Using Vocabulary in  Writing-

LIST 1

  1. pitfall : hidden danger
  2. pursue : chase
  3. momentary : short
  4. eerie : weird
  5. gauge : measure
  6. zest : excitement
  7. undermine : weaken
  8. loom : appear
  9. vigor: strength
  10. pinnacle : top
  11. citadel : fortress
  12. ominous : threatening
  13. frenzy : wild excitement
  14. vital : alive
  15. tranquil : calm

LIST 2

1.       At the eleventh hour-last minute

2.       Be a piece of cake- very easy

3.       Be all ears-be eager to hear what someone has to say

4.       Be broke-be without money

5.       Be on the go-Be very busy

6.       Be up and running-be ready to use

7.       Beat-very tired

8.       Beat around the bush-avoid an issue

9.       Beat one’s brains out-try very hard to understand something

10.     Call it a day-stop work for a day

11.     Can’t make heads or tails of it-can’t understand something at all

12.     Catch one’s eyes-attract one’s attention

13.     Couch potato-someone who spend too much time watching tv

14.     Cram-try to learn as much possible in a very short time

15.     Don’t count your chicks before they hatch-don’t assume something before it happens

16.     Dicey-uncertain

17.     Down in the dumps-sad

18.     Far- fetched-difficult to believe

19.     Get a kick out of something-find something amusing

20.     Get going-leave

LIST 3

1.       abase (v.) – to lower, demean, degrade

2.       abate (v.) – to lessen, to reduce in severity

3.       abbreviate (v.) – to shorten, reduce

4.       abduct (v.) – to kidnap

5.       abhor (v.) – to hate, loathe

6.       abide (v.) – to put up with, tolerate

7.       abscond (v.) – to sneak away and hide

8.       abundant (adj.) – in great numbers

9.       accede (v.) – to agree

10.     accentuate (v.) – to emphasize, to highlight

11.     accommodating (adj.) – obliging, helpful

12.     affable (adj.) – friendly, amiable

13.     affluent (adj.) – rich, wealthy

14.     aggregate (v.) – to gather, amass

15.     aghast (adj.) – struck by amazement or terror

16.     aloof (adj.) – reserved, distant

17.     altercation (n.) – an argument, dispute

18.     amalgamation (n.) – a union, a merger

19.     audacious (adj.) – excessively bold

20.     bloated (adj.) – swollen, bigger than desired

LIST 4

1.       boisterous (adj.) – loud, energetic

2.       defame (v.) – to destroy the reputation of

3.       defunct (adj.) – no longer used or existing

4.       deluge (n.) – a great flood or something that overwhelms like a flood

5.       desolate (adj.) – deserted, lifeless

6.       despondent (adj.) – discouraged, hopeless, depressed

7.       diligent (adj.) – careful, showing care

8.       diminish (v.) – to decrease or make smaller

9.       discreet (adj.) – prudent or inconspicuous

10.     discrete (adj.) – separate, distinct, individual

11.     extravagant (adj.) – excessive, over-the-top

12.     immaculate (adj.) – impeccably clean, spotless, pure

13.     claustrophobia (n.) – an abnormal fear of closed or crowded spaces

14.     commendable (adj.) – worthy of praise

15.     compel (v.) – to force

16.     concede (v.) – to give in, to accept

17.     daft (adj.) – insane, foolish

18.     empathetic (adj.) – feeling another’s pain as one’s own

19.     entity (n.) – something that exists as a discrete unit

euphoric (adj.) – elated, overjoyed

LIST 5

1.       figurative (adj.) – symbolic

2.       flabbergasted (adj.) –shocked

3.       flaccid (adj.) –weak

4.       flattery (n.) – compliments

5.       fluctuate (v.) – to vary irregularly

6.       forlorn (adj.) – lonely

7.       formidable (adj.) – arousing fear or alarm

8.       fortify (v.) – to strengthen

9.       foster (v.) – to stimulate, promote, encourage

10.     gape (v.) – to open the mouth and stare stupidly

11.     gluttonous (adj.) – insatiable in appetite

12.     grandiose (adj.) – grand in scope

13.     gregarious (adj.) – sociable

14.     hail (v.) – to come from

15.     harmony (n.) – agreement

16.     harrowing (adj.) – agonizing, distressing

17.     henchman (n.) – a trusted follower, goon

18.     illusory (adj.) – deceptive, produced by an illusion

19.     immaculate (adj.) – impeccably clean, spotless, pure

20.     impudent (adj.) – rude, improper

LIST 6

1.       HOWLING-CRYING

2.       EERIE-STRANGE AND SCARY

3.       GOBLIN-A CREATURE IN FOLK TALES’THUMPING-HITTING HARD

4.       CLENCH-TO HOLD TIGHT

5.       MUTTER-TO SPEAK IN A LOW VOICE

6.       OBEDIENT-DOING WHAT IS TOLD

7.       IN A JIFFY-VERY FAST

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