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200 BM Daily Vocabulary #190 | umpteen

September 13, 2019

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Today’s word is: umpteen. The meaning of umpteen is: extremely large number of things, relatively large but unspecified in number, a lot of something

In this English vocabulary lesson you will learn how to use the word umpteen. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.

The word umpteen is used to express a huge magnitude or quantity of something. It does not specify an exact number but a large number.

For example, the examination pattern has undergone a change umpteen number of times.

Listen carefully how we can use the word umpteen in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.

Example number 1 of 8:  The marketing consultant reported that her client company had umpteen products for the urban market, but the need of the rural market was not fulfilled. She recommended that the company must develop products suitable for the rural market.  

Example number 2 of 8: Umpteen cases were filed by the citizens against the growing nuisance of illegal constructions in the city. The judge scrutinized the details and asked the local administration to take appropriate action about the same.

Example number 3 of 8:  The industry veteran was speaking at a graduation ceremony as a chief guest. He described his initial days of struggle as a daily wages worker and the eventual rise as an industrialist. The audience was ecstatic and their claps interrupted his speech umpteen times.

Example number 4 of 8: Samira shifted to another town due to transfer of job. She had to make arrangements for her stay. She took the help of a broker and checked out umpteen houses. Finally, she found a room as a paying guest close to her working place.

Example number 5 of 8:  The chemists in the town had to comply with umpteen rules and regulations. They appealed to the government for relaxation of some of the rules so that they can serve the customers more effectively.

Example number 6 of 8:  Agatha Christie, the renowned novelist wrote umpteen novels and plays over a period of 40 years. Many of her works have been translated and adapted in multiple languages around the world.

Example number 7 of 8: Mrs. Nawathe retired as the principal of a school after a distinguished service of thirty five years.  She had trained umpteen students during her stint as a teacher and they sent her their greetings on this occasion from all over the world.

Example number 8 of 8: The research team made umpteen attempts to invent the exact chemical formula for the new product of the company. They persevered for almost a year to get a breakthrough. Ultimately, an article in an international publication was a clue for them to accomplish the task on hand.

Today we learnt the word umpteen which means extremely large number of things, relatively large but unspecified in number, a lot of something.

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