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2024/7/14

grim

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Harsh, forbidding, somber, unpleasant, depressing, serious, stark, ghastly

Meanings:

  1. Unpleasant or shocking to see or think about; causing feelings of sadness or worry.
  2. Having a very serious, stern, or forbidding appearance or manner.
  3. Depressing, gloomy, or bleak
  4. Unrelentingly harsh; merciless or severe

Examples:

  1. Hikers made a grim discovery when they came across a dead body in the woods.
  2. The prognosis is grim - doctors do not expect her to live longer than six months.
  3. His face looked grim, and we knew his news wouldn't be good.

cyclical

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: periodic, recurring, repetitive, circular, seasonal

Meanings:

  1. Occuring or moving in cycles; characterised by regular repetition or recurrence.
  2. In economics, refering to fluctuations that correspond to variations in the overall economy or business cycle.

Examples:

  1. The cyclical nature of the airline business makes it vulnerable to economic downturns.
  2. Planets orbit the sun in cyclical patterns, and the moon's phrases are cycical as well.
  3. Some stock brokers say the market is cyclical, suggesting that downturns will eventually be followed by upturns.
  4. a cyclical but secular industry

credible

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Believable, trustworthy, reliable, plausible, convincing, dependable

Meanings:

  1. Offering resonable grounds for being believed or trusted.
  2. Capable of being believed; convincing.

Examples:

  1. The witness provided a credible account of the events leading to the accident.
  2. The journalist is known for her credible reporting on international affairs.
  3. They haven't produced any credible evidence to support their claims.

credibility

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Believability, reliability, trustworthiness, plausibility, integrity

Meaning: The quality or power of inspiring belief; the fact that someone or something can be believed or trusted.

Examples:

  1. The new evidence lends credibility to their theory.
  2. The scandal undermined her credibility as an honest politician.
  3. We need to restore credibility to the sport, which has been damanged by drug scandals.

allude

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: refer to, mention, hint at, suggest, imply, insinuate, indicate

Meaning: To refer to something or someone indirectly or casually, without mentioning it explicitly.

Examples:

  1. She alluded to some trouble she'd had at home, without going into specifics.
  2. The author often alludes to classical mythology in her novels.
  3. In his speech, the politician alluded to past scandals without naming anyone directly.

rampant

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: uncontrolled, widespread, unchecked, prevalent, rife, unrestrained

Meaning:

  1. Increasing or spreading in an uncontrolled manner.
  2. Existing or occuring to a great and often excessive degree
  3. (In heraldry) Standing on one hind foot with one foreleg raised above the other and the head in profile.

Examples:

  1. Inflation is rampant and industry in decline.
  2. THe mayor promised to put a stop to the rampant crime the plagued the city.
  3. In the coat of the arms, the lion was depicted as rampant, standing on its hind legs.

succinctly

Part of speech: Adverb

Synonyms: concisely, briefly, tersely, pithily, crisply, compactly, shortly, laconically, summarily

Meaning: In a way that expresses what needs to be said clearly and without unnecessary words.

Examples:

  1. She succinctly summarized the main points of the report in just a few sentences.
  2. The instructions were given succinctly, leaving no room for confusion.
  3. He succinctly explained the complex concept, making it easy for everyone to understand.

2024/7/13

feat

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Achievement, accomplishment, exploit, deed, triumph

Meaning: An achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength; a noteworthy or extraordinary act or achievement.

Examples:

  1. Climbing Mount Everest was considered an incredible feat of human endurance.
  2. The magician's latest feat involved escaping from a locked safe underwater.
  3. It was quite a feat for the small company to secure a contract with a major corporation.

military brat

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: military dependent, service child

Meaning: A child of a parent or parents serving full-time in the armed forces, typically associated with a unique subculture and lifestyle.

Examples:

  1. As a military brat, she had lived in six different countries by the time she was 18.
  2. The military brat's constant relocations made it challenging to maintain long-term friendships.
  3. Many military brats develop a strong sense of adaptability and cultural awareness due to their mobile upbringing.

go-to

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: preferred, favorite, reliable, default, trusted

Meanings: A person or thing that is consistently relied upon or preferred in a particular situations; the first choice or most dependable option.

Examples:

  1. She's my go-to person for advice on relationship issues.
  2. This restaurant has become our go-to spot for family dinners.
  3. The Swiss Army Knife is his go-to tool for camping trips.

forfeit

Part of speech: Noun, Verb, adjective

Synonyms: Surrender, relinquish, give up, lose, penalty, fine

Meanings:

  1. As a noun: Something that is lost or given up as a penalty.
  2. As a verb: To lose or give up something as a consequence of or punishment for an action.
  3. As an adjective: Lost or surrendered as a penalty

Examples:

  1. The team had to forfeit the game due to not having enough players.
  2. His dishonesty resulted in the forfeit of his leadership position.
  3. The contract stated that the deposit would be forfeit if they backed out of the deal.

scarce

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Insufficient, rare, infrequent, uncommon, sparse, limited, deficient

Meanings:

  1. Not plentiful or abundant; insufficient to meet the demand or need.
  2. Rarely seen or found; not common

Examples:

  1. Food was getting scarce during the drought.
  2. Jobs were scarce during the depression.
  3. He made himself scarce at inspection time.

deterioration

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Decline, decay, degeneration, degradation, worsening

Meaning: The process or state of becoming worse, weaker, or less valuable over time. It implies a gradual worsening of condition, quality,or function.

Examples:

  1. The old building showed signs of deterioration, with crumbling walls and a caved-in roof.
  2. Doctors noticed a rapid deterioration in the patient's health over the past week.
  3. The company's financial reports revealed a steady deterioration in profits over the last quarter.

subconscious

Part of speech: Noun or Adjective

Meanings:

  1. As a noun: The part of the mind that can influence behavior and thoughts without a person being fully aware of.
  2. As an adjective: Existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness; not fully concious

Examples:

  1. The memory of it all was locked deep in my subconscious.
  2. He caught her arm in a subconscious attempt to detain her.
  3. A person's behaviour can be influenced by urges that exist only in the subconscious.

2024/7/11

revamp

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: renovate, modernize, overhaul, reconstruct, re-design, refresh, upgrade

Meaning: To renovate, modernize, or improve something, especially by making significant changes

Examples:

  1. The company decided to revamp its website to attract a wider audience.
  2. The old building was revamped into a stylish boutique hotel.
  3. The government announced plans to revamp the healthcare system.

pull it off

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Synonyms: Succeed, achieve, accomplish, manage, carry out, execute

Meaning: To successfully complete a difficult or challenging task.

Examples:

  1. The team pulled it off! They won the championship after a tough season.
  2. Despite all the obstacles, she managed to pull of the presentation and impress the investors.
  3. He was nervous about the audition, but he pulled it off and landed the lead role.

twofold

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: double, dual, two-part, two-pronged

Meaning: Consisting of or involving two parts, aspects, or elements.

Examples:

  1. The project had a twofold purpose: to raise awareness and to collect donations.
  2. The company's strategy was twofold: to increase production and to expand its market share.
  3. The impact of the decision was twofold: it benefited the company but also caused some job losses.

complacency

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Contentment, self-satisfaction, smugness

Meaning: A state of feeling satisfied with how things are and not wanting to change them, even if there are problems. This can lead to a lack of motivation and effort.

Examples:

  1. The company's complacency about its market share led to its downfall.
  2. Despite warnings from experts, the government's complacency about the environmental crisis has been alarming.
  3. A sense of complacency can set in after achieving a major goal, but it's important to stay motivated and keep striving for improvement.

2024/7/10

effortlessly

Part of speech: Adverb

Synonyms: Easily, smoothly, readily, naturally, without effort

Meaning: Without needing any effort or exertion; in a way that is easy and smooth.

Examples:

  1. She danced effortlessly across the stage, her movements graceful and fluid.
  2. The software allows you to create stunning graphics effortlessly
  3. He learned to speak French effortlessly after living in Paris for a year.

take a tour of

Part of speech: Verb Phrase

Synonyms: Explore, visit, go sightseeing, see the sights, make a journey through

Meanings: To go on a guided of self-guided journey to see and learn about a place, building, or area

Examples:

  1. We decided to take a tour of the ancient ruins.
  2. After arriving in Paris, we took a tour of the Louvre Museum.
  3. The students took a tour of the factory to learn about the manufacturing process.

take a peek into

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Synonyms: Glance at, look at briefly, have a quick look at, catch a glimpse of

Meanings: To look at something quickly or briefly, often without fully understanding or seeing everything.

Examples:

  1. I took a peek into the bakery window and saw a beautiful display of pastries.
  2. She took a peek into the envelope before handling it to her boss.
  3. The children took a peek into the box, hoping to find a surprise.

a lot of ground

Part of speech: Phrase

Synonyms: a lot of territroy, a wide range of topics, a great deal of material, much to cover

Meanings: This phrase implies covering a significant amount of information, material, or distance. It suggests a broad scope or extensive exploration.

