Are you bored of your limited jargon and want to sound more interesting ( just like native English speaker)?
English Conversation becomes more engaging when your words are unique & fun. And if you are looking for some words that can make you a better English speaker, you’ve landed up at the right spot.
Stop being afraid of using new vocabulary while speaking in English. All it takes is more practice and less memorization.
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Let’s begin –
- ABSOLUTE ( AB suh Loot)
Meaning – Perfect, unlimited, total
Example – An absolute leader is one who makes wise decisions.
- ABSTRACT ( AB strakt)
Meaning – Theoretical, impersonal
Example – To like something in the abstract is to like the idea of it.
- AMORAL ( ay MAWR ul)
Meaning – lacking a sense of right & wrong.
Example – A moral person does right ; an immoral person always does wrong ; an amoral person simply does.
- BELITTLE ( bi LIT ul )
Meaning – to make it seem little. To put someone down
Example – The chairman’s belittling comments made everyone feel someone.
- BANAL ( buh NAL, BANE,ul)
Meaning – unoriginal, ordinary
Example – The dinner conversation was so banal that I fell asleep in the dessert dish.
- BLITHE ( blythe)
Meaning – Carefree, cheerful
Example – The blithe birds in the garden were chirping so much that I began to wish I was a bird.
- CANDOR ( KAN dur )
Meaning – truthfulness, sincere honesty
Example – I always appreciate the CANDOR behaviour of my friends.
- CHARISMA ( kuh RIZ muh)
Meaning – a magical – seeming ability to attract followers or inspire loyalty.
Example – To have charisma is to be charismatic.
- CIVIL ( SIV il )
Meaning – Polite, civilized, courteous
Example – We pretend to be civil in front of our uninvited guest.
- DISCRETE ( di SKREET )
Meaning – Unconnected, separate, distinct
Example – The twins were identical, but their personalities were discrete.
( Note : Do not confuse discrete with discreet )
- DUBIOUS ( DOO bee us )
Meaning – full of doubt, uncertain
Example – I was fairly certain that I would be able to fly if I flap my arms hard enough, but Sam was dubious.
- DOCILE ( DOS ul )
Meaning – easily taught, obedient, easy to handle )
Example – The baby appeared docile at first, but she was impossible to control once I took her in arms.
- EDIFY ( ED uh FYE )
Meaning – to enlighten, to instruct, especially in moral or religious matters.
Example – The teacher’s goal was to edify her students, not to force a handful of facts down the throat.
- EXALT ( ig ZAWLT )
Meaning – To raise high, to glorify
Example – Being a Queen must is an exalted occupation,
- EXULT ( ig ZULT )
Meaning – to rejoice, to celebrate
Example – I was exulted by victory in the spell bee competition.
- FACILE ( FAS il )
Meaning – fluent ; skillful in a superficial way ; easy
Example – The bank president was a facile speaker.
- FATUOUS ( FACH oo us )
Meaning – foolish, silly, idiotic
Example – He is so fatuous that he often confuses desert with dessert.
- FLOUT ( flout )
Meaning – to disregard something out of disrespect.
Example – A driver flouts the traffic laws by driving through the red light.
- GENRE ( ZHAHN ruh )
Meaning – a type of category, especially of art or writing.
Example – The novel has one genre. Poetry is another.
- GUILE ( gile )
Meaning – cunning, duplicity. Artfulness
Example – Jose used guile and not intelligence to win the competition.
- GENTEEL ( jen TEEL )
Meaning – polite, aristocratic, affecting refinement.
Example – I had a genteel life even after belonging to a village.
- HAPLESS ( HAP lis)
Meaning – unlucky
Example – My hapless search for happiness led one disappointment to another.
- ILLICIT ( i LIS it)
Meaning – not permitted
Example – Criminals indulge in illicit activities.
- IMPECCABLE ( im PEK uh bul )
Meaning – flawless, entirely without sin.
Example – Joe’s clothes were impeccable, even the wrinkles were perfectly creased.
- IMPOTENT ( IM puh tunt )
Meaning – powerless, helpless
Example – We felt impotent in our face of their overpowering opposition to our plan.
- INCENSE ( in SENS )
Meaning – to make someone very angry.
Example – Jeremy was incense when I told him that he was stupid.
- INDIFFERENT ( in DIF ur unt )
Meaning – not caring to one another
Example – Red was indifferent about politics
- LAUD (lawd)
Meaning – to praise, to applaud ; to extol ; to celebrate
Example – The teacher lauded the student who saved the classmate from an accident.
- MAGNATE (MAG nate)
Meaning – rich, powerful , or a very successful business person.
Example – When I look at him , I see a future Magnate ready to rule.
- MEDIATE ( MEE dee ATE )
Meaning – to help settle differences.
Example – The child always tried to mediate the relations between his parents.
- MUNDANE ( mun dane )
Meaning – pretty boring, not heavenly or eternal..
Example – My days are filled with mundane chores.
- NIHILISM ( NYE uh LIZ um )
Meaning – a belief that there no values & morals in the universe.
Example – An nihilist does not believe in any objective standards of rights.
- NOVEL ( NOV ul)
Meaning – new, original.
Example – There’s nothing novel about the author’s latest novel.
- OBSCURE ( ub SKYOOR)
Meaning – unknown, hard to understand, dark.
Example – My handwriting is obscure so is my life.
- OBTUSE ( ub TOOS )
Meaning – insensitive ; blockhead.
Example – The obtuse student couldn’t understand the difference between addition and subtraction.
- PATENT ( PATE unt )
Meaning – obvious.
Example – To say that earth is flat is a patent absurdity.
- PAUCITY ( PAW si tee )
Meaning – scarcity
Example – There was a paucity of fresh vegetables after the supermarket.
- PERUSE ( puh ROOZ )
Meaning – to read carefully
Example – The couple perused the contract for many hours.
- REBUKE ( ri BYOOK )
Meaning – To criticize sharply
Example – We trembled as the neighbor rebuked us for breaking the pots.
- SOLVENT ( SOL vent )
Meaning – not broke or bankrupt ; able to pay one’s bill.
Example – I never wished to just become solvent ; I want to be a millionaire.
- SURFEIT ( SUR fit )
Meaning – an excess, an excessive amount, overindulging in eating
Example – Thanksgiving meals are usually surfeit for everyone involved.
- TOUT ( tout )
Meaning – to praise highly , brag about something publicly
Example – Advertisements touted the chocolate flavored toothpaste.
- URBANE ( ur BANE )
Meaning – poised, sophisticated , refined
Example – The new magazine was too urbane to appeal to the wide audience.
- VERACITY ( vuh RAS i tee )
Meaning – truthfulness
Example – The veracity of the janitor is loved by all.
- Vex ( veks)
Meaning – to confuse, to pester, to annoy.
Example – My brother vexed me by poking me with the pencil.
- VIABLE ( VYE uh bul )
Meaning – capable of living, workable
Example – As soon as I kept the plant in sunlight, I had a hope of it being viable.
- VITIATE ( VISH ee ate )
Meaning – to make impure, pollute
Example – Firecrackers vitiate the environment to a great extent.
Meaning – To eat or drink messily
Example – Small kids yaffle when it comes to self – eating.
- Yay – Nay
Meaning – Empty headed person.
Example – He replies in Yay- Nay made his lose the interview.
Meaning – To walk hesitantly
Example – The way she zacked proved that she was unwell.
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