Word Of The Week (WOW #22)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. WOW If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s the WOW for this week :

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Word:

Tyrannical

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

tyrannically: adverb

Pronunciation: 

/tɪˈranɪk(ə)l,tʌɪ-/

Meaning:

Exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.

Synonyms:

Dictatorial, despotic, autocratic, oppressive, repressive, arbitrary, anti-democratic.

Antonyms:

Democratic, liberal, easy-going.

Word Origin: 

Mid 16th century: from Old French tyrannique, via Latin from Greek turannikos, from turannos (see tyrant).

Use in sentence: 

  • A momentary quieting of her tyrannical appetite.
  • A tyrannical government.
  • He was a tyrannical ruler, and died suddenly in 1582.
  • So tyrannical, however, was his rule that in 1316 he was expelled by the popular fury.

Here are some images showing “tyrannical”:

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President Snow is one hell of a tyrannical ruler!


I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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10 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #22)

  1. This is a really fun idea, Heena! My husband and I are “word people”, haha. His vocabulary far surpasses my own, but we both share a love for learning new words / refreshing with ones we’ve forgotten. This week’s WOW is a good one! 🙂 – Kami

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    • Thanks a lot Kami 🙂
      I also love learning new words and as you said, refreshing the ones I’ve forgotten (I tend to do that a lot! lol!)
      Thanks a lot for dropping by. I appreciate it…
      I post a new word every week (on Fridays) hope you’ll visit again! 🙂
      Have great day dear!

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