Daily Vocabulary from The Hindu: October 23, 2019

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1. Historiography
• Historiography is the study of the methods of historians in developing history as an academic discipline, and by extension is anybody of historical work on a particular subject.

2. Mooring
• A place where a boat or ship is moored.
Usage: They tied up at Water Gypsy’s permanent moorings.

3. Sordid
• Involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Usage: The story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams.

4. Obstreperous
• Noisy and difficult to control.
Usage: The boy is cocky and obstreperous.

5. Exiguous
• Very small in size or amount.
Usage: The skill with which he managed the exiguous finances of the exiled court earned him further confidence and promotion.

6. Exult
• Feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation.
Usage: Exulting in his escape, Henry closed the door behind him.

7. Mirth
• Amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.
Usage: His six-foot frame shook with mirth.

8. Elan
• Energy, style, and enthusiasm.
Usage: They performed with uncommon elan onstage.

9. Inclement
• Of the weather unpleasantly cold or wet.
Usage: Walkers should be prepared for inclement weather.

10. Lax
• Not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful.
Usage: Lax security arrangements at the airport.

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