Intrepid – Vocabwagon

Intrepid

The meaning of the word Intrepid is to be fearless and adventurous.

The word Intrepid is an adjective.

Examples:

1. Peter’s intrepid nature made him the natural  choice amongst all for the post of the local sheriff in the thieving town of Lowdale.

2. Intrepid people often find that adventures come in search of them rather than their bold nature making them seek reckless excitement.

 

Hackneyed – Vocabwagon

Hackneyed

The meaning of the word Hackneyed is to be overused, unoriginal, vapid, trite or worn out.

The word hackneyed is an adjective.

Examples:

1. Roy lost the election because his hackneyed ideas could not match with the modern thought process of the young lawyer competing against him.

2. One of the suggestions given by a great writer was to avoid a hackneyed plot line and bring in fresh ideas.

 

 

Chicanery – Vocabwagon

Chicanery

The meaning of the word Chicanery is to attain one’s purpose using deceptive methods.

The word Chicanery is a noun.

Examples:

1. His rise as a tremendous power in the field of politics was mainly due to chicanery.

2. Put aside your tricks of chicanery and concentrate on dealing fairly with everyone.

Lackadaisical – Vocabwagon

Lackadaisical

The meaning of the word Lackadaisical is to be carelessly lazy and to lack enthusiasm and determination to do any work.

The word lackadaisical is an adjective.

Examples:

1. His lackadaisical attitude paved the way for his ruin.

2. Lackadaisical behaviour in a child must be corrected in early stages to help the child be active and responsible.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.