23-May-2022


Pronounced

NOUN

Pronounced [ pruh-nounst ]
NOUN

Strongly marked.

Clearly indicated.

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

  • "The paintings were based on a pronounced rural theme."

Synonyms : Conspicuous, Definite, Decided, Noticeable, Bodacious, Dramatic, Prominent, Splashy

Antonyms : Ambiguous, Indistinct, Obscure, Indefinite, Inconspicuous, Unobtrusive, Unremarkable, Unshowy


May 2022
22-May-2022

Penchant

[ pen-chuhnt ] NOUN

Penchant

A strong inclination.

A strong liking for something.

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

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21-May-2022

Detractor

[ dih-trak-ter ] NOUN

Detractor

A person who criticizes someone or something.

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

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

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20-May-2022

Abolish

[ uh-bol-ish ] VERB

Abolish

To do away with.

To end the effect of something.

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

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19-May-2022

Disprove

[ dis-proov ] VERB

Disprove

To prove something to be false or wrong.

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

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18-May-2022

Anticipate

[ an-tis-uh-peyt ] VERB

Anticipate

To foresee.

To look forward to.

To nullify by taking countermeasures.

To expect something.

To perform an action before another has acted.

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

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17-May-2022

Abrupt

[ uh-bruhpt ] ADJECTIVE

Abrupt

Sudden and unexpected.

Changing suddenly.

Rude in speech.

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

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16-May-2022

Rumple

[ ruhm-puhl ] NOUN, VERB

Rumple

Noun: A wrinkle.

Verb: To crush into wrinkles.

"She rumpled her mother's hair."

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15-May-2022

Stipple

[ stip-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Stipple

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

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

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

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14-May-2022

Restore

[ ri-stawr ] VERB

Restore

To bring back into existence.

To bring back into use.

"The old car was restored by my brother."

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13-May-2022

Exoneration

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

Exoneration

The act of clearing someone of some blame or charge.

The act of relieving someone of a responsibility or obligation.

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

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12-May-2022

Amidst

[ uh-midst ] PREPOSITION

Amidst

In the middle.

"He started bleeding amidst the fighting."

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11-May-2022

Undulate

[ uhn-dyuh-leyt ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Undulate

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

Adjective: Having a wavy surface or edges.

"The surface of the lake undulated beautifully."

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10-May-2022

Extort

[ ik-stawrt ] VERB

Extort

To obtain from a person by force or intimidation.

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

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

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10-May-2022

Feint

[ feynt ] NOUN, VERB

Feint

Noun: A deceptive movement to deceive an adversary attack.

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

 

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

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09-May-2022

Felon

[ fel-uhn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Felon

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

Adjective: Cruel, Treacherous, Wild.

"I do not befriend felons."

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08-May-2022

Gnaw

[ naw ] VERB

Gnaw

To bite on persistently.

To cause corrosion.

Cause persistent distress.

"Rashmi gnawed on his fingernails."

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07-May-2022

Ferocity

[ fuh-ros-i-tee ] NOUN

Ferocity

A quality or state of being ferocious or violent.

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

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06-May-2022

gullible

[ guhl-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

gullible

Easily duped or cheated

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

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05-May-2022

Nexus

[ nek-suhs ] VERB

Nexus

A means of connection.

A connected group or series.

The core or centre of a situation.

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

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04-May-2022

Grievous

[ gree-vuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Grievous

Causing grief or sorrow.

Expressing grief.

Characterized by severe pain.

"He suffered a grievous loss last year."

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03-May-2022

Abet

[ uh-bet ] VERB

Abet

To encourage or help in doing something wrong.

To assist someone in the achievement of a purpose.

"He was accused to abet a crime."

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02-May-2022

Germane

[ jer-meyn ] ADJECTIVE

Germane

Closely related.

Being relevant and appropriate.

Connected to the situation or idea in an important way.

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

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01-May-2022

Abide

[ uh-bahyd ] VERB

Abide

To continue or remain in a fixed state.

To accept without any opposition or objection.

To bear or tolerate patiently.

To conform to something.

"She abided with me throughout my life."

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April 2022
30-Apr-2022

Aberration

[ ab-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Aberration

The act of departing from normal.

The instance of deviation from what is being normal.

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

Disorder of the mind.

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

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29-Apr-2022

Scurvy

[ skur-vee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Scurvy

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

Adjective: Mean or despicable.

"Ramesh's feet swelled from the scurvy."

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28-Apr-2022

Felicitous

[ fi-lis-i-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Felicitous

Very well suited in the circumstances.

Appropriately expressed.

Having a special ability as a person.

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

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27-Apr-2022

Nugatory

[ noo-guh-tawr-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Nugatory

Of no real value or worth.

Of no force.

Not valid.

Of little significance.

"Her comments were nugatory to me."

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26-Apr-2022

Tribute

[ trib-yoot ] NOUN

Tribute

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

Something that indicates the worth of something in consideration.

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

"We paid tribute to our father."

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25-Apr-2022

Sluggard

[ sluhg-erd ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Sluggard

Noun: A habitually lazy and slow person.

Adjective: Related to lazy and slow person.

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

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24-Apr-2022

Uncouth

[ uhn-kooth ] ADJECTIVE

Uncouth

Awkward and clumsy.

Lacking in grace.

Unusual or strange in appearance, manner or behaviour.

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

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23-Apr-2022

Stanch

[ stahnch ] VERB

Stanch

To stop the flow of a liquid.

To stop the flow of blood from a wound.

To stop or check in the course of something.

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

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22-Apr-2022

Transgress

[ trans-gres ] VERB

Transgress

To violate a law or command.

To go beyond a limit.

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

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21-Apr-2022

Relegate

[ rel-i-geyt ] VERB

Relegate

To send to an inferior position.

To consign as to a person.

To submit to someone for appropriate action.

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

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20-Apr-2022

Turncoat

[ turn-koht ] NOUN

Turncoat

One who switches to an opposing party or reverses principles.

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

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19-Apr-2022

Liturgy

[ lit-er-jee ] NOUN

Liturgy

A form of public worship.

A particular arrangement of services.

"I studied liturgies of various religions."

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18-Apr-2022

Pare

[ pair ] VERB

Pare

To trim off an excess part of something.

To diminish or reduce by cutting.

"The company has pared off expenses."

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17-Apr-2022

Absolve

[ ab-zolv ] VERB

Absolve

To free from guilt or accusations.

To grant pardon.

To set free from some obligations.

"He has been absolved from his duty."

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16-Apr-2022

Spree

[ spree ] NOUN

Spree

An unrestrained indulgence in an activity.

A period of indulgence.

A period of extreme activity.

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

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15-Apr-2022

Unilateral

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

Unilateral

Relating to only one side.

Undertaken by one person or party.

Having only one side.

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

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14-Apr-2022

Vicissitude

[ vi-sis-i-tood ] NOUN

Vicissitude

A change or variation in the course of something.

A change of circumstances that is unwelcome or unpleasant.

A fluctuation of state of condition.

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

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13-Apr-2022

Transmissible

[ trans-mis-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Transmissible

Capable of being transmitted.

Contagious.

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

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12-Apr-2022

Resurrect

[ rez-uh-rekt ] VERB

Resurrect

To bring into life again.

To bring back into use.

To rise from the dead.

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

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11-Apr-2022

Hitherto

[ hith-er-too ] ADVERB

Hitherto

Up to this time.

To here.

Until now.

"He has revealed many hitherto unknown facts."

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10-Apr-2022

Responsibility

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

Responsibility

The state of being responsible.

Moral or legal accountability.

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

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09-Apr-2022

Crisis

[ krahy-sis ] NOUN

Crisis

A time of extreme difficulty.

A situation that has reached a critical phase.

"Andy was busy dealing with the family crisis."

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08-Apr-2022

Euphoria

[ yoo-fawr-ee-uh ] NOUN

Euphoria

A state of intense happiness or well-being.

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

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07-Apr-2022

Implicit

[ im-plis-it ] ADJECTIVE

Implicit

Implied instead of clearly expressed.

The presence that is not consciously recognised.

Expressed in an indirect way.

Very closely connected.

With no question or doubt.

"My sister had an implicit faith in god."

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06-Apr-2022

Render

[ ren-der ] NOUN, VERB

Render

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

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

"Her presence rendered him speechless."

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05-Apr-2022

Emaciate

[ ih-mey-shee-eyt ] VERB

Emaciate

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

To make abnormally lean or thin.

"The cow at my house emaciated by illness."

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04-Apr-2022

Apropos

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

Apropos

Adverb: At the right time.

Adjective: Relevant and suitable.

Preposition: With regard to something.

"He passed apropos comments on the incident."

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03-Apr-2022

Equipoise

[ ee-kwuh-poiz ] NOUN, VERB

Equipoise

Noun: A state of balance or equilibrium.

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

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

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02-Apr-2022

Extralegal

[ ek-struh-lee-guhl ] ADJECTIVE

Extralegal

Being beyond the authority of law.

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

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01-Apr-2022

Embody

[ em-bod-ee ] VERB

Embody

To give a concrete form to something.

To personify.

"The parliament embodied Gandhian principles through a law."

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March 2022
31-Mar-2022

Behest

[ bih-hest ] NOUN

Behest

A person’s command.

An authoritative order.

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

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30-Mar-2022

Soporific

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

Soporific

Noun: Something that causes sleep.

Adjective: Causing sleep.

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

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29-Mar-2022

Jabber

[ jab-er ] NOUN, VERB

Jabber

Noun: Nonsensical talk.

Verb: To talk rapidly.

"We jabbered for the entire night."

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28-Mar-2022

Entangle

[ en-tang-guhl ] VERB

Entangle

To involve in difficulties.

To make complicated.

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

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27-Mar-2022

Astringent

[ uh-strin-juhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Astringent

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

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

"The new chips have an astringent flavour."

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26-Mar-2022

Truculence

[ truhk-yuh-luhns ] NOUN

Truculence

The quality of being hostile.

The quality or state of being bad-tempered.

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

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25-Mar-2022

Extirpate

[ extirpate ] VERB

Extirpate

To remove completely.

To pull out by roots.

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

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24-Mar-2022

Gregarious

[ gri-gair-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Gregarious

Fond of the company of other people.

Indicating a liking for companionship.

Living in flocks or herds.

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

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23-Mar-2022

Shenanigan

[ shuh-nan-i-guhn ] NOUN

Shenanigan

Secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering.

A deceitful trick.

"The principal ignored students engaged in youthful shenanigans."

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22-Mar-2022

Stout

[ stout ] ADJECTIVE

Stout

Having or showing courage and determination.

Heavily built

 

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

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21-Mar-2022

Anoint

[ uh-noint ] VERB

Anoint

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

To smear or rub with oil or an oily substance.

"He was anointed as the Principal Scientific Advisor."

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20-Mar-2022

Supplicate

[ suhp-li-keyt ] VERB

Supplicate

To pray humbly.

To ask for something earnestly and humbly.

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

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19-Mar-2022

Preset

[ pree-set ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Preset

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

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

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

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

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18-Mar-2022

Serration

[ se-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Serration

A formation resembling the toothed edge of a saw.

One of the teeth in a serrate margin.

"He was cut by serrations of the knife."

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17-Mar-2022

Flout

[ flout ] NOUN, VERB

Flout

Noun: A disdainful remark.

Verb: To treat with contemptuous disregard.

"She was flouting the hostel rules."

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16-Mar-2022

Tamper

[ tam-per ] VERB

Tamper

To meddle.

To engage improperly in something.

To interfere so as to change.

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

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15-Mar-2022

Espouse

[ ih-spouz ] VERB

Espouse

To make one's own.

To take up and support as a cause.

To marry.

"He had espoused this new theory by extremists."

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14-Mar-2022

Sober

[ soh-ber ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Sober

Verb: To make less intoxicated.

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

"He remained sober throughout the party."

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13-Mar-2022

Ascetic

[ uh-set-ik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Ascetic

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

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

"The monks live an ascetic life."

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12-Mar-2022

Trepidation

[ trep-i-dey-shuhn ] NOUN

Trepidation

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

Quivering movement.

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

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11-Mar-2022

Skit

[ skit ] NOUN

Skit

A short literary piece of humorous writing.

A short theatrical sketch.

