Daily Dose of Vocabulary (8th August, 2018)

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Daily Dose of Vocabulary (8th August, 2018)

1). Miscreants (Noun)
Definition: a person who has done something wrong or unlawful
Synonyms: criminal, culprit, wrongdoer, malefactor,
offender, villain, black hat, lawbreaker
Usage: the police are straining every nerve to bring the
miscreants to justice

2). Unleashed (Verb)
Definition: release (a dog) from a leash
Synonyms: let loose, release, free, set
free, loose, unloose, unbridle
Usage: they dig up badger setts and unleash terriers
into them

3) Inexplicable (Adjective)
Definition: unable to be explained or accounted for
Synonyms:unaccountable, unexplainable, incomprehe
nsible, unfathomable
Usage: for some inexplicable reason her mind went
completely blank

4) Dilute (Verb)
Definition: make (something) weaker in force,
content, or value by modification or the addition of
other elements.
Synonyms: weak, diluted, thin, thinned out, watered
down
Usage: the reforms have been diluted

5) Rationale (Noun)
Definition: a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief
Synonyms: reasoning, thinking, (logical) basis, logic
Usage: he explained the rationale behind the change

6) Loophole (Noun)
Definition: an ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
Synonyms: means of evasion/avoidance, means of escape, escape clause

Usage: they exploited tax loopholes

7). Miserable (Adjective)
Definition: (of a person) wretchedly unhappy or
uncomfortable
Synonyms:unhappy, sad, sorrowful, dejected, depress
ed, downcast, downhearted, despondent,
Usage: their happiness made Anne feel even more miserable

8). Lacuna (Noun)
Definition: an unfilled space; a gap
Synonyms: gap, break, cavity.
Usage: the journal has filled a lacuna in Middle
Eastern studies

9). Coalition (Noun)
Definition: a temporary alliance for combined action,
especially of political parties forming a government.
Synonyms: alliance, union, partnership, affiliation,
bloc
Usage: a coalition between Liberals and
Conservatives

10). Assertions (Noun)
Definition: a confident and forceful statement of fact
or belief
Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement, claim,
submission, postulation, averment
Usage: his assertion that his father had deserted the family

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