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Friday, 16 March 2012

List of Bombastic Words & Meaning

1.Meaning of bombastic (adjective)
pompous; wordy; turgid; inflated; exaggerated

The bombastic woman talks a lot about herself.

2.Meaning of mettlesome (adjective)
courageous; brave; fearless

Such an attitude required fresh springs of energy, and the effect - I was delighted to sense it as I woke each day - was to make me more bouncy and mettlesome than I had been for weeks.

3.Meaning of obtrusive (adjective)
thrusting oneself or itself into undue prominence; invasive

But the waitresses in Marshall and Snelgrove had new uniforms, dark purple instead of the old coffee-cream shade, and a different style of cap, more up to date and less obtrusive.

4. Meaning of cynical (adjective)
sarcastic; doubting the sincerity of others; pessimistic

The conversation which follows is the last in the book, and the weakest, too, a stagey means of imparting some crucial news for Bellow to fulminate against all that is rotten and cynical in American youth.

5. Meaning of depraved (adjective)
corrupt; degenerate; debauched

The depraved state of women in monogamy, associated as it is with private property and capitalism, will according to him, be replaced when capitalism is overthrown.

6. Meaning of labyrinthine (adjective)
complicated; confusing; maze-like

She forced her mind through the labyrinthine sentences of Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida until her eyes were bloodshot and her head ached.

7. Meaning of rueful (adjective)
regretful; mournful; pitiable

His head was bare and his smile was just a little rueful, as if he were uncertain of his welcome.
She looked down at her new French muslin pajamas, the corners of her thin lips turning up in a rueful smile, wondering if the whiskey stains would come out - and deciding that they probably wouldn't.

8. Meaning of improvident (adjective)
wasteful; careless; not saving up for future needs

An improvident person may end up destitute in later life.

9. Meaning of sordid
filthy; base; vile; foul; dirty

The sordid gutters needed to be cleaned after the long, rainy autumn.
The criminals thought patterns were so sordid that he was not granted parole.

10. Meaning of quixotic (adjective)
foolishly idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous; impractical

He was popular with the ladies due to his quixotic charm.
She had a quixotic view of the world, believing that humans need never suffer.

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