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

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10-Mar-2022

Sobriety

[ suh-brahy-i-tee ] NOUN

Sobriety

The state of being sober.

Moderation in the use of alcoholic beverages.

The seriousness of a situation.

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

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09-Mar-2022

Miser

[ mahy-zer ] NOUN

Miser

A person who loves wealth and spends the minimum possible.

A mean grasping person.

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

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08-Mar-2022

Catastrophe

[ kuh-tas-truh-fee ] NOUN

Catastrophe

A sudden disaster.

Any mishap.

Any unfortunate end to an end.

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

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07-Mar-2022

Avid

[ av-id ] ADJECTIVE

Avid

Showing great enthusiasm for something.

Extremely desirous.

"He is an avid reader of history books."

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06-Mar-2022

Extinct

[ ik-stingkt ] ADJECTIVE

Extinct

No longer active or in existence.

No longer in use.

"Many superstitious traditions have become extinct with time."

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05-Mar-2022

Assiduous

[ uh-sij-oo-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Assiduous

Showing great care and effort.

"I am impressed by your assiduous planning."

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04-Mar-2022

Recuperate

[ ri-koo-puh-reyt ] VERB

Recuperate

To recover from illness.

To gain health.

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

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03-Mar-2022

Glimmer

[ glim-er ] NOUN, VERB

Glimmer

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

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

"Lights were glimmering on the pond."

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02-Mar-2022

Thrift

[ thrift ] NOUN

Thrift

Quality of careful and economical management of money.

A savings bank association.

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

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01-Mar-2022

Aver

[ uh-vuhr ] VERB

Aver

To declare or affirm positively.

To prove to be true in pleading a cause.

To allege as a fact.

"The alleged criminal averred that he is innocent."

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February 2022
28-Feb-2022

Guile

[ gahyl ] NOUN

Guile

The quality of deceiving people in a good way.

Insidious cunning in attaining some goal.

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

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27-Feb-2022

Servile

[ sur-vahyl ] ADJECTIVE

Servile

Relating to servants.

Being in slavery.

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

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26-Feb-2022

Inimical

[ ih-nim-i-kuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Inimical

Being adverse because of hostility.

Reflecting unfriendliness or enemity.

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

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25-Feb-2022

Plaque

[ plak ] NOUN

Plaque

A thin flat piece of metal used for decoration.

A localized abnormal patch on a surface.

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

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

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24-Feb-2022

Moderation

[ mod-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Moderation

The quality of being moderate.

The act of moderating.

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

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23-Feb-2022

Equanimity

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

Equanimity

Right disposition of mind especially under stress.

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

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22-Feb-2022

Sophistry

[ sof-uh-stree ] NOUN

Sophistry

A false argument or logic.

A tricky method of reasoning.

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

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21-Feb-2022

Pungent

[ puhn-juhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Pungent

Sharply painful or causing distress to the feelings.

Having an intense odour.

Sharply expressive and to the point.

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

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20-Feb-2022

Morbid

[ mawr-bid ] ADJECTIVE

Morbid

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

Characteristic of disease.

"You should avoid working with morbid substances."

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19-Feb-2022

Gossamer

[ gos-uh-mer ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Gossamer

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

Adjective: Extremely light or delicate.

"She selected a spectacularly gossamer dress."

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18-Feb-2022

Mollify

[ mol-uh-fay ] VERB

Mollify

To mitigate or reduce in intensity.

To reduce the rigidity.

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

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17-Feb-2022

Terse

[ turs ] ADJECTIVE

Terse

Brief and to the point.

Using few words.

Brief or concise to the point of rudeness.

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

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16-Feb-2022

Eradicate

[ ih-rad-i-keyt ] VERB

Eradicate

To remove completely.

To pull by the roots.

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

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15-Feb-2022

Satiate

[ sey-shee-eyt ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Satiate

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

Adjective: Filled to full capacity or excess.

"The lemonade finally satiated my thirst."

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14-Feb-2022

Slur

[ slur ] NOUN, VERB

Slur

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

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

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

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13-Feb-2022

Impute

[ im-pyoot ] VERB

Impute

To attribute something to a person or a cause.

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

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12-Feb-2022

Placate

[ pley-keyt ] VERB

Placate

To soothe or pacify through concessions.

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

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11-Feb-2022

Ingenuous

[ in-jen-yoo-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Ingenuous

Showing innocent or childlike sincerity and simplicity.

Lacking craft or artless.

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

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10-Feb-2022

Extant

[ ek-stuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Extant

Currently in existence.

Standing out.

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

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09-Feb-2022

Epitome

[ ih-pit-uh-mee ] NOUN

Epitome

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

A summary of written work.

 

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

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08-Feb-2022

Yearn

[ yurn ] VERB

Yearn

To have an earnest or strong desire.

"Sushila yearned for a long vacation to Goa."

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07-Feb-2022

Misogynist

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

Misogynist

Noun: A person who hates women.

Adjective: Hatred or mistrust against women.

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

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06-Feb-2022

Philistine

[ fil-uh-steen ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Philistine

Noun: A person who is hostile to cultural values.

Adjective: Hostile to culture and the arts.

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

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05-Feb-2022

Expostulate

[ ik-spos-chuh-leyt ] VERB

Expostulate

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

"I expostulated with my wife about unnecessary expenses."

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04-Feb-2022

Abdication

[ ab-di-key-shuhn ] NOUN

Abdication

An act of abandoning a right or responsibility.

An act of giving up power.

 

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

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03-Feb-2022

Abhor

[ ab-hawr ] VERB

Abhor

To regard with extreme repugnance or hatred.

"I abhor people who break my trust."

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02-Feb-2022

Regale

[ ri-geyl ] NOUN, VERB

Regale

Verb: To delight or entertain.

Noun: A choice article or food.

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

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01-Feb-2022

Animosity

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

Animosity

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

"Ramesh has an animosity towards Rajkumar."

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January 2022
31-Jan-2022

Suppress

[ suh-pres ] VERB

Suppress

To put an end to the activity of.

To end or stop something by force.

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

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30-Jan-2022

Fret

[ fret ] VERB

Fret

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

Noun: An agitated state of mind.

 

"I don't want you to fret yourself."

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29-Jan-2022

Soggy

[ sog-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Soggy

Saturated with heavy water or moisture.

Dull and spiritless.

Heavily dull.

"He spread the soggy papers in the sun."

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28-Jan-2022

Reconcile

[ rek-uhn-sahyl ] VERB

Reconcile

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

To cause to accept something unpleasant.

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

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27-Jan-2022

Exorbitant

[ ig-zawr-bi-tuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Exorbitant

Exceeding in amount or degree more than it should be.

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

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26-Jan-2022

Halcyon

[ halcyon ] ADJECTIVE

Halcyon

Characterized by happiness and prosperity.

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

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25-Jan-2022

Eccentric

[ ik-sen-trik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Eccentric

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

Noun: A person who behaves in an unusual way.

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

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24-Jan-2022

Volatile

[ vol-uh-tl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Volatile

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

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

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

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23-Jan-2022

Affinity

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

Affinity

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

Adjective: Relating to persons who share a common interest.

"I have a strong affinity towards my brother."

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22-Jan-2022

Anodyne

[ an-uh-dahyn ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Anodyne

Noun: Something that relieves pain or calm.

Adjective: Calming to the mind.

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

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21-Jan-2022

Bombast

[ bom-bast ] NOUN

Bombast

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

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

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20-Jan-2022

Bestial

[ bes-chuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Bestial

Lacking reason.

Like an animal.

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

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19-Jan-2022

Acidulous

[ uh-sij-uh-luhs ] ADJECTIVE

Acidulous

Bitter in taste.

Harsh in manner.

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

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18-Jan-2022

Elicit

[ ih-lis-it ] VERB

Elicit

To draw out.

To get a response from someone.

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

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17-Jan-2022

Pique

[ peek ] NOUN, VERB

Pique

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

Noun: A feeling of wounded.

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

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16-Jan-2022

Somersault

[ suhm-er-sawlt ] NOUN

Somersault

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

A complete reversal of opinion.

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

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15-Jan-2022

Copious

[ koh-pee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Copious

Large in quantity or number.

Full of thought or matter.

"This year we are expecting a copious harvest."

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14-Jan-2022

Pithy

[ pith-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Pithy

Brief and meaningful in expression.

Having substance and meaning.

"Punit gave pithy remarks about her wife."

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13-Jan-2022

Aberrant

[ uh-ber-uhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Aberrant

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

Adjective: Deviating from the usual type.

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

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12-Jan-2022

Impudent

[ im-pyuh-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Impudent

Marked by disregard of others.

"The student was suspended for his impudent behaviour."

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11-Jan-2022

Equivocate

[ ih-kwiv-uh-keyt ] VERB

Equivocate

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

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

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10-Jan-2022

Coalesce

[ koh-uh-les ] VERB

Coalesce

To grow together into one.

To unite into a whole.

"The protesters coalesced into a political party."

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09-Jan-2022

Olfactory

[ ol-fak-tuh-ree ] ADJECTIVE

Olfactory

Relating to the sense of smell.

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

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08-Jan-2022

Peril

[ per-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Peril

Noun: Something that may cause damage or injury

Verb: To risk or expose to danger.

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

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07-Jan-2022

Ardent

[ ahr-dnt ] ADJECTIVE

Ardent

Extremely devoted.

Glowing like fire.

Very enthusiastic or passionate.

 

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

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06-Jan-2022

Arrogate

[ ar-uh-geyt ] VERB

Arrogate

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

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

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05-Jan-2022

Accretion

[ uh-kree-shuhn ] NOUN

Accretion

The growing of separate things together into one.

Increase in growth by external addition.

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

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03-Jan-2022

Sanguine

[ sang-gwin ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Sanguine

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

Noun: A moderate to strong blood-red colour.

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

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02-Jan-2022

Auspicious

[ aw-spish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Auspicious

Promising success.

Suggesting that success will be likely seen in the future.

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

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01-Jan-2022

Belligerent

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

Belligerent

Noun: A state or nation at war.

Adjective: Inclined towards exhibiting combativeness.

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

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December 2021
31-Dec-2021

Feeble

[ fee-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Feeble

Physically weak.

Lacking in force or strength.

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

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30-Dec-2021

Clamour

[ klam-er ] NOUN, VERB

Clamour

Noun: Insistent public expression of outcry or outrage.

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

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

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29-Dec-2021

Cordon

[ kawr-dn ] NOUN, VERB

Cordon

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

Verb: To surround or block.

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

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28-Dec-2021

Ersatz

[ er-zahts ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Ersatz

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

Adjective: Made or used as an inferior substitute.

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

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27-Dec-2021

Subversive

[ suhb-vur-siv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Subversive

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

Adjective: tending to overthrow an established system or norms.

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

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26-Dec-2021

Vexation

[ vek-sey-shuhn ] NOUN

Vexation

A cause of trouble.

The state of being annoyed or frustrated.

 

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

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25-Dec-2021

Intransigent

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

Intransigent

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

Adjective: Not willing to agree or uncompromising.

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

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24-Dec-2021

Lionize

[ lahy-uh-nahyz ] VERB

Lionize

To treat a person as a celebrity.

"Students lionized the visiting professor."

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23-Dec-2021

Dogmatic

[ dawg-mat-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Dogmatic

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

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

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22-Dec-2021

Canard

[ kuh-nahrd ] NOUN

Canard

A false or baseless report.

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

"The article repeats many historical canards."

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21-Dec-2021

Probity

[ proh-bi-tee ] NOUN

Probity

Adherence to Integrity and honesty.

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

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20-Dec-2021

Loquacious

[ loh-kwey-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Loquacious

Tending to talk too much.

Excessive talk.

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

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19-Dec-2021

Turpitude

[ tur-pi-tood ] NOUN

Turpitude

Shameful or a baseless act.

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

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18-Dec-2021

Puissance

[ pyoo-uh-suhns ] NOUN

Puissance

Strength or power

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

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17-Dec-2021

Zenith

[ zee-nith ] NOUN

Zenith

The highest point.

The strongest or most successful period of time.

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

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16-Dec-2021

Trifling

[ trahy-fling ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Trifling

Adjective: Of very little importance or of small value.

Noun: Waste of time.

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

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15-Dec-2021

Debutante

[ deb-yoo-tahnt ] NOUN

Debutante

A young women making formal entry into the society.

