14 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). Anomaly
Meaning: Oddity, peculiarity, irregularity, inconsistency, incongruity, quirk
Definition:  something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected
Usage: There are a number of anomalies in the present system
                
2). Equivocal
Meaning: hazy, foggy, vague, indefinite, inexplicit, nebulous, borderline
Definition:  (of a person) using ambiguous or evasive language
Usage: The equivocal nature of her remarks

3). Lucid
Meaning: cogent, coherent, communicative, articulate, eloquent
Definition: expressed clearly; easy to understand
Usage: A lucid account

4). Precipitate
Meaning: bring about, cause, lead to, occasion, trigger, provoke, hasten
Definition:  (cause (an event or situation, typically one that is undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely
Usage: The incident precipitated a political crisis

5). Assuage
Meaning: relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, calm, reduce, lower, dilute
Definition:  make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense
Usage: The letter assuaged the fears of most members


6). Erudite
Meaning: Learned, scholarly, well educated, well read, civilized
Definition:  having or showing great knowledge or learning
Usage: Ken could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion

7). Antipathy
Meaning: hostility, antagonism, aversion, animus, opposition, enmity, hate, loathing
Definition:  a deep-seated feeling of aversion
Usage: His fundamental antipathy to capitalism

8). Opaque
Meaning: Non-transparent, cloudy, filmy, blurred, misty, dirty, dingy
Definition:  not able to be seen through; not transparent
Usage: Bottles filled with a pale opaque liquid

9). Bolster
Meaning: Pillow, cushion, pad, support, rest
Definition:  a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support
Usage: The fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence

10). Deride
Meaning: ridicule, mock, jeer at, scoff at, make fun of, pillory
Definition:  express contempt for; ridicule
Usage: The decision was derided by environmentalists


   
 



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