apr-2021
Topple[ top-uhl ] VERB
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.”View More06-Apr-2021
Precipitous[ pri-sip-i-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE
Sudden and dramatic.
Done suddenly and without careful consideration.
“We observed a precipitous decline in the price of the product this year.”View More05-Apr-2021
Sanctify[ sangk-tuh-fahy ] VERB
Free from sin; purify.
“Our marriage was sanctified by the ritual of marriage.”View More04-Apr-2021
Paranoid[ par-uh-noid ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Noun : Unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful.
Adjective : A person who is suffering from paranoia
“My friends think that I am a paranoid.”View More03-Apr-2021
Straitjacket[ streyt-jak-it ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More02-Apr-2021
Abstruse[ ab-stroos ] ADJECTIVE
Difficult to understand; obscure.
“It was an abstruse philosophical policy which nobody could understand.”View More01-Apr-2021
Bottleneck[ bot-l-nek ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More
- March 2021
Implant[ im-plant ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More30-Mar-2021
Nightmare[ nahyt-mair ] NOUN
A very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect.
A frightening or unpleasant dream.
“Implementation of the scheme was a nightmare.”View More29-Mar-2021
Floodgate[ fluhd-geyt ] NOUN
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.”View More28-Mar-2021
Vicious[ vish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Deliberately cruel or violent.
“No one is spared of the vicious cycle of life.”View More27-Mar-2021
Cumbersome[ kuhm-ber-suhm ] ADJECTIVE
Burdensome and troublesome.
Slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.
“We were all done with the cumbersome process.”View More26-Mar-2021
Misapprehension[ mis-ap-ri-hen-shuhn ] NOUN
A mistaken belief about or interpretation of something.
“I agreed to take up the policy under the misapprehension that it would be beneficial.”View More25-Mar-2021
Disgorge[ dis-gawrj ] VERB
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.”View More24-Mar-2021
Traverse[ truh-vurs ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More23-Mar-2021
Divulgence[ dih-vuhl-juhns ] NOUN
Revealing private or sensitive information.
Revealing previously unknown facts.
“We could be penalized for any divulgence of the information.”View More22-Mar-2021
Genial[ jeen-yuhl ] NOUN
Quality of Friendliness or cordiality.
“The geniality between them is growing day by day.”View More21-Mar-2021
Vociferously[ voh-sif-er-uhs-lee ] ADVERB
In a loud and forceful manner.
“We were made to perform the ritual vociferously.”View More20-Mar-2021
Notably[ no-teb-lee ] ADVERB
In particular; especially.
“Not all parents are strict, notably mine.”View More19-Mar-2021
Scrupulous[ skroo-pyuh-luhs ] ADJECTIVE
In a very careful and thorough way.
Precise and Exact
“The documents were rectified scrupulously.”View More18-Mar-2021
Underperform[ uhn-der-per-fawrm ] NOUN
To fail to do as expected.
“The leader was not bothered with the subordinates’ underperformance.”View More17-Mar-2021
Potency[ poht-n-see ] NOUN
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.”View More16-Mar-2021
Exploitative[ ik-sploi-tuh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More15-Mar-2021
Perpetrator[ pur-pi-trey-ter ] NOUN
A person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
“The perpetrators of the crime should not be spared.”View More14-Mar-2021
Magnitude[ mag-ni-tood ] NOUN
Size or extent of something.
“The magnitude of the change cannot be overlooked.”View More13-Mar-2021
Outlier[ out-lahy-er ] NOUN
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.”View More12-Mar-2021
Palpable[ pal-puh-buhl ] ADVERB
Able to be touched or felt.
So intense as to seem almost tangible.
“We are all perturbed about the palpable amount of loss.”View More11-Mar-2021
Spawn[ spawn ] VERB
Release or deposit eggs.
Produce or generate a large number of.
“The rally spawned mass protests.”View More10-Mar-2021
Imbroglio[ imbroglio ] NOUN
A misunderstanding, Disagreement, etc.
An extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
“After the session got over, we were all in imbroglio.”View More09-Mar-2021
Insulate[ in-suh-leyt ] VERB
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.”View More08-Mar-2021
Adjudicate[ uh-joo-di-keyt ] VERB
To make formal judgement.
“My father’s group adjudicates all the disputes of our society.”View More07-Mar-2021
Piggyback[ pig-ee-bak ] VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More06-Mar-2021
Incomprehensible[ in-kom-pri-hen-suh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Incapable of being fully explored or understood.
“The idea shared by my sister was incomprehensible.”View More05-Mar-2021
Perfidious[ per-fid-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Deliberately Faithless or Untrustworthy.
Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.
“He made a perfidious step and betrayed us all.”View More04-Mar-2021
Unflappable[ uhn-flap-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Not easily upset.
Having or showing calmness.
“He was known for his unflappable nature.”View More03-Mar-2021
Brawl[ brawl ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A noisy quarrel
Verb : To quarrel angrily and in a noisy manner.
“There was a brawl among the two parties for the power.”View More02-Mar-2021
Versatility[ vur-suh-til-i-tee ] NOUN
The quality of being useful for various tasks.
“He wished to retain the versatility in his approach.”View More01-Mar-2021
Tweak[ tweek ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More
- February 2021
Dexterous[ dek-str uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Skillful in the use of hands.
Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.
“The artist had presented a dexterous piece of artwork.”View More27-Feb-2021
Infuriate[ in-fy oor-ee-yet ] VERB
Annoy or irritate (someone).
“I infuriated my brother on pulling his leg.”View More26-Feb-2021
Proclivity[ proh-kliv-i-tee ] NOUN
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.”View More25-Feb-2021
Inescapable[ in-uh-skey-puh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Required by law or mandate; compulsory.
Incapable of being escaped.
“Wearing helmet while riding is inescapable.”View More24-Feb-2021
Apparent[ uh-pair-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More23-Feb-2021
Solely[ sohl-lee ] ADVERB
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.”View More22-Feb-2021
Cap[ cap ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More21-Feb-2021
Attributable[ uh-trib-yootl ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More20-Feb-2021
Emulsion[ ih-muhl-shuhn ] NOUN
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.”View More19-Feb-2021
Incarceration[ in-kahr-suh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN
The state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.
“It was evident that the team would not be served by her incarceration.”View More18-Feb-2021
Frailty[ freyl-tee ] NOUN
The condition of being weak and delicate.
“Aryan was bothered about his father’s increasing frailty of old age.”View More17-Feb-2021
Dislodge[ dis-loj ] VERB
Remove from a position of power or authority.
“The reporter has dislodged the complaint.”View More16-Feb-2021
Intercession[ in-ter-sesh-uhn ] NOUN
The action or process of intervening.
An interposing on someone’s behalf.
“The government’s intercession was an unwelcome attempt.”View More15-Feb-2021
Granular[ gran-yuh-ler ] ADJECTIVE
Resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.
Having a roughened surface or structure.
“The granular texture of the surface highlighted it.”View More14-Feb-2021
Conservative[ kuhn-sur-vuh-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More13-Feb-2021
Welter[ wel-ter ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More12-Feb-2021
Watchful[ woch-fuhl ] ADJECTIVE
Watching someone or something closely; alert and vigilant.