Examples:

  1. We have a lot of ground to cover in this meeting, so let's get started.
  2. The professor covered a lot of ground in his lecture on the history of philosophy.
  3. The hikers had a lot of ground to cover before they reached the summit.

2024/7/9

get bored of

Part of speech: Phrasal Verb

Synonyms: Lose interest in, tire of , grow weary of , become disinterested in

Meanings: To no longer find something interesting or enjoyable, to become tired of something

Examples:

  1. I get bored of watching the same TV shows every night.
  2. She got bored of her job after a few years and decided to quit.
  3. The children got bored of playing with the toys and started to run around the house.

elongate

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: extend, lengthen, stretch, protract, prolong

Meanings: To make something longer or more extended in length

Examples:

  1. The artist elongated the figure in the painting to create a sense of movement.
  2. The days begin to elongate as we approach summer.
  3. The company decided to elongate the production line to increase efficiency.

plateau

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: tableland, upland, mesa, high plain, shelf

Meanings:

  1. A large, flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land.
  2. A period of little or no change or progress after a period of growth or activity.

Examples:

  1. The plateau was a vast expanse of dry, cracked earth, stretching as far as the eye could see.
  2. After a period of rapid growth, the company's sales reached a plateau and remained relatively stable for several months.
  3. After months of intense training, the athlete's performance hit a plateau and he struggled to improve further.

untethered

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Unbound, unrestrained, free, loose, detached

Meaning: Not tied or connected to anything; free from restraint or control.

Examples:

  1. The untethered balloon soared into the sky.
  2. The untethered dog ran wildly through the pack.
  3. The untethered imagination of the artist led to a unique and innovative piece of art.

predecessor

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Forerunner, antecedent, precursor, ancestor

Meanings: A person or thing that comes before another in time or postion.

Examples:

  1. The new CEO inherited a lot of problems from his predecessor.
  2. The iPhone 14 is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the iPhone 13.
  3. The ancient Egyptians believed that the pharaohs were the predecessors of the gods.

non-compete clause

Part of speech: Noun phrase

Synonyms: Restrictive covenant, non-competion agreement, restraint of trade clause

Meanings: A legal clause in a contract that prevents an employee or contractor from working for a competitor or starting a competing business for a specified period of time after leaving their current employer.

Examples:

  1. The non-compete clause in her employment contract prevented her from working for a rival company for two years.
  2. The startup company insisted on a non-compete clause in their founder's agreement to protect their intellectual property.
  3. The court ruled that non-compete clause was overly broad and unenforceable, allowing the employee to pursue new opportunities.

2024/7/8

consortium

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Association, group, alliance, partnership, coalition, combination

Meanings: A consortium is an organization or group formed by several businesses, financial institutions, or other entities joining together for a shared purpose or to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any single member.

Examples:

  1. A consortium of textile manufactures joined forces to promote sustainable production methods.
  2. The research project was funded by a consortium of universities and private companies.
  3. A Japanese consortium invested millions in developing new technology for renewable energy.

spearhead

Part of speech: Noun (can also be used as a verb)

Synonyms: Leader, vanguard, forefront, pioneer, trailblazer, front runner

Meanings:

  1. As a noun: The leading element or force in a movement, campaign, or initiative.
  2. As a verb: To lead or initiate (an attack or movement)

Examples:

  1. She was chosen to spearhead the company's expansion into new markets.
  2. The environmental group acted as the spearhead for the conservation movement.
  3. The general used his elite troops to spearhead the assault on the enemy position.

root for the underdog

Part of speech: Verb phrase

Synonyms: Support the weaker party, cheer for the predicated loser, back the less favored competitor.

Meaning:To support or cheer for the person, team, or group that is expected to lose or is at a disadvantage in a competition or situation.

Examples:

  1. I always root for the underdog instead of the favorite.
  2. As a politician, her sympathy was always for the underdog in society.
  3. Most of the crowd were cheering for the underdog to win just this one time.

sign off

Part of speech: Verb phrase (can also be used as a noun)

Synonyms: Approve, endorse, authorize, conclude, finish, end, terminate

Meanings:

  1. To approve or authorize something officially, typically by signing a document
  2. To end a radio or television broadcast
  3. To conclude a letter, email, or message.
  4. To finish or complete something

Examples:

  1. The manager needs to sign off on the budget before we can proceed with the project.
  2. The radio host always signs off with his catchphrase, 'Stay classy, listeners'
  3. After reviewsing the report, the committee signed off on the proposed changes.

juncture

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: point, moment, time, stage, conjunction, intersection, joining

Meaning: A juncture is a particular point in time, especially one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances. It can also refer to a place where things join.

Examples:

  1. At this critical juncture in the negotiations, both parties need to be willing to compromise.
  2. The company finds itself at a juncture where it must decide whether to expand globally or focus on domestic markets.
  3. The road's juncture with the highway was a common site for accidents.

impenetrable

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Impassable, impervious, inaccessible, unfathomable, inscrutable, incomprehensive

Meanings:

  1. Incapable of being penetrated, pierced or passed through
  2. Impossible or extremely difficult to understand or comprehend.
  3. Not receptive to ideas, influences, or knowledge.

Examples:

  1. The fort's defenses were thought to be impenetrable.
  2. The ancient temple was surrounded by vast stretches of impenetrable jungle.
  3. The professor's lecture on quantum mechanics was impenetrable to most of the students.

hallucination

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: delusion, illusion, mirage, phantasm, vision, apparition

Meanings:

  1. A hallucination is a sensory perception that occurs in the absence of an actual external stimulus. It's an experience of seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, or tasting something that isn't really there.
  2. Hallucinations can involve any of five senses (visual, auditroy, tactile, olfactory or gustatory)
  3. In computing, hallucinations refer to plausible but false or misleading responses generated by AI algorithms.

Examples:

  1. Due to his high fever, he experienced hallucinations of strange creatures in his room.
  2. The drug-induced hallucinations made her see vibrant colors and patterns that weren't actually present.
  3. Lack of sleep can sometimes lead to auditory hallucinations, where people hear voices or sounds that don't exist.

2024/7/7

hurdle

Part of speech: Noun(can also be used as a verb)

Synonyms: Obstacle, barrier, impediment, hindrance, difficulty, challenge, obstruction

Meaning: As a noun, a hurdle is an obstacle or difficulty that must be overcome. In a literal sense, it can refer to a frame or fence to be jumped over in a race. Figuratively, it's any problem or challenge that need s to be addressed or solved.

Examples:

  1. The lack of funding was the biggest hurdle in completing the project.
  2. She cleared the final hurdle with ease and won the race.
  3. Obtaining regulatory approval is often a significant hurdle for new pharmaceutical products.

bureaucratic

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Administrative, official, governmental, procedural, red-tape, rigid, inflexible, hierachical

Meaning: Bureaucratic refers to characteristics or practices typical of a bureaucracy. It often implies a system of administration marked by officialism, red tape, and proliferation of rules and regulations.

Examples:

  1. The company's bureaucratic procedures made it difficult to implement new ideas quickly.
  2. He grew frustrated with the bureaucratic process of applying for a building permit.
  3. The organization's bureaucratic structure led to slow decision-making and inefficiency.

interweave

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: Interlace, interwine, intermingle, blend, entwine, mesh, braid, weave together.

Meaning: To interweave means to weave or combine different elements together, often in a complex or intricate way. It can refer to physically weaving things together or figuratively combining ideas, stories, or themes

Examples:

  1. The author skillfully interweaves multiple plotlines to create a complex narrative.
  2. In the tapestry, threads of gold and silver were interwoven with colorful silk strands.
  3. The documentary interweaves personal anecdotes with historical facts to present a comprehensive view of the era.

beneficiary

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Recipient, heir, legatee, inheritor, payee, donee

Meaning: A beneficiary is a person or entity who receives or is designed to receive a benefit, typically from a legal document such as a will, trust, insurance policy, or retirement account.

Examples:

  1. She named her sister as the beneficiary of her life insurance policy.
  2. The charity was listed as the primary beneficiary in the philanthropist's will.
  3. As the beneficiary of the trust fund, he received monthly payments to cover his living expenses.

2024/7/6

expat (expatriate)

Part of speech: Noun (short for expatriate)

Synonyms: expatriate, emigrant, oversea worker

Meaning: An expat, short for expatriate, is a person who lives outside their native country, typically for work, retirement, or other personal reasons. It often refers to professional or skilled workers sent abroad by their companies or choosing to work internationally.

Examples:

  1. As an expat in Dubai, Sarah enjoyed learning about the local culture while working for an international firm.
  2. The expat community in Singapore often organizes social events to help newcomers adjust to life abroad.
  3. After living as an expat in Japan for five years, Tom found it challenging to readjust when he returned home.

anecdote

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Story, tale, account, narrative, reminiscence, yarn

Meaning: An anecdote is a short, often amusing story about a real incident or person, typically used to illustrate a point or entertain an audience.

