Vocabulary Bites (Part - 50) : Learn New Words Quickly

Brink

Definition a crucial or critical point
Usage Their economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.



Plenary

Definition :attended by all the people who have the right to attend complete in every way
Usage The governor of the colony was given plenary authority.

Patrimony

Definition property that is given to someone when their father dies
Usage Her patrimony was the family's newspaper business.

morass

Definition an unpleasant and complicated situation that is difficult to escape from | a dangerous area of low, soft, wet land
Usage Behind the house the ground was morass so it was hard to walk through

Gleaming

Definition shining brightly
Usage Her eyes were gleaming in the moonlight.

Gargantuan

Definition extremely large
Usage The buildings in the city are gargantuan.

Fatalism

Definition the belief that what will happen has already been decided and cannot be changed
Usage She was not convinced that fatalism was a belief that she could embrace

Eviscerate

Definition to remove the inner organs of a body
Usage The campers had to eviscerate the fish before they could fry them for dinner.

Eschew

Definition to deliberately avoid or keep away from something
Usage The dieter tried to eschew fattening foods

Copious

Definition in large amounts
Usage He drank copious quantities of tea and coffee.

Clairvoyant

Definition the power that some people are believed to have to be able to see future events or to communicate with people who are dead or far away
Usage You don't need to be a clairvoyant to see how this is going to turn out.

Capitulate

Definition to agree to do something that you have been refusing to do for a long time | to stop resisting an enemy and accept that you are
defeated
Usage The club eventually capitulated and granted equal rights to women.

Buoy

Definition to cause (someone) to feel happy or confident | to lift or improve (something)
Usage Knowing that all her friends were there buoyed up her spirits.


Bloviate

Definition to talk or write in a way that shows that you think you know a lot and have something important to say, when in fact you do not know much and have nothing important to say
Usage The radio show hosts blab and bloviate about national security.

Belabor

Definition to talk about (something) for too long : to repeat or stress (something) too much or too often
2) to attack or criticize (someone)
Usage He uses his newspaper column to belabor writers for even the most minor grammatical errors.

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