Word of the day December Series: Learn a new word every day

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Word of the day December Series: December 31:

Euphoric:

Adjective

Meaning: A feeling of intense excitement and happiness.

Example Sentence: As soon as the countdown to the New Year Party began Amita and her friends were euphoric.

 Word of the day  December Series:  Euphoric:  A feeling of intense excitement and happiness.
Word of the day December Series: Euphoric: A feeling of intense excitement and happiness.

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December 30:

Abstruse:

Adjective

Meaning: Something that is complex and difficult to understand.

Example Sentence: Because I am not a computer programmer, I find most of the programming languages abstruse.

Word of the day  December Series:  Abstruse: Adjective:  Something that is complex and difficult to understand.
Word of the day December Series: Abstruse: Adjective: Something that is complex and difficult to understand.

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December 29:

Acclimate:

Verb

Meaning: Adjust to the changes in climate or environment; adapt to a new place or different conditions.

Example Sentence: Since James grew up in Florida, he doubted if he would ever acclimate to New York’s weather conditions.

Acclimate:  Adjust to the changes in climate or environment; adapt to a new place or different conditions.
Acclimate: Adjust to the changes in climate or environment; adapt to a new place or different conditions.

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December 28:

Epicure:

Noun

Meaning: A person who enjoys fine food and drink.

Example Sentence: Since Pamela is an epicure, she refuses to consume any dish that is not prepared by a gourmet chef.

 Word of the day  December Series:  Epicure: Noun: A person who enjoys fine food and drink.
Word of the day December Series: Epicure: Noun: A person who enjoys fine food and drink.

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December 27:

Elucidate:

Verb

Meaning: Explain something clearly and easily so as to avoid ambiguity and confusion.

Example Sentence: In order to make the students understand the concepts properly, the teacher tried to elucidate some real-life examples.

Elucidate:  Explain something clearly and easily so as to avoid ambiguity and confusion.
Elucidate: Explain something clearly and easily so as to avoid ambiguity and confusion.

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December 26:

Primp:

Verb

Meaning: Spending time in front of the mirror improving one’s appearances or looks.

Example Sentence: Before Jane’s date, she stood in front of the mirror primping her looks.

Word of the day  December Series: Primp: Spending time in front of the mirror improving one's appearances or looks.
Word of the day December Series: Primp: Spending time in front of the mirror improving one’s appearances or looks.

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December 25:

Impetus

Noun

Meaning: Something that facilitates an activity or makes that activity more efficient or effective.

Example Sentence: The announcement of government support in research, marketing and finance to the budding entrepreneurs gave new impetus to entrepreneurship in the nation.

Word of the day: Impetus: Noun: Something that facilitates an activity or makes that activity more efficient or effective.
Word of the day: Impetus: Noun: Something that facilitates an activity or makes that activity more efficient or effective.

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December 24:

Inveterate

Adjective

Meaning: A habit or interest that is firmly established and difficult to change.

Example Sentence: Emma is an inveterate reader who always has a book in her hands.

 Word of the day  December Series:  Inveterate:  A habit or interest that is firmly established and difficult to change.
Word of the day December Series: Inveterate: A habit or interest that is firmly established and difficult to change.

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December 23:

Accede:

Verb

Meaning: Agree to a request or demand; to express approval or acceptance.

Example Sentence: Because the management wants to avoid strikes and lockouts, they decided to accede with worker’s demands.

 Word of the day  December Series: Accede: Agree to a request or demand; to express approval or acceptance.
Word of the day December Series: Accede: Agree to a request or demand; to express approval or acceptance.

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December 22:

Euphoria

Noun

Meaning: A feeling of extreme excitement and happiness

Example Sentence: Ken was in a state of Euphoria when Samantha agreed to marry him.

 Word of the day  December Series:  Euphoria: A feeling of extreme excitement and happiness.
Word of the day December Series: Euphoria: A feeling of extreme excitement and happiness.

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December 21:

Smug:

Adjective

Meaning: Showing excessive pride in one’s own achievements.

Example Sentence: Sam has been feeling smug ever since he won the sports championship.

