Vocabulary Log

  1. Portend (Verb)
    • Be a sign of warning that something (especially something momentous or calamitous) is about to happen
      • The Prime Minsters reluctance to discuss the current economical state portended a major crisis that will likely affect all major businesses in the country.

2. Austere (Adjective)

  • Severe or strict in manner or attitude
    • Mrs Stark is a particularly austere character: her strict rules when managing the household is undoubtedly commendable.
  • Having a plain and unadorned appearance
    • Although the new phone released by Sony has an austere design, its simplicity and plainness is what makes it a customer favorite.

3. Contentious (Adjective)

  • Causing or likely to cause an argument.
    • Her management team is at times contentious especially during discussion meetings to decide upon an agreed arrangement for a project.

4. Contradict (Verb)

  • Deny the truth (of a statement) by asserting the opposite.
    • The statement released by the media regarding Julia Roberts is certainly questionable as the claims made contradicts with her personal stand as an actor.

5. Ostentatious (Adjective)

  • Characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.
    • He was loathed by his colleagues as he was known to be an extremely ostentatious man who not only strives to look down on other people but also condescends them by hinting his wealth at every opportunity.

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