The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Part 2



 

Roots covered in this movie: Bene, Mal, Turpis, Bon, Fide

Words covered in this movie: Benediction, Benevolent, Benign, Benignant, Benefactor, Benedict, Bonny, Bonkers, Bonbon, Bonhomie, Bonafide, Fidelity, Malediction, Malevolent, Malign, Malignant, Malefactor, Malodorous, Malice, Malaise, Malfunction, Malady, Hideous, Turpitude, Apprentice

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Part 1

GBU - Part 1


 

Roots covered in this movie: Bene, Mal, Turpis, Bon, Fide

Words covered in this movie: Benediction, Benevolent, Benign, Benignant, Benefactor, Benedict, Bonny, Bonkers, Bonbon, Bonhomie, Bonafide, Fidelity, Malediction, Malevolent, Malign, Malignant, Malefactor, Malodorous, Malice, Malaise, Malfunction, Malady, Hideous, Turpitude, Apprentice

Noxious Meaning



Synonyms : harmful, injurious

Noxious Sentence : Stay away from the noxious fumes of that solution.

Under The Lens : Noxious and Obnoxious

Etymologically noxious is related to hurt and to slaughter. Don’t confuse it with obnoxious. Noxious means injurious to physical or mental health while obnoxious means very offensive or objectionable. Ex – Noxious snakes were killing everyone in that obnoxious film.

Sentence: Stay away from the noxious fumes of that solution.

Dearth Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ dearth sentences



Mnemonic Video

Mnemonic Dictionary

 

Mnemonic – death due to scarcity of food on earth

 

Word – Dearth

 

Meaning

a) smallness of quantity or number

b) scarcity

 

Part of Speech – noun

 

Synonyms – insufficiency, deficiency, inadequacy, shortage, lack

 

Antonyms – sufficiency, excess, abundance

 

Dearth sentences

1   The dearth of drinking water in desert areas has always made life difficult for the dwellers.

2   There is a dearth of scientific research in certain fields due to lack of funding.

3   Despite being a software hub there is dearth of path breaking work in the field of software development in India.

4   The dearth of data meant that the probability of an accurate prediction was low.

5   How can we call this city developed when it still dealing with its dearth of power.

6   There is dearth of talent in this talent show.

 

Accolade Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ accolade sentences



 

Tagline

Get some cheers as you learn this word

 

Mnemonic Video

 

Mnemonic Dictionary

 

Word – Accolade

 

Meaning

a) an expression of praise

b) an award or honour

 

Part of Speech – Noun

 

Synonyms – praise, award, honor

 

Accolade Sentences

1   Her performance at the Kodak theater won her many accolades.

2   It was a difficult surgery and the team of doctors deserve all the accolades bestowed upon them.

3   The FIFA player of the year is a sporting accolade given to the best soccer player of the year.

4   The ultimate accolade for an artist is the love and affection of his audience and fans.

5   It may always be debated whether a particular film deserves all the accolades showered by the critics.

6   Heath Ledger’s performance in Batman received accolades from the press.

 

Under the Lens: The Accolade Ceremony

The accolade is the ceremony to award knighthood. Over the years the ceremony has taken many forms. The most popular being the tapping of the flat side of the sword on the shoulders of the person being knighted. From about 1852, the meaning of “accolade” was extended to mean “praise” or “award” or “honor.”

 

Nascent Meaning



 

Synonyms : budding, emerging

Nascent Sentence : Adult film industry is still nascent in this country.

Under The Lens : Nascent Etymology

Nascent is etymologically ‘being born’, budding is ‘pushing forward’ and emerging is ‘rising up’. This should give you an idea about the slight differences in their meanings. Nascent is a neutral term while budding and emerging are words with a more positive tone.

An actor is nascent if he is new to the industry. He is budding or emerging if his performances are being appreciated.

Avarice Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ avarice sentences | Avarice Vs Greed



 

  

Mnemonic Video

 

Mnemonic Dictionary

 

Mnemonic – Ava eats rice greedily

 

Word – Avarice

 

Meaning – Greed esp. for wealth

 

Part of Speech – noun

 

Synonyms – avidity, covetousness

 

Antonyms – generosity, philanthropy

 

Avarice Sentences

1   The problem with a capitalist world is that its primary motivations are based on the avarice of an individual.

2   Game of Thrones is based on the political ambitions and avarice of the rich and mighty.

3   How do you aim to satisfy the avarice of a conqueror that is not willing to stop until the whole world is at his feet?

4   People say she married him not because of love but due to avarice.

 

Avaricious Sentences

1   Gollum is an avaricious creature created by Tolkien whose lust for ‘The Ring’ is legendary.

2   Moll Flanders can be termed as an avaricious woman who sees everything in terms of money.

 

Under the Lens: Difference between Avarice and Greed

Greed is an informal word. Although greed can suggest an unreasonable desire for wealth, possessions and other things, it is more often used to express an excessive desire for food.

Avarice is a more formal word. It is also a stronger word as it suggests an extreme desire. Avarice is always associated with money and possessions. So don’t call your sibling avaricious if he/she is snatching chocolate from you.