Daily Vocabulary Day 1

Daily Vocabulary Update

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1.) Ambivalent (Adjective)
Meaning: Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
Synonyms: Equivocal, uncertain, unsure, doubtful, indecisive, inconclusive, irresolute.
Usage: Some loved her, some hated her, few were ambivalent about her.

2). Forsake (Verb)
Meaning: Abandon or leave.
Synonyms: Abandon, desert, leave, quit, depart from, and leave behind.
Usage: She forsook her child, giving him up for adoption.

3). Impudent (Adjective)
Meaning: not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
Synonyms: impertinent, insolent, cheeky, audacious, brazen.
Usage: He could have strangled this impudent upstart.

4). Inept (Adjective)
Meaning: having or showing no skill; clumsy.
Synonyms: incompetent, unskillful, unskilled, inexpert, amateurish
Usage: My attempts at baking were inept but I fumbled on.

5). Novice (Verb)
Meaning: a person new to and inexperienced in a job or situation.

Synonyms: beginner, learner, inexperienced person.

Usage: He was a complete novice in foreign affairs.

6). Salient (Adjective)

Meaning: most noticeable or important.
Synonyms: important, main, principal, major, chief, primary, notable.
Usage: The salient points stuck out clearly in her mind.

7). Umbrage (Noun)
Meaning: offence or annoyance.
Synonyms: take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle, take something personally.
Usage: She took umbrage at his remarks.

8). Serendipity (Noun)
Meaning: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial Way.
Synonyms: chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident, fluke.
Usage: Technical innovation may be the result of pure serendipity.

9). Quaint (Adjective)
Meaning: attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
Synonyms: picturesque, charming, sweet, attractive, pleasantly old-fashioned.
Usage: Narrow streets lead to a quaint bridge over the river.

10). Truculent (Adjective)
Meaning: eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant.
Synonyms: defiant, aggressive, antagonistic, belligerent, pugnacious, bellicose.
Usage: The truculent attitude of farmers to cheaper imports.

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