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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 reliableUSAGE 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 pacifismUSAGE 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.