Dictionary

  A

Agglomeration –

A jumbled heap, mass

Example – The towns are on the way to becoming agglomeration of the poor.

Allure –

The quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.

Example – people for whom gold holds no allure

Antiques.

A collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality

Example – Pauline loves collecting antiques

Ambidextrous –

Able to use both hands with equal ease.

Example – My grandmother was ambidextrous as she could write with both the hands.

Augment –

To increase, support

Example – While searching for a way to augment the family income, she began making dolls.

B

Blithe –

Cheerful disposition, carefree

Example – He drove with blithe disregard for the rules of the road.

Bolster –

To improve or make stronger

Example – Falling interest rates may help to bolster up the economy.

C

Chaos

Complete disorder and confusion.

Example – Snow caused chaos in the region.

Cede –

To surrender or to give power to somebody

Example – There is no question of our ceding authority to them.

Coup-

  • a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

       eg-   “he was overthrown in an army coup”

     an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.

         eg-  “it was a major coup to get such a prestigious contract”

Crambo –

It means a game in which one person or side must find a rhyme to a word or a line of verse given by another.

D

Dapper –

(of a man) neat and trim in dress and appearance.

Example – He looked very dapper in a dark silk suit.

Dawdle –

To waste time

Example – They dawdled along by the river, laughing and talking.

E

Effusive –

To be very expressive

Example – He was effusive in his praise for her beauty.

F

Fidelity –

Loyalty

Example – The dog is one animal that is known for its fidelity.

Fierce –

Having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness.

Example – Fierce fighting continued throughout the day.

G

Genesis –

origin

Example – The genesis of most poet’s poems lies in their own emotions.

Gingerly –

Very cautions or careful

Example – I stepped over the broken pieces of glass gingerly.

H

Haggard –

Having a wild, wasted, worn look

Example – She was haggard from loss of sleep.

 

I

Infraction –

Violation of a law

Example – Jumping red lights is an infraction of traffic rules.

J

Jurisprudence –

The science or Philosophy of law.

Example – The court decision set a new and courageous precedent in German jurisprudence.

K

Knoll –

A little rounded hill, a hillock

Example – The little knoll over there is a place of tourist’s attraction.

L

Laconic –

Brief, terse

Example – He gave a very laconic and unsatisfactory reply to her question.

M

Modicum – 

Small amount, bit

Example – England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists.

N

Nugatory –

Having no purpose or value

Example – this agreement is nugatory for no court will enforce it.

 

O

Ordain –

To order or command

Example – Fade had ordained that they would never meet again.

P

Precarious –

Dependent upon chance, risky

Example – The world is a precarious and an unstable place.

Prehensile –

Capable of holding something

Example – The monkey has a prehensile tail.

Q

Quotidian –

Ordinary, common, daily

Example – Television has become a part of our Quotidian existence.

R

Replete –

Well filled, stuffed

Example – The apartment was replete with expensive antiques.

 

S

Sadistic –

Inclined to cruelty

Example – He took sadistic pleasure in taunting the boy.

T

Taper –

Long thin candle

Example – Se lit the gas with a taper. 

U

Ubiquitous –

Seeming to be everywhere, omnipresent

Example – It is said that god is Ubiquitous.

 

V

Vivacious –

Lively, in high spirits

Example – He had three pretty, Vivacious daughter.

W

Willowwacks –

It means a wooded, uninhabited area.

Example – They couldn’t believe anyone could just walk out of the willowwacks, navy seal or not.

witty –

showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humour.

Example – a witty remark