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

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14-Dec-2021

Homogenous

[ huh-moj-uh-nuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Homogenous

Of the same kind.

Consisting of parts or elements of the same kind.

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

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13-Dec-2021

Garrulous

[ garrulous ] ADJECTIVE

Garrulous

Excessively talkative.

Pointlessly or annoyingly talkative.

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

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12-Dec-2021

Waver

[ wey-ver ] VERB

Waver

To move in a flickering way.

To become unsteady.

"The flag wavers in the wind."

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11-Dec-2021

Grovel

[ gruhv-uhl ] VERB

Grovel

To lie or crawl with the face downward.

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

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

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10-Dec-2021

Besiege

[ bih-seej ] VERB

Besiege

To surround someone/ something in large numbers

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

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09-Dec-2021

Ferret

[ fer-it ] NOUN, VERB

Ferret

Noun: An active and persistent searcher.

Verb: To search for something consistently and persistently.

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

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November 2021
29-Nov-2021

Sacrosanct

[ sak-roh-sangkt ] ADJECTIVE

Sacrosanct

Something too important to be questioned.

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

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28-Nov-2021

Genteel

[ jen-teel ] ADJECTIVE

Genteel

Characterized by politeness.

Elegant or graceful in manner.

 

"Surendra is a person of genteel upbringing."

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27-Nov-2021

Antithetical

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

Antithetical

Directly opposed or contrasted.

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

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26-Nov-2021

Prolific

[ pruh-lif-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Prolific

Producing many fruits or offspring.

Present in large numbers or quantities.

Intellectually Inventive.

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

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25-Nov-2021

Apogee

[ ap-uh-jee ] NOUN

Apogee

The highest or most distant point.

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

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

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24-Nov-2021

Rustic

[ ruhs-tik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Rustic

Adjective: Relating to the countryside or rural.

Noun: A person inhabitant of a rural area.

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

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23-Nov-2021

Magnanimous

[ mag-nan-uh-muhs ] ADJECTIVE

Magnanimous

Generous or forgiving especially towards rivals or enemies.

Generosity or nobility of mind.

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

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22-Nov-2021

Specious

[ spee-shuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Specious

Having a false look of truth.

Misleading in appearance.

"Arun's arguments were specious."

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21-Nov-2021

Entice

[ en-tahys ] VERB

Entice

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

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

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20-Nov-2021

Miscreant

[ mis-kree-uhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Miscreant

Adjective: Behaving badly or unlawfully.

Noun: A person who has done something unlawful.

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

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19-Nov-2021

Burgeon

[ bur-juhn ] NOUN, VERB

Burgeon

Verb: To grow or increase quickly.

Noun: A bud or sprout.

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

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18-Nov-2021

Enormity

[ ih-nawr-mi-tee ] NOUN

Enormity

A heinous, outrageous, or wicked act.

The greatness of size or extent. 

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

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17-Nov-2021

Raillery

[ rey-luh-ree ] NOUN

Raillery

A light banter.

Teasing with good humor.

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

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16-Nov-2021

Loll

[ lol ] VERB

Loll

Rest to sit or stand in a lazy way.

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

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15-Nov-2021

Acumen

[ uh-kyoo-muhn ] NOUN

Acumen

Keen or accurate insight.

Ability to make god judgments.

"Shruti holds a good business acumen."

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14-Nov-2021

Pellucid

[ puh-loo-sid ] ADJECTIVE

Pellucid

Clear in Meaning.

Allowing maximum passage of light.

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

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13-Nov-2021

Doleful

[ dohl-fuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Doleful

Full of grief or sorrow.

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

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12-Nov-2021

Encumber

[ en-kuhm-ber ] VERB

Encumber

To restrict or hinder.

To burden with a legal claim.

To burden or weigh down.

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

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11-Nov-2021

Improvident

[ im-prov-i-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Improvident

Not having foresight.

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

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10-Nov-2021

Avaricious

[ av-uh-rish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Avaricious

Excessively Greedy.

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

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09-Nov-2021

Eschew

[ es-choo ] VERB

Eschew

To abstain or keep away.

To avoid habitually, especially on moral grounds.

"Politicians are very smart in eschewing morality."

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08-Nov-2021

Aesthete

[ es-theet ] NOUN

Aesthete

A person who professes sensitivity toward the beauties of art.

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

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07-Nov-2021

Culminate

[ kuhl-muh-neyt ] VERB

Culminate

To reach the highest or most decisive point.

To rise to or form a summit.

"Lighting of candles culminated the function."

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06-Nov-2021

Diffident

[ dif-i-duhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Diffident

Lacking confidence in one's own ability.

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

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05-Nov-2021

Calumny

[ kal-uhm-nee ] NOUN

Calumny

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

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

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04-Nov-2021

Festival

[ fes-tuh-vuhl ] NOUN

Festival

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

A periodic commemoration.

"Diwali is the biggest festival in India."

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03-Nov-2021

Parochial

[ puh-roh-kee-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Parochial

Very limited or narrow in scope or outlook.

Relating to a church parish.

"Many leaders have a parochial mentality."

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02-Nov-2021

Disinterested

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

Disinterested

Unbiased by personal interest.

No longer interested.

"Each member in the jury was disinterested."

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01-Nov-2021

Drub

[ druhb ] NOUN, VERB

Drub

Verb: To defeat decisively.

Noun: A blow with the stick or like.

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

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October 2021
31-Oct-2021

Commensurate

[ kuh-men-ser-it ] ADJECTIVE

Commensurate

Corresponding in amount or proportion.

Having the same measure.

"He was given responsibilities commensurate with her abilities."

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30-Oct-2021

Galvanize

[ gal-vuh-nahyz ] VERB

Galvanize

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

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

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29-Oct-2021

Frugal

[ froo-guhl ] ADVERB

Frugal

Economical in use .

Careful in using or spending money.

"Suresh is frugal, but not miser."

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28-Oct-2021

Desist

[ dih-sist ] VERB

Desist

To cease or to stop.

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

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27-Oct-2021

Penury

[ pen-yuh-ree ] NOUN

Penury

Extreme poverty.

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

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26-Oct-2021

Procrastinate

[ proh-kras-tuh-neyt ] VERB

Procrastinate

To delay.

To be slow about doing something that should be done.

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

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25-Oct-2021

Excursion

[ ik-skur-zhuhn ] NOUN

Excursion

A short trip or journey.

The group of persond making such a journey.

To go on expedition.

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

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24-Oct-2021

Odious

[ oh-dee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Odious

Deserving hatred.

Highly offensive.

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

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23-Oct-2021

Cosset

[ kos-it ] NOUN, VERB

Cosset

Noun: A pet.

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

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

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22-Oct-2021

Hoodwink

[ hood-wingk ] VERB

Hoodwink

To deceive or trick by false appearance.

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

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21-Oct-2021

Tutelage

[ tyoot-l-ij ] NOUN

Tutelage

An act of guiding or guarding.

The state of being under a guidance.

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

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20-Oct-2021

Abate

[ uh-beyt ] VERB

Abate

To decrease in intensity.

To reduce in amount.

To Omit.

"Government should abate the tax on common public."

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19-Oct-2021

Denigrate

[ den-i-greyt ] VERB

Denigrate

To speak or criticize in a damaging or harsh manner.

"He was not supposed to denigrate me."

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18-Oct-2021

Temerity

[ tuh-mer-i-tee ] NOUN

Temerity

Excessive boldness or confidence.

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

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17-Oct-2021

Explicate

[ ek-spli-keyt ] VERB

Explicate

To explain in detail.

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

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16-Oct-2021

Peccadillo

[ pek-uh-dil-oh ] NOUN

Peccadillo

A small sin

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

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15-Oct-2021

Pusillanimous

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

Pusillanimous

Lacking Courage or determination.

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

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14-Oct-2021

Predisposition

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

Predisposition

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

"Narendra has a predisposition to think optimistically."

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13-Oct-2021

Trite

[ trahyt ] ADJECTIVE

Trite

Lacking in freshness or effectiveness.

"Your ideas are trite."

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12-Oct-2021

Insipid

[ in-sip-id ] ADJECTIVE

Insipid

Without sufficient taste to be pleasing.

Without interesting qualities.

"Ramesh has an insipid personality."

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11-Oct-2021

Propriety

[ pruh-prahy-i-tee ] NOUN

Propriety

The state or quality of being proper.

Conformity to established standards.

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

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09-Oct-2021

Nihilism

[ nahy-uh-liz-uhm ] NOUN

Nihilism

Total rejection of established laws, moral or religious beliefs.

Total and absolute destructiveness.

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

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08-Oct-2021

Pernicious

[ per-nish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Pernicious

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

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

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07-Oct-2021

Desiccate

[ des-i-keyt ] VERB

Desiccate

Remove the moisture from something.
To make completely dry.

"Crops are desiccated by extreme heat."

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06-Oct-2021

Rapprochement

[ rap-rohsh-mahn ] NOUN

Rapprochement

Establishment of normal or cordial relations.

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

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05-Oct-2021

Stalemate

[ steyl-meyt ] NOUN, VERB

Stalemate

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

Verb : To bring to a standstill. 

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

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04-Oct-2021

Strive

[ strahyv ] VERB

Strive

To extend oneself vigorously.

To try very hard to get something.

"Rahul strives for perfection."

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03-Oct-2021

agog

[ uh-gog ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

agog

Adjective : Highly excited by eagerness. 

Adverb : In a state of eagerness 

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

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02-Oct-2021

Gait

[ geyt ] NOUN, VERB

Gait

Noun : A manner of walking. 

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

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

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01-Oct-2021

Ossify

[ os-uh-fahy ] VERB

Ossify

To become bone like. 

To become rigid or hardened so as to oppose change. 

To become bone like. 

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September 2021
30-Sep-2021

Shard

[ shahrd ] NOUN

Shard

A broken piece or fragment of Earth ware.

"There were shards all around her place."

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29-Sep-2021

Dullard

[ duhl-erd ] NOUN

Dullard

A stupid person. 

Slow or insensitive person. 

“Karan is a dullard.” 

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28-Sep-2021

Arbiter

[ ahr-bi-ter ] NOUN

Arbiter

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

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

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27-Sep-2021

Precise

[ pri-sahys ] ADJECTIVE

Precise

Clear and Accurate

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

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26-Sep-2021

Retrenchment

[ ri-trench-muhnt ] NOUN

Retrenchment

Cutting of expenses. 

Cutting down or reducing. 

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

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25-Sep-2021

Lucrative

[ loo-kruh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE

Lucrative

Allowing someone to earn a lot of money. 

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

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24-Sep-2021

Petulant

[ pech-uh-luhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Petulant

Showing sudden irritation 

Bad-tempered and unreasonable 

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

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23-Sep-2021

Iteration

[ it-uh-rey-shuhn ] NOUN

Iteration

Execution of repeated sequence of events

"Simulations require several iterations to run."

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22-Sep-2021

Gargantuan

[ gahr-gan-choo-uhn ] ADJECTIVE

Gargantuan

Tremendous in Size or Volume. 

“Niagara waterfall is a gargantuan waterfall.” 

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21-Sep-2021

Nascent

[ nas-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Nascent

Beginning to exist. 

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

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20-Sep-2021

Juxtapose

[ juhk-stuh-pohz ] VERB

Juxtapose

To place different things side by side especially for comparison. 

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

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19-Sep-2021

Tacit

[ tas-it ] ADJECTIVE

Tacit

Understood without being openly said. 

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

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18-Sep-2021

Foible

[ foi-buhl ] NOUN

Foible

A minor weakness in character. 

Part of the sword between middle and point.

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

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17-Sep-2021

Ebullient

[ ih-buhl-yuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Ebullient

Having or showing liveliness. 

Bubbling up like boiling water. 

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

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16-Sep-2021

Benign

[ bih-nahyn ] NOUN

Benign

Showing or expressing kind and gracious disposition. 

Pleasant or Beneficial. 

“Sunny has a benign smile.” 

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15-Sep-2021

Coalition

[ koh-uh-lish-uhn ] NOUN

Coalition

A temporary alliance for combined action.

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

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14-Sep-2021

Intrigue

[ in-treeg ] VERB

Intrigue

Make secret plans to do something.

