English Vocabulary (Meaning-Usage) Reference- “The Hindu”:
Meaning: Disadvantaged, Poor, destitute
Definition: suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits.
Usage: The charity cares for destitute and deprived children.
Meaning: Thin, skeletal, bony
Definition: abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.
Usage: she was so emaciated she could hardly stand.
Meaning: Convince, Make, get, influence
Definition: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Usage: it wasn't easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing.
Meaning: Demolish, Knock down, pull down, clear
Definition: clear (ground) or destroy (buildings, trees, etc.) with a bulldozer.
Usage: developers are bulldozing the site.
Meaning: Inculcate, Implant, fix, impress
Definition: gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person's mind.
Usage: The standards her parents had instilled into her.
Meaning: Self-effecting, quiet, modest
Definition: not conspicuous or attracting attention.
Usage: The service was unobtrusive and efficient.
Meaning: Difficult, tricky
Definition: causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with.
Usage: Some awkward questions.
Meaning: Bring Up, care for, look after
Definition: care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
Usage: Jarrett was nurtured by his parents in a close-knit family.
Meaning: Adjust, habituate, acculturate, harden
Definition: become accustomed to a new climate or new conditions; adjust.
Usage: it's unknown whether people will acclimatise to increasingly warm weather.
Meaning: Difficulty, problem, barrier, obstacle
Definition: a problem or difficulty that must be overcome.
Usage: Many would like to emigrate to the United States, but face formidable hurdles.
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