Advanced Vocabulary 5
1. BRUSQUE: Short, abrupt, dismissive
- Your brusque manner often offends your friends.
- Because of his brusque manner he often finds himself in problems.
- His manner is usually brusque and sometimes overbearing.
- Sometimes we all have brusque thoughts in our mind.
- That teacher is always brusque with his students.
2. CALLOUS: Harsh, cold, unfeeling
- The murderer’s callous lack of remorse shocked the jury.
- Nobody should be callous with children as they don’t hurt anyone intentionally.
- The ring master of the circus is callous towards everyone except the lion.
- If you encounter a lot of people who need help from you. It’s only human to become callous.
- When I invited her for a movie – her response was callous.
3. ABHOR: To hate, detest
- Because of all the injuries he got while boxing, he started to abhor it.
- Don’t promote abhorrence amongst kids, teach them important values like peace, love and integrity.
- I abhor those people who don’t treat their girl child in a good way.
- Killing of a girl embryo in womb is an abhorrent crime.
- I abhor terrorism.
4. APPEASE: To calm, satisfy
- When children cry, their mothers give them chocolates to appease them.
- Our client was appeased with the work we did on the project.
- My boss is appeased when I give him all the details on a new case in order.
- He had to feed a bone to the dog to appease him after he left him alone at home yesterday.
- Seema a heavenly beauty can appease anyone with her arresting smile.
5. SUCCINCT: Concise, terse, pithy
- Can someone please give me a succinct summary of what not to do?
- Yesterday I shared only succinct details of my work with the manager.
- I share my personal information succinctly with my best friends only.
- He delivered a succinct and a to the point presentation.
- The lawyer advised their clients to be succinct in their response.
6. TREPIDATION: Fear
- I entered the interviewers room with slight trepidation.
- We waited for her exam results with trepidation.
- I gave my first public speech with nervousness and trepidation.
- You need to remove any trepidation that you might have.
- It’s only natural to feel trepidation before a big event in your life.
7. UNRULY: Disobedient
- Unruly behaviour is not acceptable in my school.
- People with unruly behaviour can’t stand anywhere in the world.
- Due to his unruly behaviour Manu will never get back in shape.
- I received a complaint about your unruly behaviour.
- To achieve success you have to be disciplined and leave your unruly behaviour.
8. SAGACIOUS: Sage like, wise
- Its a sagacious idea to improve your vocabulary.
- While there were difficult questions but Raj gave all the answers sagaciously.
- This is the time to be sagacious and wait for the right time.
- It’s sagacious to help the poor and homeless.
- I agree that replacing old ways of teaching with online classes is good because it saves our time and money.
9. ALTRUISTIC: Unselfish, generous, concerned about the well being of others.
- Mother Teresa was altruistic in the true sense of the word.
- It was altruistic of Gautam Buddha to leave his kingdom and devote his life in helping others.
- A dog is considered to be an altruistic animal because of his loyalty.
- If you want to be happy in life then you need to help others and be altruistic.
- He is so altruistic that he gives half of his earnings as charity.
10. AFFABLE: Friendly, personable, easy to get along with.
- Companies these days are looking for affable executives so that they can get along with the clients well.
- I found your parents affable and interesting unlike you told me.
- We have to be affable in order to grow our social circle.
- To increase the efficiency in office you need to train the employees to be affable.
- My affable nature helps me to reduce stress and to be happy even in the worst situations.