English Vocabulary for TODAY

I am supposedly to do my office work but I came across a few words while reading some articles which I found to be something new. Therefore, I took out my thesaurus and look up for their meanings.

Vehement Opinionated

Priggish –Sophisticated/Cultured/Straight-laced

Exanimate – Dead

Cantankerous – Bad-tempered

Quixotic – Idealistic

Complacent – Contented

Vexed – Distress/Bothered

Audacity – Recklessness/Arrogance

Obstreperous – Noisy/Mischievous/Rowdy

Obsequious – Submissive/Accomodating

Ubiquitous – Everywhere/Universal

Morose – Depressed

Destitute – Deficient/Bankrupt

Misanthrope – Cynic/Person who hates others

Indigent – Poor/Broke

Ponderous – Cumbersome/Heavy/Tedious

I hope we all learn something today. Till I see ya again! 😉


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2 responses to “English Vocabulary for TODAY

  1. Adam Jacot de Boinod

    Dear Sir

    I wondered if you might like a link to both my Foreign word site and my English word website or press release details of my ensuing book with Penguin Press on amusing and interesting English vocabulary?

    http://www.thewonderofwhiffling.com

    with best wishes

    Adam Jacot de Boinod

    (author of The Meaning of Tingo)

    (www.themeaningoftingo.com)

    adamjacot@fastmail.co.uk

    or wish to include:

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    When photographers attempt to bring out our smiling faces by asking us
    to “Say Cheese”, many countries appear to follow suit with English
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    The Wonder of Whiffling is a tour of English around the globe (with fine
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    Discover all sorts of words you’ve always wished existed but never knew,
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    with best wishes

    Adam

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