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ENGLISH VOCABULARY 18/01/2017

1.vagabond

Meaning: a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.

Synonym: wanderer, nomad

Usage: "he went vagabonding about the world"


2.unflappable

Meaning: having or showing calmness in a crisis.

Synonym: imperturbable, relaxed, insouciant, serene, stoical, phlegmatic,

Usage: "I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic circumstances"

 

3.valedictory

Meaning: a farewell address.

Synonym: farewell, goodbye, leaving, parting, departing, going away, last, final

Usage: "a valedictory message from the retiring ambassador"

 

4.wheedle

Meaning: use endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something or give one something.

Synonym: coax, cajole, inveigle, lure, induce, blarney, entice, charm, tempt, beguile, flatter, 

Usage: "she wheedled her way on to the guest list"

 

5.twaddle

Meaning: trivial or foolish speech or writing; nonsense.

Synonym: idiocy, imbecility,

Usage: "he dismissed the novel as self-indulgent twaddle"

 

6.Precocious

Meaning: (of a child) having developed certain abilities or inclinations at an 

earlier age than is usual or expected.

Synonym: ahead, gifted, talented,

Antonym: backward, slow

Sentence: "a precocious, solitary boy"


7.Perquisite

Meaning: a benefit which one enjoys or is entitled to on account of one's job or position.

Synonym: donation, gift, lagniappe, largesse

Sentence: "the wife of a president has all the perquisites of stardom"

 

8.Persona non grata

Meaning: an unacceptable or unwelcome person.

Sentence: "Nabokov was persona non grata with the regime"

 

9.Perspicacious

Meaning: having a ready insight into and understanding of things

Sentence: "it offers quite a few facts to the perspicacious reporter"

 

10.Perturb

Meaning: make (someone) anxious or unsettled.

Synonym: worry, upset, unsettle, disturb, concern, trouble

Antonym: reassure, unperturbed, calm, composed

Sentence: "they were perturbed by her capricious behaviour"

 

11.subterfuge

Meaning: deceit used in order to achieve one's goal.

Synonym: trickery, intrigue, deviousness, evasion, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, craft, craftiness, slyness, chicanery, bluff, fraud, fraudulence, sophistry, sharp practice;

Usage: "he had to use subterfuge and bluff on many occasions"

 

12.subliminal

Meaning: (of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or 

consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone's mind without their being aware of it.

Synonym: subconscious, unconscious

Usage: Since subliminal suggestions exist beneath our conscious levels of thought, we rarely realize their influence.

 

13.traduce

Meaning: speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation.

Synonym: defame, slander, denigrate, disparage,

Usage: "it was regarded as respectable political tactics to traduce him"

 

14.tenuous

Meaning: very weak or slight.

Synonym: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible, weak, fragile,

Usage: "the tenuous link between interest rates and investment"

 

15.trepidation 

Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.

Synonym: fear, apprehension, dread,

Usage: "the men set off in fear and trepidation"

 

16.Interdict

Meaning: an authoritative prohibition, in particular:

Synonym: prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription,

Antonym: :corroborate, support

Sentence: "army efforts to interdict enemy supply shipments"

 

17.Insurgent

Meaning: a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.

Synonym: rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist

Antonym: loyal, government

Sentence: "an attack by armed insurgents"

 

18.Palaver

Meaning: prolonged and tedious fuss or discussion.

Synonym: bother, commotion, trouble, rigmarole, chatter

Sentence: "mucking around with finances and all that palaver"

 

19.Palatable

Meaning: (of food or drink) pleasant to taste.

Synonym: tasty, appetizing, pleasant-tasting; pleasant, acceptable, satisfactory,

Antonym: tasteless, insipid, unpalatable, disagreeable, unpalatable, unpleasant

Sentence: "a very palatable local red wine"

 

20.Jeopardize

Meaning: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure

Synonym: threaten, endanger, imperil, menace

Antonym: safeguard

Sentence: "a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York's position as a financial centre"

 


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