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Daily English Vocabulary By Dr. Gaurav Garg | Free PDF Download – Set 3

Daily English Vocabulary

Portmanteau
[Noun]
Meaning – A word whose form and meaning are derived from blending of two or more distinct forms.
Eg – smog (smoke + fog), brunch (breakfast + lunch).
Usage – “Podcast” is a portmanteau from iPod and broadcast.

Repertoire
[Noun]
Meaning – A stock of plays, dances, or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform an endless repertoire of summer clothes.
Usage – Arijit Singh has expanded his repertoire with new songs.
Synonyms – Inventory, pool Collection, amount.

Populism
[Noun]
Meaning – political ideas and activities that are intended to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want.
Usage – It is the politicians’ responsibility not to pander to populism, Was named the  Cambridge Dictionary’s 2017 word of the year.

Bloviate
[Verb]
Meaning – talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.
Usage – Media had apparently been bloviating about civilian casualties caused by military actions. Bloviation is speech or writing that is wordy, pompous, and generally empty of meaning.

Obstreperous
[Adjective]
Meaning – Noisy and difficult to control.
Usage– The obstreperous audience were asked to leave the
cricket stadium.
Synonyms – disorderly, unruly, discordant
Antonyms – Quiet, Calm, Subdued

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