#5

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.

day5

abdicate (v) (of a monarch) renounce one’s throne.

-“in 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated as German emperor”

(v) fail to fulfil or undertake (a responsibility or duty).

-“the government was accused of abdicating its responsibility”

benevolent (a) well meaning and kindly.

-“he was something of a benevolent despot” (of an organization)

(a) serving a charitable rather than a profit-making purpose.

-“a benevolent fund”

circumspect (a) wary and unwilling to take risks.

-“the officials were very circumspect in their statements”

desperate (a) feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.

-“a desperate sadness enveloped Ruth”

(a)(of a person) having a great need or desire for something.

-“I am desperate for a cigarette”

energize (v) give vitality and enthusiasm to.

-“people were energized by his ideas”

(v) supply energy, typically kinetic or electrical energy, to (something).

-“floor sensors are energized by standing passengers”

forensic (a)relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime.

-“forensic evidence”

(a) relating to courts of law.

(n) scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime.

grapple (v) engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.

-“passers-by grappled with the man after the knife attack”

(v)seize or hold with a grappling hook.

(n) an act of grappling.

(n) an instrument for seizing hold of something; a grappling hook.

hew (v) chop or cut (something, especially wood or coal) with an axe, pick, or other tool.

-“master carpenters would hew the logs with an axe”

(v) conform or adhere to.

-“his administration would hew to high ethical standards”

incontinent (a) having no or insufficient voluntary control over urination or defecation.

-“elderly, incontinent parents”

(a) lacking self-restraint; uncontrolled.

-“the incontinent hysteria of the massed pop fans”

junta (n) a military or political group that rules a country after taking power by force.

-“the country’s ruling military junta”

(n) a deliberative or administrative council in Spain or Portugal.

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