Vocabulary Bites (Part - 41) : Learn New Words Quickly

Defiance

Definition open refusal to obey someone or something
Usage He stood up in open defiance of the order to kneel down.


Acute

Definition 1) very serious or severe
2) less than 90°
Usage Her illness was an acute flu and she was back at work after one week of rest.

Discern

Definition to perceive or recognize as being different or distinct
Usage It is possible to discern some international trends in economic policy.

Abrasion

Definition 1) a damaged area of the skin where it has been rubbed against something hard and rough 2) the act or process of damaging or wearing away something by rubbing, grinding, or scraping
Usage He suffered cuts and abrasions to the face.

Credulity

Definition the ability or willingness to believe that something is real or true
Usage The plot of the novel stretches credulity to the limit

Aversion

Definition a strong feeling of not liking someone or something
Usage Peter was such a paradox he always seems to speak vehemently about losing weight yet he has such an aversion to exercising.

Anarchy

Definition a situation in a country, an organization, etc. in which there is no government, order, or control
Usage That country has been plagued b anarchy for long.

Ornate

Definition covered with a lot of decoration, especially when this involves very small or complicated designs
Usage Christmas trees can oft times end up being very ornate.

Corporeal

Definition 1) that can be touched; physical rather than spiritual
2) of or for the body
Usage Corporeal cravings such as hunger and thirst

Comprehensive

Definition including all, or almost all, the items, details, facts, information, etc., that may be concerned
Usage Sandy's notes from science class were very comprehensive.

Predicament

Definition a difficult or unpleasant situation, especially one where it is difficult to know what to do
Usage I am in a predicament about my career plans.

Acrimonious

Definition Scolding sharply
Usage When the employee made the same costly errors in spite of repeated instructions his boss became acrimonious.

Somatic

Definition relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind.
Usage Recollection of a past experience pleasant or tragic can produce equally somatic and emotional residues.

Sonorous

Definition having a pleasant full deep sound:
Usage His sonorous voice and deliberate utterance captured the attention of the people

Implausible

Definition not seeming reasonable or likely to be true
Usage Her explanation is not implausible


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