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Daily Word List – 19th June 2018 Meaning, Pronunciation | Free PDF

ingenious [ in-JEEN-yuh’ s ]
[adjective]
MEANING:
1. characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
2. cleverly inventive or resourceful

USAGE EXAMPLE 1:
The ingenious twists and turns in the film kept the audience thoroughly engrossed.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2:
While there appears to be a greater awareness that timeshare scams exist, fraudsters are devising increasingly ingenious schemes to combat this growing awareness.

 

cerebration [ SER-uh-brey-shuh’n ]
[noun,intransitive verb]
MEANING:
1. (intr.v.) to use the power of reason, think or think about
2. (n.) the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

USAGE EXAMPLE 1:
He often cerebrated but like any one else he was also at the mercy of his own fanciful whims.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2:
The country is simply so much better at celebration than cerebration.]

 

consternation [ kon-ster-NEY-shuh’ n ]
[noun]
MEANING:
bewilderment, dismay or amazement

USAGE EXAMPLE 1:
She won the award much to their consternation.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2:
The murder of Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh arouses consternation at home and abroad, and there is interest in the composition of the new European Commission after the withdrawal of another controversial nominee.

 

mangle [ MANG-guh’l ]
[noun,transitive verb]
MEANING:
1. (tr. v.) to severely injure or destroy
2. (tr. v.) to spoil or ruin
3. (n.) a machine for pressing clothes

USAGE EXAMPLE 1:
The body of the driver was mangled in the crash.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2:
The sight of burning cars, scattered debris and mangled corpses once again littering Haifa Street in the aftermath of Sunday’s twin car-bombings will serve as an uncomfortable reminder of the past for many Iraqis.

 

abominable [ uh’-BOM-uh’-nuh’-buh’l ]
[adjective]
MEANING:
1. detestable or loathsome
2. very unpleasant, hateful or disagreeable

USAGE EXAMPLE 1:
They complained in vain about the abominable living conditions at the refugee camp.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2:
Darwin struggled with the book, which he called “my abominable volume” and said that it “has cost me so much labor that I almost hate it.”

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