Vocabulary Bites (Part - 67) : Learn New Words Quickly

controvert

Definition to say or prove that something is not true
Usage The attorney offered evidence that controverted the plaintiff's allegations.



cater

Definition to provide food and drinks for a social event
Usage The restaurant will cater parties for the president of the company

amiable

Definition pleasant
Usage Marcie did her chores amiably.

Deflated

Definition 1) to let air or gas out of a tire, balloon, etc.; to become smaller because of air or gas coming out
2) to make someone feel less confident; to make someone or something feel or seem less
important
3) to reduce the amount of money being used in a country so that prices fall or stay steady
Usage His car tyres were deflated soon after he left for work.

Blasé

Definition unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before
Usage After weeks of holidaying with nothing to do but enjoy the sun and sand she admitted that she was totally blasé and had no more taste for it.

Swathe

Definition wrap in several layers of fabric
Usage The model was swathed in yards of fabric with the designer knowing about arranging it.

Unravel

Definition Separate and clarify the elements of something
Usage Sherlock Holmes was looking closely through the victim's belongings to find any clue that would help him unravel the mystery.

Erratic

Definition not happening at regular times; not following any plan or regular pattern; that you cannot rely on
Usage Mary is a gifted but erratic player

Fickle

Definition changing often and suddenly | often changing their mind in an unreasonable way so that you cannot rely on them
Usage He blames the poor sales on fickle customers.

Gaudy

Definition too brightly colored in a way that lacks taste
Usage She was dressed in gaudy garments.

Derisive

Definition unkind and showing that you think someone or something is ridiculous
Usage The boy gave a derisive laugh after he purposely pushed the girl into the mud.

Conviction

Definition Confirmed belief; being found guilty of charge
Usage She is a person of conviction once she accepts something it is very difficult to change her
views.


Didactic

Definition teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson
Usage The story is not written in a didactic style

Rampant

Definition existing or spreading everywhere in a way that cannot be controlled
Usage Unemployment is now rampant in most of the countries

Finicky

Definition too worried about what you eat, wear, etc.
Usage Many children are finicky about their food so they don't eat enough vegetables


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