Difficult Words :

Soporific and Solvent

Difficult Words : Soporific and Solvent

Solvent (SOL vent) adj: not broke or bankrupt, able to pay one's bills

Jerry didn't hope to become a millionaire. All he wanted to do was to remain solvent.

The struggling company was battered but still solvent after it paid its billion-dollar fine for selling exploding Christmas ornaments.

To be broke is to be insolvent.

An insolvent company is one that can't cover its debts.

The state of being solvent is called solvency.

The state of being insolvent is called insolvency.

Soporific (SOP uh RIF ik) adj: sleep inducting, extremely boring, very sleepy

The doctor calmed his hysterical patient by injecting him with some sort of soporific medication.

Sam's soporific address was acknowledged not by applause but by a chorus of snores.

The soporific creature from the bottom of the sea lay in a gigantic blob on the beach for several days and then roused itself enough to consume the panic-stricken city.

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