Daily Vocabulary Update
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11). Intractable (adjective)
Meaning: hard to control or deal with.
Synonyms: unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, out of control.
Usage: Their problems have become more acute and intractable.
12). Delineate (Verb)
Meaning: describe or portray (something) precisely.
Synonyms: describe, set forth, set out, present, outline, depict, portray.
Usage: The law should delineate and prohibit behaviour which is socially abhorrent.
13). Ascetic (adjective)
Meaning: characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
Synonyms: austere, self-denying, abstinent, abstemious.
Usage: An ascetic life of prayer, fasting, and manual labour.
14). Daunt (verb)
Meaning: make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive.
Synonyms: intimidate, abash, take aback, shake, rufﬂe, throw.
Usage: Some people are daunted by technology.
15). Idyllic (adjective)
Meaning: like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
Synonyms: perfect, ideal, idealized, wonderful, blissful.
Usage: An attractive hotel in an idyllic setting.
16). Burgeon (verb)
Meaning: begin to grow or increase rapidly; ﬂourish.
Synonyms: grow rapidly, increase rapidly/exponentially, expand.
Usage: Tourism has burgeoned over the last ten years.
17). Anomalous (adjective)
Meaning: deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
Synonyms: abnormal, atypical, non-typical, irregular.
Usage: Nuclear weapons testing may have been responsible for the anomalous weather conditions.
18). Friable (adjective)
Meaning: easily crumbled.
Synonyms: crumbly, easily crumbled, powdery, dusty.
Usage: The soil was friable between her ﬁngers.
19). Protean (adjective)
Meaning: tending or able to change frequently or easily.
Synonyms: ever-changing, variable, changeable, mutable, kaleidoscopic.
Usage: The diverse and protean nature of mental disorders.
20). Recondite (adjective)
Meaning: (of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse.
Synonyms: obscure, abstruse, arcane, esoteric, little known.
Usage: The book is full of recondite information.