Hey guys! Here are 5 new words to add to your vocabulary, courtesy of Merriam Webster.
microburst; noun: a violent short-lived localized downdraft that creates extreme wind shears at low altitudes and is usually associated with thunderstorms
Example Sentence: “A microburst struck Osage City early Friday, causing downed trees and power lines, closing the town’s schools and making streets nearly impassable, said Police Chief Fred Nech.”
ebullient; adjective: boiling, agitated
Example Sentence: “Keegan, effortlessly ebullient even on his worst days, is probably the easiest person in the history of civilization to have a conversation with….”
underwhelm; verb: to fail to impress or stimulate
Example Sentence: The figure skater’s lackluster performance underwhelmed the judges.
pellucid; adjective: admitting maximum passage of light without diffusion or distortion
Example Sentence: “This is a controversial question with no pellucid answer.”
delectation; noun: delight, enjoyment
Example Sentence: During the reception, a three-piece string band performed for the delectation of the guests.
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