Evincing and Anodyne – Word Blog #4

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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] to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove. To reveal the possession of (a quality, trait, etc.).

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] burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship.

i.e. onerous duties.

[adj] having or involving obligations or responsibilities, especially legal ones, that outweigh the advantages.

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.

i.e. an incongruous mixture of architectural styles.


Halitosis – [noun] a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath.

i.e the dentist informed him that he had halitosis.


The book(s) these words came from:

Cuckoos calling


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. 


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