Daily English Vocabs


Daily Word List 20 August 2017

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1. ANATHEMA (noun)

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes; A formal curse by a pope or a council of the Church, excommunicating a person or denouncing a doctrine


Synonyms : abhorrent, hateful, odious, repugnant, repellent

Usage:
  • Racial hatred was anathema to her.

  • The Pope laid special emphasis on the second of these anathemas.

2. CAREEN (verb)

Move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way


Usage:
  • An electric golf cart careened around the corner.

3. CONSPICUOUS (adjective)

Clearly visible


Antonyms : inconspicuous

Synonyms : easily seen, clear, visible, clearly visible, standing out

Usage:
  • He was very thin, with a conspicuous Adam's apple.

4. DEPOSE (verb)

Remove from office suddenly and forcefully; Testify to or give (evidence) under oath, typically in a written statement


Synonyms : overthrow, overturn, topple, bring down, remove from office

Usage:
  • He had been deposed by a military coup.

  • Every affidavit shall state which of the facts deposed to are within the deponent's knowledge.

5. DETEST (verb)

Dislike intensely


Antonyms : love, admire

Synonyms : abhor, hate, loathe, despise, abominate

Usage:
  • She really did detest his mockery.

6. IMBROGLIO (noun)

An extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation


Synonyms : complicated situation, complication, complexity, problem, difficulty

Usage:
  • The abdication imbroglio of 1936.

7. RAVISH (verb)

Seize and carry off (someone) by force; Fill (someone) with intense delight; enrapture


Synonyms : rape, sexually abuse, sexually assault, violate, force oneself on

Usage:
  • There is no assurance that her infant child will not be ravished from her breast.

  • Ravished by a sunny afternoon, she had agreed without even thinking.

8. RETICENT (adjective)

Not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily


Antonyms : expansive, garrulous

Synonyms : reserved, withdrawn, introverted, restrained, inhibited

Usage:
  • She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs.

9. STIFLE (verb)

Make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate; Restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion)


Antonyms : let out, encourage

Synonyms : suffocate, choke, asphyxiate, suppress, smother

Usage:
  • Those in the streets were stifled by the fumes.

  • She stifled a giggle.

10. WHIR (noun)

A whirring sound; (of something rapidly rotating or moving to and fro) make a low, continuous, regular sound


Usage:
  • The whir of the projector.

  • The ceiling fans whirred in the smoky air.


Daily Word List -19 August 2017

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1. ABORT (noun)

An act of aborting a flight, space mission, or other enterprise; Carry out or undergo the abortion of (a fetus); Bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault


Antonyms : continue, complete, succeed, complete

Synonyms : terminate, end, miscarry, have a miscarriage, halt

Usage:
  • An abort because of bad weather.

  • Many doctors assume that women who undergo testing would choose to abort.

  • The decision to abort the fetus.

2. COGENT (adjective)

(of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing


Antonyms : vague, unconvincing, muddled

Synonyms : convincing, compelling, strong, forceful, powerful

Usage:
  • They put forward cogent arguments for British membership.

  • The newspaper's lawyers must prepare a cogent appeal.

3. TENUOUS (adjective)

Very weak or slight


Antonyms : convincing, substantial, strong, thick

Synonyms : slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible, weak

Usage:
  • The tenuous link between interest rates and investment.

4. CONFLUENCE (noun)

The junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width


Synonyms : convergence, meeting, junction, joining, conflux

Usage:
  • The confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss.

  • Farther down the Tigris at its confluence with the Euphrates.

5. BUCOLIC (adjective)

Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life


Antonyms : urban

Synonyms : rustic, rural, pastoral, country, countryside

Usage:
  • The church is lovely for its bucolic setting.

6. BEQUEATH (verb)

Leave (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will


Synonyms : leave, leave in one's will, will, make over, pass on

Usage:
  • He bequeathed his art collection to the town.

7. DAWDLE (verb)

Waste time; be slow


Antonyms : hurry, speed

Synonyms : linger, dally, take one's time, drag one's feet, be slow

Usage:
  • She mustn't dawdle—she had to make the call now.

8. ELUSIVE (adjective)

Difficult to find, catch, or achieve


Antonyms : clear

Synonyms : difficult to catch, difficult to find, difficult to track down, subtle, indistinct

Usage:
  • Success will become ever more elusive.

