Advanced Vocabulary 4

1. EGREGIOUS: Outstandingly bad, shocking.

  • Where did you get this egregious dress from?
  • Don’t show your egregious attitude in a public place.
  • We were all shocked by his egregious outburst at the party.
  • Rahul is an egregious politician.
  • I am so tired tonight. I had an egregious day today.

2. INCORRIGIBLE: Not able to be changed or reformed.

  • He has an incorrigible habit of interrupting you when you are saying something.
  • Our political system is incorrigible.
  • Due to her incorrigible habit of working for long hours, she got sick.
  • His incorrigible habit of procrastination made him loose in olympiad.
  • If we develop good incorrigible habits nothing can stop us from being an outstanding success.

3. ABERRATION: Something that differs from the norm.

  • His failure was an aberration as he usually wins all the games.
  • My waking up early today will not turn out to be an aberration as I intend to keep this habit.
  • The aberration of the camera lens can be corrected.
  • Her astounding success in the exams turned out to be an aberration.
  • I decided to join this company in the moment of mental aberration.

4. CAJOLE: To urge, coax

  • Her friends cajoled her into drinking too much.
  • I have to cajole my manager to get a leave from office.
  • Sometimes parents have to cajole their children to go to school.
  • Politicians try a lot of things to cajole the voters during the election.
  • You can easily cajole a small child with candies and toys.

5. DILIGENT: Showing care in doing one’s work.

  • The diligent researcher made sure to double check her measurements.
  • I work diligently when I am at office.
  • My teacher was diligent in helping me improve my communication skills.
  • He is diligent in the performance of his duties.
  • To get the best results, you need to be disciplined and diligent.


6. ELOQUENT: Expressive, articulate, moving

  • The chief guest gave such an eloquent speech that everybody got emotional.
  • He wins all the arguments because he is an eloquent speaker.
  • It’s important to have a good vocabulary if you want to be an eloquent speaker.
  • Abraham Lincoln is known for his eloquent speeches.
  • Yesterday, our manager gave an eloquent speech in the team meet.  

7. EMBEZZLE: To steal money by falsifying records.

  • They embezzle money whenever they get a chance.
  • Some people don’t pay the taxes and embezzle money by falsifying the records.
  • Politicians embezzle a lot of money from the public funds.
  • The corrupt broker was sent to jail for embezzlement.
  • He embezzled funds from the company in order to pay his debts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

8. FLABBERGASTED: Astounded

  • I was flabbergasted when I heard the news.
  • I was flabbergasted when the election results came out and BJP won with a majority.
  • I was flabbergasted when I heard that I’d be meeting the famous actor.
  • Ravi flabbergasted everyone with his mesmerizing dance performance.
  • Everyone was flabbergasted when we saw her after such a long time.

9. DEBASE: To lower the quality or esteem of something.

  • The large raise that he gave himself debased his motives for running the charity.
  • Corruption during the commonwealth games debased the prestige of India.
  • The lack of preparation debased his training.
  • The use of plastic debased the environment.
  • Avoid debasing your reputation by lying about small and unimportant things.

10. DERIDE: To laugh at mockingly; to scorn

  • The native speaker often derided the other teacher’s accent.
  • The media derided the new party but were forced to eat their words when they won the election.
  • My father always likes to deride expensive programmes.
  • A new idea is always derided before it becomes popular.
  • Some may deride conventional cricket to be too slow.