Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 10 January, 2017.
1. Vitiate (v): to reduce the value, quality, or effectiveness of something.
Synonyms: cancel, nullify, negate, morally corrupt.
Use: "development programmes have been vitiated by the rise in population"
2. Eponym (n): The name of a real or fictitious person whose name has, or is thought to have, given rise to the name of a particular item.
Synonyms: signature, nickname, namesake.
Use: "the eponymous founder of the Ford Motor Company"
3. Bloviate (v): To speak or discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
Synonyms: proclaim, recite, declare.
Use: “the rural Babbitt who bloviates about ‘progress’ and ‘growth’"
4. Pizzazz (n): having full of energy.
Synonyms: flamboyance, ability, vitality, aptitude.
Use: The show had a lot of pizzazz, with glittering costumes and upbeat music.
5. Picayune (adj): small and of little importance.
Synonyms: trivial, frivolous, immaterial.
Use: "the picayune squabbling of party politicians"
6. Dour (adj): expressing gloominess.
Synonyms: (stern, harsh) forbidding, harsh, severe, stern (unyielding) obstinate, stubborn, unyielding (expressing gloom) dejected, gloomy, melancholic, sullen
Use: "a hard, dour, humorless fanatic"
7. Oomph (n): a kind of force or power.
Synonyms: energy, fortitude, potency, clout.
Use: "he showed entrepreneurial oomph".
8. Heretical (adj): Contrary to mainstream or accepted opinion.
Synonyms: unorthodox, agnostic, apostate.
Use: "I feel a bit heretical saying this, but I think the film has too much action"
9. Wedged (adj): incapable of proceeding without help.
Synonyms: unaware, suspended, confused.
Use: "she wedged her holdall between two bags"
10. Contumelious (adj): rudely contemptuous.
Synonyms: disdainful, insolent, abusive, brash.
Use: The pad would not stay on Modestine’s back for half a moment. I returned it to its maker, with whom I had so contumelious a passage that the street outside was crowded from wall to wall with gossips looking on and listening.