1 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). Browbeat
Meaning: bully, hector, intimidate, force
Definition: intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words.
Usage: A witness is being browbeaten under cross-examination.

2). Conversant
Meaning: familiar with, acquainted with
Definition: familiar with or knowledgeable about something.
Usage: You need someone who is conversant with the new technology.

3). Elude
Meaning: evade, avoid, get away from
Definition: escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way.
Usage: He tried to elude the security men by sneaking through a back door.

4). Concise
Meaning: succinct, short, brief
Definition: giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.
Usage: A concise account of the country's history.

5). Lush
Meaning: luxuriant, rich, abundant
Definition: (of vegetation, especially grass) growing luxuriantly.
Usage: Lush greenery and cultivated fields.

6). Humane
Meaning: compassionate, kind, kindly
Definition: having or showing compassion or benevolence.
Usage: Regulations ensuring the humane treatment of animals.

7). Insidious
Meaning: cunning, stealthy, tricky
Definition: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.
Usage: The insidious erosion of rights and liberties.

8). Lenient
Meaning: merciful, forgiving, tolerant
Definition: (of a punishment or person in authority) more merciful or tolerant than expected.
Usage: The courts may be more lenient with female offenders.

9). Kindle
Meaning: light, ignite, spark
Definition: set (something) on fire.
Usage: He kindled a fire of dry grass.

10). Pathetic
Meaning: moving, touching, affecting
Definition: arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness.

Usage: She looked so pathetic that I bent down to comfort her.

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