Daily Vocabulary Update
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51). Pique (noun)
Meaning: A feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one‘s pride.
Synonyms: irritation, annoyance, resentment, anger, displeasure.
Usage: He left in a ﬁt pique.
52). Turgid (adjective)
Meaning: Swollen and distended or congested.
Synonyms: swollen, congested; in spate, in ﬂood.
Usage: A turgid and fast-moving river.
53). Multifarious (adjective)
Meaning: Having many varied parts or aspects.
Synonyms: diverse, many, numerous, various, varied.
Usage: The multifarious local and ethnic traditions that are found in the USA.
54). Torpor (noun)
Meaning: A state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy.
Synonyms: lethargy, torpidity, sluggishness, inertia, inertness, inactivity.
Usage: He spent most of the journey in a state of toggor.
55). Audacious (adjective)
Meaning: Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
Synonyms: bold, daring, fearless, intrepid, brave, unafraid.
Usage: The audience was left gasping at his audacious exploits.
56). Tenacity (noun)
Meaning: The quality or fact of being able to grip something ﬁnnly; grip.
Synonyms: persistence, pertinacity, determination, perseverance, doggedness.
Usage: The tenacity with which he stuck to his story.
57). Apostate (noun)
Meaning: A person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle.
Synonyms: dissenter, heretic, nonconformist; defector, deserter.
Usage: After 50 years as an apostate, he returned to the faith.
58). Discomﬁt (verb)
Meaning: Make (someone) feel uneasy or embarrassed.
Synonyms: embarrass, make uncomfortable, make uneasy, abash.
Usage: He was not noticeably discomﬁted by her tone.
59). Laconic (adjective)
Meaning: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
Synonyms: brief, concise, terse, succinct, short, economical, elliptical.
Usage: His laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic.
60). Ossify (verb)
Meaning: Turn into bone or bony tissue.
Synonyms: turn into bone, become bony, harden, solidify, stiffen.
Usage: These cartilages may ossify.