Vocab of The Day 31 August 2015

By | August 31, 2015
1. LINT (NOUN): tiny particles in the air
Synonyms: dirt, grime
Antonyms: cleanliness, purity
Example Sentence: I did think the hall was rather dirty when I dropped my coat and took it up covered with lint.

2. CARRION (NOUN): decaying flesh
Synonyms: corpse, remains
Example Sentence: Already the carrion birds had gathered in incredible numbers.
3. PUNDIT (NOUN): one who gives his opinion as an expert in a specific field
Synonyms: philosopher, intellectual Antonyms: ignoramus, amateur
Example Sentence: John is the pundit in our science class who usually knows all the test review answers.
4. SATE (VERB): satisfy
Synonyms: gratify, satiate Antonyms: abstain, deprive
Example Sentence: Why wait a week to watch another episode when there are 108 more available and you can sate your hunger by just clicking away?
5. ARSON (NOUN): intentional burning
Synonyms: torching, firing
Example Sentence: Parker said true serial arsonists are relatively rare, and that most arson crimes are for financial gain or fraud.
6. ABRADE (VERB): scrape
Synonyms: erode, grate Antonyms: rebuild, please
Example Sentence: In all cases, however, a hard file will abrade the surface of the false stone.
7. MACULATED (VERB): corrupt, violate
Synonyms: besmirch, degrade Antonyms: honour, praise
Example Sentence: We are maculate, and it is given to no man to probe the mystery of existence.
8. INCUBUS (ADJECTIVE): evil spirit
Synonyms: demon, devil Antonyms: angel, god
Example Sentence: It was one of those rash friendships that so often prove an incubus in afterlife. 
9. NOSTRUM (NOUN): cure-all, often ineffective
Synonyms: falsify, feign Antonyms: disease, injury
Example Sentence: We may safely feel certain that the nostrum was not liquid oxygen.
10. SIBYL (NOUN): prophet
Synonyms: augur, druid Antonyms: ignorant
Example Sentence: Nobody really knows how the new leadership there will try to prove itself, but past experience does not sibyl well for the future.