Examples:

  1. He was telling them an anecdoate about their mother.
  2. Pete has a talent for recollection and anecdote
  3. The professor began the lecture with a humorous anecdote about his first day teaching.

long story short

Part of speech: Phrase(used as an interjection or adverbial phrase)

Synonyms: in brief, to sum up, in a nutshell, to cut a long story short

Meanings:

  1. Used to indicate that you are going to tell the main points of something without giving all the details.
  2. A way to summarize or get to the point quickly after (or instead of) a longer explanation.

Examples:

  1. Long story short, we missed our flight and had to stay an extra day.
  2. I could explain all the details, but long story short, the project was a success.
  3. It's a complicated situation, but long story short, we're moving to Chicago next month.

inclination

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: tendency, disposition, propensity, penchant, leaning, preference

Meanings:

  1. A feeling of wanting to do something or a tendency towards a particular behaviour or action.
  2. A sloping surface or the degree of slope
  3. A slight downward movement, especially of the head

Examples:

  1. She shows no inclination to give in to their demands
  2. My natural inclination is to find a compromise.
  3. The earth's angle of inclination remains constant as it orbits the sun.

underpin

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: support, substantiate, bolster, buttress, reinforce, corroborate.

Meanings:

  1. To support or strengthen from beneath, especially with props or a foundation.
  2. To give support, justification, or corroboration to ideas, claims, or structure.

Examples:

  1. Falling unemployment was likely to underpin consumer confidence.
  2. The author's conclusions are underpined by references to experimental findings.
  3. Mystical themes underpin all religions.

impetus

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: momentum, stimulus, drive, motivation, incentive, impulse

Meanings:

  1. A driving force or motivation that causes something to happen or become more active.
  2. In physics, it refers to the property of a moving body by virtue of its mass and motion, especially when sudden or violent.

Examples:

  1. His discoveries have given impetus to further research in the field.
  2. The recent publicity surrounding homelessness has given fresh impetus to the cause.
  3. The reward money should be sufficient impetus for someone to come forward with information about the robbery.

detrimental

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive, adverse, injurious, prejudical

Meaning: Something that is detrimental has a harmful or damaging effect.

Examples:

  1. Smoking is detrimental to health.
  2. These chemicals have a detrimental effect on the environment.
  3. The government's policy of high interest rates is having a detrimental impact on industry.

pinnacle

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: peak, summit, apex, acme,zenith, crown, top, crest, climax

Meanings:

  1. The highest or most important point, especially of achievement, success, or development.
  2. A lofty peak or mountain top.
  3. A pointed, towering architectural feature, often seen on Gothic buildings.

Examples:

  1. His career reached the pinnacle when he won the championship.
  2. She stands at the pinnacle of the fashion industry.
  3. The climbers aimed to reach the rocky pinnacle of the mountain.

budding

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Synonyms: developing, beginning, growing, promising

Meanings:

  1. In biology, it refers to a form or asexual reproduction where a new individual develops from some part of the parent organism.
  2. More commonly, it's used to describe someone or something that is just starting out but shows signs of future success or talent.

Examples:

  1. The forum is now open to all budding entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses.
  2. As a budding filmmaker, she's new to making movies but already shows great promise.
  3. The budding romance between the coworkers was the talk of the office.

disparity

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: difference, inequality, discrepancy, contrast, gap, imbalance

Meaning: Disparities refer to noticeable and often significant differences or dissimilarities, especially in a way that is considered unfair or unequal.

Examples:

  1. Economic disparities between urban and rural areas have led to increased migration to cities.
  2. The study revealed significant health disparities among different ethnic groups in the country.
  3. Researchers are working to address the educational disparities that exist between high-income and low-income school districts.

2024/7/1

ascent

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: climb, rise, elevation, upsurge, upgrade

Meanings:

  • The act of climbing or rising upwards.
  • An upward slope or path.
  • A gradual increase in something, such a power or status

Examples:

  1. The ascent of Mount Everest is a challenging but rewarding experience.
  2. The steep ascent of the mountain trail made it difficult to hike.
  3. The company's recent ascent in the market is due to its innovative products.

indisputable

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Unquestionable, undeniable, irrefutable, incontrovertible, unassailable, certain, absolute

Meaning: Not able to disputed or questioned; beyond doubt or argument

Examples:

  1. The evidence presented in court was indisputable, leaving no room for doubt about the defandant's guilt.
  2. The scientist's finding were indisputable, backed by years of rigorous research and experimentation.
  3. The beauty of the Grand Canyon is indisputable, a breathtaking spectacle that leaves everyone in awe.

utmost

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: greatest, highest, maximum, supreme, extreme

Meaning: The greatest possible; the most extreme or intense.

Examples:

  1. The utmost care was taken to ensure the safety of the passengers.
  2. She gave her utmost effort to the project, working tirelessly until it was finished.
  3. The utmost importance was placed on confidentiality during the meeting.

foe

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: enemy, adversary, opponent, antagonist

Meaning: A person who is hostile or opposed to another; an enemy

Examples:

  1. The two countries were foes for centuries, engaged in constant warfare.
  2. The superhero faced his arch foe in a climactic battle that shook the city.
  3. The chess player's foe made a strategic move that left him in precarious position.

frenetic

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: frantic, agitated, frenzied, hectic, wild, feverish, overexcited, tumultuous

Meaning: Characterized by or exhibiting a wild or uncontrolled energy or excitement.

Examples:

  1. The frenetic pace of modern life can be overwhelming.
  2. The children were in a frenetic state of excitement as they wanted for Santa Claus.
  3. The frenetic energy of the music made the crowd dance wildly.

2024/6/30

weirdo

Part of speech: Noun (informal)

Synonyms: oddball, eccentric, freak, nutcase, strange person

Meaning: A person who is considered strange or unusual, often in a negative way

Examples:

  1. He's such a weirdo, always talking to himself.
  2. Don't mind her, she's just a bit of weirdo.
  3. The new kid in class is a total weirdo, but in good way.

visceral

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Gut, instinctive, emotional, intuitive, deep-seated

Meaning: Relating to or arising from deep inward feeling rather than from reason or thought. It can also refer to something that affects the body directly, often in a strong way.

Examples:

  1. The film's visceral violence left the audience shocked and disturbed.
  2. Her visceral reaction to the news was immediate and uncontrollable.
  3. The artist's work evoked a visceral response in viewers, drawing them into the emotional depths of the piece.

retrench

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: reduce, cut back, downsize, abridge, curtail, economize

Meaning: To reduce expenses, especially by cutting staff or reducing servies.

Examples:

  1. The company was forced to retrench after a sharp decline in sales.
  2. The government announced plans to retrench public spending in order to balance the budget.
  3. After losing his job, John had to retrench his lifestyle and find a new apartment.

simplistic

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Oversimplified, naive, basic, elementary, unsophisticated, superficial

Meaning: Excessively simple or straightforward, often to the point of being naive or unrealistic.

Examples:

  1. The simplistic solution to the complex problem was unrealistic and ultimately ineffective.
  2. His simplistic view of the world failed to acknowledge the nuance and complexity of human nature.
  3. The movie's simplistic plot and predictable ending left the audience feeling disappointed.

distinctive

Part of speech: Adjective

Synonyms: Unique, characteristic, peculiar, remarkable, striking, singular, special, different, individual, recognizable

Meaning: Clearly different or recognizable from others; having a special quality that makes something easy to identify.

Examples:

  1. The singer's distinctive voice set her apart from all the otehr contestants.
  2. The building has a distinctive architectural style, with its tall tower and intricate carving.
  3. The company's distinctive logo is instantly recognizable to consumers.

stranglehold

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: grip, control, domination, power, hold

Meaning: A stranglehold is a position of complete control or dominance over someone or something. It suggests a forceful and restrictive grip that prevents freedom or progress.

Examples:

  1. The comapny has a stranglehold on the market, with over 80% of the market share.
  2. The dictator's regime has a stranglehold on the country, suppressing any dissent or opposition.
  3. The fear of failure has a stranglehold on my mind, preventing me from taking risks and pursuing my dreams.

fend off

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Synonyms: ward off, deflect, repel, resist, avoid

Meaning: To protect oneself from something harmful or unpleasant.

Examples:

  1. The knight fend off the enemy's attacks with his sword.
  2. She tried to fend off the persistent salesman by saying she wasn't interested.
  3. The dog fend off the other dogs trying to steal its bone.

cornerstone

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: foundation, base, bedrock, pillar, key, essencial, fundamental

Meanings:

  • A foundamental principle or element on which something is based.
  • The foundation stone of a building, often laid with ceremony.

Examples:

  1. Education is the cornerstone of a successful society.
  2. The cornerstone of our business is customer satisfaction.
  3. The mayor laid the cornerstone for the new building.

outpace

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: Surpass, exceed, outrun, overtake, outstrip

Meaning: To move or progress faster than someone or something else.

