Daily Dose of Vocabulary (6th August, 2018)

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Daily Dose of Vocabulary (6th August, 2018)

1).Hailed (Verb)
Definition:call out to (someone) to attract attention
Synonyms:greet, salute, address, halloo, speak to,
call out to, shout to, say hello to
Usage: I hailed her in English

2).Amnesty (Noun)
Definition:an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences
Synonyms:pardon, pardoning, reprieve
Usage:an amnesty for political prisoners

3). Taming (Verb)
Definition: make less powerful and easier to control.
Synonyms: subdue, curb, control, calm, master, bring to heel
Usage: the battle to tame inflation

4). Earmarked (Verb)
Definition: designate (funds or resources) for a particular purpose.
Synonyms: set aside, lay aside, set apart, keep
back, appropriate, reserve, keep
Usage: the cash had been earmarked for a big expansion of the programme

5). Barricades (Noun)
Definition: an improvised barrier erected across a street or other thoroughfare to prevent or delay the movement of opposing forces.
Synonyms:
barrier, obstacle, blockade, bar, fence, obstruction, roa
dblock, bulwark
Usage: the police action led to riots, with hundreds of
demonstrators building barricades and burning vehicles

6). Bluff (Verb)
Definition: an attempt to deceive someone into
believing that one can or is going to do something
Synonyms:
deception, subterfuge, pretence, sham, fake, show, dec
eit
Usage: the offer was denounced as a bluff

7). For-Bearance (Noun)
Definition: patient self-control; restraint and tolerance.
Synonyms:
tolerance, toleration, patience, resignation, endurance
Usage: his unfailing courtesy and forbearance under
great provocation

8). Clogging (Verb)
Definition: block or become blocked with an
accumulation of thick, wet matter
Synonyms: block, obstruct, congest, jam, choke, bung
up, dam (up)
Usage: the gutters were clogged up with leaves

9). Chicanery (Noun)
Definition: the use of deception or subterfuge to
achieve one’s purpose
Synonyms:
trickery, deception, deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, dis
honesty
Usage: storylines packed with political chicanery

10). Creditors (Noun)
Definition: a person or company to whom money is
owing.
Synonyms: acceptor, beneficiary, cashier, collector.
Usage: he sold his Ferraris to pay off his creditors

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