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plethora [  PLETH-er-uh’  ] [  noun  ] MEANING : 1. a very large amount, superfluity or overabundance 2. an abnormality which is characterized by excessive blood in the circulatory system or in some organ or area of it USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : He was an enigmatic man with a plethora of achievements. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : Bedrooms, spread over two floors of a shuttered building, are compact, but well kept, air-conditioned, en-suite and jollied up by a plethora of paintings of traditional Spanish scenes.


infallible  [  in-FAL-uh’-buh’ l  ] [  adjective  ] MEANING : perfect, unerring or reliable USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The pedant's observations were infallible just as his pedagogic skills were impeccable. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : There's a need to get their stall in order before demanding payments in this way, as it would appear the system is not infallible.


pacifist  [  PAS-uh’-fist  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   1. one who refrains from war and violence 2. one who refrains from joining military service because of his belief in pacifism   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   It is probable that Pakistan thinks India's pacifist reactions to the Mumbai terror attacks to be a sign of cowardliness.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   The German Green Party has averted a crisis by voting against a pacifist move from its ranks to demand a permanent ceasefire in Yugoslavia.


jaded  [  JEY-did  ] [  adjective  ]   MEANING :  wearied, bored, dulled or fatigued USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :  The educated urban youth in Mumbai is so jaded that they find even rave parties unexciting.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :  Variously described as jaded and lacking belief in their futures—"a burned generation," as Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi put it—they are increasingly leaving for Europe and elsewhere.

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