“The policemen had to be watchful of all the criminals in this area.”View More11-Feb-2021
Anaemic[ uh-nee-mik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More10-Feb-2021
Ensuing[ en-soo-ing ] ADJECTIVE
Occurring afterwards or as a result.
“We had numerous arguments in the ensuing seminar.”View More09-Feb-2021
Stewardship[ stoo-erd-ship ] NOUN
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.”View More08-Feb-2021
Catapult[ kat-uh-puhlt ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Drive or push something forwards.
Noun : A push or force.
“The saying catapults us to prosper and be truthful.”View More07-Feb-2021
Raucous[ raw-kuhs ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More06-Feb-2021
Disenchantment[ dis-in-chan-ment ] NOUN
A feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired.
“We could do nothing of his disenchantment.”View More05-Feb-2021
Vitriol[ vi-tree-uhl ] NOUN
Bitter criticism or malice.
Something highly caustic or severe in effect.
“The actors detest vitriol.”View More04-Feb-2021
Tantamount[ tan-tuh-mount ] ADJECTIVE
Equal in value.
Equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.
“The show was tantamount to the last year one.”View More03-Feb-2021
Folly[ faw-lee ] NOUN
Lack of good sense; foolishness.
“It was the result of Akshay’s folly that I could not make an appropriate choice.”View More02-Feb-2021
Irrevocable[ ih-rev-uh-kuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.
“The decision of the Supreme court judge was irrevocable.”View More01-Feb-2021
Reconvene[ ree-kun-veen ] VERB
Convene or cause to convene again, especially after a pause in proceedings.
“The director asked us all to reconvene at the society gate.”View More
- January 2021
Incitement[ in-sahyt-muhnt ] NOUN
The action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully.
“The incitement caused because of the minister’s speech was unexpected.”View More30-Jan-2021
Distrust[ dis-truhst ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More29-Jan-2021
Solemnise[ sol-uhm-nahyz ] VERB
“The couple requested the priest to solemnize the wedding.”View More28-Jan-2021
Irritant[ ir-i-tnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More27-Jan-2021
Allay[ uh-ley ] VERB
Diminish or put at rest
Relieve or alleviate (pain or hunger)
“The government should reveal the data to allay our fears.”View More26-Jan-2021
Spook[ spook ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : To frighten.
Noun : A ghost
“We spooked the kids in the playground.”View More25-Jan-2021
Fugitive[ fyoo-ji-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More24-Jan-2021
Wilfully[ wil-fuh-lee ] ADVERB
With the intention of causing harm; deliberately.
“We made this change in the code wilfully.”View More23-Jan-2021
Extortion[ ik-stawr-shuhn ] NOUN
The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
“Yashika took to all means and asked the officer for extortion.”View More22-Jan-2021
Unseat[ uhn-seet ] VERB
Remove (a government or person in authority) from power.
To dislodge from a seat
“The opposition tried hard to unseat the PM.”View More21-Jan-2021
Embroil[ em-broil ] VERB
Involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.
“Mr, Kapoor became embroiled in a dispute with his neighbour.”View More20-Jan-2021
Unbundle[ uhn-buhn-dl ] VERB
To set separate charges for related products or services.
“The community unbundled the secrets.”View More19-Jan-2021
Expediency[ ik-spee-dee-uhn-see ] NOUN
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.”View More18-Jan-2021
Precedence[ pres-i-duhns ] NOUN
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.”View More17-Jan-2021
Impasse[ im-pas ] NOUN
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.”View More16-Jan-2021
Grandiose[ gran-dee-ohs ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More15-Jan-2021
Throttle[ throt-l ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More14-Jan-2021
Emanate[ em-uh-neyt ] VERB
Issue or spread out from (a source).
To flow out.
“Rajveer emanated the license features to the entire team.”View More13-Jan-2021
Foment[ foh-ment ] VERB
To instigate or stir up.
To apply warm water or medicated liquid.
“Unusual and unnecessary blames foment anguish.”View More12-Jan-2021
Vigilance[ vij-uh-luhns ] NOUN
The action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
“The vigilance officer did not take much interest.”View More11-Jan-2021
Hesitation[ hez-i-tey-shuhn ] NOUN
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.”View More10-Jan-2021
Stipulate[ stip-yuh-leyt ] VERB
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.”View More09-Jan-2021
Insidious[ in-sid-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.
Intended to entrap
“The NGO workers explained the scheme in an insidious manner.”View More08-Jan-2021
Selectivity[ si-lek-tiv-i-tee ] NOUN
The quality of carefully choosing someone or something as the best or most suitable.
“The provision was made on the basis of selectivity.”View More07-Jan-2021
Sporadic[ spuh-rad-ik ] ADJECTIVE
Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places.
Scattered or isolated instances.
“The virus hit was sporadic.”View More06-Jan-2021
Insurgency[ in-sur-juhn-see ] NOUN
An active revolt or uprising.
“The insurgency that the nation is facing should be dealt with caution.”View More05-Jan-2021
Curt[ kurt ] ADJECTIVE
Rudely brief in speech.
Brief, Concise or Terse.
“The response from the customer’s end was a curt one.”View More04-Jan-2021
Charisma[ kuh-riz-muh ] NOUN
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.”View More03-Jan-2021
Muddle[ muhd-l ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More02-Jan-2021
Bellwether[ bel-weth-er ] NOUN
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.”View More01-Jan-2021
Lull[ luhl ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More
- December 2020
Quell[ kwel ] VERB
Put an end to.
To suppress (a feeling).
“We had to quell the process amid the chaos.”View More30-Dec-2020
Communique[ kuh-myoo-ni-key ] NOUN
An official announcement or statement, especially one made to the media.
“The Committee gave a communiqué before the press release.”View More29-Dec-2020
Edifice[ ed-uh-fis ] NOUN
A complex system of beliefs.
Any large complex system or organization.
“The edifice of the farming culture was disrupted through a myth.”View More28-Dec-2020
Condescending[ kon-duh-sen-ding ] ADJECTIVE
Having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.
“The seniors at the seminar showcased condescending qualities.”View More27-Dec-2020
Whirlwind[ hwurl-wind ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : Someone or something characterized by great energy.
Verb : To move or travel quickly.
“The whirlwind at the business plan shook us all.”View More26-Dec-2020
Extradition[ ek-struh-dish-uhn ] NOUN
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.”View More25-Dec-2020
Egregious[ ih-gree-juhs ] ADJECTIVE
Outstandingly bad; shocking.
Extraordinary in some bad way.
“Her thinking is egregious.”View More24-Dec-2020
Cornerstone[ kawr-ner-stohn ] NOUN
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.”View More23-Dec-2020
Decrepit[ dih-krep-it ] VERB
Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.
(of a person) elderly and infirm.
“The machinery at the warehouse was decrepit.”View More22-Dec-2020
Flagrant[ fley-gruhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Conspicuously or obviously offensive.
Notorious or Scandalous.
