Advanced Vocabulary 9
1. SPORADIC: Occurring at irregular intervals.
- Because Sam’s effort at school is only sporadic his grades tend to be erratic.
- A successful life is made of sporadic failures and successes.
- You should try to control your sporadic mood swings.
- If you work sporadically then your clients will lose their trust in you, they should be able to depend on you.
- His sporadic visits often troubled her family.
2. ADROIT: Skillful, adept
- People in India are adroit at learning languages.
- A trainer has to be adroit at not just the subject at hand but also at training.
- People who are adroit at English are those who speak it regularly..
- Don’t argue with him. he has an eloquent and adroit tongue.
- An adroit person learns how to manage his time well.
3. RESPLENDENT: Glorious, radiant, beautiful
- A peacock’s tail is both splendid and resplendent.
- She looked resplendent in the red dress.
- His resplendent personality is effective in alluring people towards him.
- The way she speaks makes her look even more resplendent.
The pictures from her new photoshoot are resplendent.
4. AMEND: To change, revise or fix
- If you want to mend the constitution you must amend it with an amendment.
- New situations require you to amend your policies.
- Scientific theories are not always correct, scientists amend them all the time.
- The MP’s amended the new bill to make it more practical.
- Can I amend my order to a higher quantity.
5. AMASS: To gather, accumulate
- Arnold was able to amass a huge mass of muscles.
- Great wealth is amassed over a long period of time.
- The lawyers amassed a lot of evidence against me.
- I have amassed a huge number of books in my library.
- He is the greatest stamp collector, he has amassed stamps from all over the world.
6. RETROACTIVE: Active to a point in the past
- The retroactive laws are a joke as they undermine the system of law.
- Indian parliament passed a retroactive law which was later abolished.
- We do not accept retroactive applications in our office.
- The retroactive pricing on oil is just another way to make money.
7. SKEPTICAL: Tending to doubt
- A skeptic is a skeptical person who indulges in skepticism.
- When I am skeptical about implementing a new idea, I always follow my instinct.
- Don’t be skeptical about this, make up your mind quickly and give it a try.
- Although I liked his plan, I was skeptical about his intention
- I was skeptical in the beginning, but now I am sure.
8. SERVILE: Like a servant, submissive
- Some servants are quite servile.
- Field work is usually performed by a servile class.
- Being servile is in the nature of week sections of the society.
- He was poor, uneducated, hungry and tired, but not servile.
- The kings of Europe often turned servile when facing the victorious kings after the war.
9. AMIABLE: Friendly, personable
- Ami is able to be friends with everyone because she is amiable.
- Being amiable is a very good quality. It will make you a subject of adulation.
- I noticed that people in villages are more amiable than in cities.
- When you are amiable and friendly with others they respond in kind.
- There is no need to be so amiable with strangers.
10. RETICENT: Quiet
- A person who is shy, retiring, and disinclined to put his two cents on a topic is considered reticent.
- If you will be reticent in the interviews, it will be hard for you to get a job.
- She has a strange effect on me. When she is with me I become so reticent it becomes hard for me to express myself.
- The minister is reticent on the subject of price rise.
- As usual, the reticent lawyer lost the case. He just couldn’t speak in front of the judge.