Vocab of The Day 28 August 2015

By | August 28, 2015
1. CONDESCENSION (NOUN): disdain, superiority
Synonyms: civility, haughtiness
Antonyms: humility, inferiority
Example Sentence: They take on a protective stance in public, and they exude insecurity in their condescension.
2. EDDY (NOUN): current
Synonyms: whirlpool, tide
Example Sentence: Every man swam towards a place where a small point of land caused a sort of eddy and checked the force of the undertow.

3. LEAVEN (VERB): ferment
Synonyms: lighten, raise Antonyms: darken, depress
Example Sentence: “So you give the right information” but leaven it with laughs.
4. LOLL (VERB): lay sprawled
Synonyms: laze, loiter Antonyms: straighten, energize
Example Sentence: They sing, they loll, they talk of Paris, and above all they drink.
5. TALON (NOUN): claw
Synonyms: hook, nail
Example Sentence: He had been sent by talon to investigate the copper mines of Lake Superior.
6. JOCKEY (VERB): maneuver
Synonyms: handle, guide Antonyms: mislead, mismanage
Example Sentence: He had no appetite to jockey for power with those running the communications team in Mumbai.
7. CAULK (VERB): secure, usually with a length of material
Synonyms: block, barricade Antonyms: free, loosen
Example Sentence: It only remained to caulk our upper works, and this occupied us but a day or two longer.
8. CONGRUENT (ADJECTIVE): agreeable, harmonious
Synonyms: conforming, concurring Antonyms: unharmonious, disagreeable
Example Sentence: The first step is the establishment of the exact equality of congruence of two geometrical figures. 
9. DISSEMBLE (VERB): disguise, pretend
Synonyms: falsify, feign Antonyms: unmask, disclose
Example Sentence: Instead of too big to fail, they embrace the unfettered right to cheat and dissemble.
10. DOTE (VERB): show excessive fondness
Synonyms: cherish, fawn Antonyms: ignore, offend
Example Sentence:
You must know that I dote upon that girl, and that consequently I am interested in you.