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Today's Word : Aplomb
July 27, 2007
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Word of 27th July 2007: A Word A Day-Aplomb


Aplomb



( Noun )


Aplomb : (ap-lemp')

A firm belief in one's own powers, A stable and calm state of the emotions

Contextual Examples:

In the interview, he answered all the questions with a perfect
aplomb

Wellington's nonchalance and
aplomb in the heat of battle always heartened his followers.

Christine started her new job filled with
aplomb.


Synonyms:

1. Self-possession

2. Balance

3. Calmness

4. Composure

5. Confidence

6. Coolness

7. Equanimity

8. Poise

9. Self-assurance

10. Stability

11. Self-confidence

Contextual Examples:

He showed a remarkable
composure in a difficult situation.

There is a lack of
confidence in the current government.

I admire his
coolness under pressure.

She is facing the prospect of her operation with cheerful
equanimity.


Antonyms:

1. Awkwardness

2. Chagrin

3. Confusion

4. Discomfiture

5. Discomposure

6. Embarrassment

7. Self-consciousness

Contextual Examples:

Much to his
chagrin, he came last in the race.

There is some
confusion about what the right procedure should be.

He persisted with his question despite his obvious
discomfiture.

She was overcome with
embarrassment at the idea.

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