AsteriskDefinition: the symbol ( * ) placed next to a particular word or phrase to make people notice it or to show that more information is given in another place
Usage: The student claimed there were so many allusions in the text that the asterisks made her "see stars".
AnestheticDefinition: something (as a drug) that relieves pain
Usage : the dentist waited until the anesthetic took effect.
DesolateDefinition: empty and without people, making you feel sad or frightened
2) very lonely and unhappy
Usage: A desolate house abandoned many years ago
PerorationDefinition: a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
Usage: Perorations were very much in practice in earlier times; today we prefer to be factual describing things as they are not as we imagine.
GourmandDefinition: a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
Usage: The man was a gourmand not getting satiated with the variety and quantity of food he took endlessly.
MellifluousDefinition: sounding sweet and smooth
Usage: The mellifluous sound of the clarinet lulled angelina into a state of relaxation
AssortedDefinition: of various different sorts
Usage: A box of assorted chocolates
PeevishDefinition : easily annoyed by unimportant things
Usage: Lack of sleep always made him peevish.
DexterityDefinition: skill in using your hands or your mind
Usage : The medical student marvelled at the surgeon's dexterity in the smart incisions and stitches he made on the patient's body
TepidDefinition: Moderately warm
Usage: It is advisable to wash a wound with clean tepid water not cold or hot.
BrevityDefinition: the quality of using few words when speaking or writing the fact of lasting a short time
Usage: "the brevity of life"
FloridDefinition: having too much decoration or detail | red
Usage : " florid style of writing "
AnalogyDefinition: a comparison of one thing with another thing that has similar features; a feature that is similar
2) the process of comparing one thing with another thing that has similar features in order to explain it
Usage : The teacher drew an analogy between the human heart and a pump.
UnifiedDefinition: formed or united into a whole
Usage: Akbar not content with just invasion unified all his provinces to think in terms of belonging to one nation.
DeterrenceDefinition: a thing that makes someone less likely to do something
2) the act of preventing a particular act or behavior from happening
Usage: Hopefully his punishment will act as a deterrent to others.