27 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). Yearn
Meaning: long, pine, crave
Definition: have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from.
Usage: She yearned for a glimpse of him.

2). Rebellion
Meaning: uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, revolution
Definition: an act of armed resistance to an established government or leader.
Usage: Troops were sent into the area to suppress the rebellion.

3). Utopian
Meaning: unworldly, non-materialistic, immaterial
Definition: modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic.
Usage: A utopian community of farmers and skilled craftsmen.

4). Relevant
Meaning: pertinent, applicable, apposite, material
Definition: closely connected or appropriate to the matter in hand.
Usage: What small companies need is relevant advice.

5). Shrewd
Meaning: sharp, clever, intelligent
Definition: having or showing sharp powers of judgement; astute.
Usage: She was shrewd enough to guess the motive behind his gesture.

6). Winsome
Meaning: appealing, engaging, charming, winning
Definition: attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way.
Usage: This is his winsome daughter.

7). Ridiculous
Meaning: laughable, absurd, comical, funny, humorous
Definition: deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.
Usage: The car looked ridiculous with a yellow child's cot strapped to the roof

8). Succinct
Meaning: concise, short, brief, tight
Definition: (especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed.
Usage: He gave a succinct résumé of the economic situation.

9). Temporal
Meaning: secular, non-spiritual, worldly
Definition: relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.
Usage: The Church did not imitate the secular rulers who thought only of temporal gain.

10). Prodigal
Meaning: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, improvident
Definition: spending money or using resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
Usage: Prodigal habits die hard.

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