Daily Vocabulary Day 14

Daily Vocabulary Update

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131). Congenial

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.


132). Strident

Meaning: (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.

Synonyms: harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud

Usage: A strident voice interrupted the consultation.


133). Confluence

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.


134). Lavish

Meaning: sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.

Synonyms: sumptuous, luxurious, luxuriant, lush, gorgeous, costly

Usage: He held lavish dinner parties at his home.


135). Insolent

Meaning: showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.

Synonyms: impertinent, impudent, cheeky, ill-mannered

Usage: She hated the insolent tone of his voice.




136). Vagrant

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.


137). Gregarious

Meaning: (of a person) fond of company; sociable.

Synonyms: sociable, social, company-loving, companionable, convivial

Usage: He was a popular and gregarious man.


138). Enigma

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.


139). Assuage

Meaning: make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.

Synonyms: Relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate, dampen

Usage: The letter assuaged the fears of most members.


140). Sanguine

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.

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