Set 4 – Five New Words For Jan 4

1. repletion

MEANING:
noun: The condition of being completely filled or satisfied.

USAGE:
“Her body tingled with repletion and yet she was somehow unsatisfied.”

2. ponderous

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Having great weight.
2. Awkward or unwieldy.
3. Dull or laborious.

USAGE:
“Don’t fall for the old fat trap. That ponderous old set of resolutions you make every year: I will lose weight. I will work out. I will eat less dessert. We both know you’ll be tucking into a double chocolate chip cookie before the day is over.”

“Freedom awaits the rest of the group as soon as the ponderous Russian paperwork is complete.”

3. quondam (KWON-duhm)

MEANING:
adjective: Former; onetime.

USAGE:
“One of the assumptions Madison and others labored under was that Britain would be too preoccupied with beating Napoleon to pay much attention to its quondam colonies.”

4. inimical (i-NIM-i-kuhl)

MEANING:
adjective: 1. Harmful. 2. Unfriendly.

USAGE:
“But the landers found no other signs of biological activity, nor any organic compounds. If anything, the soil seemed inimical to life.”

5. ignominy

MEANING:
noun: 1. Public disgrace. 2. Disgraceful quality or conduct.

USAGE:
“Nor is JAL likely to suffer the ignominy of an immediate slump in the share price, as Facebook did after its IPO, analysts say.”

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