“It was flagrant from his response that he disliked the taste.”View More21-Dec-2020
Partisan[ pahr-tuh-zan ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More20-Dec-2020
Bigotry[ big-uh-tree ] NOUN
Stubborn and complete intolerance of any belief.
“We couldn’t bear the bigotry anymore.”View More19-Dec-2020
Wounded[ woon-did ] ADJECTIVE
Inflicted with a wound; injured.
Suffering injury or bodily harm.
“We were wounded mentally after the loss.”View More18-Dec-2020
Patrol[ puh-trohl ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More17-Dec-2020
Backlash[ bak-lash ] NOUN
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.”View More16-Dec-2020
Vow[ vou ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More15-Dec-2020
Dastardly[ das-terd-lee ] ADJECTIVE
Wicked and cruel.
“He made a dastardly attempt to impress us.”View More14-Dec-2020
Draconian[ drey-koh-nee-uhn ] ADJECTIVE
Excessively harsh and severe.
Unusually cruel or severe.
“The decision made was draconian in a sense.”View More13-Dec-2020
Snap[ snap ] N/A
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.”View More12-Dec-2020
Dehumanise[ dee-hyoo-muh-nahyz ] VERB
Deprive of positive human qualities.
“I do not understand why Rahul has started to act this way as if he has dehumanised.”View More11-Dec-2020
Macabre[ muh-kah-ber ] NOUN
Disturbing because concerned with or causing fear of death.
Gruesome and horrifying.
“It was macabre when they attacked with all their forces.”View More10-Dec-2020
Contagion[ kuhn-tey-juhn ] NOUN
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.”View More09-Dec-2020
Flailing[ fleyl-ing ] ADJECTIVE
Wave or swing wildly.
Beset by difficulties.
“The flailing economy will take time to recover.”View More08-Dec-2020
Truce[ troos ] NOUN
An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing
for a certain time.
“The truce is compromised.”View More07-Dec-2020
Promulgate[ prom-uhl-geyt ] VERB
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.”View More06-Dec-2020
Abeyance[ un-bey-uhns ] NOUN
Temporary Inactivity, Cessation or Suspension.
A state of temporary disuse or suspension
“The hostilities between two nations have been in abeyance since last year.”View More05-Dec-2020
Stance[ stans ] NOUN
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.”View More04-Dec-2020
Emphatic[ em-fat-ik ] ADJECTIVE
Expressing something forcibly and clearly.
Done or said in a strong way and without any doubt.
“Aslam was emphatic in his project management.”View More03-Dec-2020
Heft[ heft ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : Significance or influence.
Verb : Lift or carry (something heavy).
“The economic heft of our country is a point of attraction for many.”View More02-Dec-2020
Pre-eminence[ pree-em-uh-nuhns ] NOUN
The fact of surpassing all others; superiority.
“One cannot ignore the pre-eminence of female leaders.”View More01-Dec-2020
Founder[ foun-der ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More
- November 2020
Accede[ ak-seed ] VERB
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.”View More29-Nov-2020
Implausible[ im-plaw-zuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince.
Not appearing to be truth or correct.
“It seems implausible to control the spread of virus.”View More28-Nov-2020
Rarity[ rair-i-tee ] NOUN
The state or quality of being rare.
Something unusual or uncommon.
“The rarity of the mammal's existence here is of no shock.”View More27-Nov-2020
Con[ kon ] NOUN, ADVERB
Noun : A disadvantage of or argument against something.
Adverb : Against a proposition, opinion, etc
“The cons of the policy are greater than the pros.”View More26-Nov-2020
Replicate[ rep-li-keyt ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A repeated experiment or trial.
Verb : Make an exact copy of; reproduce.
“We need to look for a replicate of the design.”View More25-Nov-2020
Wont[ wohnt ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More24-Nov-2020
Intensify[ in-ten-suh-fahy ] VERB
To make more acute
To strengthen or sharpen.
“The decision against the union intensified the anger.”View More23-Nov-2020
Hasten[ hey-suhn ] VERB
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.”View More22-Nov-2020
Tailspin[ teyl-spin ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A state of rapidly increasing chaos or panic.
Verb : Become increasingly chaotic and out of control.
“The pandemic gave the economy a tailspin.”View More21-Nov-2020
Incentivize[ in-sen-ti-vahyz ] VERB
To give incentives to someone.
Motivate or encourage (someone) to do something; provide with an incentive.
“The officials incentivized the eviction of the journalist.”View More20-Nov-2020
Table[ tey-buhl ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More19-Nov-2020
Rudimentary[ roo-duh-men-tuh-ree ] ADJECTIVE
Involving or limited to basic principles.
“The father at the church declined the offer as it was against his rudimentary measures.”View More18-Nov-2020
Exhortation[ eg-zawr-tey-shuhn ] NOUN
An address that conveys urgent recommendations.
An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something.
“The minister’s exhortation lead to unnecessary questioning.”View More17-Nov-2020
Ambit[ am-bit ] NOUN
The scope or bounds of something. ; Boundary or limit.
"Many believe that spiritual leaders go outside their ambit when they make political endorsements."View More16-Nov-2020
Bespeak[ bih-speek ] VERB
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.”View More15-Nov-2020
Hate-mongering[ heyt- muhng-ger-ing ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More14-Nov-2020
Triumph[ trahy-uhmf ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More13-Nov-2020
High-handed[ hahy-han-did ] ADJECTIVE
Using power or authority without considering the feelings of others.
“The journalist made a high-handed attempt by tricking all the viewers.”View More12-Nov-2020
Consensual[ kuhn-sen-shoo-uhl ] ADJECTIVE
Relating to or involving consent or consensus.
“The agreement shared was a consensual one.”View More11-Nov-2020
Detestable[ dih-tes-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Deserving intense dislike.
“His way of treating people is detestable.”View More10-Nov-2020
Ruse[ rooz ] N/A
An action intended to deceive someone.
“It was a ruse to make them have false imagination.”View More09-Nov-2020
Obviate[ ob-vee-eyt ] VERB
To remove a difficulty, problem, or the need for something
“Taking precautions obviates the need for treatment or chances of getting infected."View More08-Nov-2020
Gauge[ geyj ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More07-Nov-2020
Handful[ hand-fool ] NOUN
A small number or amount.
“I grabbed a handful of nuts and left for office.”View More06-Nov-2020
Finagle[ fi-ney-guhl ] VERB
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."View More05-Nov-2020
Brunt[ bruhnt ] NOUN
The main force or impact
"We are all bearing the brunt of COVID throughout this year."View More04-Nov-2020
Bungling[ buhng-guhl-ing ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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."View More03-Nov-2020
Blip[ blip ] NOUN, VERB
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."View More02-Nov-2020
Onset[ on-set ] NOUN
The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant.
"The onset of the pandemic has disrupted everything completely."View More01-Nov-2020
Parley[ pahr-lee ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More
- October 2020
Guise[ gahyz ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : general external appearance.; style of dressing.
Verb : To dress
“I had spent 10 days with subordinates in the guise of a guide.”View More30-Oct-2020
Cavalier[ kav-uh-leer ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More29-Oct-2020
Remodel[ ree-mod-l ] VERB
Change the structure or form of something.
