4 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). Tangible
Meaning: touchable, material, physical, real
Definition: perceptible by touch.
Usage: The atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible.

2). Vilify
Meaning: disparage, defame, abuse
Definition: speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
Usage: He has been vilified in the press.

3). Pertinent
Meaning: relevant, suitable, fitting
Definition: relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Usage: She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.

4). Inherit
Meaning: become heir to, come into/by, be left
Definition: receive (money, property, or a title) as an heir at the death of the previous holder.
Usage: She inherited a fortune from her father.

5). Equivocal
Meaning: indefinite, ambiguous, inexact
Definition: open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous.
Usage: He has always been equivocal about the meaning of his lyrics.

6). Urbane
Meaning: cultured, elegant, worldly
Definition: (of a person, especially a man) courteous and refined in manner.
Usage: The urbane and scholarly former information minister.

7). Zeal
Meaning: passion, committedness, fire
Definition: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
Usage: His zeal for privatization.

8). Remorse
Meaning: deep regret, sorrow, shame
Definition: deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed.
Usage: They were filled with remorse and shame.

9). Poignant
Meaning: touching, moving, sad
Definition: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Usage: A poignant reminder of the passing of time.

10). Portray
Meaning: paint, draw, picture
Definition: depict (someone or something) in a work of art or literature.
Usage: The ineffectual Oxbridge dons portrayed by Evelyn Waughs.




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