Daily Vocabulary Update
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121). Persuade (verb)
Deﬁnition: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Meaning: prevail on, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, press someone into
Usage: He tried to persuade her to come with him.
122). Traverse (Verb)
Deﬁnition: travel across or through
Meaning: travel over/across, cross, journey over/across, make one‘s way across
Usage: He traversed the deserts of Persia and Baluchistan.
123). Indulge (Verb)
Deﬁnition: allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.
Meaning: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to
Usage: We indulged in a cream tea.
124). Sway (verb)
Deﬁnition: move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side.
Meaning: swing, shake, oscillate, rock, undulate, move from side to side
Usage: The curtains were swaying in the breeze.
125). Deteriorated (Verb)
Deﬁnition: become progressively worse.
Meaning: worsen, get worse, decline, be in decline, degenerate, decay
Usage: His condition has deteriorated in the intensive care unit.
126). Ramiﬁcation (Noun)
Deﬁnition: a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.
Meaning: consequence, result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot, issue.
Usage: Any change is bound to have legal ramifications.
127). Heap (verb)
Deﬁnition: put (objects or a loose substance) in a heap.
Meaning: Pile up, pile, stack up, stack, make a pile of, make a stack of
Usage: She heaped logs on the ﬁre.
128). Rebel (noun)
Deﬁnition: a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or leader.
Meaning: revolutionary, insurgent, mutineer agitator
Usage: The rebels took control of the capital.
129). Substantial (adjective)
Deﬁnition: of considerable importance, size, or worth.
Meaning: considerable, real, material, weighty, soild, sizeable
Usage: Substantial progress had been made.
130). Utterly (adverb)
Deﬁnition: completely and without qualification; absolutely.
Meaning: completely, totally, absolutely, entirely, fully
Usage: He looked utterly ridiculous.