Daily Vocabulary Day 11

Daily Vocabulary Update

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101). Infant (Noun)

Meaning: a very young child or baby.

Synonyms: Baby, newborn, young child, little child

Usage: Their first year at infant school.

 

102). Mortality (Noun)

Meaning: the state of being subject to death.

Synonyms: Impermanence, temporality, transience, perishability

Usage: the work is increasingly haunted by thoughts of mortality.

 

103). Hapless (Adjective)

Meaning: unfortunate

Synonyms: unlucky, luckless, out of luck, cursed, doomed

Usage: The hapless victims of the disaster.

 

104). Persuade (Verb)

Meaning: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.

Synonyms: talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, induce, coerce, prompt

Usage: it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing.

 

105). Deserters (Noun)

Meaning: a member of the armed forces who deserts.

Synonyms: Runaway, renegade, fugitive, escapee

Usage: deserters from the army.

 

 

 

 

106). Tenure (Noun)

Meaning: the holding of an office.

Synonyms: incumbency, term of office, term, period of office, time

Usage: his tenure of the premiership would be threatened.

 

107). Bureaucracy (Noun)

Meaning: excessively complicated administrative procedure.

Synonyms: red tape, rules and regulations, protocol, officialdom

Usage: the unnecessary bureaucracy in local government.

 

108). Entangle (Verb)

Meaning: cause to become twisted together or with caught in.

Synonyms: Intertwine, entwine, tangle, intertwist, twist, ravel,

Usage: Fish attempt to swim through the mesh and become entangled.

 

109). Legitimate (Adjective)

Meaning: able to be defended with logic or justification; valid.

Synonyms: valid, sound, admissible, acceptable, founded.

Usage: these are legitimate grounds for unease.

 

110). Echelons (Noun)

Meaning: a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.

Synonyms: Level, rank, grade, step, rung, tier, plane, order, division.

Usage: the upper echelons of the business world.

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