Vocabulary August Series: Learn a new word every day

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Vocabulary August Series: Learn a new word every day
Vocabulary August Series: Learn a new word every day

August 31

Vocabulary August series: sumptuous

Adjective

Meaning: Something that is very expensive, grand, luxurious and impressive.

Usage: The guests and celebrities attended the wedding in sumptuous outfits.

 Vocabulary August series  sumptuous: Something that is very expensive, grand, luxurious and impressive.
Vocabulary August series sumptuous: Something that is very expensive, grand, luxurious and impressive.

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August 30

Equitable

Adjective

Meaning: Characterized by just and fair to all the parties; Fairness, Equity.

Usage: Both the parties agreed to come to an equitable compromise that would be beneficial to them.

Both sides agreed to try to find an equitable compromise that would please everyone

 Vocabulary August series  Equitable:   Characterized by just and fair to all the parties; Fairness, Equity.
Vocabulary August series Equitable: Characterized by just and fair to all the parties; Fairness, Equity.

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August 24

Enchanting

Adjective

Meaning: Pleasant, charming, attractive.

Usage: He always has a real and enchanting smile on his face.

 Vocabulary August series:  Enchanting: Pleasant, charming, attractive.
Vocabulary August series: Enchanting: Pleasant, charming, attractive.

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August 23

Kittenish

Adjective

Meaning: Playful, lively and flirtatious; full of fun and like a kitten.

Usage: The singer who performed at the club last night had a kittenish voice.

Vocabulary August series:   Kittenish: Playful, lively and flirtatious; full of fun and like a kitten.
Vocabulary August series: Kittenish: Playful, lively and flirtatious; full of fun and like a kitten.

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August 22

Cheery

Adjective

Meaning: Cheerful, happy and optimistic.

Usage: Sophie welcomed the guests on stage with a cheery smile.

Vocabulary August series:  Cheery: Cheerful, happy and optimistic.
Vocabulary August series: Cheery: Cheerful, happy and optimistic.

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August 21

Irksome

Adjective

Meaning: Tedious, annoying, irritating.

Usage: Peter’s friends and colleagues try to avoid him because of his irksome behavior.

Vocabulary August series:   Irksome:  Tedious, annoying, irritating.
Vocabulary August series: Irksome: Tedious, annoying, irritating.

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August 20

Vocabulary August series: August 20

Introvert

Noun

Meaning: A person who is silent, and interested in his own thoughts and feelings.

Usage: Unlike his brother Tim, he is an introvert, isn’t he?

 Vocabulary August series:   Introvert:  A person who is silent, and interested in his own thoughts and feelings.
Vocabulary August series: Introvert: A person who is silent, and interested in his own thoughts and feelings.

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August 19

Studious

Adjective

Meaning: Someone who spends most of his/her time studying; marked by great effort and showing great attention to detail.

Usage: Kylie is quiet and studios, in marked contrast to her elder sister.

Someone who spends most of his/her time studying; marked by great effort and showing great attention to detail
Someone who spends most of his/her time studying; marked by great effort and showing great attention to detail

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August 18

Vocabulary August series: earnestness

Noun

Meaning: A feeling of great passion, sincerity, and dedication towards a particular activity.

Usage: Sanjay Leela Bhansali directs his movies with intense earnestness.

A feeling of great passion, sincerity, and dedication towards a particular activity.
A feeling of great passion, sincerity, and dedication towards a particular activity.

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August 17

Outlandish

Adjective

Meaning: Something that looks or appears weird, unusual, or unfamiliar.

Usage: Most of the animated cartoons are films are filled with outlandish characters.

 Vocabulary August Series   Outlandish:  Something that looks or appears weird, unusual, or unfamiliar.
Vocabulary August Series Outlandish: Something that looks or appears weird, unusual, or unfamiliar.

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August 16

Vocabulary August series: Inhibit

Verb

Meaning: prevent, prohibit or restrain some process, or activity; to slow-down, suppress, forbid or discourage something.