“Your questions intrigued me.”

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13-Sep-2021

Evulsion

[ ih-vuhl-shuhn ] NOUN

Evulsion

An act of plucking or pulling out. 

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

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12-Sep-2021

Inexorably

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

Inexorably

In a way that is unchangeable or unavoidable.

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

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11-Sep-2021

Prevaricate

[ pri-var-i-keyt ] VERB

Prevaricate

To speak falsely. 

To avoid telling the truth. 

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

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10-Sep-2021

Vacillate

[ vas-uh-leyt ] VERB

Vacillate

To move back and forth. 

To be unsteady in thought or opinion. 

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

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09-Sep-2021

Ostentation

[ os-ten-tey-shuhn ] NOUN

Ostentation

Showing wealth to impress others. 

Excessive display of wealth. 

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

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08-Sep-2021

Lambast

[ lam-bast ] VERB

Lambast

To criticize someone or something verbally and harshly. 

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

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07-Sep-2021

Lampoon

[ lam-poon ] NOUN, VERB

Lampoon

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

Verb : To publicly mock someone. 

“Actors and politicians are constantly lampooned by press.” 

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05-Sep-2021

Isthmus

[ is-muhs ] NOUN

Isthmus

A narrow strip of land with water on each side.

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

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04-Sep-2021

Malady

[ mal-uh-dee ] NOUN

Malady

Any disorder or disease that is chronic. 

A serious problem. 

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

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03-Sep-2021

Fleet

[ fleet ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Fleet

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

Adjective : Moving very fast

Verb : Move along rapidly

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

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02-Sep-2021

Dampen

[ dam-puhn ] VERB

Dampen

Make less strong or intense. 

Make slightly wet. 

“Incessant failures dampened her confidence.” 

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01-Sep-2021

Likelihood

[ lahyk-lee-hood ] NOUN

Likelihood

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

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

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August 2021
31-Aug-2021

Swell

[ swel ] NOUN, VERB

Swell

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

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

“All the players’ confidence swelled up immediately.” 

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30-Aug-2021

Circumscription

[ sur-kuhm-skrip-shuhn ] NOUN

Circumscription

Restriction of something within limits. 

Anything that circumscribes or sorrounds. 

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

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29-Aug-2021

Inoculate

[ ih-nok-yuh-leyt ] VERB

Inoculate

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

Introduce (an infective agent) into an organism.

“The vaccine is to be inoculated against Malaria.” 

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28-Aug-2021

Runaway

[ ruhn-uh-wey ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Runaway

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

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

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

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27-Aug-2021

Disconcerting

[ dis-kuhn-sur-ting ] ADJECTIVE

Disconcerting

Causing one to feel unsettled. 

“Rishi has a disconcerting habit of annoying others.” 

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26-Aug-2021

Travail

[ truh-veyl ] NOUN, VERB

Travail

Verb : To engage in painful or laborious effort. 

Noun : Painful or laborious effort or work. 

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

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25-Aug-2021

Fillip

[ fil-uhp ] NOUN, VERB

Fillip

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

Verb : Strike slightly and smartly. 

“We experienced a fillip of sales.” 

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24-Aug-2021

Shimmering

[ shim-er-ing ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Shimmering

Adjective : Shining with a soft, slightly wavering light.

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

“The shimmering walls were amazing.” 

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23-Aug-2021

Feverish

[ fee-ver-ish ] ADJECTIVE

Feverish

Characterized by or displaying a frenetic excitement or energy. 

Having or showing the symptoms of a fever.

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

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22-Aug-2021

Evasive

[ ih-vey-siv ] ADJECTIVE

Evasive

Difficult to find, catch, or achieve. 

“Success in Hockey has become evasive.” 

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21-Aug-2021

Boisterously

[ boi-ster-uhs-lee ] ADVERB

Boisterously

In a noisy, energetic, and cheerful manner. 

“The group celebrated the victory boisterously.” 

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20-Aug-2021

Revivify

[ ri-viv-uh-fahy ] VERB

Revivify

Give new life or vigour to.

They decided to revivify the store.” 

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19-Aug-2021

Unruly

[ uhn-roo-lee ] ADJECTIVE

Unruly

Disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control. 

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

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18-Aug-2021

Regularity

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

Regularity

The state or quality of being regular or normal.

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

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17-Aug-2021

Subservient

[ suhb-sur-vee-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Subservient

Less important; subordinate. 

Useful in promoting a purpose or end. 

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

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16-Aug-2021

Perturb

[ per-turb ] VERB

Perturb

Make (someone) anxious or unsettled. 

To throw into great disorder. 

“Daya’s expressions perturbed all of us.” 

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15-Aug-2021

Summon

[ sum-uhn ] VERB

Summon

Call people to attend (a meeting). 

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

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

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14-Aug-2021

Override

[ oh-ver-rahyd ] NOUN, VERB

Override

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

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

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

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13-Aug-2021

Advantageous

[ ad-vuhn-tey-juhs ] ADJECTIVE

Advantageous

Producing good effects; beneficial. 

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

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12-Aug-2021

Revamp

[ ree-vam-p ] NOUN, VERB

Revamp

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

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

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

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11-Aug-2021

Bifurcation

[ bi-fur-kay-shun ] NOUN

Bifurcation

The division of something into two branches or parts. 

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

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10-Aug-2021

Pursue

[ per-soo ] VERB

Pursue

To follow or chase (someone or something). 

Continue or proceed along (a path or route). 

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

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09-Aug-2021

Await

[ uh-weyt ] VERB

Await

To wait for. 

“The results are much-awaited.” 

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08-Aug-2021

Enlarge

[ en-lahrj ] VERB

Enlarge

Make or become larger or more extensive. 

To grow in size. 

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

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07-Aug-2021

Reluctant

[ ri-luhk-tuhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Reluctant

Unwilling and hesitant; disinclined. 

“Govind was reluctant in accepting my offer.” 

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06-Aug-2021

Intact

[ in-takt ] ADJECTIVE

Intact

Not damaged or impaired in any way; complete. 

Not altered or changed. 

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

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05-Aug-2021

Judicious

[ joo-dish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Judicious

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

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

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04-Aug-2021

Amorphous

[ uh-mawr-fuhs ] ADVERB

Amorphous

Without a clearly defined shape or form.

“Rita contributed amorphously to the media industry.”

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03-Aug-2021

Perpetual

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

Perpetual

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

Noun : A perennial plant.

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

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02-Aug-2021

Notorious

[ noh-tawr-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Notorious

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

"Ajeet is a notorious fellow.”

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01-Aug-2021

Stagger

[ stag-er ] NOUN, VERB

Stagger

Noun : An unsteady movement.

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.”

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July 2021
31-Jul-2021

Parlous

[ pahr-luhs ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

Parlous

Adjective : Full of danger or uncertainty; precarious.

Adverb : Greatly or excessively.

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

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30-Jul-2021

Bedlam

[ bed-luhm ] NOUN

Bedlam

Noun : A scene of uproar and confusion.

“There was a complete bedlam in the battleground.”

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29-Jul-2021

Causative

[ kaw-zuh-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Causative

Adjective : Acting as a cause.

Noun : To be reason

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

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28-Jul-2021

Explicable

[ ek-spli-kuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Explicable

Able to be accounted for or understood.

Capable of being explained.

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

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27-Jul-2021

Inevitable

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

Inevitable

Adjective : Certain to happen; unavoidable.

Noun : A situation that is unavoidable.

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

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26-Jul-2021

Anguish

[ ang-gwish ] NOUN, VERB

Anguish

Noun : Severe mental or physical pain or suffering.

Verb : Be extremely distressed about something.

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

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25-Jul-2021

Posterity

[ po-ster-i-tee ] NOUN

Posterity

The descendants of a person.

All future generations of a person.

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

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24-Jul-2021

Embalm

[ em-bahm ] VERB

Embalm

Preserve (someone or something) in an unaltered state.

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

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22-Jul-2021

Glisten

[ glis-uhn ] NOUN, VERB

Glisten

Noun : A sparkle.

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

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

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21-Jul-2021

Enmesh

[ en-mesh ] VERB

Enmesh

Cause to become entangled in something.

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

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

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20-Jul-2021

Monumental

[ mon-yuh-men-tl ] ADJECTIVE

Monumental

Great in importance, extent, or size.

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

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19-Jul-2021

Improbable

[ im-prob-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Improbable

Not likely to be true or to happen.

“His dreams of achieving success were improbable.”

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18-Jul-2021

Dazzling

[ dazz-lin ] ADJECTIVE

Dazzling

Extremely impressive, beautiful, or skillful.

Extremely bright.

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

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17-Jul-2021

Delist

[ dee-list ] VERB

Delist

To remove from a list or category. 

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

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16-Jul-2021

Censure

[ sen-sher ] NOUN, VERB

Censure

Noun : The formal expression of severe disapproval. 

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

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

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15-Jul-2021

Defiance

[ dih-fahy-uhns ] NOUN

Defiance

Open resistance. 

A daring or bold resistance to authority. 

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

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14-Jul-2021

Patronage

[ pey-truh-nij ] NOUN

Patronage

The support given by a patron. 

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

Kindness done with a feel of superiority.

“My success does not depend on their patronage.” 

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13-Jul-2021

Malefactor

[ mal-uh-fak-ter ] NOUN

Malefactor

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

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

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12-Jul-2021

Outpost

[ out-pohst ] NOUN

Outpost

A remote part of a country or empire. 

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

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11-Jul-2021

Vintage

[ vin-tij ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Vintage

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

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

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

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10-Jul-2021

Misgiving

[ mis-giv-ing ] NOUN

Misgiving

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

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

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09-Jul-2021

Attrition

[ uh-trish-uhn ] NOUN

Attrition

Reduction in number or strength. 

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

Wearing away by friction; abrasion.

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

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08-Jul-2021

Mystique

[ mi-steek ] NOUN

Mystique

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

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

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

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07-Jul-2021

Akin

[ uh-kin ] ADJECTIVE

Akin

Of similar character. 

“Something akin to gratitude overwhelms them.” 

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06-Jul-2021

Solace

[ sol-is ] NOUN, VERB

Solace

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

Verb : Give comfort or consolation to. 

“Everyone wishes to live in solace.” 

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05-Jul-2021

Inaugural

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

Inaugural

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

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

“The inaugural performance was much awaited.” 

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04-Jul-2021

Justifiable

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

Justifiable

With good reason.

Capable of being defended by being just.

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

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03-Jul-2021

Overreach

[ oh-ver-reech ] VERB

Overreach

Try to do more than is possible. 

“The manager’s expectations overreached our efforts.” 

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02-Jul-2021

Bounty

[ bown-tee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Bounty

Adjective : Generosity.

Noun : Something given or occurring in generous amounts.

“People praised him for his bounty attitude.”

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01-Jul-2021

Dawdle

[ daw-del ] VERB

Dawdle

Waste time; be slow.

Move slowly and idly in a particular direction.

“He advised me not to dawdle my efforts.”

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June 2021
30-Jun-2021

Interminable

[ inter-mee-ne-bl ] ADJECTIVE

Interminable

Endless or apparently endless.

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

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29-Jun-2021

Prickly

[ prik-lee ] ADVERB

Prickly

Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation.

Likely to cause offence or controversy.

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

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28-Jun-2021

Dither

[ di-th-ur ] NOUN, VERB

Dither

Verb : Be indecisive.

Noun : Indecisive behaviour.

“I do not trust people who dither.”

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27-Jun-2021

Traumatic

[ traw-ma-tik ] ADJECTIVE

Traumatic

Deeply disturbing or distressing.

Relating to or denoting physical injury.

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

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26-Jun-2021

Carnage

[ car-nay-j ] NOUN

Carnage

The killing of a large number of people.

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

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25-Jun-2021

Despair

[ des-pay-r ] NOUN, VERB

Despair

Noun : The complete loss or absence of hope.

Verb : Lose or be without hope.

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

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24-Jun-2021

Weightage

[ wei-tage ] NOUN

Weightage

Emphasis or priority.

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

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

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23-Jun-2021

Stark

[ stahrk ] ADJECTIVE

Stark

Severe or bare in appearance or outline.

Complete; sheer.

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

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22-Jun-2021

Eradication

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

Eradication

The complete destruction of something.