Examples:

  1. The company's innovative product outpaced its competitors in the market.
  2. The runner outpaced the rest of the field, finishing the race in first place.
  3. The economy is outpacing inflation, leading to increased consumer confidence.

perplexity

Part of speech: Noun

Synonyms: Confusion, bewilderment, puzzlement, uncertainty, mystification

Meaning: A state of being confused or puzzled; uncertainty about somethin

Examples:

  1. The detective's face was etched with perplexity as he examined the crime scene.
  2. The complex instructions filled me with perplexity, and I wasn't sure how to proceed.
  3. The sudden change in plans caused a great deal of perplexity among the team members.

2024/6/26

liken

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: compare, equate, resemble, parallel, match

Meaning: To compare something or someone to something or someone else, often to emphasize a similarity.

Examples:

  1. The poet likened the woman's beauty to a summer's day.
  2. I wouldn't liken my job to slavery, but it can fell pretty close sometimes.
  3. The artist likend the painting to a window into the soul.

reap

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: Harvest, gather, collect, gain, acquire

Meaning: To gather or obtain something, especially as a result of effort or work.

Examples:

  1. The farmers reaped a bountiful harvest of wheat this year.
  2. She reaped the benefits of her hard work and dedication by getting a promotion.
  3. The company is reaping the rewards of its innovative marketing campaign.

put his foot in

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Synonyms: Make a blunder, make a mistake, say the wrong thing, commit a faux pas

Meaning: To say or do something inappropriate or embarrassing, often unintentionally.

Examples:

  1. He really put his foot in when he asked about her ex-boyfrined at the party.
  2. I put my foot in by mentioning the promotion when I knew she hadn't gotten it.
  3. The politician put his foot in by making a joke about the recent tragedy.

grovelling

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: fawning, cringing, obsequitous, servile, flattering, kowtowing

Meaning: To act in an excessively humble or servile way in order to gain something, especially favour or forgiveness.

Examples: Examples:

  1. He grovelled at her feet, begging for forgiveness.
  2. The politician grovelled to the voters, promising everything they wanted.
  3. She refused to grovel to her boss, even though he was demanding it.

exasperate

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: irritate, annoy, provoke, infuriate, enrange, frustrate

Meaning: To irriate or annoy intensely; to make someone very angry or frustrated.

Examples:

  1. The constant noise from the construction site exasperated the residents.
  2. His inability to follow simple instructions exasperated his teacher.
  3. The long wait at the airport exasperated the passengers.

procrastinate

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To delay or postpone something, especially out of laziness or a lack of motivation.

Examples: Examples:

  1. I tend to procrastinate on my homework, leaving it until the last minute.
  2. He's a master of procrastination, always putting off important decisions.
  3. The project deadline is approaching, but we can't afford to procrastinate any longer.

precarious

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Uncertain, unstable, or dangerous; likely to change to collapse.

Examples:

  1. The hikers found themseleves in a precarious position on the edge of the cliff.
  2. The company's financial situation is precarious, with declining sales and mounting debts.
  3. The peace treaty is precarious, with both sides still harboring resentment.

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oscillate

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To move or swing back and forth regularly.

Examples:

  1. The pendulum oscillated rhythmically, creating a soothing sound.
  2. The stock market prices oscillated wildly throughout the day.
  3. Her emotion oscillated between joy and sadnees.

disseminate

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To spread or disperse widely; to make something known to a large number of people.

Examples:

  1. The government is trying to disseminate information about the new virus.
  2. The company used social media to disseminate its marketing message.
  3. The professor disseminated his research findings at a conference.

portray

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To represent or depict someone or something in a particular way, especially in a work of art or literature.

Examples:

  1. The actor portrayed the character with great sensitivity and nuance.
  2. The painting portrays a serene landscape with rolling hills and a sparkling lake.
  3. The novel portrayed the struggle of a young woman trying to find her place in the world.

tout

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To praise or publicize something enthusiastically, often in a way that is exaggerated or insincere.

Examples:

  1. The company touted its new product as the most innovative on the market.
  2. The politician touted his economic plan as the solution to all the country's problems.
  3. The travel agent touted the resort as a paradise for families.

guzzle down

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Meaning: To drink something quickly and greedily, often in large quantities.

Examples:

  1. After a long hike, the hikers guzzled down their water bottles.
  2. The kids guzzled down their ice cream cones before they melted.
  3. He was so thirsty that he guzzled down the entire glass of lemonade in one go.

2024/6/21

sweat the details

Part of speech: Verb Phrase

Meaning: To focus intently on the minor aspects of something, often to the point of being overly meticulous or anxious.

Examples:

  1. Don't sweat the details, just get the project done on time.
  2. She's a perfectionist who sweats the details of every presentation.
  3. The artchitect sweated the details of the building's design, ensuring every element was perfect.

tenet

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: A principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy

Examples: Examples:

  1. One of the tenets of Buddhism is non-violence.
  2. The company's founding tenets are innovation and customer satisfaction.
  3. The political party's tenets include social justice and economic equality.

off the table

Part of speech: Idiom

Meaning: No longer under consideration or available for discussion. It signifies that something is not an option anymore.

Examples:

  1. After the budget cuts, a pay raise is off the table for this year.
  2. The negotiations broke down, and the proposed merger is now off the table.
  3. We've discussed all the options, and a vacation to Hawaii is off the table this summar.

a blip on the radar

Part of speech: Idiom

Meaning: Something that is briefly noticeable or important, often fleeting or insignificant.

Examples:

  1. The new product was just a blip on the radar for the company, generating minimal sales.
  2. The politician's scandal was a blip on the radar, quickly forgotten by the public
  3. The meteor shower was just a blip on the radar for astronomers, as it was a relatively common event.

reminisce

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: recall, recollect, remember, reflect, look back, relive, think back, muse.

Meaning: To indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events, often in a nostalgic or sentiment way. It involves thinking about or talking about past experiences, typicaly happy ones.

Examples:

  1. We reminisced about our childhood adventures in the park.
  2. The old friends reminisced about their college days, laughing at their shared memories.
  3. As the family gathered for the reunion, they reminisced about their ancestors and their history.

far-flung

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Located or extending a great distance away; widely scattered or distributed.

Examples:

  1. The company has offices in far-flung corners of the globe.
  2. The author's research took her to far-flung libraries and archives.
  3. The family gathered for a reunion, bringing together members from far-flung parts of the country.

on the cusp of

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: At the point of transition or change, about to begin or end. It suggests a state of anticipation or uncertainty, a moment just before something significant happens.

Examples:

  1. The company is on the cusp of a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence.
  2. She stood on the cusp of adulthood, unsure of what the future held.
  3. The world is on the cusp of a new era of space exploration.

demystify

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To make something easier to understand, to explain something in a way that removes confusion or mystery.

Examples:

  1. The professor's lecture helped demystify the complex scientific theory.
  2. The author's goal was to demystify the world of finance for everyone readers.
  3. The tour guide demystified the ancient ruins, explaining their history and significance.

prestigious

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Highly respected for achievement, qualities, or association; having a high reputation.

Examples:

  1. She attended a prestigious university, graduating with honors.
  2. Winning the Nobel Prize is a prestigious honor.
  3. He landed a job at a prestigious law firm, known for its high standards.

foresight

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The ability to predict or anticipate future events or problems and to plan for them.

Examples:

  1. The company's forsight in investing in renewable energy sources has paid off handsomely.
  2. Her foresight in saving money for retirement has allowed her to enjoy a comfortable life now.
  3. The lack of foresight in the government's policies led to a severe economic crisis.

percolate

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning:

  • To filter gradually through a porous substance, such as coffee grounds.
  • To spread gradually through a group or area
  • To develop or evolve slowly

Examples:

  1. Coffee is percolating in the kitchen, filling the house with a rich aroma.
  2. The coffee grounds percolate slowly through the filter, releasing their rich aroma.
  3. The idea of a new business venture was percolating in her mind for weeks.
  4. I need some time to let the information percolate before I made a decision.
  5. The news of the scandal was percolating through the community, causing widespread anger.
  6. The news of scandal percolated through the office, causing a stir among the employees.

hone

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To sharpen or refine something, especially a skill or ability, through practice or experience

Examples:

  1. She spend years honing her skills as a chef, perfecting her recipes and techniques.
  2. The athelete honed his reflexes through rigorous training, preparing for the uncoming competition.
  3. The company is constantly honing its marketing strategies to reach a wider audience.

a flurry of (compared with a barrage of )

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: A sudden and brief burst of activity, excitement, or something else, ofen in a chaotic or confused manner.

Examples:

  1. A flurry of snow fell, blanketing the city in a white.
  2. A flurry of questions came from the audience after the speaker's presentation.
  3. There was a flurry of activity in the kitchen as the chef prepared the final dishes.

exquisite

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Extremely beautiful and delicate in appearance or nature

Examples:

  1. The bride wore an exquisite gown of silk and lace.
  2. The chef created an exquisite meal with fresh, local ingredients.
  3. The artist's paintings captured the exquisite details of the natural world.

renowned for

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: Known and admired for something. It indicates that someone or something is famous or respected for a particular quality, skill or achievement.

