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Word: Aboulomania

Aboulomania [Noun]

Sentence: However, the all-pervasive indecision that you describe your husband struggling with is recognised as a potentially disabling anxiety condition. It has even been given its own name – ‘aboulomania‘ – and is characterised by obsessional procrastination. (Source: www.nzherald.co.nz)

Meaning: Mental disorder because of which the patient suffers from pathological indecisiveness

How To Remember?

Someone suffering from abou-lomania is about to do something but then again decides against it. He/ she is just abou-t there but never quite there because of his/her indecisiveness.

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Word: Garrulous

Garrulous [Adjective]

Sentence: Constandin, an inexhaustible talker, overflowing with corny wisdom, snippets of poetry and philosophical musings, resembles one of Mr. Tarantino’s garrulous bounty hunters. He also seems entirely at home in his milieu, even as he is troubled from time to time by stirrings of compassion or remorse. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Excessively talkative, especially about trivial matters

How To Remember?

A talkative someone who speaks all “Garbage(trivial stuff) out “loud” is being “Garrulous“.

Synonyms?

Talkative; Loquacious; Voluble; Verbose; Effusive.

Antonyms?

Taciturn; Reticent; Concise.

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Word: Ambulatory

Ambulatory [Adjective]

SentenceAmbulatory surgery centers are already subject to the same type of rigorous government oversight and regulation as hospitals. Equally important, the doctors and nurses who work in these centers have the same education, training and credentials as those who perform surgery in hospitals. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Related to or adapted for walking; Also used to describe treatments in hospitals or care centers which do not require the patients to stay overnight

How To Remember?

Amble” means to walk at a slow, relaxed place. Thus, one can remember the word “Ambulatory“.

Or else, think about an ambulance that takes you for a minor surgery and brings you back the same day.

Synonyms?

Ambulant; Perambulatory; Wandering; Wayfaring.

Antonyms?

Immobile; Static; Stationary.

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[An Ambulatory patient or a walking mummy?]

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Word: Gregarious

Gregarious [Adjective]

Sentence: In a probably inevitable extension of nerd culture, the Dale Carnegie image of gregarious success was shattered by stories of powerful, successful people sitting quietly in meetings and substituting controlled online interactions for draining real world encounters. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Outgoing and sociable; Fond of the company of others

How To Remember?

Greg” is loved by all. Having gorgeous hair, he is sociable and fun. Remember Greg!

Synonyms?

Sociable; Social; Companionable; Convivial; Affable; Amiable; Congenial.

Antonyms?

Unsociable; Reserved.

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Word: Compendium

Compendium [Noun]

Sentence: Last year, the Times released its NYT Cooking site and app, which is a compendium of all the recipes from the Times’ food coverage. (Source: www.niemanlab.org)

Meaning: Concise and detailed collection of information of a subject

How To Remember?

Compendium“should remind you of the word “Compilation” which is a synonym! You compile the information to build a compendium.

Synonyms?

Anthology; Collection; Compilation; Digest.

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[Compendium of Information or Information overload?]

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