Vocab Enhance

Reading blogs is not like reading any english literature infact it is not even close to reading a well written english article but I have noticed that I have learnt new words or have understood some words through many of the blogs that I read.

Entropy – (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome (n)

Appropriable – That can be appropriated (v)

Cambrian – From 500 million to 600 million years ago; marine invertebrates (n)
Huge (a). Ex It’s a cambrian explosion.

Exuberance – Overflowing with enthusiasm (n) Joyful enthusiasm (n)

Cabal – A Clique [exclusive circle of people with a common purpose] that seeks power usually through intrigue[ Covert and involved plotting to achieve your ends] (n)
A plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot) (n)

Eviscerated – Remove the entrails[Internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)] of (v).

Chasm – A deep opening in the earth’s surface (n)

Vapid – Lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest (a) Lacking taste or flavor or tang(a)

Vapidness – The quality of being vapid and unsophisticated.(v)

Ogled – Look at with amorous intentions

Canuck – US slang for Canadians in general and French Canadians in

Chicanery – The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) (n)

Mendacious – Intentionally untrue (a) Given to lying (a)

Partisan – A fervent and even militant proponent of something (n) An ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity (n)

Gerrymander – Divide unfairly and to one’s advantage; of voting districts(a)

Bellicose – Having or showing a ready disposition to fight (a)

Admonition – A firm rebuke (n) Cautionary advice (n)

Slithering – To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly (v)
Moving as on a slippery surface (a)

Puritanism – The beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects) (n)
– Strictness and austerity in conduct and religion (n)

Rupture – Separate or cause to separate abruptly ( v)

Prudence – Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress (n)
– Discretion in practical affairs (n)

Usurpations – Seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force

Evinces – Give expression to

Despotism – Dominance through threat of punishment and violence

Tyranny – Form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) (n)

cavalier – A gallant or courtly gentleman (n)

Exulting – To express great joy. (v) Feel extreme happiness or elation (v) Joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success (a)

Candid – Characterized by disconcerting directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion (a)

Evangelical – Marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause (a )

Facile – Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth (a)

Hedge – Taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change and so limiting financial risk

Fetish – An object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers (n)

Deterrence – A negative motivational influence (n)

Implosion – A sudden inward collapse (n) The initial occluded phase of a stop consonant (n)

Protectionism – The policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition (n)

Sharpnel – Contains lead pellets and explodes in flight (n)

Behest – An authoritative command or request (n)

Hidebound – Stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded (a)

Agitprop – A person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government (n)

Herding – Move together, like a herd (v)

Anomic – Socially disoriented (a)

Syndication – Organizing into or administering as a syndicate (n)

Disruptive – Characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination (a)

Tectonic – (geology) pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth’s crust (a) Of or pertaining to construction or architecture (a)

Thicket – A dense growth of bushes (n) Legion – Archaic terms for army (n) A vast multitude (n)

Fiendish – Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell (a)
Pandemonium – A state of extreme confusion and disorder (n)

Incinerated – Burn up completely; reduce to ashes (v) Epitah – An inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there (n) A summary statement of commemoration for a dead person (n)

Surreal – Characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions (a) Resembling a dream (a)

Narcosis – Unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia (n)

Thespian – A theatrical performer (n) Of or relating to drama (a)

Prodding – A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something (v)

Lucre – Informal terms for money (n) The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time

Incite – Give an incentive (v) Provoke or stir up (v) Urge on; cause to act (v)

Sermon – An address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service) (n) A moralistic rebuke (n)

Putative – Commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds (a) Anecdote – Short account of an incident (especially a biographical one) (n) Secede – Withdraw from an organization or communion (v)

Panoply – A complete and impressive array (n)

Subversive – A radical supporter of political or social revolution (n)

Collateral – A security pledged for the repayment of a loan (n)

Cliques – An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose (n)

Balkanized – Divide a territory into small, hostile states (v)

Entrenchment – An entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches (n)

Tippy – (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail (a)

Tsunami – huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthquake) (n)

Glom – To apporapriate and use something and making it an exclusive property (v)

Fixation – An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely (n) An unhealthy occupation with something or someone (n) The preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body (n)

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Reading blogs r really great.. Just continue reading blogs and u ll find ur english vocab boosting up like any thing…

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