Examples:

  1. The chef is renowned for his innovative use of spices.
  2. The city is renowned for its vibrant nightlife.
  3. The author is renowned for her sightful and thought-provoking novels.

put in perspective

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Meaning: To consider something in relation to other things, so that its true importance or size can be understood.

Examples:

  1. It's easy to get caught up in the stress of exams, but you need to put it in perspective. It's just one test, and it doesn't define your worth.
  2. The news can be overwhelming, but it's important to put things in perspective. There are many good things happening in the world, too.
  3. Losing your job can feel like the end of the world, but you need to put it in perspective. It's just a setback, and you can find a new job.

2024/6/19

sought-after

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Highly desired or in great demand

Examples:

  1. The artist's work is sought-after by collectors worldwide.
  2. He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of climate change.
  3. The company's new product has become a sought-after commodity.

upheaval

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning:

  • A violent or sudden change or disruption, especially one that causes great distress or instability.
  • A state of violent disturbance and disorder.

Examples:

  1. The recent political upheaval has left the country in a state of uncertainty.
  2. The volcanic eruption causes an upheaval in the landscape, changing the terrain forever.
  3. The company's merger caused a major upheaval in the workforce, as many employees lost their jobs.

heads down

Part of speech: Phrase(idiomatic)

Meaning: To focus on a task or activity, often with a sense of intensity or urgency. It implies on concentrated effort, usually without distraction.

Examples:

  1. With the deadline looming, the team was heads down, working late into the night to finish the project.
  2. The students were heads down in the library, studing for their upcoming exams.
  3. Even though it was a busy day, I managed to get some heads-down time to finish writing the report.

a barrage of

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: A large amount of something, especially words or questions, directed at someone all at once. It implies an intense and overwhelming feeling of being bombarded.

Examples:

  1. The politician faced a barrage of quesitons from reporters after the scandal broke.
  2. After the concert, the singer was met with a barrage of compliments and flowers from her adoring fans.
  3. The company received a barrage of complaints about their new software update, forcing them to release a quick patch.

proofread

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To read and correct errors in (written or printed material)

Examples:

  1. I proofread the document carefully before submitting it.
  2. The editor proofread the article for grammar and spelling mistakes.
  3. She hired a professional proofreader to ensure her manuscript was error-free.

congruent

Part of speech: Adjective

Meanings:

  • In geometry: Having the same shape and size.
  • In general: Matching or corresponding exactly, being in agreement or harmony

Examples:

  1. The two triangles are congruent, meaning they have the same angles and side lengths.
  2. Her actions were congruent with her beliefs, showing a consistency in her values.
  3. The company's goals are congruent with its employees' aspirations, fostering a shared sense of purpose.

immensely

Part of speech: Adverb

Meaning: To a very great degree; extremely

Examples:

  1. The project was immensely successful, exceeding all expectations.
  2. She was immensely grateful for his kindness and support.
  3. The new museum is immensely popular, drawing in crowds from all over the city.

performant

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Describing soemthing that performs well, efficiently, and effectively. It often refers to the speed, efficiency, and responsiveness of software, hardware, or systems.

Examples:

  1. The new website is incredibly performant, loading page in under a second.
  2. Our team designed a highly performant database system to handle massive amounts of data.
  3. The gaming console's powerful hardware makes it a very performant device, capable of handling demanding games smoothly.

vitality

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The state of being strong and full of life; energy and enthusiasm

Examples:

  1. Despite her age, she still possesses a remarkable vitality that inspires those around her.
  2. A healthy diet and regular exercise are key to maintaining vitality throughout life.
  3. The artist's painting were filled vibrant colors and a sense of vitality that captivated the audience.

spontaneous

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Done, said, or happening without being planned or thought about; arising naturally from a situation or feeling.

Examples:

  1. The crowd erupted in spontaneous applause when the singer hit the high note.
  2. Her spontaneous decision to quit her job and travel the world surprised everyone.
  3. The children's laughter was spontaneous and joyful.

wing it

Part of speech: Verb(phrasal verb)

Meaning: To do something without planning or preparation, often relying on improvisation and instinct.

Examples:

  1. I didn't have time to rehearse my speech, so I just had to wing it.
  2. THe comedian was fantastic! He just winged it the whole time, and the jokes were hilarious.
  3. We didn't have a backup plan, so we just had to wing it and see what happend.

2024/6/17

stereoscope

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Relating to or involving the use of two eyes or images to produce a three-dimensional effect.

Examples:

  1. The 3D movie used stereoscopic vision to create a sense of depth.
  2. Stereoscopic photographs requires two separate images taken from slightly different angles.
  3. The museum's new exhibit uses stereoscopic displays to showcase ancient artifacts.

kinematics

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of objects without considering the forces that cause the motion.

Examples:

  1. The study of kinematics involves analyzing the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of obejcts.
  2. The principles of kinematics are fundamental to understanding the trajectory of a projectile.
  3. Engineers use kinematics to design and analyze the motion of machines and vehicles.

ambient audio

Part of speech: Noun Phrase

Meaning: Ambient audio refers to the background sounds of a particular or situation, often used in film, music, and sound design. It is typically subtle, non-distracting, and helps to create a sense of realism or atmosphere.

Examples:

  1. The director used ambient audio of city traffic and street chatter to create a bustling urban atmosphere in the opening scene.
  2. The sound designer added layers of ambient audio, such as birdsong and rustling leaves, to give the forest scene a sense of peace and tranquility.
  3. The recording studio's ambient audio is kept to a minimum to ensure the main instruments and vocals are clearly heard.

croissant

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: A rich, flaky pastry made from a yeast dough, traditionally crescent-shaped.

Examples:

  1. I love to start my day with a warm, buttery croissant.
  2. The cafe serves a variety of pastries, including croissants, pain au chocolat, and macarons.
  3. She carefully spread jam on her croissant before taking a bite.

expertise

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: Special skill or knowledge in a particular area.

Examples:

  1. Her expertise in web design is evident in the beautiful website she created.
  2. The doctor's expertise in cardiology saved the patient's life.
  3. The company hired a consultant with expertise in market research to help them understand their target audience.

market reception

Part of speech: Noun Phrase

Meaning: The overall response and acceptance of a product, service, or idea by the target market. This can be measured by factors such as sales figures, customer reviews, and media coverage.

Examples:

  1. The market reception of the new smartphone was overwhelmingly positive, with pre-orders exceeding expectations.
  2. The restaurant's market reception was lukewarm, with reviewers criticizing the lack of innovation in the menu.
  3. Despite the company's aggresive marketing campaign, the new product received a tepid market reception, resulting in underwhelming sales figures.

unemployable

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Not suitable or qualified for employment, often due to lack of skills, experiences, or education.

Examples:

  1. After years of working in the same field, he was laid off and felt unemployable due to his outdated skills.
  2. The lack of job opportunities made many young graduates feel unemployable and disillusioned with the current job market.
  3. The company's harsh hiring criteria made may people fell unemployable, leading to a sense of frustration and despair.

singularly

Part of speech: Adverb

Meaning:

  • In a distinct or unique way
  • In a way that stands alone or apart from others
  • To a remarkable or exceptional degree

Examples:

  1. She was singularly beautiful, with eyes that shone like stars.
  2. The scientist's research was singularly focused on finding a cure for the disease.
  3. The team's performance was singularly impressive, exceeding all expectations.

trivial

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Of little importance or value; insignificant

Examples:

  1. The argument was over a trivial matter, like who got the last slice of pizza.
  2. He dismissed her concerns as trivial, but she knew they were important to her.
  3. The details of the meeting were trivial compared to the overall goal.

2024/6/14

conformance

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The act or state of being in accordance with or meeting the requirements of a standard, rule, or specification.

Examples:

  1. The company's products are in full conformance with industry regulations.
  2. The new software update ensures conformance with the latest security protocols.
  3. The team achieved a high level of conformance in their project deliverables.

take a measured approach

Part of speech: Noun Phrase

Meaning: A way of doing something that is careful, deliberate, and avoids extremes or hasty decisions. It emphasizes taking time to consider all aspects before acting.

Examples:

  1. The doctor took a measured approach to treating the patient's illness, carefully assessingly the symptoms before prescribing medication.
  2. The company's new CEO implemented a measured approach to restructuring, focusing on gradual changes rather than drastic cuts.
  3. Instead of reacting implusively to the news, she took a measured approach, carefully analyzing the information before making any decisions.

on behalf of

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: Representing or acting for someone else. It indicates that you are speaking or acting as a representative for another person or group.

Examples:

  1. I would like to thank you on behalf of the entire team for your generous donation.
  2. The lawyer spoke on behalf of her client, aruging for a lesser sentence.
  3. The CEO sent a letter on behalf of the company, apologizing for the recent service disruptions.

actuarial

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Relating to or concerned with the calculation of insurance risks and premiums.

