Here is my story using 10 words of the day 🙂 . Would love to read your comments, discussions on the story, even better if you drop your word story for the day.


abate (v) (of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread.

-“the storm suddenly abated”

(v) make (something) less intense.

-“nothing abated his crusading zeal”

(v) reduce or remove (a nuisance).

-“this action would not have been sufficient to abate the odour nuisance”

badger (n) a heavily built omnivorous nocturnal mammal of the weasel family, typically having a grey and black coat.

(v) repeatedly and annoyingly ask (someone) to do something.

-“journalists badgered him about the deals”

compassion (n) sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

-“the victims should be treated with compassion”

desultory (a) lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm.

-“a few people were left, dancing in a desultory fashion”

(a) (of conversation or speech) going from one subject to another in a half-hearted way.

-“the desultory conversation faded” occurring randomly or occasionally. -“desultory passengers were appearing”

edifice (n) a large, imposing building.

(n) a complex system of beliefs.

-“the concepts on which the edifice of capitalism was built”

fortitude (n) courage in pain or adversity.

-“she endured her illness with great fortitude”

garbled (v) reproduce (a message, sound, or transmission) in a confused and distorted way.

-“garbled directions”

hegemony (n) leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.

-“Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871”

inconsistency (n) the fact or state of being inconsistent.

-“the inconsistency between his expressed attitudes and his actual behavior”

(n) an inconsistent aspect or element. plural noun: inconsistencies

-“a book riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions”

jollity (n) lively and cheerful activity or celebration.

-“a night of riotous jollity”

(n) the quality of being cheerful.

-“he was full of false jollity”


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