English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”:
Meaning: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived
Definition: lasting for a very short time.
Usage: Fashions are ephemeral: new ones regularly drive out the old.
Meaning: renounce, give up, part with, hand over
Definition: voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.
Usage: He relinquished his managerial role to become chief executive.
Meaning: revolutionary, rebel, multineer
Definition: a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
Usage: Government troops were fighting insurgents.
Meaning: bad-tempered, in an bad mood, sullen, gloomy
Definition: sullen and ill-tempered.
Usage: She was morose and silent when she got home.
Meaning: thrill, excite, make very happy
Definition: make (someone) feel very happy, animated, or elated.
Usage: She was exhilarated by the day's events.
Meaning: spoil, damage, injure
Definition: spoil the surface or appearance of (something), for example by drawing or writing on it.
Usage: A graffiti artist who defaced buildings and motorway bridges.
Meaning: disloyalty, faithlessness
Definition: the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the sovereign or government.
Usage: They were convicted of treason.
Meaning: obedience, faithfulness, loyalty
Definition: loyalty or commitment to a superior or to a group or cause.
Usage: Those wishing to receive citizenship must swear allegiance to the republic.
Meaning: unusual, anomalous, untypical, abnormal
Definition: a very unusual and unexpected event or situation.
Usage: The teacher says the accident was a total freak.
Meaning: follow-up, continuation
Definition: a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.
Usage: The film was successful enough to inspire a sequel.
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