11 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). Authentic
Meaning: Genuine, original, real, actual, pukka, bona fide, ture, veritable
Definition: of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.
Usage: The letter is now accepted as an authentic document.

2). Predilection
Meaning: Liking, fondness, preference, partially, taste, penchant, weakness, leaning, bias, love
Definition: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Usage: Your predilection for pretty girls.

3). Devout
Meaning: pious, religious, devoted, dedicated, reverent, believing, godly
Definition: having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.
Usage: She was a devout Catholic

4). Inadvertently  
Meaning: accidentally, by accident, unwittingly
Definition: without intention; accidentally
Usage: His name had been inadvertently omitted from the list.

5). Lunacy
Meaning: insanity, madness, mental illness, dementia, mania, frenzy
Definition: the state of being a lunatic; insanity (not in technical use).
Usage: It has been suggested that originality demands a degree of lunacy.


6). Reprimand
Meaning: rebuke, reproof, admonition, reproach, reproval, scolding
Definition: a formal expression of disapproval.
Usage: The golfer received a reprimand for a breach of rules.

7). Endeavour
Meaning: try, attempt, venture, undertake, aspire, aim
Definition: try hard to do or achieve something.
Usage:  He is endeavouring to help the Third World.

8). Blunt
Meaning: Not sharp, unsharpened, dull, worn, edgeless
Definition: (of a cutting implement) not having a sharp edge or point.
Usage: A blunt knife.

9). Prerogative
Meaning: entitlement, right, privilege, advantage, due, birthright
Definition: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.
Usage: In some countries, higher education is predominantly the prerogative of the rich.

10). Sycophant
Meaning: toady, creep, crawler, fawner, flatterer, flunkey, truckler, groveller, minion,
Definition: a person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.

Usage: My sister is a shallow sycophant who will flatter anyone for a free designer handbag.

  

 



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