Vocabulary Bites (Part - 49) : Learn New Words Quickly

Epitome

Definition a perfect example of something
Usage Andrea is the epitome of a good student.


Perfection

Definition the state or condition of being perfect
2) the act of making something perfect or better : the act of perfecting something
3) something that cannot be improved : something that is perfect
Usage In his quest for physical perfection he spends hours in the gym.

Subterfuge

Definition a secret, usually dishonest, way of behaving
Usage Subterfuge ingenuity and most of all persistance are all necessary attributes for a successful spy.

Bombast

Definition Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects
Usage The lawyer told his client that he needed less bombast and more concrete evidence to win the case.


Quibble

Definition An utterly trivial distinction or objection
Usage Aside from the few hundred quibbles about the set the actors the story and the songs the critic loved the film.

Elevate

Definition to give someone or something a higher position or rank, often more important than they deserve
Usage elevated to the rank of colonel

Foment

Definition to create trouble or violence or make it worse
Usage The Google executive used Face book to foment rebellion.

Wacky

Definition funny or amusing in a slightly crazy way
Usage His Halloween costume is wacky.

Tardy

Definition slow to act, move, or happen
Usage He was the only student in the class who was never tardy to school.

Surfeit

Definition an amount that is too large
Usage We have a surfeit of canned goods at the homeless shelter.

Succor

Definition help that you give to someone who is suffering or having problems
Usage Asylum camps are built to provide succor to refugees.

Slipshod

Definition done without care
Usage He did a slipshod job.

Scrumptious

Definition tasting very good
Usage Jack adored his mothers cakes they were always scrumptious


Quagmire

Definition an area of soft wet ground | a difficult or dangerous situation
Usage Overnight rain had turned the grass airstrip into a quagmire.


Punctilious

Definition  very careful to behave correctly or to perform your duties exactly as you should
Usage He was punctilious about being ready exactly on time.

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