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Scurrilous:
said or done unfairly to make people have a bad opinion of someone
Ex:
scurrilous attacks on the senator ▪ scurrilous rumors

Scurrilous:

said or done unfairly to make people have a bad opinion of someone

Ex:

scurrilous attacks on the senator scurrilous rumors

Churlish:
not polite : rude
Ex:
It would be/seem churlish not to congratulate him.

Churlish:

not polite : rude

Ex:

It would be/seem churlish not to congratulate him.

Sep 5
Innuendo:
1. an allusion about a person or a thing esp. in a derogatory fashion2. a parenthetical explanation or specification present in a legal document
Ex:
The innuendo made by the boss about his subordinate’s mental faculties and state of mental health so enraged the subordinate that he immediately tendered his resignation.

Innuendo:

1. an allusion about a person or a thing esp. in a derogatory fashion
2. a parenthetical explanation or specification present in a legal document

Ex:

The innuendo made by the boss about his subordinate’s mental faculties and state of mental health so enraged the subordinate that he immediately tendered his resignation.

Sep 5
Clamor:
1. (n.) loud uproar or protest from a crowd2. (v.) to protest or demand loudly
Ex:
There was a huge clamor from the crowd as the popular actor stepped out from the studio.

Clamor:

1. (n.) loud uproar or protest from a crowd
2. (v.) to protest or demand loudly

Ex:

There was a huge clamor from the crowd as the popular actor stepped out from the studio.

Sep 4
Fallible:
1. (of persons) very likely to make a mistake or be misled2. likely to be erroneous, faulty or false
Ex:
Since we humans are fallible, we have not yet succeeded in building a perfect world.

Fallible:

1. (of persons) very likely to make a mistake or be misled
2. likely to be erroneous, faulty or false

Ex:

Since we humans are fallible, we have not yet succeeded in building a perfect world.

Sep 4
Coeval:
belonging to the same age or period
Ex:
Archaeologists regard the two great cities of the Indus valley civilization- Mohenjo Daro and Harappa- to be approximately coeval.

Coeval:

belonging to the same age or period

Ex:

Archaeologists regard the two great cities of the Indus valley civilization- Mohenjo Daro and Harappa- to be approximately coeval.

Sep 4
Ineffable:
1. unable to describe in words; indescribable2. not to be spoken of or uttered; taboo
Ex:
The ineffable joy of a woman becoming a mother is well documented in the literature of almost every language.

Ineffable:

1. unable to describe in words; indescribable
2. not to be spoken of or uttered; taboo

Ex:

The ineffable joy of a woman becoming a mother is well documented in the literature of almost every language.

Sep 2
Demure:
Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
Ex:
There is the demure and the dauntless.

Demure:

Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

Ex:

There is the demure and the dauntless.

Sep 2
Intrepid:
resolutely fearless; brave; courageous
Ex:
A bold and intrepid spirit is necessary to join the armed forces of our country.

Intrepid:

resolutely fearless; brave; courageous

Ex:

A bold and intrepid spirit is necessary to join the armed forces of our country.

Sep 2
Dour:
1. gloomy; sullen; bleak2. stubborn; obstinate3. extremely strict and harsh; forbidding
Ex:
The perpetually dour expression on his face made him unpopular.

Dour:

1. gloomy; sullen; bleak
2. stubborn; obstinate
3. extremely strict and harsh; forbidding

Ex:

The perpetually dour expression on his face made him unpopular.