Stance [ stans ]
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.”
“Nobody could change or deflect his stance.”
Synonyms : Stand, View, Viewpoint, Attitude, Thinking, Carriage, Slant
Antonyms : Unsteadiness, Inaction, Malingering, Truancy, Deface
- December 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
Avoidance of activity or exertion
"The indolence of camp life did not suit some army personnel as it did young children."View More04-Feb-2020
Hackneyed[ hak-need ] ADJECTIVE
Having been overused
"Every teacher addressed Anu with some hackneyed compliment."View More03-Feb-2020
Intercalate[ in-tur-kuh-leyt ] VERB
To insert an extra day or month in the calendar
"The rule to intercalate a day in every fourth year has been ruled out."View More02-Feb-2020
Riposte[ ri-pohst ] NOUN
A quick, sharp turn in speech or action
"Shalu made a brilliant riposte to an insult done by her brother."View More01-Feb-2020
Cant[ kant ] PRONOUN
Verb : To talk hypocritically
Noun : A sudden movement that tilts or overturns
The unique vocabulary used by a specific group of people
"Political leaders always cant about world peace."View More
- January 2020
Affiliate[ uh-fil-ee-eyt ] NOUN, VERB
Verb : To officially attach or connect with some organisation
Noun : A branch organisation; (Commerce) A subsidiary
"Shruti does not want to affiliate herself with any political party."View More30-Jan-2020
Taciturn[ tas-i-turn ] ADJECTIVE
Reluctant to speak
“Shy and taciturn Nannu rarely speaks in public.”View More29-Jan-2020
Overtly[ oh-vurt-lee ] ADVERB
“The government has been overtly training and funding troops for more than a year.”View More28-Jan-2020
Copse[ kops ] NOUN
A small group of trees
“The children in the village loved to visit the copse by the river.”View More27-Jan-2020
Quotidian[ kwoh-tid-ee-uhn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Customary; Daily
Noun : Something recurring daily
“Sam has no permanent solution for our quotidian problems.”View More26-Jan-2020
Glom[ glom ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: To steal ; To grab or catch
Noun: A look or glimpse
"Come over here and glom the view of the river from this window."View More25-Jan-2020
Proposition[ prop-uh-zish-uh n ] NOUN, VERB
Noun : The act of suggesting something
Verb : To propose a plan
Sachin did not accept the general proposition.View More24-Jan-2020
Contravene[ kon-truh-veen ] VERB
To be in conflict with
To violate or infringe
Sheela said that this would not contravene any building regulations or safety guidelines.View More23-Jan-2020
Forthwith[ fawr-with ] ADVERB
Immediately, without any delay
He forthwith became an active member of the political party after he was introduced to top leaders.View More22-Jan-2020
Scant[ skant ] VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB
Adjective : Barely sufficient in quantity or limited
Verb : diminish
Adverb : scarcely, barely
He was treated with scant respect by his neighbours.View More21-Jan-2020
Aisle[ ahyl ] NOUN
A walkway between or along sections of seats
Luggage spilled into the aisle as the driver pressed the brakes.View More20-Jan-2020
Sozzled[ soz-uhld ] ADJECTIVE
"The actor was sozzled still, he gave the most memorable performance."View More19-Jan-2020
Mayhem[ may-uh m ] NOUN
Random or deliberate violence
A state of rowdy disorder
"Someone broke into his house, and some mayhem followed."View More18-Jan-2020
Inflict[ in-flikt ] VERB
To deal or deliver
"I won't inflict myself on you today as I know you are too busy."View More17-Jan-2020
Desecrate[ des i-kreyt ] NOUN
To divert from a sacred purpose
To treat with sacrilege or violence
"It's a crime to desecrate the country's flag."View More16-Jan-2020
Tedium[ tee-dee-uhm ] NOUN
"Listen to the soothing music to ease the tedium of seeing traffic jams daily."View More15-Jan-2020
Exult[ ig-zuhlt ] VERB
"The children were taught to exult over small victories and move forward through defeats."View More14-Jan-2020
Dreaded[ dred-ed ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: Anticipate with horror
Noun: Great fear
"Shyam dreaded that his teacher would find out that he cheated in the exam."View More13-Jan-2020
Fruition[ froo-ish-uhn ] NOUN
Attainment of anything desired
"We are expecting that our plans come to fruition soon."View More12-Jan-2020
Credence[ kreed-ns ] NOUN
Belief as to the truth of something
“Many Politicians have lost their credence with the public.”View More11-Jan-2020
Ransack[ ran-sak ] VERB
To Search thoroughly
To search through for plunder
“Raju ransacked his closet, looking for something to wear, and it just doesn't appear!”View More10-Jan-2020
