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.