Build your Vocabulary-3

Build your Vocabulary-3

  1. warble sing or play with trills
    And maybe doing just a little bit of wistful warbling, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down . . . “Seattle Times (Jun 1, 2016)

  2. minute infinitely or immeasurably small
    Corkin knew Henry intimately, spending decades gathering the most minute details of his strengths and his deficits.New York Times (Aug 3, 2016)

  3. accord a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    International monitors have recently raised the alarm about both sides violating peace accords by using heavy weaponry that was supposed to have been withdrawn.Seattle Times (Aug 3, 2016)

  4. evident clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    “It is not their presence which is troubling but the danger, which is now more evident than before,” he said.New York Times (Jul 25, 2016)

  5. fraught marked by distress
    But the conductor generates a sense of calm that permeates the room, no matter how fraught he might be feeling.BBC (Jul 28, 2016)

  6. intend have in mind as a purpose
    “Because of its intended use, fenders will get damaged and sometimes do fall off the walls and subsequently are replaced.”New York Times (Jul 30, 2016)

  7. conceit an artistic device or effect
    The conceit visually articulates a metaphor: Despite conviction and courage, the play’s characters are foundering for lack of empathy.Washington Post (Jul 13, 2016)

  8. equable not varying
    "What happens is, I'm pretty equable and pretty much the same most of the time," he says with a shrug.The Guardian (May 30, 2014)

  9. pastoral devoted to raising sheep or cattle
    Increased construction of wind turbines and solar panels and transmission lines will turn pastoral areas into an extended substation.Wall Street Journal (Dec 4, 2015)

  10. disapprobation pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
    The social disapprobation against being rude and demeaning completely enrages them.

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