Daily Word List - 12 January, 2017 - Definition | Synonyms | Use in a Sentence

Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 12 January, 2017.

1. Capacious (adj):  Having a lot of space inside.

Synonyms: (roomy) ample, commodious, roomy, spacious, voluminous.

Use: The Malabar, that huge sea monster, in whose capacious belly so many human creatures lived and suffered, had dwindled to a walnut-shell, and yet beside her bulk how infinitely small had their own frail cockboat appeared as they shot out from under her towering stern!

2. Egalitarian (adj):  Characterized by social equality and equal rights for all people.

Synonyms: equal, democratic, impartial.

Use: In the increasingly egalitarian Britain of the postwar years, Britain's monarchy found itself subject to a questioning, scarcely articulated, of the utility of an expensive royal household.

3. Tactile (adj):  perceptible to the sense of touch.

Synonyms: touchable, palpable, tangible.

Use: The delicacy of the tactile sense varies on different parts of the skin; it is greatest on the forehead, temples and back of the forearm.

4. Provenance (n):  place or source of origin.

Synonyms: birthplace, origin, home.

Use: Many supermarkets display the provenance of their food products.

5. Gravitas (n):  Seriousness in bearing or manner; dignity.

Synonyms: seriousness, dignity, sobriety.

Use: He uttered this ... with great majesty, or, as he called it, Gravitas.

6. Indolent (adj):  Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.

Synonyms: lazy, inactive, inert.

Use: The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.

7. Vet (v):  To thoroughly check or investigate particularly with regard to providing formal approval.

Synonyms: analyze, test, audit, check.

Use: The FBI vets all nominees to the Federal bench.

8. Supercilious (adj):  showing contemptuous indifference.

Synonyms: arrogant, stuck up, bossy, Cavalier.

Use: Monica owns the supercilious character.

9. Gumption (n):  Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness.

Synonyms: guts; spunk; initiative, acumen, nerve.

Use: 1936 Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind ("Gumption" was used as one of Scarlett O'Hara's defining personality traits.) "What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those that go under? I only know that survivors used to call that quality 'gumption.' So I wrote about people who had gumption and people who didn't."

10. Languor (n):  a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling.

Synonyms: dullness, sluggishness; lack of vigor; stagnation, inactivity.

Use: languor of convalescence.



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