6 New Words

Day 1
abound

ABOUND

VERB – To exist in large numbers or amounts
In springtime, the fields abound with flowers.

 

cheat

CHEAT

VERB – act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination
Emily always cheats on her tests. 

NOUN – someone who acts dishonestly
Emily is a cheat.

 

ethics

ETHICS

NOUN – moral principles that govern a person’s or group’s behavior
The CEO made sure that his company maintained good business ethics. 

 

brash

BRASH

VERB – Confident and assertive, but in a rude way
The salesman angered a lot of people with his brash personality.

 

disdain

DISDAIN

NOUN – The feeling that someone isn’t worthy of respect
VERB – To consider someone or something unworthy of respect
Many Americans disdain Donald Trump.

 

fray

FRAY

VERB – to become worn at the edge, usually through rubbing
The rope rubbed against the ground so much that it frayed.