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

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21-Jun-2021

Tinker

[ ting-ker ] NOUN, VERB

Tinker

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

Noun : A mischievous child.

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

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20-Jun-2021

Connote

[ kuh-noht ] VERB

Connote

Imply or suggest.

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

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19-Jun-2021

Disaffection

[ dis-uh-fek-shuhn ] NOUN

Disaffection

A state or feeling of being dissatisfied, especially with people in authority or a system of control.

“We have witnessed an increase in disaffection with the corporate functioning.”

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18-Jun-2021

Sedition

[ si-dish-uhn ] NOUN

Sedition

Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

“It was his sedition that turned out to be the cause of the quarrel.”

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17-Jun-2021

Envisage

[ en-viz-ij ] VERB

Envisage

Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

“The new scheme envisaged that rural people will have all the rights.”

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16-Jun-2021

Regress

[ ri-gres ] NOUN, VERB

Regress

Verb : Return to a former or less developed state.

Noun : The action of returning to a former or less developed state.

“The team decided not to regress to the old technologies.”

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15-Jun-2021

Showcase

[ shoh-keys ] NOUN, VERB

Showcase

Verb : Exhibit; display.

Noun : A glass case used for displaying articles in a shop or museum.

“The review showcases that we don’t belong to this category.”

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14-Jun-2021

Spearhead

[ speer-hed ] NOUN, VERB

Spearhead

Verb : Lead.

Noun: The point of a spear.; An individual or group chosen to lead an attack or movement.

“The chief is spearheading the protest.”

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13-Jun-2021

Outpace

[ out-peys ] VERB

Outpace

Go, rise, or improve faster than.

“My teammate outpaced all the other players.”

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12-Jun-2021

Augury

[ aw-gyuh-ree ] NOUN

Augury

A sign of what will happen in the future; an omen.

“His arrival was as an augury of a dispute.”

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11-Jun-2021

Dysfunction

[ dis-fuhngk-shuhn ] NOUN

Dysfunction

Abnormality or impairment in the operation of a specified bodily organ or system.

“Raunak is facing severe bowel dysfunction.”

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10-Jun-2021

Susceptible

[ suh-sep-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Susceptible

Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.

“You might be susceptible to the risk of infection.”

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09-Jun-2021

Binding

[ bahyn-ding ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Binding

Adjective : Involving an obligation that cannot be broken.

Noun : A strong covering holding the pages of a book together.

“It was binding on us to act precisely.”

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08-Jun-2021

Resurface

[ ree-sur-fis ] VERB

Resurface

Arise or become evident again.

Put a new coating on or re-form.

“The impact of the virus resurfaced in the area all again.”

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07-Jun-2021

Truncate

[ truhng-keyt ] VERB

Truncate

Shorten the duration or extent of.

“His story was truncated as he decided to remove the attachments by other authors.”

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06-Jun-2021

Brave

[ breyv ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Brave

Verb : Endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behaviour) without showing fear.

Adjective : Ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.

Noun : A North American Indian warrior.

“The armed officers braved the smuggling at the sea.”

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05-Jun-2021

Diametrically

[ di-met-ri-ka-lee ] ADVERB

Diametrically

Completely; directly.

“Two diametrically opposed statements were cited in the newspaper.”

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04-Jun-2021

Trounce

[ trouns ] VERB

Trounce

Defeat heavily in a contest.

Rebuke or punish severely.

“Our ancestors trounced the enemy badly.”

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03-Jun-2021

Confrontational

[ kon-fruhn-tey-shuh-nl ] ADJECTIVE

Confrontational

Tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative.

“The confrontational disputes are not at all allured by us.”

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02-Jun-2021

Strife

[ strahyf ] NOUN

Strife

Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.

“The intense strife within the community made all suffer”

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01-Jun-2021

Transpire

[ tran-spahyuhr ] VERB

Transpire

Come to be known; be revealed.

Give off water vapour through the stomata.

Transpiring one’s idea into a million dollar company is a big deal.”

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May 2021
31-May-2021

Enthuse

[ en-thooz ] VERB

Enthuse

Make (someone) interested and eagerly appreciative.

“None of us is enthused with the idea of migrating to a foreign country.”

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30-May-2021

Salience

[ sey-lee-uhns ] NOUN

Salience

The quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.

“The salience of the decision made can never be neglected.”

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29-May-2021

Perennial

[ puh-ren-ee-uhl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Perennial

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

Noun : A perennial plant.

“The people of Israel had perennial trust in their leader.”

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28-May-2021

Casualty

[ kazh-oo-uhl-tee ] NOUN

Casualty

A person killed or injured in a war or accident.

A person or thing badly affected by an event or situation.

“The increasing number of casualties is bothering the international organizations too.”

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27-May-2021

Foist

[ foist ] VERB

Foist

Impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.

“The inmates foisted trouble on us.”

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26-May-2021

Pound

[ pound ] NOUN, VERB

Pound

Verb  : Strike or hit heavily and repeatedly.

Noun : The basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence.

“We were pounding our elbows at the desk.”

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25-May-2021

Calmer

[ kahm-r ] ADJECTIVE

Calmer

Not disturbed.

“The sunset at the peak was calmer and more soothing.”

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24-May-2021

House

[ hous ] NOUN, VERB

House

Verb : Provide space for; contain or accommodate.

Noun : A building for human habitation, especially one that consists of a ground floor and one or more upper storeys.

“The terrorists were not housed at the eastern ghats.”

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23-May-2021

Showmanship

[ shoh-muhn-ship ] NOUN

Showmanship

Skill at entertaining, theatrical presentation, or performance.

“His flair for showmanship allures many.”

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22-May-2021

Grandeur

[ gran-jer ] NOUN

Grandeur

Splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.

High rank or social importance.

“The government’s attempt of maintaining its grandeur is useless.”

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21-May-2021

Imperious

[ im-peer-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Imperious

Arrogant and domineering.

“His imperious demands annoyed all the investors.”

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20-May-2021

Demolition

[ dem-uh-lish-uhn ] NOUN

Demolition

The action or process of demolishing or being demolished.

An overwhelming defeat.

“The historical monument was to be conserved from demolition.”

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19-May-2021

Extradite

[ ek-struh-dahyt ] VERB

Extradite

Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.

“The government denied to extradite him to his home country.”

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18-May-2021

Rollout

[ rohl-out ] NOUN

Rollout

The official launch or introduction of a new product or service.

“The rollout of vaccine process was much awaited.”

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17-May-2021

Ancillary

[ an-sil-uh-ree ] ADJECTIVE

Ancillary

In addition to something else, but not as important.

“The notes were ancillary to the main report.”

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16-May-2021

Allowable

[ uh-lou-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Allowable

Allowed, especially within a set of regulations; permissible.

“The validity has been extended allowable three weeks.”

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15-May-2021

Agility

[ uh-jil-i-tee ] NOUN

Agility

Ability to think and understand quickly.

“His agility cannot be questioned.”

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14-May-2021

Experimental

[ ik-sper-uh-men-tl ] ADJECTIVE

Experimental

Based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized.

“The doctors gave her an experimental drug.”

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13-May-2021

Singularly

[ sing-gyuh-ler-lee ] ADVERB

Singularly

In a remarkable or noticeable way.

“We had singularly failed to create a long lasting impression.”

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12-May-2021

Preparedness

[ pri-pair-id-nis ] NOUN

Preparedness

A state of readiness, especially for war.

“The situation demanded military preparedness.”

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11-May-2021

Rainfed

[ rain-fed ] ADJECTIVE

Rainfed

Filled or supplied primarily with rainwater.

“The farms are rainfed this season.”

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10-May-2021

Hysteria

[ hi-ster-ee-uh ] NOUN

Hysteria

Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.

“The hysteria of anti-Semitic has created a fuss throughout.”

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09-May-2021

Convalescent

[ kon-vuh-les-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Convalescent

Recovering from an illness or medical treatment.

“His convalescent brother asked us to be at the theatre by 5 PM.”

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08-May-2021

Mindless

[ mahynd-lis ] ADJECTIVE

Mindless

Acting or done without justification and with no concern for the consequences.

“The leader asked us all to engage in that a task that seemed to be mindless.”

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07-May-2021

Jostle

[ jos-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Jostle

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

Noun: The action of jostling

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

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06-May-2021

Wryly

[ rahy-lee ] ADVERB

Wryly

In a way that expresses dry, especially mocking, humour.

“Yash reflected wryly on his career.”

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05-May-2021

Bemoan

[ bih-mohn ] VERB

Bemoan

Express discontent or sorrow over (something).

Bemoaning a lot wasn’t of any use.”

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04-May-2021

Oversight

[ oh-ver-sahyt ] NOUN

Oversight

An unintentional failure to notice or do something.

The action of overseeing something.

“It was the minor oversight that caused this major mishap.”

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03-May-2021

Awash

[ uh-wosh ] ADJECTIVE

Awash

Covered or flooded with water, especially seawater or rain.

Containing large numbers or amounts of someone or something.

“The basin got awash with the rain.”

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02-May-2021

Upend

[ uhp-end ] VERB

Upend

Set or turn (something) on its end or upside down.

“Roshni upended a cup of milk over the portions.”

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01-May-2021

Propensity

[ pruh-pen-si-tee ] NOUN

Propensity

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

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

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April 2021
30-Apr-2021

Sparingly

[ spair-ing-lee ] ADVERB

Sparingly

In a restricted or infrequent manner; in small quantities.

“I couldn’t assign the duties sparingly.”

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29-Apr-2021

Backlog

[ bak-lawg ] NOUN

Backlog

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

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

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28-Apr-2021

Pendency

[ pen-duhn-see ] NOUN

Pendency

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

“The pendency of these many cases reflects suspicion.”

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27-Apr-2021

Tardiness

[ tahr-dee-nis ] NOUN

Tardiness

The quality or fact of being late; lateness.

“The tardiness in the process is suspicious.”

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26-Apr-2021

Indictment

[ in-dahyt-muhnt ] NOUN

Indictment

A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.

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

“An indictment for conspiracy is beyond understanding.”

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25-Apr-2021

Antediluvian

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

Antediluvian

Ridiculously old-fashioned.

“They decided to keep the antediluvian machinery.”

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24-Apr-2021

Entrench

[ en-trench ] VERB

Entrench

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

Encroach or trespass on.

“Biasedness is entrenched in our society.”

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23-Apr-2021

Emancipation

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

Emancipation

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

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

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22-Apr-2021

Nosedive

[ nohz-dahyv ] NOUN, VERB

Nosedive

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

Verb : Deteriorate suddenly and dramatically.

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

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21-Apr-2021

Hobble

[ hob-uhl ] NOUN, VERB

Hobble

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

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

“The economy was hobbled because of the pandemic.”

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20-Apr-2021

Concede

[ kuhn-seed ] VERB

Concede

To acknowledge an opponent’s win.

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

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

“I had to concede that I overreacted.”

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19-Apr-2021

Hinge

[ hinj ] NOUN, VERB

Hinge

Verb : To be dependent.

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

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

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18-Apr-2021

Surreptitiously

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

Surreptitiously

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

“I surreptitiously entered the board room.

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17-Apr-2021

Laborious

[ luh-bawr-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Laborious

Requiring considerable time and effort.

Requiring much work and exertion.

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

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16-Apr-2021

Enigmatic

[ en-ig-mat-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Enigmatic

Impossible to understand or interpret or Puzzling.

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

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15-Apr-2021

Woo

[ woo ] VERB

Woo

To try to attract or influence.

Seek the favour, support, or custom of.

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

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14-Apr-2021

Outsize

[ out-sahyz ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Outsize

Adjective : Exceptionally large.

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

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

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13-Apr-2021

Replete

[ ri-pleet ] ADJECTIVE

Replete

Filled or well-supplied with something.

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

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12-Apr-2021

Cascade

[ kas-keyd ] N/A

Cascade

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

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

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

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11-Apr-2021

Flurry

[ fluhr-ee ] NOUN, VERB

Flurry

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

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

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

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10-Apr-2021

Frontline

[ fruhnt-lahyn ] NOUN

Frontline

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

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

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

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09-Apr-2021

Opprobrium

[ uh-proh-bree-uhm ] NOUN

Opprobrium

The expression of very strong disapproval; censure.