9. nebulous (adjective)

In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy; (of a concept) vague or ill-defined


Antonyms : clear, well defined

Synonyms : indistinct, indefinite, unclear, vague, hazy

Usage:
  • A giant nebulous glow.

  • Nebulous concepts like quality of life.

10. impoverish (verb)

Make (a person or area) poor


Antonyms : make wealthy, strengthen, enrich

Synonyms : make poor, make penniless, reduce to penury, reduce to destitution, bring to ruin

Usage:
  • Impoverished villages.

  • The wars had impoverished him.


Daily Word List -18 August 2017

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1. Reverberate (verb)

(of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo; Have continuing and serious effects


Synonyms : resound, echo, re-echo, repeat, resonate

Usage:
  • Her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room.

  • The statements by the professor reverberated through the Capitol.

2. WHIP (noun)

A scythe for cutting specified crops; A car; Beat (a person or animal) with a whip or similar instrument, especially as a punishment or to urge them on


Synonyms : pull, whisk, snatch, pluck, tug

Usage:
  • A grass whip.

  • I just got new wheels for my whip.

  • Lewis whipped the boy twenty times.

3. QUIRK (noun)

A peculiar aspect of a person's character or behaviour; (with reference to a person's mouth or eyebrow) move or twist suddenly, especially to express surprise or amusement


Synonyms : idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, oddity, eccentricity, foible

Usage:
  • They accepted her attitude as one of her little quirks.

  • His lips quirked disbelievingly.

4. CONSORT (noun)

A wife, husband, or companion, in particular the spouse of a reigning monarch; Habitually associate with (someone), typically with the disapproval of others


Synonyms : associate, keep company, mix, mingle, go around

Usage:
  • Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert.

  • You chose to consort with the enemy.

5. EXCURSION (noun)

A short journey or trip, especially one taken as a leisure activity; A deviation from a regular activity or course; A movement of something along a path or through an angle


Synonyms : trip, outing, jaunt, expedition, journey

Usage:
  • An excursion to London Zoo.

  • The firm's disastrous excursion into the US electrical market.

  • Large excursions of the hip and knee joint.

6. CREDENCE (noun)

Belief in or acceptance of something as true; A small side table, shelf, or niche in a church for holding the elements of the Eucharist before they are consecrated


Synonyms : acceptance, belief, faith, trust, confidence

Usage:
  • Psychoanalysis finds little credence among laymen.

  • A credence table.

7. CONTINUAL (adjective)

Forming a sequence in which the same action or event is repeated frequently


Antonyms : occasional, sporadic, temporary, momentary

Synonyms : repeated, frequent, recurrent, recurring, oft repeated

Usage:
  • His plane went down after continual attacks.

8. FOLKSY (adjective)

Having the characteristics of traditional culture and customs, especially in a contrived or artificial way; Informal and unpretentious


Usage:
  • The shop's folksy, small-town image.

  • His folksy, direct style.

9. CRAVING (noun)

A powerful desire for something


Synonyms : longing, yearning, hankering, hunger, hungering

Usage:
  • A craving for chocolate.

10. CREAK (noun)

A scraping or squeaking sound; (of an object, typically a wooden one) make a scraping or squeaking sound when being moved or when pressure is applied; Show weakness or frailty under strain


Synonyms : squeak, groan, grate

Usage:
  • The creak of a floorboard broke the silence.

  • The stairs creaked as she went up them.

  • The garden gate creaked open.


Daily Word List -17 August 2017

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1. CARESS (noun)

A gentle or loving touch; Touch or stroke gently or lovingly


Synonyms : stroke, stroking, touch, touching, fondle

Usage:
  • She felt the caress of his breath on her cheek.

  • She caressed the girl's forehead.

  • His caressing touch.

2. CAPTIVITY (noun)

The condition of being imprisoned or confined


Antonyms : freedom

Synonyms : imprisonment, confinement, internment, incarceration, custody

Usage:
  • He was released after 865 days in captivity.

  • The third month of their captivity passed.

3. CALLOUS (adjective)

Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others


Antonyms : kind, compassionate

Synonyms : heartless, unfeeling, uncaring, cold, cold-hearted

Usage:
  • His callous comments about the murder made me shiver.

