Daily Vocabulary Day 9

Daily Vocabulary Update

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81). Perfunctory (adjective)

Meaning: (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort.

Synonyms: cursory, desultory; quick, brief, hasty, hurried, rapid.

Usage: The guards gave a perfunctory look up and down the carriage.


82). Transient (adjective)

Meaning: lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

Synonyms: transitory, temporary, short-lived, short- term, ephemeral.

Usage: A transient post-war baby boom.


83). Reprobate (noun)

Meaning: an unprincipled person.

Synonyms: rogue, rascal, scoundrel, good-for-nothing, villain, wretch.

Usage: He had to present himself as more of a lovable reprobate than a spirit of Corruption.


84). Libertine (noun)

Meaning: a person, especially a man, who freely indulges in sensual pleasures without regard to moral principles.

Synonyms: philanderer, ladies‘man, playboy, rake

Usage: His image as an unbridled libertine is a total myth.


85). Tractable (adjective)

Meaning: (of a person) easy to control or influence.

Synonyms: controllable, manageable, malleable, governable, yielding,

Usage: She has always been tractable and obedient, even as a child.




86). Sedulous (adjective)

Meaning: (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence.

Synonyms: diligent, careful, meticulous, thorough, assiduous.

Usage: He watched himself with the most sedulous care.


87). Intrepid (adjective)

Meaning: fearless, adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect).

Synonyms: fearless, unafraid, undaunted, dauntless, undismayed.

Usage: The intrepid band braved a precipitous mountain track.


88). Morose (adjective)

Meaning: sullen and ill-tempered.

Synonyms: sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered

Usage: She was morose and silent when she got home.


89). Demur (verb)

Meaning: raise objections or show reluctance.

Synonyms: raise objections, object, take exception, take issue

Usage: Normally she would have accepted the challenge, but she demurred.


90). Equipoise (noun)

Meaning: balance of forces or interests.

Synonyms: equilibrium, balance, evenness, symmetry, parity

Usage: This wine represents a marvellous equipoise of power and elegance.

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