Alacrity[ uh-lak-ri-tee ] NOUN
"Shanoo accepted the invitation to a party with alacrity, even before knowing the venue."View More09-Jan-2020
Elusive[ ih-loo-siv ] ADJECTIVE
Difficult to find, achieve or remember
"The student was unable to recall the elusive equation during his exam."View More08-Jan-2020
Ordain[ awr-deyn ] VERB
To command or order
To enact by law
“The Supreme Court ordained death sentence for the rape accused in the Nirbhaya case.”View More07-Jan-2020
Revile[ ri-vahyl ] VERB
To criticize someone in an abusive or insulting manner
"The party tend to revile it's losing candidate and cherish the winning one."View More06-Jan-2020
Sagging[ sag-ing ] NOUN
Declining or Becoming weaker
Sinking downward by weight or pressure
“Anshul maintained that his sagging performance would not affect the sales of the company.”View More05-Jan-2020
Enthralling[ en-thrawl-ing ] VERB, ADJECTIVE
Adjective : Holding the attention completely
Verb : To fill with overwhelming emotion
“The prince lost himself by the enthralling voice of the singer.”View More04-Jan-2020
Hostility[ ho-stil-i-tee ] NOUN
"There is serious hostility between America and Iran due to their conflicting interests."View More03-Jan-2020
Inscrutable[ in-skroo-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE
Not easily understood
Incapable of being analyzed
“One cannot predict the inscrutable depths of the ocean.”View More02-Jan-2020
Assuage[ uh-sweyz ] VERB
To make an unpleasant feeling less intense
To satisfy a desire
“The government did nothing to assuage the fears of the public regarding the new rules being imposed.”View More
- December 2019
Outstrip[ out-strip ] VERB
To get ahead or leave behind in any competition
"If Shailendra wants to outstrip the competition, he needs to work out at the gym."View More30-Dec-2019
Clampdown[ klamp-doun ] NOUN
A harsh attempt to supress something
"The clampdown on media has raised concerns among the journalists in the country."29-Dec-2019
Sputter[ spuht-er ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: To make explosive sizzling sounds; To emit particles forcibly or explosively
Noun: Incoherent utterance
"Shivani continue to sputter up and down, without fully recovering."View More28-Dec-2019
Propel[ pruh-pel ] VERB
Push something forwards
To impel or urge onward
“Mr. Singh used the social media platform to propel himself to the ministry.”View More27-Dec-2019
Obdurate[ ob-dyoo-rit ] ADJECTIVE
Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion
Unmoved by pity or persuasion
“The judge was obdurate in his decision to give a death sentence to the rape accused.”View More26-Dec-2019
Swathe[ sweyth ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: To wrap or bind
Noun: A band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped
"The doctor swathes the wound with a bandage to stop bleeding."View More25-Dec-2019
Paranoia[ par-uh-noi-uh ] NOUN
(Psychiatry) It is a feeling that people around you are acting against you, even though there's no proof that it's true.
Baseless or excessive suspicion of the motive of others.
"Samar is not admitting that his fears are just paranoia."View More24-Dec-2019
Haul[ hawl ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: To pull or draw with force
Noun: A strong pull or tug
"The horse hauled the cart away towards the old house."View More23-Dec-2019
Usher[ uhsh-er ] NOUN
Noun: A person who shows people to their seats, especially in a theater or at wedding
Verb: Cause or mark the start of something
"Philip felt insulted when he was compelled to usher Samuel to a waiting room."View More22-Dec-2019
Grim[ grim ] ADJECTIVE
"The grim shelter house looks like a haunted place for small children."View More21-Dec-2019
Reproach[ ri-prohch ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: To blame someone
Noun: Expression of disappointment
"Nitin gave his wife a look of reproach after she scolded the child for not completing the task."View More20-Dec-2019
Impair[ im-pair ] VERB
To make or cause to make worse
To diminish in ability
"It is not good to drive while you are drunk as alcohol consumption impairs your judgement."View More19-Dec-2019
Whammy[ wam-ee ] NOUN
(Informal) An event with a powerful and unpleasant effect
“The flood, along with food inflation, is a double whammy to the people living in coastal regions.”View More18-Dec-2019
Versify[ vur-suh-fahy ] VERB
To relate something in verse
To convert some writing into metrical form
"It was never asked to simply versify the ideas of a poet, you were supposed to do extensive research regarding this."View More17-Dec-2019
