Vocabulary Bites (Part - 47) : Learn New Words Quickly

Ambivalent

Definition having or showing both good and bad feelings about someone or something
Usage She was ambivalent between his offer of a job on one hand and marriage on the other.


Beneficial

Definition An act capable of bringing about good results.
Usage One of the beneficial acts of Sher Shah was the planting of shady trees along the pathways in his kingdom.

Benefactor

Definition One who acts motivated by good or noble intentions
Usage The woman regarded her boss as her benefactor as his advice led to her reaching the height of success.

Benevolent

Definition Motivated by consideration of welfare of another or others
Usage Benevolent dictators had the good of the people at heart even while ruling them strictly.

Munificent

Definition Extremely generous, kind to a high degree
Usage Nature's munificence is manifested in the immense riches of vegetation foliage and minerals she showers the earth with.

Beneficent

Definition giving help; showing kindness
Usage A social activity should be beneficent to society.

Magnificent

Definition extremely attractive and impressive; deserving praise
Usage To one in tune with nature the Niagara Falls and the vast ocean are both equally magnificent
spectacles.

Magnanimity

Definition Quality of being extremely liberal and generous of spirit
Usage His generous nature made for his magnanimity.

Cryptic

Definition with a meaning that is hidden or not easily understood
Usage A cryptic message was written on the rock by the cave entrance.


Determine

Definition 1) To discover the facts about something; to calculate something exactly
2) To make something happen in a particular way or be of a particular type
3) To officially decide and/or arrange something
Usage The new policy will be determined by a special committee.


Imitate

Definition to copy someone or something
Usage She can imitate the calls of many different birds


Abstain

Definition 1) To choose not to use a vote, either in favor of or against something
2) To decide not to do or have something, especially something you like or enjoy, because it is bad for your health or considered morally wrong
Usage Henry decided to abstain from eating chocolate donuts.


Omnipresent

Definition present everywhere
Usage God is omnipresent


Transcend

Definition to be or go beyond the usual limits of something
Usage She was able to transcend her own suffering and help others.

Prominent

Definition 1) important or well known
2) sticking out in a way that is easily seen or noticed
Usage The rare diamond was displayed prominently in the museum. Synonyms flamboyant, conspicuous, noticeable Antonyms inconspicuous, unobtrusive, unremarkable transcend POS

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