English Words#

  • Trite - lacking orginality or freshness; overuse
  • sophism - clever but false argument used to deceive
  • demagogue - political leader who seeks to govern by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than rational argument
  • dispensation - exception to rule or usual requirement
  • consternation - anxiety and dismay at something unexpected
  • conceited - excessively proud of oneself
  • omniscient - knowing everything
  • auspicious - favourable, conducive to success
  • surreptitiously - in a way that attempts to avoid attention or notice
  • mnemonic - system such as a pattern of letters or associations to assist in remembering something
  • Altruism - disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others
  • Amortize - gradually write off / reduce / pay off the intial cost of an asset with regular payments (intangible asset)
  • dogmatic - inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true
  • chicanery - the use of deception and subterfuge to achieve one’s goal
  • nadir - the lowest or most unsuccessful point
  • parochialism - a limited or narrow outlook, focused on the local area
  • Laissez-faire - economic theory that opposes government involvement in business - a key part of freemarket capitalism.
  • pernicious - having a harmful effect in a subtle way
  • orthogonol - statisticly independent
  • repeal - revoke or annul
  • sophistry - clever but flase argument with the intent to deceive
  • ostensibly - appears or stated to be true, though not necessarily so
  • equanimity - calmness and composure
  • acquiescence - reluctant acceptance without protest
  • parochial - having a narrow outlook or scope
  • salubrious - pleasant place (not run down)
  • gregarious - fond of company, sociable
  • despoliation - destruction, ravaging
  • unobtrusive - inconspicuous - not attrating attention
  • effluent - liquid waste discharged into a river or sea
  • imbued - inspire or permeate (feeling or quality)
  • nebulous - in the form of a cloud - hazy
  • wan - pale - impression of illness or fatigue