1 Jul 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). Brutalize
Meaning: attack, abuse, assault, beat, thump, pummel, pound
Definition: treat (someone) in a savage and violent way
Usage: They brutalize and torture persons in their custody.

2). Cantankerous
Meaning: irritable, cross, fraction, testy, touchy
Definition: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.
Usage: He can be a cantankerous old fossil at times.

3). Obstacle
Meaning: Barrier, hurdle, stumbling block, bar, block, problem, deterrent, handicap
Definition: a thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress.
Usage: The major obstacle to achieving that goal is money.

4). Trite
Meaning: hackneyed, banal, cliched, vapid, ordinary
Definition: (of a remark or idea) lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse.
Usage: This point may now seem obvious and trite.

5). Derision
Meaning: Mockery, ridicule, jeering, sneers, scoffing
Definition: contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
Usage: My stories were greeted with derision and disbelief.

6). Meandering
Meaning: winding, windy, zigzag, turning, curving, twisting, snaky
Definition: following a winding course.
Usage: Meandering rivers flow at vastly different rates.

7). Fervent
Meaning: impassioned, intense, ardent, sincere, feeling, heartfelt
Definition: having or displaying a passionate intensity.
Usage: A fervent supporter of the revolution.

8). Florid
Meaning: rubby, red, rosy, red faced, pinkish
Definition: having a red or flushed complexion.
Usage: A stout man with a florid face.

9). Unanimity
Meaning: agreement, accord, concord, unity, union, solidarity
Definition: agreement by all people involved; consensus.
Usage: There is almost complete unanimity on this issue.

10). Vice
Meaning: immorality, wrong, badness, wickedness, evil, impurity
Definition: immoral or wicked behaviour.
Usage: An open sewer of vice and crime.



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