Word of the Week

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Ambivalent /am-biv-uh-luhnt/ (adjective)

posted 19 Feb 2014, 09:04 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 19 Feb 2014, 09:05 ]

Ambivalent /am-biv-uh-luhnt/ (adjective)

1. Being undecided or hesitant.

2. Having mixed feelings about something.

Example Sentence: She was ambivalent whilst deciding on which path to take.

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Opulent /op-yuh-luhnt/ (adjective)

posted 11 Feb 2014, 08:29 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 11 Feb 2014, 08:29 ]

Opulent /op-yuh-luhnt/ (adjective)

1. Rich, wealthy

2. Abundant, plentiful, of large quantity

Example Sentence: The mansion was opulent.

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Felicitous /fi-lis-i-tuhs/ (adjective)

posted 4 Feb 2014, 10:02 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 4 Feb 2014, 10:05 ]

Felicitous /fi-lis-i-tuhs/ (adjective)

1. Well-suited or appropriate for the matter.

Example Sentence: His dress-wear was felicitous for the situation.

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Copious /koh-pee-uhs/ (adjective)

posted 28 Jan 2014, 10:18 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 28 Jan 2014, 10:18 ]

Copious /koh-pee-uhs/ (adjective)

1. Plentiful, abundant, in vast quantity

Example Sentence: The amount of chips on his plate were copious.

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Austere /aw-steer/ (adjective)

posted 22 Jan 2014, 08:51 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 22 Jan 2014, 08:51 ]

Austere /aw-steer/ (adjective)

1. Strict, unforgiving

2. Very self-disciplined and serious

3. Simple

Example Sentence: He gave me an exceptionally austere stare.

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Esoteric /es-uh-ter-ik/ (adjective)

posted 14 Jan 2014, 06:47 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 14 Jan 2014, 06:47 ]

Esoteric /es-uh-ter-ik/ (adjective)

1. Understood by only a few people or a select minority.

2. Private, confidential

Example Sentence: Some of the jargon used in the cricket match was esoteric.

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Largess /lahr-jes/ (noun)

posted 7 Jan 2014, 00:55 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 7 Jan 2014, 00:56 ]

Largess /lahr-jes/ (noun)

1. Generously giving presents.

Example Sentence: They portrayed an incredible amount of largess during the Christmas period.

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Augur /aw-ger/ (noun)

posted 2 Jan 2014, 03:53 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 2 Jan 2014, 03:53 ]

Augur /aw-ger/ (noun)

1. Soothsayer, prophet

2. Historically, a Roman official who observed omens for guidance in public affairs.

Example Sentence: He sounded like an augur as he spoke.

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Fervid /fur-vid/ (adjective)

posted 17 Dec 2013, 09:00 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 17 Dec 2013, 09:00 ]

Fervid /fur-vid/ (adjective)

1. Enthusiastic or passionate

2. Burning or extremely hot.

Example Sentence: He shouted to his team-mates fervidly.

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Voracity /vaw-ras-i-tee/ (adjective)

posted 10 Dec 2013, 08:24 by Arnav Rawat   [ updated 10 Dec 2013, 08:25 ]

Voracity /vaw-ras-i-tee/ (adjective)

1. The mood of craving or wanting food in large quantites.

Example Sentence: Voracity came over him a few minutes before the lunch break.

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