Daily Vocabulary Day 5

Daily Vocabulary Update

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41). Turbid (adjective)

Meaning: (of a liquid) cloudy, opaque, or thick with suspended matter.

Synonyms: murky, muddy, thick; opaque, cloudy.

Usage: The turbid waters of the river.

 

42). Erudite (adjective)

Meaning: having or showing great knowledge or learning.

Synonyms: learned, scholarly, well educated, knowledgeable.

Usage: He was so erudite that only men who were his equals in scholarship could understand him.

 

43). Saturnine (adjective)

Meaning: (of a person or their manner) gloomy.

Synonyms: sombre, melancholy, melancholic, moody, miserable.

Usage: He was a rather satumine individual who never spoke an unnecessary word.

 

44). Abeyance (noun)

Meaning: a state of temporary disuse or suspension.

Synonyms: suspension, a state of suspension, a state of dormancy, a state of latency, a state of uncertainty.

Usage: The project was left in abeyance for the time being.

 

45). Diaphanous (adjective)

Meaning: (especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.

Synonyms: sheer, fine, ultra-fine, delicate, light, lightweight, thin.

Usage: She wore a diaphanous dress of pale gold.

 

 

46). Epitome (noun)

Meaning: a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.

Synonyms: personification embodiment incarnation, paragon, essence.

Usage: She looked the epitome of elegance and good taste.

 

47). Castigate (verb)

Meaning: reprimand (someone) severely.

Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove.

Usage: He was castigated for not setting a good example.

 

48). Apprehension (noun)

Meaning: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

Synonyms: alarm, worry, uneasiness, unease, nervousness.

Usage: He had been filled with apprehension at having to report his failure.

 

49). Approbation (noun)

Meaning: approval or praise.

Synonyms: acceptance, assent, endorsement, encouragement.

Usage: He yearned for popular approbation.

 

50). Refractory (adjective)

Meaning: stubborn or unmanageable.

Synonyms: obstinate, mulish, bull-headed, intractable

Usage: The refractory students spend a great deal time in the detention room.

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