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Learning English – Learn a new word every day – March, 19



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31-03-2019

Codswallop

Noun

Meaning: A speech or writing that is nonsense or foolish.

Usage: The movie that we saw last weekend was such a load of codswallop. Let’s plan something better this weekend.

Codswallop: A speech or writing that is nonsense or foolish.
Codswallop: A speech or writing that is nonsense or foolish.

 


30-03-2019

Egocentric

Adjective

Meaning: Concerned only about self-interest; self-centered; self-obsessed and self-seeking.

Usage: Ted’s egocentric behavior has been criticized by many of his colleagues.

Egocentric: Concerned only about self-interest; self-centered; self-obsessed and self-seeking.
Egocentric: Concerned only about self-interest; self-centered; self-obsessed and self-seeking.

 


29-03-2019

Grandiloquent

Adjective

Meaning: Use of grand and fancy words with an intention to impress or gain attention.

Usage: The President’s grandiloquent talk was confusing and it didn’t connect well with the people.

Grandiloquent: use of grand and fancy words with an intention to impress or gain attention.
Grandiloquent: use of grand and fancy words with an intention to impress or gain attention.

 


28-03-2019

Convivial

Adjective

Meaning: 1. Fond of a festive and lively atmosphere. 2. Friendly, warm and sociable in nature.

Usage: The Guests at the event thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations and it concluded on a convivial note.

Convivial: Fond of festive and lively atmosphere.
Convivial: Fond of a festive and lively atmosphere.

 


27-03-2019

Proponent

Noun

Meaning: A supporter or promoter of an idea, concept or theory.

Usage: She is such a proponent of animal welfare that she contributes a sum of 20 percent of her earnings to animal welfare programmes.

Proponent: A supporter or promoter of an idea, concept or theory.
Proponent: A supporter or promoter of an idea, concept or theory.

 


26-03-2019

Concord

Noun

Meaning: An agreement of consensus or harmony between states, people or groups.

Usage: The meeting between the university administration and the students union was marked by Concord; both the parties have agreed to set up a joint committee to resolve the issue.

Concord: An agreement of consensus or harmony between states, people or groups
Concord: An agreement of consensus or harmony between states, people or groups

 


25-03-2019

Tirade

Noun

Meaning: A long speech that is harsh and full of criticism.

Usage: The opposition party launched into a tirade against the ruling party just a few weeks before polling.

Tirade: A long speech that is harsh and full of criticism.
Tirade: A long speech that is harsh and full of criticism.

 


24-03-2019

Tommyrot

Noun

Meaning: Silly talk; nonsense talk; foolish behavior and talk.

Usage: People who value time would never engage in such tommyrot.

Tommyrot: Silly talk; nonsense talk; foolish behavior and talk.
Tommyrot: Silly talk; nonsense talk; foolish behavior and talk.

 


23-03-2019

Amicable

Adjective

Meaning: Pleasant, friendly and cordial relationship with each other.

Usage: The dispute between the two parties was finally settled through an amicable agreement.

Amicable: Friendly and Cordial
Amicable: Friendly and Pleasant.

 


22-03-2019

Peruse

Verb

Meaning: To read and examine something carefully and at length; to read completely and carefully.

Usage: Successful lawyers are those who peruse their client’s cases before they attend the court.

Peruse: To read and examine something carefully and at length.
Peruse: To read and examine something carefully and at length.

 


21-03-2019

Precept

Noun

Meaning: A principle or a rule that influences moral thought, action, and behavior.

Usage: Every citizen of a nation is expected to accept and follow the legal percept to lead a purposeful and satisfied life.

Precept: A principle or a rule that influences moral thought, action and behavior.
Precept: A principle or a rule that influences moral thought, action, and behavior.

 


20-03-2019

Untutored

Adjective

Meaning: Someone who is uneducated, unschooled and lacks knowledge and training.

Usage: Many of the schools recruit untutored staff at lower salaries just to cut down their expenditures.

Untutored: Someone who is untrained and uneducated.
Untutored: Someone who is untrained and uneducated.

 


19-03-2019

Paramount

Adjective

Meaning: Something which is of utmost importance; superior; and Supreme.

Usage: The role of technology in the modern economy is of paramount importance.

Paramount: Something which is of utmost importance; Superior and Supreme.
Paramount: Something which is of utmost importance; Superior and Supreme.

 


18-03-2019

Pettifogging

Adjective

Meaning: An action or situation where too much importance is given to trivial matters (unimportant, avoidable matters).

Usage: The newly appointed CEO of the company was removed within a few months. He was believed to be incompetent and his ideas were considered to be pettifogging.

Pettifogging: an action or situation where too much importance is given to trivial matters.
Pettifogging: an action or situation where too much importance is given to trivial matters.

