2 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). Contingent
Meaning: chance, accidental, possible
Definition: subject to chance.
Usage: The contingent nature of the job.

2). Melancholy
Meaning: desolation, sadness, pensiveness, sorrow
Definition: a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
Usage: A feeling of melancholy descended on him.

3). Flippant
Meaning: superficial, shallow, carefree, irresponsible
Definition: not showing a serious or respectful attitude.
Usage: A flippant remark.

4). Obscene
Meaning: shocking, hateful, evil
Definition: offending against moral principles; repugnant.
Usage: It was the most obscene crime he had ever encountered.

5). Elicit
Meaning: obtain, bring out, extract
Definition: evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
Usage: The police claimed that his fingerprints had been found in order to elicit admissions from him.

6). Crafty
Meaning: cunning, artful, tricky
Definition: clever at achieving one's aims by indirect or deceitful methods.
Usage: A crafty crook faked an injury to escape from prison.

7). Exigency
Meaning: need, demand, requirement
Definition: an urgent need or demand.
Usage: Women worked long hours when the exigencies of the family economy demanded it.

8). Bewilder
Meaning: confound, puzzle, mystify
Definition: cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused.
Usage: She was bewildered by his sudden change of mood.

9). Didactic
Meaning: instructive, educational, informative
Definition: Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
Usage: A didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice.

10). Effete
Meaning: affected, ineffectual, artificial, studied
Definition: affected, over-refined, and ineffectual.
Usage: Effete trendies from art colleges.

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