“We need to remodel the economic policies in our country.”View More28-Oct-2020
Hubris[ hyoo-bris ] NOUN
Excessive pride or self-confidence.
“There was a sheer lack in hubris after the first failure.”View More27-Oct-2020
Antiquated[ an-ti-kwey-tid ] ADJECTIVE
Old-fashioned or outdated.
“The policies used by the HR at our office are antiquated.”View More26-Oct-2020
Deluge[ del-yooj ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A severe flood.
Verb : To flood.
“The eruption of the volcano resulted into deluge of lava.”View More25-Oct-2020
Downpour[ doun-pawr ] NOUN
A heavy fall of rain.
“The first downpour I witnessed was in Manali.”View More24-Oct-2020
Maroon[ muh-roon ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More23-Oct-2020
Insularity[ Insularity ] NOUN
Ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or people outside one's own experience.
“Early days were sheer example of British insularity.”View More22-Oct-2020
Forbearance[ fawr-bair-uhns ] NOUN
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.”View More21-Oct-2020
Prognosticate[ prog-nos-ti-keyt ] VERB
Foretell or prophesy (a future event).
“The art of prognostication is the gift by god.”View More20-Oct-2020
De facto[ dee -fak-toh ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB
Adverb : In fact, whether by right or not.
Adjective : Existing or holding a specified position
“De facto, I was about to quit.”View More19-Oct-2020
Intrinsic[ in-trin-sik ] ADJECTIVE
Belonging naturally; essential.
Belonging to a thing by its nature.
“The intrinsic value that the scheme carries cannot be deciphered so easily.”View More18-Oct-2020
Epoch[ ep-uhk ] NOUN
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.”View More17-Oct-2020
Furore[ fuh-ror ] NOUN
An outbreak of public anger or excitement.
“The trivial fight on the street ended up in a furore.”View More16-Oct-2020
Cleave[ kleev ] VERB
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.”View More15-Oct-2020
Wintry[ win-tree ] ADJECTIVE
Resembling winter weather.
"She depicted wintry skies in her painting."View More14-Oct-2020
Stricture[ strik-cher ] NOUN
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.”View More13-Oct-2020
Burnish[ bur-nish ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : To make smooth and bright.; Enhance or improve.
Noun : Gloss; Luster; Brightness
“We are working hard to burnish our website.”View More12-Oct-2020
Interplay[ in-ter-pley ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More11-Oct-2020
Stutter[ stuht-er ] VERB
To speak or say something with difficulty.
"Akash used to stutter when he was a child."View More10-Oct-2020
Perverse[ per-vurs ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More09-Oct-2020
Impetus[ im-pi-tuhs ] NOUN
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.”View More08-Oct-2020
Outset[ out-set ] NOUN
The start or beginning of something
“The project had some or the other shortcoming from the outset.”View More07-Oct-2020
Salutary[ sal-yuh-ter-ee ] ADJECTIVE
Producing good effects; beneficial
Favourable to Health
“The effect of the new sound system is exceedingly salutary for our band.”View More06-Oct-2020
Pummel[ puhm-uh l ] VERB
To strike repeatedly with the fists
“The group pummelled Gaurav for coming up with an idea that was completely based on treachery.”View More05-Oct-2020
Inadvertent[ in-uhd-vur-tnt ] ADJECTIVE
Not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning
“The victory of the opposition was an inadvertent one.”View More04-Oct-2020
Ostensibly[ o-sten-suh-buh-lee ] ADVERB
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.”View More03-Oct-2020
Remit[ ri-mit ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More02-Oct-2020
Wherewithal[ hwair-with-awl ] NOUN, ADVERB
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.”View More
- September 2020
Discordant[ dis-kawr-dnt ] ADJECTIVE
Disagreeing or incongruous
Shrill or Harsh noise
“The baby’s usual cry is discordant for neighbours.”View More29-Sep-2020
Transgression[ trans-gresh-uh n ] NOUN
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.”View More28-Sep-2020
Incumbent[ in-kuhm-buhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More27-Sep-2020
Veneer[ vuh-neer ] NOUN, VERB
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.View More26-Sep-2020
Saboteurs[ sab-uh-turs ] NOUN
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.”View More25-Sep-2020
Spat[ spat ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More24-Sep-2020
Espionage[ es-pee-uh-nahzh ] NOUN
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.”View More23-Sep-2020
Incipient[ in-sip-ee-uh nt ] ADJECTIVE
Beginning to happen or develop
“I share incipient distrust for people I am not familiar with.”View More22-Sep-2020
Sequester[ si-kwes-ter ] VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More21-Sep-2020
Telltale[ tel-teyl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More20-Sep-2020
Sorely[ sawr-lee ] ADVERB
To a very high degree or level of intensity
With feelings of bitterness or grief
“I wondered if they would sorely miss me.”View More19-Sep-2020
Indomitable[ in-dom-i-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Impossible to subdue or defeat
“Super heroes are the ones with indomitable energy.”View More18-Sep-2020
Frosty[ fraw-stee ] ADJECTIVE
Cold and unfriendly in manner
Having a low or subnormal temperature
“Last weekend was a combination of sunny days and frosty nights.”View More17-Sep-2020
Endow[ en-dou ] VERB
Provide with a quality or ability
"Shakuntala Devi was a great mathematician and was endowed with unique skills."View More16-Sep-2020
Perversion[ per-vur-zhuhn ] NOUN
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.”View More15-Sep-2020
Overhaul[ oh-ver-hawl ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More14-Sep-2020
Feeler[ fee-ler ] NOUN
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.”View More13-Sep-2020
Decouple[ dee-kuhp-uhl ] VERB
To cause to become separated.
Separate, disengage, or dissociate (something) from something else
“The police officials decoupled the gangster from his gang.”View More12-Sep-2020
Tread[ tred ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More11-Sep-2020
Dotted[ dot-id ] VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More10-Sep-2020
Demarcate[ dih-mahr-keyt ] VERB
Set the boundaries or limits of
To separate indistinctly
“Indian government has suggested to demarcate the border with Pakistan.”View More09-Sep-2020
Privy[ priv-ee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More08-Sep-2020
Ramification[ ram-uh-fi-key-shuhn ] NOUN
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.”View More07-Sep-2020
Staunch[ stawnch ] ADJECTIVE
Very loyal and committed in attitude.
Strong and Substantial.
