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

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Word of the day January Series: January 20:

Sophomoric:

Adjective

Meaning: Behaviour that is childish or immature; silly and lacking good judgment or knowledge.

Example Sentence:

January 19: Although Jack is a mature guy, he tends to behave in a sophomoric manner when he is with his old college friends.

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Plausible:

Adjective

Meaning: An argument or statement that appears reasonable or believable.

Example Sentence: Since Jack didn’t turn up for a date, he tried to come up with a plausible excuse his girlfriend would believe.


January 18:

Abidance:

Noun

Meaning: Conformity, Compliance or the act of abiding by rules, standards or principles.

Example Sentence: As soon as the new Principal took charge he stressed the importance of abidance to rules of the College.


January 17:

Credible:

Adjective

Meaning: Capable of being believed or trusted; Believable

Example Sentence: Sandra immediately accepted to publish the story because she found the story credible.


January 16:

Unctuous:

Adjective

Meaning: Pleasing, flattering or praising someone to a level that is annoying, irritating and false.

Example Sentence: Because Sarah wanted a promotion, She always keeps giving her manager unctuous compliments.


January 15:

Erudite:

Adjective

Meaning: Showing qualities of great knowledge or learning; Profound or scholarly knowledge obtained through studies.

Example Sentence: In order to understand the concept of algebra, I will have to take lessons from someone who is erudite in mathematics.

 Word of the day January Series: Erudite: Adjective. Showing qualities of great knowledge or learning; Profound or scholarly knowledge obtained through studies.
Word of the day January Series: Erudite: Adjective. Showing qualities of great knowledge or learning; Profound or scholarly knowledge obtained through studies.

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January 14:

Conflate:

Verb

Meaning: An act of blending or combining two or more things into one, especially ideas, information, concepts, etc.

Example Sentence: Sandra asked her students to conflate different dance styles to make it more interesting.


January 13:

Irascible:

Adjective

Meaning: Showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered.

Example Sentence: Because Charlie is very irascible, you have to mindful of what you speak.


Ingenious:

Adjective

Meaning: A person who is intelligent, skillful and inventive.

Example Sentence: Samantha is an ingenious girl. She can win against any of her classmates in a chess competition.


January 11:

Innocuous:

Adjective

Meaning: Something or someone is not harmful or offensive.

Example Sentence: Even though Aditi looks strict in her behavior and attitude, she is actually innocuous.


January 10:

Criterion:

Noun

Meaning: A principle or a standard upon which people, things, situation or events are assessed and judged.

Example Sentence: A criterion for being successful in the examination is the ability to properly manage time.


January 9:

Brusque:

Adjective

Meaning: Blunt or rude in speech or behavior; Instantaneous, quick and outspoken.

Example Sentence: Samantha refused to give tip to the waiter because she found him to be brusque.


January 8:

Austere:

Adjective

Meaning: Plain and simple in appearance; strict in behavior and attitude.

Example Sentence: Even though Samantha appears austere, she is a qualified fashion designer and she occasionally trains fashion models.

Word of the day January Series: Austere:  Plain and simple in appearance; strict in behavior and attitude.
Word of the day January Series: Austere: Plain and simple in appearance; strict in behavior and attitude.

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Appease:

Verb

Meaning: Bring someone into a state of peace; pacify or satisfy someone by saying or doing what they want or desire.

Example Sentence: In order to appease the trade union, the management finally decided to make changes in the compensation policies.


January 6:

Accrue:

Verb

Meaning: Increase or growth of money usually; accumulation or addition of a benefit or money over the period of time.

Example Sentence: I enjoy using this credit card because the more I use it for purchases, the more mileage points I can accrue.


January 5:

Cajole

Verb

Meaning: Persuade someone to do something often through flattery and sweet-talk.

Example Sentence: Samantha managed to cajole her husband for shopping and dining out by kissing him on his cheeks.


January 4:

Aggrandize

Verb

Meaning: Enlarge or increase in power, rank or reputation.

Example Sentence: Amita often aggrandizes herself with an intention to belittle her colleagues.


January 3:

Incredible

Adjective

Meaning: So amazing and extraordinary that it is impossible to believe.

Example Sentence: Steven Spielberg is an incredible film-maker in the New Hollywood era.


January 2:

Burgeon:

Verb

Meaning: Begin to grow and expand rapidly; flourish, increase or develop.

Example Sentence: As car prices go down, car dealers are expecting sales to burgeon


January 1:

Assiduous:

Adjective

Meaning: Showing hard work, care and attention to every detail; industrious and attentive.

Example Sentence: Because John took assiduous notes during the entire semester, he outperformed everyone in the class.

 Word of the day January Series: January 1: Assiduous:  Showing hard work, care and attention to every detail; industrious and attentive.
Word of the day January Series: January 1: Assiduous: Showing hard work, care and attention to every detail; industrious and attentive.

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Suggested Readings: Similarily, you can also learn idioms: Idioms and Phrases December Series: Learn a new idiom daily.

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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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