Words & Their Meaning - Improving Vocabulary

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    I'm starting this thread for adding new words and their definitions, in an effort to help me improve my vocabulary. Please feel free to reply with your own words and their meanings.

    Imponderable
    Something that cannot be estimated or calculated, because it is unknown.
     
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    Bellicose
    inclined or eager to fight

    Furor
    an interest followed with an exaggerated zeal
     
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    Thanks Entré. "Furor" is the US spelling, the UK English spelling is "Furore" and it can also mean a sudden and angry reaction by a lot of people.
     
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    is it similar to Fuhrer?

    Anyways, here's mine:

    Boondock
    The word came from the Filipino word bundok which means mountain.

    Imedific
    A word coined after former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos to mean ostentatious extravagance.
     
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    GekiDan, Führer is the German word for leader. "Furore" is different and generally refers to an outburst or protest by the public.
     
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    Ok Fergal. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    You're welcome GekiDan.

    Obviate
    To remove a difficulty or problem, so that it is no longer necessary to take action to deal with it.
     
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    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
    A disease of the lungs, caused by inhaling mineral or metallic dust, such as silicon and quartzite. The silicates then lacerate the lining of the lungs, causing the victim to leak air from their lungs while simultaneously bleeding into their lung cavity.

    It is said that it's the longest word that's present in a dictionary.
     
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    Good find GekiDan :)

    Credulous
    Ready to believe / gullible.
     
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    This is so long - cool! Paper Chaser - well it's an urban slang word meaning someone who's always chasing or who's just making money by all means.
     
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    Elixir
    A liquid with magical powers to cure all ills and problems.
     
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    Punitive - something intended as a punishment.
    E.g. - A punitive interest rate was applied for the late payment of a debt.
     
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    Barista - a person who serves customers in a modern coffee shop.
     
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    Inter - prefix meaning between or among.

    Intra - prefix meaning within.
     
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    Staycation – a money-saving holiday at home
     
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    I'm agree. And it was already listed ing guiness book of record as the longest word.
     
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    Try saying that with a drink in you. Ha! :D



    asseverate - to affirm solemnly.

    prevaricate - To avoid telling the truth by being ambiguous, evading, or misleading.
     
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    Fiscal - refers to Government money, including tax revenue, Government spending and Government debt.

    Fiscal Policy - the utilisation of government expenditure and tax to influence the economy.

    Monetary Policy - the utilisation of interest rates and the supply of money to influence the economy. Generally implemented by the central bank.


    Basically how politicians speak.
     
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    tri-band - (of a mobile phone) having three frequencies, enabling it to be used in different regions (typically Europe and the US).
     
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    No, that's only got three letters. L-I-E.


    impeccable - having no flaws, perfect.

    His sense of style was impeccable.


    eidetic - 1. Of, pertaining to, or constituting visual imagery vividly experienced and readily reproducible with great accuracy and in great detail.
    2. Marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and exacting recall especially of visual images.

    Eidetic memory is similar to photographic memory.
     

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