Let’s learn some more vocabulary!
If you have read any previous posts, you might see that we love vocabulary! Please take a look at these new words and learn them. You can boost your vocabulary power!
|brazen||(adj.)excessively bold, clear and obvious.
Example: The evidence was clear and convincing but the politician gave a brazen denial of everything..
|brusque||(adj.) short, sudden
Example: The questions were answered with a brusque ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
|cajole||(v.) to urge, persuade someone to do something.
Example: Rudy didn’t want to go on the bungee jump, but his friends cajoled him.
Example: The callous condition of the prison was revealed by the documentary. Prisoners were given only bread and tortured for 3 hours every day.
|clandestine||(adj.) secret, under cover.
Example: The document found on the train described a clandestine plan to steal the secret formula.
|coerce||(v.) to make somebody do something by force or threat.
The executive was coerced to pay $10,000 or his mistress would tell his wife everything.
|decry||(v.) to criticize loudly.
Example: In the campaign to choose a new president, both candidates decried each other’s policies.
|deferential||(adj.)showing respect for another person or organization.
Everybody was deferential to the Crown Prince because he was so rich.
|demure||(adj.) quiet, modest, shy.
In this culture, young ladies are taught by their mothers to act demure if they meet a male who is a stranger.
|erudite||(adj.) expert, having deep knowledge about a range of things.
Example: The contestant was so erudite that he answered every question correctly in the final quiz.
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