Vocabulary Bites (Part - 59) : Learn New Words Quickly

Deplore

Definition to strongly disapprove of something and criticize it, especially publicly
Usage They deplored the heavy loss of life in the earthquake.




Despicable

Definition very unpleasant or evil
Usage John's bad behavior was despicable

Sedulous

Definition marked by care and persistent effort;
Usage A member of parliament must be sedulous in implementing the measures promised to his constituency.


Unscrupulous

Definition without moral principles
Usage The unscrupulous politician bribed a voter


Scrupulous

Definition careful about paying attention to every detail | careful to be honest and do what is right
Usage The banker had always been known as a scrupulous and trustworthy businessman.

Carnal

Definition connected with the body or with sex
Usage His desire for carnal pleasure caused him problems in life.




Unbridled

Definition not controlled and therefore extreme
Usage The crowd was swept with unbridled enthusiasm


Filch

Definition to steal something, especially something small or not very valuable
Usage If you don't keep a close eye on that known thief he will filch everything he can from you


Foil

Definition to stop something from happening, especially something illegal
Usage Customs officials foiled an attempt to smuggle the paintings out of the country.


Inane

Definition very silly or stupid
Usage The teacher asked the student to stop interrupting her with inane comments


Conceited

Definition having too much pride in yourself and what you do
Usage It's very conceited of you to assume that your work is always the best.


Boisterous

Definition noisy and full of life and energy
Usage The children played boisterously at recess


Accolades

Definition praise or an award for an achievement that people admire
Usage The celebrity received numerous accolades from his home town.


Surly

Definition Ill-humored, arrogant, domineering
Usage One hesitated before going to their house as they had to endure the surly behaviour of their host's father who found fault with everything


Petulant

Definition Unreasonably irritable
Usage Soon his wife's charm gave way to her petulant behaviourpermanently complaining about petty things

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