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Loud and unpleasant sound, deafening noise
The cacophony of the sound system of the musical brand irritated the crowd.
The cacophony of barking dogs in my neighborhood keeps me awake all night.
The whole school was brimming with protesting students with their cacophony of voices all day. Despite that, the school management did not pay attention to their unreasonable demands.
Everyone in the concert was praising the cacophony voice of the singer. (Melodious)
Be empathetic with patients and maintain cacophony in the hospital. (Silence)
Quick or witty retaliatory reply to a remark or question
She is known for having an excellent riposte to her insult.
A good student does not respond with a sharp riposte to his teachers.
Everyone was amazed by my riposte when they tried to bully me. They were not expecting such a clever retort from a fresher.
I was hired because I correctly riposte to all the questions asked by the interviewer. (Answered)
Can I riposte why you blocked my number? (ask)
By the chance occurrence of events that end up pleasantly or beneficially.
What a serendipity to find this amazing place during a random drive.
You win the lottery by serendipity, not by hard work.
Before my departure to Canada, I went to the hospital for a medical examination. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, it turned out to be a serendipity as it was a timely diagnosis, and chances of recovery were abundant.
I still remember the serendipity of losing my loved ones. (Tragedy)
I lost my job, house, and family; I am amazed by so much serendipity in my life. (misfortune)
Appreciating someone for making a good or clever remark during an argument
I said “touché” when the politician’s response silenced the rude reporter.
“Touche” is all I can say as you put me in place with your clever retort.
During the English class, Adam pointed out a mistake made by his college professor. Instead of saying “touche” the professor created an argument out of this and insulted Adam.
He got a “touche” from his friend for not paying heed to the bullies. (Praise)
Your verbal comeback is not worth my appreciation, “touche”. (how disappointing, shame)
A complete failure or a major disaster
The show was a fiasco as the male actor forgot his lines and his female partner fell off the stage.
There was a fiasco in the examination hall as the students sat unprepared and perplexed.
The media is criticizing the cricket team for poor performance in the world cup matches. The inability of the chief selector to find talented players, lack of merit, country’s poor economic condition are some of the reasons behind this fiasco. It’s a failure for the whole cricket board, not just the players.
The meeting was a fiasco as we got two lucrative projects. (Success)
Spider-Man is a fiasco movie as it ranked at the top of the box office this year. (Blockbuster)
Extreme confusion, perplexed
The owner was flummoxed by the missing legal documents.
The doctor was flummoxed to see such unusual symptoms.
Being a therapist, I have handled many people with different issues. However, I have never seen such a delusional person before, so I am quite flummoxed about how to deal with this patient.
I was flummoxed by the question paper because I was well prepared. (Clear)
I am flummoxed enough to successfully tackle this problem. (Confident)
Persuade someone with flattery and praises
With good grades and some housework, Allen managed to cajole his parents for a hiking trip.
With treats and praises, I was able to cajole my puppy into the crate.
I tried several times to cajole him to return my money. Now the options I have are either to forget about the money or get him to legal proceedings.
An innocent poor man cajoled the authorities to cancel his utility bills. (Requested)
The teacher cajoled all students about the complete procedure of the experiment. (Guided)
Dressed up in a classy fashion, Neat and elegant look
I am going to purchase the best outfit for a dapper look.
He was famous in the school because of his dapper outfits.
Wearing a nice suit with a bow tie, elegant shoes, and a sweet contented smile on his face; Harry was looking very dapper. Everyone admired his look when he got to the stage.
I got intimidated by the dapper look of a stranger. (Scruffy)
I am looking very dapper in old and torn clothes. (Messy)
A very detail-oriented person, having high standards
Sarah was so fastidious in vacuuming every corner of the house.
His fastidious character makes him one of the best event organizers in town.
I have spent two months preparing this marketing proposal. Now I am quite confident that it will pass the fastidious standards of my boss.
I lost my phone twice due to my fastidious nature. (Inattentive)
Due to the fastidious requirements of this company, an inexperienced person can get a job here. (Mediocre)
Extremely irritable, bad-tempered person
A peevish person remains unhappy as he makes others unhappy.
Many workers have left the company due to the peevish behaviors of the boss.
I was happy to become a caretaker of this cute child. However, he turned out to be a peevish child as soon as his mother walked out of my house.
Everyone loves Rebecca due to his peevish nature (sweet, kind)
The peevish boss has kept a friendly environment in the office. (affable)