Daily Word List - 17 January, 2017 - Definition | Synonyms | Use in a Sentence

Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 17 January, 2017.

1. Dastardly (adv.):  in the manner of a dastard; marked by cowardice. Wicked and cruel.

Synonyms: rotten, vile, contemptible, pusillanimous.

Use: "pirates and their dastardly deeds"

2. Corroborate(v): confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).

Synonyms: confirm, verify, endorse, ratify

Use: "the witness had corroborated the boy's account of the attack"

3. Digress(v):  leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing.

Synonyms: deviate, go off at a tangent, diverge

Use: "I have digressed a little from my original plan"

4. Inculpate (v):  accuse or blame.

Synonyms: accuse, attack, blame

Use: "he blamed himself, but also inculpated his fiancée"

5. Phalanx (n):  a body of troops or police officers standing or moving in close formation.

Synonyms: Legion, Flock, Army, Horde

Use: "six hundred marchers set off, led by a phalanx of police"

6. Vile (adj.):  morally low.

Synonyms: offensive, horrid, nasty, horrible.

Use: A base, vile mind.

7. Procrustean (adj.):  Enforcing strict conformity through disregard of individual differences or special circumstances.

Synonyms: generous, ruthless, abundant.

Use: The concept of an Age of Nationalism is a bit procrustean.

8. Asinine (n):  failing to exercise intelligence or judgment.

Synonyms: senseless, absurd, draft, foolish, obstinate.

Use: "Lydia ignored his asinine remark"

9. Chipper (adj.):  exhibiting a lively optimism.

Synonyms: cheerful, happy, lively, sprightly.

Use: he is very chipper in nature.

10. Kindle (v): set (something) on fire.

Synonyms: light, ignite, set alight, set light to, set on fire,

Use: "he kindled a fire of dry grass"



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