Daily Vocabulary Update
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61). Accretion (noun)
Meaning: growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.
Synonyms: Accumulation, collecting, gathering, amassing, cumulation.
Usage: The accretion of sediments in coastal mangroves.
62). Acumen (noun)
Meaning: the ability to make good judgments and take quick decisions.
Synonyms: Astuteness, awareness, acuity, sharpness.
Usage: A gullible young man with little or no business acumen.
63). Ephemeral (adjective)
Meaning: lasting for a very short time.
Synonyms: Transitory, transient, ﬂeeting, passing.
Usage: Fashions are ephemeral: new ones regularly drive out the old.
64). Garrulous (adjective)
Meaning: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
Synonyms: Talkative, voluble, chatty.
Usage: A garrulous old man who chattered like a magpie.
65). Fetter (noun)
Meaning: a chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles.
Synonyms: shackles, manacles, handcuffs, irons, leg irons, chains.
Usage: He lay bound with fetters of iron.
66). Inure (verb)
Meaning: accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
Synonyms: Harden, toughen, season, temper.
Usage: These children have been inured to violence.
67). Pejorative (Adjective)
Meaning: expressing contempt or disapproval.
Synonyms: Disparaging, derogatory, denigratory.
Usage: Permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term.
68). Tirade (noun)
Meaning: a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.
Synonyms: Diatribe, invective, polemic, attack.
Usage: She rounded on Nathan with a devastating tirade.
69). Yoke (noun)
Meaning: a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plough or cart that they are to pull.
Synonyms: Harness, collar, tackle, tack.
Usage: The horses were loosened from the yoke.
70). Umbrage (noun)
Meaning: offence or annoyance.
Synonyms: take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle.
Usage: She took umbrage at his remarks.