22 Jun 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). Predilection
Meaning: Liking, taste, weakness, soft spot, preference
Definition: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Usage: your predilection for pretty girls.

2). Devout
Meaning: pious, religious, devoted, dedicated, reverent, God-fearing, believing, spiritual
Definition: having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment
Usage: She was a devout Catholic.

3). Wrath
Meaning: Anger, rage, fury, annoyance, indignation
Definition: extreme anger.
Usage: He hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father's wrath.

4). Brutalise
Meaning : Desensitise, harden, toughen, case-harden, inure
Definition: make (someone) cruel, violent, or insensitive to the pain of others by repeated exposure to violence.
Usage: He had been brutalised in prison and become cynical.

5). Pinnacle
Meaning: Highest Level, peak, height, top, climax
Definition: the most successful point; the culmination.
Usage: He had reached the pinnacle of his career.

6). Cease
Meaning: Stop, halt, end, conclude, finish
Definition: come or bring to an end.
Usage: The hostilities ceased and normal life was resumed.

7). Denounce
Meaning: Condemn, criticize, attack, revile, reject
Definition: publicly declare to be wrong or evil
Usage: The Assembly denounced the use of violence.

8). Audacious
Meaning: Bold, daring, fearless, brave, unafraid
Definition: showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
Usage: A series of audacious takeovers.

9). Mollify
Meaning: Appease, pacify, humour, soothe, calm, still
Definition: appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).
Usage: Nature reserves were set up around the power stations to mollify local conservationists

10). Volatile
Meaning: Evaporative, vaporous, vaporescent
Definition: (of a substance) easily evaporated at normal temperatures.
Usage: Volatile solvents such as petroleum ether, hexane, and benzene.


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