Unusual Words For Assignments

Do you ever find yourself writing an assignment and becoming lost for words? Some refer to this phenomenon as ‘writers block’ whilst others refer to it as another excuse to stop studying to watch Netflix. In any event, Wise Owl Research has compiled this Unusual Words For Assignments guide to help you improve the quality of your assignments

We have taken care to select words that are seldom used in conventional literature but are very applicable to University assignments and dissertations. If you find this guide useful – do not forget to bookmark the page so that you can use it as a reference guide when completing your future assignments and dissertation

Simply click on each of the unsual words to reveal a definition and see the word used in a sentace too

Unusual Words For Assignments(1)

Definition: Arouse interest or curiosity

‘in 2007 that their interest in developing life-changing drugs really piqued’

a deviation of a system, moving object, or process from its regular or normal state or path, caused by an outside influence

‘I decided to see a therapist to determine the root cause of my recent perturbations’

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

‘he is sanguine about prospects for the global economy’

(of circumstances or conditions) very bad; deplorable

Getting Brexit right and avoiding the government’s lamentable deal will allow the economy to grow

lasting for a very short time

‘They thought the shares were undervalued as the issues with sales were likely to be emphemeral’

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virtually the same as

‘the resignations were tantamount to an admission of guilt’

beginning to happen or develop

‘incipient price increases could mean that the economy is overheating’

virtually the same as

in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling

The manager vehemently denied the new policy was because of the high proportion of smokers in the company

involving or limited to basic principles

‘the research on frog spawn was by no means a rudimentary concept’

come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble

“the teacher had convened a meeting with the most intellectual students’

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The next batch of unusual words for assignments have been selected to conflate a mixture of rare and more standard words that can be used in your assignments. You will find that some of these are more applicable to certain subjects but they are always worth noting just in case they prove to be useful in one of your assignments

Unusual Words For Assignments(2)

a temporary prohibition of an activity

There were certain factors beyond the rig opportaor’s control such as a drilling moratorium in reply to an well blowout’

(of an organization or system) large, powerful, indivisible, and slow to change

Analysts say that the monolithic nature of Tesco will make changes very difficult

beginning to happen or develop

‘incipient price increases could mean that the economy is overheating’

the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities

‘a paucity of belief was evident in the team’s perfomances’

something that serves as a sign or evidence of a specified fact

‘the company’s profits were testament to the quality of the management team’

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having an external cause or origin

‘the bank was more concerned about exogenous factors caused by the US and China trade war’

an early symptom indicating the onset of a disease or illness

The drop in sales were a prodrome for the profit warning that came later in the year

serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept

‘the bright blue sky was emblematic of the team’s excellent performances’

the highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination

‘I suppose when I look back, working for Barclays Bank was the apogee of my career’

blend closely

his political beleiefs seemed interwoven with his sympathy for the poor

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Our Unusual Words for Assignments Guide was compiled by some of our freelance Editing & Improvement team. You can have a team member edit and improve your assignment to help directly improve your grade

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