Examples:

  1. Actuarial science is a filed of study that uses mathematical and statistical methods to analyze risks and calculate premiums for insurance policies.
  2. The insurance company hired an actuarial consultant to assess the risk of insuring a new type of vehicle.
  3. The actuarial tables showed a higher mortality rate for smokers than non-smokers, leading to higher insurance premiums.

containment

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning:

  • The act of keeping something within limits or boundaries, especially to prevent its spread or growth.
  • The state of being confined or restricted.

Examples:

  1. The government's containment policy for the virus proved successful in slowing its spread.
  2. The dam's primary purpose is the containment of floodwaters.
  3. The artist's use of color creates a sense of containment within the painting.

preventative care

Part of speech: Noun Phrase

Meaning: Actions taken to avoid or reduce the risk of developing a disease or health condition. This includes things like regular checkups, screenings, vaccinations, and healthy lifestyle choices.

Examples:

  1. Prevetative care is crucial for maintaining good health. By getting regular checkups and screenings, you can catch potential problems early and prevent
  2. The doctor recommended several preventative care measures for the patient, including a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management techniques.
  3. The government is investing in preventative care programs to address rising healthcare costs and improve the overall health of the population.

outreach

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The act of extending help, services, or information to people in need or to a wider audience. It often involves actively reaching out to people beyond the usual circle or organization.

Examples:

  1. The university's outreach program provides free tutoring services to underprivileged students.
  2. The company's marketing outreach included sending email blasts and participating in industry conferences.
  3. The volunteer group's outreach efforts focused on providing food and shelter to the homeless population.

draw on their perspectives

Part of speech: Verb Phrase

Meaning: To use ideas, experiences, or knowledge of others to inform your own thinking or actions. It implies a process of learning and incorporating other viewpoints.

Examples:

  1. To solve this problem, we need to draw on the perspectives of all stakeholders invovled.
  2. The writer drew on her experiences as a single mother to create a compelling and authentic character.
  3. The artist drew on the perspectives of different cultures to create a unique and diverse tapestry of artwork.

accomplished

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Skilled at a particular activity or task; having achieved a significant amount of success.

Examples:

  1. She is a accomplished pianist, having won numerous awards.
  2. The company has an accomplished record in the field of renewable energy.
  3. He was an accomplished artist, known for his intricate watercolors.

tenaciously

Part of speech: Adverb

Meaning: In a way that shows determination and persistence; refusing to give up.

Examples:

  1. The team fought tenaciously for the win, even when they were down by several points.
  2. She held onto her dream tenaciously, despite facing numerous obstacles.
  3. The young artist tenaciously pursued his craft, despite receiving little recognition.

tenacity

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The quality of being persistent and determined; the ability to hold fast to something, even in the face of difficulty or opposition.

Examples:

  1. Her tenaciy in the face of adversity was truly inspiring.
  2. The team's tenacity paid off, as they fought back from a losing position to win the game.
  3. The lawyer's tenacity in the courtroom was instrumental in securing a favorable verdict for his client.

enviable

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Desirable or worth of envy; something that inspires a feeling of wanting that someone else has.

Examples:

  1. She has an enviable collection of vintage cars.
  2. His enviable fluency in multiple languages made him a valuable asset to the company.
  3. The couple enjoyed an enviable lifestyle, travelling the world and indulging in luxury.

compelling

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning:

  • Strongly attracting attention and interest; captivating
  • So strong that it is impossible to resist.

Examples:

  1. The author's compelling narrative kept me glued to the book until the very end.
  2. The evidence presented in court was so compelling that the jury had no choice but to convict the defendant.
  3. The speaker's compelling argument for environmental protection resonated with the audience.

2024/6/7

a mound of

Part of speech: Prepositional Phrase

Meaning: A quantity or pile of something, often rounded or raised.

Examples:

  1. She built a mound of sand on the beach, complete with a moat.
  2. The chef presented a mound of steaming rice alongside the chicken.
  3. He had a mound of paperwork to sort through before he could leave for the day.

at a fast clip

Part of speech: Adverbial Phrase

Meaning: Moving or happening quickly; at a rapid pace.

Examples:

  1. The news spread at a fast clip, reaching every corner of the city within hours.
  2. The construction workers were moving at a fast clip, determined to finish the project on time.
  3. He ran towards the finish line at a fash clip, hoping to win the race.

time-to-market

Part of speech: Noun Phrase

Meaning: The length of time it takes to bring a product or service from conception to the point where it is available to customers. It encompasses the entire process, from initial design and development to manufacturing, distribution, and launch.

Examples:

  1. Our company is known for its rapid time-to-market, consistently bringing new products to the market before our competitors.
  2. The team focused on streamlining the development process to reduce the time-to-market for the new software.
  3. The company's success hinges on its ability to maintain a short time-to-market in the ever-evolving technology industry.

kickstart

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To give a sudden and energetic start to something.

Examples:

  1. The new marketing campaign kicked off the company's sales.
  2. The government's new policies are intended to kickstart the economy.
  3. A small donation can kickstart a new project.

pave the way

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Meaning: To make something easier or possible to happen in the future

Examples:

  1. The new research has paved the way for a breakthrough in cancer treatment.
  2. The recent economic reforms have paved the way for increased foreign investment.
  3. Her successful career paved the way for other women in the industry.

proverbial

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Relating to or characteristic of a proverb; widely known and often repeated. It can also mean "figurative" or "symbolic".

Examples:

  1. The proverbial needle in a haystack.
  2. He's the proverbial black sheep of the family.
  3. She faced her fear with proverbial courage.

procure

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To obtain or get something, especially by effort.

Examples:

  1. The company procured a large shipment of raw materials to meet the increased demand.
  2. The detective was tasked with procuring evidence to prove the suspect's guilt.
  3. After weeks of searching, the artist finally procured the rare antique painting he had been looking for.

jumpstart

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To give a sudden boost or impetus to something; to start something quickly and forcefully.

Examples:

  1. The new CEO's arrival jumpstarted the company's stagnant growth.
  2. The motivational speaker's speech jumpstarted the team's morale.
  3. A cup of strong coffee jumpstarted my morning routine.

outstrip

Part of speech: Verb

Synonyms: Surpass, exceed, outdo, outpace, overtake, outrun, eclipse, outdistance

Meaning: To surpass or exceed someone or something in speed, quantity, or quality

Examples:

  1. The young athelete outstripped all his competitors in the final race.
  2. The company's profits outstripped last year's figure by a significant margin.
  3. Her talent for writing outstripped her peers, earnings her recognition in the literary world.

versatility

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The ability to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.

Examples:

  1. The chef's versatility in the kitchen was impressive, effortlessly switching from delicate pastries to hearty stews.
  2. THe new software boasts impressive versatility, allowing users to customize it for a whole range of tasks.
  3. Her versatility as an actress was evident in her ability to portray both comedic and dramatic roles with equal skill.

velocity

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The speed of something in a given direction.

Examples:

  1. The car was travelling at a high velocity down thei highway.
  2. The bullet left the gun with an inciredible velocity.
  3. Scientists measure the velocity of a falling object to understand its motion.

insatiable

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Unable to be satisfied; constantly wanting more

Examples:

  1. His appetite for knowledge was insatiable, leading him to devour books at an astonishing rate.
  2. The company's insatiable greed for profit drove them to exploit their workers.
  3. The insatiable hunger of the growing city consumed the surrounding farmland.

an inflection point

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: A point at which a significant change in a trend or pattern occurs. It marks a shift from one state or direction to another.

Examples:

  1. The company experienced an inflection point when it launched its new product line, leading to a surge in sales and market share.
  2. The introduction of the internet marked an inflection point in communication, drastically changing how people connect and share information.
  3. The Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s was an inflection point in American society, leading to significant advancement in racial equality and social justice.

netback

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The amount of money remaining after deducting all expenses from the gross revenue of a sale or transaction. In simpler terms, It's the profit generated from a sale after accounting for all costs.

Examples:

  1. The company's netback on the oil sale was significantly lower this quarter due to increased transportation costs.
  2. The farmer's netback on the wheat harvest was impacted by the recent drought, which reducing the yield.
  3. The retailer's netback on the new product line was impressive, indicating strong customer demand and efficient operations.

on track

Part of speech: Adjective Phrase

Meaning: Progressing as planned or expected, making satisfactory progress towards goal.

Examples:

  1. Despite the recent setbacks, the project is still on track to be completed by the deadline.
  2. The students are on track to graduate with honors.
  3. The company is on track to reach its sales targets for the year.

be slated for

Part of speech: Verb phrase

Meaning: To be scheduled or planned for a particular time or purpose

Examples:

  1. The new movie is slated for release next month.
  2. The company's annual meeting is slated for the end of March.
  3. She is slated to give a presentation at the conference.

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alluring

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Attractive or tempting; enticing

Examples:

  1. The alluring aroma of freshly baked bread wafted from the bakery.
  2. The travel brochure featured alluring pictures of tropical beaches.
  3. The museum's alluring collection of ancient artifacts drew in visitors from around the world.

the promise of

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: This phrase conveys the idea of something anticipated or expected, often with a sense of hope or anticipation. It suggests a future possibility or benefit that is associated with something.