 


17-03-2019

Pedantic

Adjective

Meaning: Giving too much of importance to rules and details that are small and negligible.

Usage: The director’s pedantic style in film making can bore the

Pedantic: Giving too much of importance to rules and details that are small and negligible.
Pedantic: Giving too much of importance to rules and details that are small and negligible.

majority of the audience.


16-03-2019

Impertinent

Adjective

Meaning: Being rude and impolite; ill-mannered and disrespectful.

Usage: She was criticized for asking too many impertinent questions.

Impertinent: Rude and Impolite
Impertinent: Rude and Impolite

 


15-03-2019

Puritanical

Adjective

Meaning: Involving or Practicing strict behavior in religious matters and moral principles; abstaining from self-indulgence and pleasure.

Usage: Tanisha’s parents are extremely Puritanical. They would be upset when they know that she is dating someone.

Puritanical: Practicing strict behavior in religious matters and moral principles.
Puritanical: Practicing strict behavior in religious matters and moral principles.

14-03-2019

Amazeballs

Adjective

Meaning:  Fabulous; Impressive; Amazing; Fantastic.

Usage: The party that we attended yesterday was amazeballs.

Amazeballs
Amazeballs

 


13-03-2019

Smug

Adjective

Meaning: Taking excessive pride in oneself; pleased easily with one’s own accomplishments and achievements.

Usage: She was feeling smug when the chief guest complimented her for looks.

Smug: taking pride in self.
Smug: taking pride in self.

 


12-03-2019

Succinct

Adjective:

Meaning: Communicating ideas and facts clearly and briefly.

Usage: We rarely find news channels today that are succinct and to the point.

Succinct: Clear, and to the point
Succinct: Clear, and to the point

 


11-03-2019

Preeminent

Adjective

Meaning: Outstanding, Distinguished, Exceptional and superior to anything else.

Usage: The Seminar was conducted by preeminent leaders and scholars from various fields.

Preeminent: Outstanding, Superior
Preeminent: Outstanding, Superior

 


10-03-2019

Tangential

Adjective

Meaning: Something which is superficial and not directly related to a concerned issue or topic.

Usage: Instead of speaking about the problems in the locality, the councilor spoke about tangential issues.

Tangential: Superficial
Tangential: Superficial

 


09-03-2019

Plethora

Noun

Meaning: A huge quantity, an excessive quantity of something; overabundance.

Usage: There’s is a plethora of information about almost everything on the internet.

Plethora: An excessive quantity of something
Plethora: An excessive quantity of something

 


08-03-2019

Revere

Verb

Meaning: To have an admiration or deep respect for someone or something

Usage: Kim’s family is very conservative and they strictly revere old traditions, customs, and practices.

Revere: strong admiration; deep respect
Revere: strong admiration; a deep respect

 


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Acrimonious

Adjective

Meaning: Words or arguments that are full of anger, bitterness, and spiteful.

Usage:  The relationship between Tom and Tanya ended in an acrimonious manner.

Acrimonious: Words or arguments that are full of anger, bitterness, and spiteful.
Acrimonious: Words or arguments that are full of anger, bitterness, and spiteful.

 


06-03-2019

Efficacy

Noun

Meaning: Capable of achieving the required results or output.

Usage: Many scientists and neurological practitioners claim that meditation has the efficacy to calm and relax both body and mind.

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Capable of achieving the required results or output.

 


05-02-2019

Placatory

Adjective

Meaning: tending to pacify; to reduce the anger of someone.

Usage: The tone of the customer care executive should always be placatory.

Placatory:  tending to pacify; to reduce the anger of someone.
Placatory:  tending to pacify; to reduce the anger of someone.

 


04-02-2019

Penchant

Noun

Meaning: Liking, fondness or strong preference for something.

Usage: He has a strong penchant for attending celebrity events and parties.

Penchant: Liking, fondness or strong preference for something.
Penchant: Liking, fondness or strong preference for something.

 


03-02-2019

Philanderer

Noun

Meaning: Someone who frequently engages in a sexual relationship with different women; Unfaithful to his wife; Womanizer.

Usage: In the court, she accused her husband of being an outrageous philanderer.

Philanderer: Womanizer
Philanderer: Womanizer

 


02-03-2019

Empirical

Adjective

Meaning: Knowledge derived from observations and experiences rather than relying merely on concepts and theories.

Usage: Studies that are based on empirical research are most acceptable among the people in society.

Empirical: Based on observation and research
Empirical: Based on observation and research

 


01-03-2019

Burgeoning

Adjective

Meaning: Growing and advancing quickly; developing rapidly, flourishing.

Usage: The burgeoning economies have created employment opportunities in various sectors.

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Burgeoning: Growing, Flourishing

 


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