17 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). Brevity
Meaning: Conciseness, concision, pith, briefness, shortness, compression, crispness
Definition: concise and exact use of words in writing or speech
Usage: The staff will edit manuscripts with a view to brevity and clarity.

2). Feeble
Meaning: Weak, weakly, puny, infirm, delicate, sickly, ailing, failing, helpless, powerless
Definition: lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.
Usage: By now, he was too feeble to leave his room

3). Miserable
Meaning: Unhappy, sad, dejected, depressed, downcast, downhearted, glum, gloomy, blue, forlorn
Definition: (of a person) wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable
Usage: Their happiness made Anne feel even more miserable

4). Scanty 
Meaning: meagre, scant, minimal, limited, modest, restricted, sparse
Definition: small or insufficient in quantity or amount.
Usage: They paid whatever they could out of their scanty wages to their families

5). Brutal
Meaning: savage, cruel, bloodthirsty, vicious, barbaric, wicked, harsh
Definition: savagely violent
Usage: A brutal murder.

6). Filthy
Meaning: dirty, mucky, grimy, muddy, murky, slimy, unclean
Definition: disgustingly dirty.
Usage: A filthy hospital with no sanitation

7). Combat
Meaning: battle, fighting, action, conflict, armed conflict, war, warfare
Definition: fighting between armed forces.
Usage:  Five Hurricanes were shot down in combat.

8). Obstinate
Meaning: Stubborn, headstrong, wilful, unyielding, inflexible, dogged, inexorable
Definition: stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so
Usage: Her obstinate determination to pursue a career in radio.

9). Eloquent   
Meaning: persuasive, expressive, articulate, fluent
Definition: fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
Usage: An eloquent speech.

10). Impetuous
Meaning: impulsive, rash, hasty, reckless, heedless, foolhardy, injudicious, unthinking
Definition: acting or done quickly and without thought or care
Usage: She might live to rue this impetuous decision.


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