Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vocab 3: What new words I learn from the news today?

Hi folks!

Here's my daily reading ritual and vocabulary built-up session.(see Vocab 1 here, Vocab 2 here).

From TheStarOnline:

Mr. XXX has vehemently denied that he is the man in the sex video, saying that this was a "scurrilous attack" on him.


1. ve·he·ment

adj \ˈvē-ə-mənt\

Definition of VEHEMENT

: marked by forceful energy : powerful <a vehement wind>: as a : intensely emotional : impassioned, fervid <vehement patriotism> b (1) : deeply felt <a vehement suspicion> (2) : forcibly expressed <vehement denunciations> c : bitterly antagonistic <a vehement debate>

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vehemently


adj \ˈskər-ə-ləs, ˈskə-rə-\


1 a : using or given to coarse language
b : vulgar and evil <scurrilous imposters who used a religious exterior to rob poor people — Edwin Benson>

2: containing obscenities, abuse, or slander <scurrilous accusations>

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scurrilous

Learn another new words today!


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