4. CALUMNY (noun)

The making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander


Synonyms : slander, defamation, defamation of character, character assassination, misrepresentation of character

Usage:
  • A bitter struggle marked by calumny and litigation.

5. DERIDE (verb)

Express contempt for; ridicule


Antonyms : respect, praise

Synonyms : ridicule, mock, jeer at, scoff at, jibe at

Usage:
  • The decision was derided by environmentalists.

6. DEPRIVE (verb)

Prevent (a person or place) from having or using something


Synonyms : dispossess, strip, divest, relieve, bereave

Usage:
  • The city was deprived of its water supplies.

7. EXULT (verb)

Show or feel triumphant elation or jubilation


Antonyms : sorrow, sorrow

Synonyms : rejoice, be joyful, be happy, be pleased, be glad

Usage:
  • Exulting in her escape, Lisa closed the door behind her.

8. ENCROACH (verb)

Intrude on (a person's territory, rights, personal life, etc.)


Synonyms : intrude, trespass, impinge, butt in, barge in

Usage:
  • Rather than encroach on his privacy she might have kept to her room.

9. FOE (noun)

An enemy or opponent


Antonyms : friend

Synonyms : enemy, adversary, opponent, rival, nemesis

Usage:
  • His work was praised by friends and foes alike.

10. FABRICATE (verb)

Invent (something) in order to deceive; Construct or manufacture (an industrial product), especially from prepared components


Antonyms : destroy, dismantle

Synonyms : forge, falsify, fake, counterfeit, make up

Usage:
  • Officers fabricated evidence.

  • You will have to fabricate an exhaust system.


Daily Word List -16 August 2017

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1. ACTUALIZE (verb)

Make a reality of


Usage:
  • He had actualized his dream and achieved the world record.

2. APPARENTLY (adverb)

As far as one knows or can see


Synonyms : seemingly, evidently, it seems, it seems that, it would seem

Usage:
  • The child nodded, apparently content with the promise.

3. interdiction (noun)

The action of prohibiting or forbidding something; The action of intercepting and preventing the movement of a prohibited commodity or person


Usage:
  • The interdiction of the slave trade.

  • Drug interdiction operations.

  • The interdiction of arms shipments.

4. BARREN (noun)

A barren tract or tracts of land; A group or drove of mules; (of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation


Antonyms : fertile, productive, fertile, stimulating, fruitful

Synonyms : unproductive, infertile, unfruitful, sterile, arid

Usage:
  • The Newfoundland barrens.

  • The Greeks were seen to drive a barren of mules.

  • The plains of Kyrenia were barren.

5. NIMBLE (adjective)

Quick and light in movement or action; agile


Antonyms : stiff, clumsy, lumbering, dull

Synonyms : agile, lithe, sprightly, acrobatic, light-footed

Usage:
  • With a deft motion of her nimble fingers.

6. BENEVOLENT (adjective)

Well meaning and kindly


Antonyms : unkind, tight-fisted

Synonyms : kind, kindly, kind-hearted, warm-hearted, tender-hearted

Usage:
  • He was something of a benevolent despot.

  • A benevolent smile.

7. CATASTROPHE (noun)

An event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster


Antonyms : salvation, godsend

Synonyms : disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust

Usage:
  • An environmental catastrophe.

  • Inaction will only bring us closer to catastrophe.

8. PENURIOUS (adjective)

Extremely poor; poverty-stricken; Unwilling to spend money; mean


Antonyms : wealthy, generous

Synonyms : poor, as poor as a church mouse, poverty-stricken, destitute, necessitous

Usage:
  • A penurious old tramp.

  • A tight-fisted, penurious boss whose wage scale is well below other bandleaders.

9. METICULOUS (adjective)

Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise


Antonyms : careless, sloppy, slapdash

Synonyms : careful, conscientious, diligent, ultra-careful, scrupulous

Usage:
  • He had always been so meticulous about his appearance.

  • The designs are hand-glazed with meticulous care.

10. CONTRITE (adjective)

Feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong


Antonyms : unrepentant, defiant

Synonyms : remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful, full of regret

Usage:
  • A contrite tone.