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

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08-Apr-2021

Sniper

[ snaai-puhr ] NOUN

Sniper

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

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

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07-Apr-2021

Topple

[ top-uhl ] VERB

Topple

Overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.

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

To lean over or jut.

“Rob toppled over when I tickled him.”

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06-Apr-2021

Precipitous

[ pri-sip-i-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Precipitous

Sudden and dramatic.

Done suddenly and without careful consideration.

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

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05-Apr-2021

Sanctify

[ sangk-tuh-fahy ] VERB

Sanctify

Make legitimate.

Free from sin; purify.

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

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04-Apr-2021

Paranoid

[ par-uh-noid ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Paranoid

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

Adjective : A person who is suffering from paranoia

“My friends think that I am a paranoid.”

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03-Apr-2021

Straitjacket

[ streyt-jak-it ] NOUN, VERB

Straitjacket

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

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

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

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02-Apr-2021

Abstruse

[ ab-stroos ] ADJECTIVE

Abstruse

Difficult to understand; obscure.

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

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01-Apr-2021

Bottleneck

[ bot-l-nek ] NOUN, VERB

Bottleneck

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

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

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

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March 2021
31-Mar-2021

Implant

[ im-plant ] NOUN, VERB

Implant

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

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

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

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30-Mar-2021

Nightmare

[ nahyt-mair ] NOUN

Nightmare

A very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect.

A frightening or unpleasant dream.

“Implementation of the scheme was a nightmare.”

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29-Mar-2021

Floodgate

[ fluhd-geyt ] NOUN

Floodgate

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

Something serving to restrain an outburst.

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

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28-Mar-2021

Vicious

[ vish-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Vicious

Unpleasantly severe.

Deliberately cruel or violent.

Immoral.

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

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27-Mar-2021

Cumbersome

[ kuhm-ber-suhm ] ADJECTIVE

Cumbersome

Burdensome and troublesome.

Slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.

“We were all done with the cumbersome process.”

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26-Mar-2021

Misapprehension

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

Misapprehension

A mistaken belief about or interpretation of something.

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

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25-Mar-2021

Disgorge

[ dis-gawrj ] VERB

Disgorge

To eject forcefully or as a result of a force.

Pour (something) out.

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

“The steak disgorged the mild essence.”

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24-Mar-2021

Traverse

[ truh-vurs ] NOUN, VERB

Traverse

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

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

“I traversed the palace with my friends.”

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23-Mar-2021

Divulgence

[ dih-vuhl-juhns ] NOUN

Divulgence

Revealing private or sensitive information.

Revealing previously unknown facts.

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

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22-Mar-2021

Genial

[ jeen-yuhl ] NOUN

Genial

Quality of Friendliness or cordiality.

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

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21-Mar-2021

Vociferously

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

Vociferously

In a loud and forceful manner.

“We were made to perform the ritual vociferously.”

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20-Mar-2021

Notably

[ no-teb-lee ] ADVERB

Notably

In particular; especially.

“Not all parents are strict, notably mine.”

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19-Mar-2021

Scrupulous

[ skroo-pyuh-luhs ] ADJECTIVE

Scrupulous

In a very careful and thorough way.

Precise and Exact

“The documents were rectified scrupulously.”

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18-Mar-2021

Underperform

[ uhn-der-per-fawrm ] NOUN

Underperform

To fail to do as expected.

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

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17-Mar-2021

Potency

[ poht-n-see ] NOUN

Potency

The ability.

The power of something to influence or make an impression.

The ability to bring a particular result.

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

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16-Mar-2021

Exploitative

[ ik-sploi-tuh-tiv ] ADJECTIVE

Exploitative

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

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

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15-Mar-2021

Perpetrator

[ pur-pi-trey-ter ] NOUN

Perpetrator

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

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

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14-Mar-2021

Magnitude

[ mag-ni-tood ] NOUN

Magnitude

Size or extent of something.

Great importance.

“The magnitude of the change cannot be overlooked.”

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13-Mar-2021

Outlier

[ out-lahy-er ] NOUN

Outlier

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

A younger rock formation isolated among older rocks.

“Kate is an outlier in our entire group.”

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12-Mar-2021

Palpable

[ pal-puh-buhl ] ADVERB

Palpable

Able to be touched or felt.

So intense as to seem almost tangible.

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

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11-Mar-2021

Spawn

[ spawn ] VERB

Spawn

Release or deposit eggs.

Produce or generate a large number of.

“The rally spawned mass protests.”

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10-Mar-2021

Imbroglio

[ imbroglio ] NOUN

Imbroglio

A misunderstanding, Disagreement, etc.

An extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.

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

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09-Mar-2021

Insulate

[ in-suh-leyt ] VERB

Insulate

To protect.

Prevent the passage of electricity to or from.

To place in an isolated place or situation.

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

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08-Mar-2021

Adjudicate

[ uh-joo-di-keyt ] VERB

Adjudicate

To make formal judgement.

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

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07-Mar-2021

Piggyback

[ pig-ee-bak ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Piggyback

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

Adjective:  Carryable or Attachable.

“My organisation has piggybacked its own system.”

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06-Mar-2021

Incomprehensible

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

Incomprehensible

Incapable of being fully explored or understood.

“The idea shared by my sister was incomprehensible.”

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05-Mar-2021

Perfidious

[ per-fid-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Perfidious

Deliberately Faithless or Untrustworthy.

Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.

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

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04-Mar-2021

Unflappable

[ uhn-flap-uh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Unflappable

Not easily upset.

Having or showing calmness.

“He was known for his unflappable nature.”

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03-Mar-2021

Brawl

[ brawl ] NOUN, VERB

Brawl

Noun : A noisy quarrel

Verb : To quarrel angrily and in a noisy manner.

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

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02-Mar-2021

Versatility

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

Versatility

The quality of being useful for various tasks.

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

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01-Mar-2021

Tweak

[ tweek ] NOUN, VERB

Tweak

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

Noun : A sharp twist or pull.

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

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February 2021
28-Feb-2021

Dexterous

[ dek-str uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Dexterous

Skillful in the use of hands.

Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.

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

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27-Feb-2021

Infuriate

[ in-fy oor-ee-yet ] VERB

Infuriate

Annoy or irritate (someone).

“I infuriated my brother on pulling his leg.”

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26-Feb-2021

Proclivity

[ proh-kliv-i-tee ] NOUN

Proclivity

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

Natural or habitual inclination.

“We all have proclivity for hard work.”

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25-Feb-2021

Inescapable

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

Inescapable

Required by law or mandate; compulsory.

Incapable of being escaped.

“Wearing helmet while riding is inescapable.”

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24-Feb-2021

Apparent

[ uh-pair-uhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Apparent

Clearly visible or understood; obvious.

Capable of being easily understood.

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

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23-Feb-2021

Solely

[ sohl-lee ] ADVERB

Solely

Not involving anyone or anything else; only.

As the only one or ones; exclusively.

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

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22-Feb-2021

Cap

[ cap ] NOUN, VERB

Cap

Verb : Place a limit or restriction on.

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

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

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21-Feb-2021

Attributable

[ uh-trib-yootl ] NOUN, VERB

Attributable

Verb : To regard as consequence of a specified cause.

Noun : Something designated as belonging to a person.

“The accolades are attributable to the speaker today.”

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20-Feb-2021

Emulsion

[ ih-muhl-shuhn ] NOUN

Emulsion

Dispersion.

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

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

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19-Feb-2021

Incarceration

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

Incarceration

The state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.

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

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18-Feb-2021

Frailty

[ freyl-tee ] NOUN

Frailty

The condition of being weak and delicate.

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

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17-Feb-2021

Dislodge

[ dis-loj ] VERB

Dislodge

Remove from a position of power or authority.

“The reporter has dislodged the complaint.”

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16-Feb-2021

Intercession

[ in-ter-sesh-uhn ] NOUN

Intercession

The action or process of intervening.

An interposing on someone’s behalf.

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

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15-Feb-2021

Granular

[ gran-yuh-ler ] ADJECTIVE

Granular

Resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.

Having a roughened surface or structure.

Highly Detailed

“The granular texture of the surface highlighted it.”

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14-Feb-2021

Conservative

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

Conservative

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

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

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

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13-Feb-2021

Welter

[ wel-ter ] NOUN, VERB

Welter

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

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

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

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12-Feb-2021

Watchful

[ woch-fuhl ] ADJECTIVE

Watchful

Watching someone or something closely; alert and vigilant.

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

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11-Feb-2021

Anaemic

[ uh-nee-mik ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Anaemic

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

Noun : A person suffering from anaemia.

“The strategy seems to be anaemic.”

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10-Feb-2021

Ensuing

[ en-soo-ing ] ADJECTIVE

Ensuing

Occurring afterwards or as a result.

“We had numerous arguments in the ensuing seminar.”

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09-Feb-2021

Stewardship

[ stoo-erd-ship ] NOUN

Stewardship

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

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

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08-Feb-2021

Catapult

[ kat-uh-puhlt ] NOUN, VERB

Catapult

Verb : Drive or push something forwards.

Noun : A push or force.

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

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07-Feb-2021

Raucous

[ raw-kuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Raucous

Loud and harsh; grating.

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

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

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06-Feb-2021

Disenchantment

[ dis-in-chan-ment ] NOUN

Disenchantment

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

“We could do nothing of his disenchantment.”

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05-Feb-2021

Vitriol

[ vi-tree-uhl ] NOUN

Vitriol

Bitter criticism or malice.

Something highly caustic or severe in effect.

Sulphuric acid.

“The actors detest vitriol.”

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04-Feb-2021

Tantamount

[ tan-tuh-mount ] ADJECTIVE

Tantamount

Equal in value.

Equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.

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

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03-Feb-2021

Folly

[ faw-lee ] NOUN

Folly

Lack of good sense; foolishness.

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

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02-Feb-2021

Irrevocable

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

Irrevocable

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

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

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01-Feb-2021

Reconvene

[ ree-kun-veen ] VERB

Reconvene

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

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

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January 2021
31-Jan-2021

Incitement

[ in-sahyt-muhnt ] NOUN

Incitement

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

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

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30-Jan-2021

Distrust

[ dis-truhst ] NOUN, VERB

Distrust

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

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

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

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29-Jan-2021

Solemnise

[ sol-uhm-nahyz ] VERB

Solemnise

Duly perform.

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

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28-Jan-2021

Irritant

[ ir-i-tnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Irritant

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

Adjective: Causing slight inflammation or other discomforts to the body

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

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27-Jan-2021

Allay

[ uh-ley ] VERB

Allay

Diminish or put at rest

Relieve or alleviate (pain or hunger)

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

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26-Jan-2021

Spook

[ spook ] NOUN, VERB

Spook

Verb : To frighten.

Noun : A ghost

“We spooked the kids in the playground.”

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25-Jan-2021

Fugitive

[ fyoo-ji-tiv ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Fugitive

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

Adjective : Quick to disappear; fleeting

“It was his fugitive character that saved him.”

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24-Jan-2021

Wilfully

[ wil-fuh-lee ] ADVERB

Wilfully

With the intention of causing harm; deliberately.

“We made this change in the code wilfully.”

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23-Jan-2021

Extortion

[ ik-stawr-shuhn ] NOUN

Extortion

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

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

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22-Jan-2021

Unseat

[ uhn-seet ] VERB

Unseat

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

To dislodge from a seat

“The opposition tried hard to unseat the PM.”

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21-Jan-2021

Embroil

[ em-broil ] VERB

Embroil

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

To complicate.

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

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20-Jan-2021

Unbundle

[ uhn-buhn-dl ] VERB

Unbundle

To separate.

To set separate charges for related products or services.

“The community unbundled the secrets.”

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19-Jan-2021

Expediency

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

Expediency

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

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

“The political expediency is much needed at present.”

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18-Jan-2021

Precedence

[ pres-i-duhns ] NOUN

Precedence

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

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

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17-Jan-2021

Impasse

[ im-pas ] NOUN

Impasse

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

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

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16-Jan-2021

Grandiose

[ gran-dee-ohs ] ADJECTIVE

Grandiose

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

More complicated or elaborate than necessary.

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

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15-Jan-2021

Throttle

[ throt-l ] NOUN, VERB

Throttle

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

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

“The thieves throttled the old man to death.”

