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Daily Vocabulary, 20-07-2020, T.H. Newspaper

Suasion

Persuasion as opposed to force or compulsion

Quagmire

A soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot

Ostensibly

As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently

Churlish

Deliberately rude

Deterrence

The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Imprudent

not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash.

Foist

Impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on

Succour

Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress

Pyrrhic Victory

(Of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor

Slender

(Of a person or part of the body) gracefully thin

Colloquial

(Of language) used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary

Effete

No longer capable of effective action.

Dearth

A scarcity or lack of something

Persecution

Hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression

Souvenir

A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.

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