Daily Vocabulary Day 12

Daily Vocabulary Update

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111). 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 we ambivalent about her.


112). Forsake (Verb)

Meaning: abandon or leave.

Synonyms: abandon, desert, leave, quit, depart from, leave behind

Usage: She forsook her child, giving him up for adoption.


113). Impudent (Adjective)

Meaning: not showing due respect for another person; impeitinent.

Synonyms: impeitinent, insolent, cheeky, audacious, brazen

Usage: He could have strangled this impudent upstart.


114). Inept (Adjective)

Meaning: having or showing no skill; clumsy.

Synonyms: incompetent, unskillful, unskilled, inexpert, amateurish

Usage: My attempts at baking were him but I fumbled on.


115). 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.





116). 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.


117). Umbrage (Noun)

Meaning: offence or annoyance.

Synonyms: take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle, take something personally

Usage: She took umbrage at his remarks.


118). 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.


119). 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


120). 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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