Sunday, 26 December 2010

English Vocabulary - SPM - Bombastic Words

okay , soo i've listed some of useful words FOR ME ! ... if you have some other words that you think
please do comment ! i'll add those to this article

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PSEUDO- = not genuine ; False or pretended
eg, pseudo-intelectual

DUBIOUS = 1-doubtful
eg, I was rather dubious about the whole idea.
eg, They indulged in some highly dubious business practices to obtain their current position in the market.
3-that you cannot be sure about; that is probably not good
eg, They consider the plan to be of dubious benefit to most families. || She had the dubious honour of being the last woman to be hanged in England (= it was not an honour at all).

LETHARGY = the state of not having any energy or enthusiasm for doing things ; listlessness ; inertia
eg, The report criticizes the lethargy shown by employers when it comes to job creation. || i'm feeling lethargic

ARCANE = secret and mysterious and therefore difficult to understand
eg, her arcane lecture makes lily confused

SEETHE = 1-to be extremely angry about something but try not to show other people how angry you are
eg, She seethed silently in the corner || He marched off, seething with frustration. || Inwardly he was seething at this challenge to his authority.
2-to move around quickly and violently
eg, The grey ocean seethed beneath them.
3-seethe (with something) (formal) (of a place)
eg, the resort is seething with tourists all year round.

SCOWL = to look at somebody/something in an angry or annoyed way
eg ,The receptionist scowled at me.

APPREHENSION = worry or fear that something unpleasant may happen ; anxiety
eg, They shivered with apprehension

SARCASM = a way of using words that are the opposite of what you mean in order to be unpleasant to somebody or to make fun of them
eg, ‘That will be useful,’ she snapped with heavy sarcasm = actually she really thought it would not be useful at all) || a hint/touch/trace of sarcasm in his voice

COVERT = secret or hidden, making it difficult to notice
eg, He stole a covert glance at her across the table.

MIASMA = a mass of air that is dirty and smells unpleasant
eg, the cloying miasma of alcoholic beverages

ORGY = an extreme amount of a particular activity
eg, The rebels went on an orgy of killing. || an orgy of spending

HITHERTO = until now; until the particular time you are talking about
eg, Her life hitherto had been devoid of adventure. || a hitherto unknown species of butterfly

DEMEANOUR = the way that somebody looks or behaves
eg, He maintained a professional demeanour

IMMACULATE = 1- Spotless ; extremely clean and tidy
eg, The property is in immaculate condition.
2-Perfect ; containing no mistakes
eg, His sense of timing was immaculate

INTACT = Undamaged ; complete and not damaged
eg, Most of the house remains intact even after two hundred years || He emerged from the trial with his reputation intact.

That's all for now ... hopefully you found this beneficial ...

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  1. Assalam . Saya minta izin untuk catat ya entry anda ini . Terima kasih atas informasi yang berguna ini . :)

  2. Too little. Pls try to dd more words. Thank you :)

  3. Thank you.. useful! =)


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