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14-Jan-2021

Emanate

[ em-uh-neyt ] VERB

Emanate

Issue or spread out from (a source).

To flow out.

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

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13-Jan-2021

Foment

[ foh-ment ] VERB

Foment

To instigate or stir up.

To apply warm water or medicated liquid.

“Unusual and unnecessary blames foment anguish.”

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12-Jan-2021

Vigilance

[ vij-uh-luhns ] NOUN

Vigilance

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

“The vigilance officer did not take much interest.”

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11-Jan-2021

Hesitation

[ hez-i-tey-shuhn ] NOUN

Hesitation

The quality or state of being uncertain.

A delay due to uncertainty of mind or fear.

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

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10-Jan-2021

Stipulate

[ stip-yuh-leyt ] VERB

Stipulate

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

To arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement.

To promise in making an agreement.

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

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09-Jan-2021

Insidious

[ in-sid-ee-uhs ] ADJECTIVE

Insidious

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

Intended to entrap

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

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08-Jan-2021

Selectivity

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

Selectivity

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

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

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07-Jan-2021

Sporadic

[ spuh-rad-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Sporadic

Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places.

Scattered or isolated instances.

“The virus hit was sporadic.”

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06-Jan-2021

Insurgency

[ in-sur-juhn-see ] NOUN

Insurgency

An active revolt or uprising.

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

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05-Jan-2021

Curt

[ kurt ] ADJECTIVE

Curt

Rudely brief in speech.

Brief, Concise or Terse.

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

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04-Jan-2021

Charisma

[ kuh-riz-muh ] NOUN

Charisma

Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.

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

“His charisma made him gain popularity.”

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03-Jan-2021

Muddle

[ muhd-l ] NOUN, VERB

Muddle

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

Noun : An untidy and disorganized state or collection.

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

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02-Jan-2021

Bellwether

[ bel-weth-er ] NOUN

Bellwether

Something that leads or indicates a trend.

A person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront.

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

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01-Jan-2021

Lull

[ luhl ] NOUN, VERB

Lull

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

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

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

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December 2020
31-Dec-2020

Quell

[ kwel ] VERB

Quell

Put an end to.

To suppress (a feeling).

To vanquish.

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

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30-Dec-2020

Communique

[ kuh-myoo-ni-key ] NOUN

Communique

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

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

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29-Dec-2020

Edifice

[ ed-uh-fis ] NOUN

Edifice

A complex system of beliefs.

Any large complex system or organization.

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

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28-Dec-2020

Condescending

[ kon-duh-sen-ding ] ADJECTIVE

Condescending

Having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.

“The seniors at the seminar showcased condescending qualities.”

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27-Dec-2020

Whirlwind

[ hwurl-wind ] NOUN, VERB

Whirlwind

Noun :  Someone or something characterized by great energy.

Verb : To move or travel quickly.

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

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26-Dec-2020

Extradition

[ ek-struh-dish-uhn ] NOUN

Extradition

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

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

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

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25-Dec-2020

Egregious

[ ih-gree-juhs ] ADJECTIVE

Egregious

Outstandingly bad; shocking.

Extraordinary in some bad way.

“Her thinking is egregious.”

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24-Dec-2020

Cornerstone

[ kawr-ner-stohn ] NOUN

Cornerstone

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

Something that is essential or basic.

“The cornerstone of the experiment is this chemical.”

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23-Dec-2020

Decrepit

[ dih-krep-it ] VERB

Decrepit

Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.

(of a person) elderly and infirm.

“The machinery at the warehouse was decrepit.”

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22-Dec-2020

Flagrant

[ fley-gruhnt ] ADJECTIVE

Flagrant

Conspicuously or obviously offensive.

Notorious or Scandalous.

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

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21-Dec-2020

Partisan

[ pahr-tuh-zan ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Partisan

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

Adjective : Prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.

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

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20-Dec-2020

Bigotry

[ big-uh-tree ] NOUN

Bigotry

Stubborn and complete intolerance of any belief.

“We couldn’t bear the bigotry anymore.”

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19-Dec-2020

Wounded

[ woon-did ] ADJECTIVE

Wounded

Inflicted with a wound; injured.

Suffering injury or bodily harm.

“We were wounded mentally after the loss.”

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18-Dec-2020

Patrol

[ puh-trohl ] NOUN, VERB

Patrol

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

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

“Armenia was promised patrolling by Turkey.”

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17-Dec-2020

Backlash

[ bak-lash ] NOUN

Backlash

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

Recoil arising between parts of a mechanism.

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

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16-Dec-2020

Vow

[ vou ] NOUN, VERB

Vow

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

Noun : A solemn promise.

“I vowed to make my parents proud.”

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15-Dec-2020

Dastardly

[ das-terd-lee ] ADJECTIVE

Dastardly

Wicked and cruel.

Cowardly

“He made a dastardly attempt to impress us.”

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14-Dec-2020

Draconian

[ drey-koh-nee-uhn ] ADJECTIVE

Draconian

Excessively harsh and severe.

Unusually cruel or severe.

“The decision made was draconian in a sense.”

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13-Dec-2020

Snap

[ snap ] N/A

Snap

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

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

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

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12-Dec-2020

Dehumanise

[ dee-hyoo-muh-nahyz ] VERB

Dehumanise

Deprive of positive human qualities.

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

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11-Dec-2020

Macabre

[ muh-kah-ber ] NOUN

Macabre

Disturbing because concerned with or causing fear of death.

Gruesome and horrifying.

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

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10-Dec-2020

Contagion

[ kuhn-tey-juhn ] NOUN

Contagion

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

The spreading of a harmful idea or practice.

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

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09-Dec-2020

Flailing

[ fleyl-ing ] ADJECTIVE

Flailing

Wave or swing wildly.

Beset by difficulties.

“The flailing economy will take time to recover.”

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08-Dec-2020

Truce

[ troos ] NOUN

Truce

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

“The truce is compromised.”

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07-Dec-2020

Promulgate

[ prom-uhl-geyt ] VERB

Promulgate

Promote or make widely known

To set forth or teach publicly

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

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06-Dec-2020

Abeyance

[ un-bey-uhns ] NOUN

Abeyance

Temporary Inactivity, Cessation or Suspension.

A state of temporary disuse or suspension

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

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05-Dec-2020

Stance

[ stans ] NOUN

Stance

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

The way in which a person stands.

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

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04-Dec-2020

Emphatic

[ em-fat-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Emphatic

Expressing something forcibly and clearly.

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

“Aslam was emphatic in his project management.”

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03-Dec-2020

Heft

[ heft ] NOUN, VERB

Heft

Noun : Significance or influence.

Verb : Lift or carry (something heavy).

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

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02-Dec-2020

Pre-eminence

[ pree-em-uh-nuhns ] NOUN

Pre-eminence

The fact of surpassing all others; superiority.

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

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01-Dec-2020

Founder

[ foun-der ] NOUN, VERB

Founder

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

Noun : A person who establishes an institution or settlement.

“The economy is foundering at a great pace.”

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November 2020
30-Nov-2020

Accede

[ ak-seed ] VERB

Accede

Agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

Become a member of an organization.

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

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29-Nov-2020

Implausible

[ im-plaw-zuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Implausible

Not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince.

Not appearing to be truth or correct.

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

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28-Nov-2020

Rarity

[ rair-i-tee ] NOUN

Rarity

The state or quality of being rare.

Something unusual or uncommon.

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

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27-Nov-2020

Con

[ kon ] NOUN, ADVERB

Con

Noun : A disadvantage of or argument against something.

Adverb : Against a proposition, opinion, etc

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

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26-Nov-2020

Replicate

[ rep-li-keyt ] NOUN, VERB

Replicate

Noun : A repeated experiment or trial.

Verb : Make an exact copy of; reproduce.

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

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25-Nov-2020

Wont

[ wohnt ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Wont

Noun : One's customary behaviour.

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

Verb : Make or become accustomed.

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

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24-Nov-2020

Intensify

[ in-ten-suh-fahy ] VERB

Intensify

To make more acute

To strengthen or sharpen.

“The decision against the union intensified the anger.”

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23-Nov-2020

Hasten

[ hey-suhn ] VERB

Hasten

Be quick to do something.

To move or act in a hurry.

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

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22-Nov-2020

Tailspin

[ teyl-spin ] NOUN, VERB

Tailspin

Noun : A state of rapidly increasing chaos or panic.

Verb : Become increasingly chaotic and out of control.

“The pandemic gave the economy a tailspin.”

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21-Nov-2020

Incentivize

[ in-sen-ti-vahyz ] VERB

Incentivize

To give incentives to someone.

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

“The officials incentivized the eviction of the journalist.”

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20-Nov-2020

Table

[ tey-buhl ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Table

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

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

Adjective : Suitable for serving at a table.

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

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19-Nov-2020

Rudimentary

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

Rudimentary

Involving or limited to basic principles.

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

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18-Nov-2020

Exhortation

[ eg-zawr-tey-shuhn ] NOUN

Exhortation

An address that conveys urgent recommendations.

An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something.

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

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17-Nov-2020

Ambit

[ am-bit ] NOUN

Ambit

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

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

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16-Nov-2020

Bespeak

[ bih-speek ] VERB

Bespeak

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

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

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15-Nov-2020

Hate-mongering

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

Hate-mongering

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

Adjective : Arousing or intended to arouse feelings of hatred.

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

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14-Nov-2020

Triumph

[ trahy-uhmf ] NOUN, VERB

Triumph

Noun : The act of being victorious.

Verb : To gain a victory.

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

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13-Nov-2020

High-handed

[ hahy-han-did ] ADJECTIVE

High-handed

Using power or authority without considering the feelings of others.

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

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12-Nov-2020

Consensual

[ kuhn-sen-shoo-uhl ] ADJECTIVE

Consensual

Relating to or involving consent or consensus.

“The agreement shared was a consensual one.”

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11-Nov-2020

Detestable

[ dih-tes-tuh-buhl ] ADJECTIVE

Detestable

Deserving intense dislike.

“His way of treating people is detestable.”

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10-Nov-2020

Ruse

[ rooz ] N/A

Ruse

An action intended to deceive someone.

A trick.

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

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09-Nov-2020

Obviate

[ ob-vee-eyt ] VERB

Obviate

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

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

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08-Nov-2020

Gauge

[ geyj ] NOUN, VERB

Gauge

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

Noun : A standard of measure.

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

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07-Nov-2020

Handful

[ hand-fool ] NOUN

Handful

A small number or amount.

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

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06-Nov-2020

Finagle

[ fi-ney-guhl ] VERB

Finagle

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

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

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05-Nov-2020

Brunt

[ bruhnt ] NOUN

Brunt

The main force or impact

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

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04-Nov-2020

Bungling

[ buhng-guhl-ing ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Bungling

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

Adjective : making or characterized by many clumsy mistakes.

 "The leader at the speech made bungling remarks."

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03-Nov-2020

Blip

[ blip ] NOUN, VERB

Blip

Noun : Anything Small, in number or amount.

Verb : To move or proceed in short.

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

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02-Nov-2020

Onset

[ on-set ] NOUN

Onset

The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant.

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

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01-Nov-2020

Parley

[ pahr-lee ] NOUN, VERB

Parley

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

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

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

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October 2020
31-Oct-2020

Guise

[ gahyz ] NOUN, VERB

Guise

Noun : general external appearance.; style of dressing.

Verb : To dress

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

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30-Oct-2020

Cavalier

[ kav-uh-leer ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Cavalier

Adjective : Showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.

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

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

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29-Oct-2020

Remodel

[ ree-mod-l ] VERB

Remodel

Change the structure or form of something.

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

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28-Oct-2020

Hubris

[ hyoo-bris ] NOUN

Hubris

Excessive pride or self-confidence.

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

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27-Oct-2020

Antiquated

[ an-ti-kwey-tid ] ADJECTIVE

Antiquated

Old-fashioned or outdated.

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

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26-Oct-2020

Deluge

[ del-yooj ] NOUN, VERB

Deluge

Noun : A severe flood.

Verb : To flood.

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

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25-Oct-2020

Downpour

[ doun-pawr ] NOUN

Downpour

A heavy fall of rain.

“The first downpour I witnessed was in Manali.”

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24-Oct-2020

Maroon

[ muh-roon ] NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE

Maroon

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

Adjective : Of a brownish-red colour.

