Word Of The Week (WOW #22)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. WOW If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s the WOW for this week :

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Word:

Tyrannical

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

tyrannically: adverb

Pronunciation: 

/tɪˈranɪk(ə)l,tʌɪ-/

Meaning:

Exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.

Synonyms:

Dictatorial, despotic, autocratic, oppressive, repressive, arbitrary, anti-democratic.

Antonyms:

Democratic, liberal, easy-going.

Word Origin: 

Mid 16th century: from Old French tyrannique, via Latin from Greek turannikos, from turannos (see tyrant).

Use in sentence: 

  • A momentary quieting of her tyrannical appetite.
  • A tyrannical government.
  • He was a tyrannical ruler, and died suddenly in 1582.
  • So tyrannical, however, was his rule that in 1316 he was expelled by the popular fury.

Here are some images showing “tyrannical”:

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President Snow is one hell of a tyrannical ruler!

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