Difficult Words :

Singular and Servile

Difficult Words : Singular and Servile

Servile (SUR vil) adj: submissive and subservient, like a servant

Cat lovers sometimes say that dogs are too servile. They follow their owners everywhere and slobber all over them at every opportunity.

The horrible boss demanded servility from his employees. When he said, “Jump!" he expected them to ask, "How high?"

A very similar word is slavish (SLAY vish) which means even more subservient than servile. Slavish devotion to a cause is devotion in spite of everything.

An artist's slavish imitator would be an imitator who imitated everything about the artist.

Singular (SING gyuh lur) adj: unique, superior, exceptional, strange

Dale had the singular ability to stand on one big toe for several hours at a stretch.

The man on the train had a singular deformity. Both of his ears were on the same side of his head.

A singularity is a unique occurrence. Singularity is also the quality of being unique.

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