“The newly hired engineer is a staunch supporter of the management.”View More06-Sep-2020
Tirade[ tahy-reyd ] NOUN
A long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
“The opposition’s candidate stood up and instigated people with his tirade.”View More05-Sep-2020
Breakaway[ breyk-uh-wey ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.View More04-Sep-2020
Veer[ veer ] VERB
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.”View More03-Sep-2020
Caveat[ kav-ee-aht ] NOUN
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.”View More02-Sep-2020
Cogent[ koh-juh nt ] ADJECTIVE
Clear, logical, and convincing
“The ministry made cogent remarks about the Unlock 4 guidelines.”View More01-Sep-2020
Telluric[ te-loor-ik ] ADJECTIVE
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."View More
- August 2020
Portentous[ pawr-ten-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More30-Aug-2020
Rubric[ roo-brik ] NOUN
A heading on a document
A set of rules
“The IELTS examiner are supposed to follow a rubric to grade each writing.”View More29-Aug-2020
Travesty[ trav-uh-stee ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More28-Aug-2020
Thaw[ thaw ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More27-Aug-2020
Pantheon[ pan-thee-uhn ] NOUN
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.”View More26-Aug-2020
Didactic[ dahy-dak-tik ] ADJECTIVE
Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
Intended for instruction
“Kashish is an amazing teacher, he is very didactic.”View More25-Aug-2020
Enigma[ uh-nig-muh ] NOUN
A person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand
“The fact whether chick came first or the egg, is an enigma.”View More24-Aug-2020
Advent[ ad-vent ] NOUN
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.”View More23-Aug-2020
Seraphic[ si-raf-ik ] ADJECTIVE
Characteristic of or resembling a seraph or seraphim; angelic
“Tarun needed nobody as he was at ease leading his seraphic life.”View More22-Aug-2020
Respite[ res-pit ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More21-Aug-2020
Idyllic[ ahy-dil-ik ] ADJECTIVE
Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful
“The reason we enjoy our office is that the environment is idyllic.”View More20-Aug-2020
Albeit[ awl-bee-it ] CONJUNCTION
Although; Even if
“As always we had to abide by my sister’s ideas, albeit reluctantly.”View More19-Aug-2020
Unctuous[ uhngk-choo-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
Having a greasy or oily feel.
“The video content was deep, unctuous and could move one’s soul.”View More18-Aug-2020
Status quo[ stat-uh s kwoh ] NOUN
The existing state of affairs
“The Chancellor announced that there was no desire to modify the current status quo.”View More17-Aug-2020
Obsequious[ uh b-see-kwee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
“I can proudly say that my brother has obsequious manners.”View More16-Aug-2020
Arcane[ ahr-keyn ] ADJECTIVE
Understood by few; mysterious or secret
“The newly appointed trainer had an arcane way of delivering the sessions.”View More15-Aug-2020
Haughty[ haw-tee ] ADJECTIVE
Arrogantly superior and disdainful
“The immigrants were described to be very distinct and haughty by the minister.”View More14-Aug-2020
Gratuitous[ gruh-too-i-tuhs ] ADVERB
Done without good reason
Given without charge or payment
“The mob lynched the black man with gratuitous harshness.”View More13-Aug-2020
Acquiesce[ ak-wee-es ] VERB
Accept something reluctantly but without protest
“Raghav will acquiesce easily as he is not a stubborn person.”View More12-Aug-2020
Expeditious[ ek-spi-dish-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
Done with speed and efficiency
“The investigator gave an expeditious answer to the query.”View More11-Aug-2020
Revelation[ rev-uh-ley-shuhn ] NOUN
A surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others
“The autobiography of my favourite actor included many shocking revelations.”View More10-Aug-2020
Unequivocal[ uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl ] ADJECTIVE
Leaving no doubt.
Clear, Having only one possible meaning.
“He got saved with the unequivocal proof that they had presented.”View More09-Aug-2020
Winsome[ win-suh m ] ADJECTIVE
Attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way
“Raj wore a winsome smile on the stage throughout the drama.”View More08-Aug-2020
Diaphanous[ dahy-af-uh-nuh s ] ADJECTIVE
Transparent, delicate, and translucent
“The diaphanous feathers of the bird made her look fluttery.”View More07-Aug-2020
Spurious[ spyoo r-ee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
Not being what it purports to be; false or fake
“All the evidence presented were spurious and could not justify the accusations.”View More06-Aug-2020
Untoward[ uhn-tawrd, -tohrd ] ADJECTIVE
Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.
“He was banished from the society for his untoward social behaviour.”View More05-Aug-2020
Remonstrate[ ri-mon-streyt ] VERB
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.”View More04-Aug-2020
Quack[ kwak ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More03-Aug-2020
Foreboding[ fawr-boh-ding ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More02-Aug-2020
Aftermath[ af-ter-math ] NOUN
The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event
“This incident and the aftermath were covered under the policy.”View More
- July 2020
Exasperate[ ig-zas-puh-reyt ] VERB
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.”View More30-Jul-2020
Efficacy[ ef-i-kuh-see ] NOUN
The ability to produce a desired or intended result
“I am a firm believer in the efficacy of my brother’s business.”View More29-Jul-2020
Succour[ suhk-er ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More28-Jul-2020
Lachrymose[ lak-ruh-mohs ] ADJECTIVE
Causing sadness or tears; sorrowful
“When her senior humiliated her she was lachrymose and pink-eyed.”View More27-Jul-2020
Bolster[ bohl-ster ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More26-Jul-2020
Undermine[ uhn-der-mahyn ] VERB
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.”View More25-Jul-2020
Conjectural[ kuhn-jek-cher-uhl ] ADJECTIVE
Based on or involving conjecture
“The statements made on the talk show were all based on conjectural statements.”View More24-Jul-2020
Niggardly[ nig-erd-lee ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB
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.”View More23-Jul-2020
Voluble[ vol-yuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Characterized by a continuous flow of words.
"Akash enjoys the voluble morning talk show on news channels."View More22-Jul-2020
Deteriorate[ dih-teer-ee-uh-reyt ] VERB
Become progressively worse
"As time passed away, the two started spending less time with each other, and their relationship began to deteriorate."View More20-Jul-2020
Whittle[ hwit-l ] VERB
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.”View More
Siphon[ sahy-fuh n ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More18-Jul-2020
Eviscerate[ ih-vis-uh-reyt ] VERB
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.”View More17-Jul-2020
Stonewall[ stohn-wawl ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More15-Jul-2020
Vindicate[ vin-di-keyt ] VERB
To clear someone from an accusation.
Show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified.
“The victim was vindicated after the first trial.”View More14-Jul-2020
Eurythmic[ yoo-rith -mik ] ADJECTIVE
In or relating to harmonious proportion.
Characterized by a pleasing rhythm.
“They tried hard but could not have a eurythmic tone to the song.”View More13-Jul-2020
Ignominy[ ig-nuh-min-ee ] NOUN
Public shame or disgrace.
“Rishab is an ignominy to the profession.”View More12-Jul-2020
Eerily[ eer-ee-ly ] ADVERB
In a strange and frightening manner.
“After seeing her father approaching, his eyes glowed eerily in the dark hall.”View More11-Jul-2020
Substantive[ suhb-stuh n-tiv ] N/A
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.”View More10-Jul-2020
Moratorium[ mawr-uh-tawr-ee-uh m ] NOUN
Noun : A temporary prohibition of an activity.
