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Vocabulary Bites (Part - 18) : Learn New Words Easily

Published on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

1. Apprehension

    Definition: Worry or fear that something unpleasant may happen | the act of capturing or arresting someone, usually by the police.
    Usage: Fearing apprehension by the police the criminal went into hiding.

2. Interminable

    Definition: Lasting a very long time and therefore boring or annoying.
    Usage: He spoke for over an hour delivering what seemed like an interminable speech.

3. Discourse

    Definition: The use of words to exchange thoughts and ideas | a long talk or piece of writing about a subject.
    Usage: " A critical discourse on important issues".

4. Enervating

    Definition: Tending to deprive of strength or vitality.
    Usage: She found the constant stress to be enervating. 

5. Sacrosanct

    Definition: Too important and respected to be changed, criticized, etc.
    Usage: The priest entered the sacrosanct chamber in the temple.

6. Odious

    Definition: Extremely unpleasant.
    Usage: The crime committed was so odious that people stormed the prison. 

7. Congenial

    Definition: Pleasant to spend time with because their interests and character are similar to your own ,pleasant because it suits your character,suitable for something.
    Usage: A congenial colleague.

8. Maladroit

    Definition: Done without skill, especially in a way that annoys or offends people.
    Usage: His maladroit handling of valuable objects quickly led to his dismissal from his job at the museum. 

9. Decadent

    Definition: A person in a condition or process of mental or moral decay.
    Usage: It is a sign of the decadent state of education that so many students attempt to meet scholastic requirements by dishonest means. 

10. Deprecate

      Definition: To feel and express strong disapproval of something or someone, often yourself.
      Usage: Do not deprecate their actions until you know the whole story. 

11. Acquiescence

      Definition: The fact of being willing to do what someone wants and to accept their opinions, even if you are not sure that they are right.
      Usage: Good manners demanded our cheerful acquiescence to our host's plans for dinner. 

12. Reparation

      Definition: Money that is paid by a country that has lost a war, for the damage, injuries, etc. that it has caused | the act of giving something to someone or doing something for them in order to show that you are sorry for suffering that you have caused.
      Usage: The country paid millions in reparations. 

13. Indemnification

      Definition: To promise to pay someone an amount of money if they suffer any damage or loss | to pay someone an amount of money because of the damage or loss that they have suffered.
      Usage: The contract indemnifies them against loss of earnings. 

14. Solo

      Definition: Done by one person alone, without anyone helping them.
      Usage: It was a solo effort from the warrior. 

15. Irate

      Definition: Very angry.
      Usage: Never underestimate the power of the irate customer. 
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