Vocabulary Bites (Part - 60) : Learn New Words Quickly

Complacency

Definition a feeling of satisfaction with yourself or with a situation, so that you do not think any change is necessary
Usage John showed complacency after winning the gold medal in the London Olympics.'

Forgery

Definition the crime of falsely making or copying a document in order to deceive people
Usage He was found guilty of forgery.

Cavil

Definition to make unnecessary complaints about something
Usage A customer caviled about the price.

Census

Definition the process of officially counting something, especially a country's population, and recording various facts; the results of this process
Usage A census is conducted every ten years in the United States

Ambiguity

Definition the state of having more than one possible meaning
Usage She can't write well so the letter was full of ambiguity.

Cramped

Definition 1) not having room to move freely
2) with small letters close together and therefore difficult to read
Usage There are hundreds of families living in cramped conditions.

Ample

Definition enough or more than enough
Usage The little kid had ample food on his plate.

Capacious

Definition Possessed of abundant capacity (space)
Usage The car is renowned for its capacious interior and storage space that created a luxurious feel



Boon

Definition something that is very helpful and makes life easier for you
Usage The new software will prove a boon to Internet users.

Dilate

Definition to become or to make something larger, wider, or more open
Usage The doctor gave me eye drops that made my pupils dilate

Docile

Definition easily managed or handled;teachable
Usage She cringed in her corner whining and docile.

Dawdle

Definition to take a long time to do something or go somewhere
Usage It's relaxing to dawdle in the shower but it wastes water.

Upbraid

Definition Scold severely
Usage Not only did the headmaster upbraid the students for ragging the freshers but also suspended them for a week.

Augment

Definition to increase the amount, value, size, etc. of something
Usage Nuclear generators are used to augment the solar power in the space station.

Derision

Definition the feeling that people express when they criticize and laugh at someone or something in an insulting way
Usage His crazy behavior became a source of derision for those around him.

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