by Nita Kulkarni
In school, we are forced to learn vocab words through our vocabulary books. I’m sure you have asked yourself at least once, “Why do we have to learn these?” The answer is: to increase your vocabulary and knowledge. Well, here are a few words to make you sound smarter and seem like yo have studied those vocab books front and back.
Example: The argument ended in acrimony.
Definition: an act of being bold intended to impress someone or intimidate
Example: As we ventured through the cave there were false bravados, but everyone was actually terrified.
3) ennui. Pronounced “änˈwē”
Example: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.
Definition: enthusiastic vigor or liveliness
Example: He made it his business to know all the celebrities and collectors by name, and he handled crowds with the elan of a diplomat.
Definition: excessively sweet or sentimental
Example: The creek is flanked on both sides by wide expanses of cloying brown mud。
Definition: look at with amorous intentions
Example: They mill round the port and potter round the streets; they ogle the multi-million dollar yachts trying to recognize the people on board。
Definition: the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening
Example: What worries me more is the prospect of our slang and usage falling into oblivion as a direct result of neglect.
8) quid pro quo
Definition: this for that
Example: Delivering nasty gossip about your brother is the quid pro quo for learning what a pig your cousin is.
Definition: unaffected by pleasure or pain
Example: His extraordinary, stoic bravery earned him unconditional tributary awe from the Establishment.
Definition: having a sophisticated charm
Example: Neal Caffrey’s suave ways help him charm his way into getting what he wants. #WhiteCollar