Jabber (verb)

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Definitions:
(verb- mainly disapproving) Unintelligible, meaningless talk, to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly

Synonyms:
chatter, prate, gabble

Examples:
They jabbered nonstop, The train was full of people jabbering (away) into their mobile phones., He jabbered (out) something about an accident further down the road., To me the baby’s speech was simply jabber, but his mother seemed to know exactly what he was saying, Jay was jabbering on about this and that.

Bedlam (noun)

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Definitions:
A place, scene or state of uproar and confusion; A Lunatic asylum

Synonyms:
uproar, commotion, confusion, mayhem, pandemonium, disorder

Antonyms:
calm.

Examples:
There was bedlam in the stadium., There’s no way I can get my homework done in this bedlam, so I’m going to the library., In the bedlam of shouting, screaming, running people, some ran toward the stage.

Consent (noun, ,, verb)

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Definitions:
Compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another.

Synonyms:
permit, assent, authorization

Antonyms:
veto, deny, refusal, dissent, disapprove, refuse

Examples:
Is permission really consent, when given while under the influence of drugs?, When Jenny’s boyfriend asked her father for his consent to their marriage, her father immediately approved., I give my consent to this plan., Did you consent to this crazy idea?

Tips:
Consent is derived from the Latin consentire, “to feel with, to feel the same.” Think, to agree with and approve of someone who agrees with you and feels the same as you. If a Father gives his consent to marry his daughter, he does so because he believes the person cares the same or feels the same about his daughter. Consent (when used as a term in court) is a plea used when the defense states that the victim gave her consent, therefore no crime was committed. Consent is official permission.

Iterative (adjective)

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Definitions:
(adjective) The action or process of iterating or repeating; procedure with repetition

Synonyms:
repetitive, recurring

Antonyms:
singular, isolated

Examples:
It is an iterative process, by which we constantly improve the program over time., Each iteration of the program improved upon what we had already done., This is an iterative and tedious task, but there’s no way around it., I wish she would iterate what she just said because I didn’t hear her the first time.

Tips:
Iterative is usually used to describe a process of small, incremental steps or improvements in something. The related noun iteration is used to describe each version or step. The related verb iterate means “to repeat.” To reiterate is to state again, used for emphasis.

Long-winded (adjective)

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Definitions:
A long-winded speech, letter, article, etc. is too long, or uses too many words.

Ballpark (adjective, /, noun)

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Definitions:
A range within which comparison or comprise is possible. A number or amount that is not exact but should be near the correct number or amount.

Examples:
$3 million would be a ballpark figure for sales next year., Jamie makes over two hundred thousand dollars and I don’t know exactly how much Tom makes but I guess it’s in the same ballpark., We can make a pretty good guess that this figure’s in the ballpark. (of prices or costs) approximate; rough : the ballpark figure is $400-500.

Curveball (noun)

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Definitions:
something that is unexpected or designed to trick or deceive

Examples:
That last question on the exam was a real curve ball., The home baseball team lost because of one curveball., Life has thrown me a few curveballs, but you learn to deal with unexpected events. Idiom: pitch/throw (someone) a curve ball Slang 1. To mislead; deceive. 2. To cause to be surprised, especially unpleasantly so.

Low-key (adjective)

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Definitions:
not elaborate, showy or extensive.

Synonyms:
restrained, conservative, toned-down,low-profile

Antonyms:
tawdry, graceless, trashy, vulgar, flashy

Examples:
He deliberately chose a low-key tie with a subtle pattern. (not elaborate) We had to keep it quite, low-key because it was being filmed (toned-down) Perhaps her low-key tone is reflected in her work (not elaborate, low-profile)

Origins:
The term “low-key” derived from a photograph technique often used in noir movies, where the “key light” is placed in a low position, which causes hush tones and shadows.

Tear-jerker (noun (informal))

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Definitions:
A sentimental, story, film, or song calculated to evoke sadness or sympathy.

Examples:
As Bichir put it, his tear-jerker role is just the sort actors “die” for. (sympathetic) I’m not in the mood to see a tear-jerker. Let’s watch something funny instead. (sad)

Tips:
“Tear Jerker” or “Tear-jerker” is a slang term used to describe various melodramatic, stories and online media, that are meant to invoke feelings of sadness, sorrow or despair for the viewer.

Origins:
The word “tear-jerker” was first used in 1911, as a compound noun, used to describe newspaper stories about upsetting events.

Fishy (adjective)

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Definitions:
Inspiring doubt or suspicion; cold or expressionless.

Synonyms:
;, suspicious, dubious, suspect, queer, peculiar, questionable

Examples:
The sudden knockout was fishy., Webbers’s account of what he was doing that evening smells a bit fishy to me., I’m convinced there is something fishy going on., There was something’s fishy about the way he’s acting