“The government has announced a moratorium on all commercial whaling.”View More09-Jul-2020
Fathom[ fath-uh m ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More08-Jul-2020
Pulchritudinous[ puhl-kri-tood-n-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
“The actress in our college is pulchritudinous.”View More07-Jul-2020
Surmise[ ser-mahyz ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More06-Jul-2020
Blizzard[ bliz-erd ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More05-Jul-2020
Trajectory[ truh-jek-tuh-ree ] NOUN
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.”View More04-Jul-2020
Squeamish[ skwee-mish ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More03-Jul-2020
Interment[ in-tur-muh nt ] NOUN
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.”View More02-Jul-2020
Rummage[ ruhm-ij ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Search unsystematically and untidily through something.
Noun : An unsystematic and untidy search.
“Priyanka rummaged through the store room for her laptop’s charger.”View More
- June 2020
Demurral[ Demurral ] NOUN
The action of demurring (raise objections or show reluctance.)
“He pleads for Monica, who offers a demurral to file a case.”View More29-Jun-2020
Erudition[ er-yoo-dish-uh n ] NOUN
The quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.
“Agasta was a man of erudition.”View More28-Jun-2020
Stellar[ stel-er ] ADJECTIVE
Relating to stars
Exceptionally good; outstanding.
“The way things are accelerating, it is going at the rate of stellar expansion.”View More27-Jun-2020
Colossus[ kuh-los-uh s ] NOUN
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.”View More26-Jun-2020
Contumacy[ kon-too-muh-see ] NOUN
Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority
Stubborn perverseness, Rebelliousness
“For Katie’s rebelliousness and contumacy she was condemned to be killed.”View More25-Jun-2020
Coddle[ kod-l ] VERB
To treat as a baby or tenderly.
“My mother is not a person who would coddle someone.”View More24-Jun-2020
Cession[ sesh-uh n ] NOUN
Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
“The refugees had to pay a price of survival which involved a cession of power to the government.”View More23-Jun-2020
Bulwark[ bool-werk ] NOUN
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.”View More22-Jun-2020
Allege[ uh-lej ] VERB
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.”View More21-Jun-2020
Convivial[ kuhn-viv-ee-uhl ] ADJECTIVE
Friendly and Agreeable
Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking
“The atmosphere of our new restaurant is relaxed and convivial.”View More20-Jun-2020
Crustaceous[ kruh-stey-shuh s ] ADJECTIVE
Having a crust-like shell.
“We backed out because of the crustaceous insects and it had become dangerous.”View More19-Jun-2020
Weak-kneed[ week-need ] ADJECTIVE
Without resolute purpose, willpower, or resolution.
“Sheetal stood at the entrance of the hall dazed and weak-kneed.”View More18-Jun-2020
Wanton[ won-tn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Deliberate or without purpose
Noun : A pampered person
“John's wanton disregard for others was obvious when he was drunk.”View More17-Jun-2020
Virtu[ ver-too ] NOUN
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.”View More16-Jun-2020
Unyoke[ uhn-yohk ] VERB
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.”View More15-Jun-2020
Illimitable[ ih-lim-i-tuh-buh l ] ADJECTIVE
Incapable of being limited.
Without limits or end; Boundless.
“The new way was explored for new inventions and for illimitable expansion.”View More14-Jun-2020
Gumption[ guhmp-shuh n ] NOUN
“I hope Rishab has the gumption not to disregard my actions considering them illogical.”View More13-Jun-2020
Heathenish[ hee-th uh-nish ] ADJECTIVE
Relating to heathens.
Characteristics of Barbarous.
“My devotion and reverence for God was looked upon as heathenish.”View More12-Jun-2020
Flimsy[ flim-zee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More11-Jun-2020
Felonious[ fuh-loh-nee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
Having a nature of felony.
Pertaining to a criminal act.
“Raj killed a security guard and immediately showcased his felonious side to us all.”View More10-Jun-2020
Defalcate[ dih-fal-keyt ] VERB
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.”View More09-Jun-2020
Trenchant[ tren-chuhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Clearly or Sharply defined.
Expressing strong criticism or forceful opinions.
“Ramesh was shattered and confused by this trenchant criticism.”View More08-Jun-2020
Trammel[ tram-uhl ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : Restrictions on one’s freedom.
Verb : Deprive of freedom of action.
“Rajan felt trammelled by convention.”View More07-Jun-2020
Occlude[ uh-klood ] VERB
To close up or obstruct
(Chemistry) To absorb, as a gas by a metal
“Scientists say that veins can get occluded by blood clots.”View More06-Jun-2020
Effete[ ih-feet ] ADJECTIVE
Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
Lacking strength, courage or spirit.
“Having nothing to do all day the kids had grown effete and lethargic.”View More05-Jun-2020
Benison[ ben-uh-suh n ] NOUN
“The father at the church said may the benison of the god bless you and yours forever.”View More04-Jun-2020
Bedaub[ bih-dawb ] VERB
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.”View More03-Jun-2020
Humbug[ huhm-buhg ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More02-Jun-2020
Reprehensible[ rep-ri-hen-suh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Censurable or disgraceful
Deserving of strong criticism or blame.
“Rajat has been fired for his reprehensible conduct.”View More
- May 2020
Mettlesome[ met-l-suh m ] ADJECTIVE
Having courage or spirit.
Full of spirit and courage; lively.
“I am a mettlesome supporter of Manchester United, unlike my brother-in-law.”View More30-May-2020
Abrade[ uh-breyd ] VERB
To wear away the surface or some part of something by friction.
To scrape off.
“The landscape slowly and gradually abraded with time.”View More29-May-2020
Skullduggery[ skuhl-duhg-uh-ree ] NOUN
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.”View More28-May-2020
Nostrum[ nos-truh m ] NOUN
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.”View More27-May-2020
Retrodict[ ret-ruh-dikt ] VERB
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."View More26-May-2020
Surfeit[ sur-fit ] NOUN, VERB
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."View More25-May-2020
Deride[ dih-rahyd ] VERB
To laugh at contempt.
“The critics did not leave an opportunity to deride such a wonderful actor for one bad film.”View More24-May-2020
Crepuscular[ kri-puhs-kyuh-ler ] ADJECTIVE
Lively at dusk or sunrise.
Resembling or relating to twilight; Dim.
“There are some crepuscular insect which move at night.”View More23-May-2020
Zephyr[ zef-er ] NOUN
A soft gentle breeze.
A fine quality of fabric.
“Before she went to bed, she opened the windows to feel zephyr during the sleep.”View More22-May-2020
Verboten[ ver-boht-n ] ADJECTIVE
Forbidden as by law or an authority; prohibited.
“My father told us that when we are having dinner political discussion is verboten.”View More21-May-2020
Flotsam[ flot-suh m ] NOUN
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.”View More20-May-2020
Bodacious[ boh-dey-shuh s ] ADJECTIVE
Extraordinary or amazing
“The bodacious video of the person rope walking in the Grand Canyon was viewed by millions.”View More19-May-2020
Exiguous[ ig-zig-yoo-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
Very small in size or amount
“Because of my exiguous knowledge in math, I lost the quiz to you.”View More18-May-2020
Gainsay[ geyn-sey ] VERB
Deny or contradict.
To speak against.
“He always stood with you, it would not be wise of you to gainsay his statements.”View More17-May-2020
Engender[ en-jen-der ] VERB
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.”View More16-May-2020
Predilection[ pred-l-ek-shuhn ] NOUN
A tendency to think favourably of something in particular.
