Daily Word List - 23 January, 2017 - Definition | Synonyms | Use in a Sentence

Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 23 January, 2017.

1. Binge (n.): a short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.

Synonyms: spree, argy, affair, toot, debauch, bender, jag.

Use: Who doesn’t love to binge watch Sherlock?

2. Sullen (adj.): bad-tempered and sulky.

Synonyms: surly, sulky, pouting, sour, morose.

Use: A sullen pout

3. Deplorable (adj.): Deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad.

Synonyms: unfortunate, shameful, dreadful, horrifying.

Use: He is a deplorable boy, frequently being beaten by his parents.

4. Platitudinous (adj.): Characterized by clichés or platitudes.

Synonyms: trite, banal, flat.

Use: The meeting was brief and platitudinous, but in later accounts [...] Malraux turned it into a major summit of great minds.

5. Confounded (adj.):  To fail to see the difference; to mix up; to confuse right and wrong.

Synonyms: confused, perplexed, befuddled.

Use: They confound Law with Counsel, who think, that it is the duty of Monarchs not only to give ear to their Counselors, but also to obey them, as though it were in vain to take Counsel, unless it were also followed.

6. Blusterous (adj.): tending to bluster; blustering.

Synonyms: windy, airy, gusty, bombastic.

Use: When confronted by opposition his reaction was blusterous, which often cowed the meek.

7. Odium (n.): The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.

Synonyms: shame, dishonor, blame, censure.

Use: She threw the odium of the fact on me.

8. Vainglorious (adj.): With excessive vanity or unwarranted pride.

Synonyms: boastful, proud, arrogant, pompous.

Use: This vainglorious boast of personal infallibility.

9. Snub (v): (to slight or ignore) give someone the cold shoulder, turn the cold shoulder on someone cut someone cold, cut someone dead.

Synonyms: boycott, scorn, give someone the cold shoulder.

Use: For a long time he lived in the toy cupboard or on the nursery floor, and no one thought very much about him. He was naturally shy, and being only made of velveteen, some of the more expensive toys quite snubbed him.

10. Assay (adj.): trial, attempt.

Synonyms: analysis, assessment, evaluation.

Use: I am withal persuaded that it may prove much easier in the assay than it now seems at distance.



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