Meaning- chronologically misplaced
Usage- But if the Order had now become a superfluous anachronism, it had still to be disposed of, and this was no easy task.
Meaning- being of questionable authenticity
Usage- The authorship of the writings ascribed to him in several biographical notices rests on no better authority than the apocryphal statements of Thomas Dempster.
Meaning- resembling a tree in form and branching structure
Usage-The greater part of Patagonia is comparatively barren and has no arboreal growth, except in the well-watered valleys of the Andean foothills.
Meaning- a disparaging remark
Usage- Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
Meaning-a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
Usage- Many Opisthobranchia have by a process of atrophy lost the typical ctenidium and the mantle skirt, and have developed other organs in their place.
Meaning- of the most contemptible kind
Usage- Ram continued to scream Leela’s name with abject terror as she struggled to raise her head.
Meaning- difficult to penetrate
Usage- The abstruse nature of his studies, the mystical character of his writings, and the general indifference of the Romans to such subjects, caused his works to be soon forgotten.
Meaning-describe roughly or give the main points or summary of
Usage-With assistance from the victim, the sketch artist will adumbrate the picture of the robbery suspect.
Meaning-add details to
Usage-It became the nobler ambition of Julius toaggrandize the church, and to re assume the protectorate of the Italian people.
Meaning- liveliness and eagerness
Usage-She rose with alacrity and moved away.
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