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Vocabulary Bites (Part - 55) : Learn New Words Quickly

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2016


Definition Inexperienced or untried
Usage Most companies are unwilling to hire unfledged trainees as that mean the added expenditure of training them and providing extra initial guidance


Definition Young and insolent
Usage The new recruit was an upstart and irritated most of the senior experienced officers with his thoughtless and unwarranted remarks.


Definition The final result or outcome ; the central idea or point
Usage The upshot of the boxing match was that the reigning champion was defeated by the new player in minutes.


Definition Not restrained
Usage Her parents were unable to come to terms with her lifestyle which was untrammelled by the regular norms of society and disowned her.


Definition Spotlessly clean and fresh
Usage That the white table napkin remained unsullied till the evening with kids creating havoc all over spilling things is a miracle in itself.


Definition Unpleasant or unattractive to look at
Usage The duchess berated her gardener for the unsightly state of her famous gardens appearing neglected


Definition Having a wavy outline or appearance
Usage The cheering squad egged their team on with an undulating display of swaying arms and loud cheers.


Definition an angry and bitter argument between two people or groups of people that continues over a long period of time
Usage The feud between the two siblings aggravated their parents.


Definition Final warning
Usage The millionaire gave his irresponsible son an ultimatum that he would be disinherited if he did not get serious in life.


Definition offence or annoyance , shade or shadow, especially as cast by trees.
Usage She had no sense of humour and took umbrage at the slightest remark which makes even the slightest fun of her.


Definition One who wanders from place to place without permanent home or a means of liveliness
Usage His vagrant lifestyle was a result of his father constantly moving from place to place in search of more lucrative vocations


Definition Exhibiting excessive vanity; feeling self-important
Usage Her winning the pageant made her vainglorious and conceited ; she concluded her beauty would be the key to all future success.


Definition (feudalistic) lessee of a land owned by a superior
Usage The landlord demanded that his vassals pay more in taxes than the prevalent rate.


Definition Spoken boastfully of
Usage The much vaunted range of cars suffered a major setback when it hardly found any buyers in the Indian market


Definition (experience) derived through putting oneself in the position of the one being imagined
Usage Films were her passion and she derived vicarious pleasure imagining herself as one of the characters on screen.
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