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Vocabulary Bites (Part - 64) : Learn New Words Quickly

Published on Thursday, June 02, 2016


Definition not careful or neat : showing a lack of care, attention, or effort
Usage Seetha is a sloppy child who always seems to have spilled something on her clothes


Definition not needed or useful
Usage All systems in an airliner are designed with redundant backup systems in case of failure during a flight.


Definition Tending to speak or write at excessive length
Usage The professor's exposition was clear enough for a child to grasp; unfortunately it was so prolix that it appeared to go on endlessly.


Definition a lack of something
Usage The campfire waned due to a dearth of available firewood.


Definition a person who expresses disapproval of someone or something and talks about their bad qualities, especially publicly
Usage Everyone knows that she has been a vocal critic of that institution for long


Definition an amount that is extra or more than you need
Usage Army surplus items are often sold to the public.


Definition having no definite shape, form, or structure
Usage A dark strangely amorphous shadow filled the room.


Definition criticizing someone or something very severely
Usage A scathing review of the play


Definition to make someone poor | to make something worse in quality
Usage Many countries in Africa impoverish their people causing an unproductive nation.


Definition the act of hiding something
Usage She could barely conceal her anger.


Definition dark in color
Usage We expected the movie to be light and cheerful but it was very somber and long instead.


Definition to make someone feel healthy and full of energy | to make a situation, an organization, etc. efficient and successful
Usage He went running every morning because he found it invigorating


Definition behavior or actions that follow the accepted rules of society
Usage Conformity causes us to suffocate our ideas and holds us back from making strides.


Definition to make something, especially someone's confidence or authority, gradually weaker or less effective
Usage Never getting enough sleep undermined Elizabeth's health.


Definition to block a road, an entrance, a passage, etc. so that someone or something cannot get through, see past, etc.| to prevent someone or something from doing something or making progress,
especially when this is done deliberately
Usage Large rocks obstruct the path
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