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Vocabulary Bites (Part - 32) : Learn New Words Quickly

Published on Saturday, April 23, 2016

Discrimination

Definition:   the practice of treating someone or a particular group in society less fairly than others
Usage:  The restaurant owner was accused of discrimination when he refused to serve some customers.


Bicameral

Definition:  having two main parts, such as the Senate and the House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress
Usage:  Their government is based on bicameralism

Amphibious

Definition: able to live both on land and in water
Usage:  Amphibious vehicles

Resurgence

Definition:  the return and growth of an activity that had stopped
Usage:  The political party had a resurgence in the 1990's.

Gust

Definition:  a sudden strong increase in the amount and speed of wind that is blowing | a sudden strong expression of emotion
Usage : A gust of laughter greeted him as he walked into the room.

Akin

Definition:  similar or related to
Usage:  Foxes are closely akin to dogs

Clamor

Definition:  to demand something loudly
Usage:  There was quite a clamor when the travelers returned home.

Cynosure

Definition:  a person or thing that is the center of attention
Usage:  The wonderful singer became the cynosure of all of the people on the plaza.

Jubilation

Definition:   a feeling of great happiness because of a success
Usage:  His resignation was greeted by jubilation on the streets of Sofia.

Autonomy

Definition: the freedom for a country, a region, or an organization to govern itself independently
Usage : The territory has been granted autonomy

Condiment

Definition:  a sauce, etc. that is used to give flavor to food, or that is eaten with food
Usage : The cafeteria's self-serve table has a full array of condiments

Brace

Definition:  to prepare someone/yourself for something difficult or unpleasant that is going to happen
Usage:  The lights showed the old timbers used to brace the roof.

Noxious

Definition:  poisonous or harmful
Usage:  Noxious fumes came from upstairs and effected everyone in the building

Repugnant

Definition:  making you feel strong dislike or disgust
Usage:   The entertainment-based rhetoric with which audience of television channels are fed is repugnant to the sensitive.

Bias

Definition:   to unfairly influence someone's opinions or decisions
2) to have an effect on the results of research or an experiment so that they do not show the real situation
Usage : The ruling party biased the electorate with false empathy for the common man
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