Tuesday 13th Oct – Blog Number 4
Ten new words for you to learn!
Amorphous – [adj] without a clearly defined shape or form.
i.e. the amorphous clouds.
[adj] Having no pattern, lacking a clear structure or focus.
i.e. an amorphous style.
Emaciated – [adj] abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.i.e. they were so emaciated they could hardly stand.
Evincing – [verb used with object]
i.e. The boy only seemed happy in evincing his leadership to the crowd.
Acrimony – [noun] bitterness or ill feeling.
i.e. the detective was searching for any signs of acrimony.
Furore – [noun] an outbreak of public anger or excitement.
i.e. “the verdict raised a furore over the role of courtroom psychiatry”.
Anodyne – [adj] not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull.
i.e. anodyne music.
[noun] a painkilling drug or medicine.
i.e. she had even refused anodynes.
Onerous – [adj]
i.e. onerous duties.
i.e. an onerous agreement.
Venal – [adj] showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery; corrupt.
i.e. “local customs officers are notoriously venal.”
Incongruity – [noun] the state of being incongruous; incompatibility. Lacking harmony of parts.
Halitosis – [noun]
i.e the dentist informed him that he had halitosis.
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Disclaimer: All these words can be found on online dictionaries and all examples have either come from online sources or have been composed by myself.