Here are the 10 vocabulary words for today:
1. Cynic (SIN ik) n: one who deeply distrusts human nature, one who believes humans are motivated only by selfishness
When the rich man gave crores of rupees to the museum, cynics said he was merely trying to buy himself a reputation as a cultured person.
To be cynical is to be extremely suspicious of the motivation of other People.
Cynicism is general grumpiness and pessimism about human nature.
2. Daunt (dawnt) v: to make fearful; to intimidate
The steepness of the mountain daunted the team of amateur climbers who hadn’t realized what they were in for.
The size of the players on the visiting team was daunting. The players on the home team began to perspire nervously.
To be dauntless or undaunted is to be fearless or unintimidated. The rescue crew was undaunted by the flames and ran into the burning house look for survivors. They were dauntless in their effort to save the people inside.
3. Dearth (durth) n: lack, Scarcity
There is no dearth of comedy at a convention of clowns.
When there is dearth of food, many people many stare.
There was a dearth of gaiety at the boring Diwali Party.
4. Debacle (day BAH kul, day BAk ul, di BAH kul) n: violent breakdown; sudden overthrow
A football game can turn into a debacle if one team is suddenly being clobbered.
A political debate would become a debacle if the candidates began screaming and throwing dinner rolls at each other.
The government feels as a result of a debacle instigated by a scheming general.
5. Debauchery (di BAW Church ree) n: wild living; excessive intemperance Debauchery can be expensive. Fortunately for Nawaz, his wallet matched his appetite for extravagant pleasures. He died a poor albeit happy man..
To debauch is to seduce or corrupt. Someone who is debauched has been seduced or corrupted.
6. Debilitate (di BILL I TATE) v: to weaken; to cripple
Rehan debilitated rahul by hitting him on the head with a skillet.
The football Player’s career was ended by a debilitating injury to his knee.
To become debilitated is to suffer debility which is the opposite of ability. A surgeon who becomes debilitated is one who has lost the ability to operate on the debilities of other people.
7. Decadent (DEK uh dunt) adj: decaying or decayed, especially in terms of morals
A Person who engages in decadent behavior is a person whose morals have decayed or fallen into ruin.
Spending the time in local bars instead of going to class is decadent.
Decadent behavior is often an affectation of bored young people.
8. Decimate (DES uh MATE) v: to kill or destroy a large part of
To decimate an army is to come close to wiping it out.
When locusts attack a crop, they sometimes decimate it, leaving very little that’s fit for human consumption.
9. Decorous (DEK ur us, di KORE us) adj: proper; in good taste; orderly
Decorous behavior is good, polite and orderly behavior.
To be decorous is to be sober and tasteful.
The New Year’s Eve crowd was relatively decorous until midnight, when they went wild.
To behave decorously is to behave with decorum.
10. Deduce (di DOOS) v: to conclude from the evidence; to infer
To deduce something is to conclude it without being told it directly.
From the footprints on the ground, the detective deduced that the criminal had feet.
Daffy deduced from the shape of its bill that the duck was really a chicken.
Dont forget to use atleast 4-5 words from the above list in sentences of your own and write them in the comments section below. It will also help us evaluate whether you have used the word properly or not.