Noun : A brownish-red coloured person.

“I was left marooned alone on the island.”

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23-Oct-2020

Insularity

[ Insularity ] NOUN

Insularity

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

“Early days were sheer example of British insularity.”

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22-Oct-2020

Forbearance

[ fawr-bair-uhns ] NOUN

Forbearance

Patient or have self-control; restraint and tolerance.

Refraining from something.

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

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21-Oct-2020

Prognosticate

[ prog-nos-ti-keyt ] VERB

Prognosticate

Foretell or prophesy (a future event).

To predict.

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

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20-Oct-2020

De facto

[ dee -fak-toh ] ADJECTIVE, ADVERB

De facto

Adverb : In fact, whether by right or not.

Adjective : Existing or holding a specified position

De facto, I was about to quit.”

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19-Oct-2020

Intrinsic

[ in-trin-sik ] ADJECTIVE

Intrinsic

Belonging naturally; essential.

Belonging to a thing by its nature.

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

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18-Oct-2020

Epoch

[ ep-uhk ] NOUN

Epoch

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

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

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17-Oct-2020

Furore

[ fuh-ror ] NOUN

Furore

An outbreak of public anger or excitement.

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

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16-Oct-2020

Cleave

[ kleev ] VERB

Cleave

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

To remain faithful.

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

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15-Oct-2020

Wintry

[ win-tree ] ADJECTIVE

Wintry

Resembling winter weather.

"She depicted wintry skies in her painting."

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14-Oct-2020

Stricture

[ strik-cher ] NOUN

Stricture

A restriction on a person or activity.

A remark or comment; especially an adverse criticism

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

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13-Oct-2020

Burnish

[ bur-nish ] NOUN, VERB

Burnish

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

Noun : Gloss; Luster; Brightness

“We are working hard to burnish our website.”

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12-Oct-2020

Interplay

[ in-ter-pley ] NOUN, VERB

Interplay

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

Verb : To exert influence on each other

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

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11-Oct-2020

Stutter

[ stuht-er ] VERB

Stutter

To speak or say something with difficulty.

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

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10-Oct-2020

Perverse

[ per-vurs ] ADJECTIVE

Perverse

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

unreasonable or unacceptable.

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

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09-Oct-2020

Impetus

[ im-pi-tuhs ] NOUN

Impetus

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

The force or energy with which a body moves

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

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08-Oct-2020

Outset

[ out-set ] NOUN

Outset

The start or beginning of something

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

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07-Oct-2020

Salutary

[ sal-yuh-ter-ee ] ADJECTIVE

Salutary

Producing good effects; beneficial

Favourable to Health

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

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06-Oct-2020

Pummel

[ puhm-uh l ] VERB

Pummel

Criticize severely

 

To strike repeatedly with the fists

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

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05-Oct-2020

Inadvertent

[ in-uhd-vur-tnt ] ADJECTIVE

Inadvertent

Not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning

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

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04-Oct-2020

Ostensibly

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

Ostensibly

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

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

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03-Oct-2020

Remit

[ ri-mit ] NOUN, VERB

Remit

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

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

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

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02-Oct-2020

Wherewithal

[ hwair-with-awl ] NOUN, ADVERB

Wherewithal

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

Adverb : Wherewith. By means of which

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

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01-Oct-2020

Facade

[ fuh-sahd ] NOUN

Facade

A deceptive or illusive outward appearance of something.

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

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September 2020
30-Sep-2020

Discordant

[ dis-kawr-dnt ] ADJECTIVE

Discordant

Disagreeing or incongruous

Shrill or Harsh noise

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

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29-Sep-2020

Transgression

[ trans-gresh-uh n ] NOUN

Transgression

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

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

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28-Sep-2020

Incumbent

[ in-kuhm-buhnt ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Incumbent

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

Noun : The holder of an office

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

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27-Sep-2020

Veneer

[ vuh-neer ] NOUN, VERB

Veneer

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

Noun : A superficially valuable or pleasing appearance

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

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26-Sep-2020

Saboteurs

[ sab-uh-turs ] NOUN

Saboteurs

A person who damages or destroys something deliberately.

A person who engages in sabotage

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

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25-Sep-2020

Spat

[ spat ] NOUN, VERB

Spat

Noun : A quarrel about an unimportant matter

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

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

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24-Sep-2020

Espionage

[ es-pee-uh-nahzh ] NOUN

Espionage

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

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

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23-Sep-2020

Incipient

[ in-sip-ee-uh nt ] ADJECTIVE

Incipient

Beginning to happen or develop

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

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22-Sep-2020

Sequester

[ si-kwes-ter ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Sequester

Adjective : Isolate or hide away

Verb : To remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement

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

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21-Sep-2020

Telltale

[ tel-teyl ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Telltale

Adjective : Revealing, indicating, or betraying something

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

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

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20-Sep-2020

Sorely

[ sawr-lee ] ADVERB

Sorely

To a very high degree or level of intensity

With feelings of bitterness or grief

“I wondered if they would sorely miss me.”

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19-Sep-2020

Indomitable

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

Indomitable

Impossible to subdue or defeat

“Super heroes are the ones with indomitable energy.”

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18-Sep-2020

Frosty

[ fraw-stee ] ADJECTIVE

Frosty

Cold and unfriendly in manner

Having a low or subnormal temperature

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

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17-Sep-2020

Endow

[ en-dou ] VERB

Endow

Provide with a quality or ability

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

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16-Sep-2020

Perversion

[ per-vur-zhuhn ] NOUN

Perversion

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

sexual behaviour that is considered abnormal and unacceptable.

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

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15-Sep-2020

Overhaul

[ oh-ver-hawl ] NOUN, VERB

Overhaul

Verb : Analyse and improve ;To make necessary repairs on

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

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

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14-Sep-2020

Feeler

[ fee-ler ] NOUN

Feeler

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

A person or thing that feels

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

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13-Sep-2020

Decouple

[ dee-kuhp-uhl ] VERB

Decouple

To cause to become separated.

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

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

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12-Sep-2020

Tread

[ tred ] NOUN, VERB

Tread

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

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

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

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11-Sep-2020

Dotted

[ dot-id ] VERB, ADJECTIVE

Dotted

Adjective :  Marked with or in the form of dots

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

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

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10-Sep-2020

Demarcate

[ dih-mahr-keyt ] VERB

Demarcate

Set the boundaries or limits of

To separate indistinctly

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

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09-Sep-2020

Privy

[ priv-ee ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Privy

Adjective : Hidden; secret

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

“We cannot have anything privy from our parents.”

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08-Sep-2020

Ramification

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

Ramification

The possible results of an action.

A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event

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

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07-Sep-2020

Staunch

[ stawnch ] ADJECTIVE

Staunch

Very loyal and committed in attitude.

Strong and Substantial.

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

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06-Sep-2020

Tirade

[ tahy-reyd ] NOUN

Tirade

A long, angry speech of criticism or accusation

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

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05-Sep-2020

Breakaway

[ breyk-uh-wey ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Breakaway

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

Adjective : Departing from routine or tradition

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

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04-Sep-2020

Veer

[ veer ] VERB

Veer

Change direction suddenly

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

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

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03-Sep-2020

Caveat

[ kav-ee-aht ] NOUN

Caveat

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

A warning or caution.

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

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02-Sep-2020

Cogent

[ koh-juh nt ] ADJECTIVE

Cogent

Clear, logical, and convincing

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

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01-Sep-2020

Telluric

[ te-loor-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Telluric

Of or relating to Earth.

Of or relating to or containing the chemical element tellurium.

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

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August 2020
31-Aug-2020

Portentous

[ pawr-ten-tuhs ] ADJECTIVE

Portentous

Being a grave or serious matter

Of or like a portent; of momentous significance

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

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

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30-Aug-2020

Rubric

[ roo-brik ] NOUN

Rubric

A heading on a document

A set of rules

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

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29-Aug-2020

Travesty

[ trav-uh-stee ] NOUN, VERB

Travesty

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

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

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

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28-Aug-2020

Thaw

[ thaw ] NOUN, VERB

Thaw

Noun : An increase in friendliness or cordiality

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

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

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27-Aug-2020

Pantheon

[ pan-thee-uhn ] NOUN

Pantheon

A group of particularly respected, famous, or important people

All the gods of a people or religion collectively

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

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26-Aug-2020

Didactic

[ dahy-dak-tik ] ADJECTIVE

Didactic

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

Intended for instruction

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

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25-Aug-2020

Enigma

[ uh-nig-muh ] NOUN

Enigma

A person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand

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

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24-Aug-2020

Advent

[ ad-vent ] NOUN

Advent

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

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

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

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23-Aug-2020

Seraphic

[ si-raf-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Seraphic

Characteristic of or resembling a seraph or seraphim; angelic

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

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22-Aug-2020

Respite

[ res-pit ] NOUN, VERB

Respite

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

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

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

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21-Aug-2020

Idyllic

[ ahy-dil-ik ] ADJECTIVE

Idyllic

Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful

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

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20-Aug-2020

Albeit

[ awl-bee-it ] CONJUNCTION

Albeit

Although; Even if

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

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19-Aug-2020

Unctuous

[ uhngk-choo-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Unctuous

Excessively flattering

Having a greasy or oily feel.

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

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18-Aug-2020

Status quo

[ stat-uh s kwoh ] NOUN

Status quo

The existing state of affairs

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

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17-Aug-2020

Obsequious

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

Obsequious

Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree

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

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16-Aug-2020

Arcane

[ ahr-keyn ] ADJECTIVE

Arcane

Understood by few; mysterious or secret

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

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15-Aug-2020

Haughty

[ haw-tee ] ADJECTIVE

Haughty

Arrogantly superior and disdainful

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

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14-Aug-2020

Gratuitous

[ gruh-too-i-tuhs ] ADVERB

Gratuitous

Done without good reason

Given without charge or payment

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

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13-Aug-2020

Acquiesce

[ ak-wee-es ] VERB

Acquiesce

Accept something reluctantly but without protest

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

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12-Aug-2020

Expeditious

[ ek-spi-dish-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Expeditious

Done with speed and efficiency

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

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11-Aug-2020

Revelation

[ rev-uh-ley-shuhn ] NOUN

Revelation

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

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

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10-Aug-2020

Unequivocal

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

Unequivocal

Leaving no doubt.

Clear, Having only one possible meaning.

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

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09-Aug-2020

Winsome

[ win-suh m ] ADJECTIVE

Winsome

Attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way

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

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08-Aug-2020

Diaphanous

[ dahy-af-uh-nuh s ] ADJECTIVE

Diaphanous

Transparent, delicate, and translucent

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

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07-Aug-2020

Spurious

[ spyoo r-ee-uh s ] ADJECTIVE

Spurious

Not being what it purports to be; false or fake

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

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06-Aug-2020

Untoward

[ uhn-tawrd, -tohrd ] ADJECTIVE

Untoward

Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.

Improper.

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

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05-Aug-2020

Remonstrate

[ ri-mon-streyt ] VERB

Remonstrate

Make a forcefully reproachful protest.

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

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

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04-Aug-2020

Quack

[ kwak ] NOUN, VERB

Quack

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

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

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

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03-Aug-2020

Foreboding

[ fawr-boh-ding ] NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Foreboding

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

Adjective : Implying that something bad is going to happen

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

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02-Aug-2020

Aftermath

[ af-ter-math ] NOUN

Aftermath

The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event

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

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01-Aug-2020

Consensus

[ kuh n-sen-suh s ] NOUN

Consensus

A general agreement.
Majority of opinion.

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

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July 2020
31-Jul-2020

Exasperate

[ ig-zas-puh-reyt ] VERB

Exasperate

To irritate intensely

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

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30-Jul-2020

Efficacy

[ ef-i-kuh-see ] NOUN

Efficacy

The ability to produce a desired or intended result

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

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29-Jul-2020

Succour

[ suhk-er ] NOUN, VERB

Succour

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

 

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

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28-Jul-2020

Lachrymose

[ lak-ruh-mohs ] ADJECTIVE

Lachrymose

Causing sadness or tears; sorrowful

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

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27-Jul-2020

Bolster

[ bohl-ster ] NOUN, VERB

Bolster

Verb : To add support and strengthen

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

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

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