Language Log

 

Below are some of the words that Nikhil and I talked about in our last session 😀

 

apropos

adj. appropriate;pertinent nature [opp.malapropos]: An apropos comment/remark

adv.- timely; seasonably: Your letter arrived apropos.

      – by the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?

prep. with regard to; about: Apropos our conference on Thursday, I couldn’t make it.

 

piety

n. devoutness to God; fidelity to parents: To serve one’s filial piety

 

strenuous

adj. arduous, zealous: Our band does strenuous marching practices for the ANZAC Day march

 

 

 

 

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extenuating

adj. make guilt or an offense seem less serious or more forgivable; To extenuate the seriousness of the crime

 

travesty

n. false, absurd, distorted representation of sth; parody; ridicule: To make travesty of someone.

 

ineffable

adj. indescribable; extremely great: The sceneries of New Zealand countryside were ineffable. 

 

 

 

 

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profligate

adj. immorally wasteful and extravagant: the young heir was profligate with his fortune, spending millions on gambling.

 

malinger

v. to feign illness in order to avoid work or duties: it’s not uncommon for some students to malinger on exam days.

 

hermetic

adj. airtight; enclosed from external influence: the poisonous substance was sealed hermetically

 

 

 

 

 

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ephemeral

adj. lasting a very short time: the ephemeral joys of childhood.

 

remnant

n. remaining; leftover; trace: remnants of former greatness

 

imperturbable

adj. calm, not easily excited: imperturbable exposure

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