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Daily Word List | 18th Feb 19 | Free PDF Download

Date: 18 February 2019

 

Grotesque

[noun,adjective] 
MEANING:

1. (adj.) unnatural or outlandish appearance or behaviour
2. (n.) characterised by extravagant, distorted and hideous shape and size
(n.) art that features fantastic and absurd human and animal figures intertwined with foliage, scrolls etc.

 

Ad nauseam

[adverb] 
MEANING:

to a sickening or disgusting degree; to the point of nausea

 

Ersatz 

[adjective] 
MEANING:

an artificial and usually inferior substitute or imitation

 

Hovel 

[noun] 
MEANING: 

1. a small and miserable dwelling
2. an open shed which is low

 

Idée fixe

[noun] 
MEANING: 

an idea that one has entertained for a long time; a fixed idea; obsession