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Luscious

Luscious [ LUHSH-uh’ s ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. sweet, delicious or extremely gratifying
2. having a strong sensual or seductive appeal
3. voluptuous or physically arousingUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The luscious display of assorted flavours of ice-creams attracted the kids.

Revulsion

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Revulsion [ ri-VUHL-shuh’ n ] [ noun ] MEANING : 1. A sense of disgust and loathing 2. (medicine) The drawing of disease or blood congestion from one part of the body to another USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The news of the attack was met with sorrow and revulsion.



Pacifist

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Pacifist [ PAS-uh’-fist ]
noun ]
MEANING :
1. A person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
The pacifist movement is gaining increasing support among young people.


Kismet

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Kismet [ KIZ-mit, -met, KIS- ] [ noun ] MEANING : destiny or fate USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : She owed her success to hard work instead of her kismet.


Pertinent

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Pertinent [ PUR-tn-uh’ nt ]
adjective ]
MEANING :
relevant, applicable or directly connected to a particular matter
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.

Plebeian

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Plebeian [ pli-BEE-uh’ n ]
noun, adjective ]
MEANING :
1. (n.) a commoner or one belonging to the lower class; especially in ancient Rome 2. (adj.) Of or belonging to the lower social classes. 3. (adj.) lacking refinement
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
He is a man of plebeian tastes.

Pandemic

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Pandemic [ pan-DEM-ik ] [ noun, adjective ] MEANING : 1. (adj.) widespread; occurring over or affecting a very large area
2. (n.) a widespread disease or epidemic USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The pandemic nature of the flu is causing people to panic.


Myriad

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Myriad [ MIR-ee-uh’ d ] [ noun, adjective ] MEANING : 1. (n.) A countless or extremely great number of people or things.
2. (n.) (archaic) ten thousand
3. (adj.) Countless or extremely great in number.
4. (adj.) multifaceted USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : He gazed at the myriad lights of the city.


Loathe

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Loathe [ lohth’ ]
verb ]
MEANING :
to detest, despise or hate
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
An intensely private man, he loathes the press.

Slovenly

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Slovenly [ SLUHV-uh’ n-lee ] [ adjective ] MEANING : 1. (especially of a person or their appearance) untidy and dirty 1.1(especially of a person or action) careless; excessively casual. USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : He had many admirers despite his slovenly appearance.






SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMPLE: ( Please note that social media examples may not be grammatically perfect, however it would give you an idea, on how people are using it in real world )

Sometimes it pays to be slovenly. This beautiful poppy has popped up amongst the weeds by my back door. pic.twitter.com/cWJ6JkXC2v — Geraldine Rowe (@GeraldineRowe) June 20, 2019

Sapient

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Sapient [ SEY-pee-uh’ nt ] [ adjective ] MEANING : 1. sagacious, wise or intelligent
2. pertaining to or of humans viz. homo sapiens USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : Her sapient inputs made the presentation a success.


Reminiscence

Reminiscence [ rem-uh’-NIS-uh’ ns ][ noun ]MEANING :1. recollection of certain ideas that may have been known in a prior existence
2. a remembrance, recollection or memory of something experienced in the past
3. one that reminds of or is suggestive of anotherUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :His reminiscence of past happenings spooked his family.

Mishap

Mishap [ MIS-hap, mis-HAP ][ noun ]MEANING :an accident, misfortune or bad luckUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The mishap was caused due to the negligence of the driver.

Indomitable

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Indomitable [ in-DOM-i-tuh’-buh’ l ]
adjective ]
MEANING :
invincible, unconquerable or unyielding
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Out of the wreckage of war sometimes come uplifting tales of the indomitable human spirit.

Jaded

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Jaded [ JEY-did ] [ adjective ] MEANING : wearied, bored, dulled or fatigued USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : His World Cup exertions left him more mentally jaded than straining physically.


Solace

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Solace [ SOL-is ]
transitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. (tr.v.) to comfort someone or cheer someone up
2. (tr.v.) to allay or relieve someone of their misery or grief
3. (n.) comfort, alleviation or consolation
4. (n.) a source of alleviation, comfort or consolation
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
She has been the source of solace and consolation for the family of the martyr.


Sportive

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Sportive [ SPAWR-tiv, SPOHR- ] [ adjective ] MEANING : 1. playful or light-hearted
2. pertaining to or of sports
3. (archaic.) wanton, amorous or ardent
4. (biology) mutative USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : People did not take him seriously because of his sportive attitude. 

Scintilla

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Scintilla [ sin-TIL-uh’ ] [ noun ] MEANING : 1. A tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling. USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : There hasn’t been a scintilla of evidence against the politician.

Somber

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Somber [ SOM-ber ]
adjective ]
MEANING :
1. Dark or dull in colour or tone
2. Having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
His somber expression indicated that the operation had been unsuccessful.

Sedition

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Sedition [ si-DISH-uh’ n ] [ noun ] MEANING : Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority or a government USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : He was arrested on charges of sedition.

Rife

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Rife [ rahyf ] [ adjective ] MEANING : 1. widespread or prevalent
2. abundant, copious or in plenty USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The air was rife with speculation about the match.

Saunter

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Saunter [ SAWN-ter, SAHN- ] [ transitive verb ] MEANING : 1. (tr.v.) to walk or stroll in a relaxed manner or with a gentle gait
2. (n.) a relaxed, gentle gait
3. (n.) a stroll or unhurried, relaxed walk USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : He sauntered around the park to gain her attention.

Serendipity

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Serendipity [ ser-uh’ n-DIP-i-tee ] [ noun ] MEANING : 1. an instance or phenomenon where good luck or fortune is found accidentally
2. an aptitude or gift of accidentally finding good luck or fortune USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : One of the nicest things about traveling is the part that serendipity plays in our adventures.

Nosegay

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Nosegay [ NOHZ-gey ][ noun ]MEANING :a small bunch of flowersUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He presented his fiance with a colourful nosegay.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :Three different bouquet styles Peggy will have to choose from are hand-tied, nosegay and trailing.


Mellifluous

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Mellifluous [ muh’-LIF-loo-uh’ s ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. having a sweet, smooth flow; pleasing to hear
2. sweetened, as if with honeyUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Her mellifluous voice made her a popular news anchor.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :Peter Shaffer, for example, will talk with a mellifluous fluency, Harold Pinter will talk in everyday conversation with a sometimes jerky hesitancy.


Paucity

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Paucity [ PAW-si-tee ][ noun ]MEANING :smallness or scarcity of quantityUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The paucity of evidence against the accused meant that the court could not succeed in convicting him.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :Archaeologists emphasize cultural development, while anthropologists are more hip to genes and favor genetic interpretation. Wade naturally favors genes, though he admits the paucity of evidence.



Rapier

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Rapier [ REY-pee-er ][ noun ]MEANING :a thin two-edged sword used for thrustingUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Fencing is a sport which makes use of the rapier.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :The notes on these speeches are at variance on a supposed anachronism committed by Shakespeare in introducing the rapier in the time of Henry the Fourth.



Nostrum

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Nostrum [ NOS-truh’ m ][ noun ]MEANING :1. a favourite scheme for solving social and political problems
2. a medicine whose ingredients are a secret and its effectiveness is unprovedUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The nostrum for cough sold by roadside quacks can have unpleasant side effects.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :And it came from the astonishing nostrum that a liberal, black first-term senator could overturn the biggest machine, the biggest name and the biggest dynasty in Democratic party politics.



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