#14

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.

day14

adroit (a) clever or skillful.

-“he was adroit at tax avoidance”

beneficiary (n) a person who derives advantage from something, especially a trust, will, or life insurance policy.
chant (n) a repeated rhythmic phrase, typically one shouted or sung in unison by a crowd.

-“a group of young people set up a chant of ‘Why are we waiting?’”

(n) a short musical passage in two or more phrases used for singing unmetrical words; a psalm or canticle sung to such music.

(v) say or shout repeatedly in a sing-song tone.

-“protesters were chanting slogans”

devise (v) plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought.

-“a training programme should be devised”

(v) leave (something, especially real estate) to someone by the terms of a will.

(n) a clause in a will leaving something, especially real estate, to someone.

execute (v) put (a plan, order, or course of action) into effect.

-“the corporation executed a series of financial deals”

(v) carry out a sentence of death on (a legally condemned person).

-“he was convicted of treason and executed”

flamboyant (a) (of a person or their behavior) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.

-“the band’s flamboyant lead singer”

(a) of or denoting a style of French Gothic architecture marked by wavy flame-like tracery and ornate decoration.

grate (v) reduce (food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater.

-“grated cheese”

(v) make an unpleasant rasping sound.

-“the hinges of the door grated”

homily (n) a religious discourse which is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction.

(n) a tedious moralizing lecture.

-“she delivered her homily about the need for patience”

incapacitate (v) prevent from functioning in a normal way.

-“he was incapacitated by a heart attack”

(v) deprive (someone) of their legal capacity.

jingoist (n) someone who ​believes that ​their own ​country is always ​best

-“He was a ​confirmed jingoist and would ​frequently ​speak about the ​dangers of ​Britain ​forming ​closer ​ties with the ​rest of ​Europe”

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