Usage: Emphasizing too much on memorizing facts can actually inhibit the development of creativity among individuals.

  Inhibit (Verb):  prevent, prohibit or restrain some process, or activity; to slow-down, suppress, forbid or discourage something.
Inhibit (Verb): prevent, prohibit or restrain some process, or activity; to slow-down, suppress, forbid or discourage something.

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August 15

Emancipation

Noun

Meaning: The process of freeing people from social, legal and political restrictions.

Usage: The entire freedom struggle aimed at emancipation from restraint, slavery, and restrictions.

Vocabulary August Series Emancipation: The process of freeing people from social, legal and political restrictions.
Vocabulary August Series Emancipation: The process of freeing people from social, legal and political restrictions.

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August 14

Vocabulary August series: Ebullient

Adjective

Meaning: Energetic, Positive and Cheerful.

Usage: Everyone of us likes to spend time with Tim. He is always ebullient with enthusiasm.

 Vocabulary August series   Ebullient:  Energetic, Positive and Cheerful.
Vocabulary August series Ebullient: Energetic, Positive and Cheerful.

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August 13

Approbation

Noun

Meaning: Approval, admiration or praise about something.

Usage: I need to write a powerful title and job description on my curriculum vitae to gain approbation from the employer.

Vocabulary August series   Approbation:  Approval, admiration or praise about something.
Vocabulary August series Approbation: Approval, admiration or praise about something.

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August 12

Abhorrent

Adjective

Meaning: Causing hatred or strong dislike; Something that is considered immoral and completely unacceptable.

Usage: Peter’s abhorrent behavior at the hotel caused him to get kicked out of the hotel.

Vocabulary August series   Abhorrent: Causing hatred or strong dislike; Something that is considered immoral and completely unacceptable.
Vocabulary August series Abhorrent: Causing hatred or strong dislike; Something that is considered immoral and completely unacceptable.

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August 11

Unctuous

Adjective

Meaning: Praising or flattering someone excessively; Also oily or greasy in the texture or character.

Usage: When peter was asked about his manager’s behavior, he spoke in an unctuous tone so as to please him.

Vocabulary August series Unctuous:  Praising or flattering someone excessively; Also oily or greasy in the texture or character.
Vocabulary August series Unctuous: Praising or flattering someone excessively; Also oily or greasy in the texture or character.

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August 10

Vocabulary August series: Blithe

Adjective

Meaning: Happy and cheerful; carefree, casual or unconcerned.

Usage: Emily’s younger sister was blithe about her failing grades in the examination.

Vocabulary August series  Blithe:  Happy and cheerful;  carefree, casual or unconcerned.
Vocabulary August series Blithe: Happy and cheerful; carefree, casual or unconcerned.

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August 09

Bicker

Verb

Meaning: Quarrel, fight or argue on unimportant or trivial matters.

Usage: Tim and Tom kept bickering about the election results during the party.

Vocabulary August series   Bicker:  Quarrel, fight or argue on unimportant or trivial matters.
Vocabulary August series Bicker: Quarrel, fight or argue on unimportant or trivial matters.

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August 08

Vocabulary August series: Garrulous

Adjective

Meaning: Unnecessary talk or gossip especially on trivial matters.

Usage: Tim didn’t really enjoy the conversation with the garrulous cab driver.

Unnecessary talk or gossip especially on trivial matters.
Vocabulary August series Unnecessary talk or gossip especially on trivial matters.

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August 07

Splurge

Verb

Meaning: To spend money extravagantly; to indulge in luxurious spending.

Usage: Tim is saving money so that he can splurge his money on his trip to France.

Vocabulary August series    Splurge: To spend money extravagantly; to indulge in luxurious spending.
Vocabulary August series Splurge: To spend money extravagantly; to indulge in luxurious spending.

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August 06

Ingratiate

Verb

Meaning: To make efforts to please or flatter someone so that they like you.

Usage: Sam always tries his best to ingratiate himself with his superiors.

