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English Vocabulary By Neerja Raheja – Set 56 | Free PDF Download

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meretricious

Adjective

Meaning:

Tastelessly showy; based on pretense, deceptively pleasing; gaudy; falsely attractive; flashy and garish; apparently attractive but having no real value

Usage:

The common phrase “fake it until you make it” encourages one to be meretricious as you are pretending to be something that you aren’t
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indefatigable

Adjective

Meaning:

Showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality; tireless; unflagging; incapable of being fatigued; untiring

Usage:

Smith is an indefatigable laborer who can work from sunrise to sunset

picayune

Adjective
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Meaning:

Things that are small, trivial and unimportant that they are not worth getting into; of little value; paltry; petty, small minded; lilliputian; parochial

Usage:

You should not focus on the picayune details when it is the larger ideas that are the real concerns

 

probity

Noun

Meaning:

Being morally and ethically above reproach, having integrity; complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles; uprightness

Usage:

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  • A person of indisputable probity must head the disciplinary panel
  • The defense attorney questioned the probity of the witness

alacrity

Noun

Meaning:

Liveliness and eagerness; promptness in response; cheerful readiness

Usage:

  • She accepted the invitation with alacrity
  • He responded with smiling alacrity

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