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Vocabulary Bites (Part - 56) : Learn New Words Quickly

Published on Monday, May 23, 2016


Definition A person's face
Usage The serious visage of the judge concealed a great sense of humour that lurked beneath.


Definition to get something that you want by persuading someone or by tricking them
Usage He tried to wangle a free meal from the chef by praising his dishes over enthusiastically


Definition Untidy, slovenly woman
Usage With her perfect attire make up and manners she could hardly be called a trollop.


Definition The inclination to comply willingly with the wishes of others
Usage She was a complaisant wife and dutiful daughter


Definition very small
Usage The diminutive boy slipped easily through the fence.


Definition - threats or force that are used to make someone do something
Usage "complied with the order only on duress"


Definition Characteristics of a man
Usage He thought of himself as a virile young man and put on a haughty manner whenever he met young ladies at parties.


Definition Missiles launched from submarines
Usage During the second world war the Nazis dominated the Atlantic for a long time destroying ocean liners with powerful torpedoes launched from their submarines (known as U-Boats).


Definition Struck by shock, terror or amazement
Usage She was aghast when she realised that she had deleted her entire presentation from her computer system when she clicked the wrong button and that she had no time to redo it.


Definition Critical remark of a negative kind, powerfully expressed
Usage Animadversion if unbiased can help one get better but it also has to be taken in the right spirit
to actually see any improvements


Definition a section of extra information that is added to something, especially to a book
Usage You may add an addendum to the letter if there are particulars not covered in the original


Definition extremely clean and neat | having no flaw or error
Usage He had an immaculate record of service.


Definition to emphasize something or make it more noticeable
Usage Makeup is meant to accentuate a woman's natural beauty


Definition Serving as a help
Usage He started the ancillary unit to help with the additional production requirements of his main unit when the demand exceeded supply for his product.


Definition alter the nature of (elements)
Usage The science of chemistry stems from alchemy which had a flavour of magic claiming it could transmute lead into gold.

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