Daily Vocabulary Update
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Meaning: (of a person) pleasing or liked on account of having qualities or interests that are similar to one‘s own.
Synonyms: like-minded, compatible, kindred, well suited, easy to get along with
Usage: I was working with a bunch of very congenial people.
Meaning: (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.
Synonyms: harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud
Usage: A strident voice interrupted the consultation.
Meaning: the junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width.
Synonyms: convergence, meeting, junction, joining, conﬂux, watersmeet
Usage: The conﬂuence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss.
Meaning: sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.
Synonyms: sumptuous, luxurious, luxuriant, lush, gorgeous, costly
Usage: He held lavish dinner parties at his home.
Meaning: showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.
Synonyms: impertinent, impudent, cheeky, ill-mannered
Usage: She hated the insolent tone of his voice.
Meaning: a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging.
Synonyms: tramp, drifter, down-and-out, derelict, beggar, itinerant, wanderer
Usage: The old car was a Welcome shelter for the occasional vagrant.
Meaning: (of a person) fond of company; sociable.
Synonyms: sociable, social, company-loving, companionable, convivial
Usage: He was a popular and gregarious man.
Meaning: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand.
Synonyms: mystery, puzzle, riddle, conundrum, paradox, problem,
Usage: How it works is a complete enigma to me.
Meaning: make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
Synonyms: Relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate, dampen
Usage: The letter assuaged the fears of most members.
Meaning: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
Synonyms: optimistic, bullish, hopeful, buoyant, positive
Usage: He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy.