Daily Word List – 5 January, 2017 – Definition | Synonyms | Use in a Sentence

Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 5 January, 2017.

1. Zeitgeist (n):the
spirit characteristics of a period.

Use: “the
story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s”

Synonyms the
beliefs, ideas and spirit of an era
2. Beleaguer (v):
put in a very difficult situation

Use: “the
board is supporting the beleaguered director”

Synonyms: to
besiege, to vex, harras or beset
3. Veridical (adj):
pertaining to an experience, perception or interpretation that accurately
represents reality.

Use: “few believe
that all claimed religious experiences are Veridical.”

Synonyms: true,
4. Palliative (adj):
minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for
as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the disease.

“orthodox medicines tend to be palliative rather than curative”

medicine, soothing, sedative.
5. Hog (n):
a greedy person who refuses to share.

Use: “he
never hogged the limelight”

gluttonous, selfish
6. Strident
(adj): a high pitched sound.

Use: “his
voice had become increasingly strident”

Synonyms: loud, shrill
,piercing, rough sounding.
7. Murky (adj.):
obscure or morally questionable.

Use: “a
government minister with a murky past”

questionable, suspicious, suspect, dubious, dark, mysterious, secret;
8. Effete (adj):
lacking strength or vitality.

Use: “the
authority of an effete aristocracy began to dwindle”

exhausted, spoiled, corrupt, debased, feeble
9. Josh
(v): to tease someone in a kindly or friendly fashion.

Use: “he
loved to josh people”

Synonyms: joke, kid,

10. Lassitude
(n): having lack of energy

Use: “she
was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed”

Synonyms: lethargy,
fatigue, dullness


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