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Vocabulary Bites (Part - 21) : Learn New Words Easily

Published on Saturday, April 09, 2016


Definition: Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
Usage: For most of us creative skills are not innate nor are we likely to develop them by accident.


Definition: well known for being bad
Usage: The actress was involved in so many scandals she became a notorious companion to the director.


Definition: most favorable or desirable; best
Usage: A good working relationship between medical and nursing staff is essential to facilitate optimum care


Definition: to encourage something to develop
2) to take another person's child into your home for a period of time, without becoming his or her legal parents
Usage: She fostered a fierce ambition.


Definition: the fact of seeming to see or hear someone or something that is not really there, especially because of illness or drugs
2) something that is seen or heard when it is not really there
Usage: He could not tell if what he was seeing was real or if it was a hallucination.


Definition: The deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group
Usage: The Nazi party's attempt at cultural genocide led to WWII and one result was Mr. Hitler's suicide.


Definition: special importance that is given to something
2) the extra force given to a word or phrase when spoken, especially in order to show that it is important; a way of writing a word (for example drawing a line underneath it) to show that it is important.
Usage: The school inspector was extremely pleased with the school's management because they placed great emphasis on individual and outdoor learning.


Definition: the action of one object or surface moving against another
2) he resistance (the force that stops something moving) of one surface to another surface or substance moving over or through it
3) disagreement or a lack of friendship among people who have different opinions about something
Usage: It was difficult to reach an agreement because of the friction between the two sides.


Definition: sounding sweet and pleasant
Usage: The dulcet sounds of the birds at dawn were soon drowned out by the roar of traffic in the city.


Definition: from the earliest period of the history of the world; very ancient
2) very strong and not based on reason, as if from the earliest period of human life
Usage: Primeval forests slowly disappearing as the climate changed


Definition:(Of a man) having characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly
Usage: The crowd made fun of the skinny effeminate guy who was wearing lipstick and earrings


Definition:  to put people or things together, especially in order to show a contrast or a new relationship between them
Usage: The juxtaposition of realistic and surreal situations in the novel


Definition: 1. a general increase in the prices of services and goods in a particular country, resulting in a fall in the value of money.~n
2. the act or process of filling something with air or gas
Usage: Life jackets with usually contain an automatic inflation device.


Definition: the activity of digging in the ground to look for old buildings or objects that have been buried for a long time
2) a place where people are digging to look for old buildings or objects
3) the act of digging, especially with a machine
Usage: The growth of black rat populations is being traced through analysis of rat bones from excavations.


Definition: that is possible and likely to be achieved
Usage: It's just not feasible to manage the business on a part-time basis.
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