Words to Learn, Part 4


After a brief break, we resume our series on useful words posted by Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster. 

💁🏻 Here are example sentences for each word:

  • The new rule will increase the minimum spending threshold from $50 to $200. 💸
  • Everyone on the court sensed the animus between the lifelong rivals. ⛹🏿
  • Spending six hours with my loquacious nephew 👦🏻💬💬💬 left me with a massive headache.
  • The English professor pointed out the sense of cynicism that pervades the author’s novels. 📚
  • In the dystopian novel, the people were brainwashed into believe in political and historical doublethink.
  • Henry’s favorite estival activity is having a picnic on the beach. 🏖
  • The billionaire’s sui generis furniture—each piece commissioned for himself—reflected his preference for unconventional designs and materials. 🛋
  • Nan expostulated about the new proposed law that would ban coffee shops from providing free Wi-Fi. 👩🏻‍💻☕️

Words to Learn, Part 3

Last time, we provided practical words to learn from Elite Educational Institute’s vocabulary flash cards. This time, we want to highlight practical words from Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day series. Although many of their words are either rare or archaic (e.g., catercorner), just as many are useful for test prep and advanced writing.

💁🏻 You’re probably going to ask for it, so here are example sentences for each word:

  • The student’s incoherent speech earned low scores during the competition.
  • The esteemed economist’s every statement was given oracular significance. 🔮
  • The king 🤴🏻 suddenly announced that he would abdicate and called for a special election to choose his successor.
  • The newspaper’s unabashed support of the president’s racist policies outraged many readers. 📰😠
  • Aluminum is the second most malleable metal.
  • The comedian’s acerbic wit makes his political satire particularly effective.