A bias in favour of something.
“Her predilection for chocolates is too much.”View More15-May-2020
Chortle[ chawr-tl ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Laugh in a noisy way
Noun : A noisy laugh
“As grandma listened to the little boy’s joke, she started to chortle.”View More14-May-2020
Mawkish[ maw-kish ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More13-May-2020
Polemic[ puh-lem-ik ] NOUN
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.”View More12-May-2020
Vivacious[ vi-vey-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE
Lively and spirited
“Due to his vivacious personality, everyone in the room noticed him.”View More11-May-2020
Tepid[ tep-id ] ADJECTIVE
Moderately Warm, Lukewarm
Showing lack of enthusiasm
“The movie received the tepid reviews from the critics.”View More10-May-2020
Iconoclast[ ahy-kon-uh-klast ] NOUN
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.”View More09-May-2020
Quandary[ kwon-duh-ree ] NOUN
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.”View More08-May-2020
Noxious[ nok-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE
Harmful or injurious to health.
“As they transmit many diseases and are annoying, mosquitoes are noxious.”View More07-May-2020
Phlegm[ flem ] NOUN
A thick viscous substance secreted in the respiratory passage;
Calmness or Temperament ; Sluggishness or Apathy
“Phlegm and determination made them cross difficult situations.”View More06-May-2020
Chastisement[ chas-tiz-muh-nt ] NOUN
The act of scolding or punishing someone.
“The teacher continued the chastisement of his students for three days as half of the class failed.”View More05-May-2020
Trudge[ truhj ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More04-May-2020
Convoke[ Kuhn-vohk ] VERB
To call together or summon
“The manager decided to convoke a meeting to discuss the monthly plan.”View More03-May-2020
Feral[ fer-uhl ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More02-May-2020
Concoct[ kon-kokt ] VERB
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.”View More01-May-2020
Multifarious[ muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE
Of various types; Having many different parts or elements
“The country is facing multifarious problems at the moment.”View More
- April 2020
Fluster[ fluhs-ter ] VERB
To put into a state of agitated confusion
Make someone agitated or confused
“The interruption due to technical problem flustered the speaker.”View More29-Apr-2020
Edify[ ed-uh-fahy ] VERB
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.”View More28-Apr-2020
Decapitate[ dih-kap-i-teyt ] VERB
To cut off the head of
“Many people were decapitated during the battle.”View More27-Apr-2020
Delve[ delv ] VERB
Research or make painstaking inquiries into something.
“She delved in her pocket to find the coins that she had collected.”View More26-Apr-2020
Unwieldy[ uhn-weel-dee ] ADJECTIVE
Difficult to move because of its size, shape, or weight.
“Being a shopaholic, Priya bought huge unwieldy lamps for Diwali decoration.”View More25-Apr-2020
Gesticulate[ je-stik-yuh-leyt ] VERB
Try to express or explain via gestures.
“The young boys were yelling and gesticulating at the protesters.”View More24-Apr-2020
Furlough[ fur-loh ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A temporary layoff from work
Verb :To grant a leave of absence to
“The government furloughed the workers for 2 months.”View More23-Apr-2020
Backpedal[ bak-ped-l ] VERB
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.”View More22-Apr-2020
Accomplice[ uh-kom-plis ] NOUN
A person who helps another in a crime or wrongdoing.
“Our neighbour was an accomplice in the robbery that took place last week.”View More21-Apr-2020
Adjunct[ aj-uhngkt ] NOUN
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.”View More20-Apr-2020
Quarantine[ kwawr-uh n-teen ] NOUN
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.”View More19-Apr-2020
Breviloquent[ bre-vil-uh-kwuhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Speaking or expressed in a concise or terse style
“Mr. Das possesses a breviloquent way of writing.”View More18-Apr-2020
Crooked[ krook-id ] ADJECTIVE
Bent or twisted i.e. not in proper shape.
"Rishab’s teeth were yellow and crooked."View More17-Apr-2020
Ineffable[ in-ef-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More16-Apr-2020
Encumbrance[ en-kuhm-bruh ns ] NOUN
A claim on property, mortgage
“Her cancer has not proved to be an encumbrance in her daily life.”View More15-Apr-2020
Hokum[ hoh-kuh m ] NOUN
“The board members strictly told the VP that they would not entertain any sort of hokum details about the project.”View More14-Apr-2020
Masticate[ mas-ti-keyt ] VERB
“Shreya loves chicken and was masticating when I last met her at the lunch break.”View More13-Apr-2020
Apothegm[ ap-uh-them ] NOUN
A concise saying or maxim
A short, instructive saying
“The elder brother quoted an apothegm that stands out true.”View More12-Apr-2020
Delectable[ dih-lek-tuh-buhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Delicious; Delightful, Highly pleasing
Noun : An appealing dish or food
“The pudding made by my mother-in-law was delectable.”View More11-Apr-2020
Abstemious[ ab-stee-mee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Indulging very little in something, especially food and drinks.
Temperate in diet
“I think Shikha is abstemious, she did not taste the pudding.”View More10-Apr-2020
Embolden[ em-bohl-duh n ] VERB
Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
“Emboldened by his friend, he decided to walk over his fear.”View More09-Apr-2020
Cursory[ cursokur-suh-reery ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More08-Apr-2020
Manoeuvre[ muh-noo-ver ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More07-Apr-2020
Exodus[ ek-suh-duh s ] NOUN
A mass departure of people
"The annual exodus of sun-seeking Canadians to Los Angeles has doubled this year."View More06-Apr-2020
Inflame[ in-fleym ] VERB
Provoke strong feelings of anger in someone
Make a situation worse
"The high cost of basic amenities during the lockdown only inflamed the problem."View More05-Apr-2020
Leeway[ lee-wey ] NOUN
The amount of freedom to move or act that is available
"The government had greater leeway to introduce reforms."View More04-Apr-2020
Treason[ tree-zuh n ] NOUN
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.”View More03-Apr-2020
Vendetta[ ven-det-uh ] NOUN
A prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone
“Harish has accused the media of pursuing a vendetta against his company.”View More02-Apr-2020
Malaise[ ma-leyz ] NOUN
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."View More01-Apr-2020
Hedge[ hej ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More
- March 2020
Orchestrate[ awr-kuh-streyt ] VERB
To arrange something carefully, sometimes unfairly, to achieve desired results
“The minister intelligently orchestrated the campaign and managed to win.”View More30-Mar-2020
Subterfuge[ suhb-ter-fyooj ] NOUN
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.”View More29-Mar-2020
Normality[ nawr-muh li-tee ] NOUN
The state of being normal
“The office will gradually return to a semblance of normality.”View More28-Mar-2020
Pandemonium[ pan-duh-moh-nee-uhm ] NOUN
A situation in which there is a lot of noise and confusion.
