English words I learned

astute | (adjective)

January 3, 2022


  • As an astute code reviewer, he can determine bugs even before they reach the testers.

captious | (adjective)

January 2, 2022


  • Sheldon, the critic known for being captious, found the publication a flawless piece of art.

huckster | (noun)

December 22, 2021


  • The lifetime deal that the huckster was peddling was an obvious scam.

zest | (noun)

December 21, 2021


  • The younger generation has a zest for electronic activities instead of doing something more physical.

passel | (noun)

December 20, 2021


  • After taking the easy track to implement the core features, the developers encountered a passel of technical debts.

attenuate | (verb)

December 19, 2021


  • The new heavy machinery will attenuate the labor effort, saving them plenty of hours.

amity | (noun)

December 18, 2021


  • Preserving amity is one key skill a diplomat should have.

collude | (verb)

December 18, 2021


  • Some opposition members were imprisoned for colluding to overthrow the current government violently.

abrasive | (adjective)

December 17, 2021


  • The chemical might seem abrasive, but it can remove impurities without damaging the surface when used correctly.

venerate | (verb)

December 16, 2021


  • After risking his life to save endangered animals from smugglers, the public venerated him by being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.