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1. – Umpteen
Meaning – indefinitely many; a lot of.
Usage – “you need umpteen pieces of identification to cash a cheque”
2. – Snide
Meaning – derogatory or mocking in an indirect way.
Usage – “snide remarks about my mother”
Synonyms – disparaging, derogatory, deprecating, deprecatory, denigratory, insulting, vituperative, disapproving, contemptuous; mocking, taunting, ridiculing, sneering, jeering, scoffing; scornful, derisive, sarcastic, caustic, biting, bitchy, shrewish, spiteful, hurtful, nasty, mean; informalsarky; raremordacious.
3. – Echelon
Meaning – a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
Usage – “the upper echelons of the business world”
Synonyms – level, rank, grade, step, rung, tier, stratum, plane, position, order, division, sector.
4. – Fillip
Meaning – something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
Usage – “the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”
Synonyms – stimulus, stimulation, stimulant, boost, encouragement, incitement, incentive, impetus, inducement, motivation; tonic, uplift, lift, reviver, spur, goad, prod, push, prompt, aid, help; informalshot in the arm, pick-me-up.
5. – Impugn
Meaning – dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.
Usage – “the father does not impugn her capacity as a good mother”
Synonyms – call into question, challenge, question, dispute, query, take issue with, impeach.
6. – Inveigle
Meaning – persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.
Usage – “he inveigled her back to his room”
Synonyms – cajole, wheedle, coax, persuade, convince, talk; tempt, lure, allure, entice, ensnare, seduce, flatter, beguile, dupe, fool; informalsweet-talk, soft-soap, butter up, twist someone’s arm, con, bamboozle; informalsucker; archaicblandish.
7. – Infidel
Meaning – a person who has no religion or whose religion is not that of the majority.
Usage – “a crusade against infidels and heretics”
Synonyms – unbeliever, disbeliever, non-believer, heathen, pagan, idolater, idolatress, heretic, agnostic, atheist, non-theist, nihilist, apostate, freethinker, libertine, dissenter, nonconformist; archaicpaynim; rarenullifidian.
8. – Hunch
Meaning – raise (one’s shoulders) and bend the top of one’s body forward.
Usage – “Eliot hunched his shoulders against a gust of snow”
Synonyms – arch, curve, hump, bend, bow, curl, crook.
9. – Sleuth
Meaning – a detective.
Usage – “they make MI5 look like a bunch of amateur sleuths”
Synonyms – private detective, detective, private investigator, investigator; enquiry agent; informalprivate eye, PI, snoop, sleuth-hound; informalprivate dick, dick, peeper, shamus, gumshoe; informalhawkshaw, sherlock.
10. – Secession
Meaning – the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
Usage – “the republics want secession from the union”
Synonyms – withdrawal, break, breakaway, separation, severance, schism, apostasy, leaving, quitting, split, splitting, disaffiliation, resignation, pulling out, dropping out, desertion, defection.