Daily Word List - 11 January, 2017 - Definition | Synonyms | Use in a Sentence

Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 10 January, 2017.

1. Vacuous (adj): having lack of thought.

Synonyms: empty, unintelligent, blank, drained.

Use: There is no substance to her vacuous claim on the property!

2. Propitious (adj): something which is beneficiary or in favour.

Synonyms: full of promise, Good, favorable, auspicious, opportune.

 Use: "the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious"

3. Incendiary (n): Intentionally stirring up strife, trouble.

Synonyms: damage, provocative, inflammatory.

Use: Politics is an incendiary topic; it tends to cause fights to break out.

4. Hebetude (n): lack of interest or mental lethargy.

Synonyms: lethargy, apathy, disinterest.

Use: Incuriousness was the most potent ally of our imposed order; for Eastern government rested not so much on consent or force, as on the common supinity, hebetude, lack-a- daisiness, which gave a minority undue effect.

5. Vitriol (n): (by extension) bitterly abusive language.

Synonyms: bitterness, sarcasm, disdain.

Use: For days, online forums sparked with outrage against politicians and race organizers, a tone that turned to vitriol against runners, even from some shaming other runners for being selfish.

6. Eclat (n): brilliance of success or effort;

Synonyms: style, flair, dynamism, glory, renown.

Use: "he finished his recital with great éclat"

7. Dandified (adj): To dress as, or to adopt the style of.

Synonyms: dapper, fashionable, natty.

Use: "he writes a dandified prose"

8. Avarice (n): extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

Synonyms: greed, acquisitiveness, cupidity

Use: "he was rich beyond the dreams of avarice"

9. Maraud (v): to move about in roving fashion looking for plunder.

Synonyms: pillage and plunder, despoil, harass.

Use: a marauding band.

10. Wastrel (n): who wastes time or resources extravagantly.

Synonyms: loafer, rake, Vagabond, profligate.

Use: Mary’ mother - if that was her picture - may have been a wastrel in her spare time (she had thirteen children by a minister of the church), but if so her gay and dissipated life had left too few traces of its pleasures on her face.



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