Smug: Showing excessive pride in one's own achievements.
Smug: Showing excessive pride in one’s own achievements.

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December 20:

Ebullience:

Noun

Meaning: A state of enthusiastic and energetic happiness.

Example Sentence: At the birthday party, the ebullience of the cute little kids could be heard through their laughs and giggles.

 Word of the day  December Series:  Ebullience: Noun:  A state of enthusiastic and energetic happiness.  At the birthday party, the ebullience of the cute little kids could be heard through their laughs and giggles.
Word of the day December Series: Ebullience: Noun: A state of enthusiastic and energetic happiness. At the birthday party, the ebullience of the cute little kids could be heard through their laughs and giggles.

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December 19:

Resilience:

Noun

Meaning: Ability of a person to recover quickly from difficulties; ability to bounce back.

Example Sentence: Ken demonstrated great courage and resilience in fighting back from a losing position to winning the game.

Word of the day: Resilience:  Ability of a person to recover quickly from difficulties; ability to bounce back.
Word of the day: Resilience: Ability of a person to recover quickly from difficulties; ability to bounce back.

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December 18:

Espouse:

Verb

Meaning: Support an idea, cause or principle; adopt a particular way of life.

Example Sentence: Although the reviews were rather harsh, Sam had the grace to espouse the criticism and work hard to improve his performance.

 Word of the day December Series:  Espouse:   Support an idea, cause or principle; adopt a particular way of life.
Word of the day December Series: Espouse: Support an idea, cause or principle; adopt a particular way of life.

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December 17:

Sybaritic:

Adjective

Meaning: A liking for sensual luxurious life; Self-indulgent and pleasure-seeking nature.

Example Sentence: Because of his sybaritic lifestyle, the wealthy man was known as an extravagant and self-indulgent person.

Sybaritic:  A liking for sensual luxurious life; Self-indulgent and pleasure-seeking nature.
Sybaritic: A liking for sensual luxurious life; Self-indulgent and pleasure-seeking nature.

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December 16:


Camaraderie:

Noun

Meaning: A feeling of trust and friendship among the people who work together as a group.

Example Sentence: Because of the camaraderie, the group shared, they were able to achieve the targets in time.

Word of the day December Series: Camaraderie: A feeling of trust and friendship among the people who work together as a group.
Word of the day December Series: Camaraderie: A feeling of trust and friendship among the people who work together as a group.

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December 15:

Calibre:

Noun

Meaning: A standard of a person’s ability or level of intelligence.

Example Sentence: Sam was impressed with the high calibre of the candidate and recruited him as an executive.

Word of the day: Calibre: A standard of a person's ability or level of intelligence.
Word of the day: Calibre: A standard of a person’s ability or level of intelligence.

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December 14:

Ergonomic

Adjective

Meaning: A design that is comfortable and effective.

Example Sentence: Customers usually prefer products that are low priced and highly ergonomic.

 Word of the day December Series: Ergonomic:  A design that is comfortable and effective.
Word of the day December Series: Ergonomic: A design that is comfortable and effective.

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December 13:

Eccentric

Adjective

Meaning: Behavior that is unusual, abnormal or strange.

Example Sentence: Sam gets trolled frequently for eccentric posts and tweets on social media.

Word of the day December Series: Eccentric:  Behavior that is unusual, abnormal or strange.
Word of the day December Series: Eccentric: Behavior that is unusual, abnormal or strange.

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December 12:

Splendiferous:

Adjective

Meaning: Beautiful and grand; Special and Impressive.

Example Sentence: After winning the lottery, Samantha bought splendiferous furniture and antiques to decorate her new home.

 Word of the day December Series: Splendiferous:  Beautiful and grand; Special and  Impressive.
Word of the day December Series: Splendiferous: Beautiful and grand; Special and Impressive.

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December 11:

Prodigious:

Adjective

Meaning: Something that is impressive, large in size or degree.

Example Sentence: Samantha’s talent is quite prodigious and the judges are looking forward to seeing her perform at the finale.

 Word of the day December Series:  Prodigious:  Something that is impressive, large in size or degree.
Word of the day December Series: Prodigious: Something that is impressive, large in size or degree.

