Word(s) of the day

Today I read a post by Maria Popova on BrainPickings and I learnt the following words from it.


(of hair) formed into a braid or braids.
“a little girl with tightly braided hair”


(of a garment) edged or trimmed with braid.
braided red trousers”


(adj.) disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed.
“the minority groups were completely disillusioned with the party”

(v.) cause (someone) to realize that a belief they hold is false.
“if they think we have a magic formula to solve the problem, don’t disillusion them”


the rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless.


make or become much greater, more intense, or more numerous.

“we will redouble our efforts to reform agricultural policy”


excessively optimistic


disappointed by someone or something previously respected or admired; disillusioned.

“he became disenchanted with his erstwhile ally”


(of a building or room) having an arched roof or roofs.

“a vaulted arcade”


see or observe (someone or something, especially of remarkable or impressive nature).

behold your lord and prince!”


lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing.

“those unable to meet their taxes were liable to forfeit their estates”

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Use the following in your own sentences and write them in comments.

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