Nepotism & Coquettish – Word Blog #6

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Tuesday 3rd November 2015.


Nepotism  – [noun] the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

i.e. his years in office were marked by corruption and nepotism.


Coquettish – [adj] behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attraction; flirtatious.

i.e. a coquettish smile.


Exculpation – [noun] a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

i.e. But that very circumstance is our exculpation, instead of our guilt.


Taciturn – [adj] (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.

i.e. after such gatherings she would be taciturn and morose.


Effervescent – [adj] (of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy.

i.e. an effervescent mixture of cheap wine, fruit flavours, sugar, and carbon dioxide

[adj] vivacious and enthusiastic.

i.e. effervescent young people


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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