Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week. To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link). It’s a nice post to do and will give you some practice with a dictionary, of which there are several online. Illustrations are not necessary, but it’s up to you.
Next week I’ll be looking for a word beginning with o.
Pronunciation: ne·far·i·ous [ni-fair-ee-uh s] (nə-fâr′ē-əs)
Audio link for pronunciation: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nefarious
Part of Speech: Adjective Adverb: nefariously Noun: nefariousness
flagitious, heinous, infamous, vile, atrocious, execrable, sinful, base, shameful, depraved, unethical, impious
Antonyms: good, honest, just, noble, upright, honourable, decent, ethical, virtuous
Word Origin: C 17 from Latin nefarious +
Use in a Sentence:
1. Martha scrutinised her husband’s new colleague, convinced there was something nefarious about him.
2. Police had been alerted to the fact that the nefarious casino boss had been recently released from prison and had returned to the town.
3. It is a great pity that such a wonderful tool as the Internet can be used for so many nefarious purposes.
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