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December 10:

Seductive:

Adjective

Meaning: Alluring, tempting; sensuous and attractive.

Example Sentence: Seductive plates full of cupcakes and pancakes were being served to the guests at the celebration.

Word of the day December Series: Seductive:  Alluring, tempting; sensuous and attractive.
Word of the day December Series: Seductive: Alluring, tempting; sensuous and attractive.

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December 9:

Captivate:

Verb

Meaning: Attract, or hold the attention of someone usually through beauty, charm, etc.

Example Sentence: As the model walked the ramp, she seemed to captivate everyone in the audience.

 Word of the day December Series: Captivate:  Attract, or hold the attention of someone usually through beauty, charm, etc.
Word of the day December Series: Captivate: Attract, or hold the attention of someone usually through beauty, charm, etc.

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December 8:

Bankable:

Adjective

Meaning: Something that is likely to succeed or bring profits.

Example Sentence: Actors like Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio are the most bankable Hollywood stars.

 Word of the day December Series: Bankable: Something that is likely to succeed or bring profits.
Word of the day December Series: Bankable: Something that is likely to succeed or bring profits.

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December 7:

Avocation:

Noun

Meaning: An activity that is usually pursued as a hobby when he/she is not working.

Example Sentence: Samantha excelled at the avocation of cooking and ultimately turned it into a career.

 Word of the day December Series: Avocation:  An activity that is usually pursued as a hobby when he/she is not working.
Word of the day December Series: Avocation: An activity that is usually pursued as a hobby when he/she is not working.

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December 6:

Prerequisite

Noun

Meaning: An essential or a prior condition for a certain thing; necessary condition.

Example Sentence: Citizenship is a prerequisite for voting during national elections.

 Word of the day December Series:  Prerequisite:  An essential or a prior condition for a certain thing; necessary condition.
Word of the day December Series: Prerequisite: An essential or a prior condition for a certain thing; necessary condition.

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December 5:

Invigorate

Verb

Meaning: Energize; give strength and energy to someone.

Example Sentence: Practising meditation regularly will invigorate the mind and improve our focus.

Word of the day December Series:  Invigorate:  Energize; give strength and energy to someone.
Word of the day December Series: Invigorate: Energize; give strength and energy to someone.

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December 4:

Athletic

Adjective

Meaning: Physically fit and active, healthy, strong and sportive.

Example Sentence: Sandra has been awarded the scholarship purely on the basis of her athletic abilities.

 Word of the day December Series:  Athletic:  Physically fit and active, healthy, strong and sportive.
Word of the day December Series: Athletic: Physically fit and active, healthy, strong and sportive.

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December 3:

Entice

Verb

Meaning: Persuading someone to do something by offering them some kind of pleasure or advantage.

Example Sentence: Advertising agencies create advertisements so as to entice people into buying new products and services.

Word of the day December Series: Entice:  Persuading someone to do something by offering them some kind of pleasure or advantage.
Word of the day December Series: Entice: Persuading someone to do something by offering them some kind of pleasure or advantage.

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December 2:

Beatific

Adjective

Meaning: A feeling or expression of joy, bliss, and happiness.

Example Sentence: Jessica Alba looked angelic and wore a beatific smile as she walked down the red carpet.

 Word of the day December Series:  Beatific:  A feeling or expression of joy, bliss, and happiness.
Word of the day December Series: Beatific: A feeling or expression of joy, bliss, and happiness.

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December 1:

Plaudits

Noun

Meaning: An expression of praise, appreciation or applause.

Example Sentence: Aaron’s new movie won him plaudits for his acting from critics.

Word of the day October Series: December 1  Plaudits:  An expression of praise, appreciation or applause.
Word of the day October Series: December 1 Plaudits: An expression of praise, appreciation or applause.

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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. First of all, learn new words every day because learning new words will expand your word power. And as a result, you will be more confident with words.
  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 accordingly. This will make your job easier.
  6. Another key point is to use flashcards to memorize new words.
  7. It’s important to realize that reading is significantly important to expand vocabulary; So, therefore, 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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