Vocabulary Mondays – exacerbate

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  exacerbate

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning:  to intensify bitterness or violence

Word Usage:  The terrorist attacks EXACERBATED the already strained relations between the two countries.   (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

Vocabulary Mondays

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  pro-vin-cial-ism (noun)

Meaning:  Narrowness of mind resulting from lack of exposure to cultural or intellectual activity

Word Usage:  His PROVINCIALISM caused him to put his state before his country.