Daily Vocabulary Day 18

171). Derelict

Meaning: Unsafe, dangerous, hazardous, perilous, insecure

Definition: in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect

Usage: A dereulict Georgian mansion

 

172). Fascinating

Meaning: Engrossing, captivating, absorbing, interesting, enchanting, beguiling, enthralling, riveting

Definition: extremely interesting

Usage: A fascinating book

 

173). Invoked

Meaning: Pray to, call on, appeal to, plead with, Supplicate, solicit

Definition: call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration

Usage: the antiquated defence of insanity is rarely invoked in England

 

174). Gadfly

Meaning: as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly

Definition: a person who annoys others especially with constant criticism

Usage: loud sports commentator who was a tactless gadfly during post-game interviews with the losing team

 

175). Dissent

Meaning: Disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, argument, dispute.

Definition: the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.

Usage: there was no dissent from this view.

 

176). Relevance

Meaning: applicability, application, appositeness, bearing, concernment, germaneness, materiality, pertinence, peitinency, relevancy.

Definition: the quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate.

Usage: This film has contemporary relevance.

 

177). Critique

Meaning: Analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, review

Definition: a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory

Usage: A critique of Marxist historicism

 

178). Gestures

Meaning: Signal, signaling, sign, signing, motion, wave, ondication

Definition: a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.

Usage: he threw out both hands in a gesture of surrender.

 

179). Audacity

Meaning: Boldness, daring, bravery, courage, pluck, insolence

Definition: a willingness to take bold risks.

Usage: he whistled at the sheer audacity of the plan

 

180). Exemplify

Meaning: typify, epitomize, symbolize, be a typical example of.

Definition: illustrate or clarify by giving an example.

Usage: he exemplified his point with an anecdote.

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