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Soigné – Vocabwagon

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The word Soigné is an adjective.

Examples

  1. The Soigné dressing sense of Mr. Thomas Brown, our physical director, always puts us in awe.

  2. His Soigné English guests were the admiration of all in the party.

 

Martinet – Vocabwagon

Martinet

The word Martinet is a noun.

Examples

  1. Our warden is a martinet disliked and feared by all the hostel inmates.

  2. One of my brother’s teachers was a martinet because of whom my brother developed a hatred towards mathematics.

 

Amenable – Vocabwagon

Amenable

The word Amenable can be used as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.

Noun – Amenability

Example

  1. The amenability of the children in this orphanage helped his evil desires take root.

Adjective – Amenable

Example

  1. Although directors are generally considered rude, this young director’s amenable gestures have brought in a fresh outlook.

Adverb – Amenably

Example

  1. My brother chats so amenably with girls that his wife is ever on the alert.

Calumny – Vocabwagon

Calumny

The word Calumny can be used as a noun, a verb and an adjective.

Noun – Calumny

Example

  1. I would never ever commit the sin of calumny.

Verb – Calumnying, calumnied

Examples

  1. She has been calumnying her boss for such a long time that people have started  believing the false statements.

  2. He said that his anger stemmed from the fact that he was calumnied incessantly by his colleagues.

Adjective – Calumnious

Example

  1. She has the ability to make calumnious statements sound harmless.

Fortune never comes single

Fortune

Misfortune never comes single, so they say… what of fortune? I for once had an overdose of fortune for a day. I got up late for college, missed the college bus and was in a predicament – to use the city bus to reach college, bunk college or to use one of my bikes to reach college. If I used the city bus (I had to use three buses), which I obviously detested and still loathe, I would yet be late for college anyways losing almost 500 bucks as loss of pay. If I bunked college, I would lose almost 1000 rupees as loss of pay, which naturally was and is not to my liking at all. What of my motorcycles then, one might as well as ask… Well… one of my motorcycles had not cleared the FC inspection and had no papers certifying it to be used on road. I did not want to take any risks with the law enforcers by using that. The other motorcycle was the mighty Yamaha RD350, which munches miles like it is made to do only that and drinks petrol like a Viking consuming ale. If I used that beast I would have to shell out 500 rupees at the least, for the mileage it offered was around fourteen kilometres per litre. Such was my situation. I finally rolled the mammoth out, perched upon it forlornly and rode it like the devil was after me. Boy! Did it fly! It set the road on fire. Thirty minutes to cover forty kilometres in mediocre traffic. Not bad for the leviathan!!! I reached on time. Fortune number one. I got a call from one of my brothers asking me to pick him up from the airport at five. He did not want to take a taxi and waste money. The luggage he had, required the assistance of two people, courtesy my youngest bro and I. I had the beast with me. The other motorcycle, the one we call the pooch, the one without papers, was at home with the youngest brother. He was a rookie. The bike was mighty powerful. Did not want him to feed the filth on the way to ride that motorcycle, because a lot were standing to collect whatever they might find to fill their uniformed garbage cans from unwary motorists and poor truck drivers, bringing defamy to the glorious image of India. I had no other option. The rookie was asked to come – slow and careful. I reached on time, followed by the kid, grinning like a Cheshire cat because he had come unscathed. We reached home safe. Fortune number two. The beast had actually softened and given a mileage of around 20 kmpl!!!A miracle. Fortune number three.

Extant – Vocabwagon

Extant

 

Extant

The word Extant is an adjective

Example

  1. The extant buildings after the bombings were too scarred and broken down to be occupied.

  2. Of the remaining fish in the large pool, none is extant that is healthy.

 

Prevaricate – vocabwagon

Prevaricate

The word ‘Prevaricate‘ can be used as a verb and a noun.

Verb – Prevaricate

Example

  1. When the lawyer questioned the accused about the latter’s whereabouts the previous night, the accused seemed to prevaricate.

Noun – Prevarication/Prevaricator

Examples

  1. The people are sick of the prevarication of the politicians.

  2. Our ancestors were not afraid to speak out the truth; they would be saddened to see the prevaricators that we have become in the passing of time.

Restive – Vocabwagon

Restive

 

Restive

The word restive is an adjective.

Examples:

  1. The delay of the train made the waiting passengers restive.

  2. The restive nature of the dog makes it unfit for being trained as a sniffer dog.

Maladroit – vocabwagon

 

 

 

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Maladroit

The word maladroit can be used as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.

Examples:

Noun – Maladroitness

  1. The minister’s maladroitness in his financial dealings led to his ruin.

Verb – Maladroitly

  1. The athlete’s maladroitly acquired technique resulted in the mediocre outcome of the competition.

Adjective – Maladroit

  1. The maladroit policies of the king earned the disrespect of the people.

posterity – vocabwagon

Posterity

Posterity  (Noun)

Meaning

  1.  all of a person’s descendants

  2.  all succeeding generations

 

Usage

  1. The names of the winners are cast into a golden tablet for posterity.

  2. The writers of this age will be legends for posterity.