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Vocabulary Bites (Part 6) - Learn New Words Quickly

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

1. Vitriolic

    Definition: Full of anger and hatred.
    Usage: The newspaper launched a vitriolic attack on the president.

2. Flaunt

    Definition: To show something you are proud of to other people, in order to
impress them.
    Usage: The proud bride-to-be was eager to flaunt her beautiful diamond
to all her friends. 

3. Verisimilar

    Definition: The appearance of being true or real.
    Usage: She recounted a verisimilar tale and had the audience actually picturing the whole drama in their minds. 

4. Debatable

    Definition: Not certain because people can have different ideas and opinions about the thing being discussed.
   Usage: Without sufficient research and testing the results of the experiment are highly debatable. 

5. Prudence

    Definition: A close attentiveness to avoiding danger | suitability for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances | the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters.
    Usage: A prudent investor does not seek unrealistic returns or overnight fortunes. 

6. 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.

7. Rampant

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

8. Didactic

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

9. Gaudy

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

10. 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. 

11. Amiable

     Definition: Pleasant
     Usage: Marcie did her chores amiably.

12. Cater

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

13. Petulant

      Definition: Unreasonably irritable
      Usage: Soon his wife's charm gave way to her petulant behaviour permanently   complaining about petty things. 

14. Accolades

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

15. Inane

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

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