Daily Wordlist

1. Penurious (Adj):- lacking money; excessively unwilling to spend, not having enough money to pay for necessities.

Synonyms: parsimonious, hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, pinched

Uses: Warren Buffett, famous multi-billionaire, still drives a cheap sedan, not because he is penurious, but because luxury cars are gaudy and impractical.
2. Turpitude (N):- a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice.

Synonyms: depravity, corruption, degeneracy, depravation, putrefaction

Uses: During his reign, Caligula indulged in unspeakable sexual practices, so it is not surprising that he will forever be remembered for his turpitude.

3. Byzantine (Adj):- intricate and complex

Synonyms: convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous

Uses: Getting a driver’s license is not simply a matter of taking a test; the regulations and procedures are so byzantine that many have found themselves at the mercy of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

4. Expunge (V):- to eliminate completely; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.

Synonyms: excise, scratch, strike

Uses: When I turned 18, all of the shoplifting and jaywalking charges were expunged from my criminal record.

5. Aggrandize (V):- increase or intensify.

Synonyms: aggrandise, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider.

Uses: The history of the past illustrates how Indira gandhi aggrandized her power to act aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.

Trick: grand- this resembles to something huge,great,wealthy.

6. Besmirch (V):- charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

Synonyms: asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully.

Uses: The scandalous remarks in the newspaper besmirch the reputations of every member of the society.

Trick: Besmirch= kisi ki achi reputation ko mirche lga ke bigadna.

7. Cantankerous (Adj):- often angry and annoyed

Synonyms: ill humoured; irritable, ill tempered, fastidious, truculent, 

Uses: Constantly complaining about his treatment and refusing to cooperate with the hospital staff, he was a cantankerous patient.

8. Burlesque (V):- give an imitation that ridicules.

Synonyms: parody, caricature, spoof, travesty.

Uses: In Spaceballs, Rick Moranis burlesques Darth Vader of Star Wars, outrageously parodying Vader's stiff walk and hollow voice.

Trick: burlesque..can be pronounced as bure log in hindi..wha do bad ppl do?? ridicule others..

9. Tenebrous (Adj):- dark and gloomy.

Synonyms: Stygian, tenebrific, tenebrious

Uses: TENEBROUS -> TENT+BRUSH. When you go camping, it is difficult, at night, to find your toothBRUSH inside your TENT because it is so TENEBROUS without street lights

10. Sartorial (Adj):- related to fashion or clothes.

Uses: His girlfriend often insulted his lack of any sartorial sense.

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