16 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). Extirpate
Meaning: Weed out, eradicate, stamp out, root out, eliminate, suppress
Definition: eradicate or destroy completely
Usage: Timber wolves were extirpated from New England more than a century ago.

2). Mirth
Meaning: merriment, high spirits, levity, revelry, fun, enjoyment, jollity
Definition: amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.
Usage: His six-foot frame shook with mirth

3). Sagacious
Meaning: wise, clever, intelligent, knoledegeable, sensible
Definition: having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd
Usage: They were sagacious enough to avoid any outright confrontation

4). Sabbatical 
Meaning: furlough, leave of absence, recess, ime off, break, holiday, liberty, vacation
Definition: a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked
Usage: She's away on sabbatical

5). Seemly
Meaning: decorous, proper, becoming, fitting, suitable, apt
Definition: conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste; decorous
Usage: I felt it was not seemly to observe too closely.

6). Shrew
Meaning: virago, dragon, vixen, cat, fishwife, witch, hellcat, she-devil
Definition: a bad-tempered or aggressively assertive woman.
Usage: The girls became shrews and harridans

7). Hegemony
Meaning: Leadership, dominance, dominion, suoremacy, asendancy, power, control, mastery
Definition: leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.
Usage:  Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871.

8). Sadistic
Meaning: callous, barbarous, bestial, vicious, brutal, cruel, savage, cold-blooded, inhuman, ruthless, heartless
Definition: deriving pleasure from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others
Usage: She took a sadistic pleasure in tormenting him.

9). Facile   
Meaning: simplistic, superficial, oversimple, schematic, black and white
Definition: ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.
Usage: Facile generalizations.

10). Quack
Meaning: swindler, charlatan, rogue, villain, fraud, trickster
Definition: a person who dishonestly claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine.
Usage: A quack doctor.


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