Vocabulary Lesson 7
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EX : The woman was the unfortunate victim of guile and deceit when she lost her money to that swindler.
EX: His explanation of the accident is so implausible that no jury will believe him.
nonconformity, disagreement, incompatiblity
EX: The incongruity between the two stories led me to doubt the accuracy of either report.
qualities of an island: narrow mindedness of opinion
EX: The insularity of the president made it difficult to get a motion passed.
being sullen or gloomy
EX: He was very morose after his wife left him.
to appease or to pacify by making concessions
EX: My wife is so angry at me that I cannot placate her.
piercing incisivie and keen
EX: The mans poignant words struck the very heart of the matter
lacking sophistication, narrow minded
EX: Her parents are so provincial that they believe they should arrange her marriage.
EX: I hope that I am not becoming redundant by again reiterating the key facts.
having no external cause, acting on impulse
EX : He knew exactly what I was thinking because my reaction was so spontaneous.
combining parts into a whole
EX: Before the project is complete, we need to establish synthesis.
EX: Carbon monoxide is toxic to animal life
very alert, watchful
Ex: I have been vigilant in trying to find the thief.
ability to use words easily, fluent and glib
EX: A disc jockey needs to be a voluble speaker.
to regard with extreme repugnance: to detest utterly: to loathe
EX: If there is one particular food I abhor, it is hominy.
praise, an award
EX: He received many accolades for being an excellent teacher.
one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation: absent of luxury
EX: The rich playboy could not understand the ascetic life led by the monk.
to hand down, to give or to leave in a will
EX: I bequeathed my gym shorts to my brother after I graduated from high school.
one who claims to know something that he does not: a quack
EX: The side show featured a charlatan posing as a mind reader.
a large fire
Ex: Some believe that the earth will be destroyed by a large conflagration.
a lack, a scarcity
EX: The dearth of water in the arid country led to numerous deaths.
shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
Ex: Because of his diffidence, he would not ask any girl to the prom.
showing high spirits
EX: She put me in a good mood because she was always so effervescent
heavenly, unusually delicate, light , lacking material substance, intangible
Ex: The ethereal sounds of the music soother and calmed the patient.
to remove, to erase
EX: Their names were expunged from the social register after they were convicted of selling cocaine.
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