“The Pandemonium of school playground did not let the prayer meet begin.”View More27-Mar-2020
Infamous[ in-fuh-mus ] ADJECTIVE
Well-known for something bad; wicked
“Uttar Pradesh is an infamous state because of the frequent crime scenes.”View More26-Mar-2020
Scramble[ skram-buh-l ] VERB
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.”View More25-Mar-2020
Pandemic[ pan-de-mik ] NOUN
An outbreak of a disease
“COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic after its reach to 116 countries all across the globe.”View More24-Mar-2020
Galloping[ gal-uh-ping ] VERB, ADJECTIVE
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.”View More23-Mar-2020
Extol[ eks – tawl ] VERB
To praise enthusiastically
“My manager extolled the hard work put in by my team to accomplish the new project.”View More22-Mar-2020
Apace[ uh-peys ] ADVERB
“The glaciers are melting apace due to the phenomenon of global warming.”View More21-Mar-2020
Frolic[ frol-ik ] NOUN, VERB
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”.View More20-Mar-2020
Ennoble[ en-noh-buhl ] VERB
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.”View More19-Mar-2020
Screech[ skreech ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : Scream
Noun : A loud, harsh, piercing cry
“Megha hit her brother so badly that caused him to screech with pain”.View More18-Mar-2020
Recrudesce[ ree-kroo-des ] VERB
Break out again
“Viral diseases which are limited to a few countries can recrudesce when conditions favour these viruses.”View More17-Mar-2020
Avenge[ uh-venj ] VERB
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.”View More16-Mar-2020
Opportune[ op-er-toon ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More14-Mar-2020
Rectitude[ rek-ti-tood ] NOUN
Behaviour that is morally correct
“John’s rectitude prevented him from lying to the judge about his actions.”View More13-Mar-2020
Curtail[ ker-teyl ] VERB
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.”View More12-Mar-2020
Erudite[ er-yoo-dahyt ] ADJECTIVE
Characterized by great knowledge
"An erudite professor was awarded for his contribution in laser physics."View More11-Mar-2020
Fortify[ fawr-tuh-fahy ] VERB
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.”View More10-Mar-2020
Instant[ in-stuhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Immediate
Noun : Moment
"He became an instant celebrity with the launch of his first movie."View More09-Mar-2020
thwart[ thwawrt ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE
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."View More08-Mar-2020
Innuendo[ in-yoo-en-doh ] NOUN
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.View More07-Mar-2020
Adhere[ ad-heer ] VERB
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."View More06-Mar-2020
Fury[ fyoor-ee ] NOUN
Unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion
“Maya became a fury when she was accused of murdering her own father.”View More05-Mar-2020
Inordinate[ in-awr-dn-it ] ADJECTIVE
unusually or disproportionately large
not within proper or reasonable limits
“The inordinate desire leads one to nowhere.”View More04-Mar-2020
Implore[ im-plawr ] VERB
Beg someone desperately to do something
"She implored her husband to change his mind regarding their divorce."View More03-Mar-2020
Ruckus[ ruhk-uhs ] NOUN
A row or commotion
A heated controversy
"The students are raising a ruckus in class, making the teacher upset."View More02-Mar-2020
Combustible[ kuhm-buhs-tuh-buhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Capable of catching fire and burning
Noun : A flammable substance
“The government prohibited the movement of trucks carrying combustibles through the new tunnel.”View More
- February 2020
Morose[ muh-rohs ] ADJECTIVE
“The parents were morose for years after the death of their only son.”View More28-Feb-2020
Perpetrate[ pur-pi-treyt ] VERB
To do in a poor or tasteless manner
“My neighbor was involved in planning to perpetrate a kidnapping.”View More27-Feb-2020
Adversary[ ad-ver-ser-ee ] NOUN
A person or group that opposes or attacks
“Richa sees Anushka as her main adversary in the singing competition.”View More26-Feb-2020
Miniscule[ min-uh-skyool ] ADJECTIVE
Tiny or very small
“The miniscule amounts of pesticides present in foods that you eat can damage the entire nervous system.”View More25-Feb-2020
Expose[ ik-spohz ] VERB
To lay open to danger, attack
To reveal or disclose something
“The highly volatile substances shall not be exposed to the Sun.”View More24-Feb-2020
Putative[ pyoo-tuh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE
“The putative businessman was present at the wedding ceremony of Trisha and Alok.”View More23-Feb-2020
Strident[ strahyd-nt ] ADJECTIVE
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.”View More22-Feb-2020
Quest[ kwest ] NOUN, VERB
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.”View More21-Feb-2020
Blench[ blench ] VERB
To make or become pale or white
“Raju neither blenched nor lost his temper during the investor’s meet.”View More20-Feb-2020
Stumble[ stuhm-buhl ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : A moral lapse or error
Verb : To walk or go unsteadily
To give pause to
“The sudden weakness in Josie’s legs made her stumble, and she fell heavily on the ground.”View More19-Feb-2020
Plethora[ pleth-er-uh ] NOUN
A large or excessive amount of something
"The journalists wrote a plethora of articles within hours of the independence of India."View More18-Feb-2020
Ascribe[ uh-skrahyb ] VERB
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.View More17-Feb-2020
Afflict[ uh-flikt ] VERB
Cause or become hurt
To distress with mental or bodily pain
"The old woman is afflicted with arthritis and, therefore, could not walk longer."View More16-Feb-2020
Engrave[ en-greyv ] VERB
Carve letters or designs into
To impress deeply
“The shopkeeper engraved the initials of the child on the ring for free.”View More15-Feb-2020
Oppressive[ uh-pres-iv ] ADJECTIVE
Causing discomfort by being excessive
“The people in Arizona suffer from the oppressive heat in the summer months.”View More14-Feb-2020
Repentance[ ri-pen-tuhns ] NOUN
Feeling bad for past action
“The prisoner thought that his repentance would save him from capital punishment.”View More13-Feb-2020
Scalding[ skowld-ing ] ADJECTIVE
Very Hot or Burning
Intense and painful
“The waiter unknowingly handed over the scalding cup of coffee to the customer, thus burning his hand.”View More12-Feb-2020
Condemnation[ kon-dem-ney-shuhn ] NOUN
“The US justified the condemnation of war to maintain its hegemony.”View More11-Feb-2020
Elated[ ih-ley-tid ] ADJECTIVE
“Apoorva was so elated on her wedding day that she forgot to wear her footwear.”View More10-Feb-2020
Nastiness[ nas-tee-nes ] NOUN
The quality of being bad or very unpleasant
“The nastiness of politics did not attract aspiring youths.”View More09-Feb-2020
Malevolent[ muh-lev-uh-luhnt ] ADJECTIVE
Wishing evil or harm to others
"Shashank should not justify his malevolent act to get rid of punishment."View More08-Feb-2020
Tempestuous[ tem-pes-choo-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion
Violent or stormy
"The tempestuous ocean is indicating the occurrence of any hazardous event very soon."View More07-Feb-2020
Torpor[ tawr-per ] NOUN
State of physical or mental inactivity
"After eating heavy lunch, John fell into the state of torpor."View More06-Feb-2020
Aghast[ uh-gast ] ADJECTIVE
Filled with horror or shock
"Sam stood aghast at the sight of the bus drowning into the river."View More05-Feb-2020
Indolence[ in-del-uhns ] NOUN