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Meaning of garbled, lurid, acerbic, permeable, penurious, rancid, enamored, luminous, recumbent, synthetic

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Meaning of garbled (adjective)
mixed up; distorted; confused; falsified

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The interference on the phone line caused the data to become garbled on the computer screen.

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Meaning of lurid (adjective)
glowing through haze; shocking; sensational; appalling; horrible

Example
A lurid sun shone upon them as they watched the sun set on the beach.
The tabloid specialized in lurid stories about celebrities' indiscretions.

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Meaning of acerbic (adjective)
tasting sour; harsh in language or temper; bitter

Example
Too much Bay Leaf will make the eggplant acerbic.
The baby's mouth puckered when she was given the acerbic medicine.
The columnist's acerbic comments about the First Lady drew a strong denunciation from the President.

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Meaning of permeable (adjective)
porous; allowing to pass through; penetrable

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Because the material was permeable, the water was able to drain.

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Meaning of penurious (adjective)
stingy; miserly; indigent

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The penurious man had millions of dollars, but lived in a cottage to save money.
Charles Dickens' Scrooge is the most penurious character in any of his tales.

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Meaning of rancid (adjective)
having a bad odor; spoiled; decomposed; musty

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Left out too long, the meat turned rancid.

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Meaning of enamored (adjective)
filled with love and desire; charmed; delighted

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The young couple are enamored with each other.

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Meaning of luminous (adjective)
emitting light; shining; enlightened; intelligent

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The luminous quality of the precious stone made it look like a fallen star.
They found their way through the darkness by heading toward the luminous object in the distance.

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Meaning of recumbent (adjective)
resting; reclining

Example
Suppressing a smile, his wife stepped over the now recumbent form of the knitted dog and went into the kitchen to open a can.
Some people thought that with the mitre on his white hair he looked like one of the effigies on the tombs of the prelates which they met recumbent in cathedrals, and fancied that here was a bishop out of the Middle Ages.

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Meaning of synthetic (adjective)
not real; rather artificial

Example
The synthetic skin was made of a thin rubber.

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