IELTS TOEFL Words of the Day

 Words of the Day
That is an actual line of dialogue from the movie, a vibrant but scattershot sequel to a 2014 hit.

vibrant   Speak
a.  full of energy and enthusiasm

scattershot   Speak
a.  broadly and often randomly inclusive

hit   Speak
n.  a great success
Added on: 2019-10-19
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30 Words list: 2019-10-12, 2019-04-22
gastronomy   Speak
n. practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food
paraglide   Speak
n. recreational sport of soaring from a slope or a cliff using a modified parachute
Tourists were looking for a product, either active holidays such as paragliding and diving, or more leisure-based breaks involving nature and gastronomy tourism.
bolster   Speak
v. support or strengthen; prop up
nurture   Speak
v. further the development of
They were seeking evidence that might bolster a conspiracy theory long nurtured by President Trump.
sensationalize   Speak
v. present information about (something) in a way that provokes public interest and excitement  
mitigate    Speak
v. make less severe, serious, or painful 
The police will not release the videos in an effort not to sensationalize the men's actions and to mitigate the potential of other individuals being inspired.
curtailment   Speak
n. action or fact of reducing or restricting something
timber   Speak
n. wood prepared for use in building and carpentry
Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen timber mills in the province.
doom   Speak
n. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
none the less   Speak
ad. in spite of that; nevertheless
I fancy that he made a miscalculation, and if we had not been there, his doom would none the less have been sealed.
dog   Speak
v. follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently
scuffle   Speak
n. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
confederate   Speak
n. a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal
There he was dogged by his confederate, who held Beppo responsible for the loss of the pearl, and he stabbed him in the scuffle.
pitch black   Speak
a. completely dark; as black as pitch
creak   Speak
v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
The place was pitch black, our feet creaked and crackled over the bare planking, and my outstretched hand touched a wall from which the paper was hanging in ribbons.
deplorable   Speak
a. of very poor quality or condition
irreparable   Speak
a. impossible to repair, rectify, or amend
Any show of surprise and emotion upon your part might have drawn attention to my identity and led to the most deplorable and irreparable results.
groom   Speak
n. a person employed to take care of horses
page   Speak
n. a young person employed in a hotel or other establishment to run errands, open doors, etc
My groom and my page sleep out of the house, and may beset aside altogether.
regurgitation   Speak
n. action of bringing swallowed food up again to mouth
whish   Speak
v. make a sibilant sound
I knew at once by the whishing sound that there was a slight leakage, which allowed a regurgitation of water through one of the side cylinders.
predominate   Speak
v. appear very large or occupy a commanding position
eclipse   Speak
v. be greater in significance than
In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.
bustle   Speak
v. move or cause to move energetically or busily
dangle   Speak
v. hang freely
It was indeed our visitor of the afternoon who came bustling in, dangling his glasses more vigorously than ever.
creep   Speak
v. occur or develop gradually
syllable   Speak
n. the least bit of expression; slightest detail, as of something said
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time.
populist   Speak
n. person of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people
imperative   Speak
n. an essential or urgent thing
With Faubus, who had genuine populist impulses, racism was a political imperative.
homespun   Speak
a. simple and unsophisticated