Advanced Vocabulary 3
1. TACITURN: Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
- After such gatherings she would be taciturn and morose.
- My boss is taciturn in nature. I don’t know if that’s how he is at home also.
- When I was a young boy I was quite taciturn in front of strangers.
- Come on now. Don’t be so taciturn. Tell us about what you think.
- She is taciturn with everyone in office except her team members.
2. UNEQUIVOCAL: Leaving no doubt; unambiguous.
- This book is full of unequivocal examples.
- His speech was not only eloquent but also unequivocal. I am impressed.
- Thank you for being so unequivocal. Your thoughts have inspired all of us.
- We try to give unequivocal examples to make sure that everyone understands them well.
- That leader is unequivocal in expressing his contempt towards corruption.
3. ICONOCLASTIC: Criticizing or attacking cherished beliefs or institutions.
- You cannot be truthful without being a little iconoclastic.
- There are many iconoclastic film makers and their films push the boundaries with the questions they raise.
- When you become iconoclastic you risk being criticized by most of the people.
- They only say that they are modern and iconoclastic because their actions are orthodox.
- Most of the great people in the world have been iconoclastic in their respective field.
4. TYRO: A beginner at learning something; novice
- This boy is skilled at guitar but at his age he is still a tyro.
- When you start learning something, you are a tyro at beginning but you become skilled after some time.
- I was scared of public speaking I was a tyro but not anymore.
- By reading books you can turn yourself from a tyro into a knowledgeable person.
- Right now you are a tyro but with proper training you will become experts.
5. CAVALIER: Showing haughty disregard.
- He had a cavalier attitude towards his fans.
- He is an awesome person if he can control his cavalier behaviour.
- What are you feeling so cavalier about?
- These are nice people, plz don’t be cavalier with them.
- I was irritated by her cavalier attitude.
6. ANOMALOUS: Abnormal, freakish, not normal or standard.
- Her anomalous behaviour was noticed by everyone.
- What’s the reason behind superman’s anomalous strength.
- People were full of anomalous energy at the game last night.
- Pride teaches you English with an anomalous speed.
- She was wearing an anomalous dress at the party.
7. POSTHUMOUS: Occurring after the death of the originator.
- Writers and poets usually become more popular posthumous.
- Sometimes some people write some books but they are published only after their death. These are called posthumous books.
- His wife gave birth to a posthumous child.
- Only two people have received the nobel prize posthumous.
- Heath Ledger received numerous posthumous awards for his performance in the movie “The Dark Knight”.
8. GREGARIOUS: Fond of company, Sociable.
- Gregarious people are most dependable and trustworthy.
- A wolf is a gregarious animal. It likes to live in a pack.
- As a child she was gregarious, but became solitary as she grew up.
- Dolphins are gregarious. You can see a large herd following ships often.
- Indians are thought to be gregarious and happy.
9. PHLEGMATIC: Having an unemotional and calm disposition.
- Not all laconic people are phlegmatic.
- That trainer is almost phlegmatic in life but the moment he starts a presentation he transforms.
- She is a woman of phlegmatic temperament.
- The prisoner looks phlegmatic but I won’t go near him.
- There is a particular calm and this forest looks phlegmatic.
10. INVETERATE: Having a particular habit, activity or interest that is long established and unlikely to change.
- That boy is an inveterate thief.
- As a child I developed an inveterate habit of reading.
- He started playing golf in his free time and now he is an inveterate golfer.
- She will never quit – she is an inveterate smoker.
- I have an inveterate habit of brushing my teeth before I go to bed.