Examples:

  1. The promise of a better life drew many immigrants to the United States.
  2. The promise of a warm, sunny day kept us from staying indoors.
  3. The promise of a delicious meal made our mouths water.

chasm

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning:

  1. A deep, wide gorge or gap in the earth's surface.
  2. A profound difference of opinion or feeling.

Examples:

  1. The hikers stood at the edge of the chasm, gazing down into the dizzying depths.
  2. The chasm between their political views was vast and unbridgeable.
  3. A chasm of silence fell over the room after the anouncement.

in the early innings

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: This phrase refers to the beginning stages of something, particullarly in the context of a game, project or situation. It implies that the outcome is still uncertain and there is plenty of time for things to change.

Examples:

  1. The team was trailling in the early innings, but they rallied in the later stages to win the game.
  2. It's still in the early innings of the project, but we're already seeing some promising results.
  3. The relationship was rocky in the early innings, but they eventually found their footing and became a strong couple.

break free of

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Meaning: To escape from a situation or a controlling influence

Examples:

  1. After years of working for the same company, she finally decided to break free of her routine and start her own business.
  2. The prisoners planned to break free of their captors during the night.
  3. He felt trapped in his unhappy marriage and desperately wanted to break the free of the constraints it imposed.

proliferate

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To increase rapidly in number; to multiply or spread widely.

Examples:

  1. The rumors about the celebrity's secret marriage proliferated on social media.
  2. The invasive plant species proliferated in the garden, choking out the native flowers.
  3. After the rain, mushrooms proliferated on the forest floor.

in some regards

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: This phrase indicates that something is true or relevant in certain aspects or ways, but not necessarily in all aspects. It suggests a partial or limited agreement or prespective.

Examples:

  1. The new policy is a good idea in some regards, but it might create problems for small businesses.
  2. While I don't agree with everything he said, he makes some valid points in some regards.
  3. The movie was entertaining in some regards, but the plot was predictable.

It's noteworthy that

Part of speech: Phrase

Meaning: This phrase introduces a statement that is worthy of attention or notice. It emphasizes the importance or significance of the following information.

Examples:

  1. It's noteworthy that the company's profits have increased by 20% this year, despite the economic downturn.
  2. It's noteworthy that the artist's latest exhibition has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
  3. It's noteworthy that the research team has made a breakthrough in their search for a cure for the disease.

supremacy

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The state or condition of being superior to all others in power, authority, or status.

Examples:

  1. The Roman Empire's supremacy over the Mediterranean world was unquestioned for centuries.
  2. The company's supremacy in the market is due to its innovative products and efficient distribution network.
  3. The athelete's performance was a testament to his supremacy in the sport.

devote

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To give all or a large part of one's time or energy to a particular activity, cause, or person.

Examples:

  1. She devoted her life to helping the poor.
  2. He devoted several hours each day to practicing the piano.
  3. They devoted themselves to their studies, hoping to get into a good university.

deviate

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To depart from an established course, standard, or set of rules.

Examples:

  1. The hikers deviated from the trail, leading them into dangerous territory.
  2. The company deviated from its original business plan, expanding into new markets.
  3. The student's essay deviated significantly from the assigned topic.

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intimately

Part of speech: Adverb

Synonyms: closely, personally, familiarly, thoroughly, deeply, privately

Meaning:

  1. In a way that involves close personal relationships or private matters
  2. With great familiarity or detailed knowledge
  3. Very closely or thoroughly

Examples:

  1. They knew each other intimately, having grown up together.
  2. The author intimately describes the protagonist's inner thoughts and feelings.
  3. She was intimately involved in the planning of event, making sure every detail was perfect.
  4. As the lead researcher, she is intimately acquainted with every aspect of the project.

genuinely

Part of speech: Adverb

Meaning: In a sincere and honest way; truly

Examples:

  1. I genuinely appreciate your help.
  2. She genuinely believes she can win the competition.
  3. He was genuinely surprised by the news.

an immense amount of

Part of speech: Adjective phrase

Meaning: A very large quantity or number of something. It emphasizes the abundance and magnitude of something.

Examples:

  1. The museum housed an immense amount of historical artifacts, spanning centuries of human history.
  2. After the storm, an immense amount of debris littered the streets, making it difficult to navigate.
  3. The company experienced an immense amount of growth in the past year, doubling its revenue and expanding its workforce.

immense

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Extremely large or great in size, amount, or extent

Examples:

  1. The ocean is immense, stretching as far as eye can see.
  2. The company experienced immense growth in the last quarter, exceeding all expectations.
  3. She felt immense gratitude for the support she received from her friends.

stupendous

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Extremely impression in size or scope; awe-inspiring

Examples:

  1. The Grand Canyon is a stupendous natural wonder.
  2. The artist's latest exhibition was a stupendous success, drawing huge crowds.
  3. The company's profits were stupendous this year, exceeding all expectations.

max out

Part of speech: Verb (phrasal verb)

Meaning: To reach the maximum capacity or limit of something, often in terms of resources, effort, or potential.

Examples:

  1. I maxed out my credit card on my vacation.
  2. The company is trying to max out its production capacity to meet the high demand.
  3. The athlete maxed out his bench press at 300 pounds.

analogous

Part of speech: Ajective

Meaning: Similar or comparable in certain respects, typically in structure or function.

Examples:

  1. The human brain is often described as analogous to a computer.
  2. The artist's use of color in this painting is analogous to the way a musician uses notes in a melody.
  3. The situation in the Middle East is analogous to the Cold War in its complexity and potential for conflict.

stationary

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Not moving or not capable of moving; fixed in place

Examples:

  1. The stationary bike in the gym was being used by a man in a bright yellow shirt.
  2. The car was stationary at the red light, waiting for it to turn green.
  3. The stationary target was hit by all five arrows, demonstrating the archer's skill.

spatially

Part of speech: Adverb

Meaning: Relating to or occupying space

Examples:

  1. The museum exhibits were arranged spatially to guide visitors through different historical periods.
  2. The architect designed the building to be spatially efficient, maximizing the use of available space.
  3. The artist's work explored the relationship between the viewer and the artwork in a spatially interactive way.

run out of steam

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Meaning: To lose energy, enthusiasm, or momentum. It implies a gradual decline in ability to continue a task or activity.

Examples:

  1. I was really excited about the project at first, but I've run out of steam lately.
  2. The team was playing well in the first half, but they ran out of steam in the second.
  3. The negotiations were going well, but they run out of steam when the deadline approached.

captivated

Part of speech: Verb (past participle)

Meaning: To attract and hold the interest and attention of someone completely.

Examples:

  1. The audience was captivated by the speaker's passionate speech.
  2. She was captivated by the beauty of the sunset.
  3. The children were captivated by the magician's tricks.

bellwether

Part of speech: Noun

Meanings:

  • A leader or indicator, especially one that is the first to show a trend or change.
  • A sheep that leads the flock, often with a bell attached to its neck.

Examples:

  1. The company's new product launch is considered a bellwether for the industry's future.
  2. The stock market is often seen as a bellwether for the overall economy.
  3. The political party's candidate in this election is considered the bellwether for the national race.

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unparalleled

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Superior to all others; unmatched; unequaled.

Examples:

  1. The view from the mountaintop was unparalleled, offering breathtaking vistas in every direction.
  2. Her talent as a musician is unparralleled, captivating audiences with her virtuosity.
  3. The company's commitment to customer service is unparalleled, ensuring complete satisfaction.

lukewarm

Part of speech: Adjective

Meanings:

  • Moderately warm; neither hot nor cold.
  • Showing little enthusiasm or interest; tepid

Examples:

  1. The bathwater was lukewarm, not hot enough for a relaxing soak.
  2. The audience gave the comedian a lukewarm reception, with only a few chuckles here and there.
  3. The politician's campaign received lukewarm support from the public, with many voters remaining undecided.

bottom out

Part of speech: Verb (phrasal verb)

Meanings:

  • To reach the lowest point, physically or figuratively.
  • To decline to the lowest possible level, often after a period of decline.

Examples:

  1. The car bottomed out on the speed bump, making a loud clunking sound.
  2. The stock market bottomed out in March, and has been steadily rising since then.
  3. After weeks of feeling down, she finally bottomed out and decided to seek professional help.

meet for a beer

Part of speech: Phrase (verb phrase)

Meaning: To gather with someone or a group of people for the purpose of drinking beer, usually in a social setting. This phrase implies a casual and informal gathering.

Examples:

  1. After work, let's meet for a beer at the pub.
  2. We should meet for a beer sometime and catch up.
  3. I'm free tognight, want to meet for a beer and watch the game?

as time goes by

Part of speech: Prepositional Phrase

Meaning: This phrase expresses the passage of time, often used to indicate that things change or develop over time. It can also suggest a sense of nostalgia or reflection on the past.

