Daily Dose of Vocabulary (4th August, 2018)

Daily Dose of Vocabulary (4th August, 2018)

1). Posturing (Verb)
Definition: behave in a way that is intended to impress
or mislead
Synonyms: pose, strike an attitude, put on
airs, attitudinize, behave affectedly
Usage: a masking of fear with macho posturing

2). Intricate (Adjective)
Definition: very complicated or detailed
Synonyms:
complex, complicated, convoluted, tangled, entangled,
ravelled
Usage: an intricate network of canals

3).Unprecedented (Adjective)
Definition: never done or known before
Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched,
unrivalled.
Usage: The government took the unprecedented step
of releasing confidential correspondence

4).Echelons (Noun)
Definition:a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society
Synonyms: Level, rank, grade, step, rung, tier, stratum, plane, position
Usage:The upper echelons of the business world

5).Germ (Noun)
Definition:An initial stage from which something may develop.
Synonyms:start, beginning(s), commencement,
starting point, genesis, inception
Usage:The germ of a brilliant idea

6).Delineate (Verb)
Definition:Describe or portray (something) precisely
Synonyms:Describe, set forth, set out, present,
outline, depict, portray
Usage:The law should delineate and prohibit behavior
which is socially abhorrent

7).Dispels (Verb)
Definition:make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear
Synonyms:Banish, eliminate, dismiss, chase away, drive away
Usage:The brightness of the day did nothing to dispel
Elaine’s dejection

8).Inexplicably (Adverb)
Definition: in a way that cannot be explained or
accounted for
Synonyms: unaccountable, unexplainable,
incomprehensible Usage: Many crucial documents had inexplicably
disappeared

9).Fester (Verb)
Definition:become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.
Synonyms:rankle, chafe, gnaw (at one’s mind), eat
away at one’s mind, ferment
Usage:Below the surface, the old antagonisms
festered

10).Posterity (Noun)
Definition:The descendants of a person
Synonyms:Descendants, heirs, successors, offspring, c
hildren
Usage:God offered Abraham a posterity like the stars
of heaven

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