Exotic [ ig-ZOT-ik ][ noun, adjective ]MEANING :1.(adj.) of foreign origin or imported
2.(adj.) strange or unusual
3.(n.) something that is imported or is of foreign origin
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Their love for exotic locations was well known.


Aversion [ uh'-VUR-zhuh' n, -shuh' n ][ noun ]MEANING :1. a deep repugnance, dislike or antipathy
2. the cause of repugnance or dislike
3. an evasion or dodging of something unpleasantUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :She had a deep seated aversion towards sea food.


Vapid [ VAP-id ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. insipid, dull, tasteless or lifeless
2. boring, uninteresting or lacking zestUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The novel was described as a vapid read.


Composure [ kuh' m-POH-zher ][ noun ]MEANING :calmness, serenity or tranquility of mind, manner or appearanceUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The control and composure exhibited by her during the phase was exemplary.


Tepid [ TEP-id ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. lukewarm or barely warm
2. half-hearted or devoid of enthusiasm, zeal or passionUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The tepid tea was sent back to the kitchen to be reheated.


Tribute [ TRIB-yoot ][ noun ]MEANING :1. An act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
2. Payment made periodically by one state or ruler to another, especially as a sign of dependence.
3. A proportion of ore or its equivalent, paid to a miner for his work, or to the owner or lessor of a mine.USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :A fitting tribute to the soldiers was planned on their return.


Opportunist [ op-er-TOO-niz-uh’ m, -TYOO- ][ noun ]MEANING :one who takes complete advantage of an opportunity irrespective of whether it goes against ones principles or ethicsUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The police were convinced that those responsible were organised car thieves and not opportunists.

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