Vocabulary Bites (Part - 63) : Learn New Words Quickly

Rostrum

Definition a small raised platform that a person stands on to make a speech, conduct music, receive a prize, etc.
Usage He stood on the winner's rostrum.


Rejuvenate

Definition to make someone or something look or feel younger or more lively
Usage A long vacation will rejuvenate Joe.

Turbulent

Definition moving in an irregular or violent way | full of confusion, violence, or disorder : not stable or steady
Usage The turbulent rebellions shook the country

Euphony

Definition pleasing or sweet sound
Usage The euphony of the wind ruffling the leaves of the trees was calming and reassuring

Apathetic

Definition showing no interest or enthusiasm
Usage Keb's apathetic mood was out of character for him.

Disposition

Definition the natural qualities of a person's character | the way something is placed or arranged | a tendency to behave in a particular way
Usage Rachel's cat has a very affectionate disposition

Demise

Definition the end or failure of an institution, an idea, a company, etc. | death
Usage His poor language skills lead to his demise

Tight-lipped

Definition Inclined to secrecy or reticence
Usage She was trustworthy and so tight-lipped; one could trust her with the darkest secrets without a thought.

Ridicule

Definition speech or action intended to cause contemptuous laughter at a person or thing
Usage He was also being subjected to cat-calls and ridicule.


Delusion

Definition a false belief or opinion about yourself or your situation
Usage He had delusions that he was going to become a rich man without doing anything.

Vulgarity

Definition the fact of being rude or not having good taste; a rude object, picture, etc.
Usage She was offended by the vulgarity of their jokes.

Distort

Definition to change the shape, appearance, or sound of something so that it is strange or not clear | to twist or change facts, ideas, etc. so that they are no longer correct or true
Usage The heat causes the metal to distort.

Frail

Definition having less than a normal amount of strength or force : very weak easily damaged or destroyed
Usage She was so frail she could no longer walk without assistance.

Censure

Definition strong criticism
Usage The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.T

Congruous

Definition corresponding or agreeing | suitable
Usage when performing his official duties the president must be dressed in clothes that are congruous with his high position

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