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Meaning of cant, conspicuous, relevant, static, penchant, diverse, lascivious, idiosyncrasy, affable, burnish

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Meaning of cant (noun)
insincere or hypocritical statements of high ideals; jargon of a particular group or occupations

Example
The theater majors had difficulty understanding the cant of the computer scientists.
The remarks by the doctor were cant and meant only for his associates.

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Meaning of conspicuous (adjective)
easy to see; noticeable; obvious

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The diligent and hardworking editor thought the obvious mistake was conspicuous.

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Meaning of relevant (adjective)
of concern; significant; pertinent; related

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Asking applicants about their general health is relevant since much of the job requires physical strength.

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Meaning of static (adjective)
inactive; changeless; stationary; motionless

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The view while riding in the train across the endless, flat landscape remained static for days.
The static water of the lake reflected the image of the trees.

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Meaning of penchant (noun)
liking for; attraction; affinity

Example
I have a penchant for all flavors of ice cream.

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Meaning of diverse (adjective)
different; varied

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The course offerings were so diverse I had a tough time choosing.

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Meaning of lascivious (adjective)
indecent; immoral; lecherous

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He said it was a harmless pin-up poster, but his mother called it lascivious.
Known as a skirt-chaser, his lascivious ways seemed to all but preclude a stable marriage.

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Meaning of idiosyncrasy (noun)
personal peculiarity; mannerism; eccentricity

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Her tendency to bite her lip is an idiosyncrasy.

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Meaning of affable (adjective)
friendly; good-natured; easy to talk to

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Her affable puppy loved to play with children.

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Meaning of burnish (verb)
to polish by rubbing; to make shiny

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The vase needed to be burnished to restore its beauty.

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