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.