Daily Dose of Vocabulary (2nd August, 2018)

Daily Dose of Vocabulary (2nd August, 2018)

1). Perceives (Verb)
Definition: become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand
Synonyms: discern, recognize, become cognizant of,
become aware of, become conscious of, get/come to
know, tell, distinguish, grasp, understand
Usage: his mouth fell open as he perceived the truth

2). Coercive (Adjective)
Definition: relating to or using force or threats
Synonyms: violence, forced,intimidating
Usage: coercive measures

3). Patrons (Noun)
Definition: a person who gives financial or other
support to a person, organization, or cause
Synonyms: sponsor, backer, financier, subsidizer, underwriter
Usage: a celebrated patron of the arts

4). vigilantism (Noun)
Definition: law enforcement undertaken without legal
authority by a self-appointed group of people
Synonyms: revenger, redresser, righter, requiter
Usage: The message here is not to encourage vigilantism

5). Harangued (Verb)
Definition: lecture (someone) at length in an
aggressive and critical manner.
Synonyms: deliver a tirade to, rant at, lecture, hold
forth to, preach to, pontificate to, sermonize to
Usage: he harangued the public on their ignorance

6). Presumed (Verb)
Definition: suppose that something is the case on the
basis of probability
Synonyms: assume, suppose, dare say, imagine, take it, expect, believe, think
Usage: I presumed that the man had been escorted
from the building

7). Rhetoric (Noun)
Definition: the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of
speech and other compositional techniques
Synonyms: oratory, eloquence, power of speech, command of language, expression
Usage: He is using a common figure of rhetoric,
hyperbole

8). Nuanced (Adjective)
Definition: characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression
Synonyms: fine distinction, subtle distinction/difference, shade
Usage: Lowe’s work has gradually grown more nuanced

9). Unbridled (Adjective)
Definition: uncontrolled; unconstrained
Synonyms: unrestrained, unconstrained, uncontrolled,
uninhibited, unrestricted, unchecked
Usage: a moment of unbridled ambition

10). Salvo (Noun)
Definition: a simultaneous discharge of artillery or
other guns in a battle
Synonyms: bombardment, cannonade, drumbeat
Usage: a deafening salvo of shots rang out

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