Impugn[ im-pyoon ] VERB
To call into question
"Rosie does not impugn Rahul's capacity as a good son."View More16-Dec-2019
Worrisome[ wur-ee-suhm ] ADJECTIVE
Causing anxiety or concern
"The worrisome report is that there is a little lesion in his brain."View More15-Dec-2019
Precarious[ pri-kair-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE
Dependent on chance
Exposed to or involving danger
"He was living a precarious life being on an island with a few resources."View More14-Dec-2019
Behemoth[ bih-hee-muhth ] NOUN
Any creature or thing of monstrous size or power
"The new missile inducted into the army is a behemoth."View More13-Dec-2019
Curfew[ kur-fyoo ] NOUN
A regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night
A regulation requiring a person to be home at a certain prescribed time, as imposed by a parent on a child
"In Guwahati, the protesters defied a curfew, torching cars and burning tires."View More12-Dec-2019
Torpid[ tawr-pid ] ADJECTIVE
Dormant, as a hibernating animal
Mentally or physically inactive
"Missy sat in a torpid state after a sleepless night."View More11-Dec-2019
Divisive[ dih-vahy-siv ] ADJECTIVE
Tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people
"An MP made a divisive comment against the bill passed in the favour of Scheduled Tribes."View More10-Dec-2019
Delighted[ dih-layh-tid ] ADJECTIVE
Feeling or showing great pleasure
"Suman saw a delighted smile on her daughter's face after she gave her a barbie doll."View More09-Dec-2019
Amplify[ am-pluh-fahy ] VERB
To clarify by expanding
To make larger, greater, or stronger
“Mahima organized various seminars to amplify the voices of women in the country.”View More08-Dec-2019
Transpose[ trans-pohz ] VERB
To change the relative position, order or sequence of
(Mathematics) to interchange rows and columns in a matrix
“You can transpose the paintings to give a perfect appearance on the wall.”View More07-Dec-2019
Affix[ af-iks ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: to put or add on; to fasten, join, or attachNoun: something that is joined or attached
"The last step is to affix your signature to the application form, and you are ready for submitting it.”View More06-Dec-2019
Hurtle[ hur-tl ] VERB
to rush violently
move with great speed
"The plane seems to hurtle towards the runway despite the pilot controlling it."View More05-Dec-2019
Bewhiskered[ bih-hwis-kerd ] ADJECTIVE
"A roughly dressed, bewhiskered beggar sat on the footpath to eat the bread given by a small girl."View More04-Dec-2019
Incognito[ in-kog-nee-toh ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB
having one's true identity concealed.
"Sanjana was able to compete in men's singles javelin throw event because she remained incognito throughout the tournament."View More03-Dec-2019
Douse[ dous ] VERB
To splash water or other liquid on
Drench" Douse the clothes with some lemon juice to remove the stains."View More02-Dec-2019
Protract[ proh-trakt ] VERB
To extend the duration of
(Anatomy) To extend or protrude
“The authority decided not to protract the power project beyond 31st December 2019.”View More01-Dec-2019
Exacerbate[ ig-zas-er-beyt ] VERB
ExacerbateTo increase the severity or bitterness of something
“Rising levels of air pollution will exacerbate the ill-effects of climate change.”View More
- November 2019
Precursory[ pri-kur-ser ] NOUN
PrecursoryA person or thing that comes before another of the same kind(Biology) A cell or tissue that gives rise to a variant, specialized, or more mature form.
“The dark cloud in the sky is the precursor of an upcoming storm.”View More29-Nov-2019
Cranny[ kran-ee ] NOUN
a small, narrow opening in a wall, rock, etc.
"Sameera searched every nook and cranny for the missing ring at the party."View More28-Nov-2019
Avocation[ av-uh-key-shuhn ] NOUN
something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, especially for pleasure
" Jassi incurred heavy losses due to his avocation of investing in share market."View More27-Nov-2019
Carouse[ kuh-rouz ] NOUN, VERB
Verb: To drink deeply and frequently
Noun: A noisy, lively drinking party
“Tony carouse before the final match. Therefore, the coach suspended him from the team.”View More26-Nov-2019
Obfuscate[ ob-fuh-skeyt ] VERB
ObfuscateTo confuse or bewilder someoneUnclear
“The home loan papers are filled with such terminologies that tend to obfuscate the loanee.”View More25-Nov-2019
Controvert[ kon-truh-vurt ] VERB
ControvertTo argue againstDebate, discuss
“The students are not supposed to controvert the theory about which they have not studied anything before.”View More