18 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). Hinge
Meaning: depend, hang, rest, turn, pivot, centre, be conditional
Definition: attach or join with or as if with a hinge
Usage: The ironing board was set into the wall and hinged at the bottom.

2). Ballot
Meaning: Vote, poll, election, straw poll, plebiscite
Definition: a system of voting secretly and in writing on a particular issue.
Usage: A strike ballot

3). Disenchant
Meaning: disillusioned, disappointed, let down, fed up, discontented
Definition: cause (someone) to be disappointed
Usage: He may have been disenchanted by the loss of his huge following

4). Cohort 
Meaning: unit,  outfit, force
Definition: an ancient Roman military unit, comprising six centuries, equal to one tenth of a legion.
Usage: A cohort of civil servants patiently drafting legislation

5). Presumption
Meaning: brazenness, audacity, boldness, temerity, front, pertness, forwardness
Definition: behaviour perceived as arrogant, disrespectful, and transgressing the limits of what is permitted or appropriate
Usage: He lifted her off the ground, and she was enraged at his presumption.

6). Bigoted
Meaning: prejudiced, biased, partial, one-sided, dectarian, discriminatory
Definition: obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, and intolerant towards other people's beliefs and practices.
Usage: A bigoted group of reactionaries

7). persuade
Meaning: prevail on, induce, win someone over, coax, convince, make get
Definition: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Usage:  It wasn't easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing.

8). Persona
Meaning: image, face, public face, character, personality, identity, self
Definition: the aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others
Usage: Her public persona.

9). Astonish   
Meaning: surprise, stagger, startle, stun, confound, dumbfound
Definition: surprise or impress (someone) greatly.
Usage: You never fail to astonish me.

10). Vicious
Meaning: brutal, savage, violent, dangerous, ruthless, heartless, callous, cruel
Definition: deliberately cruel or violent
Usage: A vicious assault.


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