Tepid – Vocabwagon

Tepid

 

The meaning of the word Tepid is to show little enthusiasm or interest.

The word Tepid is an adjective.

Examples:

1. The public response towards the Metro Rail project was tepid, owing to the poor workmanship of the stations.

2. The boy’s tepid reply to the interviewer’s questions made the interviewer cross.

Cut and run – Idiom Thaatha

Cut and run

The meaning of the idiom to cut and run is to make a sudden escape.

Examples:

1. Being brought up by weak willed parents, Jerry often resorts to the cut and run method instead of facing his problems.

2. The gorilla warfare is based mostly on cut and run system.

Dutch Courage – Idiom Thaatha

Dutch courage

The meaning of the idiom Dutch Courage is the courage or confidence that people acquire by consuming liquor before attempting any courageous deeds.

Examples:

1. The tailor trembled when he heard his wife relate the previous day’s events, during which, he had, with dutch courage, insulted the chief of the village in front of the people.

2. That Larson had been bursting with dutch courage in the last year’s fair was evident by the meek ways in which he avoided confrontation with anyone and everyone.

Amorphous – Vocabwagon

Amorphous

The meaning of the word Amorphous is to be shapeless, formless or unstructured.

The word Amorphous is an adjective.

Examples:

1. The expensive car was reduced to an amorphous metal ball, after two wild elephants battered the vehicle.

2. The state body building champion is a far cry from the amorphous boy that he was five years ago.

Pageantry – Vocabwagon

Pageantry

 

The meaning of the word Pageantry is to show an excessive or elaborate display of anything in a ceremony.

The word Pageantry is a noun.

Examples:

1. The King’s pageantry at the parade made people question the credibility of their taxes being used wisely.

2. The pageantry of the nobles further infuriated the poor folk who often had a single set of clothing to ward off the bitter winter.

 

A cloud on the horizon – Idiom Thaatha

A cloud on the horizon

The meaning of the idiom a cloud on the horizon is to denote a threat or to indicate an impending trouble.

Examples:

1. No one’s life, however glorious it might be, would be without a cloud on the horizon.

2. The rider did not realize that the unusual noise from his vehicle was a cloud on the horizon.

 

Humongous – Vocabwagon

Humongous

The meaning of the word Humongous is large, huge or enormous.

The word Humongous is an adjective.

Examples:

1. The crowd was stunned by the humongous truck that careened off the corner, making people run for safety.

2. The humongous air craft carrier was the center of attraction, drawing people by its sheer size.

Innocuous – Vocabwagon

Innocuous

 

The meaning of the word Innocuous is to be harmless or innocent.

The word Innocuous is an adjective.

Examples:

  1. Children’s innocuous questions often startle elders and instill wisdom in the minds of the old.
  2. The innocuous writer never imagined the rift her story would create.

No half measures – Idiom Thaatha

No half measures

The meaning of the idiom No half measures is to have no compromise in any situation and to show no behaviour or performance that is not the best.

Examples:

  1. If we are to go into business this time, there are to be no half measures. We go in with all our resources.
  2. You’d better watch out if you have any disagreement with our boss. No half measures from her.

Insinuation – Vocabwagon

Insinuation

The meaning of the word Insinuation is to suggest or to hint something bad about someone or something in an indirect or unpleasant way.

The word Insinuation is a noun. Insinuation also takes the form of an adjective and an adverb.

Noun – Insinuation

Example:

  1. The emperor was blind to the insinuations created by his Finance Minister.

Verb – Insinuate

Example:

  1. He insinuated that most people in this industry were immoral.

Adjective – Insinuating

  1. His uncouth, insinuating laughter makes me irate.