Examples:

  1. As time goes by, the memories of that day become more vivid.
  2. The town has changed a lot as time goes by.
  3. As time goes by, I realize that I was wrong about many things.

fester

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning:

  • To become infected and inflamed, often with pus forming.
  • To become worse over time, especially a feeling of anger or resentment.

Examples:

  1. The cut on his leg began to fester after he ignored it for days.
  2. The argument festered in her mind for weeks, causing her to feel increasingly angry.
  3. The unresolved conflict between the two countries festered into a full-blown war.

sovereignty

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: Supreme power or authority, especially over a nation or state. It refers to the right of a state to govern itself without interference from other states.

Examples:

  1. The country declared its sovereignty after years of colonial rule.
  2. The treaty aimed to protect the sovereignty of smaller nations in the region.
  3. The debate over national sovereignty often centers on issues of immigration and trade.

strike a balance

Part of speech: Verb phrase

Meaning: To find a compromise or middle ground between two opposing ideas, needs, or desires.

Examples:

  1. It's important to strike a balance between work and personal life.
  2. The government is trying to strike a balance between economic growth and envrionmental protection.
  3. She struggled to strike a balance between her creative ambitions and her family responsibilities.

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falsify

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To make something false or inaccurate; to alter or forge something in order to deceive

Examples:

  1. The scientist was accused of falsifying his research data to support his theory.
  2. The suspect attempted to falsify his identity by using a fake passport.
  3. The government was found to have falsified the election results to maintain its power.

restraint

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning:

  • The act of controlling or limiting something, especially one's own emotions or actions.
  • A measure or condition that restricts or limits something

Examples:

  1. She showed remarkable restraint in the face of such provocation.
  2. The government imposed restraints on the sale of alcohol.
  3. The use of physical restraint should only be used as a last resort.

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soak up

Part of speech: Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Meaning: To absorb or take in something, usually liquid or information

Examples:

  1. After a long day at the beach, I love to soak up the sun.
  2. The sponge quickly soaked up the spilled milk on the kitchen floor.
  3. She spent the entire afternoon reading, soaking up the knowledge from the book.

make it even with

Part of speech: Phrase

Meaning: To ensure that something is fair or balanced; to adjust or correct something to be fair or equal.

Examples:

  1. Let's make it even with the amount of work we each have to do for this project.
  2. I'll buy you lunch to make it even with the favor you did for me last week.
  3. We need to make it even with the distribution of resources among all the team members.

lurk

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To lie in wait, to move furtively, to remain hidden or unnoticed.

Examples:

  1. The detective decided to lurk in the shadows, waiting for the suspect to appear.
  2. I always feel like someone is lurking around the corner when I walk home alone at night.
  3. Online trolls often lurk in chat rooms, waiting to cause trouble.

reconcile

Part of speech: verb

Meaning: To restore friendly relations between; to make compatible or consistent

Examples:

  1. After their argument, they needed to reconcile in order to move forward in their relationship.
  2. It can be difficult to reconcile your personal beliefs with the expectations of society.
  3. The couple sought counselling to help them reconcile their differences and save their marriage.

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buildout

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: A development project, typically a large-scale construction project or urban development plan.

Examples:

  1. The city council approved the buildout of a new shopping center on the outskirts of town.
  2. The company's buildout of a new office space included state-of-art technology and modern design elements.
  3. The buildout of residential area was met with some opposition from local residents concerned about increased traffic.

foray into

Part of speech: Verb phrase

Meaning: To make a brief and sudden incursion into an area or field that is not familiar or usual for someone.

Examples:

  1. After years of working in finance, she decided to foray into the world of entreprenuership.
  2. The artist made a foray into abstract painting, experimenting with bold colors and shapes.
  3. The company's foray into the international market was met with great success.

grudge

Part of speech: noun

Meaning: a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury

Examples:

  1. She held a grudge against her former friend for betraying her trust.
  2. Despite their efforts to reconcile, there was still a lingering grudge between the two siblings.
  3. Let go of your grudges and move forward with a positive mindset.

look into

Part of speech: Phrasal verb

Meaning: To investigate, examine, or consider something in detail

Examples:

  1. I need to look into the issue with our internet connection.
  2. The police are looking into the recent break-ins in the neighborhood.
  3. Let's look into booking a vacation rental for our trip.

an edge on

Part of speech: Idiom

Meaning: To have an advantage or superiority over someone or something.

Examples:

  1. With her years of experience, she definitely has an edge on the competition.
  2. His knowledge of technology gives him an edge on his peers.
  3. The team's strong defense gave them an edge on the opposing team.

in the light of

Part of speech: Prepositional phrase

Meaning: Considering, taking into account, in view of

Examples:

  1. In the light of recent events, we have decided to cancel the trip.
  2. In the light of the new information, the company may need to revise its strategy.
  3. In the light of the current economic situation, the government is implementing new policies.

on the grounds of / on xxx grounds

Part of speech: Preposition

Meaning: Used to indicate the basis or reason for something

Examples:

  1. The decision was made on the grounds of safety.
  2. She was expelled from school on the grounds of misconduct.
  3. He retired from the job on health grounds.

put the full force

Part of speech: Phrase

Meaning: To use all available power or effort to achieve a goal or complte a task.

Examples:

  1. The team put the full force into their final presentation to impress the judges.
  2. Despite the challenges, she decided to put the full force into her new business venture.
  3. The firefighters put the full force to extinguish the raging fire in the building.

advocate

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To publicly support or recommend a particular cause or policy

Examples:

  1. She advocates for equal rights for all individuals.
  2. The organization advocates for envrionmental protection and sustainability.
  3. He advocates for better access to healthcare for marginalized communities.

advocate

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.

Examples:

  1. She is a strong advocate for animal rights.
  2. The organization has been a vocal advodate for envrionmental protection.
  3. As an advocate for social justice, he fights for equality for all.

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imperative

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Expressing a command or request; necessary or urgent.

Examples:

  1. It is imperative that you finish your homework before going out to play.
  2. Following the saftety guidelines is imperative in order to prevent accidents.
  3. The doctor stressed the imperative need for regular exercise to maintain good health.

loophole

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: A way of avoiding a rule, restriction, or obligation, especially in a clever or dishonest way.

Examples:

  1. The company exploited a legal loophole to avoid paying taxes.
  2. She found a loophole in the contract that allowed her to terminate it early.
  3. The criminal was able to escape punishment by exploiting a loophole in the law.

referral

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The act of referring someone or something for consultation, review, or further action.

Examples:

  1. The doctor gave me a referral to see a specialist for my back pain.
  2. She received a referral from a friend for a reliable mechanic.
  3. The company offers a bonus for employee referrals that lead to successful hires.

notorious

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.

Examples:

  1. The notorious criminal had been on the run for years before finally being captured.
  2. The company was notorious for its poor treatment of employees.
  3. The hotel gained a notorious reputation for its lack of cleanliness and rude staff.

visionary

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Having the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom; characterised by original ideas or foresight.

Examples:

  1. Steve Jobs was a visionary leader who revolutionized the technology industry with his innovative products.
  2. The architect's visionary design for the new building impressed the clients with its creativity and functionality.
  3. The artist's visionary painting captured the essence of the natural world in a unique and capitivating way.

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stunted

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Stunted means to hinder the growth, development, or progress of something, typically in a physical or mental sense.

Examples:

  1. The lack of proper nutrition during childhood can lead to stunted growth in some individuals.
  2. The stunted economy failed to recover after the recession.
  3. The stunted tree struggled to grow in the rocky soil.

unbearable

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Not able to be endured or tolerated; extremely unpleasant or uncomfortable.

Examples:

  1. The heat in the room was unbearable, making it difficult to concentrate.
  2. The pain in her leg was so unbearable that she had to go to the hospital.
  3. The noise coming from the construction site was unbearable, disrupting the entire neighborhood.

amplify

Part of speech: Verb

Meaning: To make something louder, stronger, or more intense.

Examples:

  1. The microphone was used to amplify the singer's voice during the concert.
  2. The new speaker system will amplify the sound quality in the auditorium.
  3. The teacher asked the student to amplify their explanation with more details.

mentality

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The characteristic way of thinking of a person or group; mindset.

Examples:

  1. His mentality is focused on achieving success at any cost.
  2. The team's mentality helped them secure the championship.
  3. She has a positive mentality that allows her to overcome challenges.

overhaul

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: A thorough examination or a repair of something.

Examples:

  1. The car needed a complete overhaul after the accident.
  2. The company decided to do a major overhaul of its website to improve user experience.
  3. The old house required an extensive overhaul to make it livable again.

take for granted

Part of speech: Verb phrase

Meaning: To not appriciate or value something properly, often because it is always available or easily obtained.

Examples:

  1. I took for granted how much my parents do for me until I moved out on my own.
  2. Don't take your health for granted; make sure to take care of yourself.
  3. She took for granted that her friends would always be there for her, but they eventually drifted apart.