Difficult Words :

Visionary and Virulent





Difficult Words: Visionary and Virulent

Virulent (VIR uh lunt) adj: extremely poisonous, malignant, full of hate

The virulent disease quickly swept through the community, leaving many people dead and many more people extremely ill.

The snake was a member of particularly virulent breed. Its bite could kill an elephant.

Jonathan is a virulent antifeminist. He says that all women should sit down and shut up and do what he tells them to.

To be virulent is to be characterized by virulence. Virulent is related to virus, not to virile which means manly.




Visionary (VIZH uh NER ee) n: a dreamer, someone with impractical goals or ideas about the future

My uncle was a visionary, not a businessman. He spent too much time tinkering with his antigravity generator and not enough time working in his plumbing business.

The candidate was a visionary. He had a lot of big ideas but no realistic plan for putting them into practice.

Visionary can also be an adjective. A Visionary proposal is an idealistic and usually impractical proposal.


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