Daily Word List – 10 January, 2017 – Definition | Synonyms | Use in a Sentence

Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 10 January, 2017.

1. Vitiate (v): to reduce the value,  quality,  or effectiveness of something.
Synonyms: cancel, nullify, negate, morally corrupt.
Use: “development programmes have been vitiated by the rise in
2. Eponym (n): The name of a real or fictitious
person whose name has,  or is thought to
have,  given rise to the name of a
particular item.
Synonyms: signature, nickname, namesake.
Use: “the eponymous founder of the Ford Motor Company”
3. Bloviate (v): To speak or discourse at length
in a pompous or boastful manner.
Synonyms: proclaim, recite, declare.
Use: “the rural Babbitt who bloviates about ‘progress’ and
4. Pizzazz (n): having full of energy.
Synonyms: flamboyance, ability,  vitality,  aptitude.
Use: The show had a lot of pizzazz,  with glittering costumes and upbeat music.
5. Picayune (adj): small and of little
Synonyms: trivial,  frivolous,
Use: “the picayune squabbling of party politicians”
6. Dour (adj): expressing gloominess.
Synonyms: (stern,  harsh)
forbidding,  harsh,  severe,  stern (unyielding) obstinate,  stubborn,  unyielding (expressing gloom) dejected,  gloomy,  melancholic,  sullen
Use: “a hard, dour, humorless fanatic”
7. Oomph (n): a kind of force or power.
Synonyms: energy,  fortitude,
 potency,  clout.
Use: “he showed entrepreneurial oomph”.
8. Heretical (adj): Contrary to mainstream or
accepted opinion.
Synonyms: unorthodox, agnostic, apostate.
Use: “I feel a bit heretical saying this,  but I think the film has too much action”
9. Wedged (adj): incapable of proceeding
without help.
Synonyms: unaware, suspended, confused.
Use: “she wedged her holdall between two bags”
10. Contumelious (adj): rudely contemptuous.
Synonyms: disdainful, insolent, abusive, brash.

Use: The pad would not stay on Modestine’s back for half a moment.
I returned it to its maker,  with whom I
had so contumelious a passage that the street outside was crowded from wall to
wall with gossips looking on and listening.


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