Ersatz

Ersatz [ ER-zahts, -sahts, er-ZAHTS, -SAHTS ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 an artificial and usually inferior substitute or imitation
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 At the seminar they served us ersatz coffee made of chicory.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The remaining sites would then be rebuilt in traditional style. Such conservation would not be ersatz antiquarianism but merely use appropriate materials to rescue a neighbourhood whose character should be as critical to old Kabul as saving Covent Garden was to London’s West End.

Comments

Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

How to Subscribe to Google English Vocabulary SMS Channel

Exotic

Nadir

Neopotism

Aversion