Promulgate (verb) means: to make (something, such as a doctrine) known by open declaration. Example of usage: We have to promulgate the new corporate objectives to every member of staff.


MEANING: 1. (Verb) - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of 2. (Noun) - anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities EXAMPLES: 1. Bidemi foiled her opponent's plan 2. Pretty girls like plain friends as foils

INIMICAL (Adjective)

MEANING:  1. not friendly; hostile 2. tending to obstruct or harm EXAMPLES: 1. Femi is an inimical critic 2. The policy was inimical to Britain's real interests


MEANING: 1. Introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of someone 2. Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; vaccinate. EXAMPLES: 1. My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs 2. He inoculated his tenants against smallpox

WANTON (Adjective)

MEANING: 1. (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked 2. spend wastefully (verb) EXAMPLES: 1. Ola is a wanton attacker of religious convictions 2. He wantoned all his savings

SANGUINE (Adjective)

MEANING: 1. confidently optimistic and cheerful 2. a blood-red colour (noun) EXAMPLES: 1. He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy 2. Busola has a fresh and sanguine complexion

YOKE (Noun)

MEANING: 1. A wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plough or cart that they are to pull 2. A part of a garment that fits over the shoulders and to which the main part of the garment is attached. A part of a garment that fits over the shoulders and to which [...]

RIFE (Adjective)

MEANING: 1. excessively abundant 2. most frequent or common EXAMPLES: 1. Speculation ran rife that he was an arms dealer 2. Crime is rife in slum areas of Lagos


MEANING: 1. To revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement). 2. To invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority EXAMPLES: 1. The government eventually rescinded the directive 2. We only hope that the red card will be rescinded when the referee sees the video


MEANING: 1. a hypothetical solution or remedy for all diseases. 2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties EXAMPLES: 1. A heroin vaccine might find a role in combating the epidemic of drug use, but it’s no panacea. 2. His economic philosophy is a good one, but it is not  a panacea to Nigeria's recession

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