Daily Vocabulary Update
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71). Abysmal (adjective)
Meaning: extremely bad; appalling
Synonyms: very bad, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful
Usage: some of the teaching was abysmal.
72). Tawdry (adjective)
Meaning: showy but cheap and of poor quality
Synonyms: gaudy, ﬂashy, showy, garish, loud; tasteless
Usage: she had cheap, tawdry rings on her ﬁngers.
73). Dross (noun)
Meaning: something regarded as worthless; rubbish.
Synonyms: rubbish, junk, debris, chaff, draff, detritus
Usage: sometimes it’s possible to find a little gem amongst the mass-produced dross.
74). Ardour (noun)
Meaning: great enthusiasm or passion.
Synonyms: passion, avidity, fervour, zeal, wholeheartedness, eagerness.
Usage: she was unaccustomed to being kissed with such ardour.
75). Insouciant (adjective)
Meaning: showing a casual lack of concern.
Synonyms: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried, unruffled, unconcerned.
Usage: he had an insouciant attitude to their money problems.
76). Dulcet (adjective)
Meaning: (especially of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically).
Synonyms: sweet, sweet-sounding, melliﬂuous, euphonious, soothing, mellow.
Usage: record the dulcet tones of your family and friends.
77). Desiccate (Verb)
Meaning: remove the moisture from (something), typically in order to preserve it.
Synonyms: dried, dried up, dry, dehydrated, powdered.
Usage: We can use the desiccated coconut for cooking.
78). Pellucid (adjective)
Meaning: translucently clear.
Synonyms: translucent, transparent, clear, crystal clear, crystalline.
Usage: mountains reﬂected in the pellucid waters.
79). Pariah (noun)
Meaning: an outcast.
Synonyms: outcast, persona non grata, leper, reject, untouchable.
Usage: they were treated as social pariahs.
80). Taciturn (adjective)
Meaning: (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
Synonyms: untalkative, uncommunicative, reticent, unforthcoming, quiet.
Usage: after such gatherings she would be taciturn and morose.