Vocabulary Bites (Part - 64) : Learn New Words Quickly

Sloppy

Definition not careful or neat : showing a lack of care, attention, or effort
Usage Seetha is a sloppy child who always seems to have spilled something on her clothes

Redundant

Definition not needed or useful
Usage All systems in an airliner are designed with redundant backup systems in case of failure during a flight.


Prolix

Definition Tending to speak or write at excessive length
Usage The professor's exposition was clear enough for a child to grasp; unfortunately it was so prolix that it appeared to go on endlessly.

Dearth

Definition a lack of something
Usage The campfire waned due to a dearth of available firewood.

Critic

Definition a person who expresses disapproval of someone or something and talks about their bad qualities, especially publicly
Usage Everyone knows that she has been a vocal critic of that institution for long

Surplus

Definition an amount that is extra or more than you need
Usage Army surplus items are often sold to the public.

Amorphous

Definition having no definite shape, form, or structure
Usage A dark strangely amorphous shadow filled the room.

Scathing

Definition criticizing someone or something very severely
Usage A scathing review of the play

Impoverish

Definition to make someone poor | to make something worse in quality
Usage Many countries in Africa impoverish their people causing an unproductive nation.

Concealment

Definition the act of hiding something
Usage She could barely conceal her anger.

Somber

Definition dark in color
Usage We expected the movie to be light and cheerful but it was very somber and long instead.

Invigorate

Definition to make someone feel healthy and full of energy | to make a situation, an organization, etc. efficient and successful
Usage He went running every morning because he found it invigorating

Conformity

Definition behavior or actions that follow the accepted rules of society
Usage Conformity causes us to suffocate our ideas and holds us back from making strides.

Undermine

Definition to make something, especially someone's confidence or authority, gradually weaker or less effective
Usage Never getting enough sleep undermined Elizabeth's health.


Obstruct

Definition to block a road, an entrance, a passage, etc. so that someone or something cannot get through, see past, etc.| to prevent someone or something from doing something or making progress,
especially when this is done deliberately
Usage Large rocks obstruct the path

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