Word Groups - 18

Group 1: Words related to the sentiment of indecency 

A good number of words based on the sentiment of indecency and moral looseness can be learnt together as a cluster. These words are explored below:

  • Banal: Repeated too often.
  • Obscene: Offensive or outrageous to accepted standards of decency or modesty.
  • Licentious: Sexually unrestrained or promiscuous.
  • Raunchy: Vulgar; sexually explicit.
  • Bawdy: Indecent; vulgar.
  • Profligate: Shamelessly immoral or debauched.
  • Ribald: Humorously vulgar
  • Salacious: Characterized by lust
  • Immodest: Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
  • Indelicate: In violation of good taste even verging on the indecent
Group 2: Words related to incompetence 
In this cluster, we explore a set of words that are related to incompetence and not being proficient in what you do.
The related group of words is:
  • Gauche: Unskillful; awkward; tactless.
  • Inept: Displaying a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; foolish.
  • Bumbling: To move, act, or proceed clumsily.
  • Gawky: Awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture; clumsy.
  • Bungling: To work or act inefficiently.
  • Blundering: Commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake.
  • Inexpert: Lacking professional skill or expertise.
  • Halting: Fragmentary or halting from emotional strain.
  • Lumbering: Slow and laborious because of weight.
The two clusters above showcase how the method of cluster formation can be used for expanding your word-power. Use this method and your vocabulary database will surely grow exponentially.
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