17 May 2016

English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”

English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”
English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”:
Dear Readers, list of important English Vocabulary words, and its meaning with example sentence were given here. Candidates those who are preparing for banking and all competitive exams can use this.

1). Cantankerous
Meaning: bad-tempered, irascible, irritable
Definition: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.
Usage: He can be a cantankerous old fossil at times.

2). Affluent
Meaning: wealthy, rich, prosperous
Definition: (especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
Usage: The affluent societies of the western world.

3). Destitute
Meaning: poor, down and out, impoverished
Definition: extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself.
Usage: The charity cares for destitute children.

4). Aloof
Meaning: distant, remote, unresponsive
Definition: not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
Usage: They were courteous but faintly aloof.

5). Congenial
Meaning: like-minded, compatible, kindred
Definition: (of a person) pleasing or liked on account of having qualities or interests that are similar to one's own.
Usage: His need for some congenial company.

6). Copious
Meaning: abundant, plentiful, extensive
Definition: abundant in supply or quantity.
Usage: She took copious notes.

7). Libertine
Meaning: playboy, rake, romeo
Definition: a person, especially a man, who freely indulges in sensual pleasures without regard to moral principles.
Usage: His image as an unbridled libertine is a total myth.

8). Scant
Meaning: little, minimal, limited
Definition: barely sufficient or adequate.
Usage: Companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations.

9). Pellucid
Meaning: transparent, clear, bright
Definition: translucently clear.
Usage: Mountains reflected in the pellucid waters.

10). Meagre
Meaning: inadequate, insufficient, short
Definition: (of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.
Usage: They were forced to supplement their meagre earnings.

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