Daily Vocabulary Day 10

Daily Vocabulary Update

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91). Garrulity (Noun)

Meaning: excessive talkativeness, especially on trivial matters.

Synonyms: talkativeness, garrulousness, loquacity, loquaciousness, volubility, verbosity,

Usage: They were irritated by his ungovernable garrulity.

 

92). Arrant (Adjective)

Meaning: complete, utter

Synonyms: downright, thoroughgoing, absolute, complete, thorough

Usage: What he is talking is arrant nonsense!

 

93). Consequential (Adjective)

Meaning: following as a result or effect.

Synonyms: resulting, resultant, ensuing, consequent; following

Usage: A loss of confidence and a consequential withdrawal of funds.

 

94). Attenuate (Verb)

Meaning: reduce the force, effect, or value of.

Synonyms: weakened, reduced, lessened, decreased, diminished, impaired

Usage: Her intolerance was attenuated by an unexpected liberalism.

 

95). Precarious (Adjective)

Meaning: dependent on chance; uncertain

Synonyms: uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unsure, unpredictable

Usage: He made a precarious living as a painter.

 

 

 

96). Enervate (Verb)

Meaning: make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality.

Synonyms: exhaust, tire, fatigue, weary, wear out, devitalize

Usage: The scorching sun enervated her.

 

97). Equivocate (Verb)

Meaning: use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.

Synonyms: prevaricate, be evasive, be non-committal, be vague, be ambiguous

Usage: The government has equivocated too often in the past.

 

98). Assiduous (Adjective)

Meaning: showing great care and perseverance.

Synonyms: diligent, careful, meticulous, thorough, sedulous, attentive.

Usage: She was assiduous in pointing out every feature.

 

99). Lassitude (Noun)

Meaning: a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy

Synonyms: lethargy, listlessness, weariness, languor, sluggishness, enervation

Usage: She was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed.

 

100). Sycophant (Noun)

Meaning: a person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.

Synonyms: toady, creep, crawler, fawner, flatterer, flunkey, truckler.

Usage: He was surrounded by flatterers and sycophants.

 

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