Congruent /ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt/ adjective


Meaning: In agreement or harmony, suitable, appropriate. Synonyms: Coinciding, compatible, concurring, conforming. Example: The rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law.  

Congruent /ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt/ adjective2020-01-31T09:25:32+01:00

Churlish /ˈtʃəːlɪʃ/ adjective


Meaning: Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way. Synonyms: Rude, ill-mannered, discourteous, impolite. Exam: It was churlish of him to complain about the small donations. 

Churlish /ˈtʃəːlɪʃ/ adjective2020-01-30T15:00:52+01:00

Efficacy /ˈɛfɪkəsi/ noun


Meaning: The ability to produce a desired or intended result. Synonyms: Effectiveness, potency, power, usefulness. Example: The efficacy of the new malaria drug has not been proven.

Efficacy /ˈɛfɪkəsi/ noun2020-01-29T10:05:00+01:00

Amorphous /əˈmɔːfəs/ adjective


Meaning: Without a clearly defined shape or form, vague, unclassifiable. Synonyms: Shapeless, vague, formless, indefinite. Example: The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.

Amorphous /əˈmɔːfəs/ adjective2020-01-28T09:33:17+01:00

Gourmand /ˈɡʊəmənd,ˈɡɔːmənd/


Meaning: A person who enjoys eating and often eats too much. A connoisseur of good food. Synonyms: Glutton, guzzler, gobbler, hog. Example: The travelling gourmand seldom passed up a restaurant.

Gourmand /ˈɡʊəmənd,ˈɡɔːmənd/2020-01-27T13:10:54+01:00

Melancholy /ˈmɛlənkəli/ noun


Meaning: A feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause Synonyms: Desolation, sadness, sorrow, woe Example: An air of melancholy surrounded him.

Melancholy /ˈmɛlənkəli/ noun2020-01-24T09:45:06+01:00

Disparate /ˈdɪsp(ə)rət/ adjective


Meaning: Essentially different in kind, not able to be compared.                          Synonyms: Contrasting, different, diverse, distinct.  Example: He is a strong leader capable of managing a disparate team.   

Disparate /ˈdɪsp(ə)rət/ adjective2020-01-22T16:03:54+01:00

Bellicose /ˈbɛlɪkəʊs/ adjective


Meaning: Hostile in manner or temperament. Demonstrating aggression or a willingness to fight.  Synonyms: Belligerent, hostile, aggressive, antagonistic  Example: His bellicose behaviour made him loose his job.

Bellicose /ˈbɛlɪkəʊs/ adjective2020-01-21T17:52:20+01:00

Accolade /ˈakəleɪd,ˌakəˈleɪd/ noun


Meaning: An award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit. Synonyms: Honour, award, recognition, privilege  Example: The scientist was given many accolades for his research. 

Accolade /ˈakəleɪd,ˌakəˈleɪd/ noun2020-01-20T14:32:23+01:00

Impish /ˈɪmpɪʃ/ adjective


Meaning: Mischievous, inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun. Synonyms: Mischievous, naughty, rascally, prankish. Example: He approached her with an impish grin on his  face.  

Impish /ˈɪmpɪʃ/ adjective2020-01-17T11:31:27+01:00