1.Dampen – make less strong or intense, make slightly wet.
Synonyms: moisten, damp, wet, lessen, decrease, diminish, reduce, lower,
Sentence Usage: Cut in domestic gas price may dampen investment
2. Palpable – able to be touched or felt.
The word is often used to describe things that usually can’t be handled or touched, such as emotions or sensations.
Synonyms: tangible, touchable, noticeable, detectable, solid, concrete, material, substantial, real, visible, etc.
Sentence Usage: The community was coming together but the shock and sadness that is palpable on the local streets will take time to heal.
3. Sputter – a series of soft explosive or spitting sounds.
Sentence Usage: He sputtered when Mrs. Clinton charged that he would be “a puppet” of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia if elected.
4. Protracted – lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
Sentence Usage: She had $90,000 in the bank, not enough for a protracted legal battle.
5. Slapdash – done too hurriedly and carelessly.
Synonyms: careless, slipshod, lackadaisical, hasty, hurried, disorganized, haphazard, unsystematic, untidy, messy, thrown together, last-minute,
Sentence Usage: Hillary Clinton is as professional as Mr Trump is slapdash.
6. Calibrate – mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings.
Sentence Usage: In the interest of the country, the government should think of a calibrated entry of foreign universities beginning.
7. Dissonant – unsuitable or unusual in combination; clashing
Sentence Usage: ‘Kabali’ takes Bengaluru by storm, despite dissonant voices.
8. Coagulate – cause (a fluid) to change to a solid or semi-solid state.
Synonyms: congeal, clot, cake, solidify, thicken, harden, gel, curdle, stiffen, set,
Sentence Usage: Blood had coagulated around the points where he had been hit
9. Catapult – move suddenly or at great speed
Synonyms: propel, launch, hurl, hurtle, fling, send flying, send,
Sentence Usage: Drivers catapult through villages at high speed, horns blaring, operating on the logic that the faster you drive, the more gasoline you save.
10. Delineate – to outline and define something in detail
Synonyms: describe, set forth, set out, present, outline, depict, portray, represent, characterize; map out,
Sentence Usage: He uses his expertise to delineate the common ground that the US and India have, actual and potential.
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