Vocabulary August series  Ingratiate: To make efforts to please or flatter someone so that they like you.
Vocabulary August series Ingratiate: To make efforts to please or flatter someone so that they like you.

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August 05

Persnickety

Adjective

Meaning: Particular about small details that are not significant; Fussy and over-particular.

Usage: Our persnickety English teacher corrects our answer sheets looking into each sentence thoroughly.

Vocabulary August series  Persnickety:  Particular about small details that are not significant; Fussy and over-particular.
Vocabulary August series Persnickety: Particular about small details that are not significant; Fussy and over-particular.

ProTip: We all have someone in our lives who is so concerned about being particular even about the crazy little things. So whenever, you feel like describing them try to use this word.

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August 04

Vocabulary August series: Glitterati

Noun

Meaning: Fashionable, glamorous, famous and rich people.

Usage: The nightclub near our office is always packed with celebrities, business executives and media glitterati.

 Vocabulary August series  Glitterati:  Fashionable, glamorous, famous and rich people.
Vocabulary August series Glitterati: Fashionable, glamorous, famous and rich people.

ProTip: Do you always talk about people from fashion and films? If so, don’t be shy in using the word glitterati to describe people from fashion, films and the people who are rich and famous.

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August 03

Enchanting

Adjective

Meaning: Attractive, appealing, pleasing, or delightfully charming.

Usage: The view from my hotel is so enchanting. I just feel like gazing it all day.

Vocabulary August series  Enchanting:  Attractive, appealing, pleasing, or delightfully charming.
Vocabulary August series
Enchanting: Attractive, appealing, pleasing, or delightfully charming.

ProTip: Now that you are aware of the term, try to use the word when you are on a vacation or trip. In addition, don’t be reluctant to use the word to describe something that is attractive, delightful and appealing.

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August 02

Vocabulary August series: Refute

Verb

Meaning: To prove that a statement, theory, opinion or accusation is false; to prove that a person and/or his statements are wrong or false.

Usage: Tim refuted the argument saying that he would never utter a lie.

Vocabulary August series  Refute: To prove that a statement, theory, opinion or accusation is false; to prove that a person and/or his statements are wrong or false.
Vocabulary August series
Refute: To prove that a statement, theory, opinion or accusation is false; to prove that a person and/or his statements are wrong or false.

ProTip: Of course we all encounter disagreements and disagreements with each other at some point or the other. Remember to use the word when you disagree with someone or something. By the way, twitter has become the best place where people refute each other’s opinions. Isn’t it?

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August 01

Eminent

Adjective

Meaning: A well-known, respected and distinguished person from a particular profession.

Usage: Tim is eminent both as an architect and as an interior designer.

 Vocabulary August series  Eminent:  A well-known, respected and distinguished person from a particular profession.
Vocabulary August series
Eminent: A well-known, respected and distinguished person from a particular profession.

Pro Tip: Now that you know the meaning of the term, try to use the word ’eminent’ when you are around a respected or distinguished person. Additionally, you can also use the word to describe some person who is respected and distinguished in a particular field or profession.

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In case you are also looking for July series, here is the link: Vocabulary July Series: Learn a new word every day

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Some Tips to improve vocabulary:

Apart from learning a new word every day, here are some tips you need to consider if you are willing to improve or expand your vocabulary.

  1. Learn new words every day so that you can increase your word power.
  2. Learning new words will not be sufficient, also try to include those words in your daily conversations.
  3. Besides learning new words, Keep discussing those words from time to time. Furthermore, Discuss them with someone who is interested in vocabulary.
  4. Carry a dictionary. Wait, that doesn’t mean that you carry a huge bulky dictionary, You have many apps available on both android and ios platforms. Download them.
  5. Understand the root words. This will make your job easier.
  6. Another key point is to use flashcards to memorize new words.
  7. Read frequently.
  8. Make a note of word that you don’t know accordingly and refer that in a dictionary.
  9.  In addition to the above, you can visit us and bookmark our site: www.addicted2learn.com to learn a new word every day.
  10. Furthermore, you can also find many apps that notify you of a new word every day.

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