Daily Vocabulary Day 7

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.


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