Word Meanings

Day 1-  Few Most Important Words

1. virile (adjective)
powerful, strong, and energetic:
In this role, Durante is able to give full expression to that wonderfully virile voice.

2. fiasco(noun [ C ])
something planned that goes wrong and is a complete failure, usually in an embarrassing way:
The show was a fiasco – one actor forgot his lines and another fell off the stage.

3. licentious (adjective)
(especially of a person or their behavior) sexual in an uncontrolled socially unacceptable way

4. didactic (adjective)
UK /daɪˈdæk.tɪk/ US /daɪˈdæk.tɪk/

MAINLY DISAPPROVING intended to teach, especially in a way that is too determined or eager, and often fixed and unwilling to change:
a didactic approach to teaching

intended to teach people a moral lesson:
didactic literature

5. ghastly (adjective )
UK /ˈɡɑːst.li/ US /ˈɡæst.li/

unpleasant and shocking:
Today’s newspaper gives all the ghastly details of the murder.

UK INFORMAL extremely bad:
What ghastly weather!
It was all a ghastly mistake.
I thought her outfit was ghastly.
If someone looks ghastly, they look very ill or very shocked, especially with a very pale face:

6. slake (verb [ T ] )
UK /sleɪk/ US /sleɪk/ LITERARY

to satisfy a feeling of being thirsty or of wanting something:
Examples- After our long game of tennis, we slaked our thirst with a beer.
I don’t think Dick will ever manage to slake his lust for power.

7. emulate verb [ T ]
UK /ˈem.jə.leɪt/ US /ˈem.jə.leɪt/ FORMAL

to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have:
They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.
Fitzgerald is eager to emulate Martin’s record of three successive world titles.

8. obscene (adjective)
UK /əbˈsiːn/ US /əbˈsiːn/

 offensive, rude, or shocking, usually because of being too obviously related to sex or showing sex:
In the raid, police found several boxes of obscene DVDs.
He was jailed for making obscene phone calls (= ones in which unwanted sexual suggestions were made to the listener).

9. attrition
(noun [ U ] )
UK /əˈtrɪʃ.ən/ US /əˈtrɪʃ.ən/

FORMAL gradually making something weaker and destroying it, especially the strength or confidence of an enemy by repeatedly attacking it:
Terrorist groups and the government have been engaged in a costly war of attrition since 2008.

10. Ostentatious (adjective)
UK /ˌɒs.tenˈteɪ.ʃəs/ US /ˌɑː.stənˈteɪ.ʃəs/ DISAPPROVING

too obviously showing your money, possessions, or power, in an attempt to make other people notice and admire you:
They criticized the ostentatious lifestyle of their leaders.
an ostentatious gesture/manner

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